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Convoy poll: Where will you start off?

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  • AmmamarieAmmamarie AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Perth
    @dragonbear Let me know for sure. It will be my Sister and I if it is cheaper than flying. Would be an adventure :)

    DragonBear
  • FPFr0styFPFr0sty Registered User regular
    Well; it would cost you around $600-800 for fuel(it gets more expensive as you get into country land)... but you also have the other downside to.. what if you break down (so make sure your with RACV)

    Ammamarie
  • DragonBearDragonBear Registered User regular
    Perth
    @Ammamrie I will start asking around and check flights, vehicles, petrol and so on. One of them mentioned taking the train so we could maybe buy new motorbikes in Melbourne and ride them back. I wouldn't want to arrange a convoy and ditch you on the way home! I'm thinking of a week in Melb starting the Tuesday before. Especially if I get enforcer :) What dates are you thinking of?

  • AmmamarieAmmamarie AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Perth
    @Dragonbear Cool sounds like a plan.. We have looked at flights but are waiting to see what the PAX discounts may be. We haven't really thought about dates as yet. We both might be studying again next year so we were originally thinking about arriving the day before and leaving the following monday morning. Wasn't planning on Enforcing this year either. mmm reading back on that it might just be easier flying. I really don't know.

  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    I'm also looking to grab a ride from sydney down to melbourne for PAX! but I am still trying to scramble for cash to pay for it all.

    Next PAX: PAX AUS 2017
    Previous PAXs: PAX Prime 2011, PAX AUS 2013
  • FatSoDaFatSoDa Professor Doctor AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Canberra
    If the Convoy from Sydney goes through Canberra I'd like to get seat in a car. Will help pay for fuel.

    [E]nforcing it Like I stole it
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    PAX Aus Enforcer
  • XeionXeion Registered User new member
    Sydney
    I would be travelling from Bathurst NSW, either to the coast (I prefer) or the country route. Not sure on seat availability yet.

  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    i am still looking for ways to get their (other than drive) and hotels...haven't booked anything yet and waiting on what discounts the PA people can drum up!

    Next PAX: PAX AUS 2017
    Previous PAXs: PAX Prime 2011, PAX AUS 2013
  • DanacyrusDanacyrus Gaming Coffee Making Musician BrisbaneRegistered User regular
    Brisbane
    Another option is, sharing multi room accommodation with other people? Can get pretty cheap when you get short stay apartments with other gamers. having shared with people for GenCon Indy, I didn't think it was that bad :D

  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012
    Sydney
    Danacyrus wrote: »
    Another option is, sharing multi room accommodation with other people? Can get pretty cheap when you get short stay apartments with other gamers. having shared with people for GenCon Indy, I didn't think it was that bad :D

    I don't mind that idea though I would be weary of possible lack of privacy but I am open to that idea.

    EDIT: if people are gonna do road trips then i hope you got some good listening material.

    thegh0sts on
    Next PAX: PAX AUS 2017
    Previous PAXs: PAX Prime 2011, PAX AUS 2013
  • FatSoDaFatSoDa Professor Doctor AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Canberra
    Guys guys!

    Pax Train Ride! A Whole bunch of us get the syd to melb train, stake out a whole carriage for ourselves? Carriages have power points and some of them even have usb power points i hear. Mobile Lan? Gaming Lounge on the go? Best. Idea. Ever.

    you can thank me later.

    [E]nforcing it Like I stole it
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    PAX Aus Enforcer
  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    FatSoDa wrote: »
    Guys guys!

    Pax Train Ride! A Whole bunch of us get the syd to melb train, stake out a whole carriage for ourselves? Carriages have power points and some of them even have usb power points i hear. Mobile Lan? Gaming Lounge on the go? Best. Idea. Ever.

    you can thank me later.

    that's like an 8am departure from strathfield/central

    Next PAX: PAX AUS 2017
    Previous PAXs: PAX Prime 2011, PAX AUS 2013
  • FatSoDaFatSoDa Professor Doctor AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Canberra
    thegh0sts wrote: »
    FatSoDa wrote: »
    Guys guys!

    Pax Train Ride! A Whole bunch of us get the syd to melb train, stake out a whole carriage for ourselves? Carriages have power points and some of them even have usb power points i hear. Mobile Lan? Gaming Lounge on the go? Best. Idea. Ever.

    you can thank me later.

    that's like an 8am departure from strathfield/central

    CONVOY!!!

    [E]nforcing it Like I stole it
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    PAX Aus Enforcer
  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    not really helpful!

    Next PAX: PAX AUS 2017
    Previous PAXs: PAX Prime 2011, PAX AUS 2013
  • FatSoDaFatSoDa Professor Doctor AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Canberra
    thegh0sts wrote: »
    not really helpful!

    apologies, since i read the title of this thread 3 days ago, i have had Homer Simpson in my head singing "We got a great big convoy" i was attempting to share the pain, didnt work.

    FatSoDa on
    [E]nforcing it Like I stole it
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    PAX Aus Enforcer
  • zerochosenzerochosen WollongongRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    Does anyone have a quick and dirty BBcode script for a poll? I'd like to add some info to the OP but I am a scripting newb :/

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    zerochosen wrote: »
    Does anyone have a quick and dirty BBcode script for a poll? I'd like to add some info to the OP but I am a scripting newb :/

    That's actually not possible on this forum. However, you can create a new thread as a poll..

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    zerochosen
  • DanacyrusDanacyrus Gaming Coffee Making Musician BrisbaneRegistered User regular
    Brisbane
    Very much still in the "Considering" phase for driving with people. It's a long... long... long... long... drive from Brisbane...

  • FatSoDaFatSoDa Professor Doctor AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Canberra
    yeah you want know you'll get along

    [E]nforcing it Like I stole it
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    PAX Aus Enforcer
  • FPFr0styFPFr0sty Registered User regular
    Road Trip: Western subs - R.MSG.. 20min...
    Blast :(

  • DanacyrusDanacyrus Gaming Coffee Making Musician BrisbaneRegistered User regular
    Brisbane
    Well for me it's less the 'get along' thing and more the fact that it's not a very enjoyable drive imo, and I'd be driving still on my Red P's so it's not exactly the best idea. That and It's a case of Time Vs Value for me >.< I can either have an extra two days in Melbourne eating drinking and seeing the foodies scene and meeting up with other people, or spend two days on a road trip XD At the moment I'm thinking two days in foodie heaven is sounding more tempting >.<

  • DragonBearDragonBear Registered User regular
    Perth
    @Ammamrie do you have somewhere to stay yet? I don't, but I have four people looking for two rooms for the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st at least.

  • billthesiumbillthesium BrisbaneRegistered User
    Brisbane
    I was considering driving but also decided not to cosplay. So I won't need to worry about getting pulled up at the airport asking me why I'm carrying a hidden assassins creed blade. I booked flights.
    I do like the sound of the train. Maybe next pax.

  • DragonBearDragonBear Registered User regular
    Perth
    Research done.

    Accommodation in progress (thanks @Danacyrus)

    Travel summary from Perth as follows:
    QANTAS flights: $500 return per person, basic economy price, no specials investigated. Time taken, about half a day.
    Driving: $500 petrol plus $800 maintenance (est) per vehicle, possible cost for 4 people down to $250 per person(ish). Time taken, up to 3 days each way.
    Train: $2,500 to $4,000 per person. Dates prohibitive (Dep Perth 14th July, return Melb 25th July) Time taken, 3 days each way plus waiting for departures.

    Decision: Flying, spending extra time in Melb meeting peeps, eating, drinking and generally carousing :-)

    Danacyrusthegh0sts
  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    i don;t think driving is good...too long AND BORING!

    Next PAX: PAX AUS 2017
    Previous PAXs: PAX Prime 2011, PAX AUS 2013
    Ammamarie
  • AmmamarieAmmamarie AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Perth
    @dragonbear Just messaged you in the Accom thread. We are still looking for accom. Hoping to get a 3 bedroom apartment approx 250 each with a 6 person share. We are flying too :) less stressful:)

  • DaCrawDaCraw Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    FatSoDa wrote: »
    If the Convoy from Sydney goes through Canberra I'd like to get seat in a car. Will help pay for fuel.

    I'm in Melbourne, so all of this comes with a pinch of salt, but iff the convoy is taking the Hume then an ACT divert will add about ~1-1.5 hours. Once they hit Canberra, it's about ~8hours with 2 stops (Tarcutta and Holbrook IMO) if you follow the speed limit. I went to uni at the ANU, so I know this route well. If you can't get a car, flying down is reasonable. It typically took me 1.5-2 tanks of petrol in my reasonably efficient car, at about $50-60/tank (I usually filled up before I left, and again at Holbrook).

    To clarify, it'll be cheaper for you if they are already heading through Canberra (or if you can convince them to - shouting them a round or three at the wig ought to do it), but if they want to take the direct route flying will cost you about $150 ($20 cab in Canberra, $100 flight, $30 public transport in Melbourne).

    DaCraw on
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    zerochosen
  • djkizzadjkizza Brisbane, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Brisbane
    Danacyrus wrote: »
    Very much still in the "Considering" phase for driving with people. It's a long... long... long... long... drive from Brisbane...

    I'll be driving with my bf and perhaps 2 of our friends. I'm looking forward to the drive! :D

  • DanacyrusDanacyrus Gaming Coffee Making Musician BrisbaneRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Brisbane
    Random question, are you driving back?

    Ignore that. Stupidest question I've EVER asked...

    Danacyrus on
  • zerochosenzerochosen WollongongRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    Looks like we're wracking up some Sydney people... nice!

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    http://www.enemy-agency.com
  • vjreddy12vjreddy12 NSW, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Hearthjaw wrote: »
    .....there're a few nice pubs in Albury, and countless nice small pubs on the way I'm sure.

    There most certainly are...and also if you wanted to break it up, there is some nice cheap places to stay as well.

    (Sorry... but only have a two bed room house with a son and wife... )

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  • RABicleRABicle Registered User regular
    Perth
    Flights are $500 return from Perth if you want to not die and lose your luggage. I actually can't imagine a convoy working out cheaper when you factor in fuel, accommodation and food. And fuck, it'll be so uncomfortable.

  • zerochosenzerochosen WollongongRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    I'm not really thinking of doing the road trip to save money... more for the experience. That being said, I probably wouldn't do it if I was coming from Perth.

    A webcomic by me: Enemy Agency
    http://www.enemy-agency.com
    DragonBear
  • FPFr0styFPFr0sty Registered User regular
    If pax ever goes to Perth.. or Darwin(1% chance) I would do a road trip... love my driving...

  • zerochosenzerochosen WollongongRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    FPFr0sty wrote: »
    If pax ever goes to Perth.. or Darwin(1% chance) I would do a road trip... love my driving...

    I'll see how I go once I get my fancy new bike seat... nothing's impossible :)

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  • HearthjawHearthjaw Registered User regular
    Sydney
    I'd love to do the nullabor on my bike, numb arse be damned!

    steamid: sewersider
    zerochosenDragonBear
  • CamaranCamaran Catamaran MelbourneRegistered User regular
    There's no Melbou... Oh wait :P

    Nah, it will be great to see which corners of the country everyone comes from! :D

  • HearthjawHearthjaw Registered User regular
    Sydney
    So I'm still up for a motorbike ride from Sydney to melb. Are people thinking the inner route via the Hume or the longer but more interesting coastal route?

    steamid: sewersider
  • zerochosenzerochosen WollongongRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    I wouldn't mind either way, either way is going to be damn hardcore on a bike :)

    A webcomic by me: Enemy Agency
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  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    Sydney
    i can't stand long rides like on interstate trains....so i am taking the plane instead! now i need to figure out how much to take but still have enough space for any goodies!

    Next PAX: PAX AUS 2017
    Previous PAXs: PAX Prime 2011, PAX AUS 2013
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