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Discussion in 'UO Napa Valley' started by Ailish, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. Ailish

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    I would like to respectfully request you change the design of your new house in Luna. While I believe that everyone has the right to their own beliefs, UO is not the place, I feel, to so, um, enthusiastically display them as it is a game filled with diverse people from all over the world.

    Thank you ~

    Such a display INSIDE the walls, seen only to those who enter, I think would be fine
     
  2. Pacem

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    I am Pacem of Lake Austin Church, also known as Matthew on other shards.
    In defense of Nabin, he was not the one that designed that plot, it was I.
    This plot that you speak of will be the new location of the Napa Valley Church, study times still to be determined.
    The plot's current design is only temporary until church construction is complete. When it is complete, the current design will no longer exist, but there will be permenantly designed into the roof one to three crosses. Construction is projected to take until the end of the week, with deco taking a bit longer.
    One additional note: God can and does use any means He deems fit to reach others in His name. There are many in this game that can be reached that would not be able to be reached otherwise. And in His service, I will continue to do this until He calls me elsewhere, and until then, as long as I have the breath of life in my body.
    May your hunts be profitable and your friends be many. :)
     
  3. Ailish

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    I am sorry you feel in necessary to leave the current design in place ... given that not everyone shares the sentiments expressed by it. (posted before ingame convo)
     
  4. Picus of Napa

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    This is a joke right?
     
  5. Otis Firefly

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    yea.....uhm
    ..yea....i can already see whats going to happen here...this is Napa...
    1 church gets built for a religion
    2 someone builds a church for the opposite religion same style but reversed
    3 people get offended and pissed off at the reversed version
    4 everyone gets there churches burned, i mean re designed

    lol, i could be wrong, but for some reason i can see this play out into something messed...just my 2 cents
    ill go back to drinking now
    :shots:
     
  6. Lord_British

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    Soon everything will be disguised as Roleplaying...

    More drama for Napa...
     
  7. Pacem

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    Tis very real, friends!
    Our church on Lake Austin has been there for 4 years and has a thriving church family. There have not been any rival churches built yet there.
    Many years ago, before I started construction of the church on Lake Austin, I sent an email to EA asking permission to do such a thing. They emailed me back giving me permission to do so, and wished me luck. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I started construction, and thus started the UO ministry.
    Why does EA allow the church and the ministry to exist and continue?
    Well, firstly I believe it is by the grace of God that this is allowed to continue, because He truely loves us. As a result, through His grace we are allowed to do what we can to reach others in His name, as long as we do not bash the beliefs of others (which we have never done).
    Second, I have heard, a couple or so years back, a story another player related to me one day while I was witnessing on onother shard. This person said she paged a gm about my witnessing, and the person and the gm had a chat. This person asked the gm what if a rival church was put up, like for satanic worship. The gm threatened to action her (I believe it was a her, was so long ago) account, but she backed off right away saying it was only a hypothetical question. The gm continued in saying, according to her, that only Christianity is allowed in this game because of what it teaches... something no other religion can even come close to.

    This is a very interesting story for sure :). I do not know if such an incident really happened, but there you have it. So, if it is a true story, there is no worries of rival churches etc. If anyone ever did intend to do so, I suggest they email EA and ask permission as I have done.

    Have a blessed day. :)
     
  8. Picus of Napa

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    There goes the neighboorhood. Cult 2.0 to the rescue.
     
  9. Otis Firefly

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    The gm continued in saying, according to her, that only Christianity is allowed in this game because of what it teaches... something no other religion can even come close to.

    that! is a matter of opinion..
    and a pile of bull**** in my opinion...
    for a game with as many different types of people with very spread out beliefs..
    choosing one religion over another and threatening to take action against someone else for building a church for there religious worship because it is different then yours is complete and utter bull****...
    the same can be said about christianity!! and how would you feel if this person built there satanic church and you were the one threatened with action by a GM if you wanted to build yours?
    im not religious in any way....but i do know bull**** when i see it, and im seeing it lmao
    nothing wrong with the church!, dont get me wrong...but from what i just read there with that little remark coming from a GM in regards to one religion?
    uhm...*cough* bull****..
    Back to Drinking and being quiet again! lol
     
  10. Lord Nabin

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    Good Morning Friends,

    A year or so ago I started focusing on a transformation of the Luna Proper Area. With the desire to Bring Community focused establishments to our Shard. In that process I asked the community for ideas and desires.

    The results were actions like bringing Sir Kelek Rune Library which he moved from Lake Austin for us, The Deal or No Deal Studio run by Whispering Rose Radio, the old Give and Take Pub where you can drop off what you don't need and take what you do, Free vendor Rentals all over town in an effort to help the economy of Napa ( those frankly take a lot of work to monitor). Not to mention the several other projects in the works.

    One of the things that I have had several requests for over the last year or so was a Church to serve several purposes, a memorial to old players who have past, A nice place in town to get married within easy reach of a moongate, and lastly a place of worship.

    I have worked with the Lake Austin Church for a few years now and seen no negative response from the shard on lake Austin where they are set up in the nw Corner of Luna or Sonoma where the Chapel of Light stands on the north side of town for the last year.

    We have already had a chaple of Light Church building standing in Luna in the NE corner for almost a year now which was never Decoratred. I have never had any negative feedback regarding that church.

    I am realistic that not everyone on the shard will be enthusiastic about a actively running church here on Napa, However I think we all realize that you can not make everyone happy all of the time.

    There is a much stronger Christian movement on the Napa shard then most people realize and I have already had dozens of positive emails, icq's, and in game comments looking forward to the completion of the work.

    I have been a Christian for a long time and the idea of having a fully operational church for the members of the Body of Christ here in Ultima
    is no small undertaking, but as we learned in Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no Vision the People will Perish"

    As with any Church Construction. There is a tremendous amount of decor and design work to be done. Anyone wishing to contribute items or resources to the completion of the project please feel free to contact me and we will set up a way for you to do so with the projects lead designer.

    I am looking forward to this new Destination point inside Luna and the Lives that it will change over time.
     
  11. Otis Firefly

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    like i said
    if i leave the pub and burst into flames walking past that cross on my way into the bank area....then were having issues
    other then that!..i have no issues other then my previous post about the (only religion allowed) statement...even as a christian! ya have to see that as bull****.
     
  12. Ailish

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    No one complained about the Chapel of Light, Nabin, because it did not scream "Jesus Saves" in the design. It is elegant and inobtrusive - reminds me of one of the old churches here where I live, actually.

    Recall I stated in the first message that the current design (messages) happily house INSIDE walls and visible only to those who enter, would be agreeable. I am sorry, but I personally do not have any wish to walk by "Jesus Saves" everyday as I go to my vendor. While I appreciate spirituality, I do NOT appreciate open attempts to "convert the heathens".

    Religion has its place, just not in a video game ...most peeps play video game to escape reality
     
  13. Lord Nabin

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    Well It was an interesting conversation that he was given second hand.

    My recomendations stay in the Pub! :) Usually its where you can find me. lol You want me to put up a firestation on the other side of the church just in case? Hmm that would be an interesting build project.

    Were all good Otis.

    *Tips a glass of Ale to the Memory of Lord British*
     
  14. Otis Firefly

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    what about a casino/brothel? hahahaha jk
    yea i know...i'm wrong in so many ways but thats me!! lol
    and i agree with Ailish 100% and from what i hear! the original designs been changed abit?
     
  15. Lord Nabin

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    I was thinking a well designed Auction house next which could be used by anyone to run an auction inside the Luna area.

    I have not figured out how to rotate people in to run there auctions yet but I will figure something out.
     
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    i also can do weddings if you want please contact lord nabin or myself to see what the schedule is like ty
     
  17. Vision

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    Most people learned that in despise.

    But honestly, who cares what people do in the game? It's just a game if he wants to have a church let him have a church. If someone wants to have a satanic worship church let them have it too. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, it's real easy to just ignore it if you want to.
     
  18. Turdnugget

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    I sure hope this isn't really Tom Cruise plotting to suck in more followers.
     
  19. MorganaLeFey

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    If I had enough riches to buy a plot within the gates of Luna, I would build an abbey or sanctuary fit for noble knights, ladies, craftsmen (or craftsmaidens), damsels, urchins and all manner of humanity of the realm. This abbey will be dedicated to our Liege Lord British and the Britannian heritage (i.e. with all it's gods, mystics, wizards, arcanists, alchemists, witches, druids, pagans and what-have-yous)

    I can see it now, a great hall, a central Chapel with a high altar, chalice well, round table, abbot's kitchen a refectory, etc. Magnificent!

    But alas, my meager means prevent such a vision as yet. *sigh* Oh well.... I can dream can't I? LOL
     
  20. Lord Nabin

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    Hmm I think your pretty good at this vision stuff. Keep those ideas comming. You never know when I might ask you to do some design and deco work!! :)

    *Tips a Glass to the Memory of Lord British*
     
  21. I'm a little confused as the escape from reality part... It's only escape from reality if it fits your concept of reality?

    Perhaps Pacem is a buddist in real life, but is escaping from the everyday rigors of rubbing bellies and yoga to role play a christian...
     
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    Ya... but if i find a flyer on my steps... im gunna pk everyone
     
  23. Lord Nabin

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    You got steps in Luna? ok seriously. Ain't going to ever happen. lol but I seriously laughed hard at that one.
     
  24. Ailish

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    I thought what was learned in Despise where there IS Vision people will parish?

    That aside, I don't care that is as a flipping church, I care about the giant "JESUS SAVES" now on the ROOF. I would care just as much if it said "SATAN IS THE SAVIOR" or "MUHAMMED IS THE MESSIAH" or "JEHOVAH IS THE ONLY GOD". My point is, I dont want someone elses beliefs shoved down my throat every time I go to my vendor just across the way. Its not like the house is out in the sticks. If Pacem wants to slather the INSIDE of the church with such things, more power to him, but for goodness sake, PLEASE let the outside view be TASTEFUL and RESPECTFUL of others, no matter their beliefs.
     
  25. Otis Firefly

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    totally agree 100% here
    the whole Jesus Saves thing on the roof is a bit much.....kinda hoping they speed up the whole blow up luna thing!!....nothing like seeing an invasion of demons surrounding the church lmfao...ok srry about the invasion thing...but seriously, the roof??
     
  26. It would be awesome if it said Jesus Shaves.
     
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    Ya Just Never know .........

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    LMAO @ Snakeman and Richard Pryor! Priceless! lol
     
  30. Picus of Napa

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    Can the design of the building at least look half complete? Its bad enough that I have no choice but to be subjected to this view but on top of that I have to look at a near wreck of a roof where your main floor spams through poorly.

    I'm not here to debate the merits of one stance versus another but this building is done in poor taste IMO.
     
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    I just cant wait for the new Brit Bank to be redesigned. I pray to the deamons of hell ever day for Britain Bank of the past.
     
  32. dielock

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    I agree. Just as in real life there are churches of all faiths in all areas. Lots of them have Jesus saves signs on them. We certainly do not burn any of them on a regular basis. It is up to us the people to just either ignore the church (cult in most cases) or enter it and worship to your heart's content.

    Who cares what Nabin is doing? I certainly do not give a rat's behind. And if he wants to set up a cult errr church, that is fine with me. I have never been a follower always made up my own mind. I will never join a cult or any organized religion. They benefit only those that run it.

    So stop giving this any credibility by posting on it. Ignore and it may just go away.
     
  33. MorganaLeFey

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    I think I'll petition OSI for equal opportunity in favour of all types of religions and not just the Christian sect. That way if I wanted to build a Synagogue, Shinto Temple or a Mosque, complete with minarets for calling the faithful at the appointed hour each day, or my personal favourite, a replica of a Britannian abbey or a Stonehenge, there wouldn't be any qualms or discrimination.

    Or better yet, if all religions were sanctioned, I could then be true to my native heritage and build me a heiau complete with the accoutrements that go along with. Ya know (or maybe not) a myriad of images of the Hawaiian gods, an oracle tower, a drum house, a sacrificial altar, etc.

    Point being that Nabin is free to exercise his right to his religious well-being, as well as any human being in game, as is in real life. EA/OSI should not and cannot remain in the dark ages (pun intended) by practicing religious descrimination as iterated in a previous post by the designer of Nabin's church. To be clear, it is not Nabin that's under attack as far as I'm concerned, it's the "policy" that EA/OSI allegedly laid down that is being scrutinized.
     
  34. "EA/OSI should not and cannot remain in the dark ages (pun intended) by practicing religious descrimination as iterated in a previous post by the designer of Nabin's church."

    In my experiences in playing various MMO's - the game designers can and will do whatever it is they want - even at the expense of alienating a good portion of the player base.

    That being said, I find it highly suspect that anything Mythic is associated with would have anything to do with christianity seeing as how they are pretty much the anti-christ. har har.
     
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    Ailish you must be a liberal that voted for Obama also- i think that it is funny how you are cryin about this "Jesus Saves" its a free country and you cryin about this just shows on how messed up you are- freedom of speech! i will now be looking to buy a house in Luna and i too will put "jesus saves" grow up and stop cryin
     
  36. Pacem

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    I am sorry that the message on the church is causing such a stir... however, I have stated before that after a week, the words will be gone and replaced by one to three crosses. If you cannot wait that long, I do not know what to say.
    One thing is this: the message stays until construction is complete.
    If you cannot wait for at most seven days, then I humbly suggest playing on another shard until construction is complete. The message will be gone by then.
    But until then, the message stays. I ask you all to please be patient. The church will remain on Napa forever in that location, but the message will be gone very soon.
    Happy hunting. :)
     
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    No you have every right to do this- i see idiots running around all day long with names like- Son of Satan-Deamon 666 and all those other peagon names- if people have a problem with your "jesus saves" forget them- its pathetic for ailish to make a post like this- but its ok she will burn in hell, maybe she will then think whoa that person from uo really knew what he was talkin about and wish she had a relation with Jesus- you should keep it on the roof!!
     
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    Xtacy - you are exactly the kind of person that gives Chrisianity a bad name. Nowhere did I say I was anti-Christ or anti-Christian ... but I would NEVER associate myself willingly with the hate-fulled sort of person you are. I personally cannot believe that any God or messenger of such would be so hateful.

    Pacem - We have spoken in game, and as I said there, I think your church will be lovely when finished, I hope you the best of success.
     
  39. Cysphruo

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    xtacy everyone is getting along fine and communicating like civilized adults. theres no need to call names(and no need to make fake usernames), were not children. if you think someones in the wrong here, look back at what everyone wrote including yours and ask yourself who is in the wrong.

    sorry to interupt but i couldnt help it.
     
  40. Cysphruo

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    and i didnt want to say it but dont take it to heart ailish, xtacy apparently created a fake name to mess with you in this thread, his/her posts are directed towards one person specifically and look at the username, clearly a "good christian" lol

    so its time we all ignore xtacy :)
     
  41. Pacem

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    Careful folks :)
    Let's not get out of hand with accusations etc, or the mods will either lock this topic or erase it all together (and rightly so if it does get out of hand).
    An update, construction is proceeding at a very nice pace and coming along wonderfully. You are all welcome to take a look at the progress, and perhaps offer suggestions on the bulletin board out front. Thank you in advance!
     
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    Hey nabin i got an idea for a house in luna since your theming it out. I would like a night club cause some nights i only sign in for like 30 minutes to see whats up and not really do any hunting or stuff. It would be a neat idea i think. On another note are only human charcters allowed in the church? Cause most of mine are elves. What about the new gargoyle race will they be accepted? hmmmmm
     
  43. dielock

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    In before the lock
     
  44. Lord Nabin

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    That is a great idea! Hmm I will have to think on how to do that a bit. I bet I know a local radio station that might want to help out with the music aspect. lol

    Ok and of course everyone is welcome to the Church. It is being built for all of the people of Napa.
     
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    Ailish if you were a Christian you wouldnt even started this post so stfu- you dont surround yourself with hatefull people huh? i could think of alot of people you hang out with that would make people look at you a different way cause of who they are and what they do to this game and that is ruin it.. remember you started this tread
     
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    I think everything is fine now everyone seems happy with the new design so it seems. the only way the slogon can be seen is if you are stareing at your map or maybe from third party search sites that i DONT take part of :). Xtacy do u use those sites if you do your helping ruin the game :)
     
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    Can we get a ***** house too? Please!!
     
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    Lol, Try to remember that this is a game where we kill people. If you really want to save some souls, build your church next to the Yew gate. Last time I was there I seen alot of ghosts trying to find the light!!
     
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    im beginning to feel a little Anti Everything since we started posting here....
    does that mean ive been saved by the wrong side??
     
  50. Cysphruo

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    dont try to point fingers if your using a fake username, the only reasoning behind using a fake name is so you can hide who you are, implying your a bad person yourself, is that not true?
     
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