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re: SRC Volunteers and Helpful People -- Please Read

This thread is to help SRC event volunteers stay organized.

I want to post this now, so that I don't forget as things get busy closer to the big day.
If you can think of other tips, please reply and let us know, thanks!

* On the day of the big event (April 25th), please join the channel BACKSTAGE. We will use this channel to coordinate, especially when we're not in a Raid together.

* Remember our policy about trolls – please don’t feed them!

* If you are acting as a Vendor, please wear something yellow. It’s traditional and the audience will have an easier time finding you. You don’t need to ask to be a vendor – if you want to show up and vend, you are very welcome.

* If you are a “barrel hobbit” for the rodeo, please wear bright orange. A tall, pointy hat (like a safety cone) is especially appropriate.

* If you are launching fireworks for the Formation Riding Team, wear green pants and a white top. If you have time before the big day, please get a copy of the team uniform to wear.

* If you are a pony rider in the Post Parade, please ride a very plain horse and wear a simple outfit. Black pants, a light-colored shirt, boots, and no back/head gear would be especially nice. You could ride a war steed with minimal tack or a standard horse with very little tack, such as the Liver Chestnut, Dark Chestnut, Eglan, Esteldin, or 3 starter steeds. This will help draw audience attention to the racing rider.

* Please DO NOT LAUNCH FIREWORKS OR USE THE DRUM during a race or riding team demonstration. Wait until it is over. We don’t want to cause lag for the riders.

* We can use all the race course judges we can get. If you’d like to help with this, here are some tips:
--- Set your graphics options to LOW, then turn up your Object Draw Distance to see the riders coming.
--- Adjust your overhead name display to include only the character's name; not their surname, title, rank, etc. This will help it be clear in screenshots.
--- Remember that the lead rider may be WAY ahead of all other riders. Take screenshots of everyone who passes your checkpoint, even if they might be a member of the audience. We can sort them out by name later on.
--- Test your ability to take screenshots before the race begins, especially if you are using an external program such as FRAPS.
--- DO NOT TALK ABOUT RACE RESULTS AND SCREENSHOTS IN THE RAID CHAT. We don't want to get into a debate with the riders. Please use the Backstage channel or /tell.

* Volunteers can participate, too. Don't be afraid to help out at one event and compete in another.


Once again, thank you for volunteering. You are the reason this event will be amazing!


Last edited by Kiralynn of Rohan on 2015/04/16 6:10 pm; edited 1 time in total


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re: SRC Volunteers and Helpful People -- Please Read

I'd add: PLEASE DO NOT LAUNCH FIREWORKS OR USE ENCORE-DRUMS *DURING* THE FORMATION RIDING PERFORMANCE. Lag = bad.


Also, since I am both a formation rider and a pre-race pony rider, and the outfits sound very similar except for the pants, I will plan to use the formation team outfit for the pony-ride.


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*also makes a note not to roll the food cart near the track when the hobbits are racing lest a giant pile up ensue*


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Here is some more information for pony riders:

* I have sent in-game mail to all the people invited to race (so far), asking them to show up at 3:50pm.

* The Post Parade starts at 4:00pm EDT, half an hour before the race.

* We will gather all the riders, both racers and ponies, off on the east side of Field #2. That's "backstage".

* Once we're ready, we will introduce each racer. The pony rider will lead the racer onto the field through the east side, north gate at a walk, go past the audience at the grass line, make 3 full loops of the field counter-clockwise, then exit through the east side, south gate to return backstage. (The grass line is where grass meets dirt near the wall inside the walled field.)

* While we're introducing racers, I'll try to say a little something about them and their racing history.

* Once all the riders have had a turn in front of the audience, we'll let them all loose in the field to trot around and "warm up". Let's get them all moving counter-clockwise around the field. They're welcome to stop in the middle for occasional emotes (IE: /mountrearup) and such.

* While the warm up is going on, the bookie should take wagers on who will win.


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