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OOC: The Hanse Davion Mage Challenge! Prizes to be won!

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Haleorn

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The Score:

As part of a larger exercise and investigation of certain mechanics I am hereby proclaiming a challenge to any and all members of the community. This challenge goes out to any mage who thinks they will be able to kill a (particular one of my) Hanse Davion, who is using a relatively straight-forward and inexpensive dexer template. To encourage participation from the outside there will be a range of fabulous prizes on offer, set in three tiers to allow rich and poor alike to potentially earn prizes. Each tier has a challenge fee, proceeds from which I will be spent providing newbies / young players in the game with a helping hand getting started. The challenge fee and prizes per tier are as follows;

Tier 1: 50'000 gold entry, 100'000 gold prize
Tier 2: 100'000 gold entry, 200'000 gold prize
Tier 3: 1'000'000 gold entry, 2'000'000 gold prize

There is no difference in the fighting based on tier. It is simply a matter of how philanthropic you feel, and how big of a prize you'd like the chance to earn. Multiple attempts are both welcomed and encouraged to round up more money for helping newbies in Haven.

The Challenge:

The challenge is relatively simple. We will fight as normal, allowed to use all the tools available to any roleplayer - the challenger need only kill the Hanse Davion character in under 10 minutes time. If Hanse survives the 10 minutes, the challenger loses. If Hanse kills you during the challenge, again you lose. The challenge will take place in an arena / area of reasonable size, the kind found in the Vesper Ironman or Trinsic fight-night tournaments.

You, the challenging mage, are free to use the template, equipment, consumables and tactics that are available to you within the standard rules of engagement. I, in turn will be doing the same. The only exception to this is tamer mages as trained pets with a bit of luck are capable of winning a fight vs 5x120 dexers on their own in an enclosed space while the tamer can just pick his nose and watch. Other forms of mage such as necro-mages, poison mages, ninjitsu mages, tank mages, alchemy mages, mystic mages, stack mages, hybrids and so forth are welcome to take their shots.


  • A balanced suit of armour
  • An assortment of swordsmanship weaponry
  • Enhanced Bandages
  • A variety of potions allowed by RoE
  • Orange petals and Enchanted Apples
  • Chivalry

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I will not however be using other newer things such as mana draughts, trinsic petals, bushido skills, spellweaving, mysticism or the (appropriately) banned, balance-breaking bugged trap boxes as Felucca scripters and such do.

How to Challenge:

Just ICQ me at 325-452-832 to arrange a challenge, and don't forget to bring the money with you in individual checks. These are simple OOC challenges which are arranged and held at a simple arena location. A series of tests if you will, which will be useful to harness results on warrior and mage performance.

Results:

Results will be posted in this, the main thread - including information on how much has been gathered for the [HLP] guild, and how attempts in which people have won or lost the challenge.

Current Statistics:

Won: 0
Lost: 43
Newbie Fund: +5,320,000gp

Special thanks to:

The Vesparian research team thanks all challengers for your participation, and for donating to the various guilds, who do fabulous work helping to ease young and returning players in Haven back into the game - the same players who often join our guilds and make us a stronger community. This challenge will run until we have collected enough results for our purposes, and the money will hopefully be donated at regular intervals to a member of the Haven Helpers or other such newbie-assisting guilds.

FAQ:

1) Isn't this test is pointless? Mages are more effective in groups than duels.
A) Yes, but the mechanics are similar in surviving in both. Mages in group warfare (as no RP guild to my knowledge uses VoIP comms) rely on mechanics such as paralysis which clearly mark out a target for other mages to sync on. Moreover many templates depend on the ability to keep you frozen / controlled in order to to win. A common misconception is that mages are more powerful than warriors because of this. This is mostly a demonstration that this is patently untrue as the Magic Resist skill completely nullifies this form of targetting, reducing mages to random pot-shotting in many cases. Special challenges involving teams of mages against a team of my warriors can be arranged if necessary to illustrate this.

2) Where does the money go?
A) It goes to the newbies and young folk of UO. Most of the money goes to places like the HLP guild run by Paidric which does good work in Haven. Other times it goes to groups like RAA who are equally prone to handing out help for young players.

3) You stole my cupcake!
A) Yes, and it was good.

Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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Challenger: Balgus Bloodmoor
Template: Poison-Tamer-Mage
Tier: 3
Outcome: Defeated

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Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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Challenger: Maeglin Szaor
Template: Necro-Mage
Tier: One
Outcome: Stalemate

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Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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Challenger: Thomas Aylmer
Template: Pure Mage
Tier: Three
Outcome: Defeated

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Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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Challenger: Cor'vani
Template: Pure Mage
Tier: Three
Outcome: Defeated

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Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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Challenger: Liriel
Template: Spellweaving Mage
Tier: 3 (special thanks for a massive donation of 1'000'000 gold)
Outcome: Defeated

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1998 - 2010


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Dont make me come there and bite your ankles mate... ;) Dont want to kill you and steal your gold either... so ill pass this time ;)

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Come and get some if you think your 'ard enough Gnomeh. Also ICQ me 325452832 if you really do consider it - Vesper is hopping right now and we could use our old boyos back on the beat. But really, aint my gold, prizes were generously stumped up by Escaflowne and the proceeds are planned to go to Paidric and the HLP guild who help usher newbies in Haven into our gem of a game :)

Also, this challenge will be open until enough results have been gathered for us to draw some sound conclusions.

Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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Oh look, a "mages aren't OP honest" propaganda thread. =D

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It was stated that the situation is obviously different in groups, so there's no need to be a douche. Or perhaps interested in the challenge? Your welcome to participate, put your donation to HLP where your mouth is and dazzle all by winning the challenge.

Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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I don't play a mage, I like the game to be a challenge. ;)

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I prefer needing strategy, tactics, teamwork and a challenge rather than just rolling the dice and praying myself. A matter of perspective.

Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

1998 - 2010


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You're right, to be fair, it does take a tactical genius to paralyze and flamestrike an opponent.

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Oh look, a "mages aren't OP honest" propaganda thread. =D

In closed areas against a fighter/chivarly, mage's are not really over powered. I do fairly well against them in duels as well.
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The beauty of this challenge should be rather obvious to anyone who knows what they're talking about - it is in fact impossible for a mage to actually "win" 1v1 against a warrior who knows what he's doing. The mage might survive for a long time, or maybe even survive the entire challenge, but will most likely die during the 10 minute timer. For a mage to win this challenge, I would have to actually go AFK and let them kill me or make a mistake so catastrophic as to be on par with going AFK for a few minutes mid-fight. I have yet to fight Alyona Karalova from DOT - currently what I believe to be one of the best mages in our community, however. Her challenge will be coming soon, apparently :)

The only way in which this Hanse Davion is engineered toward fighting mages is in having Magic Resistance. Otherwise he has a relatively standard template, a near-perfectly balanced suit of armour, and the implements available to any other warrior like him.

More challengers welcome.

Hanse Davion [-V-], Haleorn [DDi], Angfan [Clw]

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Alyona Karalova from DOT - currently what I believe to be one of the best mages in our community, however. Her challenge will be coming soon, apparently


I would like to second that, having already fought her once. Without success.
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Challenger: Alyona Karalova
Template: Spirit-Poison-Mage
Tier: 2 (10 rounds)
Outcome: Defeated 8 times, Stalemate 2 times

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Edit: Thanks for 10 rounds, Alyona. Much appreciated.
Edit 2: Mispelled your name, sorry :P

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lmao. Not even slightly provocative.

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A warrior with chivalry,bandages and potions(and resist), (as ive previously stated) can outheal any mages damage output.
A mage who fights a lone standard warrior can outheal him without too much fuzz. What I believe Hanse is trying to tell people with this is: Magic Resist* skill should not be picked off a template.

*Magic Resist skill make certain mage tactics difficult or useless.

Correct me if Im wrong:)

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I don't have it, I do fine against mages...
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