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Siege's Event Interest?

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Memnoch, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Memnoch

    Memnoch Journeyman
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    Alright here it is after reading the fight night thread, I might be posting this alittle out of mind as its 3:20am and Ive been up since 8 but here it goes..

    Ive held events in the past, some will defend my ability to do so, others will disregard me as anything reputable. However, the events I have held in the past have been annual and repeating, this is not a good thing for Siege as we are in an ever-changing game and life and cant be arsed to be repetative or such..

    If I were to hold a few events, 1 timers, possible 1ce a month or 1ce every 2-3 months (depending on the magnitude) would I have:

    1) Large scale shard involvement
    2) Help coordinating the event (I could do it with just some resources as I'm currently broke in game and cant finance much)
    3) What kind of events are we looking for?
    4) Does prize matter? Would it draw more people? Are people in such case willing to pay an entry fee? If so what should it be to be affordable and prize worthy

    Some event ideas I have are:

    -Life Size Chess Tournament
    -Pirating Tournament
    -Some sort of crafter tournament (to claim bragging rights)
    -House design of some sort?
    -Bagball tournament (possibly with a weird mix of PvP if called for since this is Siege)

    Discuss.
     
  2. grim inc.

    grim inc. Guest

    im all for events i have been thinking about a foot race. we always ***** about how fast some are this would allow all to put it to a test i figured have a few k buy in and let that money go to the 3 runners up put ghost along the way and the runners wear nothing but the loin cloth it could start say at the south gate of luna and eand at the west gate of umbra and like every race would have peoplerunning the race with news cameras. only thing is how to prevent cheating any ideas?
    also i think 30k entry fee could make a nice pot if we had a good bit of runners. is this crazy?
    :stir:
     
  3. Goron

    Goron Guest

    Bagball is pretty sweet.
    I had an undefeated team on chessy long ago.
     
  4. archite666

    archite666 Guest

    agreed, FYI I play this game too much, I log about a minimum of 6 hours a day sometimes I log 12 hours a day and if im having a good uo day and im in the middle of my work break ( I work 6 on 3 off) i have been known to play uo up to 24 hours ( with some minor breaks). If not I find myself going to bed and logging right back on like today for instance.

    With that said I love events and love building community, I'm just not one to lead such things ( well maybe in the future) But I will assist in anyway I can, be it manpower or money.

    ICQ me at 448-196-674 to talk.
     
  5. Hoffs

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    I would like to see more events, but as I said in the Fight Night thread there does not seem much general interest. Here is the link to the forum with the proposed Ninth Anniversary celebrations and the child forum with some suggested events for it.
     
  6. Calibretto

    Calibretto Guest

    You know Memnoch it would be great for the shard as a whole if you and Hoffs could work together on such events. Not that a vet such as yourself would need help from such a new guild. But think of the possibilities.
     
  7. Calibretto

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    Please everyone take a look at these events. Alot of time and planning went into them and I think they'd be fun for all of us.
     
  8. a ghoul

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    a race would be fun...see how many people made it to umbra alive if any :gee:
     
  9. HaHa

    HaHa Guest

    That would be interesting. Racers couldnt go more than half a screen off the road.
     
  10. Czarina

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    memnoch ICQ me at 129290595 Ive been in the works of setting up a few quests and i would be glad to help you coordinate some. Had some RL stuff to tend to so put it all on hold for past couple weeks. But I would love to have the help of someone interested in setting up quests also. Id love to have more info on the crafter quest idea too. I was thinking of a hide and seek quests making use of the 10 accounts i have that are all named Czarina hehe. Anyways contact me we could swap ideas and set something up.
     
  11. I like the lifesize chess idea....I've thrown it out to a few, but they since have moved on...and I'm not a rich man nor a very good organizer, but I'd help out in anyway I could.
     
  12. Memnoch

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    I mentioned this before, at one point or another.. But I feel as if Siege can get more activities and become more active with events..

    I have ideas for events, and obviously I'm not the only one but as most of us don't play UO as a profession, I would say we all have obligations and cant put forth the time or effort it sometimes takes to hold a successful event..

    I am looking to create a pact of people who's common goal is to host successful and popular events enjoyed by all types of members of our playerbase.

    This pact will not be recognized under any guild tag, nor will it be any sort of alliance or field alliance. However, members will have a common interest of holding events, and will plan and discuess future events once weekly over a public ventrilo.

    Anyone whom is interested in this idea of being part of a group, whom has ideas, and the time to put forth on events..

    Either PM me with your ICQ or post your number here.
     
  13. Calibretto

    Calibretto Guest

    Sent you a pm.
     
  14. I speak here on behalf of the "Senior Citizens" who recently traveled from Catskills and are now part of Gilfane:
    We love player organized events and back when such things were going on in our old world we always pitched in and helped the organizers in any way we could. We participated in several "nekkid runs" and they were a hoot for participants and spectators alike. Pet tournaments were very popular also, especially the chicken fights. Almost anyone can tame a greater chicken and train it up and it is amazing how tough they can get. My pigeon is 13071026 or if Hoffs is on a committee for an event she can let us know how we can help out.
     
  15. JulianDupre

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    what would be good for UO is historical Italin ,German,English,French,armor and sword of the 1500's quests.With a two handed german sword better than a soul seeker so you did not need the shield and have to train in 2-handed german long sword but it did not take away any points from 720 but enhanced your origanil sword attack.:gun::gun:
     
  16. Memnoch

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    Pardon?
     
  17. Memnoch

    Memnoch Journeyman
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    Alright before this post gets forgotten about, or people assume I forgot about it heres a mini-update..

    Ive gotten PM's from various people, most of them even concerning a specific quest they'd like to run. I have added ICQ's and made a sub-catagory for "Hosts" on my ICQ..

    I have yet to really ICQ anyone extensively, but I will be contacting those whom have contacted me shortly today, asking some preliminary questions of whom is to write up the details and such.. Once I contact each host depending on the ETA I think the event will take to properly hold I will either schedule them according to

    1) Time to plan
    2) Time the other host(s) can attend
    3) Which event interests siege the most will be done first (will ask for a poll)
     
  18. Lord_Puffy

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    A race best idea ever 100k per person.
     
  19. Masumatek

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    I suggest changing your avatar. It is in poor taste and extremely annoying. I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't read your posts because of it. And if I block images from stratics, the reply/quote button also gets blocked, preventing me from posting.
     
  20. archite666

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    That would be just terrible!
     
  21. Memnoch

    Memnoch Journeyman
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    In all seriousness, if my avatar keeps you from reading a thread about siege events, then you obviously have no interest..

    So you have answered my question in your regards..

    And Im not going to change my avatar as Ive had no other complaints filed.

    But I have had complaints on my blessed runebooks being overpowered, so Ive started running with runes.. It sucks when I die.
     
  22. kelmo

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    I dislike your avatar.
     
  23. grim inc.

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    well ...hell...i guess ill jump on the wagon too.your av sucks,and should have a warning so to prevent any law suits. im sure you can find a better one like mine.it promotes smoking and may be able to trigger a seizure in a dark room who knows ?:)
     
  24. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    While I consider the avatar to be in questionable taste there isn't actually any mention in RoT of avatars having to be epileptic-friendly.

    A possible source of avatars I discovered is http://www.forumsextreme.com/Avatars_Funny.html

    On a different note. A really fun bagball contest that was held on Europa some years ago used Yew prison roof as the 'court' with the goals being at the West end of the two large areas and the walkways inbetween creating much mayhem at the bottlenecks. pvp was obviously included. I don't know how one normally gets onto the roof, I was gated in by someone who already had a rune there.

    We used to hold 'fightnights' on the larger, Northern roof. Multiple contests happening at once, totally informal just challenge someone, if the challenge was accepted someone cast a wall and away we went. Rules were agreed between combatants.

    Lamest fight I was challenged to was a mage who decreed 'no pots'. My char was a dexxer, Chiv was new and I didn't have it, bushido wasn't in game and bandage times were 12 seconds. She had the nerve to complain that some of her poison spells were resisted.
     
  25. AEowynSP

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    I find your avatar in very poor taste and since my best friend has siesures I do indeed have a very valid reason to be offended; it also give me a headache if I leave it on the screen to long.
    However I am not one to get my panties in a bunch over someones blatant attempt to get a rise out of people.
    There 5 people wanting it gone.
     
  26. Alizaren

    Alizaren Guest

    How about a "pretty please change your avatar?" I'll go there with the niceness!

    Even a "pretty please with sugar on top?"

    It really does hurt my eyes so I have to either a) skip past your posts or b) hold my hand up to the screen while blocking it so I can read it and sometimes when there's a lot of posts/replies by you it's just too annoying to bother with so I don't get to read your content.

    Thanks,

    - Ali