Good Evening Darwin Gamers,
Well the LAN Event has come and gone, and the time has been passing so quickly.
LAN Event in full swing
Firstly I would like to thank everyone who attended and everyone who helped us out because all of you made this one of the most fun, enjoyable and most relaxing LAN Event I have been involved in.
To everyone else, you really need to come on down and get some of this old school LANning.
Lots of great games played, prizes drawn and given away, timetable was shot to buggery, however it was fantastic.
This event was our first Saturday LAN Event is a really long time. Usually Friday nights from 6:00PM to 4AM, however this time we asked what the gamers wanted and we got a good response for an all day Saturday event.
Now Ive been to some really long events in the past, now Im talking about our old school EVOs which would span 3 days. I don’t know what is was but this event threw everyones LAN clocks out as we had some gamers thinking it was 4AM when it was only 9:30PM. It just must have been so good that everyone was having a great time getting caught up in the event.
We had a bit of a slow start and couldnt get back on to the timetable so we just let the games roll out as they may. These included: Quake 3, Counter Strike Source, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat.
Vorly Shows off the Blindfold
We also made up a competition on the fly to give away the DIRT3 steam voucher donated by Cut Price Computers. This competition was an oldie but a goodie. We partnered gamers to drive around a Daytona Track on GT5 and the one with the fastest lap time won, however the driver was blind folded and need to get instructions.
Now this competition I think had a bit of a flaw in the design as one of the winners realised that staying on the wall of the round track would help them stay on course and require little supervision from the partner with sight.
Due to such a big day we included Lunch and Dinner. At lunch we cooked up a massive all you can eat sausage sizzle BBQ where we had our food gurus cooking up a storm to fend off the savagers. Damn those Sausages from Holco Fine Meat as awesome. Thank you Reese and Alan again.
For dinner we went with the trusty and reliable favourite Pizza, and this time it was Dominos. Vorly and myself created a ordering system from the available pizzas and proceeded to get everyones orders. By the end of the ordering process we had 21 pizza ready to be called through to Dominos at Casuarina. Thank you again Vorly for assisting me with this and the running of the competition. Having more people on board really makes for a well oiled, well run and enjoyable event.
Dominos Casuarina has a fantastic supervisor by the name of Rachel who helped us order and have the pizza delivered and on time by 7PM when we had dinner set for. Big Big thank you to all the staff at Dominos for getting all the pizzas correct and delivered on time.
DGA Raffle Winner - Spiritwalker
This event we also draw the Raffle prize donated by Cut Price Computers and DGA to one of our long standing Members Spiritwalker. Thank you for purchasing so many raffle tickets and I hope the new Gaming Case makes a big appearance at the new DGA Event.
This event we had EFTPOS machine and coloured ticket system which we used for Entry, Lucky Draw, Food and Drink. This system seemed to work well and allowed a better cash management cashless system. Thank you to those who used our EFTPOS Machine.
Hugely big thank you to everyone who stayed at the end to help us pack the whole event away, your efforts are appreciated and we know that even after packing your own stuff away and then helping us in the early hours of the morning is exhausting. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
- Gamers: 30
- Games Played:
- COD MW2
- GT5 on PS3
- Quake 3
- Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat
- Sausages Consumed: 125
- Prizes Ordered: 21
- Drinks drank: 120
- Hours Played: 14
- Photos Taken: 35 – Photos are now available for view under the Event Gallery – DGA MMXi Echo
Images of the prizes are available in our DGA MMXi Echo announcement post
- Raffle – Spiritwalker – Aerocool XPredator Gaming Case – Cut Price Computers & DGA
- Competition – Blindfolded Driving on GT5 Daytona Track – Cut Price Computers
- Lucky Draws
- TBA – TP Link 8 Port Gigabit Switch – IT Shack
- TBA – TP Link 4 Port Wifi ADSL2+ Router – IT Shack
- TBA – Samsung 1.5TB HDD – IT Shack
- TBA – Saltek Eclipse II Keyboard
An enormous thank you to all our Sponsors who got involved by either coming down and attending the event or donating DGA some fantastic prizes for us to give away.
- David from IT Shack – Prizes and support
- Rod from Cut Price Computers – Prizes and Raffle
- Paul from Rebmoc Leisure & Hire – Drinks and Arcade Machine
- Darwin Community Arts – Event Location
- KikFM – Advertising
- Alan from CIS for providing the Cat 6 Data Cabling
Thank you to all those who attended and for those that missed out please come along next time.
We have already opened up the new registration for the next event. Please click the button in the header or head over to the DGA LAN Events page.
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