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  1. Lanmaster

    video from the Lanmaster special @ epic 27 for those who missed it
  2. The Good, The Bad, and The Wiggly

    Good 1. I got to play games this one. 2. Network and download issues non existent. 3. Good range of drinks. 4. security and staff are so chill it really makes the events like a break for me. 5. The young lad on security during the day was such a sweet young man. 6. KCC staff keeping the palace really tidy. Bad and wiggly 1. The conference centre. it's falling to bits from the inside out. Toilets stink all the time. Regardless of the how much air fragrance gets pushed out. 2. The conference centre. The heat in Fairisle must have been unbearable, as much of it was in staging room as well. I heard they weren't working properly in there and during the pub quiz I had to take my costume off. 3. The conference centre. The storm drains not working and much of the roof run off ended up flooding out the campsite. This this pissed me off the most. Because the storm drains have been doing this every event for years now and it's never been rectified. 4. Campsite. As my previous post the storm drains flooded the campsite. The campers have had 3 rough events in a row and the thin campsite was probably a good representation of the fact. We were fortunate for a decent ground sheet but I know others were not. 5. Pub quiz was difficult to hear. I know haden was pushing the new system to the max. 6.that God damn lighting rig with those f*cking led lights shining into the crowd. They were blinding. It's making me angry just thinking about them. 7. I didn't really know when anything was going off tbh, this maybe down to my lack of engagement though.
  3. Mordhau

    Yeah would love to see this make the big game list
  4. Lanmaster

    Ladies and Gentlemen. The time has come. The Earth sunders beneath your feet. The peal of lightning steaks the sky. The ashen ruins of all your life lie before you as the tautologous vapours that have been your existence to date pale to insignificance. Yes. LANMaster. Is back. Today we open the door to the Epic LAN community to enter the greatest achievement of your lives. LANMaster Season 2. The next episode of LANMaster will air live on the main stage during Epic LAN 28. To be eligible to enter you maintain the following minimum credentials; 1. You MUST be in attendance for Epic LAN 28 ( - Attendance is strictly provided by yourself. 2. You MUST be willing to share your full current address and phone number with the LANMaster team. 3. You MUST have the ability to video yourself for ALL tasks either through a modern Smart Phone or Video Camera. 4. You MUST be available to film 6no tasks over the coming 4 months. 5. You MUST be moderately entertaining. 6. You MUST be prepared for you and your entries to be forensically scrutinised in front of a crowd on stage. 7. You MUST be prepared to wager at least one tangible possession. Everything else is a bonus. As you know, points are awarded for guile, creativity and resourcefulness. This single chance to rise above the merits of your sires is upon you. Do not pass up this opportunity. Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of compatibility and how much I dislike you (Note, this applies to you all). To enter, send myself a PM through Facebook or the Epic LAN community forums stating WHY you should be picked for the next battle of the ages. Entries close two weeks today. Be ready. Good Luck out there Buddy. You're gonna need it. The LANMaster.
  5. Lanmaster

    Rewatch the first ever Lanmaster here now, just tweaked the audio a little we enjoyed it so much, big thanks to everyone who came and shared the moment with us, you guys honestly made 3 months of editing and whipping the contestants worth while. we hope you enjoyed it as we did. big thankyou to Epic.Lan for blindly trusting us with 2 hrs of stage time, to the production Team (The trolls and goblins ;D) who were spot on with their cues and did excellent work with the videos. Watch this space for more announcements on the Next Lanmaster.
  6. epic25 - Menu & Catering Feedback

    I had a burger this weekend it wasn't the best and was fairly dry, but I was hungover, the chips were also cold, both were not particularly enjoyable. But I had some nicer chips which I stole from Domuk. They were good. But the burger felt fairly cheap meat. I don't mind the burger options as long as they're cooked nicely. I was do hungry that I was gonna eat it regardless. But it made sure I didn't come back for the rest of the weekend. Like the_joy says we have on every single occasion cooked food more successfully than the KCC and if wanted to sell food out the back of the dreadfort we would. We also do a very successful BBQ every Lan And I do top quality Lanwiches when I can be bothered to bring the ingredients which is all but 2 events these days. Yeah the KCC food still needs a little work.
  7. Epic 24 - Good, bad UGLY

    now the dust has settled and sound thinking has returned it time for old faithful to breath its casting breath on summer Lan. The Good. staff were awesome and friendly as per usual, i can't remember even casting a negative thought about any of them, old or new this event. 404 behaviour being overall very good. clean and tidy event hall. GT racing turning up and doing a good job as exhibitors, looking like they were having fun too. i want to see more of this please. more exhibitors pub quiz had a good mix of questions, though i actually didn't answer 1 on my own. quieter event in terms of the cs:go scream boy, only one screeee made me jump this time. toilets all had loo roll. security had a largely hands off approach which i prefer the figure skating championship had me captivated at one point. the venue didn't have too many other things going off that weekend the food again looked good but i never tried it. The Bad i didn't get much time to enjoy it, with work and what not i should have done more of the community events. my bad there i should have suggested wreckfest as a big game before hand, maybe next time the Bar running out of Ales pretty quickly little tub of ice cream for £2 should have been a little cheaper maybe a mr whippy would be nicer in future the heat in fairisle was unbearable at some points on the friday/saturday i was sat there simply sweating showers need a look at because they turn off as soon as you hit the button, also they need the hair cleaning out of the drains regularly The Ugly Suitcases being left in the middle of the isles. i don't blame you for bringing them, but don't leave them in the hall way for people to fall over all the time. i will admit i tripped numerous times and as a result a number of bags went flying as a result of my anger.
  8. Seats

    not speaking on behalf of epic here one bit. but my god when did kids get so picky on what they sit on!, my first Lan i sat on the bloody floor, and later a bean bag that i stole from the exhib hall. anyway got that out the system, as far as i'm aware Epic don't provide any chair "upgrades" its the steel padded ones and that's your lot. though if epic wanted to provide decent gaming chairs that could be a decent earner for them, and i'd like to see this. as any additional service that folks pay for ultimately improves the event for the rest of us here, meaning it will keep the ticket price lower for longer for everyone. whilst epic sort that out, you've got a bunch of options: pillows, put a pillow on the back and one under your bum, bingo, like sitting on a cloud. rent a van, £120 for 5 days from enterprise more than enough space for all your crap as well. courier. epic let a courier deliver to the venue before and after the event. leave the bambinos at home, come and enjoy a jolly weekend of games. buy chairs from Argos/PC world and return them to store afterwards i'm sure theres more options
  9. The usual rules folks, free fire as well, don't hold back. The Good best epic event ever, no hiding that, might have been the best Lan i've ever been too. i can't remember many of them over the last 10 years, but yeh well organised well managed well maintained despite my early predictions about a pootroplis engulfing the KCC, the toilets were good to go all event, only one occasion where there was no paper but other toilets were available. got to mention the guys, the 404 community helped me celebrate my 10 years of lanning in style, bought me cake and a card, helped with the construction and deconstruction of the grand hall, and community tents, love everyone loads. the streetfighter film/game went down a storm, and was honestly a major highlight of the weekend the pub quiz had an excellent mix of questions and challenges, we won as a result the boat race was actually an enjoyable experience both during and afterwards late night lanwiches were good and didn't give food poisoning shout out to the day time security guard, who was very friendly and polite, more importantly he recognised most of the punters during the event meaning he didn't need to stop everyone all the time to check wristbands. epic staff becoming ever closer friends dishing out those drinking mugs to winbar, mrated and reech, and having a little speech right before the pub quiz will be a memory i take to the grave. sorry more of you didn't get mugs but they don't grow on tree's unfortunately, and i'd already robbed a bank to afford this event a decent selection of drinks at the bar tj's rocket fail. the cold keeping many of the gypsies out the campsite. the KCC staff seemed happy to be part of the event didn't experience the food much sadly, though it looked nice and the chips that i stole actually tasted good. The bad the bar running out of the the middle barrel pretty quickly, then followed by staroprahamen and a bunch of other stuff. the bar prices were still somewhat prohibitive for a good drinking session. finding out that they were selling carling bottles (500ml) at 2 for £4 after spending the entire afternoon drinking pints of carling for £4 some sods on the saturday night sitting down and playing a game of jackbox in the board game room, we were playing a game ourselves, and they stole all the wifi and killed our game, thought not their fault i guess. The Ugly My wallet at the end of event, shit i spent a lot. Lan came and went far to quickly a lot of angry people at this event. My Two Cents: honestly epic, best event ever in my opinion, and i'm sure other members 404 will agree. i'm sure they'r plenty of points I've missed that others will pick up. but yeah, it was pretty incredible, i hope to buying a ticket for next event very soon.
  10. Upstairs Toilets - epic23

    It may not have been as bad as originally predicted
  11. Upstairs Toilets - epic23

    excuse my math if I've got this wrong, but that leaves the lads with usable 5 usable brown bowls (7 if we can use the disabled) upstairs and 3 usable downstairs (5 if again we have the disabled). given the speed of the sell out this event one can assume this is going to be the busiest events ever. i also know from personal experience the late hours of the day and obviously the following morning, the womens toilets being available to the men are a god send only his holiness himself could have granted. now i'm going to assume some genders here but if 10% of the attendees (500+) are Shelia's that still leaves 12 Dunnies for 450 Drongo's now the average person spends 5 - 15 minutes on the toilet depending on whether they have got their phone out. for the sake of this study we're gonna round this up to 8 minutes per poop. and most people will have at least one poop a day at Lan, we can safely assume that will be a minimum 3600 minutes of sit down toilet time as we all know there are 1440 minutes per day, and with the 12 bogs we have available, that leaves us 17,280 brown townable minutes per day. assuming all toilets were in usable condition 24hrs a day i.e not blocked,out of toilet roll etc etc. in perfect a scenario that means at any point of of the day 4.8 of the 12 porcelain thrones available to those with meat and two veg, will be in use. now note the term perfect. as soon as we take into account busier, some may say rush hours of the day, the fact that some of those attending, wait to come to Kettering to take the brown kids to china town, and some of the punters see an unblocked toilet as a challenge. Those two small rolls of sandpaper are gonna be gone pretty quickly. and those 17280 minutes of personal potty practice will quickly reduce to queues the likes of which only women at a fake festival have ever experienced. heed this warning, for it my be you waiting in line when the turtle head touches your cotton Calvin ball carriers.
  12. Gaming Laptops to buy - SOS

    thats one hell of a spec
  13. epic23 - Menu & Catering Feedback

    Great to see that the venue is taking the issue of food and drink seriously. its an important part of the Lan Experience, i look forward to the epic burger as always with a nice side of chips and cheese. any word on the Bar? hopefully they do a pub quiz deal.
  14. where do i find the quote number on PC specialist ?


    to note i dont want any Anti-virus put on it for me as i will be using one called Avast and having two anti-virus software on it would cause incorrect registering of infections

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    2. Dukey


      Lets see what i can get you first, i can guarantee you £50 at least, but to get a larger discount i need to forward it onto one of the management team.

      there's a little bit of running around i have to do to get him to sign it off, but normally he's alright.


      if you wanna get me a beer at Epic i sure would appreciate that. just ask about for Dukey in the Portland room. 

    3. Kameo


      I just need to ask the 404 guys right

    4. Dukey


      Hi Kameo,

      Spoke to the M manager this morning, we managed to apply a £50 discount to your laptop, the laptop market is super competitive right now, so we couldn't discount your spec any further otherwise we'd be making a loss on it. 

      It's now £1134, I hope this is okay. If your happy, just log in at PCS your discount should be applied already, and make your purchase. If you want it fast tracking drop me a message once you've ordered.

      See you at epic

  15. Gaming Laptops to buy - SOS

    if you ask nicely i might be able to sort you a deal with PC specialist, just build your laptop on their website, save the quote number, send me the quote number, and i'll try and get you a discount (normally between 8-12%), i can also ask for your build to be fast tracked so you get it sooner.