1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest! Tonights Maintenance is complete and the Stratics Community Wiki is now live. Please see this thread for more details.
    Dismiss Notice

Shard Events

Discussion in 'UO Oceania' started by Amathist of PoC, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Does anyone have any plans for shard events within the next couple of months?

    I miss seeing the events calendar with items in it. I really wish they would bring EM's back.
  2. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    I was going to have a Island warming party soon. When i finish my deco on my new house. BYO spirits. Dress up party too. Ooh i could even do prizes.
  3. That sounds cool - The last dress up thing I went to was a halloween event.
  4. Farscape

    Farscape Guest

    Might need to have a last man standing even see who is still alive
  5. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    The only thing any will die of is alcohol poisoning :lick: However there is a rare thingy that spawns in the water. The name totaly escapes me now.

    I remember that Haloween party, somone dressed as Lady Mel won. If the forums hadn't been lost we'd even be able to find the report.

    Im all excited about a party now, im going to try have it done for next weekend!
  6. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    im in the process of re-converting the news story from that event to post up in here for you. i had most of it done but it got spewed on when i got given a warning lols.
    will take some more time. also have a letter limit here as well which could possibly be a mega pain in the rear end.
  7. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    I didnt include the trivia part, cause kinda didnt really need to, given the subject this is about but anyhoo, after much annoyance i show you again the less lairier version of the halloween ball presented by PoC Oct 07

    Walking through the doors, an eerie feeling washes over you, like a thousand spiders crawling on your skin.
    A tantalizing aroma comes from the cauldron bubbling to the right of the room, the pangs of hunger turned to pangs of nausea as you look about the room at skeletons strewn about the floor amongst the hideous forms of bats staring lovingly at your neck.
    A giant jack-o-lantern smiles creepily at you from across the room, adding to the feeling of uneasiness.
    Looking around at the guests, no one is recognisable - they're all in their guises for the evening.
    A familiar voice breaks out over the din of the chatter

    Amathist: Welcome everyone to the PoC Oceania Halloween Ball.
    Tonight we will be doing a costume contest,
    There will be a 1st 2nd and 3rd prize.
    After the costume party is judged we will move upstairs for spooky trivia.
    Then everyone is invited to attend Deceit for some dungeon bashing and music.
    The judges are Cymoril, Katlene and Sheridan, who has come over from pacific.
    If anyone is hungry or thirsty help yourself to the cauldron.
    The judges are ready to browse over the costumes.
    LINE UP!
    And be ready to answer questions about your costume.

    All the guests shuffled themselves around and formed a line around the walls. When everyone was organised there was a clear view of the judges for the first time…


    Cym, why do you look like lady Kat?
    Cymoril: I'm dressed up for halloween
    Amathist: hehe Lady Kat and Fink
    Cymoril: She's evil

    Time for the contest…


    Sheridan UOSS: Sound off with what you came as!
    Sheridan UOSS: Pharoahe, what did you come as?
    Pharoahe Monch: i am the evil Despise champ Barracoon
    Cymoril: *quivers with fear*
    Cymoril: Ice Queen?
    Ice Queen: a witch
    Cymoril: Anne Bonney?
    Anne Bonny: grim reaper
    Cymoril: And Drac is a human pumpkin?
    Draconius: Indeed
    Cymoril: Amathist?
    Amathist: I am an orc scout
    Cymoril: Original idea!
    Sheridan UOSS: And onto Maelicious...
    Maelicious: forgive my nekidness but i am a savage


    Cymoril: Oh I think Nekidity is acceptable in aiming for authenticity
    Maelicious: i shall eat that cat
    Sheridan UOSS: That's last year's judge!
    Maelicious: your point?
    Maelicious: im a cannibal
    Sheridan UOSS: We'll save him for dessert.
    Maelicious: ooo a dog too
    Maelicious: *licks lips*
    Sheridan UOSS: Alright, we have Hermano next.
    hermano: I am the Celtic lord of souls cethulian i guide and assign all souls
    Amathist: wow impressive
    Cymoril: Wow!
    Sheridan UOSS: Very original.
    Cymoril: Pug?
    Pug: I be a Shadow Lord
    Sheridan UOSS: And now Ereon?
    Ereon: Red Wizard of Thay
    Cymoril: Ged?
    Ged: Good old simple Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper: *sneers*
    Cymoril: Well can never have too many people responsible for ending lives
    Grim Reaper: minion
    Cymoril: Candy?
    Candy: I am Melisande maybe a few of you have died by my hand before
    You see: a human corpse
    Cymoril: Yes, you said I was crunchy!
    Cymoril: :(
    Katlene: snap pop crackle!
    Candy: *picks bone out of teeth*

    Cymoril: Melon?
    Melon: hippie
    Cymoril: Don, what is this?
    Don Juan: I am the same, like Melon
    Sheridan UOSS: Another hippy!
    Cymoril: Dark Angel
    Dark Angel: grim reaper
    Cymoril: ooh with Soul Seeker
    Grim Reaper: *glares blackly*
    Cymoril: appropriate
    Cymoril: Eingil
    Eingil: Paris Hilton here - all skin and bone
    Sheridan UOSS:Another hippy, Daniella?
    Don Juan: yes
    Melon: love child
    Daniella: I’m the hippy daughter lol
    Sheridan UOSS: Ahhhh, love child. No commune is complete without one.


    Cymoril: And Niobe - here looks an evil thing
    Niobe: Divine Retribution
    Cymoril: Summer Breeze
    Summer Breeze: Victorias Secret Model *poses and clicks heels*
    Sheridan UOSS: Oh... oh my.
    Sheridan UOSS: I need a closer look at this one...


    Cymoril: And it's uh.. Christ Almighty
    Christ Almighty: I’m festive =) trick or treat?
    Cymoril: Damsen
    Damsen: I'm the devil's playmate :>
    Cymoril: SkizziK
    SkizzziK: this is what happens when you go to sleep
    Cymoril: And this fellow is the last?
    Grim Reaper: *sneers*
    Cymoril: Grim?
    Grim Reaper: this is not a costume
    Grim Reaper: *glares blackly*
    Grim Reaper: I'm not part of this fancy dress
    Grim Reaper: if I was, I would have come as an Angel
    Grim Reaper: *sneers*
    Grim Reaper: *reaches for your heart*
    Grim Reaper: Your Soul is MINE!!!
    Cymoril:Ok we have the real Reaper here among the others
    Grim Reaper: *laughs maniacally*

    Amathist: all help yourself to some food and wine in the cauldron while the judges make there choices

    Katlene: Ok judges shall we huddle together and make a decision?
    Sheridan UOSS: Alright, the judges will take a few moments to discuss and decide on our winners

    Minutes ticked by, the judges finally had a decision.

    Katlene: You all look so terrific... err I meant TERRIBLE!
    Cymoril: we liked quite a few of the costumes
    Cymoril: we can give three prizes and others honourable mentions
    Sheridan UOSS: Several, even though they didn't win prizes, deserve honourable mention
    Sheridan UOSS: We’d like to recognize the Hippy Family
    Sheridan UOSS: Very original!
    Cymoril: Who look AWESOME!
    Sheridan UOSS: we would also like to recognize Amathist for her portrayal of an orcish scout
    And the final honourable mention, Maelicious for his scantily clad savage warrior
    And now onto the prize winners!
    *whispers with the other judges*
    Katlene: Ok you scary lot listen up!!!!!
    In 3rd Place
    Sheridan UOSS: we have Niobe with her Divine Retribution!
    Cymoril: in second place
    Cymoril: Candy with Lady Melisande!

    The door rushes open, slams against the wall and in walks no one else but ‘the real’ Lady Kat…

    Kat: What is the meaning of this!
    Sheridan UOSS: Busted!!
    Cymoril: you were the scariest person I could think of
    Cymoril: uh…
    Sheridan UOSS: *snickers*
    Kat: *Folds her arms*
    Cymoril: Don't I look pretty?
    Kat: I am not impressed!
    Cymoril: *frowns*
    Amathist: oh oh Cymmy in trouble
    Grim Reaper: fear not Kat, I have a hot seat in hell for impostors
    Amathist: better announce first place then hide
    Cymoril: But what better for Halloween!


    Katlene: Ok first place!!!
    Sheridan UOSS: *drumrolls*
    Katlene: Goes to Draconious as the Human Pumpkin!!
    Draconius: Thankyou!


    Amathist: well done pumpkin man
    Katlene: Thankyou all for coming and putting in this fantastic effort!
    Sheridan UOSS: Some of the best costumes I've seen! Thank you everyone!!

  8. hehehe that was a fun event, the WRR dungen boogie at the end was great too....thats what the "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" shot is. We slashed and bashed undead while listening to such tunes as "the monster mash" and "Thriller" was a great night.
  9. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Has that got anything to do with the American saying for chritmas, Yule tide? or umm, whatever it is?
  10. I was basically just talking about events that would celebrate our surroundings in UO - although our seasons do not actually change (wish they would), events that would celbrate crops and animals and seasons adding a bit of culture I guess.
  11. Our next event of the wheel would be
    So we could have a day & night ball celebrating the length of day and night being equil so guests could come in say black and white or creatures of darkness (vampire, skeleton) and creatures of day (deer or bear).

    The ball could be decorated with lots of flowers and coloured eggs. We could have a vorpal bunny hunt or competition to see which guild could collect the most eggs in a certain amount of time.

    We could have a spring festival were we trade animals, clothing, crafts and flowers and food in the main street of one of our towns.

    fashion show wearing bright colours that celebrate the spring.

    Perhaps a spring gardening competition and how about a poetry competition for our bards where they speak of "children, personifying youth and innocence before their entry into adulthood." or "Spring".

    Any way those are just some ideas I have just come up with, I have also shared them with my guild.
  12. Did anyone else have any other sugestions or input?
  13. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Nope, sounds like you're on a winner, run with it. ;)
  14. oh um errrrrr....little help anyone want to help?
  15. Fink

    Fink Guest

    I'd like to as I think they're good ideas, but I'm kind of time-poor at the moment & I couldn't guarantee my availability, which wouldn't be fair on anyone else involved. I'll do my best to attend where possible, though.

    Could/would you tie in the Pagan calendar with the Virtues somehow? Give it a bit of an Ultima lore stamp.
  16. I will work on the tie in of the virtues - perhaps linking them to a Deity some how and thus the year wheel.

    I am also time poor as I have alittle one who loves to take up most of my day time so my only usual playing hours are when she sleeps....and unfortunately sometimes I need some too. (although it is past 2am and I can not sleep tonight).

    I may perhaps be able to do one or two events every now and then but I would love to see something happening at least every week I miss events.
  17. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    I miss EM's :sad3:

    Bring back EM's! :rant2:
  18. Totally agree, I use to love em events...but I guess now we have to provide our own fun.
  19. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    How come they took the EM system away? I remember they gave us a reason, as stupid a reason as im sure it was. I just cant remember why. They were volunteers wernt they? What ****s me alot is that the Asian shards still have EM events, and they even have seers and all that too im told. They prolly even advertize...
  20. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    no em's were paid staff members
  21. it's a shame Cymmy left and OPEN died down...it was a good concept.
  22. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Aah, so they got rid of em for budget cuts?
  23. We too could have a horse race perhaps from Umbra to Luna as has been done before.

    Anyone know of anyone who wishes to get handfasted (married) in game?

    perhaps a BS ball....maybe an event in Tokuno with the blossom trees.
  24. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    hehe, you mean a B 'n' S (bacholors and spinsters) Ball, not a BS (Bull****) Ball? :blushing:
  25. sorry I left out the 'n'
  26. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 3, 2005
    Likes Received:
    hehe, i just thought it was funny. :)

  27. lol it was....

    So does anyone else have some shard event ideas??????
  28. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Is OPEN still around?

    I know Cym left a gap there when she quit UO, but I thought most of the players that made up OPEN were still here/active.

    -TD-'s kind of quiet.. no events in 2 years.. pretty much lost 3/4 of our players to work/study/other mmorpg's.. :blushing:

    I gather EVE's still a happening thing?

    Any other groups? Do the major guilds put on stuff for members like PoC do?
  29. I still have a character BUT I believe OPEN closed (omg I made a funny) with cymmy as she was the header up of things.

    As for Eve I can not speak have not heard from side of things for a little while I think the last was an auction.

    So yeah that leaves PoC and we are still doing guild stuff and are now working on alliance and shard stuff...but we also do not want to be the only event guild out there so come on peoples host something ......cause I like to go to events too lol.
  30. Has anyone considered opening another version of OPEN just to host events? Although I personally would just love to see lots of different guilds active hosting events for the shard and there guilds.