in speaking with a lot of you, i've heard some great ideas for server-wide events. 'let's do something fun....' ok, twist my arm. =)
here's a few things i'm working on.. some have been done before, a few are unique. let me know what you guys think, and PLEASE feel free to post your own suggestions. the latter statement applies to EVERYTHING, not just events....
west coast to east coast death race - players will drive from a point on the west coast to a point on the east coast using whatever route they please. vehicles will be provided, and you'll start out with a certain amount of repair items/meds/food. once you're out of these items, good luck... if you die, it's game over. the more people involved, the greater the rewards. rubbin' is racin' boys and girls, but no firearms.
the best shot on OGG - pretty straight forward here.. we give you your weapon of choice and you show us what a good shot you are. target distances can vary, and a winner will be established by a traditional points system. once again.. the more people involved, the greater the reward.
the ultimate dogfight - again pretty straight forward.. we put you in some sort of aircraft, and you show us what a good pilot you are.. maybe even a team sort of deal for helicopter ops. i was thinking of a bracket sort of system for this, seeing as how teams may be involved.
squad vs squad combat - we cordon off an area or build something somewhere for squad/player vs player combat. this won't be a free-for-all where everyone has a PvP fest... think of it as a paintball/airsoft match with either team, 2v2, or 1v1 combat. this will HAVE to be a bracket system depending on how many players want to participate.
players vs admins - we actually 'let' the players try to take us out... no god mode or any of the other fun stuff involved. this can go in a lot of directions depending on player base interest. personally i'm completely for building a gigantic admin event base and letting you guys come at us with everything you've got, but we could go about an event like this in a way like the before mentioned event ideas. remember that regardless of the event nuances, we'll be fighting back. =)
as always, let us know what you think and ALWAYS feel free to make your own suggestions. everything always goes into consideration, as long as it's in reason.