We, LANified! LANparties, write to you today to bring your attention to something that concerns us greatly.
A website we have used to promote our LANs, and has been used to promote other LANs throughout Canada has been hijacked. The website is http://www.lanpartyeh.com .
This is important to us, and the community, because it represents a hostile bid to take over and control the community in an illegal fashion. Furthermore the "founders" of a competing LAN (ProjectXLAN) are now members of the group that has illegally hijacked the website. The ProjectXLAN members who are part of this are Jonathan "Thanatos" B and Benjamin "FishGuy/TenderTiger" B. As such these two individuals are henceforth banned from ALL OF LANified! SERVICES. This includes but is not limited to:
Furthermore, any groups or teams sponsored by ProjectXLAN will no longer be allowed admittance to LANified! LANparty events. Any such groups will have their entrance fees refunded and barred entrance to the events. This only effects teams/groups who are sponsored by them in the future, teams/groups that have been sponsored by them in the past are still welcome to LANified! LANparty events. Jonathan and Benjamin will also be barred entrance to any LANified! events.
We understand that this is something serious to do, but we feel that this kind of behavior should not be tolerated and as such we are boycotting everything to do with ProjectXLAN. We appologize for any inconveniences this may cause people.
Some may ask how we determined they are part of this. Consider this:
A screenshot of lanpartyeh.com as of earlier today: http://www.lanified.com/downloads/PXL_LANparty_EH_2.png
A screenshot of projectxlan.com as of earlier today: http://www.lanified.com/downloads/PXL_LANparty_EH.png
lanpartyeh.com was registered with enom.com, yet it currently points to the IP: 184.108.40.206, which is hosted by godaddy, not the proper host of the website.
Furthermore Gnat, the head Administrator for lanpartyeh.com came to us and informed us that this redirect is completely unauthorized and hostile in nature. Further details about the legitimacy of Gnat's administrative access can be found at: http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comm ... ed_reddit/ . Additionally, several of our staff personally have met Gnat in person and worked with him to some degree for quite some time. As such we verify the validity of him being the proper Administrator of LANpartyEH.com, and not this new group that has taken illegal control.
We appologize for the seriousness of this situation, but the behavior of ProjectXLAN both current and in the past, as well as this new group is and has been detrimental to the LAN party scene both in Calgary and throughout Canada. We will tolerate this no longer.
Minecraft is a great little game, and for some they want it to be more, but not much more. We at LANified! have recently looked into what can be done, as a result we are now running a modified Minecraft server. What does this mean to you? Well now you have some nifty new features!
Anyone who connects and is new will be classified as "default" and have certain limited privileges. Those who play more often will be classified as "regulars". We also have a mod/admin groups for our own special things too.
Default users now get the following additional commands:
- /who (alias for playerlist)
Regulars get all of the previously listed functions as well as:
Do note that only mods/admins can set warps, and the warps will be doled out in limited quantities. We favor the lack of use of warps but will implement them in some circumstances. If you forget the commands and what info about them everyone can use /help. Another IMPORTANTthing to note is that users will now be kicked after 20 minutes of being afk. This is only to protect users from the sheer destructive force of creepers and other monstrosities that will soon lurk the server again. This may be adjusted at a later time. You will not lose anything, it will be as if you disconnected yourself.
If you need regular access contact BloodyIron.
Keeping in touch is important, especially when you're in a deep dark mine shaft. Typing can only do so much, so we decided to open up a VoIP server. So come join us on mumble at voice.lanified.com It doesn't matter what you play, so long as we play together.
If you don't have mumble, pick up at http://mumble.sourceforge.net/. It works on Windows/Mac/Linux and is the lowest latency group VoIP application out there.
Also, today the First Bank of LANified! LANparties opened. This bank (in Minecraft) offers one storage box per player so they can keep certain precious things protected. The storage plots lie in a protected zone of the universe, so only the Admin (BloodyIron) can modify it, preventing from theft and griefing of such items. Access is limited, so choose wisely if you decide you want to put something in, or take something out of your bank box.
If you want a bank box, contact BloodyIron or head to the LANified! forums and make a request post.
Once again S2 Games is sponsoring our great event. As such the tournament prizes have been adjusted to reflect this:
TF2: 15+ Pledges: $120 for 1st place, 25 Pledges: $210 for 1st place, 40 Pledges: $360 for 1st place
HoN: $480 for 1st place. This prize pot does not stagger this event.
SC2: 15+ Pledges: $80 for 1st place, 25 Pledges: $120 for 1st place, 40 Pledges: $200 for 1st place
Thanks for the help S2!
In the mean time, why not join us on our minecraft server? mine.lanified.com
Hope to see you there!
While most of those who came to the event were busy playing their games, one of our staff members (Kyrin to be specific) was putting together something special.
I present to you, LANified! 7: