View Full Version : Orien 2014 Christmas and New Year's Giveaway!

12-03-2014, 01:38 PM
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What it is

Hi all! Guerric/Carrianne from the Forever Knights of Orien here. As many of you know, in the past Olathural, a former member of our guild, would hold an annual Thanksgiving giveaway. The purpose of the event was to create a place, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, where people could all donate from their abundance items which they do not need to others who might be able to use them! While Ola doesn't seem to be around much anymore (as far as I know), I thought the same spirit of giving would apply to Christmas as well, and am here to make sure the tradition carries on.

When it will take place

The event will take place on Saturday, December 27, at 2pm EST.

Where it will take place

The event will take place on the third deck of the Knightwind, the flagship of the Forever Knights of Orien. Participants will be teleported to the ship from raid parties formed via the LFM panel. I will have alt toons and hopefully a few other players to assist me with this.

How it works

To participate in the event, there are two simple requirements. First, you must be a player on the Orien server. Secondly, you must donate at least one item to be rolled off at the event. The greater the donations, the more happy people at the end! All donations will be sent via in-game mail to my alt account event toon, Christmasy Elf. Christmasy will collect donations which will be organized and rolled off in an orderly fashion over the couple of hours that the event will last. If you get the high roll on an item, you win it! And that without the hassle of grinding quests to get the opportunity.

What can be donated/won?

Pretty much anything that can be passed from one player to another! Some ideas are listed by category below-

1) Unique Items- Pretty much any quest item which someone might want could make a good donation. Builds and gearstyles vary, and one toon's trash is another's teasure! I already have a few unique ee items and such that others have donated in the past to these events, and I hope that we'll have a lot more for this one!

2) Sets of crafting mats- Many players are still grinding away at greensteel, alchemical, and thunderforged items (including me!), and sets of mats are always helpful. In addition to these, other items such as tapestry piece sets, sets of tome or shield pieces from necro 4, black stones from Haunted Halls, sets of dragonscales of various colors, sets of adamatine ore, and many other things can be of use!

3) Ownership certificates- While I've never had much use for them, many are avid pet collectors. As such, if you're like me or already have a pet, pass the love on and donate!

4) Utility items- Everyone has uses for Raid Bypass Timers, Jeweler's toolkits, Mirrors of Glammering, Augments of Many Kinds, Unbound Bags of Many Things, and any other items I might be forgetting. I already have a few of these to put up for roll at the event, but the more, the merrier!

5) Point Codes- I already have for the event 10 500 Turbine Point codes to roll off for the event (thanks to Cordovan), as well as a Shadowfell Key, a MoTu key, a Half-Orc pack key, a Druid Key, and a Starter Pack key to roll off from my own collection. If you are especially generous, feel free to donate point codes, game time, or other such things.

How can I help?

Great question! The best way to help is by donating to the event. Even if you can't make it to the event or don't need anything, please don't hesitate to make donations! I may also need an assistant or two to help with forming groups and auctioning off the items, so if you want to help, please send me a PM here via the forums.

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to Olathural, for creating this event and hosting it and similar events two years in a row. Thanks also to Cordovan for supporting it and donating the point codes.

Other than that, an early Merry Christmas to all of you and I hope to see you there!