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Siege Ninth Anniversary

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Guest, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    One of the ideas I have been mooting for some time is that of a Siege Expo, a weekend of events not only for the benefit of those already on the shard, but primarily to attract non-Siege players to come and participate and possibly get a few to stick around. The recent thread about Siege events prompted me to think again about this and it also occurred to me that July is the anniversary of the birth of the shard.

    So what if we started planning for a Siege Ninth Anniversary Extravaganza, a week of events to celebrate the occasion and raise the profile of the shard? The idea would be for at least 2-3 events per evening during the week (plus the odd Euro-time one) and then almost continual activity during the day and evening at the weekend. Events would be of all types, but with an emphasis on those that newcomers can participate in and win prizes for. Every major guild would be encouraged to organize something, or at least supply people willing to help out in the running of an event. Co-operation would also be sought from all guilds to ensure that certain events were not disrupted.

    The proceedings would be advertised in advance on Uhall, and on the week itself there would be daily updates of that day's events. Hopefully, we can ask the mods to remove all antagonistic posts (by either side) which always seem to break out with any mention of the 'S' shard, but which do us no good at all.

    There would be over three months in which to prepare for all this, and who knows, maybe by then the Devs will have finally done something about ROT (yeah, right). They may also be persuaded to offer some support for an event or two, perhaps in the form of commemorative prizes.

    If there was enough support for all this, we could perhaps form some a loose committee to start organizing and scheduling the events, just as long as there was a genuine willingness to see it through. We could try and have a communal Vent and possibly UOAM server available for the week.

    A few suggestions for some of the events/activities: -

    Duelling Tournaments – Several of these could take place, in different locations and with different rules/themes including one for newcomers and one 'costume' tourny that I think we have had in the past.

    Dragon Wars – Fights involving pet dragons, possibly team based with 2/3/4 per side.

    Animal fights – Involving a mundane animal (not chickens) with betting. A free bet for newcomers?

    Siege Grand Tournament – Based on the medieval event, including jousts, guild field fights, and ending with the Grand Melee (free-for-all fight).

    Manhunt – Newbs would be given a couple of minutes to hide in some specific location (e.g. a dungeon level). Then the Siege bad guys would come looking for them.... Prizes for those that stay alive the longest. Could use UOAM to ensure participants stay in the designated area, and if they were partied we could record who got the most kills. Event could run with regular shard crafters/etc as the quarry instead.

    Miss Siege – An event I have had planned for over a year but never gone ahead with. Notable members of other shards would be invited as judges.

    Storynight – Like the regular event, with prizes for newcomers who participate.

    Elixir - Another event I planned but never ran. A contest to find the 'Archaeus Magnus' or best alchemist on Siege.

    Blessed a Minute – An event held in a tavern but actually taking place on Vent (or better still WR radio). Based on the UK radio show 'Jest a Minute' where contestants have to talk for one minute on some (UO related) subject without hesitation or repetition.

    Farmer's Market – A half-hour slot each day where newcomers can come and sell resources to veteran crafters.

    Meet the guilds – A slot where newcomers can meet and talk to representatives of the Siege guilds.

    Spawnfest – It's amazing how many newcomers have never done a champ hunt before. Beginning on Saturday morning, Siegers would visit each of the T2A champ spawns in turn and assist newcomers to complete it, helping out more as the level increases. A field hospital would be set up to res and resupply. As things get more difficult, newcomers could turn to looting and resource gathering. Siege participants would be encouraged to give up all scrolls earned and these would be rolled for by the newcomers. Event would finish with Oaks, and possibly a shard harrower at the end?

    Could do the same on Sunday, this time perhaps with the shard trying to complete the circuit as quickly as possible and with or without a truce. Newcomers could loot.
     
  2. prostkr

    prostkr Guest

    you sir have some solid ideas, and id be inclined to offer a hand getting some of them implimented...*tips hat*
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *polishes reporter's notepad*

    Hmm....

    *finds that polish is not good for paper, gets a new notepad*
     
  4. Sir Ha-ward

    Sir Ha-ward Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    *polishes reporter's notepad*


    [/ QUOTE ]


    I hope that the term "reporters notepad" isnt Brit slang for a part of the male anatomy. Never know with you guys, 'specially since i found out what ****s (&lt;--- Slang for cigarette)were to you guys.
    :p
     
  5. imported_Falon of Eldor

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    *jumps on this bandwagon*

    Whatever I can do to assist I am in.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    CWS will help out however we can, these are some really great ideas. I particularly like the Manhunt - its something new players can participate in and it teaches them about being pk'd and turns it into a fun game, instead of fearing it.

    If anyone remembers the playsp campaign of a few years ago, I believe that was very instrumental at bringing a lot of new players to Siege, I joined about then. We could turn this into something similar.

    I hope we can find enough support on Siege to help with this, I tried something similar weeks ago but it failed to gather up enough support.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What ever I can do to assist, let me know.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have now set up a discussion forum on the Gilfane Forums. I invite anyone who is interested in hosting events, offering advice or just helping out, to join in.

    I am keeping things as a closed group for now. To get on the group, you will need to register on our forums and then PM me (or post here) so that I can access you. If you are not PMing me from the forums themselves, please make sure I know the forum name you are using.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hmm, as I have had only one response, the relevant forums have now been made public access. All feedback is welcome.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Hmm, as I have had only one response, the relevant forums have now been made public access. All feedback is welcome.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    "The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you."
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hmm, sorry about that. I think perhaps people who were actually registered could not get access. Should be fixed now.
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I think July 30th must be Siege's birthday

    "Siege Perilous Test Shard Will Open on July 16th!"
    But this shard did not make it, it was wiped and nerfed
    This first version of Siege Perilous had so many excited players but most of them did never restart after the wipe

    "Siege Perilous Test will be wiped on Friday, July 30th at about 9AM CST. At approximately 10AM CST, Siege Perilous will open as a permanent shard!"

    "Siege Perilous is Up! (Jul 30 1999 10:42AM)"
    Reborn with ROT

    Sadly I believe the wipe and the nerf was a big mistake, they should had choosen the PvP shard over the veteran shard idea
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok, thanks for clarification.
     
  14. Spree

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    I found out they call cats Moggies
     
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    Guest Guest

  16. imported_Falon of Eldor

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    Hoffs,

    I still am not getting the gilfane forum for this? Can you check it again please.

    TY.
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hmm, sorry, I have no idea why you cannot see it. Works for me on my other machines when a guest or newly registered. Have you tried refreshing the page? Are you just a guest?