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PAX East 2011 BYOC Info/FAQ - SOLD OUT!

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    benswimmingbenswimming PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Not sure why everyone is all like "OMG IT SOLD OUT, I DIDN'T KNOW, GIVE ME A TICKET!!!". BYOC sells out EVERY YEAR (BigRed correct me if I'm wrong), and very early every year. PAX East last year was a fluke. It was stressed many times it would sell out, and to get your ticket(s) ASAP. BYOC was listed here on the forums as soon as it was open for registration, it was also tweeted from the offical BYOC twitter(@PAX_BYOC) and even the official PAX twitter (@Official_PAX) back on October 21st, and even talked about in the Unofficial PAX IRC channel. Now if you are going to BYOC, I would assume you have a computer and could check up on at least one of these places. If not, there is no point crying about not having a ticket. Just go enjoy the rest of the show in 2011, there is a lot of other things to do, and there is even the free play PC area, and then for 2012 make sure to get your ticket(s) ASAP.

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    WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Not sure why everyone is all like "OMG IT SOLD OUT, I DIDN'T KNOW, GIVE ME A TICKET!!!". BYOC sells out EVERY YEAR (BigRed correct me if I'm wrong), and very early every year. PAX East last year was a fluke. It was stressed many times it would sell out...

    PAX 2010 overall has had unsold BYOC tickets all the way up to the month of PAX and they even did at-the-door ticketing for Prime 2010. Maybe people got used to having all the time in the world to register.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    BYOC was listed here on the forums as soon as it was open for registration, it was also tweeted from the offical BYOC twitter(@PAX_BYOC) and even the official PAX twitter (@Official_PAX) back on October 21st, and even talked about in the Unofficial PAX IRC channel. Now if you are going to BYOC, I would assume you have a computer and could check up on at least one of these places. If not, there is no point crying about not having a ticket. Just go enjoy the rest of the show in 2011, there is a lot of other things to do, and there is even the free play PC area, and then for 2012 make sure to get your ticket(s) ASAP.

    I'm commander Shepard and this is my favorite post on the Internet.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    BigRed wrote: »
    BYOC was listed here on the forums as soon as it was open for registration, it was also tweeted from the offical BYOC twitter(@PAX_BYOC) and even the official PAX twitter (@Official_PAX) back on October 21st, and even talked about in the Unofficial PAX IRC channel. Now if you are going to BYOC, I would assume you have a computer and could check up on at least one of these places. If not, there is no point crying about not having a ticket. Just go enjoy the rest of the show in 2011, there is a lot of other things to do, and there is even the free play PC area, and then for 2012 make sure to get your ticket(s) ASAP.

    I'm commander Shepard and this is my favorite post on the Internet.

    I'm reminded of the post that was made last year that went something like:

    "lrn2pax, shit sells out yo"

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    contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    That was cuzza.. I think it is in my sig..

    edit: It is.

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    AxonAxon Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Entitled internet user exasperated that a popular event sold out, film at 11

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    jrdobbsjrdobbs Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    This is from the PAX EAST 2011 FAQ:

    Can I bring my own computer for the LAN?
    Yes! But you need to pre-register first, so we can reserve your space--don't just show up at the event with a computer under your arm. Bring-your-own-computer registration will take place a few months after general PAX East pre-registration opens, and those who pre-register will get first dibs on BYOC slots. So when you pre-register, make sure to register an email address you actually check.



    It appears as if they were going to email the folks who pre-registered. I do not see anything mentioned there about twitter or the forums. Maybe these registrants were unfamiliar with past events and practices. I know that I would be angry if I missed out when purchasing a 3-day pass in advance with the expectation of attending the BYOC. At the very least the FAQ should be updated to encourage people to go to the forums for more info. How about it BigRed?

    Good thing I checked here back in October and was able to get in on time. I never expected to be able to register this early based on what I read from the FAQ.

    -JR

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    David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited December 2010
    Good call, and an entirely valid point.

    For the next cycle we'll make sure the faq points people to the forums.

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So mistakes were made, NBD.

    I'm just so surprised that out of 60,000 people, that there are only 216 BYOC Spots were made. I know that last year it didn't fill up, but I am still very shocked.

    Its all good though, at least there are freeplay PCs, what sucks though if I want to participate in a tournament I have no legitimate way to warm up/warm up with teammates.

    Shit happens though.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    FireWater wrote: »
    So mistakes were made, NBD.

    I'm just so surprised that out of 60,000 people, that there are only 216 BYOC Spots were made. I know that last year it didn't fill up, but I am still very shocked.

    Its all good though, at least there are freeplay PCs, what sucks though if I want to participate in a tournament I have no legitimate way to warm up/warm up with teammates.

    Shit happens though.

    Its not very surprising. We cant create a BYOC seat for everyone and I doubt it will get larger than Prime's BYOC room (around 400 computers, which still sells out). It needs to show that it can sell out for East (since this is only its 2nd year) since it didn't Last East. now that the demand is there for 2012 there should be more space. People will be left out no matter what. All you can do is get in early on it next year than lament about it this year. Kinda wasting energy on that cause nothing is going to change for this PAX.

    1) you couldn't practice with teammates anyway unless they also were in BYOC. The BYOC room is for BYOC attendees only, no guests are allowed.
    2) Why cant you use freeplay to warm up with teammates? Stand in line together to check out a few machines and go nuts. you should be able to get a couple matches in of most games that would be on the tournament within the time limit.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    FireWater wrote: »
    I know that last year it didn't fill up, but I am still very shocked.

    Honestly, the first part of that sentence makes it so that the second part shouldn't be there.
    Why would they increase the capacity of something that didn't sell out?

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited December 2010
    Okay, this discussion is just running in circles. Yes, BYOC is sold out. No, there will not be more seats added or a paid waitlist. If you get lucky enough, somebody might cancel their ticket and you can get in, but I wouldn't depend on that for you and/or all your friends. Shocked or not, there's nothing that can be done at this point.

    We understand that the PAX FAQ didn't point to the forums in relation to BYOC tickets and that will be resolved in the future. However, as it stands right now for PAX East 2011, there's just nothing that can be done.

    This topic has now taken up almost a whole page of this thread. I think we can effectively wrap it up now.

    Let's let others with questions regarding BYOC step in and ask without fear of their questions being lost in this circular discussion.

    Thanks.

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    itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So what games are people planning on brining this year?

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Please be advised I am not attacking the staff for the amount of BYOC seats. If that came across like that than I will apologize.

    I just cant believe the Byoc didn't sell out last year because if it did I am sure there would be more spots.

    As I it's NBD, and now I learned for next year.

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    [H]olyGeekboy[H]olyGeekboy PAX dad and PC builder ClevelandRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    itzerokewl wrote: »
    So what games are people planning on brining this year?

    Not to start a flame war, but I broke down and bought the family an Xbox 360 for Christmas... ;)

    No idea what'll be happening on the PC side in the near future!

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    thorkonthorkon Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Anyone else getting a error from the lanfest site? In my daily routine of refreshing on it I have now hit a Error: Connection refused when attempting to check for any open spots.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    thorkon wrote: »
    Anyone else getting a error from the lanfest site? In my daily routine of refreshing on it I have now hit a Error: Connection refused when attempting to check for any open spots.

    Yeah it is indeed down right now.

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    It's not a tumorIt's not a tumor Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    itzerokewl wrote: »
    So what games are people planning on brining this year?

    I've got over 50 games from my Steam list installed, and I'll have a few bits and bobs from D2D. It would take too much effort to make a list. :P

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Minecraft!

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    itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Decius wrote: »
    Minecraft!
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    Think there will be a dedicated minecraft server for us to play around with??

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    El_GatoEl_Gato Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays & Winter. I'm still excited and preparing for Pax and BYOC.
    I currently have L4D+2, MW2, Unreal 3, Shattered Horizon, Team Fortress 2 and Killing Floor.
    I'm hoping to get Starcraft 2, Black ops, Hot Pursuit 2010, Rainbow6 Vegas and any other extremely popular title that might go for an extreme event. Are there a listed of expected tournaments?

    If my PC isn't complete for portability I'll just bring my Alienware m11x R2 - since I haven't heard many tech savy enthusiast around. I rock the Astro A40s with a Logitech G9x gaming mouse - don't know what recruiting is like but I'm moderately good in MW2.

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    goatbertgoatbert Alexandria, VaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Damn, can't believe I missed out on registration. For those of you lucky enough to get in, you're going to have a blast. I came for PAX East last year and ended up staying in BYOC 90% of the time because it was so much fun.

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    kladams707kladams707 Registered User new member
    edited December 2010
    I know this probably a stupid question (considering I've already looked at the Pax FAQ) but conflicting information has caused me to ask what is going on. The Q&A on this thread states that the BYOC registration begins in late January (not October), so is this the same one or separate? Also, if it is the same one, I'd like to know why there was no announcement on the pax east site. and why such a big jump in the registration schedule (moving it from Jan to Oct).

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    kladams707 wrote: »
    I know this probably a stupid question (considering I've already looked at the Pax FAQ) but conflicting information has caused me to ask what is going on. The Q&A on this thread states that the BYOC registration begins in late January (not October), so is this the same one or separate? Also, if it is the same one, I'd like to know why there was no announcement on the pax east site. and why such a big jump in the registration schedule (moving it from Jan to Oct).

    These were answered previously in this thread.

    There is no other BYOC reg, its sold out.

    It went live in Oct because it was ready and we wanted to get it Live as close to regular reg as possible.

    It was announced on these very forums and twitter. In the past its always done that way. Its only sent to paxsite or other means (email) if it doesn't sell out.

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    kladams707kladams707 Registered User new member
    edited December 2010
    I asked b/c I couldn't find all the answers quickly. Thank you for taking the time to deal with me.

    I would like to politely suggest that in the future you might consider those that don't use these forums or twitter.

    Thank you again though.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I highly suggest that for PAX related things (and BYOC) that you check the forums once a week after that PAX Goes live.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    hm speaking of, I just checked and you're listed as unpaid, BigRed. I think.

    http://lanfest.intel.com/?page=registrations&eventid=1581

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    BigRed wrote: »
    I highly suggest that for PAX related things (and BYOC) that you check the forums once a week after that PAX Goes live.

    Guy is just making a suggestion to make sure the reality of what is going on meets the information in the FAQ.

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    FireWater wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    I highly suggest that for PAX related things (and BYOC) that you check the forums once a week after that PAX Goes live.

    Guy is just making a suggestion to make sure the reality of what is going on meets the information in the FAQ.

    And BigRed is making a suggestion towards enhancing guy's (whose name is kladams707) future endeavours.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    hm speaking of, I just checked and you're listed as unpaid, BigRed. I think.

    http://lanfest.intel.com/?page=registrations&eventid=1581

    Yeah I know, I was the first one to reg to test the system when it went up. I usually buy a seat and just give it away to someone but I was having some money issues around oct plus due to the demand of BYOC this year I just omitted from doing what I usually do.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Decius wrote: »
    FireWater wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    I highly suggest that for PAX related things (and BYOC) that you check the forums once a week after that PAX Goes live.

    Guy is just making a suggestion to make sure the reality of what is going on meets the information in the FAQ.

    And BigRed is making a suggestion towards enhancing guy's (whose name is kladams707) future endeavours.

    And since this is the way we have always done it... if you are really interested in something you should check on it often.

    I am sorry there wasn't enough space for all the new people coming into PAX BYOC this year but its sold out. complaining about it isn't going to suddenly conjure up more seats. It sucks but thats the way it is. The only takeaway for the new peeps who missed Reg is to just check the forums once a week (Or you can follow PAX_BYOC on twitter and setup mobile updates on your phone) for next year after the PAX tickets go on sale for your best shot at getting in on this.

    Again, please keep the thread on track. This is now going into sustained engineering mode to answer questions from those who are going this year.

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    And yet the faulty FAQ still isn't fixed.

    Have fun at the BYOC all!

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Looks like it was fixed to me:

    From paxsite
    Can I bring my own computer for the LAN?
    PAX does have a BYOC section, although it's sold out for this show. Sorry!

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    El_GatoEl_Gato Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I like how my Christmas cheer was overrun by the same repeated sarcastic whining rather than a topic about the event itself coming in March. I've been practicing pistol playing only in some of My FPS games for some challenge, very fun and frustrating.

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    HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    What's also fun is melee-only TF2. ;-)

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    FuzzDadFuzzDad Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Man...this sucks. I thought the event tickets were going on sale in January as well...I had a great time last year (loved playing 3D w/nVidia guys and the journalists) and my son and I had a great time but no-go this year I guess. Seems to me a post on the regular site was warranted as many don't have twitter and don't check the forums.

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    El_GatoEl_Gato Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Heleor wrote: »
    What's also fun is melee-only TF2. ;-)
    I totally suck at TF2, unfortunately I never got the chance to play it with friends and only get schooled by elitist tripfags playing on my own. D:

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    itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    El_Gato wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    What's also fun is melee-only TF2. ;-)
    I totally suck at TF2, unfortunately I never got the chance to play it with friends and only get schooled by elitist tripfags playing on my own. D:

    Last Year the TF2 plays was tons of fun. Some of the maps had some strange settings, but overall everyone had a great time playing, hopefully the few odd settings will be changed this time around, and there will be less complaning about map settings and more killing of each other :lol:

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    El_GatoEl_Gato Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    itzerokewl wrote: »
    El_Gato wrote: »
    Heleor wrote: »
    What's also fun is melee-only TF2. ;-)
    I totally suck at TF2, unfortunately I never got the chance to play it with friends and only get schooled by elitist tripfags playing on my own. D:

    Last Year the TF2 plays was tons of fun. Some of the maps had some strange settings, but overall everyone had a great time playing, hopefully the few odd settings will be changed this time around, and there will be less complaning about map settings and more killing of each other :lol:

    I'm just going to love being in a tournament where I know there will be, NO HACKING! Please tell me there is a rule against hacking in BYOC.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    PC tournaments are done on the tournament machines.

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