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btw why not get a poll going?

Suggested picks would be:
- Not going (sorry)
- Going (newbie member)
- Going bringing a group of 2 (including self)
- Going bringing a group of 3 (including self)
- Going bringing a group of 4 (including self)
- Going bringing a group of 5 (including self)
- Going (senior member - don't know what to classify this as but lets say older than March 2012 and/or more posts than 200 which'll set me in the clear tongue.gif haha).
- Still unsure.



This way you don't have to go through all the posts.

Reasoning for the categories are: Newbie vs senior is there to determine if priority is needed or not. Groups are there because if priority is needed groups are most likely dismantled at least partly, that and if OCN members are grouping up they'll just individually pick going (newbie//senior). It's just a rough way to get numbers...
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btw why not get a poll going?
Suggested picks would be:
- Not going (sorry)
- Going (newbie member)
- Going bringing a group of 2 (including self)
- Going bringing a group of 3 (including self)
- Going bringing a group of 4 (including self)
- Going bringing a group of 5 (including self)
- Going (senior member - don't know what to classify this as but lets say older than March 2012 and/or more posts than 200 which'll set me in the clear tongue.gif haha).
- Still unsure.
This way you don't have to go through all the posts.
Reasoning for the categories are: Newbie vs senior is there to determine if priority is needed or not. Groups are there because if priority is needed groups are most likely dismantled at least partly, that and if OCN members are grouping up they'll just individually pick going (newbie//senior). It's just a rough way to get numbers...

There should not be a bringing a group of X option, everyone who wants to go, can make an account.
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Damn that sux, brand new too ! I wish it would happen to spammers all the time.

OK so I got lucky....it was my power bar, I guess the spot I had the screen plugged into burned out so I need to buy a GOOD power bar lol thumb.gif

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Here is to a sign up in the next few hours. See if I can get in before work...
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You know I really find this thread shocking, let me first state that although I'm a new member on the OCN forums, OCN has been a bookmarked site on my browser for well over 3 years, and I have been reading the reviews on this site for as many years.

Now, I am also a gamer on top of a hardware enthusiast, and counter-strike has been my game of choice for as long as it's been around. Naturally, I play ESEA. So when I heard about the last OCN Lan and how much fun it was and how accessible prizes were for people who are FAR from pro players, it was really amazing to hear that a good local community out there is supporting Toronto gamers. I never knew despite frequently reading articles on this site that it had a large community from Toronto that went to LAN with each other to meet and play and win stuff.

So you can surely understand my excitement when I heard (from an ESEA forum post) that OCN was hosting another local LAN. Hell yeah I was excited, LAN events are usually far away and require extensive planning, travel, and funding. A LAN in Toronto for me requires no planning, next to no travel, and only a little funding. I was excited, I started msg'ing ppl I know on ESEA who might attend in hopes I could quickly find a team. But then I began noticing some posts on the ESEA forums about how we aren't welcome... I came over here, signed up on forums and posted in the New section, received a little bit of a welcome and began reading this thread.

So much for welcoming new ppl with open arms, I can honestly say I don't think I want to attend anymore if all OCN is upset that other gamers in the area want to attend a LAN. Whether or not I am 'long-standing' OCN member, should not matter. If I found out about this community by hearing about a LAN event, why does that upset people? Ugh, I don't even know what to say I'm just so disgusted that a community who supports local gamers with LAN events is full of gamers who are intolerant of new members who heard about the event from a different gaming site...

I don't think I want to meet very many of you OCN'ers now I regret to say, Good luck with your LAN and I hope the ESEA'ers who do attend will not feel the way I feel now, and actually are respected as human beings who have similar interests to yourselves, but are not active in your community because they just found out about it.
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Is there any chance of attending to check out the tech stuff or is this a players only event? i live about 4 hours away and fancy checking out the scene but not actually game. Not looking for prizes or food or anything just checkin' it out!

I do not see the problem in this smile.gif

I'm sure some of the organizers can answer your questions better than I can though.

Send Thracks a PM.
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You know I really find this thread shocking, let me first state that although I'm a new member on the OCN forums, OCN has been a bookmarked site on my browser for well over 3 years, and I have been reading the reviews on this site for as many years.
Now, I am also a gamer on top of a hardware enthusiast, and counter-strike has been my game of choice for as long as it's been around. Naturally, I play ESEA. So when I heard about the last OCN Lan and how much fun it was and how accessible prizes were for people who are FAR from pro players, it was really amazing to hear that a good local community out there is supporting Toronto gamers. I never knew despite frequently reading articles on this site that it had a large community from Toronto that went to LAN with each other to meet and play and win stuff.
So you can surely understand my excitement when I heard (from an ESEA forum post) that OCN was hosting another local LAN. Hell yeah I was excited, LAN events are usually far away and require extensive planning, travel, and funding. A LAN in Toronto for me requires no planning, next to no travel, and only a little funding. I was excited, I started msg'ing ppl I know on ESEA who might attend in hopes I could quickly find a team. But then I began noticing some posts on the ESEA forums about how we aren't welcome... I came over here, signed up on forums and posted in the New section, received a little bit of a welcome and began reading this thread.
So much for welcoming new ppl with open arms, I can honestly say I don't think I want to attend anymore if all OCN is upset that other gamers in the area want to attend a LAN. Whether or not I am 'long-standing' OCN member, should not matter. If I found out about this community by hearing about a LAN event, why does that upset people? Ugh, I don't even know what to say I'm just so disgusted that a community who supports local gamers with LAN events is full of gamers who are intolerant of new members who heard about the event from a different gaming site...
I don't think I want to meet very many of you OCN'ers now I regret to say, Good luck with your LAN and I hope the ESEA'ers who do attend will not feel the way I feel now, and actually are respected as human beings who have similar interests to yourselves, but are not active in your community because they just found out about it.

It's not people like you we are talking about Braden, it's the groups of pros that have permanent teams that hear about it and only come to sign up for the purpose of the event and have no interest in the OCN community. By the sounds of it, you are someone we would love to have in the community. I'm sure you're seeing the situation from a newbie to the site's eyes. But in reality if you have had OCN bookmarked and browse the site regularly for so long then that pretty well makes you a member even if you weren't signed up before smile.gif
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It's not people like you we are talking about Braden, it's the groups of pros that have permanent teams that hear about it and only come to sign up for the purpose of the event and have no interest in the OCN community.

I guess I did not stress that point enough/at all in my rant, but it's this attitude that I don't understand. First of all, where are you forming this opinion that pros are coming? Literally not one of the ESEA'ers I know who attended the last event or plan on attending this event are pros. Not a single one, sure they might be better than your average OCN regular who plays 20 different games, but that does not qualify them as a pro.

Edit: again, not a single ESEA'er who showed interest in this lan on the forums has ever been a pro in the CS scene. not one player, let alone a team.

Furthermore, I feel it is actually because OCN'ers are shunning gamers from other communities which lead those gamers to have no interest in the community. Who would be interested in a community that did nothing but look down on you because you attended a LAN event? This is the way I feel now, I don't understand why regular gamers in Toronto would support OCN, if the first experience they have with OCN is one where they feel unwelcome and shunned for attending an event that's supposed to be fun. I just don't really get it.
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I guess I did not stress that point enough/at all in my rant, but it's this attitude that I don't understand. First of all, where are you forming this opinion that pros are coming? Literally not one of the ESEA'ers I know who attended the last event or plan on attending this event are pros. Not a single one, sure they might be better than your average OCN regular who plays 20 different games, but that does not qualify them as a pro.
Edit: again, not a single ESEA'er who showed interest in this lan on the forums has ever been a pro in the CS scene. not one player, let alone a team.
Furthermore, I feel it is actually because OCN'ers are shunning gamers from other communities which lead those gamers to have no interest in the community. Who would be interested in a community that did nothing but look down on you because you attended a LAN event? This is the way I feel now, I don't understand why regular gamers in Toronto would support OCN, if the first experience they have with OCN is one where they feel unwelcome and shunned for attending an event that's supposed to be fun. I just don't really get it.

 

We have and will continue to show love for gaming and LANs. I personally love competitive gaming. OCN will continue to support it - and welcome communities like the ESEA to get involved in our future events! Our last LAN was so much fun! 

 

I think the mixup here was that this was an "exclusive" event being put on from AMD as a thank you to the community. It's slightly different than the last event or future events. I am sorry for that confusion. 

 

Saying that though - we DO want new members there! If you have any interest in what we talk about here on OCN, we would love to see you at this event. Again, the only confusion here is that this was touted as an OCN exclusive event. 

 

Registration should be up soon :) See you there? It should be a lot of fun.

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Furthermore, I feel it is actually because OCN'ers are shunning gamers from other communities which lead those gamers to have no interest in the community. Who would be interested in a community that did nothing but look down on you because you attended a LAN event? This is the way I feel now, I don't understand why regular gamers in Toronto would support OCN, if the first experience they have with OCN is one where they feel unwelcome and shunned for attending an event that's supposed to be fun. I just don't really get it.

I believe that using the term "shunning", is going and taking it a little far.

This event is for the Overclock.net community - whether you are new or an outstanding member of it does not make much of a difference - we are all part of the same community (group, etc.). I believe that the way you feel stems from being told that if you join Overclock.net after the event was organized and are bringing with you a full team to play with you (be it that you are casual or not), makes it seem like you are not interested in it for what the core of hosting such an event are, namely, having a good time with people that you speak to or have not spoken to for that matter on a forum. No one is looking down on anyone, we are all supposed to be Overclock.net members - part of the same community.
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