Special Events to Attract and Keep Players

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Special Events to Attract and Keep Players

Postby Jhorr » Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:22 pm

I was thinking that with the launching of 2.0, maybe we could discuss some special events geared toward spicing up the MUD a bit in order to attract and keep players.

Two ideas came to mind:

1) Increase rare load rates occassionally, like 1 day/month. One of the best aspects of Toril is questing. But maybe newbies get frustrated finding out they have to play endlessly to finish a quest? I haven't seen some mobs load in YEARS. Besides, most quests don't change the overall game balance much, but they do add a lot of personal satisfaction in finishing them.

2) Multiplay days. This was a lot of fun. Spice it up a bit occassionally.

I'm sure we could think of other special events that might attract and keep members.

Thoughts?
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Postby moritheil » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:29 pm

Invasions.
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Postby Botef » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:51 pm

FNAT!
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Postby Dalar » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:16 am

Toril 2.0
It will be fixed in Toril 2.0.
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Postby amolol » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:35 am

Botef wrote:FNAT!


enough said
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Postby sok » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:57 pm

Botef wrote:FNAT!


what does that stand for? is that internet speak?

i alway like the artifact day. the only problem was those stupid artifacts had restrictions.
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Postby Ambar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:01 am

friday night ass thumpin


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Postby ssar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:12 am

moritheil wrote:Invasions.


I'd like to see more of these also.

Ever since getting into this game for the first time years ago, I envisioned occasional/somewhat frequent invasions of hometowns/major centres by hoardes of low level mobs.

Been involved with some immortal-run quest/rpg events where this happens sometimes, but I'd like to see game-coded (if poss) low level groups of mobs rareload into various areas every now and then.
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Postby Lilira » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:18 pm

Mmmmmmmmm.. GN troll invasions...

I miss those.

You retrieve your rented items from storage.

A barbarian herald shouts 'We're under invasion!'

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Postby Jhorr » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:50 am

Yeah that's the kind of stuff I'm talking about. I know the Imms are very busy behind the scenes these days which is much appreciated.. Back in the day though, I remember when the Imms were a little more involved in adding to the 'ambiance' of the game. with spank echos and so forth.. sorta made it fun..
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Postby Marthammor » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:11 am

I asked about bringing back the GN troll invasions with different end rewards (was part of a spell quest) back when all the eq un/balancing was being done, but for some reason or another (I can't remember, its been too long ago) it wasn't approved.
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Postby Lilira » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:43 am

Marthammor wrote:I asked about bringing back the GN troll invasions with different end rewards (was part of a spell quest) back when all the eq un/balancing was being done, but for some reason or another (I can't remember, its been too long ago) it wasn't approved.


I was being slightly sarcastic...

Biggest problem with the troll invasion was some mis-flagging on the mobs. Last time I was involved in the invasion we had griffon soldiers assisting the trolls which ended in the entire zone essentially being cleared as we got angry and just started nuking any mob that moved after CRing.

We reported it and to be honest I don't remember the response, other than "Its working the way it is intended."
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Postby Shar » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:27 pm

I'll discuss another multiplay-day event with the staff to see what we can decide.

More very specific ideas would be welcome. I'll do my best to try to promote a more "fun" atmosphere based off some of the more feasible ideas that are sure to follow this post. :)
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Postby Mertak » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:13 pm

I have an idea somewhat akin to MULTI days: For a day (or weekend) remove the racial divide and let anyone group with anyone. I'd love to be the ghealer that Lil needs for SC, or let Mirl be the scaler that Botef needs for Musp. I realize that dropping the racewars entirely has had a very poor response, and it's not my hope that a day or weekend would change that. On a number of levels, I think it's probably best that the race wars stay in place, but it would be fun to open things up.

Just my thoughts. Agree or don't, but try to be nice. ;-)

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Postby Onut » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:23 pm

instead of adding events (which i'm not saying is a bad idea i like the thought of it) PWIPE thats where the fun is...having to rebuild all of your characters to would be fun instead everyone can just switch the gears around blah blah it's nice havingthe best gears in the game but it's also more fun to have to get them all again
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Postby Botef » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:37 am

I think deleveling is more fun. One time this guy degained 35 levels in a few hours of power dexping. He must have had uber eq. :X :X :X
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Postby Onut » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:14 am

well blair i know you can't be talking about me my gears sucked and i only dlvled 24 levels in 56 minutes 4 seconds....:P
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Postby Onut » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:15 am

oh yea for those of you bitching about pwipe think about how much fun you used to have when you had to regather all that gear....and ffs if not a pwipe atleast do a damn eqwipe thats the only way to balane the mud later you wanks
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Postby ssar » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:09 pm

Bring back The Magic PEZBALL occasionally!

(or something similar)..

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Zoldren OOC: 'PezBall Do evils Rock?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "HAHHAHAHAHAHAH. Yah, Right."'

Ragorn OOC: 'PezBall Is Cinandriel really a trained typing monkey with an infinite amount of time?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "As I see it, yes."'

Rymbie OOC: 'PezBall will I get a nummy strawbewwy-flavored Pez tonight?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "Yes - definitely."'

Chux OOC: 'PezBall Will my feet someday be as hairy as Rymbie's?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "As I see it, yes."'

Beern OOC: 'PezBall will i level taday?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "Instead of asking stupid questions of a poorly coded program, why don't you go do something CONSTRUCTIVE?"'

---

Bwahaha
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Postby Lilira » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:11 pm

ssar wrote:Bring back The Magic PEZBALL occasionally!

(or something similar)..

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Zoldren OOC: 'PezBall Do evils Rock?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "HAHHAHAHAHAHAH. Yah, Right."'

Ragorn OOC: 'PezBall Is Cinandriel really a trained typing monkey with an infinite amount of time?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "As I see it, yes."'

Rymbie OOC: 'PezBall will I get a nummy strawbewwy-flavored Pez tonight?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "Yes - definitely."'

Chux OOC: 'PezBall Will my feet someday be as hairy as Rymbie's?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "As I see it, yes."'

Beern OOC: 'PezBall will i level taday?'
Pez OOC: 'The Magic PEZBALL Sez: "Instead of asking stupid questions of a poorly coded program, why don't you go do something CONSTRUCTIVE?"'

---

Bwahaha


There IS something similiar!!! We RPers affectionately call him the Magic 8-ball and he lives on Thunderhead Peak with his purty little candle!

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Postby grundar » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:55 am

ssar wrote:Bring back The Magic PEZBALL occasionally!

Bwahaha


that is fucking awesome... i'd totally log on at least for a few minutes to ask some stupid question! :P

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