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Townships Information (Help)

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Lord Gareth, May 24, 2010.

  1. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    EM,

    Trying to get everything organized etc for rules, regulations and process for townships. Here is the information I have been able to dig up and would like to get something formal.

    *Disclaimer*
    The information provided is taken from news reports, shard meetings, emails and application process. The information provided is not approved by EA/Mythic.

    Application
    Location:
    Government:
    Established:
    Current Leaders:
    Active RP Groups:
    Town Guild:
    Guild association:
    Establishments:
    Historic Storyline places:
    Events:
    Policy:
    Rp Guidelines:
    What we offer and do in the community:

    Recognition of townships will be as follows
    one to four structures you are a Settlement
    Five to ten you are a Village or Hamlet
    Eleven to Twenty you are a Town
    Twenty one to Thirty you are a City
    Thirty one to Fifty you are a Kingdom/Empire/City-State

    Settlement status changing
    Growing in house numbers
    Decreasing in house numbers
    Size of monster invasion force

    There will need to be some common theme among the structures

    EM Dudley
    But remember. Just having a house does not qualify you as a "Settlement" The idea is to build community with this so you'd better be doing something for the community with your one house.

    EM Dudley
    Oh If you get greifed because of the teleporter. It is harassment and you can page a GM.

    EM Dudley Email
    There is no requirement that the banner must have the designation of settlement, town, etc. etc. on it, however should that designation be a part of the text requested on the banner it must fall within the specified guidelines previously outlined.

    Future Events
    Townships are being encouraged to sponsor contestants in future events
    These sponsored contestants may be eligible to gain valuable non-tangible rewards.
    These rewards would help you gain audience with the Queen

    Rolled Parchment
    Though the basics are:
    It is good for one spawning session on your enemy
    These orders cannot be used to grief
    The spawn will not last past server up
    The spawn will not be placed in the middle of an event (such as an auction, etc)

    And to answer a question that was asked in email -
    Mesanna is not going to destroy the banner of a town that is defeated during township fighting.

    1. Scrolls are the property of the possessor. How one obtains the scrolls is of no consequence to the Crown.

    2. Scrolls will only be accepted from the Township leader or their appointed ambassador to the Crown.

    The nature of the dispatch orders will be made clear before long, but don't count on your crafters not being targeted simply because they are crafters...if your crafters safety is a concern perhaps you would want to ensure their safety by posting a guard or look for future dispatch orders that enable the user to call upon defending npcs.

    Town Event Books
    A book can be locked down on your banner for upcoming events
    These will be locked down two times per month, on the 1st and 15th
    Place any books, including red leaves into mailbox




    My Questions

    Was said awhile ago you can choose between Queen Dawn, Empress and Ter Mur Queen. Has this been taken out?

    Along those lines it was the hope of some that "evil" towns would pop up. However their is not one single thing geared towards them. So should everyone just declare loyalty to Queen Dawn and call it a day?

    As far as community work, I am asking for clarification. Are you speaking of working on your own towns community or the shard community? I believe it was the second workshop that said something about doing events.

    If an EM event pops up on the same exact day and time as your event and you cancel yours to promote the EM event, then does that still count as you doing a event?

    Summit meetings I am sure everyone knows how I feel about those. I hate meetings and find all meetings boring, so its nothing against you. Just provide me a pillow hehe. Anyways they are always on Wednesday at 8:30pm ET. Some town leaders cannot make this time and I do not think they should be penalized. However is their a real reason to attend these meetings? (Side note I am just so grateful those that represent our towns love the summit lol.)

    Representatives is another thing. I have seen a few towns do this a few times. They just plop some random person who isn't even in the town government or from that town and say "I represent ....... town" I bet if you did a 5 question quiz you will find they know "Jack" about the township they just plopped their butt in. So my question is can we just throw some beggar off the streets in the seat and say.. "They represent our town."?

    Sticking with the summit table stuff. Public Works Project. "some progress on the Public Works Project, but shall continue visiting around the realm requesting input and ideas. He asked of the table for cooperation in this endeavor."

    As it stands right now. Kijustsu Anei Village, Kijustsu Anei Keys, Moria Village, Guardians Gate, Silvervale, Colt, Cimmerian Pass, Templar Village nor Zedland have been contacted to work on this "Community project" So my question is once the proposal is made is that when everyone will work on the details? Or is the proposal made then voted on?

    My opinion on the "Community Project" is I believe it to be a wonderful idea. I hope every town can have a dock, road signs, guard tower, monuments etc. Which I am assuming is the point of the Public works. I just hope the community gets to actually get in on the project discussions.

    So those are my questions. Thanks.
     
  2. EM Dudley

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    Was said awhile ago you can choose between Queen Dawn, Empress and Ter Mur Queen. Has this been taken out?

    You may choose to either be loyal to the crown, neutral to the crown, or an enemy of the crown.

    Along those lines it was the hope of some that "evil" towns would pop up. However their is not one single thing geared towards them. So should everyone just declare loyalty to Queen Dawn and call it a day?

    As I have said multiple times in the past, the dynamic by which the township series evolves is based on the actions of the player. By no means should everyone declare loyalty to Queen Dawn and call it a day, although I'm sure that would make her super happy. To the contrary, you may stand against the Crown any way you wish. If there are specifics you wish to discuss, you can always e-mail me directly.

    As far as community work, I am asking for clarification. Are you speaking of working on your own towns community or the shard community? I believe it was the second workshop that said something about doing events.

    Not sure I understand this question, perhaps you could reword it?

    If an EM event pops up on the same exact day and time as your event and you cancel yours to promote the EM event, then does that still count as you doing a event?

    As I've said in the past, the real world schedule by which I schedule events around is received with relatively short notice, and sometimes as a result there are conflicts. I'm not taking event attendance, but definitely am aware of who is and who isn't attempting an interaction.

    Summit meetings I am sure everyone knows how I feel about those. I hate meetings and find all meetings boring, so its nothing against you. Just provide me a pillow hehe. Anyways they are always on Wednesday at 8:30pm ET. Some town leaders cannot make this time and I do not think they should be penalized. However is their a real reason to attend these meetings? (Side note I am just so grateful those that represent our towns love the summit lol.)

    I'm sorry you feel this way regarding the meetings. The Summit meetings are designed to offer an IN CHARACTER way of handling matters with the Crown, as well as facilitating events between the townships and between the Crown. The main point to understand is this an oppurtunity for townships to make a play at the Crown, for better or worse. The idea is to provide a forum to shape the future township event dynamic.

    Representatives is another thing. I have seen a few towns do this a few times. They just plop some random person who isn't even in the town government or from that town and say "I represent ....... town" I bet if you did a 5 question quiz you will find they know "Jack" about the township they just plopped their butt in. So my question is can we just throw some beggar off the streets in the seat and say.. "They represent our town."?


    For various reasons, people come and go. I know for example one townships people faced some real life issues, and as a result others have been filling in. It is of no consequence who represents any given township at the table. The main point to understand is that if they are there without a blessing, maybe that is something you would want to bring up and be used to facilitate a future plot device.


    Sticking with the summit table stuff. Public Works Project. "some progress on the Public Works Project, but shall continue visiting around the realm requesting input and ideas. He asked of the table for cooperation in this endeavor. As it stands right now. Kijustsu Anei Village, Kijustsu Anei Keys, Moria Village, Guardians Gate, Silvervale, Colt, Cimmerian Pass, Templar Village nor Zedland have been contacted to work on this "Community project" So my question is once the proposal is made is that when everyone will work on the details? Or is the proposal made then voted on? In regards to this there won't be a vote. It will basically be "this is what we'd like" with the Crown responding "this is what's available. My opinion on the "Community Project" is I believe it to be a wonderful idea. I hope every town can have a dock, road signs, guard tower, monuments etc. Which I am assuming is the point of the Public works. I just hope the community gets to actually get in on the project discussions.

    You can discuss what it is you'd like to ask for behind the scenes. I have a pretty good idea where this is going though, and I will tell you it's going to ultimately boil down to a question of "this is what we want to see" and a response of "this is what's available". Obviously classifying a giant gold statue of yourself as a public works project might not be acceptable...Dudley on the other hand...:)

    Hope some of these help, and as for what's posted in the rest of the original message it's pretty spot on. I'll put together formal guidelines in the near future so there is no question.
     
  3. Lord Gareth

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    Thanks Dudley for taking the time to respond to all of that, I know it was allot. I will make sure I direct players with similar questions to your post. I am sorry if some of the questions I asked you wanted to smack me for and say "I already told you like four times!" hehe. Keeping track of the information has just been a challenge and these days I don't know which way is up, down, left or right. I figured I would just get it all out at once and save it to a word document.

    As for the Statue.... What do you mean I cannot have a three story statue of Gareth. with a massive finger pointing at them, hovering above the Savage Huts? I was looking forward to watching the Savages go insane!!! Well more insane anyways.

    Again thank you for the responses.

    ps. I will figure out how to reword my one question. I think it might have been a brain mesh. Happens when I do to many projects and have more three conversations going at once.
     
  4. kelmo

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    I thank you for the answers as well EM Dudley. Thank you Gareth for asking. I am glad I stumbled upon this thead.