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[Discussion] The Rares Festival Council

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Athelas, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Athelas

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    Well as promised (and after multiple pms regarding it) I have come up with an idea on voting for future festivals. Everyone is of course concerned for their items and no one wants a repeat of what happened on Pacific. This won't be at all like the previous Rares Council, no nominations for membership and all that jazz.

    "But but but, Athelas, how will the council be chosen then?" *eyes filled with tears*

    Why that's very simple Billy, the council will be composed of all previous Rares Festival hosts.

    Voting will go as normal, proposals made as always. But the final decision will come down to the council. You have trusted your items to them in the past, who better to make the final decision.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Lord Nabin

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    Thanks for taking this on Athelas.

    I would be happy to help with Xfers to future fests as usual. It helps if I have a small house nearby the site to help with easy pick ups.

    The Lake Sup team was very kind in allowing a off to the side location for that.
     
  3. Slickjack

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    I'd be happy to serve on this committee.

    Good idea.
     
  4. Gunga_Din

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    No council, I'll be the Dictator of Rares. What I say is what you all will do. Council's are for chumps like Athelas who can't make up their minds or make the tough decisions. Athleas....you weenie !!! :)

    P.S. I'd like to join your round table.
     
  5. Green Lantern

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    Great Idea! It might be posted but any idea where next fest is?
     
  6. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    sounds good, i vote to decline gunga :D
     
  7. Athelas

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    One of the main things I like about this idea is from this we could form another rares council, if folks are still interested in that sort of thing. The festival hosts are a special breed of collector. They are self starters, hard workers and not afraid to share their opinions. That is what I like in a council. For the time being this will just be for the festivals, with ever increasing membership as they go on.

    I say bring on the proposals!

    **Edit**

    Aye I think you may be right Demonous. I would have been all for him until he admitted that he is wrong 1% of the time in the Festival Of The Grape thread. Can't have that!
     
  8. Lord Nabin

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    I really like this idea. I am happy to support the festivals with resources I have at my disposal. :)

    I think integrity is a must for a council member, followed by everything else that might be on the list.
     
  9. neptune1369

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    :thumbup: sounds good to me. I have been to the past few fest an loved them all. Left with a few things for my museum and sold what i didn't want. As long as it don't become "do it our way or no way" it sounds like a good idea to me
     
  10. Lord Gareth

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    Sounds good
    "Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy!"


    ....and I also move to decline Gunga. :heart:
     
  11. Flutter

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  12. Gunga_Din

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    Blasphemy !! You can't decline the Dictator of Rares !!
     
  13. Lord Gareth

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    We just did :next:
     
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    Is this like survivor where we vote people off the island?
     
  15. Lord Nabin

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    Does that mean that Gunga goes to redemtion Island and runs the unofficial rares fest house?
     
  16. Lord Gareth

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    Totally could be if you want. Want to vote off the Council organizer so we can do it that way?

    :danceb:
     
  17. Athelas

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    Good luck with that, my super power is management!

    Anyway, I'm currently making a list of all previous hosts. Once we know who all is currently active we'll go from there.
     
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  19. Athelas

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    Don't worry Ken, once you host your one man rares festival "Kenfest," we won't leave you out in the cold as a separate entity, you'll be roped in with us!

    As for other jobs the Rares Festival Sanitation committee is underway.
     
  20. Lord Nabin

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    *Tips a hat to Kenfest*
     
  21. Slickjack

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    I look forward to seeing the list of hosts from past Raresfests...

    I know a few, like Xuri from Great Lakes, aren't active right now, but this still is the most legitimate way I've heard to decide on "rares issues" like the festival sites...
     
  22. Bon Iver

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    Not trying to be the antagonist here but I think it should also be partly supported by public vote. Who knows if some people on the council have favorites or not. It should be a 50/50 vote.
     
  23. Athelas

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    If you'll notice in the initial post I state that voting will go as normal. In order to even get to a council vote the community will have to vote, as always.


    It won't be 50/50 as the council will make the final decision. All of the members are different types of folks but we all want the same things, a safe and fun festival.
     
  24. Demonous

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    serious question, will the hosts of the pacific rares festival be included? im not even sure exactly who hosted that festival... im going to say it was a group of random people rather than known rare collectors, but i don't think they should be part of the council regardless after what happened over there
     
  25. Athelas

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    Aye, I plan on including them. The festival itself was a good experience, the auction not so much. Should we start ignoring everyone that makes a mistake? I agree that was a big mistake, but I plan on dealing with these type situations head on, not ignoring them so history repeats itself.
     
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    i just feel that anyone who puts full trust in someone they know for only 3 months and gives them full access to billions of gold worth of other peoples rares after only knowing someone for 3 measly months should be ex-communicated.... thats like the ultimate mistake, irreparable...
     
  27. Ken of Napa

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    It has been said, that we learn more from our failures than from our successes.

    I know that I have ;)
     
  28. Athelas

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    No I agree, that was a huge mistake. But if they would like to take part in the voting I would still like to extend the opportunity. You know as well as I do that it takes a lot of work to step up and host a festival, I'm not going to cheapen the original intention because of what happened later.
     
  29. Lord Nabin

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    Lets not forget the billions were repaid by the auction house to those who had losses which was in fact above and beyond what a lot of others would have done.

    In addition do to their changes in security have not had a loss of any kind since. Including during several rares auctions.
     
  30. Lord Essex

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    I just have to say I think everyone who helped w/ the last Rares Festival did an outstanding job.. Though I wish it hadn't been on LS.. I wouldn't have spent so much damn gold.. But I had a blast and it reminded me of the Festivals we used to put on w/ UCC n all (Miss those days..:sad3:).. Anyway.. I degress.. Keep up the good work and If there is anything I can ever do to help please let me know.


    Respectfully,
    Essex
     
  31. RaistlinNowhere

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    Im totally agree with the council idea.

    About the pacific fest, its true it was a great mistake, but on the other part it was one of the best fest i were ( except the auction mistake ), and they didnt try to hide it, they said it, make the problem public inmediatley and put gold from they account to repair it.

    That make my opinion even better of how they manage it, even with that horrible mistake and im sure they have learned from it.
     
  32. lineman

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    Let the Ring Bearer Decide
     
  33. Kraxal

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    So who is the rares council and how are the decisions made on where the next fest is going to be? Obviously poles do not work and threads about these ideas and suggestions get locked. Who do we turn too? I bow to Athelas!
     
  34. Bon Iver

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    Well it is decided that the council will be previous Rares-Fest associated staff, so lets get to the proposals and voting!
     
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    A few season's back Xuri and Majestic Oaks Auction of Great Lakes hosted one Rare's fest there is some interest on behalf of the auction house and its patrons to see this brought to Great Lakes Shard another time.

    Is that something anyone would consider? If so please, PM me for my icq number or if you know Pratt send him an icq. Just exploring options, it was a lot of fun to work that auction! The crowd on shard was awesome a lot of great folks! We have the same group of staffers, save Xuri who left to do rl stuff.
     
  36. Athelas

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    Oh my my my!
     
  37. neptune1369

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    yes bring it back to Great Lakes :danceb:
     
  38. Fraggles

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    does not seem people are exactly jumping up to host rares Fest :(
     
  39. neptune1369

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    True i would love for the fest to come back to great lakes.I myself can't host but im willing to help if we find a host.
     
  40. Lord Gareth

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    Baja!!!
    I would be willing to help host one there

    or

    Chesapeake!!!

    Yea I know we just did one and don't expect to get it but you said lets get to the proposals hehe

    *Hides from WildStar*
     
  41. lineman

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    I am always willing to run or help with the auction as stated elsewhere. I like the fact that people know there rares are safe while the scum bags beat there heads knowing they will never have another Pacific, (at least not on my watch)
     
  42. lineman

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    I also think it would be cool wherever the next fest is held that it be in New Magencia. It is not time yet as the healing still continues and things are not easily forgotten, but I do foresee myself hosting one on Pacific in New Magencia. The wife and I are new residents there and there is a nice little community brewing already.
     
  43. Lord Gareth

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    *Crosschecks Lineman*

    We can do one on Baja in New Magincia!!!



    *Pulls that out of his ass and begs Bliss Marie, Manticore, Jinx, Fanny, WildStar and the BRPA*
     
  44. Bon Iver

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    Toad Town is still beside the Atlantic option.


    We even started getting some cool raffle prizes! *Being a kiss ass*


    Wink wink. ;)
     
  45. Kraxal

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    I would love to see the raresfest come to Atlantic. Especially since I have played Atlantic since 97 and missed the ones that had been previously held there. I will help promote it on other websites where more people are accustomed to reading my posts. I bet the festival will grow even larger if we have one on Atlantic because people are searching more now than ever for something to help keep them interested in the game. After being one of the heads of one of the largest guilds in the game for a long time I would love to see more and more people come back to UO. Collecting EM items and the events that are happening right now on all shards are helping. An Atlantic rarefest would be a slam dunk for collectors and for the game of Ultima Online. Thanks.