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Spring 2012 Rares Fest

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic Events' started by TandaBSK, Mar 31, 2012.

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    Great Lakes Shard April 28th to May 6th (with May 7th being a final clean up payout) Auction Host is Majestic Oaks Auction.
    Majestic Oaks Auction has been running live auction on Great Lakes for over 10 years every week. We have the same crew in tact as the last Great Lakes Rare's fest 3 years ago. One new gater who has been with us 6 months (no secure auction house access).

    Thus far locked in on our end live auctions Thurday May 3rd 8 p.m. CDT, Saturday May 5th 6 p.m. CDT, Sunday May 6th 1 p.m. CDT

    Vendor hand outs will begin Thursday, April 26th through Sunday April 29th (NO early exception. Stragglers will be added during fest as needed). Vendor mall will be the Majestic Oaks Auction castle on Artic/Ice/Dagger Isle (depending on what you wish to call it). Vendors will be 1 per patron until everyone has one then we'll see what we have to work with 94 slots in the castle, another MOA house about 20 pixels behind, another MOA spot on the island in reserve. No rental fees on vendors will be charged, only stipulation is content on vendors be rare in nature. Contact Melian at 294-317-507 about a vendor spot or reply to this post.

    Submissions for auction can begin also April 26th cut off will be Wednesday May 4th at 10 p.m. CDT. MOA staff can ONLY accept submission IN the auction house from inside the pit. Staff will be in "special uniform" and wearing guild tags. You may contact Melian, DJ Scorp, Emerald Ice, Illyana Strange or Princess Melody to arrange for staff to meet you for submission OR I (Melian) will post a schedule in a few days of when I will be in the auction house. DO NOT HAND items to anyone professing to be MOA outside of the auction pit or not in a special uniform. Our staff is well trained, well seasoned and aware of all our auction house policies, they WILL NOT be offended if you request additional security or verification.

    When submitting please include in the book, your characters name, contact info either ICQ or email and a PASSWORD only you know, the minimum bid you place will be where we begin bidding (WE DO NOT DO RESERVE PRICES or BUY OUTS*). Also please include provenance (history of the item if known), RISK or SPECIAL notes such as it rapidly decays, it will not lock down, if you equip the title will disappear as we typically see items at Fest you only see once in a great while.

    *Now we understand that this system is contrary to what many are use to. Also that some minimum bids may be prohibitive (beyond what current market or buyers are willing to spend) it is a common gripe I've read in every post I reviewed about Festival both live and silent. When setting your minimum understand that: A.) If that is the only bid we get it will be sold at that price B.) The seller must decide if the risk of loss of gold is worth the risk of a potential bidding war, it has to be their call. C.) Any items that "no sale" will be returned to the seller.

    We have many events planned throughout the week so here is some other information about what is going to be going on.
    Each event will have its own system, some will have prizes and handouts some may not. It is the goal to introduce many cross shard travelers to players on Great Lakes, expand the fun, ease of getting around. PLEASE use caution and prudence in the risks you take, while there are many wonderful folks on Great Lakes and those we've approached to run events (which I hope to have more details upcoming) have long standing existence on shard this does NOT mean in anyway Majestic Oaks Auction can vouch for the integrity of every member of every guild.

    Saturday & Sunday April 28th & 29th
    Transfer arrivals, Vendor Set up, Guilds of Great Lakes will be in the castle lobby, Information booth, there are 2 casinos active on shard Chaotic Soldiers Casino & Resort in New Magincia which has indicated it will be open for much of fest and Malonjao Casino in Luna which will be much more random and will announce open times in Rares Fest Chat channel.

    Monday April 30th 7 or 8 p.m. CDT start (depending on confirmation)
    We have the Great Lakes Roleplay Community hosting with Majestic Oaks Auction Game night. Tennatively our EM's Elizabella and Malachi may do a Meet & Greet and participate in one game. Look for "Are you smarter than a Neophyte"
    Tic Tac Dough (possibly)

    Tuesday May 1st 8 p.m. CDT our shard has its weekly EM Spy (Wine sellers) or Guard event. This calendar and event name will not be available for some time.

    Wednesday May 2nd
    **Submissions for auctions end here at 10 p.m. CDT, we wish to have all items cataloged, on site and listed for Thursdays auction.
    Tennatively we are holding open for other guilds on shard to volunteer activities.

    Thursday May 3rd 8 p.m. CDT live auction Majestic Oaks Auction outside Vesper (Buc's Den portal) we have a gater stationed in Luna each auction night. Auction staff will be: *Pratt, *DJ Scorp, *Logan, *Emerald Ice, *Princess Melody, *Illyana Strange, *Melian, Elecktra and Chelle (* all worked last Great Lakes Rares Fest and are Co-Owners. Pratt, DJ Scorp, Emerald Ice and Melian are Managers) There will be an auctioneer, broker and 2 cashier in the pit, one gater on duty which will rotate staffers. MOST payments will likely be done via vendors inside the pit because of the convenience of auditing and verifying payments. Closing auctions: the cashier/s will audit and verify with lot number all items sold, prep payments to sellers, update our data base so this process may take a little time. Payments can be made to your vendor if you have one, upon request and proper verification.

    Friday May 4th 8 p.m. CDT Majestic Oaks Tavern night on Artic Isle/Dagger Isle
    We will host a dagger throwing contest, tales of ye olde days, dice or other games of chance
    Also Tennatively other Great Lakes Guilds may opt to host more adventurous activities.

    Saturday May 5th
    Prior to auction we have a tennative for a Net Toss
    6 p.m. CDT/7 p.m. EST/Midnight or 1 a.m. Europe/Early a.m. 7 or 8 a.m. Far East
    Live auction Majestic Oaks Auction House
    Auction staff will be: *Pratt, *DJ Scorp, *Logan,*Princess Melody, *Illyana Strange, *Melian, Elecktra and Chelle (* all worked last Great Lakes Rares Fest and are Co-Owners. Pratt, DJ Scorp, Emerald Ice and Melian are Managers) There will be an auctioneer, broker and 2 cashier in the pit, one gater on duty which will rotate staffers. MOST payments will likely be done via vendors inside the pit because of the convenience of auditing and verifying payments. Closing auctions: the cashier/s will audit and verify with lot number all items sold, prep payments to sellers, update our data base so this process may take a little time. Payments can be made to your vendor if you have one, upon request and proper verification.

    Sunday May 6th
    1 p.m. CDT/2 p.m. EST Live Auction Majestic Oaks Auction House
    Auction staff will be: *Pratt, *DJ Scorp, *Logan, *Emerald Ice, *Princess Melody, *Illyana Strange, *Melian, Elecktra and Chelle (* all worked last Great Lakes Rares Fest and are Co-Owners. Pratt, DJ Scorp, Emerald Ice and Melian are Managers) There will be an auctioneer, broker and 2 cashier in the pit, one gater on duty which will rotate staffers. MOST payments will likely be done via vendors inside the pit because of the convenience of auditing and verifying payments. Closing auctions: the cashier/s will audit and verify with lot number all items sold, prep payments to sellers, update our data base so this process may take a little time. Payments can be made to your vendor if you have one, upon request and proper verification.

    Monday May 7th
    Cashier/s will have audited and verified with lot number all items sold, prep payments to sellers, update our data base so final payments can be made to your vendor if you have one, upon request and proper verification OR in counted bagged form. This is our last wrap up date to get all sellers paid and unsold items returned.

    If you have any questions or concerns please do NOT hestitate to contact me via icq, please mention rares fest or UO. 294-317-507 Melian, Events Manager Majestic Oaks Auction
     
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