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The Hunters Guide of Proper Unique Creature Hunting Etiquette

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The Hunters Guide of Proper Unique Creature Hunting Etiquette

 

To maintain proper etiquette when encountering a creature of unique stature, one must always heed to sportsmanlike conduct as written below.

 

When you discover a unique creature, you have two courses of action available to you.

 

The first course of action is to attempt to contain the creature so that it will go un-bothered until such time as you have fattened it up for slaughter. This is by no means the best option as any unique creature can escape any confinement you build at any time of its own choosing.

Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

The second course of action, and most sportsmanlike to boot, is to gather your friends, family, coworkers, and any spare un-dead you may have lying around collecting dust, and have a splendifirous slaying party as soon as possible. Children always have lots of fun playing games like 'fingers and horns', 'tooth tail toe', 'foot toss', 'tug of entrails', ' and of course playing the old classic scene from the famous 'Swamp Wars' play and pretend to be Duke Skyrunner battling Barth Tater with bloody severed arm sabers. The adults meanwhile can butcher the rare and unique creature and create wonderful stews and other fine meals from the leftovers of the creature to eat as they haggle over the dispensation of the more valued body parts of each slain creature.

 

There is of course a third action available to you, though I am loath to mention it, but you could, in theory, turn, run away, and pretend you never saw it.

 

With multiple hunting parties hunting down these poor misunderstood unique creatures, recently, it has become such a war for the blood and other various body parts of each unique creature that many of the people hunting them are no longer having fun at this time honored blood sport. This is where proper etiquette must be applied for all to enjoy their kill and wear it too.  So, with that in mind, let's lay down some etiquette for this wonderful tradition.


 

First come first serve!

What does it mean to be the first? I am so glad you asked.

 

Normally, first person on scene is the one to claim the unique, but arguments do arise and we need something more solid to go on at this stage. So let us start a more tangible system by which if an argument were to arise, an arbitrator can be sent out to scout the situation, and determine decisively who is first.

 

Step 1. Commit one of these actions within range of the unique.

              Mine a tunnel

              Build a colossus

              Dig a dirt, heap of sand, clay, tar, lava

              Plant a sign

              Cut a tree down

              Build a bridge

              Surface mine a shard

Step 2. Remember where you committed the action! If the arbitrator cannot find proof of work, then your claim will be denied.

 

Keep in mind, the above is only necessary if there is a dispute, which will likely only happen during the first few hours of discovery, but for your own sake, commit one of the above actions should you encounter a unique creature and wish to claim it for your own group to eviscerate.

 

Containment Protocols!

If you have chosen to lay claim to a unique, what do you do with it?

Kill it of course, you silly dunderhead!

 

Since most of you will not be able to take on a unique creature by your lonesome, you should gather up a slaughter party and throw a big bash for the unique creature as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can take time to gather a large enough group of blood ravers to attend so you may decide to confine the unique creature in a 'pen'. This of course is not really intended, and unique creatures can escape on their own volition, so if you try to confine one of these poor Wurmland denizens, do not come calling to us when it escapes to get to the greener grass on the other side.

 

Should the unique decide to escape your attempts at confining it, it is again wild and can potentially be claimed by another, as long as they follow the above steps, if your party is not actively present to maintain your original claim.

 

Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

Attempting to merely 'pen' a unique creature without a deed such as, using a sealed mine or a fence may work as a temporary option, but once you leave the area, any claim to it becomes invalid!

 

The slaying!

This is by far the most fun part of the event. Unfortunately, some have tried to sully the experience and so we provide you with some basic common courtesies that all should respect.

 

Courtesy #1 – If you are not with the slayer party that has claim to the unique creature, then leave the area!

Courtesy #2 – Do not bring alts into the loot drop range.

Courtesy #3 – Do not steal the corpse, body parts, or loot drops from the claimant party.

Courtesy #4 – Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

Going against these courtesies of etiquette will be considered an act of griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

Community slayings!

There are times in which hunting parties will organize a public slaying of a unique creature to share the spoils.  These are come one, come all events.  No one will be turned away from these, but a certain decorum of etiquette must be observed.

 

Courtesy #1 – Do not steal the corpse, body parts, or loot drops from the organizers of the community slaying party.

Courtesy #2 – Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the organizing party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

 

This guide will be updated and adjusted to counter loopholes as more scenarios are considered in order to keep these activities in line with the spirit of the game.

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Oh for pete's sake!  I forgot to mention that the above does not apply to PVP servers like Chaos or those on the Epic cluster...  I'll add that in as soon as I have time.. so yeah...  the above relates to the PVE servers.

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