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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:02 am UTC

im free not this weekend, but the next one(1st 2nd 3rd). i reckon a LAN would be the way to go, get a few mates along and whatnot, i havent played any multiplayer AOE in years.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Tahii » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:16 pm UTC

If you're gonna have a LAN make sure you play some decent lan games, such as Quake 3 Team Arena, not AOE!

Anyway, Tahii here from Invercargill. Got the best of both worlds down here - we have Laser Strike (renamed as Lazerland down here, and its better than all the others because I helped build the place), and they also have indoor and outdoor paintball fields nextdoor...

Also, we have a large rather avid LAN gaming group, most of whom are XKCD readers.

So I vote for a meetup down here :)
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:27 pm UTC

could be done with a bit of planning, ill need to get my old falcon back on the road if im going to invers though :p

i really dont know what everyone dislikes about AOE2; apart from rise of nations which(among most of my mates anyway) requires a significantly more powerful computer its still one of the best RTS out there. also, seeing as my gaming rig died about 6 months back and im still a month off getting a new one my skill in FPS would most likely be laughable by now.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Thomtzvi » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:11 am UTC

Would love to go to a NZ xkcd meet up but I can't go if it isn't in Wellington as I have no way to get there. :(
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Orangeyness » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:14 am UTC

Hmm, anyone else from the Hamiltron 8) ?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:31 am UTC

Isn't it Hamilton or some shit now?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:13 pm UTC

I think he was making a funny.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:08 am UTC

Ah. North Island jokes.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:29 pm UTC

The worst best kind of joke :roll:
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:24 am UTC

christchurch show on the weekend of the 15th, that could be a plan.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Jack Saladin » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:09 am UTC

Thomtzvi wrote:Would love to go to a NZ xkcd meet up but I can't go if it isn't in Wellington as I have no way to get there. :(

If it is Nelson it's just a ferry ride and then, uhh, I guess pollywog can pick North Island people up from Picton. You better have a car, pollywog.

I fucking hate taking the ferry though. I vote for the North Island. >.>
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:17 am UTC

Car? Bro, I've got a fucking van.

Yeah, I also have a car. I'm keen to pick people up from picton, but I'm on my restricted, so you'll all be drunk and I'm sober driving you home from a party that got out of control, k?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Jack Saladin » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:20 am UTC

That... sounds fairly accurate anyway?

I just checked and the ferry would be like $100+ return. Huh. Anyone got a boat?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

Yeah, but it can only fit 6 people, and we can't stop it anywhere.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:49 pm UTC

north island eh? could be done. im waiting on a few repairs to my car, but early december i'm due for a 4 day weekend, will get back to you on the date. where in the north are we planning it?

EDIT: if we take a car across on the ferry we only have to pay for a car i think, not individual seats.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:01 am UTC

I have 3/5 weekends off. i am busy this weekend, but then the next 7 days I am free!
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:05 am UTC

No, if you take the ferry you have to pay an exorbitant amount for the car, plus individual seats. And it will be hell of expensive in December.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:08 am UTC

ack, just looked it up, about $350 each way for 4 of us. what a ripoff, the PEI ferry is $45 each way for a car, as many people as you can fit in it.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Jack Saladin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:23 am UTC

Soooo I guess we rent some kayaks. It's not that far is it? Besides, the worst that can happen is we get swept out into the ocean and carried to Antarctica on the currents, where we freeze and/or starve to death.

Hmm.

Edit: Wait, you live in the South Island anyway. Where are we even going? O.o
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:50 am UTC

I think that the top of the south island should be good. Isn't that in the middle?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Jack Saladin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:57 am UTC

In the middle but separated from most of us by the strait which is infinitely more inconvenient than any mere distance.

Why haven't they built a frickin' bridge yet?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:25 am UTC

Ok, so can some one poll where everyone is?

I am in Christchurch.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:31 am UTC

a bridge wouldnt work, last i checked cook strait was home to about three tectonic plates, so any movement would destroy it. as for the poll, ill count myself as christchurch, its close enough.

Christchurch - 2
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Jack Saladin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:03 am UTC

Pfft, they have huge bridges in Japan which is ten times worse than NZ for seismic activity. Don't tell me they can't invent an earthquake-proof bridge.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:20 pm UTC

they also have about 30x as many people in japan, so they can afford to build such things. we on the other hand cant even afford tar-sealed roads.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:14 pm UTC

I'm near enough to Nelson. I'm keen to go to Wellington, cause I've got family there, and know a few other people.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:21 pm UTC

My NZ geography is really out of whack. I lived here for over a year before i realized Auckland was not the capital... Is wellington south island?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:54 pm UTC

Yep. Next to Timaru.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:40 pm UTC

ignore her. wellington is the bottom of the north island.

auckland the capital? as far as im concerned its part of australia, i wonder if we can work out a trade for tazzie?

anyway, votes so far:

christchurch - 2
nelson - 1
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:25 am UTC

PST! Polly is a man.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:27 am UTC

I'm in Wellington.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:31 am UTC

Which, I AM TOLD IS ON THE BLOODY NORTH ISLAND!
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:44 am UTC

*in. You say "in" the North Island, not "on", silly American.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:48 pm UTC

I am Kiwi enough to vote today.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:21 pm UTC

and im intelligent enough not to. the only thing they all have in common is the desire to take away our essential freedoms one at a time, all you are doing is deciding in which order they go. to hell with them if they think im endorsing them, and to hell with their goons(the fuzz) if they think im going to change the way i live because its "illegal"
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:07 am UTC

Well... I voted already. It was... a let down, hours of them bitching at each other, and I vote... and it takes all of 30 seconds.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:15 am UTC

BUMP!
Ok, let's do this thing! It has already been agreed upon that I am buying the first round. Also, how many are going to BDO?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:28 am UTC

I am definitely going to BDO. I will also be spending a bit of time in the North Island in January. I'll get the first 2 months of 2009 off work, and fuck around the country, so if you want to see me and my car (and my ounces and my tabs and my grams and my alcohol), just say so.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:34 am UTC

pollywog wrote:I am definitely going to BDO. I will also be spending a bit of time in the North Island in January. I'll get the first 2 months of 2009 off work, and fuck around the country, so if you want to see me and my car (and my ounces and my tabs and my grams and my alcohol), just say so.
I DO! But... well... I am in America for most of that time... Damn it to hell.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:38 am UTC

Oh well. If you come back, I'll see you then.
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