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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 8:07AM (Unverified) said

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Hulkageddon

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 9:52AM (Unverified) said

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Most definitely. Although I'm not a big fan of Hulkageddon because my primary source of income is mining and I'm essentially grounded whenever the event comes around again, every time again I'm impressed by the sheer scale of it. The participants blow literally billions of ISK worth of mining barges and exhumers to kingdom come every time a Hulkageddon is held, which is very impressive. Even though thinking about all those poor innocent Hulks that'll never get to melt another Veldspar asteroid again touches my miner heart...

If only the aftermath wouldn't last so long; weeks after Hulkageddon ends the number of suicide ganks on exhumers is still higher than normal. And I swear that the 'normal' number of ganks also increases with each successive Hulkageddon.
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 8:27AM (Unverified) said

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OMG, what a great topic!

My favorite events would have to be first, MantleCon! http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/MantleCon_1080_AE

Basically, because I was a host. This was my first ever community event to host.

My next favorite is coming up in a few months. It's going to be the biggest community event ever held in Guild Wars, with the largest prize pool ever given out in a single community event. Did I mention it's a charity event for Breast Cancer?

Pink Day in LA-http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Pink_Day_in_LA

Guild Wars has always been known for having a proactive community who likes creating their own events. I wonder, does this happen often in other games? I don't recall many community events when I played WoW a few years ago...

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 8:41AM (Unverified) said

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There have been quite a few great Player run events in SWG. From an elaborate rescue mission on Dathomir from the Imperial Prison, to a guildie who was quitting the game and wanted to kill his character off in a heroic battle. All using the storyteller tokens provided in game. The funny thing is that for most of the player run events they were more entertaining than the 'heroic' instances. And they were way better than all of the quests combined. It's to bad that SOE wont have a contest to create permanent quests based off of the player created events.


(Note: I'm not talking about the chronicle system. Those are just terrible. But they are getting better.)

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 8:57AM Embolism said

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Back when people didn't hate SWG for a patch they did 5 years ago there was an event called (I think) Empire Day that put pvp in locations that never saw pvp. The players on the server decided to get together and stage battles between the rebels and the empire. It seemed like all of Shadowfire (the server) was out fighting the good fight. I remember this event because it ended with not just one jedi, but two that where willing to take the risk of a 100k xp loss if they died. At the last large battle of the night the devs decided to jump in and spawned an AT-AT for the empire side which was a nice cherry on top of a day that made me look at swg in a new light. I also found out what server lag is and why it sucks that day too.

This event was so much fun because it fostered pvp in locations that where never used for pvp. Seeing jedis in action was kind of a big deal back then when there where only a handful on each server and those jedis where crazy OP but I think people where fine with it because of all of the work it took to get to that OP level. Seeing at AT-AT in (virtual) person in my first MMO kinda left a stain in my pants too.

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 10:29AM (Unverified) said

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Wow I remember that event like it was, well five or so years ago. But it was awesome! Good times then, good times!
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 10:10AM JustPlainJim said

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Back when I was playing City of Heroes, a member of my guild on the Champion server organized an Elvis Impersonator day. Over a dozen people all dressed like the King, dancing and having fun in Atlas Park.

Man, I've gotta find those screenshots again...

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 10:52AM echoMateria said

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MXO was the pinnacle of player run events of my long MMO journey.

During the climax of an event we were running as Tetragrammaton, the whole server showed up, that was memorable...

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:29AM (Unverified) said

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The Naked Gnome race in Vanguard SOH. Create a lvl 1 gnome and race from their starter city to the next continent with no gear equipped at all. Most people didnt make it.

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:38AM Inspectah said

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Halloween in WoW on the Maelstrom server. everyone would make zombies with names like mrglfrgflg and greflelfgg and we all joined the going, and then we would take the zep to grom gol and run to stormwind.

ahhh i miss those days.

video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5714345783926708546#

Posted: Sep 26th 2010 4:52PM (Unverified) said

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http://www.warcrafthuntersunion.com/ host events in wow on the Icecrown US realm for hunters level 1 to 35 almost every weekend.
here are the last 2 that they did:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHc8ZnIB6KQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJUow_adLqY

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 1:40PM jmerriex said

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Pride on Proudmoore. Horde and Alliance come together for one day of debauchery. Much fun! Here's this years event: http://www.proudmoorepride.com/

I think a close second would be the musicfest on Landroval in LoTRO.

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 1:46PM (Unverified) said

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I really miss Friday Night Fights on Tabula Rasa.

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 4:42PM Nepentheia said

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The myriad of GridStream Productions events in Anarchy Online.

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