The LAN party last night was quite a success. Thanks in large part to _kosh_‘s help and hardware, we managed to cram 11 geeks and their computers into the condo for about 12 hours of gaming. People started showing up around noon, and everyone was packed up and headed home by about 3 A.M. I overestimated everyone’s stamina, but afterwards I was kind of glad it didn’t run on through today like I originally planned. I got about five hours sleep, then _kosh_ and I tore everything down and packed up. Followed him back home to drop off his new folding table, returned the empty bottles, hit Costco for gas, then came back and started cleaning. Now I relax, do my German homework, and maybe take a nap.
We mostly played UT2k4 and the desert combat mod for Battlefield 1942. Onslaught mode for UT is a blast, but I suck at deathmatch. Morme and _kosh_ kicked everyone’s ass repeatedly at deathmatch, and everytime I died and respawned Morme seemed to be the first person I ran into when I was armed only with the assault rifle. Mike Carey never managed to get UT running on his computer, so he got into the basement bar instead and fell asleep on the couch for awhile. After staring at the screen for hours at a time, after I went to bed and closed my eyes I was still seeing afterimages of UT.
I bought way too many munchies, and we ended up eating about one bag of each type I bought. Evil _kosh_ bought two boxes of Krispy Kremes which didn’t survive the night, and everyone chipped in for Cottage Inn pizza. We did more drinking than eating, and went through a 12-pack of Labatt and a 12 of Smirnoff Ice, a 6 of Bacardi O3’s, and liters of pop.
From left: John Haynes, Kevin Warda, Andy Kalat (standing), Morme, Mike Carey (facing away)
Basement dwellers Sebastian Azieren and Mike Norton wave hello