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What kind of public event would you attend?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by hawkeye_pike, Dec 17, 2009.

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Please select those player-run events you would attend:

  1. Scavenger hunt

    35 vote(s)
    46.7%
  2. Fighting tournament with any gear

    23 vote(s)
    30.7%
  3. Fighting tournament with limited gear (standard weapons and armor)

    26 vote(s)
    34.7%
  4. Boat race

    24 vote(s)
    32.0%
  5. Sea battle

    30 vote(s)
    40.0%
  6. Archery tournament

    30 vote(s)
    40.0%
  7. Joust (tournament with lances)

    24 vote(s)
    32.0%
  8. Storytelling competition

    25 vote(s)
    33.3%
  9. Fishing competition

    21 vote(s)
    28.0%
  10. Foot race / horse race

    24 vote(s)
    32.0%
  11. Dungeon crawl with limited gear (e.g. only looted items)

    45 vote(s)
    60.0%
  12. Tavern night

    32 vote(s)
    42.7%
  13. I'm not interested in like player-run events at all

    8 vote(s)
    10.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    As it seems very difficult to motivate people to come to public events organized by players, I couldn't help but wonder: Do we waste our time in general, or do we hold the wrong kind of events?

    From the list below, please select the events you would try to attend.
     
  2. XD4_GL

    XD4_GL Guest

    None, because you didn't post a list. :mf_prop:

    In a serious note, I am so tired of auctions. They were cool when rares actually meant something, but these days most of the junk you find is not worth the time.

    EDIT: Ah, there is the list.
     
  3. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    I've tried to start a BagBall league.. tried to hold Siege's first battle chicken tournament.. all failures.

    It's because of my name though, not the shard.
     
  4. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    I forgot to add Bagball and trading events to the list. But honestly, I haven't seen a single bagball event on my shard in the past 2 years.
     
  5. Tina Small

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    There's a pretty cool bagball competition "track" on the Formosa shard in one of the fields west of Britain (Trammel) (at approximately 5o 5' S 9o 21' W). Looks like a fun place to have a tournament. I bet someone could duplicate it on a somewhat smaller scale or with different dimensions on an 18x18 plot.

    [​IMG]

    (Note: I just realized that for some reason the enhanced client doesn't show some of the walls on the east end of the track. In the legacy client, the east end is blocked off with more walls and there's a box where it looks like you either begin or end the competition. There's also a small table set on the ground completely outside of the walls. Will try later to get a more accurate screen shot, although this view makes a lot more sense. In the legacy client's view, it's hard to see how in the world you actually get in the track to begin with because none of the outer walls have a door in them and you can't teleport in.)
     
  6. Schuyler Bain

    Schuyler Bain Lore Master
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    Most of the time, for me, it is a timing issue not the type of event. I have two 4th graders in the house (Boy/girl twins) so my evenings are pretty much spoken for until after 9:00 PM ET at the earliest and the same goes for weekends. I do play at other times, but with the T.V., kids, wife and pets I am hardly focused on the game or in a position to fully participate. This is not an issue with the event or the organizers of the event, just the way my life works. We all have such challenges I am sure.

    All that said the month of December is particularly difficult with the extra Holiday related goings-on.
     
  7. kelmo

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    Radom little things. We have the tools to make them happen now.
     
  8. SDragor

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    What about chicken fights?
     
  9. Farsight

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    My answer, as you probably already know Cap'n Pike, is YES!

    If time permits, I will attend ANY in game event. But since my in-game time is limited, and opposite of many of our shard-mates, I can't attend or run most of the events I would like to.

    The last events I have attended are:
    Low-end-gear tournament
    EM Felucca event
    Public Harrower
    Market night
    Casino night

    My next two planned events are next year (Holidays prevent proper event attendance), and are a full-gear tournament and a market night.
     
  10. I can't say as I've ever been to a player run event. As a matter of fact, the only "events" I've been to have been various stages of story arcs, normally the big part such as the beginning of the Magincia or Moonglow events.
     
  11. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    Thank you for the poll hawkeye. Do you mind if I use the results to share with my community on Chesapeake?

    I noticed timing on some events are touchy. People should remember if your only doing events say after 8pm on your shards time zone you are still missing a major part of the community that may not be on your exact time zone. Such as those who play somewhere between 10am and 7pm
     
  12. Lord Gareth

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    If you want to be at Pacific player run events I know on Wednesdays 8 or 9pm EST Sage runs a tavern night.
     
  13. That would be nice, but I'm normally not on that late, which is probably why I've never been to any events.
     
  14. Evlar

    Evlar Guest

    I voted for "Sea Battle".

    I've not seen good sea battles, lot's of ships, mages and archers on deck in... oh, a very, very long time.
     
  15. hawkeye_pike

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    There will be a sea battle on Catskills in January. However, how big it will be depends on the number of attending players. From my experience, I would estimate that we won't have more than 2-3 groups/ships. Most players have forgotten or never cared about how to navigate a boat, and the server population seems to be shrinking.
     
  16. SDragor

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    sea battles sound like fun. if you do them they should take place in feluca.
     
  17. Warpig Inc

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    I'm still waiting for the shuffled deck of cards. And the option to deal the next card face up or face down. Shuffle box produces a fresh deck wiping out cards from the last deck from the box.

    To keep the game clean there could be a card table. First person parties to the table and invites others into the party that will be able to view a table window. Anyone opening the card table window not in the party has a view but no interaction. Chip option for a little UO Holdem. If not chips a set spread of ingots or boards could be used by active table members.
     
  18. Muu Bin

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    In keeping with the holiday spirit, I would like to see Public Floggings added to you list. :popcorn:
     
  19. Assia Penryn

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    Perhaps it might be best to ask this question of the shard you play on to get a more accurate poll. If you are having a poor turn-out of events it could be the type of events or it might be your shard's population. Figure out your target audience such as rpers, non-rpers, both, etc and tailor the events to match their interests. If you want to host a large scale shard event, probably going to have to toss out a significant amount of gold to get folks interested.
     
  20. Luc of Legends

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    I will attend almost any player run event.. I love events. No not cause i want items either jsut for the fun of going.

    only 2 i didnt vote for is battle events.. i am just not into pvp.. but do like watching.

    LOL went to my 1st Battle chicken battle.. i was about to die.. i want sooooooooo bad to heal chickens.. i was like no no cant... finger was yes yes must hit heal macro..
    so i stay in the staging area and rezzed chickens.

    All it was fun :)
     
  21. hawkeye_pike

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    One reason certainly is the shard population. It was intended to post this on UHall, because I want to get feedback from as many players as possible to get a more accurate result.