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  1. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Actual seating plan is correct, I'll update the draft to reflect it (just coz sometimes it makes it easier to see which teams are which and where everyone is sitting).
  2. epic26 - Event Defrag

    A couple of final updates: Any rows with a space in them has had those spaces shunted down or up to the ends of the row. (There was one exception because I believe there is still a RL team without a paid player so that was factored in) Swapped a CS:GO team (Swaggy & co) to the opposite side of the row to fit in PowerYourAura CS:GO team with their manager and Blanks. IF (and I stress the IF) we do manage to sell more tickets that means we need to open the bottom right rows, I will honour all current requests for moves that have been cited in this thread (so the CS teams being closer to the CS:GO player area and the BLP back to back request). For clarification, any final requests will be made by 11pm tonight, otherwise the seating plan will be deemed sensible and fit for everyone and will be completely locked down. I hope all participants enjoy LAN, and as ever, if people feel strongly about the seating picker and the fact we do defrags, then you are always welcome to come and find either Mark or myself, and we will gladly give you some time and sit down with you to address your concerns in person.
  3. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Updated on the original link. Be aware the seating plan defrag has been completed, however changes will be made without much warning. There will be no further changes after Sunday 3rd February, so if there are any teams of 5 planning to come to LAN, better get booked asap.
  4. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Done.
  5. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Hi Whalley, Had a look for you, and I cannot seem to make you back to back anywhere at relative ease, due to a few groups increasing their numbers since the seating plan was done, or the fact that getting you anywhere else would cause me a few headaches. If we are looking at selling out anytime soon, it might be more feasible when it comes to opening the 2 rows down in the bottom right and I can tinker down there, but at this stage it is unlikely. The only option as you are a group of 7 is to do you as a 5 and 2 but I can imagine that wouldn't be fun either? Sorry buddy Done.
  6. epic26 - Event Defrag

    The reason why those rows are fairly empty is because I defragged the rest of the hall and grouped all the relevant teams together and put them in their relevant seating areas as best as I possibly could. It was only recently just opened as a set of rows because logistically we open rows up when we believe ticket sales will be fluid enough. There isn't much I can do, and the people who are there now, kinda have to be because everywhere else is filled. I have now moved you to the bottom right hand area of the arena, you are sat with a rather large group of community casuals and sat next to a CS:GO team. To answer your first point, another particular LAN event used to do that before they had a seat picker, and sorting seats out is a time consuming thing which is why it was originally dropped in the first place to make way for a seating plan where people could chose seats. The unfortunate downside to a seating plan, is people try their best to "soft reserve" seats for their friends and thus we end up having to do a seating defrag. Now from my perspective and something I absolutely try my hardest to do is I try to honour the original seats people pick. However that becomes very difficult to do when dealing with large groups (say 20+) or teams with additional friends/management (7 - 8 people) or a group of casuals (10 - 15), whilst juggling the 3's of Rocket League, 1's of SC2, 5's of CS:GO & Rainbow Six. I don't particularly enjoy moving people, and if I don't have to, then I won't. But it is a necessary evil. It took me and Mark 8 hours roughly to defrag the seating plan a few Sunday's ago. It took me a further 6 hours the following day, and then I've had to cater for the many requests we get through these threads. There is no winnable way with a seating plan, and unfortunately whilst some people have said in the past "well people should book earlier" or "you should just leave it be", the way of the world is different. Would epic.LAN have 40 CS:GO teams if all those teams were split apart because of the seat picker? No not really. Would epic have large contingents of casual groups that come to LAN and organise as best as possible, just to see some of their group elsewhere because unfortunately their paydays weren't in line with the rest of the group? No not really that either. You may not agree with me on this but as Jon has said above, there are other events out there who do change your seating arrangements, and don't even tell you until you turn up on the day. At least we tell people through email, facebook, twitter and the forums. At the end of the day we try our best and as Jon said above, you can come find me at the event, and I'll buy you a drink and go over why we do it in the way we do it, you are more than welcome to suggest ideas to help us improve this experience for you and your friends. We of course don't want to disappoint you. So come catch me and we can have a lovely debate over it.
  7. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Hello Kimski, You've been shifted as this thread has stated that there was a defrag and moving certain people to accommodate the numerous requests made in the time leading up to the event is something we do. I cannot offer you your original seats (and arguably you were going to be near the stage anyway) because we have filled those particular seats with the SC2 community who have 33 people in attendance and all want to be sat together. However what I can offer you is the chance of moving to the bottom right of the Arena in Row AR-Y. Thus keeping you away from the stage. Would that be better for you?
  8. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Done.
  9. Looking For 2 CSGO Players

    @Veracity & @afro a chance to fill a team?
  10. epic26 - Event Defrag

    All seats have now been successfully defragged at this stage. Obviously I am still seeking answers from a few people who weren't tagged up or on the tournament system. We had to make minor changes to the latest drafts that everyone can see, but that is due to not originally seeing various people or recent payments which forced some changes. As I said, they were minor changes. There are also four people (Blanks & ThatOneGirl, Veracity & Afro) who are currently left unsat pending ticket sales for the minute to justify opening further rows to accommodate their requests. Everybody has until Sunday 3rd February to make requests. After that, the seating plan will officially remain locked down and no changes will be made. If I have to make further changes to seating plan, I will let everyone know through this thread in due course with updated drafts.
  11. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Actually you were asked if you wanted to be moved into Lakeside. The message around the "bar issue" was obviously lost in the process. Anyway, I've sorted it. Not exactly where you were.
  12. epic26 - Event Defrag

    I'm unsure how to put this as professionally as possible. Here is the timeline of what requests have been made from the three teams cited in all of this. * You asked if all 3 teams could be sat near each other. * I did that, Draft #1 gets released * I get a message from Hayden saying "We don't want to be anywhere near Madeeka's teams" (bare in mind, he is part of B1C BOIS). * I did that, Draft #2 gets released * Then two forum posts go up from BRICE/B1C BOIS saying "We want to be sat next to each other" * I did that, Draft #3 gets released * Now I'm being told you want to be sat near the other two teams, when one of them doesn't want to be sat near you. Look I'm all for honouring requests made, but the reality is, I'm catering for 3 teams who either a) like some people and not others or b ) don't communicate very well their intentions. Can I just remind you that I'm catering for 38/39 other Counter-Strike teams, some of which have friends with them, things like seating plans and defragging them is not an easy task, as I've explained, it sometimes takes me hours to figure out how to please everyone as best as possible. I have to go through this process and as you might of seen already, it tends to upset a few people along the way. Now I'm willing to sit down with three representatives from your teams and work out the deal here, because I simply don't know how to fix this issue when quite clearly we have a few issues between certain peeps. I will tag the relevant people for reference: @cryptid @senoJ @hste @HaydeNN I'll do what I can at this stage, but until you buy said tickets I cannot do much.
  13. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Hello Velox, Unfortunately the seat picker is a blessing and a curse. The old age argument is that defrags kind of have to happen to help larger groups and esport teams be able to sit next to each other. The SC2 community originally wanted to sit in the bottom right of the arena but then realised the CS:GO community were there, so they want their privacy. In that process they've been fragmented. I understand your frustrations but this is why we put up a thread for people to communicate with us on how we should consider what groups want. Had you posted this prior to the Draft #3, I would have kindly sorted it out and taken it under consideration. This is a very complicated process, and whilst I appreciate that not everyone sees what we see when we do these defrags, I nor Mark are mindreaders. An email was sent out to all participants, there has been this thread, and numerous other Social Media posts throughout this process when we've been doing the defrag. So you weren't "dumped". Had we of known you wanted space away from the bar, it would have been considered and even actioned. I will however take your feedback and look and see what we can do about it without frustrating too many others in the process. Hope that helps, Gump
  14. epic26 - Event Defrag

    DRAFT #3 FOR ARENA AND LAKESIDE ARE NOW UP. PLEASE CHECK!
  15. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Grimmzy was listed in the crew of Blackout we got from Brady, makes no difference as we know where he is sitting currently to move. Strangely in draft 1 I had Marsbar accounted for, he's been lost somewhere. I'll place him back in. You guys need to get your stories straight. Hayden requested to be moved away from the Madeeka crew. I honoured that request, so I would suggest speaking to Hayden and then coming back to me officially on what you actually want, because I can't keep yoyo'ing you folks around. Remember you have a week to get this sorted. I know that sounds harsh, but Hayden DM'd me on Twitter asking for your team to be moved away from the others.
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