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Old September 3, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Default LANified! 12: Trinity, Calgary Oct 12-14



For over five years, LANified! has tirelessly brought you quality gaming events. Our next event, LANified! 12: Trinity, is a three day LAN party, consisting of casual gaming, tournaments, file sharing, on-site concession and plenty of prizes. Trinity runs from Friday Noon Oct 12th 2012 to Sunday 6pm Oct 14th 2012 in Calgary Alberta Canada.


We will be running the following tournaments:

Team Fortress 2 3v3 KotH: Rules and Format
Super Smash Brothers: Melee 1v1: Rules and Format
DotA2 5v5: Rules and Format
Starcraft 2 1v1: Rules and Format TBA


As people sign-up for the event, a list populated to show who wants to play which games. You can find this on the event details page under the "Game Preference" section.


For full details of our coming event, head to the Event Details.


If you have any questions, feel free to post here, or contact us on our own forum.

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Old September 13, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Our event is coming up fast, and we have a lot of great work done already!

Something that might interest you is that we have finalized the rulesets and formats for all our tournaments. Checm them out:

Team Fortress 2 3v3 KotH: Rules and Format
Super Smash Brothers: Melee 1v1: Rules and Format
DotA2 5v5: Rules and Format


Some note-worthy changes are:
~Change SSB:M format significantly, primarily to include Rond-Robin in Stage 1 instead of Single Elimination
+Completely define our DotA2 rules
+Addition of some TF2 Banned items, we thoroughly reviewed our list and we know it is not on parity with other major groups, we feel confident in our THOROUGH repeated evaluation of this list
+Revisited each rule-set to be more clear and easily legible


We work hard to make our tournament rules and format both fair and rewarding. We use methods most events don't. We feel tournaments should be fair and fun, we welcome everyone to enter them.


Are you thinking of coming to the event, but you aren't sure if our events are worth it? Why don't you check out what some of our attendees have had to say:

"The staff at the events are all nice guys that work hard to make events go smoothly. The tournaments that are run at the events are very fun and are a great way to meet some new people."
-Graffias@LANified! 11: LANified! • View topic - LANified! 11: The Low Down

"everyone there was friendly and a lot of fun to play games with. I'm really hoping I can make it to the next one!"
-Carl@LANified! 10: LANified! • View topic - LANified! 10: The Low Down

"Games! Friends! New people! Tourneys are great fun, even when you lose."
-Thumper@LANified! 11: LANified! • View topic - LANified! 11: The Low Down

"What was not to like, the atmosphere was great people were all very friendly and it was a ton of ******* fun. Literally the best LAN I have ever been part of."
-Gats@LANified! 10: LANified! • View topic - LANified! 10: The Low Down

"They're fun and well worth the money. Even if you dont participate in the tournaments its always a good chance to meet new people and learn new things."
-Rufo@LANified! 11: LANified! • View topic - LANified! 11: The Low Down



If you want to check out the full event details, they can be found at: LANified!

When you sign-up, don't forget to log into your account first! Hope to see you at our next glorious event!
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Old September 27, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Hey folks. We thought it would be a good idea to explain what to expect from our Super Smash Brothers: Melee Tournament and Setup.


As you already know, we have a tournament for the Gamecube version of Super Smash Brothers: Melee. What you may not know is that the systems we will be using will be available for general play before and after the tournament. Not only that, but anyone is welcome to come smash with us casually! The $10 buys you entrance into the tournament, but as the systems will be open for general play otherwise, you can just sit and chill with us and play even if you didn't enter the tournament.

But what else can you expect? We will have 3 stations. Each station will have a monitor, a gamecube system, a set of speakers and the necessary cables for up to two players to plug in their own headphones to get personal sound! Why would we offer that? So those who really need to hear the sounds in the tournament can hear without the sounds being drowned out by the rest of the event. The speakers work in tandem with the headphone plugs, so both work! Additionally, at the time of the tournament each station will be setup to comply with the rules for the stage, so all you will need to do is plug your controller in and go.

Oh yeah, if you are attending, it's important to remember to bring your controller. We prefer if people bring their own controllers so that each player can play at their best, and we don't have to worry about other nasty things like germs or sickness spreading. It also eliminates any concern about quality of controller.

Also, you may think, why do we have such an elaborate tournament structure? We evaluate each and every tournament for each event in many regards. Some of these include time of each tournament, some include number of matches played before being eliminated. At the end of the day, we consider a tonne of angles on each of our tournaments. In the case of Super Smash Brothers: Melee, we feel that foremost Round-Robin as a first stage enables everyone to have at least 5 games before they are eliminated, no matter how good or bad they do. In the second stage we shift to single elimination as we feel there will be fiercer competition and it will be a more level playing field; we increase the games played per match, but running single elimination at this point means we aren't drawing the tournament out too long. We want our tournaments to be appealing to players of all skill levels, and we always take the top tier and casual players into account.


Going forward, we want to offer more console tournaments and such things, but we need to actually see enough people showing up before we invest further into such things. If you want to see this grow, we need your help. First off, actually attending makes a big difference. Secondly, if you know anyone who would enjoy our event, be it the console section or the PC section, do us and them a favor and get them in on our events! We want these events to grow and be sustainable, and obviously more people attending is going to be better. Helping us helps you have a better time.

Currently we cannot offer pre-pay for the Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournament, and we are trying to offer this in the near future. However we would like that anyone intending to attend, be it for the PC section or the Super Smash Brothers: Melee section, at least sign up for our event. Just by signing up you show to others that there are more and more people that actually want to attend. This naturally generates more interest, and it's so easy to sign up!

If you have any further questions, please just ask.
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Old September 28, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Our coming event is just around the bend. Holy crap only two weeks away!


So what have we been up to lately? Well first off, we're bringing back our Minecraft servers, all polished and delicious. MineB will still be our beloved legacy server with long-running history and structures to admire, with a periodically updated map. As for MineA, it will still be a PvP Faction server with economic features, but there are some notable changes to it.

First off, we are re-seeding the world. We have been transparant about this since day one, and I know some people are going to be reluctant to accept this, but we feel it's for the better. Why? Because it's so damn fun to explore new worlds, setup new forts, and fight in new ways. It also means new features in the game get properly used. We also will re-seed the world every quarter. Since we're already in a quarter, we're just going to extend this one, and aim to re-seed after this one Jan 1st 2013.

Second off, we're banning TNT, period. We thoroughly evaluated this and concluded that TNT offers marginal positive purposes, and offers massive negative purposes. Fact of the matter is TNT can be used to circumvent the Faction protection system which is no fun.

But when are the servers actually going to come back online? 5pm MST TOMORROW, Saturday Sept 29 2012. This is minea and mineb. We will also process the application queue for mineb. Since minea will have a brand new world, we wont pre-seed it at all. When the server goes live is when we first see the brave new world too!

We are honestly sorry that it has taken so long for the servers to come back. We wanted to make sure that when they come back that we do a proper job, and we weren't able to do that previously. Now that we can, we are. So come have buckets of fun and join us! The addresses are:

minea.lanified.com
mineb.lanified.com (legacy, requires whitelist application at: LANified! • View topic - mineb whitelist application )


But wait, there's more!


We have done some thinking, and for this coming event we're going to add another tournament! Which one? Well, Starcraft 2!

The format and rules are not yet finalized, but the prize pool has been: $260 split up $160 1st/$60 2nd/$40 3rd


As for the rest of the event. The tournament schedule is not yet finalized, but we will have it available soon. We would also like to remind you that there is only one week left to prepay for the event. So if you are going to come, why not save yourself some money and prepay? Not only that, but it shows others that our event is worth it, and that they should come too.

For the full event details, to sign up and prepay, head to: LANified!
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Old October 1, 2012, 05:09 PM
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It is with much regret that we must announce that LANified! 12: Trinity has been cancelled.

Why?
We had insufficient prepays in order for this particular event to be even close to sustainable.

Do I get my money back?
All accounts that prepaid should see a full refund by the time you read this message. If you are having difficulties, please contact us at (bloodyiron at shaw dot ca) to resolve issues.

When is your next event?
We are currently aiming for March for our next one.


We are very sorry that we had to do this, however it's important to remember that paying for these events has to come from somewhere. We will be working harder next time to make our event more appealing. We plan to announce our next event in the near future. We hope you can forgive us, but this is the most notice we could have provided you with.

Once again, if you have further questions, contact BloodyIron directly or at (bloodyiron at shaw dot ca). LANified! still provides our public servers, including mumble, minecraft, tf2, and we work hard to bring you quality events and services.
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