Well 2016 was a quick & busy year for many of us. Its now 2017 and as the last LAN Finished on the early hours of the 4th of December planing was in progress to secure the dates for 2017, Over the break the volunteers have worked on the Calendar to ensure with the 5 x planed events we don’t clash with the NT School Holidays & Major Central Australian events such as Red Center National’s, Finke desert Race , Young Guns, the Alice Springs Show just to name a few :).
Please see the 2017 poster & the next 12 months of locked in LAN dates.
This Year we are looking at our Main Switch as a must as a upgrade soon, the new Netgear switches certainly worked with out any issues and we monitored the network and found our next weakest link would be the main switch and the current load sharing & speed across the LAN Back bone using the new built server.
We also looking at the interest and the number of Gamer’s that came. found the Major Door Prize for the last LAN was a success and as it was our final LAN it was a Cracker being a GTX 1070 Graphics Card from this we are now looking at making such a prize the Annual Prize for the LAN
In the next few weeks we will Put up the door prize again Thinking Keyboard / Mouse or Good Set of Head phones ? of course we will have other prizes for LAN Olympics ” Looking For Old Laptops ” Laptop Discus 🙂
We would also like to encourage our Console gamer mates to get involved, let us know what you want us to do as a prize, what you would like to add to Thunder LAN event, at the end of the night we provide a safe secure awesome venue over night for 100 people, the food, the network, all of you that come its your LAN so what you want it to be is up to you as gamers. 🙂
Also Looking at also a Prize Bring a Gaming Mate along Remember “New Gamer’s first time is Free to game”.
Who has drones ? another Idea kicking around to break up the night is a coarse set up to see how good your ability’s are. Are any of you interested??