NoxLAN 2.0 – After Action Report

Thanks everyone for a great NoxLAN 2.0, it was great to see you all there! I’m not massively sure what to put in this, so I’ll start from the beginning!

I arrived at the venue at around 14:30, with a Sam in tow, and we got to work sweeping the floors, arranging tables and chairs, and wiring all the power and network cables. Sam did a great job in taping the cables to make sure they weren’t a trip hazard. Woo Sam! Look at this lovely picture, it’s amazing.

We mostly followed the timetabled games, with the glaring omission of OpenTTD. Dom and Tom showed their prowess at being able to point and click in CS Source, Alex destroyed everyone in the TrackMania Nations competition, and Matt was nuked several times by several people (as is unfortunate custom).

The main games we played were Counter-Strike Source, Left 4 Dead 2, TrackMania Nations, OpenRA and Renegade X, with some fun side games such as various flavours of Dawn of War, Zandronum, Age of Empires II HD, C&C Generals Zero Hour and Risk of Rain. Also played were some fun party games like Overcooked, Hidden in Plain sight and the various JackBox games like FibbageXL, Quiplash and Trivia Murder Party.

As mentioned Alex won the TrackMania Nations competition, of which there is a video! Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the video full of larks, japes and tomfoolery, but you’re probably here to read all about the winners!


(Most successful company)
(Most nukes launched)
Serious Sam 3 BFEPeter “Petromir” Brooks
TrackMania Nations
(Top track time)
1st: Blaze Rush
2nd: Power-Up
3rd: Super Motherload
1st: Alex “Mocklate Donkey” Frazer
2nd: Tom “Tom  Brooks” Brooks
3rd: Sam “Tigrid” Metcalfe
Unreal Tournament
(Most flag carrier kills)
OutlastDom “Domxx9” Unsworth
Left 4 Dead 2
(Meleeing the tank)
The Showdown EffectSeveral people made an attempt at this, but I think Tom “Tom  Brooks” Brooks came the closest.

Message me in Discord for your goodies 🙂

Thanks again to everyone who came and I hope to see you all again next time!

Click to view the album!(These are the ones who stayed to help pack away, and got free stuff for their trouble!)

Kind regards,
Matt (NoxLAN Admin)

A week to go until NoxLAN 2.0!

There’s just over a week to go until NoxLAN 2.0 opens its doors! It’s time to…


Make sure that you have the games mentioned on the timetable installed, and any other games on the PC Games list that you want to play. There is also a shared spreadsheet you can update with other games you might wish to play with others, to get them bought/downloaded/installed before the LAN starts.

Although I’ve posted it before here’s the checklist of information to keep in mind.

Update on venue and sign ups

There are a few promising options for alternative venues for if the Heaton Norris Scout Hut is unavailable. I will post when this is discussed with those who have signed up and I have confirmed with the venue.

I have also had a few prohibitively expensive offers from some other venues, which are juuuust slightly out of the budget range… so unless someone has a spare £1500 burning a hole in their pocket I probably won’t be considering them! Granted, this was for a major hotel conferencing suite with all the modcons.

We also have 3 spaces left out of the initial 20 slots! So get registering your interest if you want to be in with a chance to get into this LAN.

Venue update

Unfortunately, there has been an issue in the booking for Heaton Norris Scout Hut, and we might not be able to book it for the weekend overnight.

Plans are in motion to find another venue if it falls through. Depending on the cost of hiring the venue, the ticket price might go up slightly to cover the difference.

If all else fails, we’ll have to cancel, but it hopefully won’t come to that.

Plans for NoxLAN 2.0 underway!

Demand for NoxLAN 2.0 is exceeding all expectations! At least 3 people have expressed a vague interest in attending!

Having learnt a lot about LAN organisation from Apache LAN’s Dave, of which I am truly grateful, I am hoping to make this next LAN another success.

Watch this space for news, updates, and information.