Thursday, June 19, 2008

Player Event Tips: Types of Events

There are typically three types of player events:

  1. Gathering / Party
    People meet at a predestined place and time to mingle and have a good time. There may be a theme or a specific event that is being celebrated but generally no agenda. An example would be like the Father’s Day party Tiska hosted for my guild.
  2. Scripted / Theatrical
    People who attend the event are expected to be entertained with little to no participation. Things like weddings would fall into this category.
  3. Competition
    Players are meeting up to participate in an event that showcases them versus someone or something. Fishing tournaments or PVP events would be examples of this.

Now I listed them in that way for a specific reason. They are listed in what I consider to be easiest to host to most challenging. Certainly you can throw together a quick fishing tourney without much thought but you’d be surprised some of the trouble you can face when the event includes a “winner” and a “loser”.

There could be other types of events or hybrids of the above but for I'll be focusing on these types in future posts. I started typing up descriptions and tips for each but it was going to be just entirely too long so I'm going to break them up.

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