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smite
16th April 2004, 07:03 PM
http://www.smitethee.co.uk/stuff/seatingplan.jpg

As we get more organised for LAN events we have decided to prepare people for where they will be seated. (The plan was also made so that friends or family members can sit together and feel comfortable.)

The tables will be set-up when you arrive with Laminated cards stating your player name and IP address, these cards should be taped to the top of your monitor so that people can:

A.) Know who you are.
B.) Know your IP address.
C.) Find you.

When you arrive you can set-up your PC but please DO NOT power it up. The LAN admins will be arranging what zones power will be provided from.

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JB
16th April 2004, 08:19 PM
Sigh..... I do think your taking the whole 'LAN admin' thing a bit too far. Lan's so far 4, seating problems ZERO. We're grown men for christ sake, to start telling people where they can and can't sit is just plain stupidity.

LAN's are for fun, nothing else, start ruling people and that removes the fun.

MAD_ness
16th April 2004, 08:35 PM
ooooh look everyone








Mr Grumpy's back !!!!!!!!!!!!


:whistle: :whistle:

Gandalf
16th April 2004, 08:54 PM
hey, I'm cool with that. in fact, Sheepy, what whiskey are you bringing this time :D

Dr Sadako
16th April 2004, 09:58 PM
I think it is a good idea with the seating arrangements. There are more ppl this time and we need to consider the power management etc. I think it will mean things will run more smoothely and everyone knows where to be and how the layout of the LAN will be. :thumb:

Benny
16th April 2004, 10:38 PM
gj Smite.

smilodon
16th April 2004, 11:32 PM
Well I have to agree with JB on this, although in a more restrained manner :)

The seating plan is a bad idea. I might not actually want to sit next to, or between my two good friends at this LAN. I spend enough time in their company while at work that I might like to just jump in and see what fate has in store. And it's quite possible that they may want to do likewise?

Seating plans have nothing to do with power requirements. There's going to be a PC at each seat and whose it is has no bearing on power loads. A gradual power on to stop the RCD trips doesn't need a seating plan.

It's a pointless idea that solves a problem that doesn't exist. It's orgainisation for organisations sake.

I'd go further and say that there is a hierarchial feel to the layout that isn't particularly condusive of a friendly LAN.


Just let everyone sit where they like and keep it all cordial and relaxed.

Gone_Away
17th April 2004, 12:09 AM
I agree with Smilo. For example, what if you arrive early and you're way at the other end of everyone else? Seems a bit silly IMHO and reeks of hierarchy.

What next? Admin Table/ Charlie Table/ Bravo Table / Loser table?

smilodon
17th April 2004, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by Ninja_Freak@Apr 16 2004, 11:09 PM
Loser table?
That's me then ;)

Gone_Away
17th April 2004, 01:09 AM
:withstupid: :withstupid: :withstupid:

Doorman
17th April 2004, 01:13 AM
I swing both ways on this. One side says "Oo, I know where i'm going to sit", The other side says "This is another aspect of 'control' I can well do without". Really, you arrive, bag a seat and get on with it. Power management? Do you mean to say you know the power requirements of everyone's machine? I do understand the intentions are well meant, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Dingo
17th April 2004, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by smite@Apr 16 2004, 06:03 PM
C.) Find you.




You'll always find me in the Kitchen at parties ;) :whistle: :blink:

Zok
17th April 2004, 02:47 AM
Would it be possible for me to have a red chair instead of the blue please?


Now you should know by now that I’m a follower, not a leader. If someone says “long A”, then I’ll go long A, if someone says sit at the end and be quiet, then I’ll do my best to please.

I’m just happy to come along and have fun, if I’ve got somewhere to setup when I get there, then all the better.

Smite, now you know where I’m sitting would it be possible to have a pint of bud waiting on my table when I get there? Thanks.

Gh0st Face Killah
17th April 2004, 09:26 AM
Mines a pint Of Greene King IPA please Smite.

Ta Muchly.

Dr Sadako
17th April 2004, 10:05 AM
The table layout is of essence and we do have power problems if we are not structured from the beginning. That is fact from previous lans that we should be aware of and not disregard.

My experience regarding the seating is that people tend to stick together irrespectively of free seating. I don't care if I sit at one end or another but I do know that I will sit next to Albert as we drive up to the LAN together and pack the stuff in & out of the car together. It is convinience and not hierarchy. I sat next to albert at lan 3 and 4. I know it was the same for many of the others.

For all I care sit where you like but the table layout is something I really think we should stick to. Also I think that TLs/OBs position at the end should not be taken by anyone else. They are "in charge" of the LAN and it has worked really well having the admins at the end of the room.

smite
17th April 2004, 10:48 AM
Well..... It seems people are not happy with either Who they are sitting with or someone telling them where to sit.
If you do not like where you are sitting send me a PM and i will try to change it.
If you don't like being controlled....there isn't much i can say about that apart from i am trying to help not control?

There is a lot which has been done and is still in progress ensuring that YOU have a good time and there are no problems and all you have to do is turn up.
Hotel arrangement
Cheap rates
Local accomidation
Servers with games installed
Switches
Ip: config for gaming and other
Games to all patch level
Etc.....

The plan was just to help people get an idea of how to set-up the room, where the servers will need to be, people are with friends, POWER MANAGEMENT, IP assignment and people have an idea where they are going to be before they arrive so making it easier for set-up.

We do take your opinions seriously. Honest ;)

brass
17th April 2004, 11:10 AM
For what it's worth, I've found at previous LANs that the only time you sit down is when you actually play games. Other time is spent socialising and moving round and talking to people, admiring various machine types/mods and watching Benny's pron. I personnally don't mind where I sit but having an initial seating arrangement does seem to make good sense as it saves you hunting round the room asking if seats/tables, power sockets, lan cables et al are in use etc. especially as people will be arriving at various times throughout Friday/Saturday. As has been previously mentioned the main aim is to enjoy yourself and I don't think a little bit of organisation will detract from that. "Bring it on" :huh:

Doorman
17th April 2004, 12:03 PM
This morning I think it's a good idea. :thumbsup: :cheers: :coolio: :dmw:

Grimnar
17th April 2004, 12:32 PM
I hope to be there at the next lan because this is sounding very funny. (there are always things were people don't agree with, just do what is best for most of you and it will be fine)

Zok
17th April 2004, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Ice Hawk@Apr 17 2004, 11:32 AM
I hope to be there at the next lan because this is sounding very funny. (there are always things were people don't agree with, just do what is best for most of you and it will be fine)
I'm sorry, I don't agree!

sheepy
17th April 2004, 03:57 PM
Originally posted by Gandalf-LordOfJelly@Apr 16 2004, 07:54 PM
in fact, Sheepy, what whiskey are you bringing this time :D
your turn to buy this time m8, nah seriously i probably be bringing G+T - i get much less of a hangover than on wiskey................ strykers face when i told him i was drinking gin and tonic in a sivalised manner while we watched the world go by in the "beer garden" at the last lan was classic

0ni0n
17th April 2004, 05:25 PM
Im cool with seating arrangements being made, though squonk may disagree sitting near a smelly onion...after all admins go to a lot of trouble organisings everything if they want setting arrangements then so be it. + i like where i was sitting last time :D

Red_Thunder
17th April 2004, 06:09 PM
although i cant stroke squonks leg from there, maybe @ the bar , im happy with the seating plan :P
Flibber will do ;)

sheepy
17th April 2004, 07:19 PM
my ONLY 2 disaponitments with the seating plan are very minor

1- i have to walk further to the bar from where i sat last time

2- im not next to benny so can have a direct rout to his special server

Benny
17th April 2004, 08:05 PM
I've still not fixed the server, so you are limited to the 20ish gig on my desktop, outside gaming time, first come, first server (sheepy is first in the queue ;) )

Gone_Away
18th April 2004, 12:39 PM
Benny. If you want to bring your HDD, it can always go into my spare PC.

NF

sheepy
18th April 2004, 04:01 PM
or u could just passs the HD round the lan??? i call dabs on it for sunday

but sticking it in a spare pc sounds a very good idea

Stryker
19th April 2004, 11:46 AM
I agree, seating is really of no concern so I'd rather it be planned, I mean why not? there is plenty of socialising going on and yes, really your only seated when playing.....

sheepy
19th April 2004, 12:04 PM
and where im sitting i can keep a check on frenzys aim bot to make shure its working correctly

DuVeL
19th April 2004, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by sheepy@Apr 19 2004, 11:04 AM
and where im sitting i can keep a check on frenzys aim bot to make shure its working correctly
Frenzy lost it. Smite stole it. See (http://forum.deadmen.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=5548&hl=)

Rad_Man
20th April 2004, 02:15 AM
Where's the absentee chair and seat with the lone pint of stella?

DuVeL
20th April 2004, 05:54 AM
Originally posted by Rad_Man@Apr 20 2004, 01:15 AM
Where's the absentee chair and seat with the lone pint of stella?
The toilet? :whistle:

Doorman
20th April 2004, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by Rad_Man@Apr 20 2004, 01:15 AM
Where's the absentee chair and seat with the lone pint of stella?
Don't worry Radders, we'll all be thinking of you for f**ks sake! :lol:

Stryker
20th April 2004, 01:03 PM
radders, you going to be there too? bout time you were.

DarkAngel
20th April 2004, 03:45 PM
Sheepy got my other 40gb hard drive working so u cant have that now but u can have my 15gb as i dont need it ;)

Doorman
20th April 2004, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by DarkAngel@Apr 20 2004, 02:45 PM
Sheepy got my other 40gb hard drive working so u cant have that now but u can have my 15gb as i dont need it ;)
What's that got to do with seating plans? :whistle:

Gh0st Face Killah
20th April 2004, 03:59 PM
Its a hijack like the mouse discussion in the booking, when and where thread.

Benny
20th April 2004, 04:23 PM
not seating questions? I have one.

Is there anyone that *really* wants me to sort my fileserver out, I will if you need it, else I can't be bothered.

smilodon
20th April 2004, 05:37 PM
You're already famous mate. Live on your reputation and don't bother with the agro.

That being said if you have the Jordan H/C movie stuff and that Japanese fella we all know and love, I'f be chuffed. I seem to have deleted/lost both :(

sheepy
20th April 2004, 05:43 PM
just bring the HD m8 and ill plug it in to my pc even with every one leeching off of me my ping will still be better than normal!!

and DA bring it along will ya,, i may need it .... all depends if i can get the new one i jsut bought for the lan working....... 80gigs seeing as in my 120gig seems like a expensive paperweight

Doorman
20th April 2004, 06:55 PM
They're bloody doing it again!

smite
20th April 2004, 06:56 PM
you tell em ron....

TeaLeaf
20th April 2004, 07:00 PM
Smite, add Rory to the seating plan please :thumbsup:

TL.

Doorman
20th April 2004, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by TeaLeaf@Apr 20 2004, 06:00 PM
Smite, add Rory to the seating plan please :thumbsup:

TL.
Now THAT is a proper seating plan post. Well done TL.

smite
20th April 2004, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by TeaLeaf@Apr 20 2004, 07:00 PM
Smite, add Rory to the seating plan please :thumbsup:

TL.
Done, Sheepy kindly moved giving Rory a seat next to doggers.

Stryker
21st April 2004, 01:46 PM
Cool. Benny, since I'll have dual nics setup I'll host ya hard disk for you..... hhhhmm :dribble: :whistle: :devil:

smilodon
26th April 2004, 08:10 PM
Regarding the seating plan...

I have some pie to eat, some humble pie. Worked great.

An inspired move to put Benny on the end of a row, so that only one person (BFC) had to sit next to him.

Although I did have to sit far too close to Fatbob, to make it entirely successful.

sheepy
26th April 2004, 08:42 PM
well i was sitting pretty much where i would have chose anyhew

would have liked to try sitting at the top but this was soooo hot whenever i went on a walk up there

even tho i was sitting beside an open door down the bottom i still had to trail a fan out the back to keep me a bit cooler

BigFatCat
26th April 2004, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by smilodon@Apr 26 2004, 07:10 PM
An inspired move to put Benny on the end of a row, so that only one person (BFC) had to sit next to him.
Didn't save us from some of the noxious gases or nerve agents someone kept deploying down that way :o :help:

Doorman
26th April 2004, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by BigFatCat+Apr 26 2004, 08:43 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (BigFatCat &#064; Apr 26 2004, 08:43 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-smilodon@Apr 26 2004, 07:10 PM
An inspired move to put Benny on the end of a row, so that only one person (BFC) had to sit next to him.
Didn&#39;t save us from some of the noxious gases or nerve agents someone kept deploying down that way :o :help: [/b][/quote]
Bit delicate were we? One itsey bitsey fart and he goes off on one. :lmfao:

DuVeL
26th April 2004, 10:26 PM
I was sitting on Bennys other side, no complaints here, had a good view of the pr0n he was looking.

BFC, next time remember, hot air goes up and cools of ;) .