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New Magincia Plot Community Project

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Podolak, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Podolak

    Podolak Crazed Zealot
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    Hello Siege,

    I am seeking everyone's input on a New Magincia Community Project I am involved in. I recently purchased (with the assistance of a few others from the community) a New Magincia city plot from Baby Doll. Although this is my only Siege residence and I'll have a few secure containers for my personal storage, my goal was to somehow devote the plot to the community. Razz is working up a design as we speak but I want everyone's input on how it would best serve us. So far there will be a tavern portion that I do believe certain people *coughs* Kelmo *coughs* plan on hosting a casino night in. I'd also like to work it into NEW and assist Shal, if at all possible..

    So please speak, even if it is just to say I look like a leprechaun on Prozac just speak what is on your mind everyone!
     
  2. Baby Doll

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    From time to time I have enjoyed going to an auction. Never seen one on Siege so maybe try a monthly auction and see how it goes. Another suggestion is a lotto vendor with a percentage of funds going to a good cause, such as NEW or to help someone out who needs a few gold coins to build a home.
     
  3. Podolak

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    Excellent ideas. Having auctions here is an excellent idea if anyone is familiar with UO auctions and wants to try one I'd love to see it in action.
     
  4. John Connelly

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    A Siege house together with other Siege houses in a guard zone?

    It could best serve Siege if you just place the bare plot and don't put any vendors or anything on it to attract players to the area. If everybody followed you lead, New Magincia would be a better place and more in the spirit of why many of us decided many years ago to leave our Trammy shards and join Siege.
     
  5. Sprago

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    how do u possibly see this as a beneficial statement. Podalok I think your doing a great thing and I for one appreciate what your doing I unfortunately don't have any good ideas for ya. i do like the auction idea

    PS John connely adapt to our current game or quit but trashing ideas for wanting to do something nice for our awesome community isn't good for anyone
     
  6. TheDrAJ

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    Actually - I think the new magic items has trashed Siege not New Magencia being in a guard zone - seems like the number of people dropped days after the new items started.
     
  7. Crest Lavender

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    Hm - i am a Siege-Noob, bt i hope you still allow me to add my thoughts here:

    I think i understand the concerns about a community-project building within a guardzone
    on Siege, but to be honest from what i experienced so far on this shard doesn't really fit
    the picture of the 'old style, wild and dangerous' World.
    The lack of recalls is compensated with a lot of house teleporters and crystal portals all
    over the shard. The PvP seems to be all friendly and more a sport-competition. I#ve been out mining and hunting and the only time i was Pked was in my house near Zento.
    If i do the same on Europa (i live in Fel mostly), i am more likely to be attacked and i guess there my attackers wont be as friendly as they are here ;-)

    But back to the topic:
    I also thought about some Auction-like Ingame thing when i saw the auctions here on the Forums - i haven't done auctions myself, but attended a lot on Europa, from the early ones of Hemi and Alex etc. until the current ones and it seems that the system that developed there is working properly.

    What i really would like would be some crafter-service-area. I still remember the times
    pre repair-deeds and they were just great. Even before Trammel there was the famous
    Britain Forge on Europa, where people went to get repairs or order/purchase certain
    Weapons or Armor. I have no idea if that would still work today, but having a place where
    you could meet with crafters in a nice and active place to get stuff you need would be a nice addon for me in game again.

    And tavern ofc. is always a good idea - maybe have disco-nights with streaming Music?
    (Remembers BigMamas NightClub on Europa)

    I have no Idea how this would be effected by guard/nonguard Zone. If theres a balance between disturbers and protectors it might be fun in non guard zone. Also with a Playerhouse theres always the possibility of bans etc. to use for some 'security' - but i think the real difference on Siege is that people have a choice how to act and react!
    So the success of such a project would depend on some kind of balance there.

    I helped organising and realising some friendly PvP events on Europa, held in a Playerhouse and in public places - we had the griefers but we also had a great community spirit, even involving people that didnt liked each other, but kept it to themselves (mostly) during those events.
    At times the house was under siege by the griefers even, trying to kill the audience when they arrived etc. so we had to develop some fortress-like mechanics and strategies, architecture suppotz etc. - was real fun :D

    So having such a community-project outside a guardzone could have its benefits, but it also
    carries the risc of failure due to griefing and unbalanced sides, leaving the weaker side in frustration maybe. So I#d say for some stuff like Auctions or maybe even the crafter area a spot within a guardzone would be better while for a tavern or else a wilderness spot would offer some more fun-options ;-)

    Well - just my thoughts about it - sorry for the booring long post.
     
  8. TheDrAJ

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    Since i dont pvp or steal - if it is outside of a guard zone I am unlikely to show up in more than a loin cloth if i show up at all.
     
  9. kelmo

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  10. TheDrAJ

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    Dang - he took my picture when i was not looking!
     
  11. Crest Lavender

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    Seeing all the Buying and Selling theads here maybe an Auction House would be a nice
    Addon for the Siege community.

    For such an Institution a guarded Zone would undouptately (sp?) be benefitial i think
    (and hope most would agree here) since it would make the organisation and realisation
    of Auctions much easier.

    Unlike the Auction-Houses on Europa and other Shards, i would suggest a method of
    Auctioning, that would not need the Item-Owners to hand over the Items to the Auctioner,
    but instead display them themselves in certain spots within the house design.
    This will prevent a lot of trouble due to handover and possible losses or missunderstandings
    involved with that.
    Also it would mean, that the Trade afterwards would be done directly between the seller
    and the buyer.

    Since i have a bit experience with designing houses, esp. with house designs for community events in PvP-Areas i would offer my help with setting up a method of auctioning and the dependent house design needed to support it.

    I dont know if a weekly auction would work on Siege, maybe 2 times a month or even less
    would be more likely to attract Buyers and Sellers for an Auction-Event.

    Is the Option still valid, Podolak? And is there any interest in something like this?
     
  12. Podolak

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    It seems perfectly valid to me. Though we'd need an auctioneer of course. Do you know Razz? He is currently working up a design perhaps the two of you can collaborate on this?
     
  13. Razz

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    Sorry I havent gotten back to you Pod. With the holidays and a big surge in my workload I have not had a lot of time for much else. things should be slowing down in the next couple of weeks.
     
  14. Lorddog

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    hahahaha johnny weissmuller lived behind my house i grew up in. on the other side of the woods. we use to hear him practice his yell sometimes.

    lorddog