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PAX East 2011 BYOC Info/FAQ - SOLD OUT!

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    Inevitably there will be some TF2

    Gross.

    Your name is appropriate.

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    Obsolete ModelObsolete Model Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    L4D/L4D2, MNC, TF2 sound good. Games I can jump into and out of if I need to leave and join up with friends outside of the BYOC seems appropriate. Though I do love an RTS in a lan party setting.

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    antheremantherem Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So why would @PAX_BYOC need to change its name? Is it somehow misleading?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Due to a new twitter policy (relating to non-PA controlled twitters) I had to axe the pax title from the twitter account the BYOC area has been using since just before PAX07. Sorry guys... BUT! It seems a lot of people wanted two accounts anyway so they didnt have to unfollow the single account if they wernt there, so I created @Prime_BYOC and @East_BYOC
    Follow the one(s) you are planing to be at for continued instant updates relating to the BYOC room.

    I apoligize in advance for any east info/spam on the Prime account while the transition takes place. It will only be super important things that will also appear on the forums :)

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    was it because it was about pennyparcadeexpo or because of its similarity to other PAX monikers?

    [tiny]because i liked my @pennyarcadeexpo_byoc idea but i guess it's a bad idea since twitter uses 160 characters and such a name would take up a lot of them everytime you wanted to RT or @ it[/tiny]

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    Mysterious GamerMysterious Gamer Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wow I feel like an idiot now I didn't have any idea what BYOC ment now I know and knowing half the battle. GIJOE!

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    StaxeonStaxeon Buffalo, NYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BigRed wrote: »
    Not yet, likely will happen after the first week in feb.

    Although be warned that seat reservations are only held for a few hours after doors open, your group will have to get there before then (say.. 2pm on Friday)

    speaking of hours, any word on if doors are opening earlier this year than they did last year?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    assuming everything goes well we will get to check people in early to get setup

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    baddmanbaddman Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    First time looking into the BYOC events. I understand BYOC is sold out, does that mean I will not be able to participate in any PC game tournaments at PAX East? I was interested in participating in any Starcraft 2 tourneys, but didn't know to look into the BYOC component so ahead of time :)

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    whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The tourneys that will be listed in the PAX schedule take place on PC Freeplay machines, so BYOC is not a requirement. BYOC has some of its own tourneys/competitions/shoe-stealing* for its own set of prizes as well.

    *Not joking

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    baddmanbaddman Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    That's great news, whypick1, thanks! When do the freeplay-related tournament details usually start to pop up?

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    Exodus1Exodus1 MarylandRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    baddman wrote: »
    That's great news, whypick1, thanks! When do the freeplay-related tournament details usually start to pop up?

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=134232


    Discussion on what games will be in the freeplay area has already started, would probably be a good place to look. I know last year, there were tables outside the freeplay where you could signup for certain tournaments.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    shoe stealing got me my GTS 250 that i'm still using today

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    hendusoonehendusoone Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Would there be an interest in a minecraft server? If nobody else is planning on running one, I can easily put one up and run it from my pc - it should be beefy enough to handle 32 or so players while playing any other games I plan on playing. Sound like a good idea?

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    hlvehlve Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i registered late...

    i really wish they had more slots available for the byoc. i was able to work at the dust-off booth last year, but wanted to attend the byoc! ;'[



    ah well, maybe next time :(

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    DocLoLidayDocLoLiday Registered User new member
    edited February 2011
    If we bring a laptop, will there be wifi access to the LAN even if we didn't get in to the BYOC registration in time?

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2011
    The WiFi won't connect to the BYOC/PC Freeplay network. If you want to play with people on that network, you'll have to step into PC freeplay and use one of those computers.

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    DocLoLidayDocLoLiday Registered User new member
    edited February 2011
    Gotcha, thanks!

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    itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    hendusoone wrote: »
    Would there be an interest in a minecraft server? If nobody else is planning on running one, I can easily put one up and run it from my pc - it should be beefy enough to handle 32 or so players while playing any other games I plan on playing. Sound like a good idea?

    I think there would be interest in having a minecraft server. The nice part about that server would be the freeplay machines could get access to the server too so we could have a true "Community" map, which as pointed out before could be totally awesome, or could end up as nothing more than a smoking crater!

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    heelsheels Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    An Enforcer has actually created a Minecraft replica of the BCEC.

    I N C E P T I O N

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2011
    We demand screenshots!

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    contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    And a copy of the world file.

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    GannoGanno Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    BigRed wrote: »
    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.

    I shouldn't post this, but I can't help myself. How about just a sincere, honest apology?...rather than these smug, backhanded "well, you should've been checking the site and Twitter if you really cared...sorry, I guess" statements. *You guys* screwed up, not us...act like it.

    You guys put on an outstanding event and I know it's a ton of work, and things like this can happen. That's totally understandable. But just..you know...actually *be* sorry at least. It would make it a little bit easier.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Ganno wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    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.

    I shouldn't post this, but I can't help myself. How about just a sincere, honest apology?...rather than these smug, backhanded "well, you should've been checking the site and Twitter if you really cared...sorry, I guess" statements. *You guys* screwed up, not us...act like it.

    You guys put on an outstanding event and I know it's a ton of work, and things like this can happen. That's totally understandable. But just..you know...actually *be* sorry at least. It would make it a little bit easier.

    They didn't screw up anything, they just sold out, which happens with many major events. Selling out isn't screwing up.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    FYI:
    There might be some huge BYOC news coming around Friday... or Monday... OR NEVER!

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    itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    BigRed wrote: »
    FYI:
    There might be some huge BYOC news coming around Friday... or Monday... OR NEVER!

    Yay! Let the wild totally inaccurate speculation being!

    I'll go with Blizzard will personally hand all of BYOC advanced copies of Diablo 3 (a boy can dream)O_o

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    BarkBark Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    If it is half as awesome as last year it will still be great! I cannot begin to guess what Big Red's potential news is but it does build excitement!

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    StaxeonStaxeon Buffalo, NYRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    itzerokewl wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    FYI:
    There might be some huge BYOC news coming around Friday... or Monday... OR NEVER!

    Yay! Let the wild totally inaccurate speculation being!

    I'll go with Blizzard will personally hand all of BYOC advanced copies of Diablo 3 (a boy can dream)O_o

    Tables in BYOC will be imported from Candy Island.

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    ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Allentown, PARegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Staxeon wrote: »
    itzerokewl wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    FYI:
    There might be some huge BYOC news coming around Friday... or Monday... OR NEVER!

    Yay! Let the wild totally inaccurate speculation being!

    I'll go with Blizzard will personally hand all of BYOC advanced copies of Diablo 3 (a boy can dream)O_o

    Tables in BYOC will be imported from Candy Island.

    For the first time ever, Big Red will not physically assault BYOC Attendees.

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    BigRed wrote: »
    FYI:
    There might be some huge BYOC news coming around Friday... or Monday... OR NEVER!

    Gasp!! BigRed isn't coming to EAST?!?!?!

    *spins up the rumor mill*

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    MagnifiedXMagnifiedX [E] PC Security Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Vapok wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    FYI:
    There might be some huge BYOC news coming around Friday... or Monday... OR NEVER!

    Gasp!! BigRed isn't coming to EAST?!?!?!

    *spins up the rumor mill*

    But... but... I thought this was the no spin zone???

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MagnifiedX wrote: »
    Vapok wrote: »
    Gasp!! BigRed isn't coming to EAST?!?!?!

    *spins up the rumor mill*

    But... but... I thought this was the no spin zone???

    True, I'm just kidding! I know for a fact that BigRed will be at East. The question is, will he have big buttons again or was that just a Prime thing? I don't remember.

    :D

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Will the enforcers be fighting to the death for our entertainment?

    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

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    MalfeisMalfeis Protagonist. 2d10 hit die. Chaotic Neutral. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    BigRed wrote: »
    FYI:
    There might be some huge BYOC news coming around Friday... or Monday... OR NEVER!
    So...you've taken over the entire second floor of the convention center, and now we have 1,000 new BYOC seats? (I kid, I kid...) :)

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    mixomatosysmixomatosys Registered User new member
    edited February 2011
    so i just bought my 3 day pass a couple days ago and now i see the BYOC is sold out. that sucks :( really wanted to get my LAN on.

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    flatlineflatline Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Sorry to those that missed it, but PAX is/has become just as much of a phenomenon as Comic-Con. Tickets for the next year's Comic-Con basically sell out immediately following the event nowadays.

    If you want to get in and be a part of something cool, you have to take initiative and proactively seek things out. I had all sorts of reminders and checks in place so I wouldn't miss PAX Hotels, BYOC, etc, and therefore I got sorted within the first 24 hours of everything becoming available. Learn from your misses this year (I didn't get to do BYOC last year) and have a good time. Next year you'll know to be on the lookout for stuff.

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    ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Allentown, PARegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dear complainers and whiners gather around,
    I'll tell you how my pax got flipped upside down.
    I'd like to take a minute then you'll see,
    Why Im not mad that I missed out on BYOC.

    See PAX was coming fast, sooner than you think,
    and byoc sold out before I could blink,
    The problem isnt the limit, its the name of the game,
    BYOC and PAX, They sell out fast just the same.

    I waited, sat and thought, even postulated,
    Waited for my tax return then became elated,
    That I finally had the money to head to Mass,
    Now comes the worst part of this selling out class,

    I put off BYOC until the end,
    Then I found out I cant get a pass again,
    Instead of complaining I accepted my fate,
    and realized, I waited until to late.

    So thats my story, sad but true,
    Im telling it so it doesnt happen to you,
    before I depart, I have one bit of wisdom, bro.
    The fact is that like pax, BYOC sells out yo.

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    contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I heard that in my head like it was from the narrator from the Woodland Critter Christmas episode of South Park.

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    benswimmingbenswimming PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Just tweeted from @Official_PAX:
    Less than 1,000 3 day PAX East passes remaining, these are going fast!

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2011
    Dear complainers and whiners gather around,
    I'll tell you how my pax got flipped upside down.
    I'd like to take a minute then you'll see,
    Why Im not mad that I missed out on BYOC.

    See PAX was coming fast, sooner than you think,
    and byoc sold out before I could blink,
    The problem isnt the limit, its the name of the game,
    BYOC and PAX, They sell out fast just the same.

    I waited, sat and thought, even postulated,
    Waited for my tax return then became elated,
    That I finally had the money to head to Mass,
    Now comes the worst part of this selling out class,

    I put off BYOC until the end,
    Then I found out I cant get a pass again,
    Instead of complaining I accepted my fate,
    and realized, I waited until to late.

    So thats my story, sad but true,
    Im telling it so it doesnt happen to you,
    before I depart, I have one bit of wisdom, bro.
    The fact is that like pax, BYOC sells out yo.

    Somebody needs to actually rap this.

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