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You should have put a disclaimer saying there was no real tournaments... the entire lan party just felt like a raffle... that was the only reason for going... the lack of structure made it so i would have had the same time as if i had of been sitting at home playing tf2 online. Also i found the staff unhelpful and when you talked to them with suggestions about tournies or anything they would look at you like you were stupid. Basically it felt like lets have 300 geeks come here and do their own thing for 3 days... No purpose for the lan in my opinion



Are you kidding me? This cannot be a real post. If you truly feel this way, then you totally came for the wrong reasons. It sounds like you only came to win a prize at the raffle and are probobly only upset because you didn't win anything. What a shame. I enjoy just "being there". I like to win prizes but it's not what's important. All I can think is that this must be your first lan and expected something way different. This one was just for fun, for everyone, especially the well deserving staff. Give it another chance and go to PDXLAN 11 for a more structured style. You will not be disappointed.
Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:12 pm
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I've been to boise frag-fest and OSU lan and i just felt like those were much higher quality events. structured, with free drinks and food. And i believe that a good lan party has people playing the same games around the same time. When i said. And you misunderstand.. i couldnt care less about not winning a prize. I was happy just to walk away with a copy of company of heroes. My comment about the 300 geeks thing was to point out the lack of a unified sense of game play in the lan party, which i think really makes the lan. Its like people just came there, played random games for the weekend. Really wasnt special at all to me. Also whenever i would talk to vector about organizing a CS tournament you always diverted that insisting we "think differently" even though i went up with a group of 20 guys interested, and i'm sure more were out there. I guess this wasnt my style of lan... but just because there was 300 instead of 500 people doesnt mean it should be less structured, I've been to 30 man lans that i considered higher quality. And as for prizes i dont care, i'd much rather have a good game play experience while there
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Quite honestly, that's how I felt about the first PDXLAN, but when that's about the only LAN you can attend because of timing, you really start to think about LANs with a different perspective.

As for the OSU LAN, it was Good times. As soon as the CS tourney got done, those guys left.
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I believe that a good lan party has people playing the same games around the same time. ... ... Its like people just came there, played random games for the weekend.

First one was true. That IS what makes a good LAN, point proven with Lan-I-Am.
2nd point... For the entire LAN all I saw was "bleeding edge new games or Major titles (CS:S, BF2)", along side every 2nd computer having TF2 running on them. If that's not people playing the same games at the same time, then I don't know what is.

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Really wasnt special at all to me. Also whenever i would talk to vector about organizing a CS tournament you always diverted that insisting we "think differently" even though i went up with a group of 20 guys interested, and i'm sure more were out there.


Heh, I think we found the source of his angst. No Source tourney? OHNOES.

One day, a LAN will occur, and not a single person fires up Counter-Strike. I am sure even then a CS elitist will vocalize his indignation. Another LAN I am attending soon has already got the CAL community up in arms because there isnt a Source tourney. ORLY?

I am actually very tempted to host another LAN in my area based on this very format. I believe that bringing this many gamers together without promise of tournaments and "best of" prizes, really brings together a different breed of gamer. Those that just like to be around friends and have fun.

Props to Vector and Staff for conceptualizing an event like this, and allowing me to be a part of it.

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ty_41bs,

You crack me up. The point of this lan was for it to be like it was - no formal schedule, no tournaments. Sorry you missed that. You've voiced your opinion, now move on.

Now, back on topic.

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Pros:
Easy Going Atmosphere
Seeing all my friends again
The staff getting to win prizes
MUCH more game time than 10

Cons: It was too damn hot! I'm sure that was a momentary issue though, so I won't go on about it.

I had a great time, and I am looking forward to 11 and hopefully 11.5.

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I know i've said my say. I voiced my opinion, people challenged it and I attempted to defend it, enough said. But i was entitled to give criticism so i did. Sorry my views didnt reflect yours, but they are still valid. I wish you luck on the rest of your PDX lans.
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indigothirdeye wrote:
One day, a LAN will occur, and not a single person fires up Counter-Strike.


Well, I believe it was Sunday morning at the LAN that I went to play some CS:S, and there was no one on the LAN servers till noon or after-ish. I had to play BF1942 all by my lonesome for a while that morning.

One thing that bugs me about some of the gamers at the LAN (not just PDXLAN, just in general) is that there is always someone giving me crap about what I play. At 10.5, somoene walked by or something and asked what I was playing to someone next to me, at the time I was playing a DOS sim game. He then replied "Pffft, who goes to a LAN to play DOS games..." I ignored him. However, I wasn't aware it was a requirement to play multiplayer games every second of the LAN *eyeroll* Every single LAN I've been, someone has given me this type of comment. Judgemental noobs *shakes fist* ok ok ending the rant Razz

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Well, as my first LAN I don't have much to compare too but:

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Pro's:

- Prizes. Wow what can I say... 6 Quad Core Extremes for 300 plz with 200Games, mags, shirts, HD Coolers, couple cases, video cards, mother boards, ect. For 300 people that was awesome. It was cool to see the people get "stocked" when they heard their raffle number.
- Was a LOT more fun that I thought it was going to be
- People were/are really friendly
- Watching what people will do for loot as their shouting "LOOT"
- Seeing the SWEEEEEEEEEET computers (some made me jealous Twisted Evil )
- My and my buddie dominating a couple people and going to meat them face to face.
- Pizza Schmizza delivering on time and having plenty of extras.

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Con's:

- Their was a lot of heat and the door helped a little, but what can you do?
- Getting owned at CS:S (when I was thinking I was oh-so-good) Shocked
- TF2 Server. Playing FT2 and suddenly the server goes down without warning (happened more than once)
- Crashing after being high on energy drinks for three days (13hrs)

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Other:

- For being my first LAN I have to admit, I loved it and I will go to each PDXLAN from here on out. Victor made a post asking: "How would you explain PDXLAN" and know I know, their is no true way to explain it... you have to experience it for yourself. Thank god for Googling "Portland LANS" when I got board at work one day. I know this isn't the right form/post but I just wanted to give my thanks to Vector and the staff/volunteers for helping this LAN run smooth. This was great and I loved it. I'll see you all at PDXLAN 11. W00T!!!

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Hayabusa wrote:
Victor made a post asking:



Please pray thats a typo lol because later you have it right....
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