I went to a Tea Party last Sunday at @Lily Byrd 's cottage in Jade Valley. To say I had a good time would be an understatement. More accurate to say I had a "great experience". Lady Lily surprised us all by slowly and subtly turning a tea party into a really great quest! Several hours later we were all still very much engaged and running around like crazy people looking for clues and ready to fight unseen evil and magic practitioners of dark arts when we decided to continue the quest this coming Sunday. That tea party counts as some of the most precious and enjoyable moments I have had to date in SOTA. Many thanks Lady Lily, I am looking forward to next Sunday! @Jaesun aka "Anpu"recently ran A Worn Page event which was so creative and really a great example of thinking outside the box. The event reached it's conclusion when one lucky player found the missing page and collected a handsome reward for returning it. I can only imagine the excitement and joy that winner felt upon finding the page, and likewise the fun all participants had searching Novia for it. Thank you so much Anpu for the research and testing you are doing! @Tailz hosted a dance party recently at his spectacular nightclub, "Club Zero" at Britt Mart. The DJ, Justyn was really great and the club itself is a masterpiece of design and creative thinking. The dance party was lots of fun and grew as more and more people arrived and got out on the dance-floor. I'm really impressed at the level of detail and the insightful design and hard work Tailz put into this club, and also want to thank him for giving my girlfriend and I a tour of it the other day. Tailz also runs a Fishing Derby at Britt Mart. I'll be checking that out when he does another one. _________________________________________________________________ I know there must be a lot of other player run quests and events going on but I am not readily seeing them listed as such. Maybe I just don't know where to look though, I'm still pretty new here. I can say with confidence that if more knew players new about some of these things we would definitely keep more of them in the game. I'd like to find ways to help player event promoters reach more players, and specifically NEW players. I'm playing with the idea of launching a website and a support group/club/alliance of some sort that quest and event hosts/sponsors could use to share ideas, promote their events to players more effectively and offer help and support to each other by contributing prizes or even manpower in the form of their own time. I would be happy to volunteer my time to assist in events in any capacity a promoter feels I could serve. Please feel free to contact me directly. An example might be Lily Byrd's Tea party. Some of the clues could be given by real people who volunteer to participate rather than just clue pages strategically placed at different locations. Same goes for Anpu's quest.... real players might have information for quest participants, thus advancing our social engagement even further. Bill the Bartender might be a real player behind the bar rather than a vendor. Imagine an old wizard who live sin a hollow log out in the woods getting visits from players seeking answers. The possibilities for player run events are literally limited only by our own imaginations. Some positive collaborating might go a long way toward advancing our quests and events to new levels of awesomeness! I'd love to get some feedback and ideas from the community at large here on this thread. Ciao for now!