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UO Celebrity Chat from 1999-09-27

UO Celebrity Chat from 1999-09-27


Seer_Garak Thank you!
Seer_Nikademus Let's get who's who here
Seer_Hearadh Feel free to query/msg a Seer with a question.
Seer_Hearadh We'll try to attach a shard to our name...
Seer_Hearadh ...so you know who to talk to.
Seer_Nikademus I'm a Seer on Atlantic, FYI
Seer_Nikademus We can't answer any questions about the release date of t2a
Seer_Garak Oh yes, FYI- I'm a seer on Chesapeake.
Seer_Hearadh *Kender* So, with the capture of Martoo Saul on Sonoma, doth that mean the FoA quest is over there? I've not seen any news items about it since Martoo was caught.
Seer_Hearadh There is still an underground movement, and you may also want to read the Town Cryer (newspaper at owo.com) for information.
Seer_Garak *meta-GL* who is the seer for GL or seerers?
* Seer_Garak forgets
Seer_Kelley stephen is
Seer_Stephen Yes, I am a seer on Great Lakes.
Seer_Garak *Kazola* seer degodefroi and seer domaru as well are on GL
Seer_Nikademus *Jon* Will new Seers on the new servers be recrutied from the exisiting servers?
Seer_Nikademus They will be recruited in the same way as has always been done, which Beast discussed
Seer_Kelley And as Beast said, the best way is not to ask
Seer_Hearadh Here's a good one, which I am often asked:
Seer_Hearadh *Mr_Chips* Where the %@! are yoU? I've never seen you ONCE
Seer_Hearadh Seers are hard to find.
Seer_Hearadh *Mr_Chips* Are you on daily?
Seer_Hearadh Keep in mind that there are over 10,000 active players on any given shard. Even if we meet hundreds of players, we can't ever meet you all.
Seer_Hearadh It depends on what's going on. During the FoA quest, for example, we might be on more often, with information about the FoA.
Seer_Garak *Krynn* I would like to run a quest were you have to siege a castle. Could i get GM support in making that area a major spawn zone for the quest (i.e. armies of undead)?
Seer_Kelley The ratio swells our heads sometimes. There are a handfull(seers) per shard, and many many players
Seer_Garak Sometimes spawns can be arranged, but automatic spawn zones can't be created.
Seer_Hearadh In addition, this sort of thing would be what BEAST was talking about earlier, when he said that you need to establish yourself and get a Seer to notice you. Asking us this *here* is not a good way to make it happen.
Seer_Hearadh There are some notes on this, from a player, at http://kazolas.crpgtavern.com.
Seer_Garak *Vassago_Dragon* Why the Britannia tour is gone (the gates from LB castle)
Seer_Garak Presumably because it was a single event, and it is now over. We didn't handle this one personally.
Seer_Nikademus *Castil* Is there alot less player interaction and quests on the Atlantic Shard, or is it just me? When I read the UO news it always seems like we don't do much of anything, like the shard is populated with introverts.
Seer_Nikademus As Kelley just said, there are only a handful of us per shard. But we try to move around as much as possible.
Seer_Nikademus Believe me, ATL is not full of Introverts
Seer_Nikademus :)
Seer_Garak Nor is Ches. :-)
Seer_Hearadh A lot of the perceptions about how many events go on depend on whether the event was reported to news sites. News sites are eager to hear about this kind of thing -- if you participate in an event, write up an in-character tale about it and send it in!
Seer_Garak *SquirePug* Any news on what is going on with the LS shard?
Seer_Garak Any LS seers here to take this one?
* Seer_Ozar is involved with something in-game and is therefore somewhat afk :)
Seer_Hearadh *Mr_Chips* Do you have GM powers?
Seer_Hearadh The answer is very simple: no.
Seer_Hearadh Seers merely have special "sight" (hence the name Seer) regarding events and quests that might be going on on your shard.
Seer_Garak Our Green-robed characters are invulnerable, but that is all.
Seer_Kelley We cannot grant anyone fame or karma, stats or skills, or any weapons out of thin air.
Seer_Kelley We depend on IGMs for these
Seer_Caledor Some carry large sticks.
* Seer_Hearadh grins.
Seer_Kelley And deer masks
* Seer_Nikademus chuckles
* Seer_Garak laughs
* Seer_Daemeon drools.
Seer_Garak *beans_bax* this might be a stupid question but ... when is the best time to participate in quests? i play during off hours (12a-6a EST) and never see anything quest related
Seer_Garak We all have real-lives too, and play when we're available... so it varies greatly
Seer_Garak Many of us are around during the typical "prime time" hours.
* Seer_Hearadh nods
Seer_Garak But sometimes also in the afternoons and the like.. It's an individual thing.
* Seer_Garak laughs at his use of "real-lives", since he needs to get one.
Seer_Hearadh *nevyn* where can i find out more on this?
Seer_Hearadh *nevyn* seer activity...
Seer_Hearadh Read in the UOVault, Crossroads of Britannia, and other player-run boards, as well as the Town Cryer (at www.owo.com). And be alert, in-game, for interesting developments...ask around.
Seer_Hearadh *Garlaxel* Do you think the seers should hang out at a given place? so people can find them? or would those places just become lag logged...
Seer_Hearadh Well, we don't really want to announce where we "hang out."
Seer_Hearadh But we tend to frequent player-run establishements and other roleplaying centers.
Seer_Kelley Towns and Taverns are a good place to find us, yes
Seer_Garak A lot of the time not even we know where we'll be an hour before hand :-)
Seer_Nikademus Basically any place that's already received our support
Seer_Kelley Or, if you need somehting such as a wedding, contact a counselor who can get us talking with you much faster
Seer_Nikademus *Loreaux* What are some role-playing cntrs on Atlantic?
Seer_Nikademus Well, let's see
Seer_Nikademus As for taverns, there is the Serpent's Cross in Yew
Seer_Nikademus and the Hungry Halfling in Rivendell
Seer_Nikademus Note that Rivendell is a player town as well
Seer_Nikademus Trinsic and Yew both have town councils
Seer_Nikademus And there is a Mage's Tower in Moonglow
Seer_Nikademus By the Lycaeum
Seer_Kelley FYI, Lacerta has written up a nice seer faq and it is being reviewed currently..We all hope it can be published at some time
Seer_Hearadh And, of course, on all shards there are many more roleplaying areas which might not be as "famous" as the ones you see in the Vault, but which are still worth visiting...and you might find a Seer there as well.
Seer_Garak *fred* Do you consider players who interact with each other roleplayers, even if they don't say thee or dost thou every minute in the game?
Seer_Garak Wow, I toughie... Personally I feel that a "role player" is someone who.. well.. plays a role. This means having a persona with a history, personality, likes and dislikes, and so on. The way in which you speak should be based on this persona, not specifically on olde english. But not everyone chooses to play this way, and it's not always easy to specify one person as a role-player and another as a non-roleplayer.
Seer_Garak Anyone else have comments to add on this one?
Seer_Caledor The character I play on Sonoma does not at all use Old English in fact.
Seer_Kelley I think most everyone would agree with that, Garak
Seer_Hearadh "Thee" and "Thou" aren't important. But "im gonna cap ur ass" isn't really a legitimate role in the Ultima world.
<Speed I have a character who doesn't speak :)
<Speed emotes quite a bit though
Seer_Nikademus I hardly ever use old english, actually
Seer_Nikademus I emote ALOT
Seer_Nikademus :-)
Seer_Kelley Blind and deaf characters..that's some real creative RPing
Seer_Hearadh *Gordon* Do you post the quests and events somewhere or are they normally private?
Seer_Hearadh It depends on the size of the event.
Seer_Hearadh Some of them will just develop, some will be yelled out by the town criers, or posted in the Town Cryer newspaper.
Seer_Garak I think most of us agree that the k00ld00d-speak isn't a valid role in the UO world.. :-)
Seer_Nikademus *Jon* What type of support could be given to players for player run quests?
Seer_Nikademus We'll try our best to meet your needs, but it does take time
Seer_Nikademus Certain things, like editing your character, aren't allowed
Seer_Garak *Aras* can you drop a hint or two as to what the next plot devolpment after FoA might be?
Seer_Garak We don't know... we find out as we do it.
Seer_Garak *Aras* Straight forward question, how many seers are there all together?
Seer_Garak Generally 3 or 4 per shard...
Seer_Kelley *Greenwood* We're thinking of using one of the empty houses in britain as a ranger station, where people can rest, tell stories, help newbies with tips, and such. We're starting events and quests for it soon... but I was wondering how long it will take to get attention... Ive been posting in UO vault and CoB
Seer_Kelley Which shard is this? Generally we and the IGMs wish to see how you handle the place without our support first. if we see you will gain from a lockdown or some kind of help, then after a few weeks we will usually step in.
Seer_Garak *Annex* who's a pacific seer?
Seer_Garak I don't know... any pacific seers here?
Seer_Caledor Adamantyr, but he left.
Seer_Garak oh well
Seer_Garak I can't keep track of who and where we all are. :-)
Seer_Nikademus There are 4 on Pacific
Seer_Garak *Lord^Gladiator* what can u tell us about the lost dungeon of Doom?
Seer_Garak Unfortunately we don't have access to this sort of info... not any more than you anyway.
Seer_Kelley Guess it's still lost
Seer_Garak We find out about these things through the Vault and CoB usually. :-)
* Seer_Kelley dodges the rotten fruit
Seer_Nikademus *Arkon-LS* When are carpenters/tinkerers going to be able to build stuff like Candlabras..etc
Seer_Nikademus Only the Development team can answer that, sorry
* Seer_Daemeon hefts a tomato.
* Seer_Garak blocks the incoming fruit, thus saving the lives of his fellow seers. :-)
Seer_Hearadh that's a prime example of a non-Seer question. We don't handle support, we don't handle development. We're just events people =).
Seer_Garak OK, some of these [the rest] are technical questions better suited for the GM's or the programmers...
Seer_Garak We seers are players, like you, who are in a unique position to help create storylines and character personas...
Seer_Garak Also some of the questions are in regards to getting establishments noticed.
Seer_Garak As was stated earlier, it's best to start doing what you can with what you have... And get multiple players involved.
Seer_Garak When something appears on the Vault or CoB repeatedly, or better yet, if we start hearing about it a lot in-game, that gets our attention.
Seer_Hearadh Yup. On that, I'll point to the URL I mentioned earlier: http://kazolas.crpgtavern.com. That's a player-run site with some relevant information...
Seer_Garak Lockdowns can only come after you've been operating for a while, and players on your shard start getting involved.
Seer_Garak Yes, that link is very good, has a lot of useful tips.
Seer_Nikademus Thanks for staying