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(Player Event) The Town Maritime Challenge

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Hoffs, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Hoffs

    Hoffs Gilfane Keeper of the Hall
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    Town Maritime Challenge

    The Town Maritime challenge is a series of events designed to find out which of our towns is home to Britannia's finest seafarers. Towns can earn points in each of five tests and the one with the highest aggregate score will be recognised as the “City of Maritime Excellence”. All town governors (or acting governors) are asked to rally their citizens to support the task and to provide crews for as many of the events as possible. With the first event not taking place for a couple of weeks, there should be time to recruit citizens and do some basic training.

    All citizens who are interested in taking part should contact their governor immediately. If you are not a citizen of a town, or have no particular allegiance to the one you are currently in, then advertise that your services are for hire!

    More details on individual events will be given nearer the time but the descriptions and general rules below should provide enough information to organise suitable crews. If there any questions or suggestions, please let me know.

    Please can all governors/organizers let me know ASAP if they are planning on entering so that I can get some idea of numbers.


    Event timetable & description

    Size Matters: 18th - 25th October inclusive
    Pirate Justice: 18th October, 3pm Eastern
    Net Result: 19th October, 5-6pm Eastern; 25th October, 7-8pm Eastern
    Fish & Ships: 21st October, 8pm Eastern
    Smuggler Interception: 23rd October , 10pm Eastern
    Naval Wars & The Final Challenge: 25th October, 3pm Eastern

    Size Matters

    Only the finest fishermen can reel in the various rare and legendary specimens found in Siege's oceans. Points are awarded for catching at least one of each deep water fish/crab type, the highest weight of each type, and the heaviest fish overall.

    Recommended skills: Fishing, pure and simple.

    Pirate Justice

    In a display of town naval prowess, crews must apprehend some of the notorious pirates terrorizing our seas. The ones that complete the appointed task first will earn the most points. And keep someone in the crow's nest to watch out for unfriendly rivals...

    Recommended skills: Combat skills plus some crafting ones to enable quick repairs.

    Net Result

    A mini-event for individual sailors to see how quickly they can kill all the monsters from five special fishing nets, which must be supplied by the entrant. Entrants may perform the challenge twice during the week if they so wish and choose which result to keep. If anyone wishes to attempt the challenge but is unable to make either of the set times then I will try and arrange an alternative date for their trial. At the end of the week, entrants will earn points for their towns depending on how fast their time was and the number of MIBs collected from monster corpses.

    Recommended skills: Whatever you need to kill sea monsters quickly.

    Fish & Ships

    Part boat race, part fishing contest, part monster hunt as teams seek to score points in a number of tasks.

    Recommended skills: At least one fisherman plus combat skills to confront sea monsters and potential encounters with rival crews. A crafter for repairs may also come in handy.

    Smuggler Interception

    The seas are awash with smugglers and blockade runners trying to illegally land their cargoes without paying taxes. Town custom officers must stop them and confiscate their goods.

    Recommended skills: Combat skills for taking on merchant ships and those of rival towns, plus maybe a crafter for repairs.

    Naval Wars & The Final Challenge

    It's ship versus ship to determine who really rules the waves. And the week concludes with a final confrontation that few will have experienced before.

    Recommended skills: Mostly PvP skills.


    General rules

    Governors are tasked with co-ordinating their town's efforts, organizing crews for the events and communicating with the organizer (me). Alternatively, a governor may appoint another citizen to perform this task.

    All characters taking part must be citizens of the towns they are representing. Participants should have a town title displayed for the events (but exceptions will be made for towns with absentee governors).

    Maximum crew size for the set events (everything but Size Matters) is five characters, though towns may use fewer if necessary. Towns can pick crews for individual events from any of its available citizens.

    Any type of character is allowed and encouraged to take part in events. It takes no (character) skill to load a cannon and blast some grape shot into someone's backside, and crafters significantly reduce the resources needed to make ship repairs. Tamers are limited to one pet of up to three control slots.

    At the set events, boats used must be of the High Seas variety (either gargoyle, Tokuno or orc class) and consequently the High Seas expansion will be necessary for those taking part. Each crew is limited to a single boat during the set events. Fisherman without HS can take part in the Size Matters contest but will be restricted to fishing up basic big fish.

    Towns with low populations that are struggling to come up with adequate crews may combine with another town to form a joint crew for individual set events. Each such town will then score half the score (rounded down) achieved by the combined crew at the event.

    Towns with high populations are welcome to enter multiple crews for set events and the town will count the score of its highest performing vessel. However, the crews must work independently. Any suggestion that one vessel is working only to support the other could lead to penalties or even the town's disqualification from the event.

    During events, ship owners must be prepared to give officer boat access to the organizer and any nominated official, and all crew are subject so snooping checks at the start.

    Ship-to-ship combat between rival crews is perfectly permissible and actively encouraged, although some restrictions on when and where may be in effect. Looting of bodies is expressly forbidden, but interference from outside parties cannot be ruled out so do not equip anything you are not prepared to lose. But above all, do not let potential PvP encounters put you off attending; just show up in a cheap LRC suit and man one of the cannon.
     
    #1 Hoffs, Aug 11, 2014
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  2. Hoffs

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    If any citizens of Skara Brae are interested in taking part, please PM me as soon as possible.
     
  3. Victim of Siege

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    I will be unable to attend them all, but any citizens of Vesper willing to participate, and or help organize, please contact me as soon as possible.
     
  4. HoldenCaulfield

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    Ack, so rare for me to be away extended, but unfortunately I have a week-long trip that week and won't be in game at all, else I would definitely be at all those events as even the times are great for being on the west coast of U.S..

    I really am disappointed that I will miss this, but will gladly support and try to organize anyone who wishes to enter on behalf of Britain. If I can find a few interested crew and someone to lead it, I will provide an update.

    Thanks,
    Holden
     
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    Yeah I'm on vacation and away too...pity.
     
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    If any of you would be interested in joining Moonglow's Team please pm me. All members will get a sash to wear in dark blue to represent Moonglow. Let's win this thing Moonglow citizens!
     
  7. Hoffs

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    Hmm, sorry to hear about the absences. The whole thing could be put back be one week (31st August to 6th September) but no later as I am away myself for a while after that. Would that help, and would that be bad for anyone else?
     
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    Likewise, Holden!

    I will be at DragonCon. If any others are going to DragonCon in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend, PM me and we'll try to hook up to share a drink. I am an 'attending pro' but may or may not be on any panels this year. My hope is that this maritime event will be so much fun that it will become a recurring event.
     
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    Either week would be fine for me. I'm working on getting a crew now. Pushing it forward a week would get 3 more cities involved which would be good.
     
  10. HoldenCaulfield

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    I can make the events falling on the 1st and later if it ends up being pushed back a week. Difficult to know which week would have higher turnout as timing in U.S. is of the last vacations getting squeezed in before school/university and then Veterans Day (U.S.).

    Maybe a poll on moving it (results/votes) shown?

    Hope it will work out for many regardless of the dates.
     
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    I hope to be on Sara's crew and I can make it most anytime....;)
    Sounds like great fun for everyone !
     
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    Okay, I have gone ahead and put up a poll. But my current inclination is to make it the following week as it also gives additional time for recruitment and training. The poll will run for 48 hours as we need a fairly quick decision.
     
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    Hmm, not a huge amount to go on with only thirteen people responding to the poll, and it is true that no matter when the dates are there will be people unavailable. But after consulting with other, and finding that the September dates do not work well for six out of the thirteen, plus the very low activity on Siege in recent weeks, and the fact that we have three absentee governors and one unwell, I have reluctantly decided to postpone the events until the next available date, which will be the 18th-25th of October.

    I will edit the original post in due course.
     
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    that may give me time to get a few Vesperians together for the event. if not, i guess i can join Katt and be a nuisance to her at least.
     
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    I think that we may get a better turn out during the late October time frame. A lot going on in the states right now with last minute end of summer trips and getting the kids back to school.

    I like the sound of things for this type of event as it seems to offer a lot for most. There is a lot of variety in the events and it will likely be a blast! :)
     
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    Agree with Troop on this.. Plus, it will give us plenty of time to advertise in GC and prepare our crews.
    ;)
     
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    *puts him in a head lock* yup.. sure why not :p just remember.. if your gonna be a nuisance Im gonna be one myself! *evil grin*
     
  18. Hoffs

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    The event dates have now been updated in the original post. As we will be into the NFL season, the opening Sunday event will now take on a Saturday. An extra mini-event has been added which can be attempted at two set times or by other arrangement with me.
     
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    From information so far, the following are planning on entering:

    Skara
    Sara Dale (Captain), Troop, Frost, CharGar plus others for individual events. Considering running a second crew.

    New Magincia
    Morgan Ironfist, Maire Cailin, Sir AJ

    Vesper
    Victim, Adrianas, Mavia

    Moonglow
    Kattasrophe, Garfield

    Britain
    Holden Caulfield, Delilah the Mad

    If you want to take part, please contact your governor/representative or PM me for advice.
     
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    Edit: Please contact next Britain Governor for joining.
     
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  21. Victim of Siege

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    Adrianas and I are still looking for any Vesper citizens interested in this event. please contact me via PM or post here if you are interested.
     
  22. Hoffs

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    *bump for Governor meeting*
     
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    I had to Catch this one today >.<

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    Very nice catch!