Year 470: Celebration of the Stars. Details and schedule here!

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ANNOUNCE NEWS #2759
Date: 12/1/2017 at 2:08
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Y470 Celebration of the Stars, Part 1: Overview & Teams

Year 470 is upon us, and with another decade in the game behind us it's time for the return of the Celebration
of the Stars! Information on the Celebration will be split up across multiple announce posts (and mirrored to
forums) so be sure to read them all!

Like the last year, we will be running multiple events over the next few weeks. Place in the top five for an
event, and you'll earn Celebration points towards your ranking. At the end of the Celebration, the top ten
individuals with the most points will receive credits! In addition to this, you can form a team of up to three
people to participate in the new team rankings! These team rankings replace the city rankings from last time.

Most events will also contain additional credit prizes for those that place in the top three.

PRIZES
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Individual Rankings Team Rankings
1st 1000cr 250cr to each member
2nd 500cr 200cr to each member
3rd 300cr 150cr to each member
4th 250cr 100cr to each member
5th 200cr 50cr to each member
6th 200cr
7th 150cr
8th 150cr
9th 100cr
10th 50cr

* 1st place individual will also receive a honours line.
* 1st place team will get to keep their team permanently.

Note: In case of ties in the rankings, ties will be broken by looking at who has the most first places. If
still tied, then second places, and if still tied, then third places and so on until the tie is resolved.

TEAMS
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Teams can contain a maximum of three people. You can form a team with two, or just yourself, if desired but
this will obviously put yourself at a large disadvantage. Placing in the top five for events will not only
earn you individual points, but also points for your team. Your team can only earn points from a single team
mate in any event, and this will always be taken from the team mate who scored the highest. e.g. Razmael, Tiur
and Keroc are in Team Allstars. Razmael earns 5 points in a FFA event and Keroc only wins 2 (he's a scrub).
Team Allstars will gain 5 points, because that's the highest earned by one of their team mates in that event.

Teams must be registered by the 7th of December 00:01 GMT (Howling). This deadline will be posted on EVENTS.
Teams will be disbanded after the Celebration ends, other than the 1st place team. Once your team is
registered, it's locked in and cannot be changed.

Teams cannot have names that are too similar. In the instance that two teams with similar names are registered
(for example, Team Allstars vs The Allstars), the team which was first to register will get to keep the name
and the others will be rejected.


Syntaxes:
TEAM FORM
Forms a new team with the name specified. Team names can be a maximum of 40 characters long. Don't be too
silly with the names - they'll be publically displayed on your HONORS ("He is a member of ") and we
will reject registrations for inappropriate team names. They should be in-character.

TEAM INVITE
Invites someone to your team.

TEAM ACCEPT
Accept a team invitation.

TEAM QUIT
Quit a team (only if yet to register). This will disband the team if you are the last person in it.

TEAM REGISTER
Register team for the Celebration. All members of the team must enter this command. Once all members have
entered it, your team is locked and cannot be changed. This will submit your team name for approval to the
administration. Anybody joining or quitting will unset everybody as having hit registered.

**important**: Once all members of the team have used the register command, your team is officially locked.
Don't use it until you're 110% ready!

TEAM WHO
See who is online from your team, and shows their current location - ignores gem/elusion!

TEAMT
Talk to your team.

TEAM LIST
Lists all current registered teams, their members and the team's standings.


*Note that team commands will not work inside a team free-for-all, since that event's commands will supercede
it.



TEAM EVENTS
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There are three special events throughout the Celebration that will only reward team points (i.e. no credit
prizes) but the team points are a lot more than a normal event. Your team can only send one person to each of
these events, and participating in one of the events will disqualify you from participating in the other two.
You'll have to find a balance of team members in terms of skill and availability. These three events are:
- Team Champions FFA.
One member from each team will jump into the arena and fight it out in a team champions free-for-all. No,
we don't care if team champions decide to group up within it.

- Poker Tournament
One member from each team will take a seat at the table and put their best poker face on.

- Quiz booth
Reminiscent of Herolt's quiz, this event can be done at any time after it opens - but the earlier you do
it the more points you have available to earn.

Refer to the next announce post which will contain the event timetables for some more details on the events.

Substitution:
If a member of your team is unable to make it to an event for some reason, your team can choose another player
to step in as a substitute player. There are a number of stipulations for a substitute, however. Firstly, they
cannot belong to any other team. Furthermore, the team member the substitute covers for will be disqualified
from any other team events. Lastly, any points the substitute earns for your team will be half of the value a
registered member would earn. Eg. Your team member may have earned six (6) points during an event, whereas the
substitute would only earn three (3).

Penned by my hand on Falsday, the 1st of Severin, in the year 470 MA.



SCHEDULE PART 1: Dec 7th to Dec 14th

ANNOUNCE NEWS #2760
Date: 12/1/2017 at 2:08
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Y470 Celebration of the Stars, Part 2: Schedule Dec 7th to Dec 14th

All scheduled events will be posted to the EVENTS command listing in the next day or two. You should always
read the EVENTS INFO for latest information, as details about an event may change.

I've given a few different timezones in this post, but you can use the EVENTS INFO alongside CONFIG TIMEZONE
to know precisely when these events will take place for you when they're posted. This is highly recommended,
because we'll be running off whatever time the EVENTS listing says, just in case I entered a time wrong in
this post.

You may want to doublecheck your CONFIG TIMEZONE settings, in case it no longer matches up due to daylight
savings (it's not adjusted automatically).

Unless otherwise stated, the celebration points awarded for each event are:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
5 4 3 2 1

This is both the individual points and the team points you'll receive.


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CULTURE THROUGH FOOD COMPETITION CLOSES -- see Announce 2755
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 7, 00:00am Dec 6, 7:00pm Dec 7, 11:00am

1st: 200cr 2nd: 100cr 3rd: 50cr
Winner also receives a merchant token for one talent or tradeskill permit (lessons not included).


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OPENING + STARFALL -- HELP STARFALL, non-sharing and non-PK event
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 7, 10:00pm Dec 7, 5:00pm Dec 8, 9:00am

1st: 100cr 2nd: 50cr 3rd: 25cr


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FREEZE TAG -- HELP FREEZE TAG
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 8, 11:00pm Dec 8, 6:00pm Dec 9, 10:00am

1st: 100cr 2nd: 50cr 3rd: 25cr


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KEG RACE -- HELP KEG RACE
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 9, 5:00pm Dec 9, 12:00pm Dec 10, 4:00am

1st: 100cr 2nd: 50cr 3rd: 25cr


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THE DUEL -- HELP THE DUEL
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 9, 9:00pm Dec 9, 4:00pm Dec 10, 8:00am

1st: 200cr 2nd: 100cr 3rd: 50cr
Winner also receives temporary artifact 'the Rapier of the Master Duelist'.


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WALKER'S TONGUE -- HELP WALKER'S TONGUE
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 10, 7:00pm Dec 10, 2:00pm Dec 11, 6:00am

1st: 200cr 2nd: 100cr 3rd: 50cr


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TEAM POKER
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 10, 9:00pm Dec 10, 4:00pm Dec 11, 8:00am

One person from each team will attempt to be the last one sitting at the poker table! Full details later.

Team points scale is 15/10/7/5/3 for 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th. No other prizes.


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BAIT-THE-FROG -- HELP BAIT THE FROG
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 12, 6:00pm Dec 12, 1:00pm Dec 13, 5:00am

1st: 100cr 2nd: 50cr 3rd: 25cr


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TEAM QUIZ BOOTH OPENS
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 14, 00:00am Dec 13, 7:00pm Dec 14, 11:00am

One member from your team can enter a booth where they will be asked up to 15 questions - but getting one
wrong will eliminate you and possibly void your points from this event. You can only take the quiz once! Full
details in another announce post!

No credit prizes, but lots of team points on the line. The earlier you take the quiz, the more team points
you'll get!

Penned by my hand on Falsday, the 1st of Severin, in the year 470 MA.


SCHEDULE PART 2: Dec 15th to Jan 1st

ANNOUNCE NEWS #2761
Date: 12/1/2017 at 2:08
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Y470 Celebration of the Stars, Part 3: Schedule Dec 15th to Jan 1st

All scheduled events will be posted to the EVENTS command listing in the next day or two. You should always
read the EVENTS INFO for latest information, as details about an event may change.

I've given a few different timezones in this post, but you can use the EVENTS INFO alongside CONFIG TIMEZONE
to know precisely when these events will take place for you when they're posted. This is highly recommended,
because we'll be running off whatever time the EVENTS listing says, just in case I entered a time wrong in
this post.

You may want to doublecheck your CONFIG TIMEZONE settings, in case it no longer matches up due to daylight
savings (it's not adjusted automatically).

Unless otherwise stated, the celebration points awarded for each event are:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
5 4 3 2 1

This is both the individual points and the team points you'll receive.

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THE BRAWL -- HELP THE BRAWL
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 15, 11:00pm Dec 15, 6:00pm Dec 16, 10:00am

1st: 200cr 2nd: 100cr 3rd: 50cr
Winner also receives the temporary artifact 'the Crown of the Champion' which contains numerous powers.


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TEAM CHAMPIONS FREE-FOR-ALL
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 16, 9:00pm Dec 16, 4:00pm Dec 17, 8:00am

One member from each team will join a free-for-all and battle it out. No credit prizes for placing, but
massive team points available!

Team points scale is 15/10/7/5/3 for 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th.


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ICE SCULPTING (quasi-Epicurean)
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 16, 10:00pm Dec 16, 5:00pm Dec 17, 9:00am

1st: 200cr 2nd: 100cr 3rd: 50cr

This speed crafting event will work very similar to an Epicurean (and is largely a reskin). Instead of
ingredients, you'll roll motifs you need to use to design your ice sculpture.


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STORYTELLING CONTEST -- HELP STORYTELLING
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 17, 5:00pm Dec 17, 12:00pm Dec 18, 4:00am

1st: 200cr 2nd: 100cr 3rd: 50cr


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CITY VS CITY TERRITORY ARENA GAME
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 17, 9:00pm Dec 17, 4:00pm Dec 18, 8:00am

A brand new arena game! HELP TERRITORY for information.

Winning city will obtain the Ulgar Atlas statue. No other prizes or Celebration points are attached to this
event.


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ALE RUN -- HELP ALE RUN
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 20, 2:00am Dec 19, 9:00pm Dec 20, 1:00pm

1st: 100cr 2nd: 50cr 3rd: 25cr


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DOUBLE EXPERIENCE TURNS ON
TREE DECORATING EVENT STARTS
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 24, 00:00am Dec 23, 7:00pm Dec 24, 11:00am

Hunt down decorations for a Celesmas tree and obtain presents! This won't be anything earth-shattering (it'll
be largely things like temporary buffs) and won't have any credit prizes or Celebration points attached to it.
Just something for those who will be around to have some fun with. Full details to be released at a later date.


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DOUBLE EXPERIENCE TURNS OFF
TREE DECORATING EVENT ENDS
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 26, 00:00am Dec 25, 7:00pm Dec 26, 11:00am


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RESONANCE -- HELP RESONANCE
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 30, 8:00pm Dec 30, 3:00pm Dec 31, 7:00am

1st: 100cr 2nd: 50cr 3rd: 25cr


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VOTED EVENT
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GMT New York Sydney
Dec 31, 4:00pm Dec 31, 11:00am Jan 1, 3:00am

A referendum will be held a day or two before the date, with a list of events everybody can vote on to choose
which event will be held this done. Opportunity for a re-run of certain events you might've missed!

1st: 100cr 2nd: 50cr 3rd: 25cr

Penned by my hand on Falsday, the 1st of Severin, in the year 470 MA.
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