Just realized something: LAN parties suck...

idNut

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I just went to four LAN parties in the past four weeks and the first one was the only good one since people played the games I like and the people were friendly. The other three just blew a fat cock. I now officially hate LAN parties. They're for the hardcore gamer who can stand playing the same game/level for hours doing nothing but that. It's so monotonous and boring that I just can't believe it.

I even think QuakeCon would suck. I mean, what the hell is there to do? Just sit around and play games with competitive geeks who have poor spelling, a shallow personality, and an arrogant attitude. At the last LAN party I was at, uG-LAN 2003, the staff was a bunch of dicks who wouldn't even start a conversation with you and were very mean in-game. Out of the 25 that attended, I met two nice people who introduced themselves and spurred a pleasant conversation.

At LAN parties, I've never felt so shallow and distant from emotion; trying to achieve the best feeling through gaming for hours straight while stuffing food down my throat and pressing keys. Yep, I'm completely against LAN parties now spare one: {SNA}. They are the only people that put together a friendly, clean, fun environment for LANs that wasn't excessive in people or gaming.

LAN party? No thanks.
 

kevinthenerd

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"Official" LAN parties might suck, but that won't stop me from getting together informally with a bunch of friends to settle a score or have some good, competitive fun.

(I'm EXTREMELY competitive, and most of my friends share that trait. I jump into hopeless matches just for the slight chance of winning.)
 

idNut

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I hate competition. It brings the worst out in people and there is always a loser that will, despite what most people believe, always come back in their vindictive way to settle their loss whether it be on their rival or themselves.
 

ThaGrandCow

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Organized lan parties suck ass. Lan parties with 5-6 people in someones house rock. The only lan parties I'll go to are the ones where everyone knows everyone, or at least most of the people, with a few bringing friends.
 

Red Squirrel

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Never been to one, but I'd like to. I think what would make it more fun is a WAN party. :D Unless it's like T1s or something, it has to be OC3's to get the full experience. :D
 

idNut

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Originally posted by: RedSquirrel
Never been to one, but I'd like to. I think what would make it more fun is a WAN party. :D Unless it's like T1s or something, it has to be OC3's to get the full experience. :D

A WAN party, that's a new one. :D
 

ThaGrandCow

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Originally posted by: RedSquirrel
Never been to one, but I'd like to. I think what would make it more fun is a WAN party. :D Unless it's like T1s or something, it has to be OC3's to get the full experience. :D

Wouldn't that be like... playing in your house on your computer over the internet?
 

WinkOsmosis

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How is it a LAN party if it's organized and you play games with strangers? That's an event, not a party.
 

RavnShield

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Lan parties with people you know are great. I get together with bunch of friends who I knew from high school every summer. It's great seeing everyone again and just hangin around while playin games. :)
 

Red Squirrel

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Originally posted by: ThaGrandCow
Originally posted by: RedSquirrel
Never been to one, but I'd like to. I think what would make it more fun is a WAN party. :D Unless it's like T1s or something, it has to be OC3's to get the full experience. :D

Wouldn't that be like... playing in your house on your computer over the internet?

not if it's on a true wan (ex: school network) but I get your point. :)

Then there's always MAN party, it's a manly thing lol. (municipal area network).
 

rh71

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Originally posted by: ThaGrandCow
Organized lan parties suck ass. Lan parties with 5-6 people in someones house rock.
Yes Yes Yes. At least I'd think so - never been to one. Wouldn't attend the big ones where I didn't know anyone.

 

alkemyst

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Well the ones I have been to sucked in a nice sort of way :Q

1 in da clip, 1 under the desk :)
 

Killbat

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I've been to many many LAN parties with friends, never to an organized one.

Last one I went to was just that, my last one ever. Ever. No more LAN parties for me ever ever.

It's not fkking worth it. Two trips, times four, to the car, minimum, running across town with $2000 or more of fragile equipment. LAN parties aren't worth the hassle to me any more.

"Hey, why don't you bring a hundred thousand pounds of equipment to my house, and everyone else will too, and we'll play games?"

No, fk you.

"Hey, why don't you bring absolutely nothing to my house, and nobody else will either, and we'll play some GameCube?"

OK, sounds good.


Besides, the people I would LAN with, not all of them were good friends. A bunch of them were dickhead who would get mad if we did anything fun that wasn't a computer game.
 

idNut

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Originally posted by: Killbat
I've been to many many LAN parties with friends, never to an organized one.

Last one I went to was just that, my last one ever. Ever. No more LAN parties for me ever ever.

It's not fkking worth it. Two trips, times four, to the car, minimum, running across town with $2000 or more of fragile equipment. LAN parties aren't worth the hassle to me any more.

"Hey, why don't you bring a hundred thousand pounds of equipment to my house, and everyone else will too, and we'll play games?"

No, fk you.

"Hey, why don't you bring absolutely nothing to my house, and nobody else will either, and we'll play some GameCube?"

OK, sounds good.


Besides, the people I would LAN with, not all of them were good friends. A bunch of them were dickhead who would get mad if we did anything fun that wasn't a computer game.

Yep, LANs suck.
 

Dedpuhl

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I've been to 1. There were about 15 of us. There was free porn on the big screen TV (direct TV), there were computers all over the place to play Unreal Tournament, Quake 3 Arena, and Half-Life. There was a Keg, an ice chest full of Jolt, and we had a big BBQ (rib-eyes, chicken, etc). There were even a few chicks there.

I stayed up for 58 hours. It was madness...


....but it was great
 

Tab

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Heh, Organized lan parties suck when you've got noobs trying to figure out the circuts for the room. You've had some bad times, I meet ALOT of people at lan parties! I dont know what you mean by offical lan parties but its all good for me. :D
 

BurnItDwn

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small lan parties with like 5 or 6 people rock ... otherwise ... the big 20+ parties kinda suck ...everyone's all playin different games ... or everyone just plays counterstrike the whole time ...
 

nsafreak

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LAN parties can be great fun as long as they are informal. Go to one on a fairly regular basis held by a clan called VAK usually and it's great fun. We switch between games, do some other stuff and in general have fun & talk crap while in the game. Have even made a few friends at the parties. Organized parties do suck major ass because everybody is typically competing for a prize, informal ones as long as they have the right mix of people (aka no dickheads) are fine.
 

friends only for my lans. that being said, we had one as large as 20 people. THAT was fun. While some people slept at 4, i stayed up a bit longer and played some rainbow six with my bro and one other guy. We lost caus we sucked...best memory ive had in terms of gaming parties.
 

MistaTastyCakes

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I've been to many many LAN parties with friends, never to an organized one.

Last one I went to was just that, my last one ever. Ever. No more LAN parties for me ever ever.

It's not fkking worth it. Two trips, times four, to the car, minimum, running across town with $2000 or more of fragile equipment. LAN parties aren't worth the hassle to me any more.

"Hey, why don't you bring a hundred thousand pounds of equipment to my house, and everyone else will too, and we'll play games?"

No, fk you.

"Hey, why don't you bring absolutely nothing to my house, and nobody else will either, and we'll play some GameCube?"

OK, sounds good.


Besides, the people I would LAN with, not all of them were good friends. A bunch of them were dickhead who would get mad if we did anything fun that wasn't a computer game.

The way you talk about moving a PC leads me to the conclusion that you need to get some exercise or something. Moving a monitor, a case, and a backpack with stuff in it isn't exactly the Eco-Challenge.