One year ago, two of my friends and I decided to play Diablo 3 together when it came out. We were getting used to having LAN parties on weekends and we became quite efficient at it.
-- Quick tip, sit on a couch, PC between your legs and monitor on the PC. Much better than a table.
Since Diablo 3 was no ordinary game we decided to make it a very, very special event. Two years ago we switched over to 50 inch TVs as PC monitors and since this was not to be an ordinary LAN, we brought everything together.
We brought our TVs and computer equipment to my friend's place. We acquired a powerful 7.1 surround sound system We also got our hands on a projector, which was configured to display Winamp Visualisations tuned to the sounds playing in D3. If we were in town, the colors remained calm, and when we fought a boss, the Visu was going wild.
We setup on Friday May 18th and no one was allowed to even create a character until the next day, to maximise our gaming and sleeping cycles. By Saturday morning I was loosing my mind in anticipation. Although Hardcore mode was enticing, we knew someone would die eventually. Instead, we designed a punishment. Whoever dies must drink a Prairie Chicken. A shot of vodka, tabasco and a raw egg. It's not made to taste good, it IS a punishment. And let me tell you, after the first one, our playstyle changed dramatically. (Act 1, the big ass trees with poison pods kills the Wizard and the Witch Doc. The Barb was running away when one of those giant Goat Rynos rammed him up the backside. We all died within a minute of each other. It was fitting).
This vacation lasted until the following Wednesday when we packed up and returned to reality (Act 2 Nightmare, at that point). During those days we gamed to our heart's content, made muffins, Pho (The traditional recipe which takes about a day to cook) and a Pot roast.
It was awesome, and I was a bit sad to leave.
Last edit: 2012-05-29 02:02:59
D3 and Pho, the way to go. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=340709
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