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The LAN Experience
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#1
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Hey TFTV.

I'm a high school senior, graduating this spring, turning 18 in August (if that impacts anything). I've never attended a LAN before, and I'm looking to do that over the summer. I live in the middle of the US East Coast. Suggestions for which one/advice on attending a first LAN?

Hey TFTV.

I'm a high school senior, graduating this spring, turning 18 in August (if that impacts anything). I've never attended a LAN before, and I'm looking to do that over the summer. I live in the middle of the US East Coast. Suggestions for which one/advice on attending a first LAN?
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#2
3 Frags +

GXL or Toronto lan if you don't mind going to Canada. If b4nny brings back the Socal lans that could be a possibility too

GXL or Toronto lan if you don't mind going to Canada. If b4nny brings back the Socal lans that could be a possibility too
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#3
8 Frags +

i would definitely suggest FITES that happens this March, or you can wait for october for the next GXL if its happening in 2016

http://www.teamfortress.tv/30445/fites-250-lan-march-4-6-2016

i would definitely suggest FITES that happens this March, or you can wait for october for the next GXL if its happening in 2016

http://www.teamfortress.tv/30445/fites-250-lan-march-4-6-2016
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#4
10 Frags +

GXL was fucking awesome and you should only need to miss a day of school for it. Don't think there's any lans in the summer

GXL was fucking awesome and you should only need to miss a day of school for it. Don't think there's any lans in the summer
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#5
7 Frags +
TripzGXL or Toronto lan if you don't mind going to Canada.

The mention of TF2 in Toronto makes me happy. :3

TF2 aside, being a big city, there are lots of events gaming-related going on in Toronto all the time. EGLX would be one example happening in April, but I'm not paying $50+ (Prices vary and will increase as the event approaches) and tournament entry, and I wouldn't want to make other people do that either. I had considered approaching them about TF2, but I'm not going to do that.

Keep in mind if you want to go to Toronto or Montreal for any reason, you need a passport, and until you turn 18 you will need a letter from your parents. There are templates for consent letters on Canada's border services website, but I wasn't able to find any on the American side. You may not be asked for a letter every time you cross the border or go through customs, but you don't want to be caught without one.

If you're ever in Toronto, hit me up. I'd be glad to show you around.

[quote=Tripz]GXL or Toronto lan if you don't mind going to Canada. [/quote]

The mention of TF2 in Toronto makes me happy. :3

TF2 aside, being a big city, there are lots of events gaming-related going on in Toronto all the time. EGLX would be one example happening in April, but I'm not paying $50+ (Prices vary and will increase as the event approaches) and tournament entry, and I wouldn't want to make other people do that either. I had considered approaching them about TF2, but I'm not going to do that.

Keep in mind if you want to go to Toronto or Montreal for any reason, you need a passport, and until you turn 18 you will need a letter from your parents. There are templates for consent letters on Canada's border services website, but I wasn't able to find any on the American side. You may not be asked for a letter every time you cross the border or go through customs, but you don't want to be caught without one.

If you're ever in Toronto, hit me up. I'd be glad to show you around.
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#6
newbie.tf
18 Frags +

- Sleeping on a floor doesn't work. I'm a person who can usually sleep on anything (tile, hard wood, anything) and be perfectly fine. But you gotta remember you'll usually get ~5 hours of sleep a night, and you need to make the absolute most out of it or you will be miserable.
- Connect with people beforehand so you know for sure you'll have a group to hang out with. It's creepy when people just sort of follow groups around, and the people that do it are often oblivious. THAT SAID, there are lots of people that are more than happy to bring people to restaurants/ the store/ etc with them if the person isn't terrifying.
- Shower. Please.
- Don't drink alcohol or do drugs if you aren't used to it. I honestly could not care less if people do whatever the heck they want with their bodies at lan, but it's 2nd-hand-embarassing and people will see right through you.
- Don't rely on credit/ debit cards if the LAN you go to is far away. Always have some cash, because banks tend to freak out if you don't travel regularly.
- It doesn't matter if you're good at the games, as long as you aren't throwing.

I don't know about any summer lans, but the GXL and FITES are the two standard east coast lans. FLAN is also pretty fun from what I've heard.

- Sleeping on a floor doesn't work. I'm a person who can usually sleep on anything (tile, hard wood, anything) and be perfectly fine. But you gotta remember you'll usually get ~5 hours of sleep a night, and you need to make the absolute most out of it or you will be miserable.
- Connect with people beforehand so you know for sure you'll have a group to hang out with. It's creepy when people just sort of follow groups around, and the people that do it are often oblivious. THAT SAID, there are lots of people that are more than happy to bring people to restaurants/ the store/ etc with them if the person isn't terrifying.
- Shower. Please.
- Don't drink alcohol or do drugs if you aren't used to it. I honestly could not care less if people do whatever the heck they want with their bodies at lan, but it's 2nd-hand-embarassing and people will see right through you.
- Don't rely on credit/ debit cards if the LAN you go to is far away. Always have some cash, because banks tend to freak out if you don't travel regularly.
- It doesn't matter if you're good at the games, as long as you aren't throwing.

I don't know about any summer lans, but the GXL and FITES are the two standard east coast lans. FLAN is also pretty fun from what I've heard.
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#7
11 Frags +

Try to bring a computer the first time you go. If you've never played on zero ping before, you deserve to have the experience at least once. After you've been a couple times it becomes less about playing video games (which you can do at home unless you're playing for the $$$ check $$$) and more about seeing your friends so you don't need to bring a computer or even buy a ticket to play.

Try to bring a computer the first time you go. If you've never played on zero ping before, you deserve to have the experience at least once. After you've been a couple times it becomes less about playing video games (which you can do at home unless you're playing for the $$$ check $$$) and more about seeing your friends so you don't need to bring a computer or even buy a ticket to play.
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#8
4 Frags +

COME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you

COME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you
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#9
12 Frags +
futureCOME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you

I want a plain ticket

[quote=future]COME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you[/quote]

I want a plain ticket
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#10
3 Frags +
futureCOME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you

I keep telling Miggy he should fly me down so I can help him do stuff. But maybe we could work something out?

[quote=future]COME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you[/quote]

I keep telling Miggy he should fly me down so I can help him do stuff. But maybe we could work something out?
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#11
-7 Frags +

where the fuck are my nerd stars

where the fuck are my nerd stars
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#12
-3 Frags +
RhettrofutureCOME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you

I want a plain ticket

dude if you know any bands in your area that need a shirt design and can pay, get them in contact with me and we can use the money and PLAY AT LAN

[quote=Rhettro][quote=future]COME TO FLORIDA LAN THIS YEAR, its during the summer

add me man, if your short on cash ask me and i'll try to sell one of my shirt designs to pay for a plain ticket for you[/quote]

I want a plain ticket[/quote]

dude if you know any bands in your area that need a shirt design and can pay, get them in contact with me and we can use the money and PLAY AT LAN
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#13
12 Frags +
futurewhere the fuck are my nerd stars

http://www.teamfortress.tv/31271/clockw0rk-making-new-team/?page=2#35

i think you scared them off

[quote=future]where the fuck are my nerd stars[/quote]


http://www.teamfortress.tv/31271/clockw0rk-making-new-team/?page=2#35

i think you scared them off
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#14
-11 Frags +
saamfuturewhere the fuck are my nerd stars
http://www.teamfortress.tv/31271/clockw0rk-making-new-team/?page=2#35

i think you scared them off

oh yea, i forgot. well I guess dont really understand how it works around here. when someone else makes fun of you for so long, and then you just take it and take it and take it, and then the moment you have had enough of the bullshit and decide to tell someone to fuck off, apparently that makes yourself the bad guy.

[quote=saam][quote=future]where the fuck are my nerd stars[/quote]


http://www.teamfortress.tv/31271/clockw0rk-making-new-team/?page=2#35

i think you scared them off[/quote]

oh yea, i forgot. well I guess dont really understand how it works around here. when someone else makes fun of you for so long, and then you just take it and take it and take it, and then the moment you have had enough of the bullshit and decide to tell someone to fuck off, apparently that makes yourself the bad guy.
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#15
0 Frags +

Get your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.

Get your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.
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#16
7 Frags +
dMenaceGet your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.

...what?

[quote=dMenace]Get your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.[/quote]


...what?
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#17
0 Frags +
dMenaceGet your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.

what

[quote=dMenace]Get your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.[/quote]


what
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#18
0 Frags +

good ol dennis the freak

good ol dennis the freak
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#19
2 Frags +
futurewhere the fuck are my nerd stars

i lost all my nerd stars when i got banned lol

[quote=future]where the fuck are my nerd stars[/quote]
i lost all my nerd stars when i got banned lol
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#20
1 Frags +

anyone that wants to go to florida lan, heres the deal. if you need a plain ticket to florida, ask around for any local bands that need shirt designs or poster work. I think tickets now a days are around 300 bucks back and forth. add me, get me the contact info with your pals that need the work and then i'll send you the money as long as you remember to buy the plain ticket!

I cant wait to go to florida lan this year. I'm gunna be making the participant medal for it as well as a new screen printed poster. i'll bring them and sell them most likely if i can get a booth. i'll probably be walking around handing out free stickers too and doing other free stuff.

anyone that wants to go to florida lan, heres the deal. if you need a plain ticket to florida, ask around for any local bands that need shirt designs or poster work. I think tickets now a days are around 300 bucks back and forth. add me, get me the contact info with your pals that need the work and then i'll send you the money as long as you remember to buy the plain ticket!

I cant wait to go to florida lan this year. I'm gunna be making the participant medal for it as well as a new screen printed poster. i'll bring them and sell them most likely if i can get a booth. i'll probably be walking around handing out free stickers too and doing other free stuff.
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#21
10 Frags +

plane

plane
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#22
-2 Frags +

migy is having a hard time with real life stuff, things are rough. we need support for florida lan. if I do a go fund me project for florida lan, would anyone be interested in it.

rewards would involve t-shirts, posters, and i'll setup a zazzle store selling flan t-shirts with my art as well as other regular pieces of art on tees and all the money will go towards florida lan.

migy is having a hard time with real life stuff, things are rough. we need support for florida lan. if I do a go fund me project for florida lan, would anyone be interested in it.

rewards would involve t-shirts, posters, and i'll setup a zazzle store selling flan t-shirts with my art as well as other regular pieces of art on tees and all the money will go towards florida lan.
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#23
-4 Frags +
fatswimdudeplane

sorry my phone auto corrects things when i type it, if you want to talk to me about grammer so more we can do it over voice chat while playing some 1v1 mge. I like to practice a lot. you can practice with me as well, but be carefull, you might need some time to catch up with me, but its ok, i'll gladly help you out. I like coaching.

[quote=fatswimdude]plane[/quote]

sorry my phone auto corrects things when i type it, if you want to talk to me about grammer so more we can do it over voice chat while playing some 1v1 mge. I like to practice a lot. you can practice with me as well, but be carefull, you might need some time to catch up with me, but its ok, i'll gladly help you out. I like coaching.
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#24
13 Frags +

youre so weird

youre so weird
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#25
-8 Frags +

yes, im a goof-ball

yes, im a goof-ball
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#26
3 Frags +
saamdMenaceGet your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.

...what?

If you know me, I exaggerate. But really, weird shit happens at LANs you don't want to know about. Just stay with friends and keep your door locked. People steal, snoop and cause trouble in the after parties and you just have to be careful who it is you're dealing with

[quote=saam][quote=dMenace]Get your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.[/quote]


...what?[/quote]

If you know me, I exaggerate. But really, weird shit happens at LANs you don't want to know about. Just stay with friends and keep your door locked. People steal, snoop and cause trouble in the after parties and you just have to be careful who it is you're dealing with
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#27
-3 Frags +
dMenacesaamdMenaceGet your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.

...what?

If you know me, I exaggerate. But really, weird shit happens at LANs you don't want to know about. Just stay with friends and keep your door locked. People steal, snoop and cause trouble in the after parties and you just have to be careful who it is you're dealing with

no one does this

[quote=dMenace][quote=saam][quote=dMenace]Get your own room. Don't experience potentially being raped by a creepy gamer. It happens.

Ya'll going to a LAN rooming with the same people who get their rocks off on the most insane shit. Those people don't know boundaries.[/quote]


...what?[/quote]

If you know me, I exaggerate. But really, weird shit happens at LANs you don't want to know about. Just stay with friends and keep your door locked. People steal, snoop and cause trouble in the after parties and you just have to be careful who it is you're dealing with[/quote]
no one does this
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#28
69 Frags +

dennis is right. i know an invite player who had a medic/pocket fetish and harassed his pocket every lan, touching him and trying to take his clothes off and everything. apparently parents got involved and filed a restraining order against the dude, which led to the pocket quitting the team to get away from him. he even had the audacity to post it all on youtube! crazy stuff.

dennis is right. i know an invite player who had a medic/pocket fetish and harassed his pocket every lan, touching him and trying to take his clothes off and everything. apparently parents got involved and filed a restraining order against the dude, which led to the pocket quitting the team to get away from him. he even had the audacity to post it all on youtube! crazy stuff.
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#29
21 Frags +

LOL

LOL
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#30
0 Frags +
HidiTripzGXL or Toronto lan if you don't mind going to Canada.
The mention of TF2 in Toronto makes me happy. :3

TF2 aside, being a big city, there are lots of events gaming-related going on in Toronto all the time. EGLX would be one example happening in April, but I'm not paying $50+ (Prices vary and will increase as the event approaches) and tournament entry, and I wouldn't want to make other people do that either. I had considered approaching them about TF2, but I'm not going to do that.

Keep in mind if you want to go to Toronto or Montreal for any reason, you need a passport, and until you turn 18 you will need a letter from your parents. There are templates for consent letters on Canada's border services website, but I wasn't able to find any on the American side. You may not be asked for a letter every time you cross the border or go through customs, but you don't want to be caught without one.

If you're ever in Toronto, hit me up. I'd be glad to show you around.

hey! i live downtown TO, where is a good place to find info on any upcomings tf2 LAN's/Tourneys? also for these LANs (sorry for my noobishness) im guessing the teams are all made up of local players who need to physically be there, correct? thanks!

[quote=Hidi][quote=Tripz]GXL or Toronto lan if you don't mind going to Canada. [/quote]

The mention of TF2 in Toronto makes me happy. :3

TF2 aside, being a big city, there are lots of events gaming-related going on in Toronto all the time. EGLX would be one example happening in April, but I'm not paying $50+ (Prices vary and will increase as the event approaches) and tournament entry, and I wouldn't want to make other people do that either. I had considered approaching them about TF2, but I'm not going to do that.

Keep in mind if you want to go to Toronto or Montreal for any reason, you need a passport, and until you turn 18 you will need a letter from your parents. There are templates for consent letters on Canada's border services website, but I wasn't able to find any on the American side. You may not be asked for a letter every time you cross the border or go through customs, but you don't want to be caught without one.

If you're ever in Toronto, hit me up. I'd be glad to show you around.[/quote]

hey! i live downtown TO, where is a good place to find info on any upcomings tf2 LAN's/Tourneys? also for these LANs (sorry for my noobishness) im guessing the teams are all made up of local players who need to physically be there, correct? thanks!
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