Ahoy mates, last night while ah' was drunk day dreaming by the Buccs Den harbor ah' thought up an idea that could benefit the Siege community. It's very rare we get to see us all as a community, it seems the last big gathering i saw here on siege was during the memorial of the late player behind Ginsu, God rest his soul. Why can't we gather like that once or bi-weekly to discuss shard issues. Ah' think me a Siege Community Night would be a swell thing to have. Why you may ask well here are some things we would be able to discuss at such a meeting. 1) RP or regular player run events in general. People who are new or NEW or returning or just bored sitting around with nothing good to do can learn about the latest player run events. Event Moderators can spread the word to those that dont read the boards often. Also any interested in helping the EM plan events could volenteer at a Community Night. 2) Guild recruitment can take place at Community Nights. This would be a great way for guilds to reach out and recruit some new blood. Also, anyone who is guildless or new to the shard can come and learn about the various guilds in our community. This is also a great way for Role Players to meet other RPers. 3) Player Run Quests. Not sure how many may be interested in this but if there is a general interest player run quests can be a possibility. 4) One of the most important things Community Nights will provide for our Shard is Shard News! Our siege reporters seem to have hung up thier ink and quills for some time now. Perhaps if these meetings were done once a week those who could not attend can read up on the happenings of said Community Night. Shard news is always + for the community and i'de like to see some more of it. 5) Open Floor Discussion. Questions, Concerns, Comments, and Opinions would all be welcomed and encouraged during a Community Night. We should work together to improve this shard and any advice would be great. 6) Post Meeting Activities! A great way to end the meeting with some after meeting adventures or such. These can be (but not limited to) Dungeon Crawls, Doom hunts, Dart Tourneys, Archery Contests, PvP madness, etc. There are plenty choices out there so there can be a new things every Community Night. Now those are some of my reasons for hosting a Community Night. Would any of you like to see this happen, and if so should they be Bi-weekly or Weekly?? We would also have to agree on a set day and time that would be convenient for most to attend. Location is also an issue. I have two spots in mind, we can either hold these at the Skara Brea Community Center or Buccs Den. Skara would be nice because there is GZ to protect people from greifers. Though any Reds in attendence would not be given the same protection leaving them open to attack in a room filled with blues. In Buccs Den there is no GZ but also leaves us open to raids which would create chaos in the meeting. One good idea i got is for everyone show up to the meeting as ghosts. That way no one can be greifed and we could all understand each other. Also any passer-bys would see this congregation of ghosts and might become curious enough to pop in as a ghost to see what the hype is about. This whole thing is just an idea, lemme know what you think, maybe we can make it happen for the good of OUR shard. Yaharr!