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Is Stratics currently recruiting reporters?

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by georox, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. georox

    georox Sage
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    Hello, I was wondering if Stratics is currently recruiting reporters for Ultima Online? I feel Chesapeake alone could use at least one more to keep news and events up to date for the players. Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Morpheus Mardox

    Morpheus Mardox UO Chesapeake News Manager
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    Yes we are! If your interested please pm me here or icq @ 99656289
     
  3. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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  4. Merik

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    For those who requested how I do the news

    This is how I normally do things for news reports on EM events.
    Not everyone does it this way.

    EM Events

    Attend the Hall of Commons each week or read the HoC
    report for EM event days and time.

    Always have an open text document.
    (Jot down notes as you go. Write what the EM
    or EM character is saying)

    Use MWSnap3 or print screen and paste into Paint.
    (Take 1-70 screenshots if you need to. I actually do about
    50 per news story of my journal and shots I think are just
    great. I try to get shots that could make it into the picture
    of the week and shots where the reader will say "Thats me!
    Thats me! I'm in the news!" So aim for something hehe)

    Have show names of approaching players/monsters turned on.
    (This will alert you when a EM character pops up)

    Always have your journal open on the right side of your screen
    stretched as far as it will go.

    Follow the EM character and actually pay attention to what he/she
    says EM Dudley is famous for tieing older RP events to the current one.
    So make sure you read all the news reports. Sometimes you can
    figure out what could happen next and sometimes Dudley will just
    blind side you with what he does next.

    Take the time to learn the EMs play style. How does EM Vladimere
    and EM Dudley roleplay? What are their favorite things to do?

    Play times... Vladimere doesn't play weekends so that leaves Dudley.
    During the week Vladimere pops on most of the days. I peg Dudley
    around Tue, Wed, Thur. So keep an eye on what they are focusing
    on and where they show up the most. Dudley can normally go from
    6pm - 1am. Vladimere normally hits up the afternoon - 11pm time frame.

    EM Characters Read their information in the directory. Remember what
    the character looks like and basic information on them. If an attack is
    happening in Moonglow you can bet Balandar will be apart of it. If its
    a crime or invasion Sheffield or Drake Foxx will be apart of it.

    Contact list Your contact list is your most resourceful tool. I suggest
    having every single Township leader on your icq list. They will most of
    the time alert you to an EM showing up or some township attack. They
    are also very helpful with information you may have missed. And if you
    feel you missed something really important then bug the EM. If you don't
    have a picture for the story ask your Icq list contacts. Sometimes the EM
    might take a screen shot so email them as well. My Icq go to people for
    informing me are

    Wildstar
    Tatania Karthina
    Zelda of Zed
    Luna Rossa
    Benito
    Prowler
    Ozog
    Winfield
    Demon Slayer
    Solus
    Gunga
    Rivi Ravenwyn
    Char Gar
    Daria Blackmoore
    Sheila
    Delta Butch
    PJ-Nyx
    Wat the tyler
    Necro
    Elijah Cross
    Yeoman
    Mirt
    Keitaro
    Ryo

    and I am sure I am missing more but thats off the top of my head.

    Check the EM forums. Refresh the EM forum. I do it every 15mins but
    you don't have to be a crazy person like me. Sometimes if you see
    the EM post they just might show up in game. Perfect example would
    be....

    EM Dudley posted a dream story Drake Foxx was having after
    Balandar died (It was late and I figured no way was he ingame) I
    checked anyways and found Commander Drake Foxx sitting at Balandar's
    table drinking ale. I icqed people up, they came and started to RP.
    (News story soon)

    It seems like ALLOT to do I know.... it really isn't. I just made it apart of
    my regular game play. Id say the biggest thing is to expand your icq
    contact list with as many people as possible.