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FITES 250 LAN, March 4-6, 2016
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#1
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Hey everyone,

MahoneyBadger here. Dropping by to let you know that our major 250 LAN will be back again this upcoming year. It will be held the first weekend in March, March 4th through the 6th. It will be at the same venue as previous years.

I know last year there was some concern voiced about the venue, and we listened to you. Sadly, FITES as an organization doesn't have the initial capital to move to a different venue. Not yet, but maybe in the future.

Tickets are currently on sale over at http://intranet.fites.net where you can log in through Steam, buy your tickets, and then select your seat on the seating chart. We are offering group rate and multiple monitor discounts again this year, so plan out a group fast and buy in soon so you can lock down your seating arrangements.

HOTEL ROOMS ARE OPEN FOR RESERVATION
Park Inn by Radisson
5401 Carlisle PIke
Mechanicsburg PA, 17050

Call the hotel directly - (717) 697-0321 and tell them you are part of the FITES group. (Spell it out) If they say they don't have that group or discount available, message on our forums directly. We worked hard to get a discount rate and we want to be sure you get it.

The hotel has also said they WILL NOT be selling rooms over third party sites for that weekend. At least not any cheaper than our discount rate. It's always a good idea to reserve a room, and cancel 24 hours ahead if you need to. At least then you have locked in the best rate available.

I'l be sure to check back to any questions you guys have. Look forward to seeing you there!

--MahoneyBadger

Hey everyone,

MahoneyBadger here. Dropping by to let you know that our major 250 LAN will be back again this upcoming year. It will be held the first weekend in March, March 4th through the 6th. It will be at the same venue as previous years.

I know last year there was some concern voiced about the venue, and we listened to you. Sadly, FITES as an organization doesn't have the initial capital to move to a different venue. Not yet, but maybe in the future.

Tickets are currently on sale over at http://intranet.fites.net where you can log in through Steam, buy your tickets, and then select your seat on the seating chart. We are offering group rate and multiple monitor discounts again this year, so plan out a group fast and buy in soon so you can lock down your seating arrangements.

[b]HOTEL ROOMS ARE OPEN FOR RESERVATION[/b]
Park Inn by Radisson
5401 Carlisle PIke
Mechanicsburg PA, 17050

Call the hotel directly - (717) 697-0321 and tell them you are part of the FITES group. (Spell it out) If they say they don't have that group or discount available, message on our forums directly. We worked hard to get a discount rate and we want to be sure you get it.

The hotel has also said they WILL NOT be selling rooms over third party sites for that weekend. At least not any cheaper than our discount rate. It's always a good idea to reserve a room, and cancel 24 hours ahead if you need to. At least then you have locked in the best rate available.

I'l be sure to check back to any questions you guys have. Look forward to seeing you there!

--MahoneyBadger
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#2
Tip of the Hats
9 Frags +

It was a lot of fun last year! I'm planning on going again if real life doesn't get in the way.

It was a lot of fun last year! I'm planning on going again if real life doesn't get in the way.
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#3
16 Frags +

TURN UP

TURN UP
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#4
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see ya there showstopper!! :^D <3

see ya there showstopper!! :^D <3
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#5
4 Frags +

Are we showing up to this? Sounds like a good time as always.

Are we showing up to this? Sounds like a good time as always.
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#6
0 Frags +

i still have nightmares about that hotel

i still have nightmares about that hotel
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#7
13 Frags +

GXL is mainstream - turn up to fites if you want to experience the real OG east coast lan scene.

GXL is mainstream - turn up to fites if you want to experience the real OG east coast lan scene.
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#8
12 Frags +

its always a turn up

its always a turn up
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#9
8 Frags +

Fucking NICE.

Fucking NICE.
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#10
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showstopperits always a turn up

overrated

[quote=showstopper]its always a turn up[/quote]
overrated
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#11
18 Frags +

Cookies incoming :)

Cookies incoming :)
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#12
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dashnerFITES still stands as one of the best community LANs I've ever attended, and I always characterize it as the experience GXL should have been. Accommodations are at the venue since the LAN takes place at a hotel, there's a nice bar right upstairs, terrific atmosphere, and the staff have always been extremely pleasant to deal with. It's not the largest LAN event in the world but I think that's part of it's charm. I would have recommended FITES over any other NA LAN event that happened in 2015, that's how great it is. I'm actually surprised people complained about the venue, unless something significant changed from the 2014 event?

Also a very good chance this could be the last LAN I have an opportunity to attend as a player, so I'm going to do everything in my power to be there this year and for once not work.

Are you planning to go? Perhaps I could get a ride?

[quote=dashner]FITES still stands as one of the best community LANs I've ever attended, and I always characterize it as the experience GXL should have been. Accommodations are at the venue since the LAN takes place at a hotel, there's a nice bar right upstairs, terrific atmosphere, and the staff have always been extremely pleasant to deal with. It's not the largest LAN event in the world but I think that's part of it's charm. I would have recommended FITES over any other NA LAN event that happened in 2015, that's how great it is. I'm actually surprised people complained about the venue, unless something significant changed from the 2014 event?

Also a very good chance this could be the last LAN I have an opportunity to attend as a player, so I'm going to do everything in my power to be there this year and for once not work.[/quote]

Are you planning to go? Perhaps I could get a ride?
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#13
RGB LAN
9 Frags +

Will be there to defend my three-year Street Fighter title :3

But really, these LANs are always great for a chill atmosphere with the TF2 community. The tournaments are laid back and it's always super fun to be around everyone for whatever we do.

Will be there to defend my three-year Street Fighter title :3

But really, these LANs are always great for a chill atmosphere with the TF2 community. The tournaments are laid back and it's always super fun to be around everyone for whatever we do.
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#14
5 Frags +

lf roomate/s

lf team, med for a good team, pocket for anyone.

willing to give ride to anyone from Indianapolis or along the drive from Louisville to venue. Help with gas would be nice, but I am going anyway so *shrug*

Not looking to help out this time. I think I just want to play for once.

lf roomate/s

lf team, med for a good team, pocket for anyone.

willing to give ride to anyone from Indianapolis or along the drive from Louisville to venue. Help with gas would be nice, but I am going anyway so *shrug*

Not looking to help out this time. I think I just want to play for once.
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#15
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It seems like these things never fall on my breaks, always just before or just after. :(

It seems like these things never fall on my breaks, always just before or just after. :(
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#16
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Fuck it, I might try and go this year.

Fuck it, I might try and go this year.
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#17
24 Frags +

one suggestion for this LAN:

I would recommend banning vacationer from this LAN. He is very annoying and no one likes when he shows up, he just follows us around. We tried getting a restraining order for GXL, but that did not stop him from following us around. He is known for doing this at every single LAN he attends.

Regards,

showstopper

one suggestion for this LAN:

I would recommend banning vacationer from this LAN. He is very annoying and no one likes when he shows up, he just follows us around. We tried getting a restraining order for GXL, but that did not stop him from following us around. He is known for doing this at every single LAN he attends.

Regards,

showstopper
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#18
20 Frags +

just get a second floor room, he cant make it in his wheelchair

just get a second floor room, he cant make it in his wheelchair
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#19
0 Frags +

gamers who wants to help me host a melee side event

gamers who wants to help me host a melee side event
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#20
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I'm going to go. Really sad that I missed GXL. These lans are more tight-knit than GXL - I normally actually meet everyone at FITES.

I'm going to go. Really sad that I missed GXL. These lans are more tight-knit than GXL - I normally actually meet everyone at FITES.
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#21
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HOLY SHIT buying plane tickets

HOLY SHIT buying plane tickets
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#22
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Has anyone had any trouble making hotel reservations? We haven't had any reported problems yet, which is odd.... The silence is eerily ominous about how smooth things are so far.

We're starting to see some large group buys happen, which is great for the LAN experience overall. If there are games other than TF2 that you are looking forward to you can always find us on Facebook and we'll post something up to see if there are other players out there.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Let me know if you have any questions.

--MahoneyBadger

Has anyone had any trouble making hotel reservations? We haven't had any reported problems yet, which is odd.... The silence is eerily ominous about how smooth things are so far.

We're starting to see some large group buys happen, which is great for the LAN experience overall. If there are games other than TF2 that you are looking forward to you can always find us on Facebook and we'll post something up to see if there are other players out there.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Let me know if you have any questions.

--MahoneyBadger
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#23
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No issues booking but... it looks like the website is running a slightly cheaper rate right now by about $2/night for standard rooms

No issues booking but... it looks like the website is running a slightly cheaper rate right now by about $2/night for standard rooms
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#24
1 Frags +

maybe, what's the tf2 turnout looking like?

if I go this would probably be my last east coast LAN so if I know you, be there :3

maybe, what's the tf2 turnout looking like?

if I go this would probably be my last east coast LAN so if I know you, be there :3
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#25
1 Frags +

i might go

i might go
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#26
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Hnng, this LAN is so close to me, and I've never been to one before. I really want to go and game, but I don't think I'll know a single person there. How awkward is that going to feel? Should I just suck it up and go anyway?

Hnng, this LAN is so close to me, and I've never been to one before. I really want to go and game, but I don't think I'll know a single person there. How awkward is that going to feel? Should I just suck it up and go anyway?
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#27
5 Frags +

it's only as awkward as you make it. people are generally pretty friendly/nice as long as you dont just linger around people without introducing yourself.

it's only as awkward as you make it. people are generally pretty friendly/nice as long as you dont just linger around people without introducing yourself.
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#28
0 Frags +

Fair enough. I can handle not being socially bizarre.

I guess I'll plan on going. If anyone needs a ride from the Northern Virginia/DC area, let me know! :D

edit: also lft scout

Fair enough. I can handle not being socially bizarre.

I guess I'll plan on going. If anyone needs a ride from the Northern Virginia/DC area, let me know! :D

[s]edit: also lft scout[/s]
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#29
2 Frags +

This is my first lan, I'm lft if anyone wants a scout?

This is my first lan, I'm lft if anyone wants a scout?
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#30
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CaydaHnng, this LAN is so close to me, and I've never been to one before. I really want to go and game, but I don't think I'll know a single person there. How awkward is that going to feel? Should I just suck it up and go anyway?

FITES LAN is definitely more laid back than some of the other LANs that happen. We tend to do ours in a much closer and comfortable setting than some other LANs do. We also try to do small things to get people out of their chairs and moving around.

One of the best ways people meet others is by doing pick up games of just about anything. People will want to be in a tournament, but don't have a team. No problem, head over to the intranet and you can register for a tournament as a PUG. That way we can announce your name when the tournament starts so that we can pair you up with other players. The seating chart helps out to, so you at least can get some reference names for your neighbors.

Speaking of seats, they are starting to fill up. At this point there are seats taken in every row. I know in the past you guys have all tried to sit together so if you want to get your group buy on and select seats, now is the time to do it.

--MahoneyBadger

[quote=Cayda]Hnng, this LAN is so close to me, and I've never been to one before. I really want to go and game, but I don't think I'll know a single person there. How awkward is that going to feel? Should I just suck it up and go anyway?[/quote]

FITES LAN is definitely more laid back than some of the other LANs that happen. We tend to do ours in a much closer and comfortable setting than some other LANs do. We also try to do small things to get people out of their chairs and moving around.

One of the best ways people meet others is by doing pick up games of just about anything. People will want to be in a tournament, but don't have a team. No problem, head over to the intranet and you can register for a tournament as a PUG. That way we can announce your name when the tournament starts so that we can pair you up with other players. The seating chart helps out to, so you at least can get some reference names for your neighbors.

Speaking of seats, they are starting to fill up. At this point there are seats taken in every row. I know in the past you guys have all tried to sit together so if you want to get your group buy on and select seats, now is the time to do it.

--MahoneyBadger
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