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(Player Event) The great shard transfer continues! - FINAL DAYS FOR DROPOFFS!

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by BrianFreud, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. BrianFreud

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    Garp! Ok, it's Christmas gifts time, which means it's time for me to start up the rest of the shard transfers! :D

    One moment, time for the obligitory pony... :mylittlepony:

    Actually, I'm waiting until the 7th, to give Jack Sparrow time to get back from travelling. But in the meantime, anyone who wants a ride, it's time to collect gifts and pack up :)

    I will be transferring from the following shards:
    • Asuka -> Chessie
    • Atlantic -> Chessie
    • Catskills -> Chessie - full, once Ivy and Jack get me their bags.
    • Europa -> Chessie
    • Formosa -> Chessie
    • Great Lakes -> Chessie
    • Hokuto -> Chessie
    • Izumo -> Chessie
    • Lake Superior -> Chessie
    • Mizuho -> Chessie
    • Pacific -> Atlantic
    • Pacific -> Chessie
    • Sakura -> Chessie
    • Wakoku -> Atlantic (space is very limited)
    • Wakoku -> Chessie
    The ride is free, but first come, first serve. :) I'll start taking bags on the 7th; contact me via ICQ 23573865preferably, or try to catch me via general chat on Chessie or a PM here. Depending how late it goes, I'll try to take bags after Ivy's auction on Friday as well.

    Two quick important things! First, I already know there's at least 10 people wanting a ride on each shard. So *please* try to bring only what you actually want, not just every bath tub and SOA book you happened to get. :wink: Second, if you're about to throw some stuff out and claim points items, STOP! Let me trash them there, and collect for you on Chessie. There's a hard limit on item count, but I can carry unlimited numbers of points for free. ;) If you don't have anything you want me to carry to Chessie, but do have junk on other shards that you want me to trash for points, that's fine too.

    Any extra unused and unclaimed cleanup points from each shard I will use to collect items which I will then auction off on the forums, with the proceeds being donated 50/50 between Ozog (Pitmuck) and Ivy (Vesper), to support RP events by those cities. [ Riyana whiterabbit ]

    Also, if you happen to be trading gifts with anyone, and want to help even out the loads a little, I know already that Europa is going to be a tight squeeze, but Catskills, LS, and Pacific (to Chessie) will have plenty of room.

    Last, please do not give any items to anyone to carry home unless you are certain that it is me!

    Brian DeSpell

    PS, if anyone else is planning a transfer on one of the other shards, and would like to be part of this, please contact me. :)

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    :banana: ADDED 12/3:
    I don't know if it'll be this month, or next, but I'll also be doing Formosa -> Chessie, so make sure you collect your gifts there too!
     
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    I am taking bags at the moment. ICQ me, or come find Green Thumb on the second floor of Luna on Chessie. :)
     
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    *Stamps Brian DeSpell/brianfreud2 as a 110% Safe and Trusted Trader*
     
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    I will not be around until late on Friday. I will be out of town on Saturday night. Then Sunday the transfers start. I will be doing 2 a day right through the 26th.

    So time is running out, and space is starting to fill up.

    If anyone still has items for transfer, or anyone has anything to donate for points, please get them to me ASAP. I will be taking bags all tonight and tomorrow night. If you do not use ICQ, send me a PM here; I likely won't have time to be on Chessie much.

    Tentative schedule (revised 12/17):
    15th: Pacific (to Chessie)
    16th: [none]
    17th: Asuka (#1) and Asuka (#2)
    18th: Lake Superior and Europa (#1)
    19th: Catskills (#2) and Pacific (to Atlantic)
    20th: Great Lakes and Asuka (#3)
    21st: Wakoku (to Atlantic) and ?
    22nd: Sakura and Mizuho (#2)
    23rd: Wakoku (to Chessie) and Europa (#2)
    24th: Atlantic and ?
    25th: ? and ?
    26th: Hokuto and Izumo and Formosa

    Still to be scheduled, possibly when I get back from vacation (week of Jan 10th), depending on what time permits:
    • Catskills (to Chessie or possibly Atlantic) (#3)
    • Chessie (to Atlantic)
    Shards in purple have already made their trip. Shards in green already have their toy boxes.

    Brian

    PS: If anyone has xmas 2013 gift boxes on other shards that they don't want, I'll very happily take them off your hands. I'm also still searching for boxes of snow piles from the red 2008 tickets. :D
     
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    I'd like to double stamp that, Brian is super trustworthy (and a pretty good guy to boot)
     
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    Taking bags all night tonight; time is running short, please get bags turned in ASAP! :)
     
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    I'm taking bags again for the next hour or two; ICQ 23573865
     
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    Taking bags again tonight. I need to rearrange the schedule again later tonight, to try and accommodate the toy soldiers' coming out. :)

    For anyone who wants to collect them, here's the location for every shard (including ones I'm not xsharding from):

    Asuka: in front of the Tram WBB
    Atlantic: in the back of the orc cave, protected by guardian spawn
    Baja: plaza behind councelors guild East Britain
    Catskills: In the little cave near Covetous on the far western tip of the mountain.
    Chessie: moving from tram bank to tram bank - today @ east Trinsic bank
    Drachenfels: luna stable
    Great Lakes: Go to Heartwood in Tram Yew. Then go SE down the path to the first thatched roof house. It has a big dragon on the roof. Toy box is in front of that house.
    Hokuto: NEW LOCATION: inside the wbb, on the left in back.
    Izumo: Luna stable
    Lake Austin: in front of WBB
    Lake Superior: to the left of the WBB by the white gate
    Mizuho: Luna stable
    Mugen: center of luna bank
    Napa: Blackthorn's castle, main floor just north of the dinning room area on the west side, by the bookshelves.
    Oceania: NEW LOCATION: Luna bank
    Origin: at the EM hall in Britain
    Pacific: trinsic tinker's guild
    Sakura: Luna stables
    Sonoma: Serpent's hold, royal guard meeting hall far north
    Yamato: Castle Blackthorn

    Brian

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    A maxed out Pacific (955 items) is now en route to has now arrived on Chessie. :) I'll be unpacking it when I get home from work tonight. Next up: Asuka.

    Anyone who still needs to get toy soldiers from Pacific, let me know, but ASAP. I'll still be able to get them to Chessie via the Pacific -> Atlantic and Atlantic -> Chessie xshards.

    THE SCHEDULE CAN AND WILL CHANGE TO HANDLE THE TOY BOXES. DO NOT WAIT! :D GET ANY LAST BAGS I TO ME TONIGHT SO I CAN FIGURE OUT WHERE I STILL NEED TO BUY MORE TOKENS!!!! :D

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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    I had to wake up way too early for work today (4:30 am ugh), so I didn't have time enough to get Asuka fully packed and shipped out last night. I will be home from work around 6 EST tonight. First I will get the Asuka #1 and Europa #1 off to Chessie, then I'll be unpacking Pacific and those 2 loads on Chessie. I will contact you when you have any bags to pick up. I've adjusted the schedule to allow for the delay, plus to give as much time as possible to drop off any last minute toys. :)

    Meanwhile, make sure to collect Atl and LS toys, plus any other toys you don't yet have. Let me know via ICQ when you have bags ready for pickup. :)

    Also, for those who have given me bags and who live on Chessie, can you place a mailbox or two at your house, and then give me a rune to that mailbox? That way I can just let you know when the mail is delivered, rather than try to temporarily store all 21,000 items that'll be flooding into Chessie. :D

    Thanks!
    Brian
     
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    Brian is great and very very trustworthy!!

    Rathgar
     
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    Anyone who missed Hokuto's toy soldiers last time, the clickie is back. It is now located inside the wbb, on the left in back.

    Important: for anyone who may be collecting together toys for their guild/etc for transport, this new toy is not 100% identical. The original spells the name "Oy". The new clickie spells it "Toy". It appears that you can only collect from the new clickie if you did not collect one on Hokuto when the box was on top of the wbb.
     
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    Hey guys, just an update: with the addition of all the toys, UO at least tripled the number of pickups of items, which eats a lot of time. With those, plus actually packing the transfers, there's just not enough time to also unpack and sort and deliver packages over the next couple days. I'm off work next week for the holiday starting Monday, and will have more time to get everything done all the same day.

    This Sunday, I should be able to get enough time to work through the backlog, getting it all sorted so I can start delivering your bags out. Uuntil then, I need to focus on pickups and packing, else I'll run out of time to actually get the transfers done (due to the 24 hr wait/account between xshards).

    For the next couple of days, though, please try to hold off on ICQs asking to pick up your bags. I promise I'll be in touch as soon as they're ready. :D

    Thanks for understanding. :)
    Brian
     
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    Posted from my cellphone... My net is down due to weather. Hopefully it'll be back tomorrow. Meantime, I will be doing *final* pickups for Pac, GL, Asuka, Sakura, and Mizho Saturday night, assuming my net is back. If anyone could collect Patience and CK's from them, for all shards, it'd be a great help, as they don't use ICQ / have been having trouble with it lately.

    Also, in cooperation with Voodoo, Lexfixr, Lady Lavender, THP, and Lady Damia, we are working on expanding our coverage to *all* shards, but only for toy soldiers. We don't have every shard handled, but if this works, it'll let me additionally get your toys back from Legends, Drach, Sonoma, and LA. We're still working on Arirang, Balhae, Yamato, Baja, Napa, and Oceania. At the moment, though, get them all together on those shards too (green = has toybox); time for collection will be tight if we can make this work. I'll keep you updated!

    Brian
     
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    Net is back! I'll be home around 4 today to make pickups and get all these shards packed and xsharded to catch up with the schedule. :)

    Jut to update:
    If you have not yet dropped off, and you want a ride, I need any toys/bags from Pac, GL, and Asuka by 9 EST tonight pm EST.

    Then I need Sakura, Mizuho, Drach, Sonoma, and LA no later than 9 pm EST tomorrow night.
    IMPORTANT: For Drach, Sonoma, and LA, they're being carried off-shard (to meet me on other shards) by others; *only* toys on those 3 runs!

    Legends has not gotten its toybox, but it will also be handled by others to meet me on other shards. So when that toybox hits, snag your toys there and get them to me asap.

    EDIT: UPDATE: I forgot to include one shard. Origin also will be a only toys shard, to be dropped off to me on Sunday. That shard will be slow getting back to Chessie, as the carrier is waiting on his shield there. But they'll eventually get back to Chessie towards the end of Jan. :)

    Thanks,
    Brian
    ICQ 23573865
     
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    Hi all. Power to my street is out. They're fixing it but no eta. As soon as power is back ill be on icq and taking bags/toys.

    Brian
     
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    Power's back; just loading UO, can take dropoffs in about 5 min
     
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    Add Baja and Arirang to the list of shards I can take on! Only toys though, please! :D
     
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    Add napa as well to the list of toy-only shard!

    Just lost power yet again.
    Transformer exploded this time :p

    Will continue pickups in the am.

    Sunday then last call for PAC gl asuka miz and sak

    Thanks
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    Posting from my cell phone:

    To everyone catching a lift with me, and everyone I'm helping to get toys back from all the various shards:

    First my apologies for this delay. I'd been pushing to get every xshard finished, and delivered, before I leave town on the 27th. However, mother nature had other ideas. The ice storm caused significant damage, anbd took out power to a little over 600k people here. I've been without power since Saturday evening, and the power company now tells us it may be until the weekend until we again have power restored - they've so far only managed to get 75k houses back on the grid.

    Even if they get my power back tomorrow, that puts us right at Christmas for dropoffs, and I'm not going to make everyone have to choose between family and getting toys/etc dropped off to me. :D So, I have to make the decision I've been trying to avoid. I will push all pickups and dropoffs until I get back from vacation, on Jan 13th or 14th. If I happen to get power this week, I will happily take any dropoffs I can, but I'm not going to be running any further xshards/dropoffs until I get back in Jan.

    For anyone who already has dropped off, or caught a lift on one of the few xshards that has already happened, your items are safe. In this, I thank Rathgar for helping me to make sure a transfer crate got emptied before expiring, after I lost power.

    So have a great holiday, enjoy your families, collect every toy, and get in touch with me on ICQ. If I can get your items before I leave, I will. Otherwise, I'll see everyone in the new year for final dropoffs, and very shortly after, be giving you all your toys/etc to play with on Chessie and Atl. :)

    Brian
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    PS: We still need help getting Yamato, Arirang, Oceania, and Baja off-shard to Cats/Europa/Chessie/Atl. Please PM me if you can help! A little challenge: If we can get people for 3 more of those 4, I'll volunteer to personally buy one more token to cover the 4th. :)


    PPS: For those I've talked with on ICQ, forgive me if I drop out suddenly; our cell towers aren't coping well w/the power outage, and I'm charging the cell with my car :p
     
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    Some photos til I'm back... :)

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    The morning after

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    30 foot cedars bent in half under the weight of the ice (most have snapped in half now)

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    Maple tree deed + snow tiles + lots and lots and lots of icicles :D

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    Pretty much the type of damage I see anywhere I look

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    Toronto skyline at 11 at night, with not a light on. (The glow is Rochester and Buffalo from the other side of the lake)

    Brian
     
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    Thanks, permissions should be fixed now
     
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