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NEWS [UO.Com] Ultima Online's 16th Anniversary Party

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  1. UO News

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    Ultima Online’s 16th Anniversary Party Invitation​
    Date: September 21st, 2013​
    12:45 till 5:00 pm CST​
    Location: TC1 – Luna Fairgrounds​


    12:45 pm CST – Opening Ceremony at the Luna Fair grounds
    1:00 to 2:00 pm CST – Hedge Maze Scavenger Hunt (see details below)
    2:00 to 2:15 pm CST – Return to Luna for announcement of winners for the Hedge Maze Scavenger Hunt
    2:15 to 3:00 pm CST – Fool Hardy –Join us to preform and show how creative you are
    3:00 to 3:30 pm CST – Award prizes for the judging of the Cultural Center Design Contest and Story Contest
    3:30 to 4:30 pm CST – Trivia Contest
    4:30 to 5:00 pm CST – Magic Show

    Details and Rules of Events

    Hedge Maze Scavenger Hunt
    • Teleporter located at the Luna Fairgrounds to location of the event
    • Location is in Tram
    • Books with hints as to what objects to look for will be provided
    • After all items are recovered turn in all items to Lady Tia at the Fairgrounds in Luna (use gate to return)
    • There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner (awards given on shard of your choice)
    Fool Hardy
    • Prepare a 6 minute skit – this can be a monologue, skit, or just tell jokes. Please remember to be tasteful and respect the diverse audience members.
    • This will be judged by three (3) devs
    • There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner (awards given on shard of your choice)
    • Location is at the Luna Fairgrounds on TC1
    • Pre enter via email to LadyTia@stratics.com no later than September 20th.
    Cultural Center Design Contest
    • Send designs to LadyTia@stratics.com or barmstrong@ea.com no later than September 18th.
    • Winner will have their design built on the shard of their choice with your name as the designer
    • Location to be built is in New Magincia
    • Winner announced September 21st.
    Story Contest

    Mesanna's Ascension
    In the third and final chapter of the Mesanna Trilogy you will decide how this once servant girl from the Twin Oaks Tavern becomes one of our lands most famous and deadly goddesses.
    What you need in the story:
    • Characters: Mesanna and anyone you want (Be careful not to offend anyone)
    • Setting: Ultima Online, any shard you wish
    • Place: She can go anywhere, but one location must be a unique area on the shard. (Any player town, establishment, NPC building or EM Building can be used)
    Other Information:
    Trivia Contest
    • Pre-sign up required no later than September 20th.
    • This will be a bracket type event using this program http://challonge.com/tournament/bracket_generator
    • Be prepared to answer trivia questions, if you answer it correctly you move forward.
    • This will last till there is only one winner …reward announced after contest is over.
    • Location is at the Luna Fairgrounds on TC1
    Continue reading...
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  2. Dragonater

    Dragonater Journeyman

    Black tie or come as you are?..I probably know the answer but I'll ask anyway. Any chance we can do the hedge maze hunt as a team of 2? Have a very slow connection and a good part of this seems like it will depend on speed or is it? Timed I mean..
  3. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil Stratics Pro

    Any restrictions on the Cultural Center?? What exactly are you looking for in it's design? Something to showcase UO? or history or the current life of the lands? What is it supposed to be used for?
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  4. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    City Meetings, Grand Entertainment or any type of Public Gathering. We would propose the area South of the Flower Garden for the final design, but the final resting place will be up to Mesanna. I would also say that Castle and Keep size, and probably 18x18 would be too large for Magincia.
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  5. Dragonater

    Dragonater Journeyman

    Regarding MalagAste's post..I would, also, like more info on this design contest..what are the judges looking for? Are we supposed to actually create an architectural drawing (if so I'm out, I have a hard time drawing a circle,ha) or just explain our concept of what it should look like and ideas about what should be included?Some more details, along the lines of those you provided for the "Story Contest", would be appreciated.
  6. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    I personally would place a small customizable home on test to play with. See my post above.
  7. AirmidCecht

    AirmidCecht Sexier than Taylor Stratics Pro Staff Alumnus Stratics Supporter

    Lots of fun lined up!
  8. Dag Nabbit

    Dag Nabbit Seasoned Veteran

    It's UO's birthday. What present do I get? /snerk
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  9. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil Stratics Pro

    I would rather have a relative size in mind.. I mean if I build too big or whatever not really going to function right... win or no. I would like to "maximize" the space and know what we are working with to get a good feel for what I can create.

    I mean if we are talking as small as something say 10x10 or so that makes a BIG difference...
  10. Riyana

    Riyana Sage

    The link to part 2 of 3 of the Mesanna story doesn't work. "The requested thread could not be found."
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  11. MissEcho

    MissEcho Lore Master

    Seriously need to know the MAXIMUM size this design should be on floor plan. Without this information people could be totally wasting their time if they design something that will NOT fit into whatever space is going to be used for placement.

    Please ask Mesanna to advise this information.
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  12. Taylor

    Taylor Sexier Than you VIP Staff Alumnus Stratics Supporter

    Fixed! (I think)
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  13. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil Stratics Pro

  14. Aran

    Aran Infrangible Dilettante


    Too much focus on "DON'T OFFEND"
  15. Kelly O'Brian

    Kelly O'Brian Journeyman

    Some questions regarding entry deadlines and adresses:

    Does "before" means in fact one day earlier? (I am not a native english speaker)
    Which one is the corret date and is Mesannas adress here valid too ?
    When and where?

    PS: The auto-functions of this Forum editor arent WYSIWYG and therefore a major pain in the rear
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013
  16. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    I had to confirm this today the size will be 12 x 12. I have also updated times/dates for submission on the original post above. Thank you for the feedback!
  17. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    As I posted above, I had to get feedback today on this. 12 x 12 is the approved size. Thank you for the feedback Miss Echo!
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  18. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    I have added more deadlines to the original post. Hope this helps! Thank you!
  19. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil Stratics Pro

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  20. Kelly O'Brian

    Kelly O'Brian Journeyman

    Thanks Tina, but still in question:

    Is your email only the right one for the Story Contest or Mesannas too?
    Where can we presign up for the Trivia Contest?
  21. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    Pre-sign up and/or submission of the story/cultural design can be sent to either myself or Mesanna ladytia@stratics.com or barmstrong@ea.com
  22. TheChocolits

    TheChocolits Seasoned Veteran

    Hey, sorry for this dumb question but where is this "Flower Garden"? .. I returned last week and a friend informed me of this party n the designing part got me intrigued :p .. Oh and does the design have to be done ingame or can we create our own image using tools like insideUO like how we created the images for the West Brit Bank designs?
  23. Eaerendil

    Eaerendil Certifiable

    Great program. Unfortunately, I cannot attend these events due to family issues... :sad2::sad2::sad2:
  24. Shamus Turlough

    Shamus Turlough Lore Master Staff Alumnus

    From what I understand you can use any artwork that exists in the live game. The method in which you design the structure is completely up to you.
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  25. Shamus Turlough

    Shamus Turlough Lore Master Staff Alumnus

    For those of you who cannot attend we plan on having video of the event.
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  26. Larisa

    Larisa UO Origin News Reporter Staff

    Can't wait can't wait can't wait! I'm really excited to see what people come up with regarding the Mesanna story and House designs...SUPER EXCITED! Wishin I could participate but I'll be there with the rest of my Stratics team helpin out :)

    Good luck to all on the contests it's gonna be AWESOME! :)
  27. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    It is located in the NW corner of New Magincia. Look for the "gardners" that staff it. PM me if i can help you any more. Thanks!
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  28. TheChocolits

    TheChocolits Seasoned Veteran

    Ohhh, I found it! thanks :) .. but I'm not sure I have time to come up with a design within 24hrs, hopefully I can squeeze in one. One more question though, does the design have to be on a house plot of 12x12 or can we just design within a 12x12 space on the ground?
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  29. QMSoar

    QMSoar Journeyman

    Is there a word limit on the story?
  30. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    12x12 on the ground works as well.
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  31. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    There is not!
  32. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend Staff Alumnus

    Can somone tell me what the time now is at CST ? Mine now is 14:26. CEST

    Need to see if we conver time time right for the event.
  33. Promathia

    Promathia EM Bennu Fanclub Stratics Pro

    Are we supposed to email someone to signup for the Trivia contest? Or do we just sign up during the party on TC1?
  34. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend Staff Alumnus

    Before the 20th is not during the party at TC1. :)
  35. Promathia

    Promathia EM Bennu Fanclub Stratics Pro

    That wasn't on the UO site, which is why I asked. Figured what was on the UO site would be the same information as here.
  36. Shamus Turlough

    Shamus Turlough Lore Master Staff Alumnus

    Email barmstrong@ea.com OR ladytia@stratics.com to sign up.
  37. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    Email: ladytia@stratics.com
  38. QMSoar

    QMSoar Journeyman

    Okay, I just want to be sure I got my time zones right...

    As long as I submit a story before Atlantic server up on Friday morning, I'm definitly safe, aye?

    (Wishes he had seen this competition earlier.)
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
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  39. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    You have time! Git her done!
  40. Alexander of ATL.

    Alexander of ATL. Rares Fest Host | Atl June 2013

    Sending in my piece for the Story contest in a bit. Should receive it tonight.
  41. DJAd

    DJAd Crazed Zealot

    Is copying to TC disabled at the moment? Just tried to copy a char over ready for the party and it's greyed out!
  42. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    Yes, it appears to be.
  43. DJAd

    DJAd Crazed Zealot

    I hope they get that working before tomorrow! Thanks for checking, glad its not just me.
  44. Pandora_CoD

    Pandora_CoD Slightly Crazed


    I hope everyone has an amazing time at the party tomorrow! Happy birthday to the grandfather of all MMO's and the team behind the magic that is Ultima Online.

    Unfortunately, Sept 21st is always my birthday too, I turn 39 years young! So I will be missing the activities in lieu of my own birthday celebration!

    :heart: Pandy
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  45. Alexander of ATL.

    Alexander of ATL. Rares Fest Host | Atl June 2013

    Happy Birthday!
  46. Queen Arya

    Queen Arya Rares Fest Host | Atl Sept 2011 & June 2013

    When do we get the allotted time slots for the skits?
  47. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    Answered via email.
  48. Riyana

    Riyana Sage

    Er... I would like this information too! I'm signed up for this event as well. Is there anything special that participants need to know ahead of time?
  49. Lady Tia

    Lady Tia Certifiable Staff Alumnus

    Check yer email M'lady!
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  50. Mervyn

    Mervyn Slightly Crazed

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