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[UO Herald] Cloaks of Silence

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    If you did not get a cloak this weekend do not worry, the EM’s will be handing these out during the week also. I know on several shards the EM’s ran out of the cloaks several times and had to be replenished. I hope everyone enjoyed the event, it was great to see so many people. I would like to thank everyone for making it so much fun for the EM’s!




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  2. TheGrimReefer

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    Wasnt There Suppost To Be More To The Event. Where Were The Crimsons And Platnium Dragons? Where Are The Shards Of The Gem Of Immortality? What About The Glass Daggers? There Are Still Some Loose Ends Here And Was Just Wondering If There Was Other Parts Or Something I Missed.
     
  3. MalagAste

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    Not over yet.... More is still to come
     
  4. Tinsil

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    What The Heck?
     
  5. Zodia

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    Glad I sold mine for 5 million then last night. Now I can get another.
    :danceb:
     
  6. Would it be possible to get some kind of schedule per shard so we can make plans? It would also be nice if the EM's would spread the times a little more across the board instead of near or at 1 extreme point of the day or the other. Would be nice on 1 day to have the event at 9am, the next at noon, the next at 3, and so on. This would allow everyone, regardless of their regular work shift or RL priorities, to participate equally.
     
  7. Nonel

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    I imagine they often do them at specific times because of their own work shifts and RL priorities. They aren't exactly making a living off running events for us.
     
  8. Don't know what shard you are on but on my shard {chessy} they were handed out one per account. So, don't get to happy you sold yours for 5m just yet :)
     
  9. Zodia

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    Nope, they aren't account bond. I know some friends who got 2 and 3.

    Some shards were handing them out at the EM house, then banning you so you couldn't get a second, but the EMs clear the ban list after about a day or 2, so then you can get a second one then.

    My shard didn't do this so I can easily get more.
     
  10. Demonous

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    yup and despite them doing that i still have a bunch of cloaks, multiple accounts 4tw, now hopefully someone will buy them before they become too common!
     
  11. Maplestone

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    Methinks that I will remember this item as a testament to Dawn's patience and grace upon her return rather than any small honor and valor displayed by my character.
     
  12. Trebr Drab

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    Handouts. Bleh!

    And no, I don't have any nor am I trying to protect values. It's just sad that this is where we are today with UO.
     
  13. Zooithion

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    Good to hear. I was all ready for the event and that was the cloak I really wanted.

    Then at 5pm the power went out and stayed off till 5am. Argh!
     
  14. Viper09

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    Indeed. I still want to use mine.
     
  15. popps

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    LOL !!!!!!

    I did not even know that there were reps handing out items AT ALL !!

    And I do read Stratics.......

    Shouldn't things like these get quite comprehensive coverage days in advance so that players can organize their gaming time ???

    Out of curiosity, in what location where these cloaks handed out and on what days and times ??
     
  16. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    So I guess the EMs need to up the production level of their Cloaking Device :p
     
  17. Dol'Gorath

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    You should have participated in the events that had been going on all week and not just trying to login for a free handout.
     
  18. Slayvite

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    Cant really say this as on Europa we were involved in another event that had been postponed due to technical difficulties. The Luna event wasnt mentioned till Friday evening (allready to late for those that had looked and seen nothing was on so arranged other things)

    I still dont know why they dont just add an Event item NCP in the Councilors guild or something, gives you a mundane quest then the reward (when there is one) then you cant take the quest again. Would work for all concerned, and yes i have followed all the EM events up to this one which i missed.
     
  19. RoseBlue

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    BUT WHY DON'T THEY DROP WHEN FIGHTING ???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Maplestone

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    Because people who like to farm drops have just had their two months of fun and the devs/EMs wanted to try something different?
     
  21. Sevin0oo0

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    /signed Popps
    >>Councilors guild
    is this new? one in every city, just One city?

    >You should have participated in the events
    How many times do I need to go, I LIVE there.
    Login, shadow wyrms, dead.
    Login another char later, dead.
    Rinse & repeat.
    I'm also dial-up.
    Most were dead before the initial screen ever displayed, WOW, What Fun!

    Bah, Think I'll go back to unattended... safer, productive
     
  22. Viper09

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    Indeed!
     
  23. Tina Small

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    If you're in the still-closed part of beta testing, log on Retribution and do some testing.
     
  24. Dol'Gorath

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    Doesn't change the fact that people should feel they are entitled to something for not participating. It's a reward, not a gift.
     
  25. Harlequin

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    Ermmm...I haven't been lucky enough to see a whiff of Luna being invaded. Not even corpses of dead mobs/players...

    I've always had terrible luck participating in EM events...Can I suggest the EMs be allowed to run automated events like the Melissa cloak event? Where it's active throughout the day and the players gets the cloak by killing the boss?
     
  26. Olahorand

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    That weekend could not see me online due to lack of Internet connection on my travel location.
    *Salute*
     
  27. Maximilliean

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    Ok, so how do we get one from the EMs?
     
  28. Tina Small

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    Harlequin, don't feel bad. Of the five people in the guild I belong to, I am probably the only one who has spent any time in Luna at all for this event, and that consisted of a whopping 75 minutes or so over the first two nights it was active. No one else plays early enough in the evening to participate. I've been very busy with other stuff (lots and lots of family time and some beta testing) and haven't had much time for it.

    I'm also still almost boycotting EM-run events. I have nothing against the EMs or Mesanna. I'm sure they are all wonderful people. However, I dislike a game system that, for the majority of the EM-run events, favors people who can play when the EMs are available and leaves everyone else who pays the same subscription fees with nothing. The +10 stealthing cloaks are the only one of the recently-introduced cloaks that even interested me. However, as soon as I saw the announcement that said they would be handed out by the EMs, I knew I wouldn't be getting one unless I buy it. For a day or two late last week, I was considering caving in on my decision to boycott the event; however, reading the descriptions of how the distribution process was being handled strengthened my resolve to avoid the whole situation. I decided I wouldn't let myself become angry or sad about the situation because the darn things are in the end, just pixels and not worth the emotional investment. I simply decided to just walk away and let the whole thing pass.

    There are some intelligent people working on and supporting this game; however, once again, we see a process that feels as if it was cobbled together, possibly at the last minute. I feel badly for the people that undoubtedly voiced their objections about its flaws, but had no choice but to go ahead and try to make the best of the situation.

    I doubt my boycotting the event and not being one of the people standing around waiting for a cloak on any of the shards where I could participate will carry any weight with the decision-makers. However, perhaps I can make a difference by saying that while I applaud Mesanna and the EMs for trying to do something that provides a lot of person-to-person interaction, I hope they will learn many useful things from this experience and use that knowledge to craft better and fairer ways of handling future events.
     
  29. Saris

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    look the thing is there was a scroll on the ground, told everyone where to go and be at what time, it was not brain surgery.

    Dail-up damn, I love UO so much I could do no less than 15mbs connection.

    :)

    Any way I had fun, it was laggy it was chaotic, and the only time I got lost was at the end, I could not see the text telling us were to go for the cloaks beacus to many ppl were begging for cloaks :)


    I have felt in the past some events fell like you have to be in some inner circle to take place in them, this was not like that, it was posted on ourr em web site, thier was a scroll at the banks telling us to go thier, then it changed.

    Plus draconi posted on UOHALL about the dawn even, and its what got me started.

    How did anyone not know where to go?

    Anyway can we bad mouth the em events a little less, let us not return to the dark ages of UO, but enjoy theese events while they last
     
  30. Tinsil

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    On Atlantic Dawn was a GM Ninja.. Lol
     
  31. hawkeye_pike

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    Listen up!

    I am a player from Europe. When the EM events start, it is usually 3am my time. Did you hear me complain once? NO! The information about announced events are available to all players. It is up to you how to organize your spare time. And not getting a Cloak of Silence isn't that much of a loss, believe me.

    Stop complaining, start contributing!

    P.S.: I do have a job and a private schedule.
     
  32. sirrojen

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    Are you familiar with the concept of having a job? Some of us need to switch our schedules around if we want to attend something that is on a specific day and time, but if we do not know when these events are going on we cannot switch our schedule and therefore participate at all, it's not even about handouts, it's about gaining the ability to attend live events. If we had some type of schedule then we would have the ABILITY to participate, but as it stands now I am not gonna take a day off if I don't know for sure that an EM is even going to be on my shard.
     
  33. Magneto2272

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    i know of at least one individual on a certain shard who 'lifted' no less than 30 cloaks of silence because the EM was making too many of them at once inside his/her backpack and the excess would simply fall to the 'ground' and this person was picking them up for over 30 minutes!

    tell me why again the cloaks aren't account bound on all shards as i had read were on at least one other?
     
  34. ok wth?
    i saw a scroll on the ground that said casca was going to speak and when i went there all i saw was me dying to the spawn.
    so what event is this? where was it? what was it?
    cloaks?
    man i read stratics too and i am lost on this one
    can someone pls tell me exactly what event and where are these cloaks?
    i tried to read most of the posts in this thread but my patience runs a lil thin on endless repetition.
    EM'S?
    i have yet to see an EM.
    i work and i dont have that much time to camp out in luna and wait for someone to announce this crap.
    is there some other website i need to be reading?

    *heavy sigh*

    how bout this: maybe one of the kind souls that come to these forums can give me the dummy version of what, where and when all this happened or perhaps when it might happen again?

    ...thx
     
  35. the 4th man

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    Personally, I can care less if you gripe or not.....if you get up at 3AM to play UO, and your an adult, that's your issue.

    Secondly, the event really could have been announced with a few more days notice than what they gave....

    Also note, I do organize my spare time, which is why UO isn't way up there....
    I do love playing, but my private life isn't going on the back burner, neither is sleep.

    If players want to complain, that's their perogative (meaning, their choice)

    A good weeks notice on events could be the norm, I don't see that. An EM takes time out their personal life to run one....well, either they volunteered or they have a lousy boss.

    Cloak of Silence, a collectors item mostly, and in a year, it'll be dirt cheap.

    later
     
  36. Tina Small

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    ????

    Your response to my post is clear as mud. Care to provide further details on what you mean when you say, "...start contributing?" I pay my subscription fees on ALL of my accounts without skipping even so much as a month. I am an active participant in the beta. I play most days and yes there are some nights when I'm still up at 3 am like you are. (If you need proof, review my post history and note some of the posting times.) And yet because I'm not a fan of the latest iteration of EM events and have tried to calmly and rationally explain why, I'm complaining and not contributing?
     
  37. sirrojen

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    I am pretty sure this thread has come down to a battle between the people who sit at home all day every day and play UO who think everyone else must do it if they do, and those of us who work and have lives. Sorry to all those people who play 24/7 but I simply cannot take every day off work to play UO just so I can have a chance at getting a +10 stealth cloak.
     
  38. IanJames

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    For those of you who have a hard time getting items at events due to the rabble and crying. . .Try playing on Siege, this is how we do it:

    [​IMG]

    Everyone sitting quietly and waiting patiently. . .
     
  39. kelmo

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    *smiles* I have seen your entire report on this event. It should be mentioned that many of the folks that gathered were in opposing factions and guilds involved in bitter personal battles.

    Nicely done Siege. Thanks for the awesome report, IanJames.
     
  40. IanJames

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    Well in the time I've been on Siege I have always seen this:

    When there is a shard event, be it EA run or player run, everyone comes together and makes it happen despite their alliances/enemies etc. This is what really makes Siege unique I think.

    When Hoffs ran the champion hunt marathon, all of Siege came out and supported it and donated all the gold to newcomers to the shard. It's really a sign of how much the community helps each other.
     
  41. Lord Urza

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    THIS THIS THIS makes me wanna play siege lol, The conduct of many players on my shard during this event was nothing more then impatient, childish, and self centered. embarassed me even.
     
  42. shanshu

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    Oh snap! All the Siege players on screen at once. Nice!

    ;)
     
  43. Lord Urza

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    I take it there was no second round of hand outs on this item? Or did I just miss it?
     
  44. Tazar

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    Depends on the Shard... Atlantic had a 2nd round at 8am last Sunday Morning.
     
  45. popps

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    8 AM whose time ?

    And where the hell are these times posted in advance ?

    Stratics front page does not seem to have the schedules posted days before.....
     
  46. Esmeralda

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    Well europa´s ems have a website and a calendar where you can look up when events will happen. Of course there was nothing like: " Event: Cloak of silence giveawy!", but an event that was about troup inspection (troup inspection = troups not good = we must give items to get better*g*)
     
  47. NewThunder

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    Perhaps you should use other tools avialable to get information, like the EM websites.
     
  48. popps

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    EM websites ?

    Never heard of any such web site....

    What are they and where can they be found at ?
     
  49. IanJames

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    http://uo.stratics.com/ Look on the right hand side under "Event Moderators"
     
  50. popps

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    Thank you for the informatiom.

    The time of day indicated there means which time zone ?

    Sidney ? London ? Hawaii ? San Francisco ? Rio de Janeiro ?

    The world is quite big and time is different around it at the same instant.......