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Events Calendar has been moved to the Wiki

A list of all the familiars ever won can also be found in the wiki: Midnight, Cobalt, Viridian

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Event Hosting Guidelines:
- You must be at least an officer to run an event
- OMs may add prizes from time to time, but you must supply most of them.
- Events should be open to anyone. You're welcome to hold a crew or flag contest, but this isn't the right place to post that.
- Oceanmasters can announce events in advance if they are large enough or warrant a broadcast. Broadcasts should be requested by email as OM support for an event (see Events How-To ). Even with approval, all broadcasts are at the sole discretion of the OM onduty at that time.
- No events will be supported in any way if you profit from them.
- Tournaments should no longer be preplanned and posted unless they have especially large prizes.
- You are responsible for getting your event organized and running, Oceanmasters will not be helping out with events unless you organize it with them in advance.
- The following are not events: Pillaging, Black Ship Attempts
- The Event Calendar can be found on the Wiki, feel free to post your event there. Please follow the format and be aware your event may be removed if there is a reason to do so.

Wedding Guidelines:
- The Lovestruck Leviathan will no longer be offered to players who request it.
- Bands and gem rings are available from the Palace Shoppe - these can be inscribed.
- Weddings are not considered events on their own and will only be broadcast if they are combined with another broadcast-worthy event.
- Weddings are not officially supported in any way.

Event Posting Guidelines:
- Be sure to include all relevant information about your event in your post: Rules, date, time, where (island/ocean/house), for whom, prizes, fees and any additional information.
- Please include the event title as well as the date and time of the event in your post subject.
- Annoying posts, offtopic posts, threads, etc will be removed without warning.

Noticeboard listing for events
You do not need to email the events email address to get a noticeboard listing - it is a process independent from OM support. An OM picks events up from the various events forums, and selects those that look appropriate for a noticeboard listing. Some of the criteria are:
* good prizes
* open to a large number of people
* sufficient notice
* looks well-planned, and good quality post
* no entry fee, not for profit
The list is usually updated a couple of times a week.

Event broadcast
If you want a broadcast, that counts as OM support for the event, which needs to be requested in advance. This can be done by following the guidelines and template given in the Events How-To event. The criteria for a broadcast are similar to those given above for noticeboard listing, and in addition it must be an appropriate event to broadcast.

If you get approval for a broadcast, you should prepare a short informative message that includes the url for your event post, a contact name, and an event title. The message should be no longer than what would fit in a normal /speak or /tell message. About one hour before you need the broadcast, you can send in a petition with the prepared broadcast message, and include the time that you wish the broadcast to take place. OMs on duty will only carry out broadcasts for events that have agreed them in advance. As stated elsewhere, broadcasts remain at the discretion of the OM on duty. They will always try their best to help you with broadcasts, but if they are unable to do so, please respect their decision.

OceanMaster involvement
- Events should not actively involve OceanMasters or Developers without their explicit consent. You're welcome to use our names - e.g. as the subjects of a (tasteful) creative event. However, they should not be involved actively (e.g. as part of a scavenger hunt).
- While it occasionally happens, it is unlikely that OceanMasters or Developers will be able to help run player events, whether it is as rules enforcers, participants or judges. Any involvement required in an event should be agreed in advance, by asking for the support by email using the template in the Events Howto thread. Alternatively, you can contact the Ringers directly by PM first, and once you have the PM responses, send in a request event support by email if you need it. This process should be completed before the event is posted.

Lotteries, Raffles, Auctions and Entrance Fees:
- Lotteries, Raffles, Auctions and events with entrance fees will be allowed. However, anyone entering them will be doing so at your own risk. We will still investigate any claims of wrongdoing or cheating but no poe or lost items will be returned even if we do find the party hosting the event at fault. In other words, don't enter if you don't trust the person or people hosting it. People who wish to hold a lottery, raffle or auction should have the following disclaimer written on their event:
"Please note that this event, as with any lottery, raffle or auction, is run at the risk of the participants. If there is shown to be cheating or wrongdoing, the culprit will be punished, but no poe will be returned to participants affected. Please only enter if you trust the person or people hosting the event."

Disclaimer:
- These are general guidelines geared to help organize events and make things easier for everyone involved, the guidelines may be changed at any time. Our goal is to have fun!

Edit: Changed and added Lottery section
Edit: Added Entrance Fees to Lottery, Raffles and Auctions section
Edit: Added link to Events HowTo
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but why do you have to be an officer to run an event?
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Because an officer can give wisks by /job.

It allows people to get to your event from anywhere in the ocean.
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Because an officer can give wisks by /job.

It allows people to get to your event from anywhere in the ocean.


yep makes it Quick and easy
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Actually, I think it has more to do with avoiding those without financial and practical means to carry off events than whisking.

The OMs can help you whisk people using the notice board. But they won't let you borrow crew ships or go on blood runs to finance the event. Generally, wealth and social connections are tied directly to your standing within a crew, and Officer, at bare minimum, generally has the stability, respect, friends and resources to pull off a decent event.
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Actually, I think it has more to do with avoiding those without financial and practical means to carry off events than whisking.


I agree, just as you said, the OMs dont provide anything other than the location and whisks. ( A few other things - but no need going much more in-deph.)
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Pardon the "cross-posting" from Tips & Tricks, but it's event calendar related.

 
http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/YPP_calendar

I've made various calendars for YPP using Google Calendar. See the wiki link for more information. The general one will cover non-ocean specific events & free-play days. The ocean specific ones will cover....the ocean events. As of this moment, all I have managed to port in are the free-play days, tan familiar tournament schedules and the current string of island openings from the 24 hour blockade event.

PM me if you're interested in being an event adder person. It requires registering for Google Calendar (or just signing up to use it if you already have a Gmail account) and letting me know the email address for your login. I don't believe the other editing access folks will be able to view who has editing access/your email address.

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I've edited the second post to include a note on OM involvement with events.
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Now announcing, Valentine's Day event, Apollo's Love Shack! Full event details available upon proof of age of majority.

No, Shur, you've already had him, time to share.
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Now announcing, Valentine's Day event, Apollo's Love Shack! Full event details available upon proof of age of majority.

No, Shur, you've already had him, time to share.

Well, obviously, exceptional events, exceptional circumstances... ;)
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You can never have enough Apollo.

And by you, I really mean me. *locks the door shut*
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Should the standard disclaimer be expanded to explicitly include all events with an entrance fee?

Edit: I was search-linked to this thread, and thought it was in the EW. Apologies if this sticky is the incorrect place to put it.
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Should the standard disclaimer be expanded to explicitly include all events with an entrance fee?

Edit: I was search-linked to this thread, and thought it was in the EW. Apologies if this sticky is the incorrect place to put it.


Good idea.
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Many thanks.
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Should this:

 
The following are not events: Pillaging, Black Ship Attempts


Apply to atlantis and flot runs as well?
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Normal sea monster hunting and flotilla attacks wouldn't count as events, no.
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