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[News] Blackrock Detector Event Schedule

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Larisa, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Larisa

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    Posted to <a target="_blank" href=http://www.uoherald.com/news/>uoherald.com:</a><blockquote><span class=osi></p>[​IMG]
    <font size=+1>Blackrock Detector Event Schedule</br></font> <font size=-1>Jeremy Dalberg </font>
    28 Mar 2008 13:36:59 EST

    The event schedule is posted! (If you can't make the scheduled portions of the event, there will be more to do over the next few weeks as well.) Schedule below the jump: </p> East Coast

    Friday, 3/28/08, 9PM EDT (GMT -4)</p>

    Saturday, 3/29/08, 9PM EDT (GMT -4)</p> [*]Atlantic [*]Catskills [*]Legends [*]Chesapeake [*]Siege [*]Great Lakes [*]Lake Superior
    West Coast

    Friday, 3/28/08, 9PM PDT (GMT -7)</p>

    Saturday, 3/29/08, 9PM PDT (GMT -7)</p> [*]Lake Austin [*]Baja [*]Napa Valley [*]Sonoma [*]Pacific [*]Origin
    Europe

    Saturday, 3/29/08, 9PM GMT</p>

    Sunday, 3/30/08, 9PM GMT</p> [*]Europa [*]Drachenfels
    Japan and Oceania

    Saturday, 3/29/08, 9PM JST (GMT +9)</p>

    Sunday, 3/30/08, 9PM JST (GMT +9)</p> [*]Yamato [*]Izumo [*]Wakoku [*]Hokuto [*]Asuka [*]Mizuho [*]Sakura [*]Oceania


    * Event occurs over two days</p>

    * Day One: Do not be concerned if you show up and it all goes up in smoke. Just being there sets the stage for your interactions in Day Two.</p>

    * Bring blackrock</p>

    * Don’t kick Kronos when he’s down</p>

    * Day Two: The experiment is unleashed in full form.</p>

    * Bring blackrock.</p>

    * Be prepared to be trapped for a little while</p>

    * Be prepared to fight</p>

    * Be prepared to choose your loyalties</p>

    * This event is optimized for the 2D experience, please enable your sound option as well</p>

    * Collectable items that “seem” to have only decorative purpose will have a turn-in, along with the Ophidian items, in Publish 52.</p>
     
  2. Guest

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    Has a europa player 9pm gmt is spot on for saturday evening..

    WONDERS IF THE DEVS REALIZE WE BUMP FOWARD OUR CLOCKS 1 HOUR THIS W/END...back to british summertime...

    so sunday would actualy be 1 hour differnt to world time???.. so im guessing 10pm gmt sunday!! still great time for european players!!!
     
  3. [​IMG]
    Localized time starts ...
    cross indexed to GMT ...
    brief overveiw ...

    sweet!


    (FoF)
     
  4. Guest

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    Why doesnt the world just use GMT... For gods sake the UK invented ''time'' probably when we once ''ruled the world'' ??? Rule Britannia!!!
     
  5. West Coast

    Saturday, 3/29/08, 9PM PDT (GMT -7)


    Hrm.....

    That's 11pm for those of us in the middle of the country..... [​IMG]
     
  6. Guest

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    guess I will ask the obvious question:

    What do you do if you have no blackrock? never had any? never mined any up?
     
  7. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    West Coast

    Saturday, 3/29/08, 9PM PDT (GMT -7)


    Hrm.....

    That's 11pm for those of us in the middle of the country..... [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    We can't please everyone now can we?
     
  8. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    guess I will ask the obvious question:

    What do you do if you have no blackrock? never had any? never mined any up?

    [/ QUOTE ]Enjoy the event! Having blackrock on the initial event is fun because of what happens to you if you carry it in the second, and had it in the first.

    Having blackrock, in general, in the second, helps with some of the challenges you might face. Not having any won't stop you from owning up the place.
     
  9. Guest

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    ... it isn't gonna turn us evil, is it? Having it tonight and tomorrow, i mean.
     
  10. gargomel

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    Half tempted to call off my date tonight, but nah.
    Enjoy the event everyone.
     
  11. Storm

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    Awesome thanks for the info :) can we start now lol
     
  12. Sptfyr

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    I understand Conner's woe.

    Why not have it start at 9 EST for everyone? That way people who play
    on west coast shards and live in middle of country start at a more reasonable time. People who live on west coast start at 6 pm which is when most people are
    home from work.

    Also, everyone in the American shards would start at the same time, hence,
    no spoilers to have to avoid for 3 hours while we on PST twiddle our thumbs.

    Just a thought. Really just glad for having an event.
     
  13. Guest

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    People who live on the west coast and play west coast shards will start at 9pm their time just as it says. It's not the devs fault if someone on the west coast plays an east coast shard.
    Like I said in my previous post they can't please everyone. This is a reasonable work around so that *most* everyone can participate in their own time zone at 9pm their time.
     
  14. Sptfyr

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    Yes, I can read [​IMG] but don't understand why we can't all do it at the same time. No biggy. Just makes more sense to me that way.

    But I am not a programmer, maybe it is just to hard to set and push a button for the different timezones to start the event at the same time? 8:00 pm comes to mind for all. *shrugs*

    Anyhoo, when something is odd, I wonder about it. Yet again, just happy an event is going to happen!! Yippee!
     
  15. "This is a reasonable work around so that *most* everyone can participate in their own time zone at 9pm their time"

    Mountain is 1 hour later than Pacific time.

    Central is 2 hours later than Pacific time, and is where Origin is located, which is included in the Pacific time schedule.

    [​IMG]

    Only 2 of the 4 time zones in the country "can participate in their own time zone at 9pm their time".

    Jus' so's ya know..... [​IMG]
     
  16. Guest

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    This is gonna be awesome!!
     
  17. Wastelands

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    What time is this EASTERN Time zone?

    EDIT: Nevermind, Me Dummy ^_^
     
  18. jhawkbear

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    I could have sworn that Origin was a Central Time Zone Shard. Why are we getting grouped with the West Coast Group.

    Wouldn't it be more logical to put Origin with the East Coast since they are only an hour apart.

    I guess I won't be attending...I'll be asleep [​IMG]
     
  19. Dread Raven

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    Does anything hapen to the people who are infected!......hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  20. Guest

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    Ah bugger! 10:30 Saturday night is too late for me - have to be up 5:30 Sunday =P I was in the minority with the Valentines event though - early morning suits me better than late night [​IMG]

    Anyone have ab idea of roughly how long first event goes for? Maybe people who were at the stress test? If it's only short I could stay up a little later than normal =)
     
  21. Dread Raven

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    Origin is actually a west coast shard. The server is in California.
     
  22. Guest

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    There is no blackrock turn in!!!!

    U just need 1 piece to take the full effect of both days at the event!!
     
  23. Guest

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    well i run on eastern time zone since thats wehre i live...i make adjustments for PAC times all the time...but wow....9pm pacific time is like midnight here for me....just seems to me thats a bit late to be running an event.....yes it gives the pacific time zone people time to settle in for the night but yeesh it kills us eastern zoned folks. Guess i will have to take a nap and set my clock to remind me of this thing or else i will miss another event. This was the problem with shard run events as well....the EMs were on different zones and ran them according to their zones so many lost out of the events. Oh well..probably another event down the tubes...no wonder so many are leaving....and why i havent been around much.
     
  24. Storm

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    so if the black rock is used up you may need one for each toon you have? i have 6 left so that works out for me :)
     
  25. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    well i run on eastern time zone since thats wehre i live...i make adjustments for PAC times all the time...but wow....9pm pacific time is like midnight here for me....just seems to me thats a bit late to be running an event.....yes it gives the pacific time zone people time to settle in for the night but yeesh it kills us eastern zoned folks. Guess i will have to take a nap and set my clock to remind me of this thing or else i will miss another event. This was the problem with shard run events as well....the EMs were on different zones and ran them according to their zones so many lost out of the events. Oh well..probably another event down the tubes...no wonder so many are leaving....and why i havent been around much.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    *boggles*
    So let's say they set a time that was convenient for *you* Let's say... 8pm eastern since you run on eastern time. That means the people on Pacific servers in the pacific time zone have to have their event at 5PM which is when people are still at work or driving home from work or taking their kids home from ball practice or eating dinner.
    Instead they said lets make it 9PM for the eastern time zone shards and 9PM for the western time zone shards. Everyone else in the USA falls between those two so it should be the best time for everyone....
    And STILL people complain.
    It is not "EA"s fault that you are on eastern time zone but play a pacific server.
    Here they are trying to work with people. Here people are still complaining.
     
  26. Redxpanda

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    *sigh* Once again i'm left out.

    Yeah! Sure! I can still do some stuff over the course of the next couple of weeks but man i been waiting all this time to see whats going to happen and now i have to hear about it from others because i have to work.

    Don't get me wrong, the times seem reasonable enough...It's just my bad luck coming by to play Roshambo with me again.
     
  27. Guest

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    Bout 11pm for aest. weird to be starting so late
     
  28. Foxie

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    *feels like a noob* umm.. Where are we supposed to go for this event?
     
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    Woohoo I thought for sure I'd missed the event while I was at work. I am pleased that I'll be able to participate.
     
  30. Isolde

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    I am just coming in on this event having returned to UO recently....where do we show up with our blackrock? Moonglow? Haven? Any where?
     
  31. Yep ... moonglow proper (tram side)
    pocket full of blackrock ... gtg
     
  32. Redxpanda

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    Hmm! now that i think about it...I get off at the time the event starts and can get home within 30 minutes so as long as the event or it's activity lasts longer than 30 minutes, there is still some hope for me.
     
  33. "so it should be the best time for everyone..."

    7pm PDT &amp; 7pm EDT would have been "the best time for everyone" since that would have been 8pm mountain &amp; 9pm central for those that play a west coast shard.


    "Everyone else in the USA falls between those two"

    Everyone else does not fall between those 2. They get 1-2 hours added to that time.

    Central has better ping to the west coast and Mountain most certainly does, which is why people in those time zones play on Pacific and other west coast shards and not Atlantic. So we get to start the event in the dead of the night.

    *boggles*
    Why are you failing to see that? [​IMG]

    Of course if you just happen to be in one of those time zones that starts at 9pm and not 11pm it wouldn't matter much that 50% of the country STARTS the event when most people are asleep....


    As I said, 7pm PDT &amp; 7pm EDT would have been "the best time for everyone".
     
  34. Guest

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    *frets over the moral implications of knowingly carrying blackrock into the midst of a civilian population in a post-Haven world*
     
  35. I have a couple of questions about all this:

    "Bring blackrock"

    Are we going to lose the blackrock that we bring either day? I know I only have one piece that's insurable and quite a few people only have 1-2 pieces total.


    "Be prepared to choose your loyalties"

    Are the loyalties per account or per character? I have 3 characters I plan on getting involved in this, one of which is infected, the other 2 aren't.


    "Be prepared to be trapped for a little while"

    Does this mean we can only have 1 character involved? What happens to those that are infected?
     
  36. well ... go to the earlier one and figure it out ...
    sheesh
     
  37. <blockquote><hr>

    well ... go to the earlier one and figure it out ...
    sheesh

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I don't play an east coast shard.....

    Besides that, I'll be asleep when they start so I can get up at 11pm to start it on Pacific since we're starting in the middle of the night.....

    Sheesh....
     
  38. Guest

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    Maybe 7pm PDT would be convenient for YOU Connor, but here IN PDTalot of people are eating dinner at that time ...

    See the problem? No matter what time they chose, it will not be perfect for everyone, so we must cope - it is a different time than the last event was, and that is a good thing. They are changing things up.
     
  39. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    This event is optimized for the 2D experience, please enable your sound option as well

    [/ QUOTE ]
    How severely non-optimized should we expect KR to be? A few missing effects? Higher lag? Or client goes boom?

    (I sorta nuked my 2D)
     
  40. "PDTalot of people are eating dinner at that time"

    Hmm....25% eating dinner or 50% normally unconscious.....

    Decisions decisions..... [​IMG]

    Methinks eating dinner would be a little easier than getting and staying up in the middle of the night..... [​IMG]
     
  41. Guest

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    Methinks you don't have 3 children whom you should be sitting at the dinner table WITH.
     
  42. I do have 2 children tyvm.

    Moving dinner time 30 minutes earlier would be a hell of a lot easier than, as I said, getting and staying up in the middle of the night.
     
  43. Guest

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    Accepting that they can't please everyone all the time is a good option too. Which is what everyone has been trying to say. Sorry this particular event time does not suit you .... I am sure other event times have suited you well and not been good for others.

    Trust me, it would have suited me alot better for it to have been at 3pm PDT, but its not.
     
  44. Otis Firefly

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    there is always someone upset about how uo should do things when its convenient for them, it doesnt work like that, they do it when it is convenient for uo, at least there giving you an estimated time!...its a case of deal with it or at least you will get the 2 weeks following to do things.
     
  45. The problem with the situation is they only tried to accomodate 1 out of 3 time zones affected by the 9pm Pacific start time. If they were trying to accomodate the majority, they would have started west coast earlier so Mountain and Central weren't in the position of a middle of the night event start time.

    One way or another, unhappy about the situation as I am, I'll be there, but you didn't hear the reaction I did when I told the people I hunt with what time this was starting. A lot of people have to work Saturday, so this event is out of the picture for them. Then there's the fact that the Central time zone is the biggest concentration of attendees of religious services in the US, so those that are going to church Sunday morning are going to have to miss out on Saturday, along with those that have to work on Sunday morning.

    Simply by starting at 7pm PDT, most PDT inhabitants would be home from work, and in the Mountain and Central time zones, the event would have started at a time that wouldn't be too late for them to attend.

    Just sayin...... [​IMG]
     
  46. Guest

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    Is There Anyway We Could Get A List of Things That Can Be Turned In I know The Blackrock and Ophidian's But What Else or is that It Maybe Rubble?
     
  47. The only thing we've been told for sure that will be turned in is the Ophid items. Blackrock has been hinted at but not confirmed or denied. Other than that it's just "items that would appear to have no use other than as deco" or something along those lines is the only clue we've gotten.
     
  48. Guest

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    Here are some pics of the event starting on Atlantic.

    Notice what Draconi is saying.

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    Here is the event on the Pacific shard.

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    See all those who could make it and those that could not tomorrow I hope[​IMG]
     
  49. They sure are powerful - on Siege no fire, they recalled!!!! Sure don't see that every day.
     
  50. Trolls T Hunter

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    Here they are trying to work with people. Here people are still complaining.


    well most people have saturday and sunday off I just got home from work and missed it.