Greetings LANites! The time has come to load up on COVID-19 vaccinations, PPE, and toilet roll for it is (hopefully) time for another NoxLAN party! The seventh one to be precise! Although not that precise since two were LFH parties… Regardless, it brings me no end of joy to announce said announcement of the LAN party proceedings and that this LAN will be on the…
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th August!
When you inevitably come to book, the eagle-eyed amongst you will note that I’ve also added a new payment option to pay with magic internet money. Strewth!
As a special incentive I’ll also be offering a 100% cashback if you pay with crypto before 1st of August 00:01! Wowzers! If you haven’t yet signed up with an exchange, Coinbase is pretty good. If you use my referral link you’ll get $10 of free BTC as well once you spend $100.
Ooohhhh! It’s almost Halloween, so join us for some spoopy online video games, and some not so spoopy ones on the…
First up is the FREE multiplayer shooter SCP Secret Laboratory, based on the SCP Wiki (a collection of 1000s of short science fiction stories). This game is like no other game I’ve played! It’s an assymmetric, 4 team, multi-class, survival, social, objective-based, wave-respawn, shooter. That’s a lot of keywords!
There are four main teams, each with their own objectives to fulfill:
Foundation – Scientists (try to escape the facility), Guards and MTF (help scientists escape, subdue D-Class, kill SCPs and Chaos)
SCPs – Monsters (kill Foundation and D-Class)
D-Class (try to escape the facility)
Chaos Insurgency (aid D-Class in escaping with high value SCP items)
You will die a LOT in this game, but respawns are only a few minutes away as you will respawn as either an MTF agent (basically the Foundation’s Special Forces) or a Chaos Insurgent.
I hope to get enough of us to get a private server! Even though playing with pubs can be a lot of fun, it would be cool to just have our group playing. Give it a whirl, and tag yourself with @scp-secret-laboratory and @shooter in the #subscriptions channel on Discord to let others know that you’re interested in playing.
Next up is the sleeper hit Among Us, a Mafia but in space game where you run around a ship doing tasks and responding to emergencies, but people are being picked off one by one by the Impostor…
This is also available on iOS and Android for free (with a few ads), and you can cross-play with those who have it on Steam.
Lastly is the Build-Your-Own aerial shooter DRONE The Game, customise your fighter and then face off in custom-built arenas! This is still in early access but looks promising, plus it’s currently 84% off for a little while so get it while it’s cheap (only £3.80)!
The first 5 people to book will get a copy of DRONE The Game for FREE*!
* as long as the sale is still on, I’m not made of money 😅
Just under a week to go until the first LFH (LAN From Home) event! In this time of social distancing it’s important we keep our morale up, and some social gaming is a great way to get at least a small measure of friendly but competitive contact!
Join the discussions on Discord about the games you would like to play and we’ll see about making a timetable to get ourselves organised.
Zounds! There’s only a month to go until the next NoxLAN! Thank you to everyone who has booked so far, and if you haven’t booked yet there’s still a few spaces for you!
If you haven’t checked the timetable out yet, there’s been a bit of a site redesign hopefully making all the event information a lot easier to find. Check it out now! https://www.noxlan.co.uk/events/noxlan-5/
Novel coronavirus COVID-19
This outbreak may have an impact on the LAN, dependent upon Government advice.
Awesome news! We’re at half capacity already and we’ve still got 2 months and a bit to go! Woop! Thank you to all those who have booked early. Remember to pester your friends and loved ones to sign up, let’s fill this LAN to capacity!
In the meantime, take a look at the timetable, and familiarise yourself with the FAQs. One of the games we’re looking to try is Blackwake, a multiplayer naval FPS focused on teamwork and cooperation. It was on sale for £1.49 not long ago, so hopefully there should be another sale before the LAN. Keep your eyes peeled and your Steam wallet primed.
There’s only 3 days to go until Early-Bird tickets are no longer available! Book now to avoid booking later!
If you’re wondering why the cost has increased, we want to invest in some new equipment to improve the internet capability of the venue. Hopefully this will allow for a more streamlined gaming experience.
Depending on numbers, there may also be some left over for some coolbean prizes. Oooh. Aaaah. [Appreciative noises]
The next NoxLAN will be a day event! Saturday the 28th September is the date to remember, so ready up your mnemonic aids and get your ticket!
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