Happy 4th Anniversary Renaissance!

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  1. Chris

    Chris Renaissance Staff
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    Make sure to join #4thAnniv in IRC to take part in the event at the scheduled times.

    To celebrate the 4th Anniversary of UO Renaissance going live we have a few special things planned for our players.

    Players with accounts over 21 days old will notice a special bag placed in their bank upon login. These will be awarded from 9/2/2016 to 9/10/2015 and are given 1 per account. These items will be placed directly in your bank, for players who might have logged out in hazardous locations, so make sure to check there.

    To celebrate the anniversary we have created an exclusive line of clothing, jewelry and decorative items. Each item is named to celebrate the occasion.

    Each bag has a chance to contain the following
    • 1 4th Anniversary Clothing Item (hue 1172,1281)
    • 1 4th Anniversary Jewelry Item (newbied, hue 1172,1281)
    • Chance for an anniversary mug
    • 1 Hair Restyle Deed, Beard Restyle Cream, or Clothing Bless Deed
    • 1 Fireworks Wand
    • 1 Special Named Bag (hue 1172,1281)
    • Rare Chance for a mystery item

    During our anniversary weekend we will be running a 4 part scavenger hunt event.

    Scavenger Hunt Event - Schedule
    • Saturday September 3rd @ 11pm Cst (12am est, 9pm pst)
    • Sunday September 4th @ 1pm cst (2pm est, 11am pst)
    • Saturday September 10th @ 3pm cst (4pm est, 1pm pst)
    • Sunday September 11th @ 5pm cst (6pm est, 3pm pst)

    Scavenger Hunt Event - Prize Room Opens
    • Sunday September 11th @ 9pm cst (10pm est, 7pm pst)

    Scavenger Hunt Event - How to Participate
    • Be prepared to travel the world, following clues in order to find Chris ingame (see my avatar)
    • You should have the ability to recall, a horse and access to a rune library.
    • Reliable access to our chatroom (irc) where clues will be given.
    • A detailed knowledge of the UO world and a bit of UO lore is a huge help.
    • Simply follow the clues and speak to Chris ingame to place in each round.
    • Players earn 3 points for 1st, 2 points for second and 1 point for 3rd in each round.
    • Ties are determined by checking Chris's journal.
    • Each event will have 12 rounds.
    • Players will need to be prepared to travel to towns, the overworld and dungeons
    • Each character may only score in two events. Allowing for our international and working players to have an equal chance.

    Scavenger Hunt - Registration
    • In order to register for the event I will need to be given a character name and forum name.
      Note: You can do this via IRC Pm, Forum PM, or before any of the event rounds. Making sure I have your contact information is critical
      Note: If you can not be available for the prize room selection time listed above it is imperative you send me your top 10 favorite items, otherwise the staff will pick for you.

    Scavenger Hunt - Scoring and Prizes
    • Each players points will be pooled to determine a clear ranking ladder.
    • Ties will be determined by 1st place finishes. (1 first place > 3 third place finishes)
    • Players, in order of placement will gain access to the prize room shown below.
    • Players can choose 1 item from the prize room.
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place will earn a trophy honoring their achievement.
    • Players will also earn platinum based on their total event score.
    • Each player may only score in two events. Allowing for our international or working players to have an equal chance.
    • You may participate in all 4 rounds if you wish, however after the first two rounds it will be just for fun, and other players will be allowed to score.

    The Prize Room - Notable Items
    • 4th Anniversary Mask Dye (hue 1172,1281, assigns a custom name to your mask)
    • 4th Anniversary Sandals (hue 1172,1281)
    • 4th Anniversary Metal Chests (hue 1172,1281)
    • 4th Anniversary Cloth (hue 1172,1281, 100 yards)
      Note: This event will be the one and only time these hues will be available on Renaissance.
    • Beehive with Animated Bees (Requires gm placement at a location)
    • Horse Barding
    • Wooded Post with Shackles
    • Unique Alcohol/Ale Bottles
    • Unique Books
    • Unique Gravestone

    The Prize Room - Player Donated Items
    Thanks to some extreme generosity from our player (Treasureman) we have tons of bonus prizes this year!
    • Phoenix Armor Pieces (Newbied)
    • Set of Ranger Armor (Newbied)
    • White Poppies (Easter item from past events)
    • Platinum Store Monster Statues
    • Boss Monster Statues
    • Event Monster Statues
    • Christmas Event Item - Rare Open Books
    • Unique Jugs
    • Unique Pigs Head
    • Unique Stacked Boards
    • Unique Sheet Music
    • Mounted Reindeer Head (1st Year Christmas Item)

    Over 100 Items in Total!
    Unique Item Note: The prize room this year includes unique items that have gone out of circulation per our unique item standards and website interface. These items are included in the prize room because we can now add new copies into circulation. Once an item has been stored in an inactive players bank or possession for over 90 days it is considered out of circulation and is viable for re-introduction in the yearly anniversary event.

    Note: The locations being chosen for the event are known only to myself. No other staff or volunteers have been involved in the selection process or clue design.

    PrizeRoom_01.jpg

    Some of our players modeling this years hues on sandals, masks and clothing!

    PrizeRoom_02.jpg

    Thanks to everyone who has helped Renaissance make it to its 4 year anniversary!
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  2. Chris

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    How the Scavenger Event Works

    Before the event players will need to join our dedicated event channel #4thAnniv. You can do this easily by clicking here and typing /join #4thAnniv. For the best experience it is recommended that you use Mirc, Hexchat, or some other IRC client. (UO Renaissance IRC Guide)

    Before each round I will give players an example round to show everyone how it works.
    Warnings that the round is about to start will be broadcast in the 4thAnniv irc channel.

    A sample clue might look like the following
    !! Round 1 Clue #1 This spot seems to only have campion flowers growing nearby?
    After roughly 60-120 seconds another clue will be given.
    !! Round 1 Clue #2 I wonder what caused these trees to lose their leaves?
    And if players are still having trouble finding me, a 3rd clue will be given
    !! Round 1 Clue #3 This might be the only dead yew tree in the world

    In this case I was located near a dead yew tree, east of the town of yew.

    To score points during the event you must use the same character you registered with and find me using the clues provided. ONce you have found my character in the world (see picture below) simply say "Chris".

    Note: Do not spam my name, or run a macro spamming my name. This can affect your ranking if multiple players find me at the same time.
    Note: If I am in a house/building you must enter the room I am in to score.
    Note: For the duration of the event my character will have no title, and have the same blue name hue as all players.
    Note: NPC's can sometimes share my name by accident or as part of that round, so make sure to check the picture below.

    Important Note: Once you find me, and I acknowledge your placement ingame you are free to recall away to get ready for the next round. There are no rules about fighting during the event so make sure to prepare accordingly. Using a faction, order chaos or red character for this event is not recommended!

    Once 3 players have found my hiding location I will announce that I have been round, and where I was at in the 4thAnniv channel. I will then review chat logs, video recording (if necessary) and report the winners of that round.

    There will be a 2-3 minute delay between rounds for players to get reset.

    !! I have been found! I was east of yew!

    Chris.png

    Location Information
    To keep the event running smoothly the first 11 of the 12 rounds will take place in the old world. This includes dungeon locations as well. Round 12 can be anywhere in the world.

    Important Tips
    If you die, have a plan ready to get resurrected, restock and back ready for the competition. You might miss one round, but can easily be back into the event. You cannot switch mid event to another character. You must use the same character for all 12 rounds. Preparing a few go backs with spare runes and reagents is highly recommended.

    If you participate in a round of the competition (there are 4) and you do not score any points you can still take part in 2 more rounds. The limit is on scoring in more than 2 rounds to be fair to all our players. We welcome all players to take part in all 4 rounds as this is a very fun and exciting event.

    For the 48th and final hunt location players will find a moongate that will lead to a special challenge they must solve in order to score in that round. Bonus event statues will be handed out to the players who complete this round.
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  3. BlackEye

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    First!

    Happy Birthday UO:R!
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    Some fine looking prizes there...

    Happy 4th UOR!
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    Salutations and Good health to UOR! I've been looking forward to this!
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    Happy Birthday!
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    Those chests are sweet
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    So pumped. I loved this time of year last year.

    Anniversary means NoH is round the corner!!!


    ooo those chests tho
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    Happy 4th to the best UO shard in existence!
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    Hyped af!!!
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    Happy #4! UOR-4-LIFE!
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    Happy 4th Bday UOR!
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    • Each character may only score in two events. Allowing for our international and working players to have an equal chance.

    Character or account?
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    Character.
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    Doesnt make much sense. I thought the idea is to allow "for our international and working players to have an equal chance."

    Most vets have on each of their 3 accounts scavenger-hunt-ready chars. Thus the limitation would be meaningless, or?

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    Oh wait, on a second thought there is two issues:

    1) Enabling people without huge amounts of free time to win something too (2 participations per character rule).

    2) Enabling a maximum amount of unique persons to win something (2 participations per player rule, which isnt stated in the rules so far).

    I guess only 1) is considered here. Although last year there was the rule, that 2nd chars of players only pick after everybody with first chars picked, regardless of the points of the 2nd char.
  16. Chris

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    1 character, per human player, per forum account may score in the event.

    The fairness is about timing, we picked 4 widely spread times on a weekend so every player has a chance to make 2 events. This allows everyone to fairly compete against everyone else.

    Believe me, this event has nothing to do with accounts/characters/etc. You could do well with 75 magery and 200 recall scrolls on a 2 day old character. Jupiter played one year on foot, and actually did fairly well.

    Its a mix of preparation, deductive reasoning, and knowledge of obscure parts of the UO world. In the 3 years previous we have run the event there have been no issues with fairness other than how we handled people who still wanted to play, but already scored in 2 rounds. This year you can play, but will not earn/take points from players who have not scored in their 2 rounds.

    And to be clear, you cannot find me in the world and then moongate in your friends/alts to score points. Players however are welcome to apply teamwork and work together in voice chat rooms of their choosing while participating in the event. There are over 100 prizes this year and usually 50-75 players will score during the event. Just show up, take part in a genuine manner and you will have a blast and get to pick a cool item.
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    Per forum account? Either it is 1 char per human or not. Creating forum accounts can't be considered a real limitation. :eek:

    And I believe you in all the rest you said. Meeting my point 2 (1 char per real player) wouldn't be about fairness issues, rather about chances for newbish/worse knowledgable players. It's in fact nothing I demand. Though it was neat how the picking was ordered last time (2nd chars only after 1st chars), preventing uber-vets and very knowledgable people to get ALL the good stuff.
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    1 character, per human player, per forum account may score in the event.

    Tell me if im wrong.

    1 human can only win 1 prize?
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    You are correct sir.
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    We phased that out this year, as last year time simply did not permit me to try to manage the 2nd round scores, round people up for selections, deliver prizes etc.

    The logistical nightmare of getting 50-75 UO players in the same room at the same time to pick an item in order is daunting.

    But for once can we please drop the conspiracy theories and just enjoy an event without constantly worrying about other players. Just show up, join in the event, have fun. There is no need to worry so much about what everyone else is going to do, before the event even begins.

    Please allow players to enjoy this event that has gone so well in previous years without convincing them its a waste of time because "Bob the vet" is going to fuck you over with his forum account creation skills. The staff can only handle so much more "This event is a waste of time because <various fearmongering>".

    I had hoped this thread could serve to get players excited for the event, not serve as a platform for convincing players that participating in the event is pointless because players have 3 accounts and everyone will cheat and you will automatically lose.

    At this point I am basically begging for this to stop, as I am out of options for ways to convince players things are fair. The event will be fair, its is near impossible to cheat, and accounts/IP's/VPN's etc will provide no advantage.
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