Virtual events and the local event merit

Discussion in 'Ask the White Tower' started by Barmacral Tigana, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. Barmacral Tigana

    Barmacral Tigana Gaidin Master of the Watch

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    With the new Virtual events forum I am wondering if for those of us whom it is virtually impossible to host a local event due to nobody living even remotely close by (regardless of a currently ongoing pandemic), could hosting a virtual event count towards the local events merit? It makes it a lot more accessible to the entire membership base as opposed to being geared towards those who are lucky enough to live near / be able to easily travel to a place with other members. I’ve been considering hosting a virtual event regardless and it would be nice to get credit for it since I can’t exactly invite other tower members out to a cafe for coffee in the best of times.
     
  2. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Head of the Gray Ajah Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    Interesting that you should bring this up now, since it's in discussion :lol

    Yeah, there are talks about this, but nothing is decided yet, thanks for bringing it up! :)
     
  3. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai

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    I like the virtual events idea (if it's not in the middle of the night). I don't care about the merits though. You should do it anyways.
     
  4. Miridyth Al'Landerin

    Miridyth Al'Landerin Novice

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    Agree Kethaana Sedai. Merits should not come into play. Just get together!!
     
  5. Barmacral Tigana

    Barmacral Tigana Gaidin Master of the Watch

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    Given that merits provide both financial and social benefits people don’t otherwise have access to I think we should let each person decide for themselves how much merits matter.
     
  6. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    Merits are important to some of us and that's 100% okay. I also like things being fair and rules to make sense, so I would like Virtual Events to count since our lives and world have changed. :)
     
  7. Leese Sulan

    Leese Sulan Soldier

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    Would be nice to see virtual events count, but maybe have it be a slightly higher number of virtual events required to achieve the same merit. :cheese
     
  8. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    This idea sounds good to me :)
     
  9. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Or a new merit altogether, with higher number requirements, but that could replace the local event merit for reward purposes.