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Gumpster last won the day on September 23 2018

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  1. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Original post above is updated for people to view. Bare in mind it is a COPY of our spreadsheet, and is only DRAFT #1. The Seating Plan will be locked on February 2nd and there will be no further changes made to it after Sunday 3rd February to allow for people to know where they are sat. So any further changes need to be thrown at us over this week, although everyone has till February 1st to submit their requests.
  2. epic26 - Event Defrag

    Arena 21/01/19 - DRAFT #1 Click Here for spreadsheet As screenshots would be too complicated to break down the arena into, here is a copy of our actual spreadsheet we use for defragging. Any issues please notify us as soon as possible.
  3. epic25 - Event Defrag

    Just a few last minute updates. There have been minor tweaks to the seating plan, so @Velyks2 all your changes are done. The other changes are ones that will affect a few people in Fair Isle. Cage, Alanio86, GoofyRyan & Lostprofile have been moved to sit with their friend FullZombieInc, this meant moving a few other randoms to other areas of LAN, Meep has been moved towards the HpB guys, so that Meep still keeps close to the Dota lot. Meanwhile, m0zzyB, DeathShooter (Raven), SpirteHunter33, and turquoiseelephant have been moved to the very back of the hall as a result of the Cage/Alanio86 move. No more moves will be done at this point, and I consider the seating plan now officially locked.
  4. epic25 - Event Defrag

    Already done. You were kept as 3. I tagged you just to make sure it was correct and just in case you hadn't seen the posts
  5. epic25 - Event Defrag

    Ok everyone. Here is the state of play. De-Frag across Portland & Fair Isle has now been completed. However it should be noted that the following people, have either not tagged up, signed up on the tournament system to a designated team, or let us know their plans in general. This means that anybody who may of been displaced have ignored the email sent out, the forum thread, the seating plan, and numerous tweets and facebook mentions around the de-frag. Not to mention anywhere else I have posted about it. I will give these people till the end of the week to let me know where, or who they are sat with, but by Sunday 7th October, the seating plan will be locked for good and I will not make anymore changes. This is so that all participants have adequate time to print off their bookings and not have any random surprises for when they walk in at LAN. We've done enough seating de-frags now, and stipulated that a seating de-frag will be done in the weeks leading up to LAN for people to not have an excuse now. @Bud @Dukeofpain @jimmo1990 @Inqqi @normyp @Cage @Alanio86 @Lostprofile @m0zzyB @turquoiseelephant @FullZombieInc @Spirtehunter33 Notable Mentions for the tagged up people who want to get in contact; @JOOLi @Rolfie HpB guys & gals. (Should be noted anyone mentioned on this post gets an automated email generated to make them aware they have been mentioned on the forums) As a further note, please be aware all changes have been made but not reflected on the drafts in this thread, the seating plan currently is how it should be. I will communicate any further changes that maybe made (a note to NAE guys, that Fierce Esports have 8 tickets allocated, which I am finding out whether they need their 8th ticket as 1 was attained through a giveaway, so they may not need it and could see a potential refund).
  6. epic25 - Event Defrag

    Just to let people know, Portland has been successfully moved as per drafts. If there are requests to be made, I will continue taking them until Sunday evening, otherwise, Portland is done and dusted now. Fair Isle has yet to change, but will change over the weekend.
  7. epic25 - Event Defrag

    ORIGINAL POSTS UPDATED WITH FINAL DRAFTS DONE FOR PORTLAND & FAIR ISLE. Please check, any changes that need to be done, please throw in this thread before end of Sunday night. Seating plan will move over the weekend at some point. Just for reference, all seating requests should come through this thread, I won't accept any through my DMs on Twitter, nor Steam, the reason for this is so that everyone can see your request, and thus limits me from missing requests in the many places people can grab me
  8. epic25 - Event Defrag

    I have updated our own versions of the sheets. I will throw an update in here tomorrow ish with the relevant changes. But all requests that have been placed in here have been honoured.
  9. epic25 - Event Defrag

    Done. When I have more changes for Portland I will update the image above
  10. epic25 - Event Defrag

    Should be directed at me but I can do.
  11. epic25 - Event Defrag

    Hello Guys & Gals, In terms of Portland & Fair Isle de-frags. Please be aware these are logistically a nightmare to do for me, but I will try my hardest to keep people in the seats they originally picked. However, if I feel I have little choice, or I get numerous seating requests put in, then I may have to move people to get everything sorted as best as I can. I can already feel that Fair Isle will be very difficult this time round so if all teams, and groups can tag up or sign themselves up to a tournament then that would be appreciated. Thanks, Gumpster
  12. Seating Plan

    Hello Fury, Let's correct you on a few things. No you don't pay decent money to "pick a seat", you pay decent money to attend an event we put on, and thus garner entry to said event. We also don't particularly enjoy doing a de-frag, but unfortunately it is a necessary evil to a) cater for large groups where people have different paydays, and different times they can cough up the cash, b ) people end up picking seats that they initially didn't want but chose it in the heat of the moment when sell out is close and c) to group esport teams together because like large groups, they often don't have similar paydays and thus have to wait whilst their team mates get tickets earlier. To make a few things clear, we widely advertised this de-frag, we gave everyone enough time to contact us, we threw out social media posts, forum posts, emails and have on the actual seating plan page, a stipulation that clearly states that the seat you pick may not be the final place you are sat. All changes were laid out through the forums, and I even tagged you and your teammates at the time on the forums to help grab your attention. Now, unfortunately I actually cannot move everyone around. Firstly it isn't because I can't be bothered, but actually because I am travelling to LAN today and don't hav the time to actually commit to this today. Secondly we gave a deadline for any changes to be made, and we will honour that. Doing it on the week of LAN, is something we wanted to avoid as we did it incredibly close to LAN last time, and it wasn't a particularly rewarding experience. Numerous groups within the Portland room have been consulted on the changes that were made, and everyone has ended up happy out of it. For that I do apologise to you and your friends, sometimes when these things happen, people slip through the cracks, and you and your friends were the few who did. However, to rearrange a room of 72 people, and then try and fit whoever I move out into a room of 220 people is something I cannot do in the timeframe leading up to LAN. It isn't as simple as plonking you back in your originally chosen seats, it is the fact that those seats are now occupied by a wider larger group who have 17 people spread across a few rows who are next to another group of 18 other people. Not to mention that I have a group of 9 (Rocket League) and a group of 11 (Starcraft2) as well sat in that hall, so trying to move anyone is a lot more difficult than you make out to be, especially when all of those said groups actually communicated with me within the time frame we gave. Now, in addition to some of your issues, you and your friends are sat next together, so that is one thing, but I simply cannot give you what you want at this time. I should point out that if you end up choosing to sit in the original seats that you have said in your replies in this thread, then unfortunately, we will ask you to move, and it will only inconvenience you and no one else really. I personally don't want it to come to that, and I'm sure you guys will enjoy yourselves in Fair Isle (it really isn't that bad tbh), and I may even buy you three a drink as an apology. But it's something we cannot entertain at this time, not because we don't want to, but because it is far more work than you realise which in the time we have left before LAN, isn't acceptable to do against 300 other participants of the event. As I said, I do apologise for the fact that I've upset you, but this is why we do a massive social media blanket approach to this so that we can try and capture everyone within a certain time frame. Thanks Gumpster
  13. Seating Plan

    Merged the two topics together. I will do a more detailed reply to this in the morning.
  14. epic23 - Event Defrag

    This really applies to @vinn3h The Starcraft2 lot want to be sat together in Portland, but the issue is making everyone fit in a way that can accommodate that. Instead of arguing with some of them, I asked one of them to simply conjure up a way that in theory makes everyone happy. RiSky seems to have found a way, so I need you to look this over and give me and the rest of your boys (and girls) permission to action the changes. I ask for the reason that when I do these seating plans, I try my hardest to make sure everyone stays in their relatively honest seat that they originally picked. Most times I will blame logistics of the event or the room, or big communities, but this time it is on you and your merry men, because this will affect your group dynamic. I'd also like to reach out to the following: .:ne:. TQA Also @Distan 404 Games would be unaffected by the changes. Here is the screenshot: I know the Waffle lot are now all tagged up as one. So the original seating plan as you guys currently sat as a 6/4/2/5, the SC2 proposed plan is a 3/6/1/5/2 would this be an issue, or would this be alright? I ask on behalf of the SC2 community (I'd rather not alienate them at this time). Please note that all of you would be pretty much back to back and opposite each other, so you are still in close proximity to each other.
  15. epic23 - Event Defrag

    Ok, small update from my side. I have done a third re-draft of all the changes requested, and as a result of needing to know some things we moved up the schedule of actioning the changes. Please bare in mind, these are not final changes until close of day on Sunday 4th February. There maybe small changes made, as we still want to stick to the planned date we gave everyone in advance. The reason for the changes was quite simple, I basically knew I had missed a few people off the seating plan and without doing the moves, I couldn't see who exactly. Whilst I appreciate some people may get upset, just remember I have to have multiple tabs open in order to check and double check tags, tournament teams and players, so looking over a block of seats the way they are is sometimes difficult. Sometimes it's easier just to get the moves done, and then I know where I have gone wrong. So for now, you can review all changes on Portland & Fair Isle on the actual seating plan. Everyone has until Sunday 4th February to give me approval or disapproval and then give me a seating request. You can do this through Discord, or through the forum PM system. There are currently four people unsat, they are as follows: @Xion @GEERILLA @wompeR @Reany Others I have a rough idea on (there are a few Dota2 community players who are going for some fun, not some proper Dota). Now I am happy to accommodate as best as I can any requests that come in, but there are still a fair few people either not tagged up correctly or signed up on the tournament system. I have for the moment also accommodated any teams lacking a player (those two Dota2 teams currently) but when push comes to shove those four people listed above may well have not given me any notice and may end up back in their preferred location (by where they were sat originally - Fair Isle). However, if those four above do reach out, I will ask nicely to see if they would like to be placed into Lakeside. I will assume all changes are fine by end of Sunday unless people get in contact with me directly. Bare in mind, we have emailed, tweeted, and facebooked all of these changes, and left a massive note on the seating planner itself, I have also done several posts across the subreddits that are in attendance (UKDota & UKCSGO) and placed up Facebook posts on their respective groups. I hope this helps, as I said, any problems, don't hesitate to grab me, but please do it sooner rather than later.