NoxLAN IV – Festivities are over, for now…

Thanks to everyone who came to NoxLAN IV! I hope everyone had fun and a good laugh. Keep your eyes peeled for the next LAN, and read on for the games played, tournament results and the prizes.

Games

For those who didn’t come this time (I’m keeping my eye on you) here’s a few games you missed out on:

  • Zandronum / Doom
  • OpenRA
  • OpenTTD
  • 5(!) VR headsets with a variety of games such as:
    • Beat Saber (by far the favourite of the bunch)
    • Superhot VR
    • Blade and Sorcery
    • Elven Assassin
    • Pavlov VR
    • Dirt Rally VR
    • Project Cars
  • Counterstrike Source (Prophunt, Gungame, and standard Search & Destroy)
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Insurgency

Tournaments

Let’s get down to brass tacks and see who proved themselves slightly more capable than the rest for winning the vaunted and much venerated NoxLAN tournaments! Unfortunately no one had any screen recording software, so static pictures will have to suffice.

First up is the Nidhogg tournament, with some extremely tense matches lasting almost 8 minutes! End to end action throughout especially from Jibbernuts, Chris173972, Milaneous, JayneyBoBaney, and Tigrid. The ultimate winner though was Tigrid, after seeing off all comers.

JaneyBobBaney vs the SultanOfSwing

The next tournament was 2v2 Rocket League, everyone was randomly drawn pairs and then set about attempting to drive cars at an oversized football and each other. The winning pair after a simple round-robin tournament was JaneyBoBaney and Tigrid, with 4 wins out of 4.

Rocket League pros in the making

The last tournament was Trackmania Nations, which I made the mistake of winning. Haha you all suck 😂. It was very close though, with only 0.27 seconds separating 1st and 3rd place.

  1. Nox
  2. tipro9
  3. Chris173972

For this occasion, tipro9 will be eligible for a prize.

(Note to self, do not attempt to win tournaments.)

Sorry for winning my own tournament… 

Lastly, the multistage quiz split into three sections of Guess the game, General knowledge and Game music identification, was also close with a possible maximum score of 64 points. Team Tom feat. Chris stole the win after the double points round of Game music leapfrogged them over Team Daves and Team JARS.

Prizes

Prizes are courtesy of esportrait.com, AlexFili, and my Humble Bundle addiction, and can be selected from the website prize pool. In case winners choose the same prize, give your second and third choices, or discuss in the Discord channel.

If you have won multiple competitions, please don’t be greedy! 😜

Until next time…

Stay tuned for additional news such as a possible new venue, new attractions and better tournaments and prizes based on demand. In the meantime, tell your friends, colleagues and mortal-enemies and lets make the next LAN even better!

If you have pictures/videos/captures of the event and the games, please send them to me so I can get them uploaded into a single album. 🤩

Bye for now. 👍

NoxLAN IV – Under two weeks to go!

Flippin’ ploppers! There’s less than two weeks to go until the next NoxLAN! Get those games downloaded, utilities installed, and spicy memes prepped and ready for the deadline of Wednesday 23:59:59. Have a read of the various FAQs and get yourself clued-up on what you need.

I need to get a DEFCON board

We have 16 participants going, this is a great turnout! Especially considering we’re down 10 people from the last LAN. Maybe the next LAN could go up to near 30! Heavens to Murgatroyd.

It really is. Especially when its your own fault. I know this from experience. This caption is getting rather long for the size of the gif. I’d best continue with the rest of the post…

So far we have 6 confirmed, 5 more have booked but not paid and 3 have still not registered and booked on the event. <div class=”nag”>At the risk of sounding like a broken record, please get yourself booked so I can confirm the venue and insurance.</div>

NoxLAN IV – 3 weeks to go!

There’s just 3 weeks to go until the next NoxLAN! The LAN preparations continue as the completely necessary wristbands have arrived!

#instagraminfluencer

If you have a friend / work colleague / mortal enemy you think would be interested in attending, please ask them to get registered and booked! We’re down on numbers for this one as 8 who made the last one aren’t able to attend this one. 😥

Me too buddy… Me too.

If we don’t have at least 12 (including me) by the 12th April I’m probably going to have to call it off… Hopefully it won’t come to that as I’m sure you all have geeky enough acquaintances to press-gang* into coming!

* Please don’t actually press-gang anyone.

NoxLAN IV – New booking system!

I am unreasonably excited to announce a new booking system for NoxLAN IV and future events. This will make it easier for you to make and organise your bookings, as well as speed up future bookings. Hooray for streamlining bureaucracy!

Having not played this game, I feel under-qualified to reference this meme.

If you haven’t signed up using the new system (e.g. using the Google Form) you need to activate your account at noxlan.co.uk, and then book on the event page itself.

A NoxLAN admin dealing with support tickets.

Please let me know if you‘re unable to function as a normal member of today’s internet-obsessed society, and need assistance creating your account, turning your PC off and on again, resetting your password, or booking the event.

NoxLAN IV – One month to go!

Yep. With just over a month to go, it’s time to get those LAN survival packs ready and OpenTTD skills honed.

If you’ve not signed up for NoxLAN IV already, get on it!

Wordart will never truly die

This year I will be bringing my HTC Vive to NoxLAN, so if you ever wanted to chop floating blocks like a Jedi, or wander around Whiterun shooting arrows at knees, or dodge bullets like Mr Anderson, then get yourself a ticket. There may also be some multiplayer VR action if others bring their headsets!

Superduperhot VR

NoxLAN IV is open for bookings!

But wait! It’s nowhere near August/September! That’s right miscreants, for the time has come for NoxLAN to burst out of its shackles of being merely annual, and into a brave new world of being biannual! By which I mean the option of occurring twice a year instead of once every two years…

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Get ya bookings while they’re hot! For now, you’ll have to rely on autocomplete (or even manual typing, the horror) for the booking form. I promise I’ll implement a proper event registration system just as soon as I have lots of free time not being used for work, life, uni or Fallout 4.

They certainly don’t! Well, I don’t anyway…

Go check out the LAN page for more information pertaining to this topic as well as some highly relevant cat facts.

GAME OVER!

Thanks everyone for coming and making this a great LAN, it was great to see everyone and I hope everyone enjoyed it!

Big thanks to the sponsors BeamdogGladiator PC, and Arrowhead Game Studios for donating prizes! Speaking of which, the competition winners have had their prizes sent to them.

Tournament Results

Nidhogg
  1. Mocklate Donkey
  2. Tigrid
  3. Pteromir
NoxLAN Quiz
  1. Alexfili
  2. Tigrid and DaveyB
  3. Rebirth
Trackmania Nations Forever
  1. Mocklate Donkey
  2. DanG and DomX
Rocket League
  1. Mocklate Donkey and Petromir
  2. Tigrid and M1ke
  3. DanG and TomB
OpenTTD
  1. Alexfili
  2. Foyz
  3. TomB

 

Bigger thanks to the following for helping with various parts of the LAN!

  • Daz – Prize guy
  • Davey – Tournament czar
  • Domuns – PA dude
  • M1ke – Luncheon master
  • Tigrid – Tech support

Unfortunately I couldn’t get OBS Studio working on my PC, so no videos of the competitions were made, boo! But check out the Facebook page for pictures of LAN happenings, such as this stunner…

Magnificent.

If you have any pictures, send them to me so I can add them to the page for posterity.

Once again, thanks to everyone for attending NoxLAN v3.0.0! See you next year (or sooner if there’s demand ?).

5 days ’til NoxLAN!

Nuts!

If anyone is allergic to nuts, please let me know, as it may influence snack and meal choices.

Competition

The winners of the secret message competition were:

  • daz156
  • m1ke
  • Mocklate Donkey

Well done! No one has managed to get the unit associated with the phrases “Extra crispy” and “Fully charged”, get that Google-fu going.

NoxLAN roles

I’m also still looking to fill the following roles, to make things run smoother and enable me to have at least a bit of fun 😛

  • Tournament coordinator
  • Food coordinator
  • PA / Sound person (taken by domxx9)
  • Artemis setup (taken by Tigrid)

Final checklist

Cut off date for games and Windows downloads / updates is Wednesday 00:00!

Two gifs! I’m spoiling you guys.

All spaces booked!

Good news everyone! It appears as though we’re fully booked! All that’s left now is to await our imminent Doom. Ah-yes.

With only one week and an extremely modest amount of days to go until NoxLAN v3.0.0, it’s time to make certain you get everything installed and ready to play! Check the information section on the website, and observe the countdown in all its glory.

Check your email for a fun bonus! If you’re not signed up, er, sign up!

Participants:

Spaces left Not paid Paid
0 / 20 5 15
Mocklate Donkey (Guest)
Petromir
Rebirth
Rebirth (Guest)
Tom
Nox (Admin)
Abyss_Walker
AlexFili
Chris173972
DaveyB
Daz156
Domxx9
Foyz
IakosV
jibbernuts
Kovski
M1ke
Mocklate Donkey
Needles
Tigrid