Welcome to Chesapeake! Thanks for stopping by our humble little shard forum. Here is where many of our good citizens gather to converse on many of the matters that effect every day life in Britannia. Our current slogan is: <font color=blue> Welcome to Chessy. Lower your morals, surrender your Coconuts, prepare to be assimilated.</font color=blue> The following is a list of some of the many topics that have been discussed here. If you can't find information on what you're looking for, please feel free to post a message and I'm sure many of our readers will be happy to answer you! This FAQ has been built and is maintained by the good citizens of Chesapeake, and by some of the not-so-good ones as well. The information below will be no more than two months old. We hold a monthly roll call to verify that the information is current or what changes/additions to make. If there is no response on any item after two months, it will be dropped. What are some of the guilds here on Chesapeake <font color=red>House of Pain—HOP</font color=red> - We came, we saw, we ganked. About us: Looking for elite pvp? Structured, strategized battles with the best Chesapeake has to offer? Then keep looking! We here at HOP are just out for fun....OUR fun.....and that means doing things OUR way. Rules? *spits* l33t Egos? HAH! Just get the hell out of our way because i'm sure there's something were supposed to be doing. We have chaos/order, standard warring and regular fuzzy bunny stones which allow us to take part in every aspect of the game that interests us. We frequently engage oranges, threaten innocents, train skills and even occasionally....very occasionally....take part in monster bashing....BUT only if absolutely necessary. We are small but strong and stand by each other without question. What we lack in skill, we make up for with heart and sneaky, underhanded tactics. Looking to join: HOP is a small, closely bonded group and therefore closed to recruitment. The only way to attain membership is to befriend one of us enough that an invite is extended. If you are interested in just taking a look around or making first contact, drop by our Open House at the Fel Brit Gate and say Hi! The house is a little brown wooden house and is located about 25 steps north west of the brit gate itself. Questions?: Visit my website at http://www.welcometothestate.com Contact information is located on the main page. <font color=red>Rogue Squadron [PK!]</font color=red> - The True, The Proud, The Leet About us: Guild of the Rogue arts. Stealing, Looters, and PKs are allowed. The guild has been around for about 2 years *Just different guild abbv.* We dont not war unless it is provoked *i.e. Im currently "warring" another guild that is called Rogue Squadron but they wont accept so I just annoy/loot/steal from them* We are located in Felucca *Just north of Trinsic, along the coast* Rules - None really, just either have ICQ or AOL IM *Or member of stratics forums so I can PM* so I can contact you in one way in case I want to set up a guild event or a meeting. Want to join? ICQ me at 27954094 or AOL IM Screenname: CoRrAnHoRnOfUO or just PM Corran Horn *me* on the Stratics Boards. Website at http://www.uosrogues.topcities.com Where can find some vendors? <font color=blue>Felucca Forge Corwyn</font color=blue>; 66o5' S--30o47'W (Felucca) --vendor name; merchandise; (player name) <font color=blue>Vengeance's Brit Gate Vendor Mall</font color=blue> (Small white marble house, just west of the Fel Brit Gate); Vengeance/DeliriumLQ <font color=blue>Treasured Goods Shoppe</font color=blue>; 127o47'S—35o34'E (South of Trinsic, Trammel); Alarialle Where can I find some good RUNE libraries? None supplied yet. Where can I find Arms Lore houses? None supplied yet. Where can I find Lockpicking houses? None supplied yet. What is it with all these coconuts? Still waiting for DeleriumLQ's input on the subject Are there any player-run towns on Chesapeake? <font color=red>Mythendale</font color=red> is nestled in the woods just off the Western Road outside Britain on the way to Trinsic with these approximate coordinates: 28°33'S, 14°28'E. The Tavern is a fine place to gather, if you don't mind the occasional gambling Orc... *hehe* (Really, he plays a mean game...) Lucky comers are treated to some real fine RP. Are there web pages run by members of this forum? M3PhIsTo M3Ph's Shrine to Chessy PKs DeliriumLQ http://www.welcometothestate.com/ Corran Horn http://www.uosrogues.topcities.com Alarialle Treasured Goods Almanac Is there a site with everyone's picture You may find one or two at the U-Hallers in Real Life (URL). What is this PK Scorecard I sometimes see references to? Basic: 4 pts---Solo 1 pt----Offers challenge 1 pt----Answers when spoken to 1 pt----Healthy victim 1 pt----Victim not fighting monster 1 pt----Resurrects victim 1 pt----Heals or Gates victim Adjustments: +2 pts---Honorable (honors conditions of challenge) +1 pt----Does not kill mount (horse, etc.) +1 pt----Saves mount if endangered +1 pt----does not loot +1 pt----does not use magery -1 pt----attacks crafters -1 pt----Noto type -1 pt----three or more in gank party -1 pt----uses blue healer +/-1 pt----discretionary How do I make one of those cool sigs? The following was provided by Raspberry Jello. Well, first you have to decide what kind of sig you want. Would you like something with pictures? Simply a text sig? Do you want something that contains pics from UO or would you rather just have pics you got from the net? Once you have decided what kind of sig you want, you need to gather up the pics (if you are using pics). You know how to save images from the net I'm assuming? Simply right click the image and save it somewhere on your comp or a disk. Just be sure that the images you take are free for your use. I'm not going to bother providing links on places you can find images, any search engine will provide much more than I could link to. If you really want some orignial stuff, I suggest looking at art sites rather than just looking for a good library. Check the FAQ for the site or send an email to the artist to see if they mind you using their stuff, some do and some don't. Never hurts to ask though! If you want UO pics in your sig, then you need to get those. You can do that a couple of ways, my preferred way, is to get screenshots. There are lots and lots of screen capture programs out there. You can use any one you like. There are several designed for use while playing UO, but any screenshot program will work. some free screenshot programs I have used include: uo outpost screenshot utility uo screenshot utility grabby grabber2k I prefer grabby of those listed, but depending on what you will be using it for, one of the others may suit your needs better. Grabby and grabber2k both offer you the choice of taking timed pics (nice for getting shots while fighting since you don't have to keep taking the pic) or by using a hotkey. But look at the features and the size of the programs and decide for yourself what you like. Another option for getting pics to use in a sig is using a program like inside uo or character viewer. I can't offer much advice on these, I prefer the screenshot method. Now that you have the pics you are going to use, you need to create the sig. Lots and lots of ways you can do this. Most people have some kind of paint program on their comp. That program typically allows you to view your pics and do most basic editing. If you want to go a little further, you can invest some cash into a good program with all the bells and whistles, or you can be cheapskate like me and get a free one. A couple you can try are ifran view or photoplus 5. I use photoplus 5 and love it. The completely free version no longer lets you create gif images, but if you want that option, it only costs one dollar. I've been using this one for over a year and I think it's simple to use. If I ever decide to invest some cash, I'd upgrade to one of their products. But for free, you can't beat this one in my opinon. It also makes animated stuff simple to create and alter by breaking it down frame by frame. And plenty of neat effects you can play with too. If you don't want to take up space on your comp with a viewer/editor of your own, there are some free ones on the net. I suggest trying gifworks or imagemagick studio. Gifworks is simple to use but has a size limit on the graphics and only lets you alter gif images. Imagemagick takes some time to learn but doesn't have those restrictions. There are many sites that offer a place to do free text sigs/banners. Rather than list them, try this site for some examples. They don't list flamingtext which is a pretty good one imo so I'm gonna mention it. So now you've got your sig, what next? Now you need a place to host it. Lots and lots of options for this as well. However, the common spots for doing your own site, are not always the best spot for hosting an image. Many of the big free sites (Angelfire, Geocities etc.) no longer let you. Check with your internet provider, most offer you some webspace. Ask a friend to host it if you are that lazy. Or, try hosting it using a site listed here. I use space provided by my isp, but there are free hosts out there, you just have to find them. I hope this info helps, and if anyone needs a little more, feel free to pm and I'll do what I can. Creating sigs isn't hard, but you do have to take the time to learn how. And be sure to pay attention to the size of your sig, Stratics (and most other sites) have restrictions on the file size as well as the pixel size of the graphic.