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(NEWS) Interview with EM Dudley

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Merik, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Merik

    Merik Guest

    [​IMG]Interview with EM Dudley[​IMG]
    Luna City Bank
    August 28, 2009


    So Dudley. The entire shard wants to know. Where have you been?

    Canada. Eh? Exploring Shipwrecks.

    So since you were in Canada and said Eh?.... Are you Neo of Lothlore?

    It's quite nice there this time of year and the
    poutine is quite delicious.

    Recent Uhall Posts show Chesapeake not to happy with
    its EM staff. What do you have to say about this?

    It's unfortunate that there are those that are unhappy with how things are
    going. I did read the feedback. It's important for people to understand that
    while we are employees this is not our primary career. We put in as much
    time as we can on top of what we are required to do. In order to bring
    stimulating and fun experiences. That will suite all manner of playstyles.

    Many Chesapeake citizens are unable to follow the Commander Foxx
    Quests. Only a select few know anything about it. Does our EM staff plan to
    have different ways to learn about the Commander Foxx Quests?

    Dudley: I wouldn't call it a secret. And I certainly wouldn't characterize there
    being a select few who are involved in said quest lines.

    When 8/10 people don't know who Commander Foxx is....
    I find it to be a select few.

    We utilize a number of ways to disseminate Information. The advertisers,
    Scrolls, Criers and so forth. But nothing beats good old fashioned word of
    mouth. You guys are the news makers after all. *Grins*

    Tell me, New Haven City seems to be the only ones
    knowing about Commander Foxx. Why is that?

    Perhaps the citizens of New Haven are more well read then other citizens?
    *Shrugs* Commander Foxx was introduced at a Hall of Commons meeting
    initially. Which are open to the public and I encourage all citizens to
    attend them.

    Perhaps that is my own fault. I am not welcome around most of
    the --- members who you meet with in New Haven.

    I also find that New Haven has the attentive and active
    population of players.

    With that in mind. Do you find the New Haven population to be
    around the same people? Does it change much in the guild abbv
    you see and player names?

    I find there to be a core group of players that attend the Hall
    of Commons meetings regularly.

    And when was the last Hall of Commons Meeting?

    Shortly before the King blew up the hall.

    So.... a month ago?

    Which I didn't think was very nice of him. Ruined my prized tulips *grumbles*

    I am not trying to hurt you Dudley. These
    are just questions on many peoples minds.

    Dudley has a thick candy shell. No questions can hurt his feelings,

    So when was the last Em Commons Meeting?

    Right before the king blew it up. Which was approximately
    one month ago me thinks.

    A date would be helpful. Close enough. So from what you have said.
    The ones who attend the EM Commons Meetings and are in New
    Haven are the ones who are only interested in Em events and
    storyline? But the last EM Commons Meeting was a month ago....

    That is a deduction you have concluded. I cannot say what anyone
    may or may not be interested in. I present only as wide a range of
    events as possible. To suite various play styles citizens may have.

    The recent scrolls and EM announcers do not give locations for
    these events, How would one know where to even go for Em Events?
    Such as the scroll next to me now.

    *Points to the one to his right*

    No location.

    She instructs you to see Ser Brightblade in Trinisic Felucca.
    Ser Brightblade can provide the location of the Duelist's Edge.
    If you are worthy of his quest. For those who wish to do
    the mini quest for membership prior to the actual matches.
    Gates are posted from key locations to the Edge. For those
    who may have not had a chance to do the quest or did
    not want to.

    All she says is. "Next Qualifyin round for the battle royale
    is this sunday 8/30 11pm et." She says nothing about Ser
    Brightblade. Where are these key locations?

    They are, and always have been from the Britain Counselor's
    Hall. Should that location need to be amended for logistical
    purposes notice will be given. Content on the website is
    updated at my ability. Time spent updating the website is
    time taken away from setting up events I also prefer to
    utilize in game mechanics for notification as well as content.
    My primary function is to be in game. Serving the Chessy

    Since the website has not been updated since June
    17, 2009 people should not use the website anymore?

    I would check it occasionally for updates. Critical
    information will always be available in game first and on the
    website should it be warranted or necessary. Example being
    lists of previous teams and such. As we did for the last edition
    of Captain Bloodrum's Challenge

    Never heard of it but, I'll look it up.

    Captain Bloodrum's Challenge?


    The Treasure Hunting Race

    Sorry. I must have been in the city of Yew.

    Me? I'm not a city. *Says Proudly* I'm Dudley!

    No its
    hehe. Not you you, Its Yew you know?

    People wanted to know if the EMs would open a center
    for directions to locations, announcements and general
    information on events in a local area. Besides a bank. An
    actual building for these events.

    The Hall of Commons serves as a focal point for interaction
    between the community and the Em staff. I encourage
    all person to attend.

    Well the Hall of Commons has been in rubble for a month now.

    That coupled with the Counselor's Hall serve as
    those areas for departure and logistical distribution of
    participants for events. As for central area for hosting
    events. Some are specific based on the fiction and content
    behind the event. Whether is be local or a UO community
    wide storyline. For some smaller events we have a lovely new
    Fair that will be utilized soon. Such as the Championship
    food eating competitions As well as dog catching competitions.
    Dart competitions so on and so forth. As for the current
    state of repairs to the Hall of Commons I'm told Lady Dawn
    promised to have it rebuilt and that construction has
    already started.

    One thing some wish to give the Ems as a heads up.
    Those who have been active in you RP storyline and
    mini events Don't share the information with the rest
    of the population. Just so you know.

    With a fine news reporting staff such as yourself.
    I'm sure that will become less of an issue *grins*

    Even I am not welcome in certain placed. *smiles*
    Anything for me before I depart?

    Do I get a cookie now?

    I only give out Triple Cookies Cakes.

    Oooooo *Eyes Widen*

    I will have one made up for you next time we meet.
    *Access communication crystal*
    Lady Katherine, Juliana Baker I got a job for you!!!!

    Yippy Skippy! *Spins*

    Thank you EM Dudley for taking my questions. I know
    some seemed harsh. Again I do have a major respect
    for you and Em Vladimere so you know.


    *Shakes Hand* Thank you for speaking with me.


    Hehe that works.
  2. Lissa Eldi

    Lissa Eldi Guest

    Way to turn an informative thread into your own agenda, learn unbiased reporting 101, hmm?

    Also I'm going to state now, I personally made no attacks upon the character or the effectiveness of our EMs. After the month of August saw virtually no activity, I posted a question I saw a lot of people wondering. I acknowledge that the EMs have lives and careers beyond UO. I have enjoyed every event I have attended.
  3. Merik

    Merik Guest

    "Recent Uhall Posts show Chesapeake not to happy with
    its EM staff. What do you have to say about this?

    Does it say All Recent Uhall Posts? No.

    Did I say Lissa personally attacked you
    and questioned your effectiveness? No.

    The questions I asked were not just my own but, of those that you
    may not interact with. For example PvP guildmasters, PvPers, Crafters,
    Roleplayers. People in Skara, people in heartwood, places I go by
    and people talk to me and ask me questions. You do not walk around
    in game on my character or do the job that I do.

    I simply informed Dudley of how some felt about the secretiveness of events.
    That is how they feel so that is what I asked. Also I am not a very welcomed
    person in New Haven. I had no problem informing Em Dudley of that info.
    I still go from time to time but, I do not have a good feeling in New Haven
    when I do. I do though.

    "I acknowledge that the EMs have lives and careers beyond UO. I have enjoyed every event I have attended."

    No where in the information did it say you have not. Or that other people
    have not enjoyed the events. No where in the information does it say
    you didn't acknowledge them having a life.

    I knew I would take allot of heat on this interview. I debated over and over
    if I should ask these questions. I almost didn't but then how useful would I
    be if I did not? Others asked me these questions time and time again. Should my own personal feelings or my community commitments keep me back from asking these questions? No. I don't think it should. That is why I created
    Merik. To hide who I really am. So people didn't see my work as unbiased.
    The moment you feel you cannot ask a questions because you are to afraid
    of the repercussions, of those who obviously think very little of you. Is the
    day that all news reporters should pack up their stuff and never have any
    news anywhere again.

    I will not run away from asking these questions. I am most positive that I wont let some bully telling me to go take a class undermine my work. I am sorry you feel that way. When I was reading it I knew a response like this
    would be provoked and I am glade it came early. IF after reading this people
    who feel like I was directly aiming at them need to realize something. I'm not the one who feels this way about it. These are your people, your community, your guilds, your shard that feels this way.

    EM Dudley:
    "I also find that New Haven has the attentive and active
    population of players.

    Start with RBG. Go take a poll. Ask them if they think that is true and what
    they think about that comment. Then go take a poll of all player run cities.
    Then take a poll of TEB (Im sure you will love that response) Then go to fel
    prolly as a ghost and take a poll from the pvpers. See Its not me. Its quite
    a few people with these feelings.

    I just happened to be in the position of not being afraid anymore.
    (Thank you to a certain DJ from WRR & A Savage)
  4. Lissa Eldi

    Lissa Eldi Guest

    Didn't say you did, just making my own self clear. Who knows who you mean with all your "certain people" stuff.

    You admit yourself you made this post to prompt a response..just call it the call for Drama that it was. Congratulations, youre dang good at that, but this is all of it you get from me.
  5. onthefifty

    onthefifty Guest

    wow. all i can say is wow.

    this thread should be moved to pvp trash talk and moderated by Achilles.

  6. Merik

    Merik Guest

    Shesh. Tis getting very tired some.

    Unforgivably you sit and accuse that I wanted to prompt a certain response.
    Saying I knew id take heat for it was my debate if I should or should not. For
    personal reasons but then hey people have been asking. Can't do my job if
    I am afraid. You my dear are digging for the drama. You just made a fine
    example of it.
  7. Hinotori

    Hinotori Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    The NPC's that give info are pretty useless, the scrolls don't give enough info for those who would like to attend and, yes, people who regularly do these things don't divulge info to anyone else. The very few times anyone I've know has stumbled upon the info, it has been by accident and they let everyone they could know.

    If people make nasty and rude comments because you show up at one of the events, it also doesn't make you want to go to others. Yes, this happened to me and the comments were solely based on insulting my guild and how we were crashing their event.
  8. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
    Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Alumni

    Dec 17, 2006
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    This was a post taken from uoforums discussion going on over there.

    "Just wanted to say Thank You Merik for asking Dudley things a lot of us wanted to know about and maybe were just to afraid to ask or didn't know how to come out and say it. I know I have tried to ask a few times in the past about Chessy events and didn't really get a straight answer. It's sad to see a lot of peeps are either jumping ship to another shard to participate in their events or just quit doing events altogether on Chessy. Great interview Merik and again TY! "

    So my new theme song.
    Oh dont think so much into the word. I just like the song Fighter.
    Keep fighting and so on and so fourth. Never feel beat down to where
    you are to afraid.

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  9. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Stratics Legend
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter PITMUCK

    Dec 18, 2003
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    I see not much has changed , after being asleep for 6 years. Same ole drama that caused me to leave before.

    EM's should not leave the community in the lurch.If they will be gone for a bit then post it!!

    As far as event news, it is noones fault the EM's have chosen to just leave books or scrolls on the ground.It does make it hard for lots to see. Maybe the Faire Grounds should have a large EM (only) post board, then everyone would know where to check?(dated)
  10. Savaric

    Savaric Guest

    Well to drag this out more, I will lol. I have personally seen you at Commander Foxx events Gareth. In fact a certian Savage, heavily connected with you has been to more than i have. Why didn't she tell you?
    TEB has been there. But all i heard was negative comments about the event from them and you as well. I miss them from time to time, big deal. Most have stopped attending because no rare drops are being produced. I care about the story, not "goodies". I make it a point to spend my time seeking out events that I care about. Vladimere's events seem centered around Luna. I don't go there enough to see his scrolls and I miss them, or ignore them because I'm not interested in the content. Dudley is more interested in RP it seems. I've seen TEB and other guilds recall out of events. Were they too boring for them? I don't know. I wait it out to see what will happen for the sake of story, not rares. As far as PVP players go, they have Temptress in fel all to themselves. Supposedly Jessica hangs around Malas, to be ressurected. I've not seen her. So... I you are not afraid anymore, don't let people keep you from hanging out in places where Dudley might show up. I've seen him in Luna before, ask him what's going on. As far as the HOC beeing gone, it's affected everyone, even the guild you are singleing out. I have not seen Dudley in a long time either. You've seen him more recently than I have lol. Just my thoughts.

  11. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
    Administrator Moderator Professional Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend

    Oct 1, 2006
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    Can someone point out where most of this is actually [NEWS] and not some self centered scheme to bash Chessy's EM's in public?

    Way to go stirring up drama and resentment between about half a dozen guilds...