It is time for more community events! Keep those submissions flowing in everyone, we have two new server events to bring to you, a new poll, and I ask a question raised from last week's poll! Take these ideas and run with them! Start a fight night, start a social night, pick a day to off the World Bosses and invite everyone you can. Make it fun! Maybe these two events will help get those creative juices flowing. As before, if you have any events to cover or guilds deserving of a highlight, please submit them to email@example.com with the header “Community: name of the event/name of the guild.”
1v1 Duel Tournament
The Chosen Elite, a 16-player PvE guild, hosted a successful duel tournament on the Fatman Server this past Sunday. Their guild leader and event organizer, Wolfshade, planned the event in the hopes of bringing the players of the server together. According to Wolfshade, the last few weeks experienced a large breakup of several large Guilds, with the player base beginning to lose interest. PvP and PvE guilds were invited, with the prizes for winners reaching into the millions of credits. While only Imperial aligned this time, there are plans for the next event to be open to Imperial and Republic players.
After posting the event on the official forums, there was a slow increase in interest until Crimson Elite went to the individual guilds to try to draw people in. When the day finally came, 40 fighters took part with another 150 spectating in Voss-Ka. The fights were streamed and a video will soon be released. There are even plans to have another event within a month. I encourage anyone on The Fatman server to check this out should it be held again.
The official forum post has more information, and a link to their website where the results of the tournament can be found. Videos of the event and further information will be posted at their guild website, accessible from the official forum post.
Nights of Nar Shaddaa
Looking for a simple, relaxing time on one of the floating pleasure barges of Nar Shaddaa? Of course not! That is why the Nights of Nar Shaddaa is for you! Led by a giant Iridonian, this is a night of partying, gambling, politicking, and most importantly, fun. This event is ran just for the purpose of bringing together members of the server, under the guise of a “dance party,” complete with dance music on their own radio channel with the ability to even request some music yourself.
The host, Thereaper, has been running events of this sort of many years. He says the reason for the event is “to give folks an excuse to run into each other and meet up” to encourage role playing and “more in depth storylines.” The event ranges from a handful of players to several dozen, a respectable showing considering its on a weeknight. If you are up for a little socializing, and a bit of getting to know your fellow Ebon Hawk players, swing by the northern sail barge at 9 pm, Thursday night and partake in the festivities.
Last week’s poll was not terribly surprising. While PvE came out on top with the “give me something to do crowd” in second, I was impressed that events with role playing involved was a close third, ahead of pure PvP events. This was rather interesting, but not the topic I wish to discuss with you all.
I am curious why so many people simply want something to do. It seems to be a common theme with people, I have ran events in MMO’s for years and have often come across people who just want something to do. The problem is that many people don’t try to get something together themselves. Is it the time investment? Or not knowing how to get it started? Or perhaps it is because they do not know how to get people interested? I have ran into many people who just said “I want something to do, I want a PVP event/PVE night” so on and so forth, but when asked to run it, there seems to be few takers. So my question is….
Poll Question - Single Choice
- Yes 35.3%
- No 64.7%
This poll has ended as of 8/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
Down in the comments below, I want to hear your opinions. Why do people want events but not want to run them? What events do you want to see happen but have yet to occur? Lets get some juices flowing, maybe encourage some people to start some events of their own.