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Rares Fest Discussion

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Queen Arya, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Queen Arya

    Queen Arya Rares Fest Host | Atl Sept 2011 & June 2013
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    Back in the day there were at least three rares fests a year- the community was always bustling about and many shards all vying for a spot on the calendar to be the next rares fest hosts.

    I watched quite a few leave UO in the last several years and I know some have returned and some have become more active again @BrianFreud, @blend

    How active is our rares community really? I would love to see posts here and open a discussion

    Also, I know we lost the PEC (player event coordinator)position and Im gathering info here to see if I should bother contacting Mesanna on how we continue week long activities and have help with it should we continue to hold Rares fests

    No one knows better than Toad Town members on how much time, effort, & resources go into a festival. I can understand not wanting to commit to a full week-lets open that discussion too
    Thanks
    Queen Arya
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    Atlantic
     
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  2. Promathia

    Promathia Crazed Zealot
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    The loss of the PEC shouldn't effect things much. Their help was nice for some of the events planned during the week, but ultimately not required. All the setup/deco gets done by Mesanna anyways.
     
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  3. Obs Knight LNR

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    I'm down and can help if needed.
     
  4. Superflea

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    I'd love to help
     
  5. TandaBSK

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    I'd do what I can, I can't speak for MOA or MOAA but for myself personally I'll roll up my sleeves.
     
  6. blend

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    If anyone wants to perform this festival, we will gladly help this.
    If you need help, ask the people on the list or here for help.
    See some hosts from past festivals.
    Previous Rare Collector's Festivals (Shards, Dates, Hosts, Threads)


    As Promasia says, I don't care much about PEC.
    A few years ago I asked Mesanna to decorate the venue and at the same time tried to hold a mini event with PEC.
    This proposal has been rejected.What PEC told me is that Mesanna will provide all the support for the festival.PEC services are not eligible.
    I think that the end of this service has affected a lot of people doing player events:(

    Are concerned.
    About vendor house, I'm not sure how it works under the current specs due to changes in vendor fees, etc.
    Everyone would want to have a house near the festival venue and an owner vendor
     
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  7. BrianFreud

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    That sounds about the same as I was told by Mesanna; she always handled the deco, and I had no interactions with the PEC for any of the events I was involved with.
     
  8. Archnight

    Archnight Legendary Crusader
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    I think running auction safes on single rare items might help save time instead of bulletin boards, it would allow people to browse via VS as well.
     
  9. Smoot

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    theres a couple problems with safes that make them inferior to bulletin boards. (and the reason barely anyone actually uses the auction feature of auction safes)

    no min bid increase. having 1g min bid increase on expensive items is not in the the best interest of the seller.

    no way to eliminate sniping (which can be done with 3rd party programs) in essence, no 10 min rule.

    5 percent loss / fee for buyouts.


    safes are convenient, but if going to the trouble to organize an entire raresfest, i dont think that convenience is worth the relatively small amount of work to run an actual silent auction.
     
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  10. Obs Knight LNR

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    I agree with smooth. I vote bulletin boards.