Registered: Jun 2004
20 dollar fee to get in the LAN
- That was cool, but I was under the impression that there would be free food. I paid for the first couple slices of pizza and a pop, thinking that I would either get reimbursed or be out a couple bucks, no biggy. But after someone went around and collected the entrance fee and handed out wrist bans, well, I started to wonder why I was still paying. I didn't mention anything, thinking that eventually someone would bring it up, to no avail. I wasn't happy with that. Granted the sandwiches were supposed to be free, but I missed out. My fault? Sure. Still doesn't make up for the pizza.
5 dollar fee to enter the tournaments
- Okay, fair enough. Where were the tournaments? Yeah, I realize we didn't have any teams and they weren't really warranted, but then, what happened to my 5 dollars? Oof.
As for leaving at 9am, well, I woulda stayed there indefinitely =P Someone's gotta call it quits. I can understand leaving before the advertised time. There weren't all that many people left and the gaming was getting sparce.
I don't really think we should be quibbling here. I think both parties made some blunders. Can't we learn from those mistakes? Deathsdoor has valid points: there were things advertised (door prizes and such) that were not handed out, tournaments that never took place (but were still paid for), and a plans for a future LAN never being laid out (which is something I'd certainly like to see). MWGL operators also pose good points: the food, advertised as free, was squandered for cash at the event, a "free" location was later hit up for -damages- to the utility bill (NOT cool), and "sponsors" (I use the term losely) were mislead into thinking the event would be some kind of cash cow. You don't sponsor a LAN to make money off it, you sponser the LAN to advertise your name and product. I think said goal was accomplished, only now the name Computer Depot is being seen as an abomination on the gaming community for underhanded tactics.
I think if everyone could admit to their mistakes and put the past behind them, this could be a very beneficial arrangement for both parties.
But then, I'm only a gamer, what do I know about running these things?
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