*if this thread could be kept Strictly on topic for when i require future reference i would be extremely grateful!*
i very good friend of mine is a step closer to his dream of opening a LAN gaming centre with a small in-house eatery.
he has alot of the subjects covered with regards to the start up and running of the Centre and just wants a bit more info from not only the Core Hexus gamers - but also advice from any of its members wishing to contribute.
Taking a role as Mike's creative designer i simply create him logo's, promo's, possible floor plans, posters and so on but i also wanted to hear more from the people with experience in company management, out of home LAN gaming and for this requirement: there is no better place than HEXUS!
the following is a brief email Mike has sent me just to give you the basis of what he is trying to achieve followed by a few questions.
just a few questions below that i would greatly appreciate answers too along with any related comments.We as gamers are a community of our own, a community that the rest of the social world looks upon as nerds, geeks, boring. How would you feel about a place catered specifically to a gamers needs, rejoice in an environment custom built by gamers for gamers. Nerd talk is the norm, no more shying away or strange looks when you discuss your favourite subject in public. Cutting edge gaming technology and the lowest pings physically possible at the moment. Meet and interact with the thousands of gamers living all around you. In every town and every street there is a dedicated gamer with no where to enjoy their hobby besides their own home.
Tech Haven Gaming is a revolution in the social field, founded and operated by long time dedicated gamers with decades of experience to refine what gamers crave when they log in to enjoy their free time. Providing all styles of games, from MMO’s, FPS, RTS, Localised LAN’s for all popular games and those long lost heroes of pre Internet Multiplayer. Also including fully streaming in game combat at the internal snack and beverage bar, forgotten consoles to play with friends while you wait, regular organised tournaments of your favourites and an atmosphere designed entirely around 100% gaming.
(granted its mainly gamer based questions and would appreciate only relevant answers)
truth be told - i'd LOVE to see Mike succeed with this as its been his ambition for a very long time and not only do i want to be a part of it but i want to help him as much as possible along the way!What would you expect to find when you entered Tech Haven?
What would draw you to a local Tech Haven to use your online time?
What can’t you do at your home system that Tech Haven could provide?
would you expect a mixture of retro LAN and modern games, please give examples of a many as you can.
would you participate in various in-house leagues as well as possible cross country leagues, representing Tech Haven
maybe as things progress - this thread could be used as a think tank, a reference and other useful tool in subjects outside my boundaries which i can relay to mike - and in return i would more than be happy to include Hexus as much as possible in terms of links, thank yous, and any other way beneficial way i could to pay back for the help and give back for the help - obviously with consent from Hexus officials . . . i'd like to make more people aware of Hexus - gaming is just a small portion of what this site has to offer!
Thank you VERY much in advance, to all of you!
Andy 'Prime' Booth