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mmm... a thought... hey thats all... what would happen without EM Events

Discussion in 'UHall' started by THP, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. THP

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    hey dont jump on me.. it been a while since ni posted something like this

    soo realy what would happen to UO without live events

    i hate them btw... only because of the way people multishard/multitask / multi account

    [ but hey each to there own]

    if they dodnt exsist.... then what...

    folks would simply farm [mulitple accounts] the likes of #tangle etc etc

    so prices would drop like the bucket again... nothing to collect.. ie nothing new like the em events... end game boring...boring...

    ok we need the em events.. as without we dead in the water...

    but like i say.. with them we dead in the water...LOLZ...

    Enjoy UO ... i love the world.. i love UO...its just without the EM program i dislike LOLZ

    I simply seee we would be dead lomg ago... so heads up to players and EMs as i feel this is the UO blood.. and life we hopeand live for.. not me.. but it keeps my game living

    SALUTE!! the EMs and DEVs.....for keeping our game alone ticking and alive
     
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  2. Naitch

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    your post is kinda hard to read.

    so you think we are dead either with or without em events?
    ok....
     
  3. OREOGL

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    I can't tell if this was written by a Fourteen year old girl.

    The message got blurry when I started reading "LOLZ", so I stopped reading.

    Sorry.
     
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    It is kinda incoherent, something about not liking EM events but wondering if the game could survive without them - I think :shots:
     
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    SIGH I think what we have here is drunk forum posting. Kinda like drunk dialing, drunk texting, drunk facebooking or the hilarous drunk tweeting.
     
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    If I understand THP's post correctly. While he doesn't enjoy the events, he feels that the events are helping to keep people playing which keeps the game alive. Without the events people will farm more which will cause prices to drop. Less new content(events), more boredom, fewer players. So hats off to both the ems and devs for keeping the game alive. :)
     
  9. Lord Nabin

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    Folks,

    Please be respectful.

    He clearly said

    "hey dont jump on me.. it been a while since ni posted something like this":ymca:
     
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    The EM events are something I don't bother with due to too many flapping wings and multi-boxers, the events are just not fun.

    From the sound of things the EM events have to exist or there will not be enough rare items to sell for tons of gold and the game will end because it's boring. So those people would farm items instead and drop the prices of those items (down within reach of more players?) and the game will end because it's boring not to sell things for tons of gold.

    OP, there's more to this game than rares and goods to sell for tons of gold. I do neither of those things and find the game very entertaining because of all the other things that there are to do in this game that are so entertaining. Climb out of that game play niche your in and check out the rest of the game, there's a huge amount of things to do after 18 years of additions to this game and you'll quickly realize the loss of EM events and their pricy rares won't kill this game. :)
     
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  11. EM Emile Layne

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    I think it was intended as a compliment and I'll take it :)

    Cheers buddy :beer:
     
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    EM events are terrible, besides the lag they are all ....spawn stupidly op monster...kill stupidly op monster...tell the EM how great the event was stupidly thinking they control the drops.
     
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    You forgot "Sell item for stupidly ridiculous amount of gold"
     
  14. Smoot

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    plenty of people "collect" weapons and armor, which was revitalized with the global "shame loot". theres always something to collect in UO, always something to spend your gold on, useful or not. The difference is the sytle of player the game would have. Yes, the lack of EM events (tho we've seen this before but when the game was at its height) would mariginalize a significant portion of players, some of which enjoy other aspects of the game, some of which would leave.
     
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    if youve checked the trade forums lately, the most desirable EM items dont really sell for much more than the most desireable armor / weapons. and nothing compared to some things in the game like castles (yes, i realize this is only on atlantic where castles sell for 3b on average)
     
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    From what I understand, the EM's are NOT required to have a drop...recently on Origin I haven't seen many off-sharders, just us Originals who care about our EM's story's which are AWESOME! (Of course the off-sharders come to the ToL events)

    Last night we had to fight these guys:

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    Part of an on-going storyline, no drops just a lot of fun. (I wan't one of these IRL by the way...*cough Bonnie Cough* Make it happen!)

    While the EM Items do support a very large part of the UO Community (Rares Traders) They also hinder the community as well. I personally could care less, I enjoy the EM events, I attend them on several shards, not for items but to enjoy the hard work they put into their events.

    If it wasn't for the EM's...the game would be rather stagnant right now, so for all you EM's that put so much time and dedication into this game..THANK YOU!
     
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    *OP, there's more to this game than rares*. My understanding is that THP is enjoying the world of UO. Which is why he is glad we have events. I agree with that. I've not played as long as I wish(10 years) and still find things I love to do. But Saturdays never come fast enough. My friends are there to get me into trouble during the day. Then it is time for an event.:cheerleader: As my shard's reporter, I'll never get a drop instead I get to be part of the world EM Augustus provides. That's why I love events. Thank you so much for the UO world.

    *hint hint* need the fiction for our new gem hunt ;)
     
  18. MalagAste

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    You know the funny thing about those guys..... They can't be seen by anyone using the EC. Hows that for fun? Nothing like trying to fight and invisible mob.
     
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    Being bored is more about the player than the game. People get bored because they lack imagination.
     
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    Same thing that happened prior to EM events.

    People would host various events, RP or not and continue having fun with the game. EMs weren't around till about 5 years ago....not that long really and i remember before there were EMs. It was fine.
     
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    EM's have been around longer than 5 years.
     
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    mmm it was maybe one too many beer post...

    In shorthand .... top and bottom of UO...each to there own but...the EMs are doing a great job for the people that want that way of playing.......and i simply dont but maybe u do!!!...and as long as the EMs keep doing an event program then OUR game will survive...and i can play my own style and without the EM program iam pretty sure it would collapse/end...and i would be up **** creak too.....okies!!!

    my views.. this is a board for people to voice there own opinion...oh and to slag folk off that do voice there own opinion too i guess if that cant do enough havoc in general chat [whatever]
     
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    Hey Chaos drives thread views! But then again it needs to be organized chaos.
     
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    6 years, give or take.

    I applied and received the "At this time all positions for Event Moderator program are filled. However, we are keeping all applications on file as over the next six months some Event Moderators may not be able to fulfill their duties, or may be removed for other reasons," Dec. 18, 2008. EMs didn't start until the following year in 2009 as I recall. So my guess of 5 years is pretty close as they run together now.
     
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  26. Victim of Siege

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    It has been longer than that as well Kayhynn, there were two incarnations of EM's. They were removed at some point around 2007? not sure of the time frame. Then about 2008ish they brought them back. as you can see by this post here, there were event moderators in 2006
     
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    Since I've seen a lack of new content I personally find interesting, and most things are a continuous grind, events are the only thing that I continue to find worth while.

    Not a huge fan of the current PvP system. I think if VvV is tweaked some more, that could be fun. I also haven't invested a ton of time into it, so I could be missing out.

    I wouldn't play nearly as much if we didn't have events.

    The drop is also an incentive - who am I kidding? Who doesn't like pixel crack?
     
  28. Jirel of Joiry

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    The first EMs were removed for corruption and for putting Super-Uber items into the game without approval. That was the story I heard.
    I can tell you from my experience with the old EM system there was corruption. Does anyone remember the Zessler event? Zessler built the nightmare casino, then there was an invasion, then the casino was destroy. The award for fighting the invasion was a robe with the tag Raiment of the Zessler Guard. There were many of us that participated, were there when the EM handed out the robes and got squat. He claimed to run out and then less than 5 minutes later he was at brit bank handing 10 robes to a guy that didn't participate. The guy was a known rares collector...I'll let ya'll do the math. He is looong since gone from UO he quit playing. That's my experience, and what soured me on EM events for a long time.
     
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    If you don't like events don't do them. There. Everybody is happy now.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better. They can't craft EM events to fit every single player's preferred play style.

    No matter what changes were made to EM event structures, there would then be someone else who doesn't like it and would moan and groan about any little change.
     
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    It seems like the only thing I log onto UO for anymore is the events, buying dreadmares and glacial spellbooks.

    I have done just about everything in game, have enough resources to last me three lifetimes and enough gold to be comfortable. So EM events are the only thing that provide anything different or exciting for me. I am really excited to devour this new content when it gets here.
     
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    I think I have a different perspective. Ive come back to UO after several years away and find there is so much content I have never experienced. It is like a new game to me, yet it has the same nostalgic feel that has kept me coming back over the years and I am really enjoying it.

    I play UO almost as if its a single player game. In the 3 months I have been back I have not interacted with another player. Im running 3 accounts (one at a time) and have at least 10 characters im working on all the time while learning and experiencing whats new. I upgraded all accounts to stygian abyss and high seas. I do appreciate this site and uo guide for all the good information. I have zero interest in pvp and frankly no interest in the collectibles.

    I have never attended a player event and really dont plan to, but the great thing about UO is you are free to do whatever you find fun in the game. I enjoy soloing treasure chests and hope to take on some boss monsters and new content oneday when my character building is complete.

    Perhaps a minority but I am another type of player that is out there and paying and keeping UO running.
     
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    Clearly,

    this game will live on .... FOREVER!!!
     
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    I'm sure you'd find something else to complain about, don't worry.
     
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    INDEED...fingers crossed..but my point is.....
    The EM Events will help this happen.. Its one of the only things keeping a lot of people playing.. Kinda like Pokemon for adults - Uve Gotta get them all...
     
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    Personally...

    I think...that if the only thing keeping UO alive.... is EM events...lolz

    Then... the game should....probably.... just shut down. lolz.

    #mirite?
     
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    Personally I think the only thing keeping UO alive is the community, the people, and the endless adventure to explore and play as you like.

    PVP, EM Events, Idocs, PVM, Crafting, Home Design, Deco, Rares Collecting, Etc

    The list of possibilities goes on and on.
     
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    IMO what keeps UO alive is the community... and the fact that there just isn't a decent sandbox out there to replace UO.

    Most often if a game has one part from UO right it doesn't have something else.... Like it can have awesome graphics, super good content... but lacks housing... so it's not a viable alternative.

    If it has housing sometimes it is VERY limited housing... like no one but you can enter.... or you can't really do anything with the house... Or the content of the game sucketh...

    Or it has lots of things right... but it's a leveler game and once you reach "top" there isn't anything to do.

    Or it would be awesome but the PvP is crap and there isn't any "tram" so if you weren't in the day one... you will NEVER survive.

    Or it's pay to win..... and no one likes that.
     
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    the last few years i played, all i pretty much did was EM events, it got so time consuming i realized i was only playing to do EM events, part of what drove me to quit...
     
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    like i said my view...am i allowed to have my own view???
     
  43. Uvtha

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    I think what keeps UO alive is a relatively small number of die-hards that wouldn't quit the game for any reason, because of habit, nostalgia or just plain stubbornness. :D
     
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    You should have known before posting, no. :p
     
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  45. MalagAste

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    What she said ..... you know what they say about opinions... they are like... well you know everyone has but you just don't want to see them or hear from them.
     
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    "he said," no?
     
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    Oui.