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The NAG LAN at rAge is changing

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The annual NAG LAN at rAge is a highlight for many gamers, allowing them to get together, hook up to the network to share all the movies and porn play games all weekend just as god intended.

This year, there are some big changes to how the LAN is working, that should make it a much more pleasurable experience – not just for those who attend the LAN, but also those who don’t. The whole thing’s going to be split up into a few sections, which have different amenities. As the press release explains:

“For the first time ever, gamers will be able to pre-select their preferred experience in three dedicated LAN areas when purchasing their tickets. Two of the areas will be fully carpeted, one area will have padded chairs, and two areas will be quieter and more secluded from the noisy expo show floor, ensuring that the NAG LAN experience is more tailored to everyone’s individual tastes and levels of comfort,” says Michael James, Owner and Project Manager at rAge.

The press release also says that LAN-goers will be able to sleep beside or under their table without being hassled by security , which seems a nice change. The PR doesn’t explicitly state as much, but it looks like some of the more secluded areas previously afforded to the VS Gaming Masters stuff (which is now at Comic con) is being used for the LAN. That’s actually a good move and it’s nice that they’re using the space for something good. It also means that there’ll be more space on the actual show floor, which is nice.

As for the LAN itself, it’s now going to be run on managed virtualisation instead of a regular network.

“…we have architected the NAG LAN platform to run virtualization for a high-volume traffic environment, a step away from the bare-metal architecture they have used in the past,” says Nutanix country manager Paul Reinhard – who’ll be providing the servers. “We are looking forward to seeing the benefits this yields for the gamers in a live environment”

Tickets for the LAN go on sale this Saturday at 9am at Computicket, at a cost of R700, which includes access to the expo itself over the weekend. You’ll probably want to hurry though, because tickets to this thing usually disappear pretty quickly.

Last Updated: July 25, 2018

17 Comments

  1. Kromas

    July 25, 2018 at 09:47

    I have not been to a Lan since Mayhem closed down all those years ago. Then again at my age I prefer a good few hours sleep over the weekend to recharge. Basically …. screw the lan I will play games at home. 😛

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  2. Kromas

    July 25, 2018 at 09:47

    I have not been to a Lan since Mayhem closed down all those years ago. Then again at my age I prefer a good few hours sleep over the weekend to recharge. Basically …. screw the lan I will play games at home. 😛

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    • Admiral Chief

      July 25, 2018 at 10:10

      I wanna jam some 7days, but I don’t have tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime

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      • Kromas

        July 25, 2018 at 11:04

        Play Rend with me!

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        • Admiral Chief

          July 25, 2018 at 13:48

          Ok ok ok, dunno when though, I’ll only have time Saturday evening likely

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        • Admiral Chief

          July 25, 2018 at 13:48

          Ok ok ok, dunno when though, I’ll only have time Saturday evening likely

          Reply

      • Kromas

        July 25, 2018 at 11:04

        Waiting for Alpha 17 patiently

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      • Deceased

        July 26, 2018 at 01:49

        While @Kromaswow:disqus is waiting patiently for A17 … WE CAN’T WAIT!!!! THE HYPE IS TOOO REAL!!!
        ( this is why we can’t have nice things 😐 )

        Reply

  3. Original Heretic

    July 25, 2018 at 09:53

    *sigh* no PC for me. Guess I have to Bowie out of this chat.

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  4. BakedBagel

    July 25, 2018 at 11:18

    Lmao has pricing been released?

    Im gonna laugh if they charge an extra 200-300 rand a ticket because you get padded seats lmao

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 25, 2018 at 11:28

      “Tickets for the LAN go on sale this Saturday at 9am at Computicket, at a cost of R700, which includes access to the expo itself over the weekend.”

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      • BakedBagel

        July 25, 2018 at 11:30

        So im assuming first come first serve basis for the new places?

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        • Geoffrey Tim

          July 25, 2018 at 11:53

          Sort of it. It looks like when tickets go on sale, you select an area – so on sale, it’s first come first serve on an area basis.

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  5. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    July 25, 2018 at 11:53

    R700 … qué?

    Now back in the day I used to get super excited for the NAG LAN but now with Fibre at home, I feel the LAN is becoming a waste of time, money and effort.

    I mean, you are literally backing up, going somewhere else, to do the same thing you would be doing at home but spending extra money.

    Yes, I know rAge/Event is included but after an hour or two of walking around, you kinda finished with it.

    Anyways, my 2c on it … 😛

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    • Jiggy

      July 25, 2018 at 16:32

      But how else will you know the sweet taste of a R15 hotdog at MPLD, 3am the morning in mid winter.

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      • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

        July 26, 2018 at 09:08

        Hahahaha, ow the good old days XD

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  6. Kikmi

    July 26, 2018 at 10:05

    MAKE LANS GREAT AGAIN

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