View Full Version : Mektoub Grand Prix on Atys, a survey to check motivation.

January 26th, 2005, 12:21 PM
I was thinking about Mektoub races. I see some come by, some in the various area's and some in PR too. Now what if we make it a worldwide competition? So there will be races in all four lands, all organized by guilds that have their basis in the respective land.

The rules for the organisation of a races will be simple:
- 6 points to get an item (say heavy armor with focus or some other combination not found in the shops, crafted by the organisator so no cheating there), so 7 people for organizing.
- The locations where the items can be obtained are available to all to think of the fastest route in advance.
- Pit stops are allowed to get food for your mount. A pitstop can be a teammember at a tp with food in his bag, you plan your own route.
- NO mount switching. If it is dead, the race is over for you in the respective land.
- fair play is required, I know a few ways to cheat as I write this and I dont have the intention to think up a system that can make a race uncheatable. I do NOT want to post guildies at every stable to enforce this. But you can never be sure I wont ;-).

Discussed it last night in guildchat and we think it is great, Evolution will organize the Trykerlands race. The Grand Prix itself will be eternal fame in Arispotle :-)

Now before I can or will start organizing this further I need to know if there is willingness to participate in this from guilds and raceteams of Matis, Zora and Fyros. Realize it can become costly as a raceteam. You will have to attend to all 4 races, so besides tp's, you might have to free your mount in one country to buy a new one somewhere else. Unless you want to walk it to the next race, that is up to you. Also costs will be made in food etcetc.

So if you believe this will work, post here, post your guildname and land if you will organize and your teamname and participating teamies if racing.

Realize that anyone intending to cheat is making a shame of himself and the guild he is part of, you will be frowned upon by many.

When this thread proves it is possible to gather enough organisational power and participating teams, I will start a new one, official announcement, timetable and teams and guild organising.

Thank you for your time reading :-)


January 26th, 2005, 01:11 PM
This sounds great if all the details are ironed out. Count on any support you need from the events team!

January 26th, 2005, 01:58 PM
sounds interesting, but I dont get the 6 points per item part?

January 26th, 2005, 02:00 PM
No, six stations, officials that will give you an item that you can give to the main official at the finishline. Call it checkpoints... :-)

January 26th, 2005, 02:03 PM
sounds interesting, but I dont get the 6 points per item part?

I think he means there will be 6 places where the racers must pick up a specific item, so that when they reach the end they can prove that they've traversed the necessary areas.

January 26th, 2005, 03:02 PM
ah it seems simular to what I did in matis with the CSRs then. Only what we did was use a lore related puzzle :)

Worked quite well, clue at each station and the CSR registered you had been to that post when u got there.

You could go to any post in anyorder so long as u went to them all and came back to me with the correct answer.

I was planning on doing the same thing I did in matis in a different land next week anyway :)