2015 BYOC Information (see you next year!)

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  • hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Sammamish, WARegistered User regular
    So I should ignore the start time for Friday that got sent out in the e-mail today and go off the one posted a few posts up, correct?

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  • VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    So I should ignore the start time for Friday that got sent out in the e-mail today and go off the one posted a few posts up, correct?

    Thanks for catching that for me. There was a change in the time between when I posted it, and when it got sent out. We don't want people standing outside in the cold for very long, so we have moved it to 8:30AM instead of 8:00AM.

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  • hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Sammamish, WARegistered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    So I should ignore the start time for Friday that got sent out in the e-mail today and go off the one posted a few posts up, correct?

    Thanks for catching that for me. There was a change in the time between when I posted it, and when it got sent out. We don't want people standing outside in the cold for very long, so we have moved it to 8:30AM instead of 8:00AM.

    Jokes on you, I'm going to sleep outside in line!

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  • A.SabotA.Sabot Boston, MaRegistered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    So I should ignore the start time for Friday that got sent out in the e-mail today and go off the one posted a few posts up, correct?

    Thanks for catching that for me. There was a change in the time between when I posted it, and when it got sent out. We don't want people standing outside in the cold for very long, so we have moved it to 8:30AM instead of 8:00AM.

    Jokes on you, I'm going to sleep outside in line!
    I will most likely be there before eight seeing as I will be so excited!

    Pax East 2016: BYOC [x], 3 Day Passes [x], car[x], license[x], new computer[x]
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  • JonoseelJonoseel Here Be Unicorns and Dragons Boston, MARegistered User regular
    A.Sabot wrote: »
    Vapok wrote: »
    So I should ignore the start time for Friday that got sent out in the e-mail today and go off the one posted a few posts up, correct?

    Thanks for catching that for me. There was a change in the time between when I posted it, and when it got sent out. We don't want people standing outside in the cold for very long, so we have moved it to 8:30AM instead of 8:00AM.

    Jokes on you, I'm going to sleep outside in line!
    I will most likely be there before eight seeing as I will be so excited!

    The adrenaline in my body will be keeping me more than warm.

    Pax Eat Stuff: 3 Day Badges[]; BYOC Badge[]; A Roof to stay under[X]; A ride of some sort[].
    A.Sabot
  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Vapok wrote: »
    As much as I absolutely love JS Joust (like I will play that all PAX long if you want), I'm not sure if the BYOC area is a great place to do it at. There are some space limitations.


    Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking as well.

    macrogeek on
  • PoliticianPolitician Registered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    So I should ignore the start time for Friday that got sent out in the e-mail today and go off the one posted a few posts up, correct?

    Thanks for catching that for me. There was a change in the time between when I posted it, and when it got sent out. We don't want people standing outside in the cold for very long, so we have moved it to 8:30AM instead of 8:00AM.

    Setting it to 8:30 seems to me people will be waiting 30 minutes longer not shorter. If you let people in at 7:30 then that's 1/2 less wait. Sorry don't see this as being helpful just 1/2 less setup time.

  • MeatWhistleMeatWhistle PC Area ENFORCER Richmond, VARegistered User regular
    Hi everyone, MeatWhisle here:

    Few things, I wanted to introduce myself as part of the team that is helping with BYOC this year.

    Wanted to remind everyone to have games loaded an patched prior to arrival, it would also be prudent to do a A/V scan prior to leaving and if your running any internet sharing or DHCP servers please disable them.

    Onto the topic of games.

    We currently have contests based on the following games, Counter Strike, Team Fortress 2, League of Legends, MineCraft, MS Paint, Goat Sim.

    We also expect to have "Game of the Hour" based around DOTA2, TF2, L4D2, Diablo 3, Robot Unicorn Attack, StarCraft2.

    Dont see something you want, feel free to let us know, and as always if our planned activity is not your cup of tea your welcome to do your own thing.


    PAX Enforcer / BYOC
  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    Which version of Counter Strike? Classic, Source, Global Offensive?

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  • MeatWhistleMeatWhistle PC Area ENFORCER Richmond, VARegistered User regular
    Likely CS:GO since I assume thats what the cool kids play these days.

    PAX Enforcer / BYOC
  • MeatWhistleMeatWhistle PC Area ENFORCER Richmond, VARegistered User regular
    Don't forget to follow @BYOC_East on twitter for latest updates.

    PAX Enforcer / BYOC
    [H]olyGeekboyA.Sabot
  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    @BYOC_East needs to update it's name from 2014 to 2015. :)

  • InacurateInacurate Bedford, NHRegistered User regular
    "Vapok wrote:
    For those of you staying at the Westin, you've got a bit of a walk...sorry about that! Go straight from the skybridge connecting the Westin and the BCEC and down the escalator. Keep going the same direction through North Lobby and around the Northwest corner of the building. Keep following the hallway until you get to "Southwest Lobby B2". This will be the second lobby you come to, just past the food court. From there you can make use of either the RIGHT escalator or the elevator down to the PC Room level (Level 0/ Hall Southwest C1).


    Is this path from the Westin skybridge to SW Lobby B2 entirely inside? I don't know the area, but would like to confirm if I have to bundle up or not when I roll out of bed Friday morning! :biggrin: #FirstWorldProblems

    Thanks.

  • [H]olyGeekboy[H]olyGeekboy PAX dad and PC builder ClevelandRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Hi everyone, MeatWhisle here:

    Few things, I wanted to introduce myself as part of the team that is helping with BYOC this year.

    Wanted to remind everyone to have games loaded an patched prior to arrival

    NEVER!

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  • WheatMissileWheatMissile Your Arch Enemy! The NegaverseRegistered User new member
    Hi everyone, MeatWhisle here:

    Few things, I wanted to introduce myself as part of the team that is helping with BYOC this year.

    Wanted to remind everyone to have games loaded an patched prior to arrival

    NEVER!

    Excellent, yes, excellent! He'll never know what hit him...

  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    Inacurate wrote: »
    Is this path from the Westin skybridge to SW Lobby B2 entirely inside? I don't know the area, but would like to confirm if I have to bundle up or not when I roll out of bed Friday morning! :biggrin: #FirstWorldProblems

    Thanks.

    The westin path will be indoors the whole way. I'm going from memory and a very simplified map here, but I think this is the path you take, the stairs don't exactly line up on the maps.

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  • VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    Thanks for the map @macrogeek. Well put.

    There are some logistical issues that we're going to be dealing with on Friday morning, that I need to ask all BYOC Participants to be patient with us. There is uncertainty as to what time the Westin Skywalk bridge will open to the convention center because of BCEC/Boston Police desire for bag checks. That skybridge may not open at 8AM.

    For @Politician, you're right it may seem as though the reality is you'll be staying out there 30 minutes longer. The reality is, I don't think that will be the case. In years past, we've had issues getting the Southwest Doors open right at 8AM which has caused for some minor tension issues with the kind folks trying to keep traffic moving at the convention center. In an attempt to set proper expectations, the door will most definitely be open by 8:30AM. All signs are pointing that it will be open BEFORE that time, but we wanted to make sure you guys were aware of the time change and that proper expectations are set. :)

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  • TrandescentTrandescent Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Thanks for the list WheatWhistle! Got myself prepped :D

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  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    I'm downloading the Unreal Tournament Alpha build if anyone wants to play.
    (they made Unreal Engine 4 free as of GDC so more people can download the toolkit to run it w/o needing a paid dev account.)

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/03/02/unreal-engine-4-is-now-free-new-build-of-unreal-tournament-available.aspx

  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    I'm also checking out GoldenEye Source…if the installer and LAN mode works well I'll bring the installer on a USB drive.

  • thorkonthorkon Registered User regular
    Finally, it is done! I haven't put the video together yet though.

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  • thorkonthorkon Registered User regular
    And it's sideways! Awesome! That's how I game. (Don't know how to rotate it with the forum image uploader)

  • MrFett21MrFett21 Registered User regular
    My friend is coming to BYOC this year but arriving later in the day Friday (I'll be there early in the Morning). Is there any way once I check in to have them hold a seat to my left or right for him once he arrives? Or am I just SOL and hope for the best?

  • VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    Hi All!!!!

    PAX IS THIS WEEK!! WOOT!

    All Group Seating Changes have been updated and adjusted. In addition, Group Seating Requests are now closed.

    If you have an existing group seating arrangement, and there's an error above, please reply to my "All Set" email. :hydra:

    Can't wait to see all your shinning faces!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Sammamish, WARegistered User regular
    Last year it was explicitly stated that we were not allowed to bring multi-tools, is that the case again this year?

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  • havok978havok978 Registered User regular
    Just finished getting my laptop ready. Bring on the weekend!

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  • MeatWhistleMeatWhistle PC Area ENFORCER Richmond, VARegistered User regular
    I would not bring a mutitool, bag checks may be in place and it could be confiscated.

    PAX Enforcer / BYOC
  • MeatWhistleMeatWhistle PC Area ENFORCER Richmond, VARegistered User regular
    MrFett21 - When you check in mention it to the checkin folks, its possible we can hold a seat next to you open. No promises. Thanks

    PAX Enforcer / BYOC
  • InacurateInacurate Bedford, NHRegistered User regular
    macrogeek wrote: »
    The westin path will be indoors the whole way.

    Dude awesome map, thanks! :)
    Vapok wrote: »
    There are some logistical issues that we're going to be dealing with on Friday morning, that I need to ask all BYOC Participants to be patient with us. There is uncertainty as to what time the Westin Skywalk bridge will open to the convention center because of BCEC/Boston Police desire for bag checks. That skybridge may not open at 8AM.

    Is the path macrogeek outlined accessible before 0800, before the event officially opens? I get the feeling the hallways are 'open' all the time, but never hurts to ask even if I look foolish. :) I enter a lot of premises for my job and I don't take anything for granted any longer, been burned many a time.

    I personally am not going to have an issue if the Skybridge does not open immediately at 0800. I mean, as long as it opens at some time prior to 0802. :biggrin:
    I'll be good as long as we can, at some point, enter via the Skybridge without having to be escorted to a security check point to be bag checked. :)
    Nor am I going to sweat or complain about security procedures, better be safe than sorry is a motto I live by.

    Thanks for the answers!

  • akiboshiakiboshi Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    macrogeek wrote: »
    I'm downloading the Unreal Tournament Alpha build if anyone wants to play.
    (they made Unreal Engine 4 free as of GDC so more people can download the toolkit to run it w/o needing a paid dev account.)

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/03/02/unreal-engine-4-is-now-free-new-build-of-unreal-tournament-available.aspx

    I'm good for this. was really into UT99 back in the day, I wonder if it'll even work...

    Also as a reminder, it may be useful for everyone here to join the old BYOC steam group:

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PAXEastBYOC

    EDIT: wow i just tried the pre-alpha. it really brings back a lot of memories :D

    akiboshi on
  • InacurateInacurate Bedford, NHRegistered User regular
    I heard the skybridge isn't opening until 1100!

  • havok978havok978 Registered User regular
    Inacurate wrote: »
    I heard the skybridge isn't opening until 1100!

    Hmmm... That's gonna be interesting

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  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    does anyone have the pictures for Level 1 Southwest? Those were really helpful last year. I am walking from the Seaport

  • chellerschellers New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Does anyone have an extra ethernet cord? I may have forgotten mine. And by may I mean definitely. I would be eternally grateful if someone could loan me one.

  • TrandescentTrandescent Registered User regular
    chellers wrote: »
    Does anyone have an extra ethernet cord? I may have forgotten mine. And by may I mean definitely. I would be eternally grateful if someone could loan me one.

    It definitely won't be an issue finding one. Tons of people bring extras. I'd offer mine but I had to lend it out already..

    On another note, does anybody have a USB extender? I'd only need to borrow it until tomorrow. F29, The case is a Bitfenix Prodigy M with a Steam decal on it.

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  • [H]olyGeekboy[H]olyGeekboy PAX dad and PC builder ClevelandRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    We are equipped to help you with ethernet cables! Caveat: You get some cable, some crimpers, and a couple ends.... it's Build Your Own Cable!

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  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    Is the minecraft server up?

  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    Question - I'm arriving late today, where do I go to get to the BYOC area?

  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    FYI - badges are now in the BYOC area.

  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    chellers wrote: »
    Does anyone have an extra ethernet cord? I may have forgotten mine. And by may I mean definitely. I would be eternally grateful if someone could loan me one.

    I have one if you still need it.

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