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NEWS [UO.Com] Ultima Online’s 20th Anniversary Party

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  1. UO News

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    Greetings everyone, We are happy to announce the details of our 20th Year Anniversary Party!. The dates are September 22nd and 23rd, 2017. Please go here to read about the activities, the location and rooms, and make sure you fill out the registration page if you are going to be joining us this year to help us celebrate. Please note the registration deadline to take advantage of the discounted room rates is March 31st, 2017. After that you can still register but the rooms will cost more. Space is limited so please register early! To cut down on confusion I […]

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  2. Dot_Warner

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    The registration link doesn't work, it gives an error message of:
    [contact_bank form_id=2 show_title=false show_desc=false]
     
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  3. Keith of Sonoma

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    Right! It gave me the same error message. :(
     
  4. Archnight

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    I confirm :(

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  5. Keith of Sonoma

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    Maybe it will get looked at in the next round of "bug fixes"! :) ROFL
     
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    You need to go to the account management site to register. Good luck lol
     
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    I'm betting it will be fixed within the hour...

    @Kyronix
     
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    Hmm, I just tried, and got the same error message. :(
     
  10. Dot_Warner

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    Nope, not fixed. tried it in Edge, Firefox and 2 different flavors of Chrome...same error.
     
  11. petemage

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    But don't expect it before the 20th anniversary party. They got their hands full! What a funny bunch of people but somehow I still pay them money.
     
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    Now it's working!

    Though it should probably ask for people's contact info...

    Edit: Also, one of those pages should have the telephone# of the hotel to make a booking...
     
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    Well, you cant fault them for their consistency in being incompetent
     
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    Nah, at the location they won't have heard anything of an UO anniversary party anyway and you will have to send Mesanna an email to get in.
     
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    "Bonnie, can you please check the link I put into the announcement for a sec?"
    "Sure, I'll add it to the list"
     
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    Derp... This hotel runs about ~$100+ a night.

    Their phone# is (703)713-1234

    What is the discount? What kind of room does that get us? Do we have to say anything specific when booking?

    @Mesanna @Kyronix
     
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    Ditto: If I come, I may have to wrangle a driver for part of my transportation, that won't be a UO player (and will probably take shuttles and public transportation to do museum type stuff while I'm at the party).

    If I have the driver, I'll be staying one night and be needing a room of my own.
    If not, I'll need 2 nights (Thursday & Friday), and will need to find someone to split a room with.
     
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    $100 a night? Holy shiznit....seriously? sighs

    I just did a quick check for me and my kids (Yes I'd have to bring them with)

    Room.jpg

    If you book it now, that's not bad...not sure what Mesanna's discount rates are going to be, probably depends on how many people register.

    But the airfare is what kills me...cheapest is $667.....(Wish I had a babysitter) With just me it would be around $230...still a bit steep for a single mom lol.

    Oh well...hope ya'll have fun!
     
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    It just asks how many nights you will be staying. I think once Mesanna gets a rough estimate she will then go to the hotel and say, "I have X# of "reservations" what can you do for me. Just a guess though.
     
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    Hotels usually have pre-set group rates though, ones that usually goes along with the rental of a conference space. So they should have some idea of what the rates would be.

    Why register now, without rates, if you discover that the rate when it's revealed is too high? Things like that can scuttle a trip.
     
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    True.
     
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    There are a large group of hotels in the area, check one of the online hotel booking services for a better rate on a hotel. This area tends to be on the high side (Northern virginia), but you can get a better rate, just may not be the standards of a Hyatt.
     
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    The next question is will there be group transportation from the hotel to the park? BS provided? Public transportation? Do we need to rent cars or call cabs/Uber?

    Planning is key.
     
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    Registered for the party!

    Hopefully we will hear about Hotel discount information as soon as possible so that we can book arrangements accordingly.
     
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    You guys have fun there.
    I am not planning to go any more. Had to renew my visa this year and it was immediately denied.
    Didn't even get to go to the consulate for an interview. Oh well, I bet Canada is lovely at that time of the year.
     
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    At the 15th I started out sharing a room with a friend, and it ended up 4 of us, I doubt there will be a problem finding a share.
     
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    Registered. I'm sure all the details for transportation, hotels etc will be resolved during the next 6 months.
     
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    Do you need a letter from someone in the US? Sometimes that can help clear some hurdles. Specially during the current.. heck, I'm not even going to go there. :grouphug:
     
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    Registered, but it didn't ask for contact info. How do we know whether our registration is confirmed?
     
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    I am in, See ya all there.
     
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    Looking forward to meeting folks and the festivities. Haven't decided yet on driving (1700 miles one way), or flying.
     
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    2807 miles. (each way)
    hmmmmmmmmm
     
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    2,844 miles each way. $322 one-way 7hr flight, $249 for a 63hr o_O Amtrak ride or I could start walking...
     
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    Walking...gets you into legendary pvp shape.
     
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    Only worth it if it lets you kill yellow names...
     
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    Run Forrest RUN!....
     
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    My rule of thumb is, if it's over a 2 hour drive, I FLY! LOL
     
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    While that ought to help, I have already rearranged vacations plans to visit UK and Canada instead. Three international trips in one year is just not doable.
    Still, I am a bit salty about this whole visa business. There was no problem securing it in 2008, and there was zero incidents during the 4 days I stayed in the US. And I left a fair bit of money at the local economy during those few days.
    Oh well.
     
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    You miss all the fun of a road trip by doing that though! Last year I drove from Miami to Denver and back again (yes I'm crazy), and it was great. Flying is faster of course, but the random little fun places you find in the middle of nowhere on road trips make up for the longer travel time :)
     
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    Good point. But not happening for me though! I HATE to drive. Thank God our family ranch is only about 1 1/2 hours away from my home, or we would have to put a landing strip in to get me there for holidays!!! j/k ROFL
     
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    I will be submitting for the time off tomorrow and once approved, I will be turning in my registration.
     
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    Awesome! It will be interesting to see how people are there.
     
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    And how super awkward everyone is in person! :gee:
     
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    Coming from Seattle.


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    There are a lot of places within about 5 miles of there that are cheaper, I reserved a room 4 miles away for $75 for the night. It's a 6 1/2 hour drive and well, I'm up and about around 3 am Fridays anyway so I'll just drive straight into the first day festivities and go from there.
     
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    Hmmmm Only 410 miles or so ... almost 7 hour drive. Not too bad. And I could take extra time after to drop over to W. Virginia and see my niece.