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(Player News) Report on EA&E's Bovine Madness - 5/10/11

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Kayne, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Kayne

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    I had heard a rumour that Europa Auction & Events were running Bovine Madness after their weekly auction for the first time in months so I decided I would attend.

    After an initial meet and greet the attendees all sat waiting to hear what on earth we were doing getting involved with anything to do with mad cows.

    Our hostess (with the mostest) Amantala explained there would be three events. The Cow Tip, the milk stool race and finally the Barnyard rumble.

    First up was Cow tip. Where the idea was to be the person who tipped their cow over the most times (and ended up with a rather sore clicking finger)

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    A new record of 7 tips was set during this event, leading to some claims the cow being used may have been drunk. Your intrepid reporter however only managed a measly one tip on the drunken cow.

    Up next was the Milk stool race. Where the idea was to race from one end of the staging area to the other leapfrogging the milk stool. Until reaching the end where you then had to down a pitcher of milk before racing back.
    Aron Swordsmaster of Sosarian Red Cross managed a record busting race and sped into first place with the competition left far behind.

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    Finally came the Barnyard rumble which sounded somewhat ominous to say the least. Turns out the participants had to freshly tame any farmyard animal from a selection of cows, sheep, goats, and chickens.
    Once back at the auction house the animals were penned in and took it in turns to fight another animal.

    After some close run fights Aron Swordsmaster's BovineBattler won against all other animals including your reporters very own Shergar the sheep.

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    The result was then announced that it was a tie and the result would be decided by another milk stool race between the two competitors. Due to some issues with pathfinding on the way back it was clear Aron Swordsmaster would win and in a show of pure sportsmanship he deliberately went sideways around the staging area on his stools until his competitor caught up but not enough to beat Aron to the finish.

    In reverse order the 3 finalists were

    Lord Xsar - 3rd Place and winner of a race change token
    Memeti - 2nd Place and winner of a heritage token.
    Aron Swordsmaster - 1st Place and winner of a Wooden cow.

    Well done to everyone at Europa Events & Auctions for a fun evening.
     
  2. Jonathen

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    Great report! I realised long afterwards that by leaving the auction early I'd missed Bovine Madness - gutting :-/
     
  3. Amantala EA

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    Thanks for a great report Kayne!

    Jonathen, we are hoping to run this as a monthly event if we get enough interest so hopefully you can make it next month :)
     
  4. Kayne

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    Thanks both for the kind words. Amantala I hope that it does get the interest because its good fun away from the usual hunts etc.
     
  5. Jonathen

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    Always was good fun back in the day, it's nice to have something different and a little bit of a Europa tradition :) it would certainly be great to see it as a regular feature again!
     
  6. Amantala EA

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    Thanks both of you, I hope I can continue it! lasts night's Bovine Madness was promising though :)

    And Kayne, please call me Ama, rather than my Sunday name :p
     
  7. Adol

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    Good old BovineBattler! Plucked from the fields of Jhelom amongst many hopefuls, he didn't think he had more than heifer chance, especially when he got the goat multiple times in the draw; but somehow he emerged from the flanks to victory, and what a tail he'll have to wag in the stables tomorrow!

    My performance in the Chair race was largely based on the fact I've done it before in the EM run Sosarian Olympics... and the advantage the Enhanced Client gives with it's zoom feature, so I've got a huge target for where to place the next chair; I still completely forgot what lane I was supposed to end up in when I was going for a wander in the final race though, human stupidity beats technology every time!

    I thank Amantala for this event; I was just idly watching chat whilst pumpkin farming when I saw it announced and came along to discover more... I especially want to thank her for remaining calm, and unselfish in the face of a lot of personal abuse in General Chat earlier, which just goes to show the basic decency of the people who run the Auction.