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Thraiax
11-05-2009, 16:23
The desert breeze tells whispered tales.. it speaks of the Ul'tanneks, what passed before, will pass again. The rise of darkness, the path of the mighty, the world must tread carefully..

Rumors spring up of Ul'tannek family representatives quietly approaching those who would lend their swords for the promise of generous gratuity.

But the breeze travels far.. it speaks of change. There is another who seeks swords and heroes.. one of the Orkish folk. The clan of the Skullgrinders walks out of the jungles and into the cities.. they too seek allies. For what purpose? And how do they connect to the Ul'tannek and their plans with the Red Pharaoh's pyramid?

Tread carefully..

Kasmos
11-05-2009, 16:30
Oh snap, is this going to go down on Friday after transfers?

THAT would be fucking mayhem.

Tribaja
11-05-2009, 16:35
Cool. Now I can be part of the same event, TWICE !

Leg enD
11-05-2009, 16:40
hopefully these event lines will be paralel


i dont want to have to check up on NA stuff to get thing right with EU stuff

Signus
11-05-2009, 22:13
Hmm interesting, I wonder how this works...

Klent Torres
11-05-2009, 22:20
SWeet, Cant wait

Hopefully Imma get me a Battle Ark or Lightbringer...



wts Lightbringer!

Dunmer
11-05-2009, 22:25
Anyone noticed this isn't the same intro text?

Klent Torres
11-05-2009, 22:28
Anyone noticed this isn't the same intro text?

WTS Aldaruk

FIXED!!!

WOO good times

stingerII
11-05-2009, 22:40
Cool. Now I can be part of the same event, TWICE !

yea ... but this time you'll be butt naked :P

kazamx
11-05-2009, 22:42
My guess is it wont be the same event.

the last event was Awesome. It was awesome not because of the devs but because of the players.

At the end of the day all the devs did was spawn a Warhulk and ride it around a bit. it was the players who made it great.

My hope is that the US server either follows a different version of the story or continues the story where the EU players left it. Lets hope they dont repeat the event.

thedrumchannell
11-05-2009, 22:46
It is ON! This game is AWESOME!

KoKane
11-06-2009, 00:37
Announcment:

EU-1 is now a test server. Just like in so many other MMOs, the EU servers are testing grounds :(

Say it aint so

ninogan
11-06-2009, 00:55
Not the same text but it still seems to be the same event.

During the EU-1 event I spoke with the members of the UlTannek family and their goal was to sell these things they had found at the red pyramid (the rare sword known as the Lightbringer) to an Ork family up on Yssam. This Ork family must have been the Skullgrinders. It's probably very similar if not exactly the same but maybe with a better thought out plan to actually be able to meet these Skullgrinders instead of having to cancel the event and make it into a FFA.

Walking Target
11-06-2009, 01:14
The EU announcement had this in it...


Either way.. rumor has it that a caravan out of Rubaiyat will be traveling sometime on Monday.

No mention of when in this one, so I assume more info is coming on this soon??

Daarco
11-06-2009, 01:24
Nice:D

This time i will be prepared...until i saw it was NA-1 : (





Kinda funny now, when people say its important to be in a beta for a MMO....i would say its now its beginning to get interesting!

Signus
11-06-2009, 01:42
Not the same text but it still seems to be the same event.

During the EU-1 event I spoke with the members of the UlTannek family and their goal was to sell these things they had found at the red pyramid (the rare sword known as the Lightbringer) to an Ork family up on Yssam. This Ork family must have been the Skullgrinders. It's probably very similar if not exactly the same but maybe with a better thought out plan to actually be able to meet these Skullgrinders instead of having to cancel the event and make it into a FFA.

Actually, I think Lightbringer was not found at the pyramid, but stolen from an order of Knights based in Sanguine, it was one of the reasons they were on the mainland gathering supplies. But yes I am very confused as to whether this is a mirrored event, or if it has a twist.

KeyserSoze
11-06-2009, 02:02
WHAAT, are the Ul tannek guys transfering aswell? lol

doomahx
11-06-2009, 02:18
WHAAT, are the Ul tannek guys transfering aswell? lol

It's possible that they created the characters for GM's to use

Zyclone
11-06-2009, 03:23
Woohoo, this looks awesome, can't wait for another dev inspired event to change DF lore! It will be a lot of fun no matter what happens imo :D

Akatsuki#1
11-06-2009, 04:30
It's possible that they created the characters for GM's to use

lol

AStormofShadows
11-06-2009, 04:58
this is going to be sweet, hope I'm on this time, though i will probably not have much gear by the time it goes down.

ninogan
11-06-2009, 07:49
Actually, I think Lightbringer was not found at the pyramid, but stolen from an order of Knights based in Sanguine, it was one of the reasons they were on the mainland gathering supplies. But yes I am very confused as to whether this is a mirrored event, or if it has a twist.

Ah right that's probably right. I never kept track of where they got the stuff from but something was pilfered from the pyramid if I'm not mistaken. Maybe it was just gold.

All thinks still point to being the same thing do seeing as they are making a trade with an Ork family and all.

-fionn-
11-06-2009, 08:07
Since it's going to be dynamic lore that evolves based on what players decide to do at these events I guess it makes sense that the exact same events don't happen on both servers but instead this event is a continuation of the last event that happened on EU. So the one after this event will be based on EU and a continuation from the events that happen at the NA event.

Laenih
11-06-2009, 09:19
Storylines will unfold on both servers to introduce factions and important names accordingly. However, for obvious reasons, the events will not be exactly the same.

Think of it as parallel universes with different twists.

Leg enD
11-06-2009, 12:03
Think of it as parallel universes with different twists.

what i hoped :)

so no need for me to follow the NA line unless curious about wassup over the pond.

Lord Jenicus
11-06-2009, 12:17
Obviously the first event will more or less be "scripted" the same, but it's outcome is entirely player driven, so we'll begin to see divergent paths in the future come about from this.


Oh and BTW, anyone wanna go steal a warhulk? :D

Signus
11-06-2009, 19:20
Storylines will unfold on both servers to introduce factions and important names accordingly. However, for obvious reasons, the events will not be exactly the same.

Think of it as parallel universes with different twists.

Thanks! Was just wondering how it'd be handled before I transfered. Didn't want to get the leftover events or storylines or whatever ;)

thedrumchannell
11-07-2009, 03:41
Event should start any minute now says a GM. ;)

Freefall
11-07-2009, 04:26
Event should start any minute now says a GM. ;)
Where did the event start on EU?

Captain Kirk
11-07-2009, 04:53
Where did the event start on EU?

The red pyramid on ruby i think, but im not sure!
They picked us up at a little island by the ''land bridge'' leading to ruby on a brigantine! :)

bongloads
11-07-2009, 07:44
what're the chances we can let it arrive @ it's destination?

edit: maybe it's bringing my missing character!

thedrumchannell
11-07-2009, 10:08
Rabash UlTannek:

The family UlTannek will be in need of protectors in two days time! Interested clans should contact me.

Majorleague
11-07-2009, 11:18
i missed it on EU, i'll definitely try to be apart of it on NA

aenimka
11-07-2009, 11:30
nice

FrostByte
11-07-2009, 11:44
The red pyramid on ruby i think, but im not sure!
They picked us up at a little island by the ''land bridge'' leading to ruby on a brigantine! :)

Negative, it didn´t start from the pyramid.

The pyramid was first controlled by Warcry, but soon Dune took it over and defended it untill the caravan arrived to the land and it´s exact coordinates were revealed. If you wanna check this just check the event thread...first it´s the normal cry about numbers here and numbers there, afterwards Dune just trolls the thread for a while and disbands...a few followed the caravan though.

Freefall
11-07-2009, 17:43
Rabash UlTannek:

The family UlTannek will be in need of protectors in two days time! Interested clans should contact me.

Yep, I saw this message go across late last night.

Do you think it'll also be possible to be an active participant in this event if you are solo?

ThunderThighs
11-07-2009, 21:27
http://i37.tinypic.com/2mynqm9.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/200snlv.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/faacdg.jpg
LOL mount jacked

Corpsepoker
11-07-2009, 21:41
http://i37.tinypic.com/2mynqm9.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/200snlv.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/faacdg.jpg
LOL mount jacked

Lmfao.

You're my hero.

ThunderThighs
11-07-2009, 22:04
sold it to him for 800 gold hehe

Madd Swagger
11-07-2009, 22:12
sold it to him for 800 gold hehe

Now that is eff'ing Hilarious! :lmao:

gg

Jaaden
11-08-2009, 10:14
Can't wait!:D

the Excuseme
11-08-2009, 10:49
Please give it to me my famly needs it. lol

DoW_Kenshin
11-08-2009, 12:25
Is it possible to make these events run on a saturday US, so that Oceanic players can be a part of them too????

Kaol
11-08-2009, 12:43
lol wouldn't mind getting my hands on an aldurak or w/e its called

Archetype90
11-08-2009, 19:43
More info! :)

Bear68
11-08-2009, 19:44
http://i37.tinypic.com/2mynqm9.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/200snlv.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/faacdg.jpg
LOL mount jacked
LOL did you say welcome to the NA server. :D

Kalizkhan
11-08-2009, 21:50
Because this post hasn't been updated....

Today marks the rise of a new conflict - one that will transform PvP from meaningless zerg fests to fights that will actually change (devs willing) the face of Agon itself, where politics and tactics will actually matter, where brains will win out over who can cycle their r90 nukes faster. The first NA, GM sponsored player driven event.

On one side, the Ul'Tanneks - an arrogant Human family with trading ties across the oceans in distant lands, and an imprisoned God fueling their greed.

On the other side, an Ork family of little renown, the Skullgrinders - possessors of a powerful artifact that the Ul'Tanneks need, and looking to make a name for themselves in the civilized world, our world.

Which side will you fight? Will you lend your blade, your magics, to the blood thirsty Ul'Tanneks? Or will you side with the true flesh and blood of mortality, the Skullgrinders? Or perhaps you merely wish to profit from this potential conflict - raid the Ul'Tannek caravan and come away with their goods?

This is a player driven event, run by GMs, where WE decide the outcome. Show your support! Profit will be had for the victors, no matter the side! Bitches.

Archetype90
11-08-2009, 22:25
Event will be at 8:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM CST tonight. It was announced in a global message, and I am sure the message will be put through global again.

Emolas
11-08-2009, 22:27
Say it aint so

What, because we get to try the fancy stuff before they do?

Nathantxk
11-08-2009, 23:04
lag fest '09

zadeux
11-08-2009, 23:15
Agon is pretty big. Right now no one knows where to go or stage. Hope more details come out or come out in game.

selenius
11-08-2009, 23:24
WTB more time between announcement of the event and the actual date of the event.

Would be nice to have at least half a week's notice in case people have RL lives to tend to.

SEOINAGE
11-08-2009, 23:48
Would be nice to know more information about what is going on.

Archetype90
11-09-2009, 00:05
Would be nice to know more information about what is going on.

Event will take place at 8:00 PM EST. More information will be given in this thread, and in global regarding location, etc.

dpreston10
11-09-2009, 03:31
Nice fighting in aftermaths of this event and get out of virtual address space error and loose a mount...then when i can get back in im surrounded by reds....damnit it wtf fix it already

MGee
11-09-2009, 03:39
who ever decided that we should stop off in espenhal is a jerk

Jango1337
11-09-2009, 03:57
so the event was just a zerg FFA.... nice

Kolar
11-09-2009, 03:57
This event was stupid. Focus on fixing the bugs in the game and balancing issues first. Then implement a system for events like this so each side can effectively identify each other and those going against their "allies" are some how punished or removed from gaining anything out of the event. Otherwise there's no point and it's just people killing people randomly. Which is fine but not when you have to factor travel time and coordination on the part of the players only to get a quick bind back home.

Personally I will never goto another GM sponsored event, I suggest the alliances vote with their participation, don't attend.

Jango1337
11-09-2009, 04:00
This event was stupid. Focus on fixing the bugs in the game and balancing issues first. Then implement a system for events like this so each side can effectively identify each other and those going against their "allies" are some how punished or removed from gaining anything out of the event. Otherwise there's no point and it's just people killing people randomly. Which is fine but not when you have to factor travel time and coordination on the part of the players only to get a quick bind back home.

Personally I will never goto another GM sponsored event, I suggest the alliances vote with their participation, don't attend.

lol theres no incentive to protect the family "Oh boy we all get to share a battle ark!" gg ofc lots of people will just want to kill everyone and take the loot over the 1 battle ark(if one was even ever spawned that event was more of a FFA in espenhal which was pretty stupid).

Kolar
11-09-2009, 04:03
Which is my point. They're not trying to encouge just PvP but organized PvP that doesn't devolve into just random player killing. They failed to do it with an event like this on EU and they definately failed today.

xxxFistxxx
11-09-2009, 04:05
I had an awesome time tonight... everyone in vent was having a blast as well.

IMO good job on making an incredible fight AV

SkarthTheDragon
11-09-2009, 04:06
A group of about 5-10 players in the initial Ul'tannek side group decided to attack and kill some of the Ul'tannek family, during the actual fighting, I did not actually see that much friendly fire itself, it was mostly a number of the people going rogue on purpose as opposed to actual friendly fire.

Florianizer
11-09-2009, 04:33
lol theres no incentive to protect the family "Oh boy we all get to share a battle ark!" gg ofc lots of people will just want to kill everyone and take the loot over the 1 battle ark(if one was even ever spawned that event was more of a FFA in espenhal which was pretty stupid).

you people dont understand these kinds of events. its not just for the loot at the end, its for the goals you set and the experiences you enjoy. when people run into these events expecting only pvp then they will only get pvp. i had a fun time escourting one of the Ul'Tanneks to safety after the chaos broke out, but he lost track of me and i dont know where he ended up.
fun event

Signus
11-09-2009, 04:34
lol theres no incentive to protect the family "Oh boy we all get to share a battle ark!" gg ofc lots of people will just want to kill everyone and take the loot over the 1 battle ark(if one was even ever spawned that event was more of a FFA in espenhal which was pretty stupid).

The problem is not with the game, it's with the community. On the EU server, tons of people wanted to protect the Ark. Artificial limitations on dynamic events and clean cut reward systems won't make people change their mind about what to do. If the community is a bunch of people that just want to kill things, then they'll just kill things no matter what. Maybe if some guild had taken a stance of wanting to see the Red Pharaoh return and gathered supporters to defend it? <shrugs>

Darkwish
11-09-2009, 04:46
Unless 1 of the defence and offence roles has a REALLY BIG reward, all events will have half server coming to kill all they see...

Zaffax
11-09-2009, 04:50
Personally I had a blast at the event. Although I can see how those that expected to "finish" the event would be dissapointed, I enjoyed successfully fighting against all the guilds that showed up. As for the "rewards" that people are complaing about, I'd say multiple battle bags definitely constitute as this.
Again, these events are what you make of them. If you expect them to finish then you will be sadly dissapointed. If you go in realizing that everyone will turn on each other at some point and are ready for the upcoming fight then you will have a blast.

braveliltoaster
11-09-2009, 05:36
woo

Keno
11-09-2009, 05:47
The event was kind of weak but I guess saying that the community makes it what it is makes sense. But all and all, the pvp was excellent. I have not had that much fun for awhile now in Darkfall, and can only hope the expansion makes it even better.

the Excuseme
11-09-2009, 06:08
The Ork's were killed off, how could we complete the trade? If you guys would have stuck to the program it would have been more fun, but with no purpose to go into espenhal, the Ul'tanneks had to flee.

screw loose
11-09-2009, 07:01
Amazing event. It created a lot of pvp and fun. Thank you AV from all of Black Shields!

Soulipcistic
11-09-2009, 09:29
The outcome of this event was not pre-planned. We as the players got to decide it.

I was able to rescue one of the Ul'Tanneks from a sliver of health, heal him up and cover his escape. Then I got to decide whether to escort him to a safe location or kill him and alter the whole event. That was just one situation with one event character - events like this create all kinds of scenarios in which the players can have a significant impact.

Bottom line, quit bitching about how you didn't get enough rewards for coming. If you can't find a way to have fun at an event like this unless you get epix lewts, that's your fault, not the devs.

Ayl
11-09-2009, 10:58
I wish I could be as enthusiasitc as some of you are. My experience is quite different.
Basically, we went from one point to another, where nothing happened, apart from ppl appearing and disappearing from the screen because of server or computer load.
Then when we arrived at destination, people started to crash, and when back, were in the middle of a huge fight with no ways whatsoever to know :
-who are attackers
-who are defenders
-where the Ul'Tanneks are
I actually died almost without having thrown a single arrow.
This was the experience from an unguilded elf, willing to enjoy the event, and not caring for the reward.
Of course, if you were part of a big clan, with ventrillo, you could have a better sense of what to do : any guildie being attacked fron one side to the other could tell you what happens, etc...
I wished it had been more user friendly, with a bit more information. If events are made that way again, solo players, small groups and small clans are going to be left behind I feel.

barny2
11-09-2009, 11:02
I wish I could be as enthusiasitc as some of you are. My experience is quite different.
Basically, we went from one point to another, where nothing happened, apart from ppl appearing and disappearing from the screen because of server or computer load.
Then when we arrived at destination, people started to crash, and when back, were in the middle of a huge fight with no ways whatsoever to know :
-who are attackers
-who are defenders
-where the Ul'Tanneks are
I actually died almost without having thrown a single arrow.
This was the experience from an unguilded elf, willing to enjoy the event, and not caring for the reward.
Of course, if you were part of a big clan, with ventrillo, you could have a better sense of what to do : any guildie being attacked fron one side to the other could tell you what happens, etc...
I wished it had been more user friendly, with a bit more information. If events are made that way again, solo players, small groups and small clans are going to be left behind I feel.

Arrows do a lot more damage when fired from a bow.

Ayl
11-09-2009, 11:22
Reading my msg, it feels a bit QQ and not very constructive. So a few things that, I feel, could improve the experience :
-Being able to band into a fellowship (technically like a party, but that can gather loads of characters, maybe with different rules than a party, for example, no friendly fire, you're still rogue if you attack someone, etc...)
-Having main characters as red dots in your radar, as long as you're very close to them (so that in such an event as yesterday, if some ppl flee for cover, you cannot just follow them looking at your radar)
-Being able to wear robes as uniforms that stack with your armor (no bonuses, just a nice look), saying if your attacker or defender. That does not prevent you for betraying btw...
-Small tasks to be done by players before or during the big event that could improve the immersion (food gathering for the travel, scouting the area to find the better path, attacking some unique-spawned mobs that block the way, setting a second group as decoy, actually looking for some artifacts to recover and bring to the Ul'tanneks, etc...)

I feel there should be something more to an event than just travelling and fighting, because you can do that by yourself.
The retreat and escorting some family members out of the fight is a nice one tho.

Hope to see other events soon, but wish they turn out better than this one.

Ayl
11-09-2009, 11:25
Arrows do a lot more damage when fired from a bow.
I'll heed the advice...

And please forgive my misspells and sometimes ackward speech, I'm not born english-speaker.

And dont argue that we all are because you don't come to life already speaking, you know what I mean...

jimdh2
11-09-2009, 12:10
I think posting what is involved with an event would be helpful in the future.

Gemini Zero
11-09-2009, 12:36
This event was stupid. Focus on fixing the bugs in the game and balancing issues first. Then implement a system for events like this so each side can effectively identify each other and those going against their "allies" are some how punished or removed from gaining anything out of the event. Otherwise there's no point and it's just people killing people randomly. Which is fine but not when you have to factor travel time and coordination on the part of the players only to get a quick bind back home.

Personally I will never goto another GM sponsored event, I suggest the alliances vote with their participation, don't attend.

this. this. this.

virtual memory dc. logged back in, ganked by "reds" who were on the defending team with me.

quite a sour taste in my mouth after two hours of prep

i as well will no longer attend these events until there is more (read: any) functionality to support it

Darkwish
11-09-2009, 12:49
Let's rp guyz

Hekkr
11-09-2009, 13:38
These events are made for smaller player bases. and especially NOT when the transfers just kicked in.

Boldric
11-09-2009, 14:26
The problem is not with the game, it's with the community. On the EU server, tons of people wanted to protect the Ark. Artificial limitations on dynamic events and clean cut reward systems won't make people change their mind about what to do. If the community is a bunch of people that just want to kill things, then they'll just kill things no matter what. Maybe if some guild had taken a stance of wanting to see the Red Pharaoh return and gathered supporters to defend it? <shrugs>

No one paid us to guard them.....so we just kinda killed everything that moved.

Reddog
11-09-2009, 15:14
Think a stricter race rule set could help a lot with these types of events where people are recruited from particular race alliances for defense and killing of the opposing faction.

ARAC kinda ruins it.

The Town Drunk
11-09-2009, 15:59
Nice fighting in aftermaths of this event and get out of virtual address space error and loose a mount...then when i can get back in im surrounded by reds....damnit it wtf fix it already

Yeah its getting a little recockulace, as soon as I got to Espenhal I dismount engage on a Black Ork Assassin attacking a clan member of mine and as soon as the guys almost dead I get the Out of Virtual bullshit and usually it allows me to alt tab back in but this time it didnt. Died lost alot of good stuff. Regeared came back and was fighting a EU transfer guy who I hit about 6 time in the back and as he turned to flee on his mount my game just turns off.....No Error this time just vanished and about 45 secs later my clan member says yeah you just died. So basically I didnt even get involved with the event because the game blows donkey D*ck.

Taylor999
11-09-2009, 16:48
That Event did absaloutley nothing ! the players could have done themselves

they set a story wich obviously was never going to follow through cuz lots of people just wanted to kill everything wich is awsome

but if thats the case why dosent everyone just say a time and a place and let it be a whole big slaughter....who needs the devs to add in a story which wont matter anyways