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Poll Results: Are Lan Parites a thing of the past?

 
  • 57% (109)
    Yes
  • 42% (79)
    No
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post #61 of 73
I beg to differ.

http://lanfest.intel.com/

http://quakecon.org

I think the lack of them currently is due to the economy. Less people are willing to drive to game with others. Stuff like time off work, fuel, etc add up.
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post #62 of 73
I never had the chance to enjoy a lan party before. I was a console gamer most of my life till late last year when my old Dell broke down and I had to figure out how to fix it. Ended up buying an entirely new PC instead and now I'm obsessed! The quality is just too good to go back.
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post #63 of 73
Here where I live, all the kids at my high school who aren't total noobs come and LAN up about everyweekend... So I would say no... It's just that the widely publicized ones have kind of died down.
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post #64 of 73
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Originally Posted by Deagle50ae;13347304 
While I don't think lan parties will ever die, I will acknowledge that smooth internet multi-player and reliable voice comms has made normal online play with friends a lot more enjoyable and therefore lan parties less of a necessity for gamers with friends.

Last LAN I was at we all just were on the same internet connection and I don't think we played more then one game actually on LAN, rest was just on the internet.

Going to have another one sometime this year but since gameplay online is pretty smooth now there really is no reason to get together other then on ventrilo with people to play.
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post #65 of 73
They will never fully die but they are on the decline thats for sure

Why? Probably since most people these days have access to "high speed" internet (I'm talking ADSL or faster) which makes gaming online much easier and lag free than it was even 4-5 years ago.

And because broadband is becoming cheaper and more people have access to it, why would they bother hauling their rig to another location when they can sit at their desk like they usually do and game online?

Yes, I know the social aspect kind of thing but at the end of the day, if its gonna take you 15mins to pack up your rig, 30 mins to drive, another 15mins to set your rig back up before you even get a chance to game, most people aren't interested.

Particularly if they are transporting an expensive, heavy rig (especially a water cooled one) there is a lot than can potentially go wrong during transportation etc. So to most people its not worth the hassle when you can sit at home, get on vent or TS with your clan and play online.
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post #66 of 73
Man it's been a while since I've been to a good one. Anyone know of any in Massachusetts?

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post #67 of 73
Once big lan comps like cpl have come and gone.. i think it's as good as dead or dying.
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QuakeCon FTW.
    
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post #69 of 73
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SniperXX;13581324 
I beg to differ.

http://lanfest.intel.com/

http://quakecon.org

I think the lack of them currently is due to the economy. Less people are willing to drive to game with others. Stuff like time off work, fuel, etc add up.

Going to one of those would be sweet! The intel lanfest was actually in Colorado a few years ago. That would have been a blast to go to!

I would just love to hear about smaller 20 ish or more people lan parties in my area. That would be awesome!
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post #70 of 73
Sure it's nice and fun. But honestly I just rather login to Skype and talk with my friends that way and play my games with them. But hey, that's how I like it tongue.gif
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