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PAX 08 BYOC Information

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  • GeeCeeGeeCee Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    what have i done

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited August 2008
    Hey, guyz!

    We're going to move up the Tetris contest to 6:00pm on Friday to make room for a Dawn of War session where you can get right close and personal with THQ people for a little chat and a chance to win some prizes with a test of your knowledge when it comes to Dawn of War, which will happen at 7:00pm.

    There will be swag...oh yes, there will be swag, and the questions should be pretty easy...really this is just an excuse to connect fans with developers. And, you know, give out prizes. =D

    Also note that THQ is presenting Dawn of War 2 immediately after this, at 8:00pm in the Walrus Theater. Considering their last two RTS efforts (Dawn of War and Company of Heroes), I'm really excited to see what they've got cooking.

    Anyway, just a heads up. Tetris at 6:00pm on Friday, Informal Dawn of War session at 7:00pm, Dawn of War 2 presentation at 8:00pm. We also moved up Peggle from 5:00pm to 4:30pm just to space things out a bit. Basically we'll do Peggle right after the Omegathon round.

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  • hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Issaquah, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    There should totally be a Spore Character Creator tournament too.

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  • japerryjaperry Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    whats the word on bringing chairs to BYOC? haven't seen much talk about that here. It'd be really nice to have a decent chair. =D

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  • TrainwreckXTrainwreckX Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    japerry wrote: »
    whats the word on bringing chairs to BYOC? haven't seen much talk about that here. It'd be really nice to have a decent chair. =D

    Shouldn't you have asked that a long time ago? I'd be shocked if you get an OFFICIAL answer, as most all the PAX people are asleep or occupied.

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  • japerryjaperry Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    japerry wrote: »
    whats the word on bringing chairs to BYOC? haven't seen much talk about that here. It'd be really nice to have a decent chair. =D

    Shouldn't you have asked that a long time ago? I'd be shocked if you get an OFFICIAL answer, as most all the PAX people are asleep or occupied.

    In every other lan party case I presume its just fine. However, since its at the convention center and I noticed the thing about outside food/drink last night, I figured it'd be good to know if they care about large objects such as chairs being pushed through the lobby.

    I'm sorta surprised no one else has brought it up. My guess is that its just fine in that case.

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Um...didnt see anyone with a chair last year.


    You actually brought your own CHAIR? For reals?

    Huh.

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  • japerryjaperry Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Um...didnt see anyone with a chair last year.


    You actually brought your own CHAIR? For reals?

    Huh.

    oh definitely. 3 days of gaming i need something with good support. It sucks having to use standard chairs, or worse, metal fold up chairs. eeek!

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  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    These chairs are actually semi-cushy.

    Not exactly nice, but not metal-foldup either.

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  • Raptor007Raptor007 Seattle, WA, USARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So you were bringing that chair for BYOC! I saw you pulling an office chair out of your car on the loading dock yesterday, and I was quite confused. (At least, I assume it was you... how many people bring chairs to a LAN??)

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Freaking BYOC sticker left crap all over my case! 'Tis my only complaint about BYOC though

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    proXimity wrote: »
    Freaking BYOC sticker left crap all over my case! 'Tis my only complaint about BYOC though

    Goo gone works wonders (and wont screw up paint or anything). I always have a bottle laying around for various things.

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Really loved BYOC this year. I wish I'd spent more time there because the events were really great. Definitely should do again for next year. Thanks!

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    BYOC was fun, will definitely do it again next year.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    A++ would Frag again.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Sign me up for next year NOW!

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  • HaikufrenzyHaikufrenzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd sign up for next year if you know... the only reason I was in BYOC this year wasn't that my computer was a 2000 iMac G3.

    By the way if you hold the contest next year red, can I be like one of the main judges? Since I know you would defiantly not let me compete again.

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited September 2008
    Thanks for the feedback, guys!

    Also note, if you've got any suggestions for the future or constructive criticisms, don't be afraid to post them.

    We are sorry about the crowds that had to pour through the room...it was certainly unfortunate, but obviously when safety is a concern, everything else has to take a back seat. That's also why we left the lights on much of the time, as we had very little notice when our room was going to be needed as a hallway, and when we have that number of people pouring through, lights need to be left on.

    Also, our byoc contests are meant to be a pretty casual and easy going, but there was a bit too much last minute shifting that happened. That was a combination of too little prep work and our staff getting stretched way too thin. (One of the guys that should be dedicated to byoc contests ended up working pc freeplay because there just wasn't anyone else and they were getting bent over a barrel).

    Our Internet connection was pretty poor on Friday, but we think we got that pretty well resolved by Saturday for the most part, and it appeared to continued to improve. There were a lot of unfortunate things that happened there.

    Oh, and obviously we'll be looking to find a bigger room for next year. BYOC sold out in two weeks, the room was packed to the gills (with a scramble to find extra tables), and...well...moar is better!

    All in all, we're pretty proud of how things turned out, but there are always lessons to be learned.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    One comment about the BYOC tournaments: While it was kind of cool having the team competition thing with big prize drawings at the end, I think there should have been individual, smaller prizes for each individual competition.

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited September 2008
    ?

    There were!

    Each person who won each of the contests won a randomly selected prize, and then everything that was left over after that was given away via the raffle.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Whaaaa? I was part of the winning team for the blind FPS and I received nothing... :(

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  • Rinker JassRinker Jass Registered User new member
    edited September 2008
    that was so fun :P and we won outnumbered to wasn't it 4 : 1 or something like that?
    and yes i wondered about that part of us not winning anythings...

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hehe yeah it was 4 to 1 and we won 12 to 6 :D

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh, yea, we skipped that one because it was a team thing and we didn't want to end up giving away 4 video cards for that. *cough*

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    :x :cry:

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm just sad that I missed out on the raffle at the end because I had to take a dump. Oh well.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2008
    That was... more information than we needed there.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    hahahaha

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