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Five things to know
Posted by BloodyIron on .
Our coming event is just one month away, but we're not slouching! We're busting our backs to bring you a spectacular event. Here are some things that are worth noting for our coming event.



S2 Games has been one of our biggest contributors and longest term sponsor. We have greatly appreciated their support the last two years. However all things must come to an end, and as such our sponsorship with S2 Games is ending. Thanks S2 Games for your help!


We have re-evaluated our coming event and are adjusting our ticket price to make the event more accessible to the public. To be specific, we are reducing prepay and at the door pricing. All of the people who have prepaid for this event will be given immediate partial refunds. If you have prepaid and you are having issues please contact BloodyIron immediately. We also have adjusted the ticket price for the console tournaments as we want them to be more accessible too.


Tournament adjustments. We are still finalizing certain elements of our tournaments. In summary they are:
  • Removing of Heroes of Newerth from our tournament line-up
  • Adjusting of the PC and Console tournament schedules to make them not over lap
  • Revisiting the Super Smash Brothers Melee ruleset
  • Adjusting prizing considering the change in ticket price


LANified!'s first Portal 2 Map making contest!


Just a few days ago, Portal 2 received an update so you can make maps in-game really easily, and share them with your friends even easier than that! So we're hosting a map making contest! From now till June 16th 2012 1200hrs (Noon Saturday, second event day) you will have plenty of time to make your best creation! We will be accepting ONE map entry per person. You must attend LANified! 11's BYOC LAN and submit it by Noon on Saturday to enter the contest. Judging will be done by LANified! Staff members. Methodology for judging is not yet finalized. What do you stand to win? A shiny new Trendnet TEW-680MB ! : http://www.trendnet.com/products/prodde ... MB&cat=159

But wait, there's more! We will be holding onto the top 3 maps we grade for an additional contest at the event. You will just have to wait and see what we do with them though.

So what are you waiting for? Portal 2 is only $7 for the next few days! : http://store.steampowered.com/app/620/

We aren't just stopping with our Portal 2 map making contest. We will be bringing more casual challenges for the event, so keep your eyes peeled!


Our delicious concession is back again! There will be fresh, hot food on site again! If you haven't had the fortune of being at one of our events where we had our great concession, I feel bad for you. Delicious, nutritious, and oh so convenient. They also try to fill special requests too! Mac and Cheese + Chicken? Very yes!

To sign up and prepay for our coming event, head to the event page at: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/8
Don't forget, you need to log in then sign up/prepay! One login to rule them all.
If you would like to see feedback from our previous event, just head to: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=811


LANified! 11: Posters
Posted by BloodyIron on .
If you want to tell your friends about our upcoming event, now's the time! We got our poster design complete (by Sara Andisheh), making it easy to pass event info around!

Check them out:

PDF: http://www.lanified.com/downloads/event ... 7_2012.pdf

PNG: http://www.lanified.com/downloads/event ... 7_2012.png


LANified!, our stuff
Posted by BloodyIron on .
There are things about LANified! which aren't always easily found. Some of which we have been meaning to add to our site for a very long time. Unfortunately there are usually other things which are higher priority, delaying such info from reaching our site.

To address this, we have created a new forum section dedicated to information we cannot place elsewhere on our site or services for one reason or another. Additionally we are trying to make such information easier to find, instead of just being arbitrarily located somewhere on our site. We invite you to check out our new information.

For a brief description of LANified!: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5177

For our current hosted services: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5176

For our contact information: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5175

We will be maintaining this section as needed, and if you would like to see more information in said section we would love to hear your ideas in the feedback forum: viewforum.php?f=20


Barcraft, Minecraft, Starcraft, how crafty
Posted by BloodyIron on .
Greetings fellow gamers!

It's been a little while since you have heard from us, but rest assured we have not disappeared. If anything, we are returning with vigor!

First off, this coming weekend the next Barcraft Calgary event is going down, and LANified! will be there helping out. We will be there running a King of the Hill event, and as before there will be prizing. Details are not yet finalized, so check it out at the event! Unlike our other King of the Hill series we will not be broadcasting this one, however this is open to anyone who actually shows up! Last Barcraft we had over 40 people enter the KotH, and it was a total blast! We will be running the event on systems generously lent by The Node, a local internet cafe here in Calgary. There will also be other systems available for casual play, come get your game on, and check out what they have to offer!

When: 11:30 - 8ish, Sunday, Feb. 26th, 2012
Where: Ceili's Irish Pub Southland ( http://g.co/maps/dhw9p )

The Team Liquid thread is at: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmes ... _id=309859

If you enjoyed any of the previous Barcraft events that we were at, please show your support in the TL thread!

Second off, we continue to develop Alberta's Best Minecraft Server! Today, we bring you a map of the whole world. This map is updated daily, and features all the hard work people have done (in the normal world)! You can browse it deliciously at: http://map.lanified.com

Feel free to come join us on the server, just connect to mine.lanified.com and have fun! We only have a few rules, and mostly they are don't steal other people's stuff, don't destroy other people's stuff, don't build on or in other people's space, take what you need from central storage, give what you can to central storage, and try not to destroy the server!

Third off, we would like to remind you all that we are still running our weekly Starcraft 2 King of the Hill events. If you missed it, we still have prizing! For every 3 wins in a row a king earns, they take home $15! This event runs every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm MST, and it's broadcasted LIVE at http://tv.lanified.com . Competition is getting mighty fierce, and we are seeing some incredible talent. So come check it out!

Full event details can be found in our Team Liquid thread at: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmes ... _id=277644

LANified! is continually working to provide you with high quality events that are exciting, fun and rewarding. If you would like to keep up with us you can follow us on http://facebook.lanified.com . Feel free to also use our mumble server at voice.lanified.com (default port) for all of your gaming needs.


Our Minecraft server and weekly broadcasting updates
Posted by BloodyIron on .
For about 1.5 years now LANified! has been running one of the finest Minecraft servers around. We have seen players come and go, and plenty of our share of adventures. We have even seen our share of hardships. Recently our server experienced grief from a very selfish player who has since been banned.

In response to these unfortunate acts we have taken different steps. Initially we rolled back to our last manual backup, which was made on December 1st. Unfortunately a significant amount of work was lost due to the sheer gap in time since the backup. Since then we have been working hard to deal further with the situation. We believe we are now at a point in which we can safely say we are Alberta's Best Minecraft Server. Why? Well for starters we recovered the majority of the work lost, and repaired the damage done as best as we can. We feel confident that those who enjoy our server will be extremely pleased with the outcome of these repairs.

Secondly, we now have a completely automated backup service which rivals corporate backup solutions. It consists of a "staggered" series of backups. It may be a bit confusing at first, but we are confident it will add so much redundancy to our world files that griefing will no longer be a concern whatsoever.

Here's how it works:
  • Every backup will occur at 5am MST
  • Every day of the week will produce a backup and this will go back 7 days, so tomorrow will over-write last week's backup of the same day of the week
  • An additional "weekly" backup will occur on the following days of the months: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd. Each will represent week 1,2,3 and 4 of the Month. Week 5 will not have a backup. When a new Month occurs, each week will overwrite last month's equivalent week.
  • An additional "monthly" backup will occur on the 1st of every month, and this will go back 12 months, overwriting the corresponding month of last year.

What's the best part? It's already working! Unknown to our valued gamers is that this service has been running for 2 days now! Due to the nature of this backup system it is not reliant on plugins, or versions of the server whatsoever. As such, it will always happen, executes in less than a minute, and is completely transparant to players. If anything happens to our precious server we can revert back to yesterday's backup at the drop of a hat. If anything happens to that backup we have lots of other backups to fall back on!

There are many great things that have been accomplished on our lovely server, here are some examples:

http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... House1.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... House2.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... House3.png

http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... osque1.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... osque2.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... osque3.png

http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... egaMan.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... ickMan.png

http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... Tower1.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... Tower2.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... Tower3.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... Tower4.png

http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... orage1.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... orage2.png
http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... orage3.png

http://www.lanified.com/downloads/image ... _Grove.png

We run this server as a public service, for you. If you want to join us, add us to your favourites and connect to mine.lanified.com and be sure not to build on or destroy other people's space/constructions. This is a communal server, and we would love it if you joined us. If you want to chat while playing you can also jump on our mumble server, add it to your favourites: voice.lanified.com (default port).

The future of our Minecraft server is bright, and with time we will offer more services where we see fit. We really hope you enjoy your stay and if you have any issues just let us know and we'll do what we can to help you. There are limits to what we can/will do, but we will do our best.

In other news, we have our weekly Broadcasting. Today unfortunately we were unable to have our commentators present and as such we had to cancel our Starcraft 2 King of the Hill event. For the next few weeks we will be taking a break from our Starcraft 2 King of the Hill event, and enjoy our holidays. When it will return is not certain, but we plan to come back fiercely in the new year.

As for our Thursday Team Fortress 2 King of the Hill^2 events... this weekly event is cancelled permanently until further notice. We do not plan to bring this back at this time as we have seen a steady decline in popularity, and these events take a lot of effort to put on. Initially we saw a fair bit of interest, but unfortunately it grew, and then continued to decline. It is unfortunate that our recent injecetion of prize money was not sufficent to provide a second wind for this event series, and as such we are taking down the Thursday time-slot for retooling. It is not yet certain if we wikll return with a new program in the new year for this timeslot, but it is possible. We hope you enjoyed this event, and will enjoy our other events in the mean time.

The cancellation of this event does not affect LAN party tournament design.

If you want to keep up with LANified! updates and events, follow us on facebook.lanified.com


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