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PAX South 2017 BYOC Mega Thread

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  • [SAL] VeNoM[SAL] VeNoM Registered User new member
    For most #1 rule is a hand cart. There are some pretty popular ones that are cheap. Tub seemed like a good idea the first time as well. Learned the hard way. If you can get your cables and accessories in duffel type bag and shoulder carry it. Use the hand cart for your case and set the monitor on top in or out of the box. You should be able to walk around fairly easy with it. Assuming you don't have a ton of stuff. Some carts are flat and people put it all on one. Some use those stretch bands to secure the gear to the carts.

    From what it sounds like there will be a designated entrance away from the normal queue for entrance to BYOC. Though I believe those things are still being worked out and will be desseminated.

    KnuckleSangwich
  • vade281vade281 Registered User regular
    I guess I'll try tub this year and see what others bring. If we get a designated entrance that would be waaay better lol. And if we can start setting up at 8AM, that's even better!

  • Platypus KingPlatypus King Registered User regular
    Awesome news everyone! We have more information now on our new location at PAX, including where the load in is! The mailer will include all the information that you need and will be coming shortly. Load-in special entrance will be available Friday 8am-12 noon. This will allow you guys to get your computers set up early so you dont need to worry about hauling everything around.

  • vade281vade281 Registered User regular
    Sweet, how do we get in on the mailer or is there a list? lol

  • Platypus KingPlatypus King Registered User regular
    @vade281 If you have already purchased your BYOC pass then you are already on the list. It will be sent out over the weekend.

  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    edited January 20
    When I dragged my mATX PC I carried the monitor/kb/mouse and cables in a tub with handles on top of the PC. Some of the convention centers/city security won't let you bring tools past security, so leave those in the hotel. The support desk usually has a multitool if you have to do an emergency repair.

    Remember to update Steam, Origin, Uplay and all your games now, bandwidth is limited at the event.
    Bring a cable lock, a spare network cable, and headphones.

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  • vade281vade281 Registered User regular
    Another quick few questions...sorry it's my first time.

    Do people take their accessories home for the night? Also is there a list of games a lot of people play or BYOC only tourneys?

  • vade281vade281 Registered User regular
    edited January 21
    And do people leave their carts and tubs in the BYOC area? Trying to figure out logistics.. oh yeah when is final teardown on Sunday.. after omegathon?

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  • EtaoinEtaoin Omeganaut TexasRegistered User regular
    I always leave everything at BYOC and have never had an issue with anything missing etc. I have used a folding wagon to carry my stuff in and stow it under the table.

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  • vade281vade281 Registered User regular
    Etaoin wrote: »
    I always leave everything at BYOC and have never had an issue with anything missing etc. I have used a folding wagon to carry my stuff in and stow it under the table.

    I'm not sure if I should get a wheeled tub or get a push cart.. http://imgur.com/EE9JpaO

  • EtaoinEtaoin Omeganaut TexasRegistered User regular
    Both look handy but the cart would be easier to stow somewhere out of the way. That's just my 2 cents though.

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  • chellerschellers Registered User regular
    Hello! I'm getting all packed up, and I realized my laptop lock does not fit my boyfriends laptop. He has no laptop lock hole. He has a 5mmx1.5mm hole in the side and bottom to make a loop. How unhelpful, Acer. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions? We've just been looking at ways to make it inconvenient to steal like multiple keyrings in the vent area with a cable and a masterlock.

  • Platypus KingPlatypus King Registered User regular
    Hey not sure if i'm a bit late to responding @vade281 but I would probably recommend the push cart. Like said above it would be easier to store

  • vade281vade281 Registered User regular
    I already bought the wheeled tub :(

  • Platypus KingPlatypus King Registered User regular
    @vade281 I dont think you need to worry! I'm sure it will work just fine :)

  • TaichanTaichan Registered User new member
    Anyone have a list of games I should have in case I missed something or don't own something so I can get it and download it before the friday?

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I would think overwatch, civ vi, and stardew valley would be relatively popular. I am not sure there's a list though.

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  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    Overwatch, LoL/HotS/DOTA2, Counter Strike, TF2, Rocket League, Minecraft, Civ.

  • pawsomepawsome Registered User new member
    Anyone want to get some less mainstream games that would be good for LAN? Vade and I have Golf with your Friends if anyone wants in on some mini golf mayhem. Some ideas: Jedi Academy, Unreal Tournament, Track Mania, killing floor, gang beasts, Doom, age of empires 2 HD.

  • Platypus KingPlatypus King Registered User regular
    edited January 23
    @Taichan We will be doing a handful of BYOC Tournaments, but due to the nature of not wanting to make people have to buy games I kept a good amount of them free to play. The exceptions are Rocket League, Overwatch, Starcraft II, CS:GO and Minecraft. If you wanna compete in those, I would pick them up :) I will be posting the tournament details very shortly!

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  • Platypus KingPlatypus King Registered User regular
    I'd love to hear everyone's ideas or games they want to play this year in tournaments. I have a list of games currently planned (might want to pick up the games I listed above), but because this is about YOU GUYS and what YOU want to play, id love to hear some feedback :)

  • NightfuryNightfury DeBary, FLRegistered User new member
    I've been to QuakeCon a few times and I highly look forward to finally participating in a PAX BYOC.

  • NightfuryNightfury DeBary, FLRegistered User new member
    For games suggestions (in addition to what has been suggested already)...

    RTS : Dawn of War (1 or 2) and Company of Heroes 2
    FPS : UT2004 or UT 3 Black Edition
    Basebuilding : Factorio

  • TaichanTaichan Registered User new member
    I'd love to get a game of artemis going and I'm willing to pay for the licensing if others are interested in playing. I've never played it but its always sounded fun. Let me know and I'll it ordered.

  • hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Sammamish, WARegistered User regular
    Taichan wrote: »
    I'd love to get a game of artemis going and I'm willing to pay for the licensing if others are interested in playing. I've never played it but its always sounded fun. Let me know and I'll it ordered.

    I would be up for that. There was a tournament at West BYOC and that was super fun.

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  • vade281vade281 Registered User regular
    I'd play Artemis! It's been years since I've played it.

  • TaichanTaichan Registered User new member
    Alright. I went ahead and ordered it. It wasn't that expensive anyways so its not a big loss if it doesn't end up happening.

  • NightfuryNightfury DeBary, FLRegistered User new member
    I'll definitely get in on Artemis too. Only played it once so far but it seemed really cool. A friend of mine coming to PAX BYOC also has a license if we do end up doing multiple ships.

  • hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Sammamish, WARegistered User regular
    Will the load-in area marked on the map be accessible by foot as well?

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    Nope, that's just for cars. If you're carrying in, it'll probably be much easier to go in through the main lobby.

  • taumesontaumeson PAX PC Room Manager Minnesota?Registered User regular
    Nightfury wrote: »
    I'll definitely get in on Artemis too. Only played it once so far but it seemed really cool. A friend of mine coming to PAX BYOC also has a license if we do end up doing multiple ships.

    We love Artemis, but it's a hard thing to get together. Good luck.
    Nope, that's just for cars. If you're carrying in, it'll probably be much easier to go in through the main lobby.

    Yup, and if you are hauling your gear you don't need to wait in the main line! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR BYOC BADGE FOR EARLY ACCESS THOUGH.

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  • KnuckleSangwichKnuckleSangwich Registered User new member
    For a fun LAN FPS I'd highly recommend old school Quake 2. I'd be happy to host a local server there and you can get an updated game client for any newer system over at TastySpleen.

    http://q2s.tastyspleen.net/

  • mayapplemayapple Registered User regular
    I had a blast with the wiki search game and league is always a solid.

    I usually leave everything at byoc. Knock on wood never had an issue. I will however bag stuff up and stow it at night. Just a thought. We are usually in the byoc sooo there's that too

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  • KnuckleSangwichKnuckleSangwich Registered User new member
    Any chance the internet/bandwidth situation is going to improve at all?

  • [SAL] VeNoM[SAL] VeNoM Registered User new member
    I wanted to say I was thoroughly impressed with the BYOC. I had a good time and will look forward to it next year. Thanks to the crew who made it pretty smooth for us all.

    KnuckleSangwich
  • Platypus KingPlatypus King Registered User regular
    I'm glad you guys had a good time. I had a great time running it for you guys! If you guys have recommendations of things you want differently for next year let me know! Or games you want to play. Its about you guys, so lets make it happen.

    KnuckleSangwich
  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    We had a great time in BYOC! The Enforcers were great, and helped us out at the end when we ran in to a snafu when packing out. Your guys were awesome =}

  • SwaeSwae Registered User regular
    Had a great time at BYOC as always, despite my laptop not wanting to actually play games for the first day and a half.

    I will say, I much preferred the space from the previous years, versus being out on the main floor, but I know that is something the BYOC staff have no control over. Likewise, I missed having the LANFest sponsorship/contests/prizes. I'd love to see another vendor step up for next year.

    Big thanks to all the enforcers, especially for pinging the cookie brigade to bring us snacks on Saturday. :)

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