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Pictures and notes from the Rare Festival and Council meeting

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Tomas_Bryce, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Tomas_Bryce

    Tomas_Bryce Rares Collector Extraordinaire | Rares Fest Host
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    Some images from first day of Rare Festival. It did not occur to me to take the images till half way into the day. We had a pretty fair turn out although it is always hard with the time zone issues.

    As the time for the opening drew closer, people started gathering at the vendor house.

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    Soon we were gated to a meeting house where DVI welcomed everyone for the festival. This was followed by a rather long speech by yours truly about the Rare Council which lasted for just under an hour. Finally we ended with people introducing themselves,

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    Finally, after this a lot of us went to Baja to see Manticore's castle to see his collection.

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    Some of the things we talked about during the rare council meeting were as follows:

    A. How to handle future "outbreaks" of duped items and their fencers. Drastic options of declaring someone as a pariah from the community were discussed.

    B. We also talked about how there is a need to build a catalog of non-event and Asian rare items to act as a resource.

    C. Maintaining the duped item list.

    D. We also talked about the structure and obligations of the high council. Anyone interested in being a high council member was asked to submit a personal nomination to yours truly, no later than June the 8th of 2008
     
  2. Vahne

    Vahne Guest

    This rare festival has been a blast. It seemed much more well organized and publicized this time around. And I had no trouble getting in touch with folks to get gates to important locations and events. Though I wasn't able to actually buy anything, it was nice to see a lot of rare collectors/traders in game at one place. It kinda reminded me of the old times of bank sitting sit at Brit Bank.

    I was also able to attend the rares council meeting, and that was also a great opportunity to meet some collectors from other shards. Based on who will likely be on the high council, I fear that the rares council will become as elitist as the rares forum was back when I was a regular a year or two ago. All the same I'm definetly interested in seeing the positives that come of it particularly in outing scammers/scripters/dupers etc.

    All in all kudos to Dvi and the others who put together a great combination of events. Hopefully I'll have saved up enough gold for to go all out next time! :)
     
  3. Pickaxe Pete

    Pickaxe Pete Lore Master
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    Nice collection, Manti. :)

    I also had a chance to see Manti's rubble museum in Luna/Baja recently, that is very nice also.

    Well done, all. Glad to see everyone had fun!
     
  4. Slightly missed the introduction ceremony but the last few days have been a blast.

    Theres been a variety of available rares for purchase and I'm glad I got to participate this time around. Even got my self a few bag fulls of items.

    It was a great experience and I can't wait until the 3rd:thumbup1:

    The only question I have regarding the Rares Council is..

    Are the positions going to rotate annually, biannually or within any time frame?
     
  5. Escaflowne

    Escaflowne Babbling Loonie
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    Manti what is the latern called next to the bright red Deaths tourny entry one, the darker red one?
     
  6. Manticore

    Manticore Babbling Loonie
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    Light of Emotion unique
     
  7. Chaosy

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    Since I missed this, where might I go if I wanted to see the castle? :)
     
  8. Escaflowne

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    Ah is it unique? bummer :p such a nice colour :)
     
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