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Please tell me "raiders" are not EM driven

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Adrianas, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Adrianas

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    I sure am hoping that the "raiders" are not EM driven. Because if they are, then, once again, Siege will miss out.

    I have been hearing about raiders on other shards, but on Siege, all we apparently have (so far) is angry protestors and rioters.

    So, please, someone lay this fear of mine to rest. I don't mind if it's a little slower on our shard, but if the raiders are EM driven, then it won't happen for us. Or if it does, it'll happen after everything else is finished - like what happened with the last big event. :(

    And what *is* the problem with getting us a full-time EM? Are we so 'rough' that no one can step up and take that job? And sure, there are some people on the shard who could care less if we have an EM, but there are many who would love it. Now, I do not know how the EM system works, so there might be challenges I am unaware of. But serously.... isn't it time for something to actually be done about that situation?
     
  2. Sevin0oo0

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    not for siege, but i was just wondering the same thing - posted in Galen's thread asking about it all.
     
  3. popps

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    Well, there would be a bigger problem, IMHO, "if" raiders were to be EM driven because this would involve all players across all shards, not just Siege.........

    Time.........

    Ultima Online is a 24/7 game with players playing at their best convenience and depending on their time zone, work shift etc.

    Bottom line is, that whatever is EM driven can be missed out by a whole lot of players who do not happen to be playing when an EM can.

    I sure as well hope that Raiders are not EM driven but not just because of Siege, but also because I fear a whole lot of players might miss Raiders if they had to only be able to find them at whatever time EMs could be online........
     
  4. keel

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    Considering I just saw a Raider whiling his time away stuck on a roof in Britain I'm thinking...no.
     
  5. Symma

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    Good luck get any response out of the top people about Siege EMs.

    I hate when I hear on the rumour mill (i don't give them 100% creditability but still) about Siege and the EM system. We ask for some sort of regular events and we get told by Mesanna that'll events will happen and that she'll be using Siege for EM training... but nothing... not one event for EM training... We get a temporary EM that people like and then that EM disappears... all we have left is rumours as to why that EM left and that kinda hurts.

    I hope Mesanna reads this at some point and sorts out the issue. If Siege isn't good for EM's then fine, tell us what was wrong, don't just go invisible and leave us wondering. If Siege could be fitted in for at least the occasional event then great, just tell us and let us get the word out in good time so people can have good notice (with Siege being a diverse timezone shard). I'm not expecting a full schedule like other shards but all I want for siege is some kind of atttempt at some sort of storyline and a reasonable time inbetween events.

    Sometimes its feels like I'm not paying a subscription for this game and instead i'm back at the school and the teachers are shaking their heads at me for not doing better... yet not telling me where I went wrong. Oops regressing to my youth there.

    Argh, rant over. Some sort of communication from the top would be great but I think I have more chance of winning the Presidental race in 2012...
     
  6. Adrianas

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    That sounds hopeful. Which shard was this on?

    I have been hoping that perhaps we haven't seen any on Siege yet just because it's too early in the storyline arc. Another concern is that it might be triggered depending on player numbers. Remember when they developed that system of increasing town invaders based on the number of players that were involved in fighting them?

    I will say that I have noticed that the more 'ropes' that are out, the higher the number of rioters. The other night 3 of us were working Skara Brae and we had plenty to do! It slowed down after I left - I presume because they knew there was only 2 ropes 'out' instead of 3.

    So, if that is the case, we might have a better chance of seeing raiders if we get a whole bunch of people together in one town arresting rioters at the same time. That might at least be worth an experiment. Something to try tonight, I suppose.
     
  7. keel

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    Saw it running through Tram brit on Drach