My 1st iSeries
Being my first attendance to a large scale LAN I was nervous to start with. Looking back there was no reason to be nervous at all. Everyone from UKCS were friendly and welcoming. I had a great time and will definitely be attending again.
We all know how much fun the Insomnia events are, but it's always best to hear it from the players who have been to the events - everything on this page was written by UKCS members who have been to iSeries events!
A Spider that is Funky recalls….
There is a BAR next to the CHECK-IN DESK!!
Understandably I was completely hammered by the time everyone else arrived. I was ready to greet Milky in our special manner (slapping him round the back of the head).
You could go into the main room and sit next to a bunch of people you don’t know OR you could hang around the lovely people at UKCS who are all a lot of fun and completely mad!!!
Berath’s thoughts thunk
i43 was the first LAN/iseries I’d ever attended and I wasn’t sure what I’d be letting myself in for. I reckoned I’d probably be a bit more female; and a bit more old fart than most of anyone there..would people constantly be suggesting I ‘have a nice sit down to rest my legs’ and looking for my slippers to warm or making me cups of cocoa? But, no worries needed. There was a good mix of friendly people and not once was I offered cocoa, though not sure how I feel about that one. I like cocoa. It was great meeting everyone and playing games alongside people that I’d only spoken to online before. I wasn’t in the clanbox because I was with my own clan, but UKCS was really welcoming towards me anyway as part of the UKCS community which was brilliant and shows how everyone can feel/be included. For i43 I only bought a weekend spectator ticket. For i46 I’m going for the full thing and I can’t wait. And I’d recommend it to anyone.
Well, where to start? I had known a few of the people at i43 for quite a long time but never met them in person. When Trell suggested going to iseries I was a bit wary, but after a little bit of thought I caved and bought my ticket. Turns out, iSeries was one of the best weekends of my life and is still one of my greatest memories. Meeting people I had known online in person left me quite nervous but it turns out they are probably the best people I know, well, except Spec of course, we all dislike him. i43 has influenced my decision to attend both i45 and i46 this year, both of which I am extremely looking forward to. i46 in the UKCS box I can guarantee is going to be an experience
TL:DR If you are thinking of attending your first LAN, make sure it’s in the UKCS box and you will have the best time of your life
I43 with UKCS
When i went to I43 I was lucky enough to have stumbled across Xerxes arranging a clanbox but not quite having enough people to fill it. After a lot of discussion me and my old clan were to be part of the UKCS clanbox. Very friendly if slightly mad people and now I’m in UKCS (not sure how that happened) I43 was definately my best Iseries to date with I46 shaping up to be even better.
Best 5 days ever
After seeing Extremer rape faces at i40, I decided I wanted to attend my first lan. I decided on i43 due to the fact that it was Summer (and relatively warm in the UK, I cannot stand the cold) and also apparently the largest of the iseries events. I duly got my flights, ticket and lifts all sorted (fanks Sunshine!) and waited it out.
Eventually August rolled around, and I have never before or since had such a laugh over a short space of time. I was nervous about meeting everyone I had been raging with (and at) over mumble for several years, but seriously, I needn’t have worried. I cannot recommend enough that you come along and meet everyone you know from gaming with and just enjoy the iseries!
Satisfactory amount of ponies…
Coming to i43 was a bit of a worry for me to be honest. This was the first i-series/LAN that I went to and it doesn’t help I was worried about how sociable I would be and wouldn’t be able to fit in. After the slight awkwardness that everyone had on the first night trying to work put faces to names/voices because this is the first time MOST of us had a chance to see each other in the flesh the whole thing became relaxed and epic.
Everyone was really awesome and the whole thing was a complete blast. Every single moment was completely memorable. From Garner‘s troll face, our teams pretty epicly failed games (with team My Little Pwnies having the best record so far with ONE win, and that being a default), our shenanigans in the clanbox, surprisingly finding other people to talk My Little Ponies:Friendship is Magic (This isn’t so great or completely awesome depending on who you are ;P) too and a load more that are too epic to mention and in a case of a certain person (*Whistles Innocently*), a thing that I been contracted to never speak of again…
So yeah, if you’re on the fence or even if you don’t want to come (You’re an idiot if you don’t want to) and just go for it. It’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
I had always been dubious about mixing my online friends with real life but i bit the bullet and signed up for i43. I needn’t have worried as meeting everyone was awesome and i have to say that it was the highlight of the year for me. I thoroughly recommend the Insomnia LAN to all gamers and i cant wait for i46 this August.
iSeries lans, possibly the best fun you can have with a PC, iSeries lan with the UKCS crowd? DEFINITELY the best fun you can have with a pc! just don’t let Trell “the Rohypnol king” near any of your drinks
Order noms to your desk!!!!
You can buy noms with internet moneys and they fetch it to your seat D:, This time I will not only bring a dinosaur but I myself will be one . The most fun u can have with a pc anywhere.