T3 NewsLetter Issue 3, 07/26/2006
Egypt Newsletter Issue #3
• New Website
• Z and Levin’s trip to Wexford, Pa.
• eGenesis Player Meet
• Tale Happenings
• “My Tale” Contest
Please visit the forums and let us know what you think about the newsletter. (Link)
Have you ever been stuck at work wondering what is going on in Egypt? Well, not anymore.
eGenesis has launched a new website that aims to help players and potential players get a better feel for A Tale in The Desert III, its features, and its community. For this purpose, the website takes advantage of Flash and XML technology to bring you an Event Calendar that will bring up-to-the-minute game news live to your web browser.
Z and Levin’s trip to Wexford, Pa.
Last week, when Levin Stevens (Office Manager, Art Guy, and Crime Fighting Ninja) and I went to Wexford, Pennsylvania to look at hotels and conference centers to host the upcoming player meet, we also took the opportunity to scout out potential locations for the new eGenesis office.
After scouting out a slew of places for the player meet, we decided that the Official Hotel and Meeting center will be the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North. We also got rates across the parking lot at a Comfort Inn for a more economic choice, but both hotels were great.
Levin was overly impressed by the Sheraton’s indoor/outdoor pool system. I was more interested in the 90-something-year-old man walking around in his swim trunks hitting on the young women. It’s something to aspire to be.
The hotel was great, it had a Sports bar, café style restaurant, fountains, and a jazzercise area right in the main court yard. One of the coolest parts is some of the rooms have an all glass wall so you can look down at all the people at the café or sports bar.
The Comfort Inn although a cheaper choice is still a great hotel. All the room where newly renovated. Great beds, a mini fridge in each room and like the Sheraton free wireless internet through the entire hotel. Plus with the comfort inn you get a free continental breakfast and 15% off the two restaurants next door, Max and Erma’s and the Long Horn Steak house.
Unfortunately this trip did not find us a new office. It’s going to take time to find a unique place to accommodate Mr. Teppy’s extra curricular hobbies. ( DDR, miniature golf, grilling, hunting Native Americans, etc…). While speaking with the realtor however, we did find out that Wexford PA dose not actually exist. Levin and I wasn’t really sure what we was talking about and have decided to go for a new realtor.
Surrounded by trees and hills, Wexford is no bustling metropolises. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do. Numerous restaurants and shopping centers are all within walking distance from the hotel, and hopefully our new office. It seems like a nice place.
eGenesis Player Meet
Date: September 22-24, 2006
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North
Official Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North
Price Per Night: $93 (Mention eGenesis when making reservations)
Phone Number: 724-776-6900
Z’s thoughts: This hotel is absolutely great. Really nice atmosphere, luxurious. And the bar is within stumbling distance to your room.
Ecomonical Hotel: Comfort Inn
Price Per Night: $62.99 (Mention eGenesis when making reservations)
Phone Number: 724-772-2700
Z’s thoughts: Only across the parking lot from the Conference center. This hotel features a mini fridge in every room and a continental breakfast. It’s a great place for $63 dollars a night.
The next Newsletter will contain a Player Meet Kit, or at least where to get it. This will include, but not limited too: driving directions; restaurant list; stores list; “Hot spots”; Track list for the event; etc.
The winner of the Demi-Pharaoh election is M:TheDude.
Demi-Pharaoh voting results: M:TheDude:431 F:SunnyOne:401
Qetesh had some interesting thoughts on the DP elections so far. “The elections in Tale 3 seem to all be heading toward having 2 finalists, and whether it's coincidence or not the past two elections have had a prominent Tale 1 player running against a prominent Tale 2 player. I'm wondering if the playerbase is polarized in any way - T1 vs T2 regulars? A larger proportion of the playerbase seems to be voting in DP elections - and I hope interest in it will stay high, but it has tended to decrease as the tale went on in the past. Perhaps a two candidate system will keep interest high in Tale 3."
Do discuss on the forums!
“ My Tale” Contest
Introduction: Have you ever sit and listened to people? People love to tell stories, and now is your chance to tell yours. And be rewarded for it!
1. eGenesis with association from MMORPG.com is happy to Bring you the “My Tale” Writing contest. We Invite players from A Tale in the Desert I, II, and III to come and share there stories from the desert.
2. Eligibility: Anyone who has ever played A Tale in the Desert, if you have never played nows the chance. Go download your free copy now and play for 24 free with no credit card info required.
3. Timing: Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. E.T. on Sunday, July 23 , 2006 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 3, 2006.
4. How to Enter: Register on MMORPG.com, go to the A tale in the desert Forums and post your tale. Please keep all entries within the terms and conditions of the MMORPG.com forums.
5. Prizes: ATITD music CDs, autographed t-shirts, 3 months free game time, Book Collection of Alvin Maker, our next MMO, and maybe a rubber chicken.
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