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Back on June 29th, 2004 Silver decided that he wanted to have a Team NuB only LAN party. Things did not look too good, no commitments from anyone that was not local. On July 12th, the date was narrowed down to October, and then on the 13th, Columbus Day weekend was picked. But still no commitments.

Then it started happening. Slowly, people started making serious plans. Plane tickets were being bought.  Arrival dates were being given. This thing is really going to happen!

Well, Columbus Day weekend 2004, we ROCKED!

Think we can pull it off again?

 

Its that time, and yes, we are doing it again!
2005 Descent 3 Florida LAN
July 30-31st
Miami Florida
 
 

August 1- It's all over. The south did it again. Everyone had a great time, and even so, I'm sure everyone is happy, and safe back at their own homes now. Spirit and I enjoyed having everyone over, and playing a few games of Descent 3. Look at the photo's below to see those who were there, and the fun we had.

July 29- I didn't think I was going to make it, and I didn't. I picked up Fusion around 8pm, and I still was not ready. Bunip and 007GUY showed up around noon time on the 30th, and I had not set up the networking yet. But we were all flying by 8pm, and having a great time. Check out the photos at the bottom of this page.

July  26- NVIDIA has announced that they too will sponsor our LAN, and send us some swag! Talk about last minute, but they did come through. Hey, Now I'm happy  (though I'm still waiting for the swag to show).

July 8- ATI Came through. A FedEx package came today with some goodies. That was nice of them! I just wish they'd fix the name of the LAN Party on their site. Now, where are the other sponsors???

June 24- There is a possibility that TigerDirect might be able to help me out with the CRT monitor rentals. I stopped by the outlet store on my way home from work today and told him of my situation. He said he'd check and see what he could do. So those needing monitors, let me know the size you would like to rent, and the size you'd be willing to use so that when he comes back to me and asks me what I need (would like), I can tell him. Then we can work out rental pricing.

June 23 - I was asked about the LAN from someone who had seen it on ATI's LAN sponsor page. I told him, I did not even know that ATi had agreed to sponsor this LAN! Glad to see that they have decided to do so, as it seems that people are taking notice. We have one, and maybe a couple more interested, that might be adding their names to the Attendee list soon.

June 22 - I was asked about a cutoff date for registering, and realized that I had not set one. So, here it is. As I need time to get the tables, chairs, etc, Registration ends 1 week before the LAN, on the 23rd of July.

June 14 - At the very least, a 2500 watt generator has been secured. It wont keep the LAN going in the event of a power outage, but it will keep the frig running (food and drinks COLD), and run a few fans to keep the air moving.

June 4 - Due to health reasons, Deadmeat will be unable to make it to the Florida LAN this year. All donations have been returned.

May 30 - I'm working on a design for a shirt logo. Here is one that I have done so far. I think I need to start from scratch though, as my iron-on transfers only work on white shirts, and a light background is needed.

May 26 - Seems the great leader of Team NuB has had a minor setback. The water pump in his car went out, and he had to have the thing towed home. He can either Go to the LAN, or, get his car fixed. I'd like to see both. Anyone wanting to help him out with a donation, please do so via the PayPal, or email links below. If you want, I will post your name here, and the amount (again, if you want), and keep a total of how much has been collected. If Deadmeat does not make it to the LAN, all donations will be returned (but I seriously doubt that he will NOT be here).

Thanks to the following for their efforts. All Donations have been returned

bulletFusion
bulletRed Barchetta
bulletSpirit
bullet Bulldog
bulletOO7GUY
bulletIsAB

May 12 - This might get a little bigger than I thought. I have room, but not enough tables and chairs. I'm going to have to rent some, and they do not come cheap. I'm going to have to ask that anyone who registers from this point on, bring a $20 registration fee. Sorry, but it has to be done. I know I'm not paying for airfare, but I have many other expenses for the LAN that I will be covering myself. I am going to put a cap on this thing at 30 people, and we are almost, half way there as of this date.

May 5 - A lot of the airline WEB sites are now showing fairs for July. Now is the time to look if you are flying. The two destination airports are going to be Fort Lauderdale (fll), and Miami (mia). They are about an hour apart from each other, and I have found that Fort Lauderdale usually has the better fares. Hopefully, we can get people to arrive, and depart in groups, to make transportation easier.

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Officially the LAN will be a Saturday - Sunday (30-31) event. But Im sure, as last time, early arrivals and late departures can be accommodated. This time, we are asking for a small participation fee to cover some of our expenses. $20 should cover in house (LAN) food, and table & chair requirements for everyone throughout the weekend. You are always welcome to bring your own, or go out for a meal or shopping if you desire. Both locations have stores and restaurants close by. Advance reservation for this LAN is a MUST, so that we know how many to set up for. This is a BYOC event. NO SPEAKERS, headphones are required. Networking switches/hubs will be provided for you to plug your Ethernet cable into. If you do not have an Ethernet cable, or a long enough one, cables will be available for a very reasonable price. This is a FOR FUN LAN. There will be no prizes, no official contests unless a sponsor comes on-board (and sofar, I've not heard anything from anyone but TD, and they have not given me any indication of what they are willing to do).

 
My plans are to set the computers up in my 2 car garage (yes, its air conditioned) and to use the rest of the house for sleeping (3 bedroom 2 bath). Other than your, and your computer's transportation to and from, this should be a very affordable, and fun weekend.
 
This LAN will take place rain or shine! Tropical Storms are slow moving, and are tracked fairly accurately. Unless the LAN is in the projected path of a storm, it will still be held.
 

 
 If you are interested in joining the LAN Mail List, please send an email to redlist@bellsouth.net with the subject as subscribe or contact me via Yahoo IM
 
note: This is NOT a NuB only LAN. NuB's and other pilots will be attending. Reservation for the LAN is required

 

Click HERE for USAirways Rates and choose Miami (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale (FLL) as your destination. Compare these rates to other carriers. I've found they have some pretty good rates. If you find others, please let me know and I will add them here.

How long till the 2005 Florida Descnet 3 LAN?

This is an RESERVATION / REQUEST / RSVP only LAN Party. We are not stuck up, its just my house (a private residence) that the LAN is at, space will be limited. But we will do our best to fit in as many people as we can. Contact  Red Barchetta if you are interested in attending.

Reserve your spot, Register now. You can pay via PayPal

or email, or IM me   for other options.

Attendees        
Red Barchetta        
Spirit        
LilJ221        
007Guy        
Fusion        
Partner        
Wildwolf        
WarAdvocat        
TomCat        
         
         
         
         

Support our Sponsors, they will do good things for us.

 

 


 

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What to bring

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Money, you never know what you might want, or need to buy.

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Copies of your travel/flight plans for those from out of town.

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Computer with Ethernet card, Monitor 19" or less preferred, Keyboard, Mouse with mouse pad, Joystick (unless your a mouser), all cables required to hook it together, and plug it in. (I am currently looking into equipment rentals)

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Headphones.  No speakers allowed. Mic's if you wish to use TeamSpeak for Team, or in game chatter.

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Cat 5 Ethernet cable - Around 10ft is good. 10ft Cat5e cables will be for sale at LAN for $5, limit 1 per person.

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Power Strip/Surge protector (this is Florida after all), enough outlets for your equipment plus one or two extra plugs.

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All of your game CDs, Software CDs including your Windows CD, and drivers (copies of such if you are worried about your originals). Original D3 disks will be available for $5, ($6 for Dual Jewel) limit 1 set per person.

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Extension Cord, 3 pronged (grounded) Optional.

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Sleeping bag, pillow, etc (optional, but the floor is kinda hard).

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A Good Attitude (required)

What not to bring

bulletViruses, scan your computer before you bring it.
bulletDrugs/booze/etc...  Beer is being allowed, drink in moderation, drink responsibly. Unruly guests will not be tolerated.
bulletGuns/knives/weapons of any kind.
bulletUn-invited guests. All participants/guests must be invited or have received approval to attend. (Guests of guests are the responsibility of the guest on the first part).
bulletA Bad Attitude, we are here to have fun, leave your problems at home

 

To be provided

bulletMy House, LAN in the air-conditioned garage.
bulletSome food and drink for Saturday and Sunday.
bulletIce chests with ice.
bulletD3 game servers running D3Server3 by (DE)Hunter.
bulletAn outlet to plug your single power strip/surge protector in. I will do my best to reduce the strip to strip string.
bullet10/100 Ethernet switches.
bulletADSL broadband connection for NON game activities (i.e. Chat, email).
bulletTables and chairs (your pillow might be needed here).

 

If you have any special requirements, please contact me - .

 

July 29

Bunyip

July 29

Spirit

July 29

007GUY

July 29

Spirit & Bunyip

July 29

Fusion

July 30

Bunyip

July 31

Fusion

July 31

Spirit, Bunyip

July 31

Spirit, Bunyip

July 31

Spirit

July 31

007GUY

July 31

Red Barchetta

July 31

Fusion

July 31

Spirit, 007Gal

July 31

Bunyip, 007Gal, Spirit, 007GUY

July 31

Bunyip, 007Gal

July 31

Red Barchetta

July 31

007Guy, Fusion, Bunyip, Red Barchetta, Spirit

July 31

Fusion, Bunyip, Red Barchetta, Spirit

August 1

Fusion & Red Barchetta

 clarification.

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Balws turned me down for sponsorship. Click here for their reason.

 

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 -=- Last updated on 08/23/2009 23:28:38 -0400 -=-