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Zardoz
Respawn LAN 15 was by far the most successful Respawn LAN we've ever had!


Some things worthy of note:

  • This was the biggest Respawn LAN we've ever run...
  • Union hall has now seen 10 consecutive years of LAN events since Shafted 7 held in January 2000.
  • This was the first Respawn LAN where all network switches were uplinked at 2Gbit/sec minimum.
  • We destroyed a Power Mac G4 (video coming!)
  • We had the largest presence from interstate gamers yet!
  • The mess left by many of the players was perhaps the worst we've ever had to clean up... we provide ample bins, so what's going on here??


Competition winners and prizes are as follows:
GRID:
1st: Noway, who took away a Creative Fatal1ty gaming headset thanks to CentreCom
2nd: ospreychocolates

Warcraft III:
1st: Genoxell who won $150 cash
2nd: Plasia who won $50 cash

Half-life 2 Deathmatch:
1st: Ultimate Sacrifice

Call of Duty 4 Gungame:
1st: type /quit
(yeah, that's his name)

Flatout 2:
1st: Stompy: Creative Aspire 5.1 speakers thanks to CentreCom

Counter-Strike Source GunGame:
1st: rem, taking home a ThermalTake 2.5" HDD case
2nd: cougers, winning a ThermalTake DuoORB CPU cooler thanks to TT

Counter-Strike Source 5v5:
1st: Whipped, winning $500 cash
2nd: Passion, winning $250 cash

Hawx:
1st: Fightmasters

Team Fortress 2 Team:
1st: RAPE, who won $600 cash
2nd: Allstar Buttnuggets, winning $300 cash
(side note: what is with these team names??)

Call of Duty 4:
1st: Team7, winning $500 cash
2nd: DUI, winning $250 cash

Quake III Arena instagib:
1st: 3 NYA, winning $50 cash
2nd: SACrifice, winning $25 cash

Photos are up: see the gallery!

Many thanks go to those who remained behind after the event to help clean up, especially the guys from SGL and SOGC who had a trip back to Sydney ahead of them. Also, a big thanks to CouchWarriors for rocking up with their gaming consoles and running a competition for us - we look forward to working with CW on future events. Shouts also go to our sponsors, Centre Com and ThermalTake for making this event possible.

Plans are already underway for our 16th event to be held on the second weekend of April. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can also check us out on the following sites:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/RespawnLAN
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RespawnLAN
IRC: Server irc.oz.org, channel #respawn
Alioth
W00t
Good times. Sign me up for the next one!

Also:
Me > R4N
http://www.respawn.com.au/gallery/displayi...=19&pos=139

biggrin.gif
djzort
On the topic of leaving piles of mess.

Its bullcrap that people cbf to put their rubbish away, and more so when they just bail and leave it on their desk. It would be nice to take names and addresses so that people who leave rubbish can find it on their lawn the next day (or maybe in their beds).

At FragFest we have had success with having a staff person slide one or more bins up and down the aisles, tapping people on the shoulder and asking them to bin their rubbish. People seem to appreciate that now is a great time to dump all the crap on their desk.

Given that our staff were having to actually pick stuff up and often wipe up sticky dried up cola - raw egg all over a table is the worst we have seen - the effort of sliding two bins up and down the aisles (just use your feet to kind of slide them along gently) isnt a bad trade off. You can also encourage people to finish off half empty drinks, rather than collecting a yummy cocktail of pizza fat and flat softdrink in the bottom of the garbage bag.

Usually the staff member doing it will take the opportunity to check peoples admission (in our case hand stamps) and talk to people whilst waiting for people to put their garbage in the bin.

Weve also found that often helpfull people will grab another bin and follow suit, or offer to take a full garbage bag out to the dumpster. This is a great time to give out some prizes smile.gif

Dreamhack actually has a recycling award. Where by people actually get raffle tickets (or something) based on how much items they place in the recycling. Then every hour they give out three pc's to three lucky people from the last hour... you can do that with 13,000 people though smile.gif
tazzyface
QUOTE (djzort @ Feb 5 2010, 01:26 AM) *
It would be nice to take names and addresses so that people who leave rubbish can find it on their lawn the next day (or maybe in their beds).


This is a fantastic idea, if only it were feasible.
Patryn
no space for bins to go between the aisles! >< but that's a nice idea!
it was hard to find an unfull bin by the end of the night. garbage bag at the end of each aisle?

but yesh... those st00pid bums who leave their rubbish for others to clean up are the worst! -.-
djzort
QUOTE (Patryn @ Feb 7 2010, 10:12 AM) *
no space for bins to go between the aisles! >< but that's a nice idea!
it was hard to find an unfull bin by the end of the night. garbage bag at the end of each aisle?

but yesh... those st00pid bums who leave their rubbish for others to clean up are the worst! -.-


wheelie bins wouldnt fit, or do you mean just normal run of the mill rubbish bins?

unfortunately bagging and removing rubbish throughout the event is an on going task.

a handy tip is to leave a number of empty rubbish bags in the bottom of the bins, then put a bag in to the bin as a normal bin liner. you can then tie up the full bag, pull it out, and a new bag is right there for you to unfold and line the bin with (or frequently, another bag to put that full bag in as its leaking lan juice everywhere)

at FragFest we usually just leave the full bags next to the bin for later collection. which works even better if you have some sort of trolley you can pile them up on to and take out to the dumpster in one trip.

bottom line though, rubbish is a challenge of running any event.
andojay
QUOTE (Alioth @ Feb 4 2010, 01:36 PM) *
W00t
Good times. Sign me up for the next one!

Also:
Me > R4N
http://www.respawn.com.au/gallery/displayi...=19&pos=139

biggrin.gif



more like..
Alioth> R4N > everyone else > then me lol

priorax
Really awesome LAN guys, hope to see it followed up by an equally epic LAN next time.
Alioth
QUOTE (andojay @ Feb 7 2010, 05:48 PM) *
QUOTE (Alioth @ Feb 4 2010, 01:36 PM) *
W00t
Good times. Sign me up for the next one!

Also:
Me > R4N
http://www.respawn.com.au/gallery/displayi...=19&pos=139

biggrin.gif



more like..
Alioth> R4N > everyone else > then me lol


Only in the literal sense.
GIARUS
Like the gun game comp winners name quite original
berger
i actually bring my rubbish from home to leave at respawn
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