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Fandango Season '06

Midnight Ocean is in trouble. We all know it. The stagnation and general boring nature of the server may soon result in the end of Midnight as we know it. In response to the recent state of the ocean, Fandango presents to you the solution:

Fandangoing for 2006


Revival of the Fandango Blockade Package:


The original blockade package: http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?thread=17385

Same thing as before, only now we're expanding to make it cross-ocean, more "training" oriented, and there is no-obligation for your flag. Here's how it works:

You are a royal on any ocean, with a blockade coming up. You approach us, asking for help. We provide:

*An Admiral
*A Vice Admiral
*A Supply Coordinator
*A Paymaster
*2 Jobbing contacts
*Around 4 XO/Nav teams

You provide:

*An Admiral in training
*A Vice Admiral in training
*A Supply Coordinator in training
*A Paymaster in training
*2 Jobbing contacts in training
*Around 4 XO/Nav teams in training

We run the preblockade, and the first two rounds while you watch. We mix the navvers up, so your guys get to nav too. Round 3 and beyond, your flag will run the blockade independently, after you've had a couple hours experience. All your guys "in training" follow our guys around and watch them. They'll explain what they're doing and why. We'll run the whole thing out of Ventrilio or Teamspeak, depending on your preference.

The other big change from how we ran it last time: no obligation. Job with us in the future if you like. All we ask is save us some hearty slots, and loan us enough officer badges to get the job done.


Be Monarch for a Day!


Wanna get your picture taken as the king or queen of Fandango? Press some buttons, declare some wars, get a portrait with a scepter, talk to Redthepirate on royalty chat. The going rate is 50k, and you get to spam Fandango with /fbroadcasts. That can't be all bad.

Additional details found here: http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?thread=36573

Be Monarch for a Weekend and ATTACK STUFF!


People complained when we offered the 'king for a day' thing, that we weren't going to let them be king over the weekend, and we were going to maintain votelock, and we wouldn't let them drop warchests, or push the 'disband' button, or expel crews. So we ran the numbers, and we think we can work with that.

For the bargain price of 1.5 million pieces of eight*, you can be the real, no kidding, no screwing around, solo monarch of Notorious Fandango for the whole weekend. We prefer that you pick an island to blockade, and drop a warchest on it. We prefer that you arrange which island to drop on a week in advance with us, so we can get all our floating done / etc. We'll be there with bells on, and we'll use your 1.5 million on jobber pay and supplies to have a real go at the island. Some extremely tough targets might need more than 1.5 million to have a real go at them, and we'll give you our best info/advice during the process. The offer only extends to Officer or higher members of NF, but NF has always accepted alts, so if you're in Silver Dawn (for example) and have always hated those Carpe Noctem bastards (for example) I'm sure we can work something altish out.

*You will be required to put an additional 500k deposit down for the safe return of the flag. Upon handing control of the flag back over to NF intact, your 500k will be returned to you.



Meke Island

The devs sniped us on the Blockade Practice Island (curse you Apollo!) so now Meke is a worthless rock. (but aren't all islands?) If anyone wants it, make us an offer, otherwise we're dusting the fort. Bye bye bid tickets.



Ketchy Cubby World Tour


Remember how we did a blockade on Spring Island last year, and invited the ocean to play Ketchy Cubby? Yeah, well we decided there's not enough of that these days, and there's waaaaay too many alliances, and waaay too many times that the same 6 people are driving the boats for every flag in the freakin web. Plus, we're interested to see what no-pay blockades are like nowadays. So we're going to go on tour.

We're going to pick a flag deep in the alliance web. We're going to blockade them. We won't pay jobbers unless someone donates poe to do so, but we might do raffles or something similar. And we're going to invite the ocean to come play core-rules Ketchy Cubby during the blockade. We'll do a first prize, but we'll also keep track of how each player places, and assign them points like NASCAR drivers get. (for more info on Nascar points, see http://nascar.about.com/od/standings/a/nascarpoints.htm) That comes into play a little later.

When the blockade's done, we're going to look at that flag's alliance links, and roll some dice to pick an ally at random. Then we blockade them within the next week or two, schedule permitting, and they will be given the priviledge of hosting the next round of Ketchy Cubby. If we get an ally that doesn't have an island, we roll the dice again and move further down the web. Note that (per the rules) a flag can make themselves immune from hosting by simply dropping their alliance with the guys we're blockading. Yay for fewer alliances. Note, though, that if everyone drops their alliance with the guys we just blockaded, we're pretty well stuck blockading the same guys next week. That might piss them off. Have fun with that conversation.

Every week, the Ketchy Cubby players accrue points like NASCAR, and we have a big grand prize at the end of the World Tour. If we roll the dice and land on an island that you want particularly hard, donate some jobber payment poe to us and we'll happily use it.

Original KC thread with the rules: http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?p=313659#313659


Bigass Blockade

To top off all of the other great events for this season, we're going to be throwing a party hosted by a Babylon island! If you had fun at our Xi blockade, then you'll want to make sure you're a part of this one!
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Re: Fandango Season '06

I find your views intriguing, Miss Thepirate, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

I thought you were already subscribed?
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
I find your views intriguing, Miss Thepirate, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.


My newsletter also includes pictures.

I think you'll like.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

Ooh, sounds like fun. I might come along to watch :D
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Re: Fandango Season '06

/me applauds
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
Midnight Ocean is in trouble. We all know it. The fact that Fandango is bored and looking for something to fill the time may soon result in the end of Midnight as we know it.


Fixed.

That looks like one helluva solution, for both the problems.

Three cheers for Fandango. Hip Hip Hooray!
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
Midnight Ocean is in trouble. We all know it. The stagnation and general boring nature of the server may soon result in the end of Midnight as we know it.

What after all these years they have admited they are the boring old man sever? abit late to save it now but whatever
/me cheers
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Re: Fandango Season '06

I'm always up for jobbing in a NoFan blockade, do hope you make as many as possible sinking, still trying to get that infernal injury on any ocean. Could use my FanFam alt, but I'd prefer the injury was on my main, that and it keeps my main ult in carp.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
 
Midnight Ocean is in trouble. We all know it. The stagnation and general boring nature of the server may soon result in the end of Midnight as we know it.

What after all these years they have admited they are the boring old man sever? abit late to save it now but whatever
/me cheers


Midnight is boring if you only play the game for blockades. If you play for the reasons I play, nothing comes close to Midnight. Although I guess Viridian is probably second.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

Massive payouts and cheap stuff?
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
Massive payouts and cheap stuff?




/em burns her tongue on that one.

Nevermind.

I would think that some one that has amassed such a stellar group of pirates as Rome has in the 2+ years he has been playing MIGHT... just might (it's a stab in the dark really.) have something to do with it. I've never had the chance to talk to Rome, but I'm sure he knows a little something about how to make the game fun for other reasons than PoE.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

Rome wrote:
 
Although I guess Viridian is probably the ocean with the best blockades and tartfests following, ever.


Amen to that. However, as my Midnight character is in Fandango, I think I should pop over to check out the fun, regardless. Three cheers for the Revolutia'! =)
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Re: Fandango Season '06

Sorry, heh, just noticed that the payouts on midnight are a *lot* higher than on sage.. like double..

Me, bitter? no..
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Re: Fandango Season '06

whoo for fandango fun and such, it shall be a rockin' year full of kickassery and awesomeness.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
 
Massive payouts and cheap stuff?




/em burns her tongue on that one.

Nevermind.

I would think that some one that has amassed such a stellar group of pirates as Rome has in the 2+ years he has been playing MIGHT... just might (it's a stab in the dark really.) have something to do with it. I've never had the chance to talk to Rome, but I'm sure he knows a little something about how to make the game fun for other reasons than PoE.


Someone gets it ( =
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heh, I figured it wasn't the poe either..

in case it didn't come across clearly enough, I was most definitely joking and not attempting to bung up barrels..
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 

Three cheers for the Revolutia'! =)

DOWN WITH BABYLON

I mean erm. Yeah. Midnight seems unique. It seems to me that if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. And from what I've heard it's not the worst place to blockade.

Midnight has the largest number of characters and characterful flags as the age of the ocean has given more time for these to develop. I mean no other ocean seems to have so many people like looseweed, suty, rome, shur or whitefire (and many others), who stand out for more than just the poe they earn? I mean sure, there's a few, but this many? We've got it good here.

Anyway, without a doubt NF is a character all of her own. Which is why I'm glad to say "I'm a part of this thread, let the carnage begin"
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 

DOWN WITH BABYLON



AYE! DOWN WIF BABBLEYAWN!
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
Meke Island

The devs sniped us on the Blockade Practice Island (curse you Apollo!) so now Meke is a worthless rock. (but aren't all islands?) If anyone wants it, make us an offer, otherwise we're dusting the fort. Bye bye bid tickets.



We have a current offer of 100k+jobbers. Feel free to PM me with any other bids!
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Re: Fandango Season '06

I think Meke should come with a disclaimer-if you ruin or uglify the island it will be taken from you.

Although it's pretty hard to mess up an outpost.
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Well you can place a shoppe there though and it'd be pretty damn cheap to just pay 100k for that+supplies.

Couldn't really do to much else to ruin it though.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

We've decided to dust the fort.

It goes dark very soon, unless we were to get another offer.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
We've decided to dust the fort.

It goes dark very soon, unless we were to get another offer.


Okay, I may not be there any more, but seriously:

Where is the profit?
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Re: Fandango Season '06

I imagine holding the bid tickets ransom is incentive for someone to bid higher than 100k. My guess is it had something to do with bidder collusion.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
We've decided to dust the fort.

It goes dark very soon, unless we were to get another offer.


'What do you want for it?'
'I dunno. Give me an offer.'

Then weeks of waiting for you to say anything about the offer, and no one telling me what people thought, if it was too low, etc. Heck, when you got a second bid, you didn't tell me what it was then, either, just that you had one.

I told you when I made the first offer that it was what it was because I had no idea what you wanted, and I could improve it if needed. You waited weeks for a second offer, instead of anyone telling me officially that it wasn't good enough. Now, I can understand wanting to dust the fort for amusement, and that you'd prefer to (hence the total lack of guidance on bidding, because you maybe didn't actually want bids? I know you seemed surprised that I bid at all :-) ), but this whole thing has been confusing for me, and in the occasional Raptus discussions.

Work with us. We like the little island. It's cute. And we're so lonely out in the middle of nowhere. Even if it's just a little rock, we likes it.

Also, technically, my offer was:

-100k PoE
-Raptus jobbers for a blockade that wasn't against an ally or while we were being blockaded
-Me declaring the war dec of your choice to your enemies by way of interpretive dance.

But the last one didn't seem to get mentioned to Fandango, because I think you thought I was joking! I wasn't! I've been practicing my little playmobil pirate dance moves for weeks! I am getting quite suave, if nothing else. :-)

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Thespian wrote: 
I've been practicing my little playmobil pirate dance moves for weeks!


<3
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I don't get why people are willing to pay 100k for a 20k island?

By the way, I think dusting it is a very good idea. I thought Avalon did a great job with it, but I liked when the meke commods were distributed by the merchants.
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Re: Fandango Season '06

 
I don't get why people are willing to pay 100k for a 20k island?


I think because it's basically a free shop. Just bring your own supplies.
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I don't get why people are willing to pay 100k for a 20k island?


Mostly because since it's a source of iron near our base (almost everyone in Raptus who owns a shop owns one on Park or Delta). It's not the best source of iron, it's slow, but it's more of a convenience factor, rather than needing to deliver our stuff, clear out, go through blockading it over again, etc.

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