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Noobie8205
07-25-2009, 07:52 PM
And they're off!

Welcome all! this coming weekend (July, 31- Aug, 2) I will be hosting a series of horse racing events! There will be two races each day and at the end of the 3 day period the person with the most points will win a VERY special prize! :megaeek:

Each race will consist of five laps in which the people that place first,second, and third will be awarded points. First place will award 15 points, second place 10 points and third place 5 points. At the end of the series the points will be added up deciding a winner!

The prizes will not be mentioned until the day of race when they are awarded to the winners. Though I can say they are definitely more than just an Event Coin.

Now what are you all waiting for? Close this window and get to training those Thoroughbreds! They need to be in tip top condition!

http://www.youngbob.com/picts/images/E01_Race_Horse.jpg

Stephen
07-25-2009, 07:58 PM
Now we just need to find some midgets hyped up on amphetamines for our jockeys...

kia345
07-25-2009, 08:21 PM
I love GK's special weekend EM




I love Klay too

BigBear3
07-25-2009, 08:24 PM
Now we just need to find some midgets hyped up on amphetamines for our jockeys...

Sean.

IXIs_Last_Stand
07-25-2009, 09:36 PM
sean.

lol.

MajinDragon
07-25-2009, 10:36 PM
Wooo!! I'm hyped up for this one, Blackbeard's been making record times, unfortunately Dasher #2 won't be able to race, he's not been progressing as well as his deceased predecessor. Chopper may have a suprise for you all ;)

Sean.

Lmao

Draenin
07-25-2009, 10:50 PM
Will the Queen of England be there too?

woofer102000
07-25-2009, 11:33 PM
Will the Queen of England be there too?

I'll take that role :cool:

seanthien
07-25-2009, 11:34 PM
Sean and Shadow.

Ahem. I understand I'm special, but you have to add the other shorty too.

cbk1994
07-25-2009, 11:48 PM
This sounds a lot more spectacular than the actual Kentucky Derby.

Draenin
07-26-2009, 12:14 AM
This sounds a lot more spectacular than the actual Kentucky Derby.Or less. The derby is fun because you get to drink and smoke and bet and stuff. And wear funny hats.

Noobie8205
07-26-2009, 12:43 AM
Hey now, no one ever said there couldn't be side events going for this. If enough people were interested maybe we could figure out a simple system for taking bets just liek the actual horse races.

StormYs
07-26-2009, 01:11 AM
I hope this item will be a new never heard of item, that can be useful for combats.

OasaTor_PK
07-26-2009, 02:24 AM
I hate when you don't tell us what the item is.

I do not want to spend hours using a super lame waste of time making of a horse just to win a ****ty prize like a horse medal of mega lame ***.

BigBear3
07-26-2009, 03:01 AM
Kentucky is northeast of Zehn Village.

Stephen
07-26-2009, 03:16 AM
I hate when you don't tell us what the item is.
There has been nothing like it on Graal Kingdoms before, and it is very advantageous. :) It's only for the grand prize.

kia345
07-26-2009, 03:29 AM
It's a unicorn pet

BigBear3
07-26-2009, 04:36 AM
It's a unicorn pet

**** that. I want a Rapidash.

kia345
07-26-2009, 06:00 AM
Wooo!! I'm hyped up for this one, Blackbeard's been making record times, unfortunately Dasher #2 won't be able to race, he's not been progressing as well as his deceased predecessor. Chopper may have a suprise for you all ;)

Too bad The Flamboyant Minister is at the top of his game.

MajinDragon
07-26-2009, 06:34 AM
There has been nothing like it on Graal Kingdoms before, and it is very advantageous. :) It's only for the grand prize.

Storm will be salavating now.

Too bad The Flamboyant Minister is at the top of his game.

(hmmm where's my shotgun and shovel...)

seanthien
07-26-2009, 09:52 AM
I hate when you don't tell us what the item is.

I do not want to spend hours using a super lame waste of time making of a horse just to win a ****ty prize like a horse medal of mega lame ***.

You know, it takes like 15-20 minutes to actually get a horse to 75 percent depending on how you do it.

Of course, I'm going to try my best to be there and to leave you guys in the dust again like last time. ^^

MajinDragon
07-27-2009, 02:59 AM
You know, it takes like 15-20 minutes to actually get a horse to 75 percent depending on how you do it.

Of course, I'm going to try my best to be there and to leave you guys in the dust again like last time. ^^

You'll shoot your horse too.

MajinDragon
07-28-2009, 09:57 PM
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/9030/itemleak.gif

Wonder what this is :fro:

kia345
07-28-2009, 10:32 PM
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/9030/itemleak.gif

Wonder what this is :fro:

I've seen that shield before, I made a rude comment about recolors.

MajinDragon
07-28-2009, 10:53 PM
There has been nothing like it on Graal Kingdoms before, and it is very advantageous. :) It's only for the grand prize.

I've seen that shield before, I made a rude comment about recolors.

;) Hope it's just a fugly recolor for npcs.

Hey now, no one ever said there couldn't be side events going for this. If enough people were interested maybe we could figure out a simple system for taking bets just liek the actual horse races.

You should actually do that. You'd need to decide on who has the best odds of winning. Now for entrants you know will be appearing, like me, nate, shadow, shrimps et cetera. You'd do the odds and start bets asap. And on race day, you'd probably get more entrants, you'd take more bets there, per race and for the entire tourney (which would ofcourse change during the course of the event). Could be very messy and complicated indeed, but also profitable.

shrimps
07-29-2009, 02:31 AM
I sell horses of all colors for 20 diamonds each, pm me in game to purchase one.

cyan3
07-29-2009, 03:09 AM
I sell horses of all colors for 20 diamonds each, pm me in game to purchase one.

You should put this in the marketing section :)

Noobie8205
07-30-2009, 04:15 AM
Races will be at 21:00 GMT and 23:00 GMT each day btw. not sure I mentioned that.

Iscariot_p2p
07-30-2009, 07:57 AM
I for one applaud Klay for his EM efforts. This server is running at a dull roar. Things this this are what keep the server going.

:give staff coins 200 Klay

lol

MajinDragon
07-30-2009, 04:13 PM
I for one applaud Klay for his EM efforts. This server is running at a dull roar. Things this this are what keep the server going.

:give staff coins 200 Klay

lol

:mad: Have been very few events last few days, 1EC, 2Gold keys, 50rubies, 50saps, 50dias won in two days... Not good times :cry:

kia345
07-30-2009, 05:35 PM
:mad: Have been very few events last few days, 1EC, 2Gold keys, 50rubies, 50saps, 50dias won in two days... Not good times :cry:

Me and Isc start hosting more, Ess shows up, and the prizes go down. Clearly Klay has this under control.

Noobie8205
08-01-2009, 12:02 AM
I'm sorry for the lack of events the last few days.. I am going through a hiring process for a new job and have had a lot of running around to do, classes to take online and a mountain of paperwork to fill out.. so I've been a bit preoccupied.

BigBear3
08-01-2009, 03:06 PM
Who leads?

MajinDragon
08-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Storm :(
I can't get outa the blocks with my lag, so i might just pull out of it now. It's a no-lag event =[

kia345
08-01-2009, 04:31 PM
I missed the first one and realized I didn't need to shame all of you with the holy essence that The Flamboyant Minister's amazing speed

Noobie8205
08-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Standings are:
Storm: 30 Points
Craigus: 20 Points
Naith: 5 Points
Sean: 5 Points

BigBear3
08-01-2009, 09:09 PM
The Flamboyant Minister

That's your rank in Zorbi.

seanthien
08-02-2009, 12:30 AM
I give up on the race thing, it's not really something that takes skill in my opinion. Horses don't slow down when they enter the green terrain so it's pretty much who can get in the lead first (Bumping into horses slows you back down like in karts, so it's all about that luck part/where you start off) and who can cut the most green terrain and get away with it.

Not trying to say it's a bad event, because I respect the fact that you're actually trying something new and big like this, but it's not well played.

MajinDragon
08-02-2009, 02:24 AM
I give up on the race thing, it's not really something that takes skill in my opinion. Horses don't slow down when they enter the green terrain so it's pretty much who can get in the lead first (Bumping into horses slows you back down like in karts, so it's all about that luck part/where you start off) and who can cut the most green terrain and get away with it.

Not trying to say it's a bad event, because I respect the fact that you're actually trying something new and big like this, but it's not well played.

Meh i have to agree it's kinda hard to govern. With karts, you can't cut corners, or it's your loss, the skill comes in taking corners as tightly as possible to gain time over opponents and overtaking ofcourse - taking corners tigher. With horses, well, the start is connection based, anything after that is whoever got out of the racing blocks first, because if you get bumped at the start, you'll never catch up, and that's a sad fact. I like the event, and the concept of it, but i feel Horse Racing needs a special track, where like with kart, you're penalized for going off the track. Before people say i'm QQing, i like the races, i like just playing events, but i'm just pointing out flaws in the event to aid future events of this kind.

Noobie8205
08-02-2009, 05:27 PM
I agree there are flaws to this event but I'm so bored of hosting the same 4 things over and over and over that require players do nothing.. stand there and pray you don't die while you afk in alters or walk in circles for musical chairs.. I can't stand hosting luck events all day long..

Noobie8205
08-02-2009, 05:37 PM
Standings after day 2:
Storm: 55 points
Craigus: 40 points
Felix: 10 points.

Those of you that have points but are not in the top three aren't being listed. 3rd place is still up for grabs though!

MajinDragon
08-02-2009, 06:16 PM
I agree there are flaws to this event but I'm so bored of hosting the same 4 things over and over and over that require players do nothing.. stand there and pray you don't die while you afk in alters or walk in circles for musical chairs.. I can't stand hosting luck events all day long..

Well i don't blame you, i personally don't like playing in luck events. But they're essential to keep the unskilled players in with a chance of something - why they scream for raffle :noob:. Problem with skill events is they need the most work to get them functioning as a real skill event. Water seems to slow horses, could introduce a new track with new mud terrain to be the grass to karts for horses. Or the real borders they have in horse racing irl and have them slow your horse down when you touch them. Really the only problem with Horse Racing.

Like that EM's are using their initiative and making new events up, or bringing back dead events. I'd love to see some old fashioned foot/swiming races introduced. Or perhaps a wonderfully made ship race event where new racing ships are spawned by the EM's in a warp-to-only island for that specific event. Could be epic.

Noobie8205
08-03-2009, 02:07 AM
Final Standings:

Storm 80 Points
Craigus 40 Points
Felix 30 Points

cyan3
08-03-2009, 03:28 AM
Photo of the winners - The image was created by Naith Lionheart.

http://wiki.graal.net/images/5/5f/Graal_KingdomsDerby2009.png

kia345
08-03-2009, 05:21 AM
Going to be blunt, those are some gaudy trophies when compared to everything else.