Over the years I've seen this happen more and more gradually, and not many people have noticed, but any elf clan event that occurs today, is only sit around and talk with animations and rampant spam of shouts and emotes. This can be good and fun, if it wasn't the only thing that happened. Back in the day, we had battlemace near the start of it, and competed all the time. We also had archery and contests. Occasionally crazy games were created, like my poorly done pirate game, it worked but was slow. Point is, and I hate to say it, it's not "fun" like it used to be.
It is with such, that I am suggesting a return to the roots and revamping the fun even more, by working to create all sorts of fun games to simple social meetings into competitions and fun. With Physics in place and about to be finalized, the possibilities of games has returned.
These are games that can be created without too much hassle if I get some help getting them back together,
BattleMace - The Elf Clan classic. Just a mace or club knocking someone back in a battle to knock them out of an arena or off a bridge. Let's update it with some fancier and more realistic maces and add a nice texture star impact when someone is hit for fun effect!
Archery - It's inevitable, and fun, but it was too simple back in the old days. Let's add a pullback timer on the bow so we have to have some practice or pull back all the way each time.
Archery Duel - We'll change out the bows to have arrows with colored powdered sacks and have a burst of powder particles appear when a person is hit. A duel between archers, wouldn't that be fun?
Battle Go-Carts - Think Elf Clan version of mario cart! If enouygh scripting help is added ,we could even add in power ups! Imagine driving an elf clan inspired mobile wagon along a race course with boosters, different speed and combat abilities between the carts with the goal of removing them from the race or beating them to the finish line! Maybe create 3 of each car for 3 mods of play - race, race with mario cart like power ups and tricks, and combat race with cars blowing up and their tires falling off when their HP meter hits 0. Lots of fun can be had and made with this game type.
Balloon Battle- Cross some hot air balloons and bows and arrows. A fun little team type game with all sorts of balloon types to get above or below opponents and fire at them till they pop! Maybe add in a Hindenberg with several members versus several 2 man balloons (since there is always a driver and an archer).
Return of the Ork War - Rather than a war, a skirmish battle system. Using the old combat system style, just a match for who can beat who in a larger battle than one on one.
Viking "skee" Ball (also called Orkish Golf until goblins were used to replace the ball) - Take several cylinders to catch a ball, except that ball is a boulder, and instead of skeeing it you are using a catapult to time your strength of throw and launch it into the center hole. Note - For the "adventuresome" gentleman of class, the "ball" may be replaced with a "dwagon". A favorite of bartenders!
Ballista Firing Range - Using a vehicle system, turn a series of ballista platforms into free-floating turrets where you have 4 players compete to get the highest score of a firing range with all sorts of mobile and stationary targets, some set, some that pop up, some that move across.
Boulder Dodge - Elf Clan games should be as insane and fun as possible, and this fits the bill. A projectile launch launch a hoard of boulders into the air at a playing field, where players try to dodge them until the last standing is left. It's like one sided dodge ball!
This is just a first set of game ideas, if you like any of these new ideas, voice up! Or they may never see the light of day! Many of these aren't too hard to make, and lots of corners can be cut if needed, so a lot can be made with ease!
I'm also going to need some scripting help just to get them going, and probably a few builders to help me with some more elf themed builds. If you want to help, voice up here, I need a few scripters especially to get some of these underway.