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4.9 MiniLan 9/26/09

Name MiniLan 4.9
Date: Saturday Sept 26th 2009
Time: 11am to Midnight
COD 4/5 (depending on how many people have each)
Warcraft 3
Crysis Wars

Price: $5

(this is just a recommended schedule to give everyone an idea of what to play and when, this will help have full servers)
11am Setup
noon Trackmania
1pm Trackmania
2pm Warcraft 3
3pm Demigod
4pm Crysis Wars
5pm Crysis Wars
6pm Dinner time
7pm COD
8pm COD
9pm L4D
10pm TF2
11pm TF2
Midnight Cleanup and tear down

List of people who are coming, please post up and let us know you will be there!

Linky +1 friend
Nacelle +3
Dreyvas +1
Leonres-evil2 +2
Nafun +2
Slurms McKenzie

I know there are more, please let me know!!

Click HERE to visit the forum discusion on this topic


v19 Games and Tournaments


FPS Tournament


Format: Random Teams

Sponsored by: Gamdias

Prize: Hermes Lite Mechanical Keyboard (GKC1000RD) (one other mechanical keyboard for one of the six players, originally planned for 5 players)

Rules: HERE


MOBA Tournament


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Format: Random Teams

Sponsored by: Roswill

Prize: RK-9000V2 RE Mechanical Keyboard

Rules: HERE


"Other" Tournament


Format: Bring Your Own Team

Sponsored by: OCZ

Prize: OCZ Trion 240GB SSD

Rules: HERE




Old School Tournament 

Old School Game to be announced at the LAN


Sponsored by: OCZ

Prize: OCZ Trion 240GB SSD



Subject to change if necessary



If you are planning on staying overnight here are a few suggestions for places to stay. If you have stayed in any of the following places please feel free to post up suggestions and feedback on our forums. If you are looking for a free place to stay locally please make sure to post in the forums ahead of time to see if anyone has an extra room. We will also have some space at the building for people who want to camp out with a sleeping bag.


Holiday Inn Express The Holiday Inn Express has consistently received praise from its customers for the clean, modern and spacious rooms with many amenities including cable TV, indoor pool, exercise room, high-speed internet access and a free continental breakfast. Handicapped rooms are available. For more information and reservations call 419-2382600 . You can also view the facility by visiting HERE




Comfort Inn The "old" Holiday Inn is now called the Comfort Inn. You can read a little more about it HERE. When this hotel was the Holiday Inn Express a few of our Lan attendees were big fans. Flat screen TV's, cable TV, indoor pool, exercise room, high-speed internet access and a free continental breakfast. Handicapped rooms are available.. You can call them and get prices at 419-232-6040 or 1-800-465-4329


fountainwinnFountain Inn The Fountain Inn is a beautifully maintained historic Inn located along the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. The Inn's yester-year charms with its modern conveniences offers home comforts. The Inn is located in downtown Van Wert, right across from the YMCA and the Brumback Library. Right beside the Inn is the award-winning Fountain Park, where noted musicians perform in our Summer Music Festival every Friday evening. From the Inn you can take a bike ride or stroll down memory lane in downtown Van Wert. Otherwise, if you would prefer to relax and stay indoors, the Inn has a movie collection for the lending. The rooms are quiet, clean, and tastefully decorated with queen-sized beds, cable color TVs, refrigerators, microwaves and full baths. They offer free High-Speed Wireless Internet, free local phone calls and free fax service. Finally, ask them about their complimentary "Health Center" day pass at the YMCA and enjoy all the member benefits. To learn more about this facility, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information, directions, or reservations call their office at 419-238-3330.

guestkeeperinnGuestkeeper The Guestkeeper is an independently owned and operated motel with 46 rooms. With reasonable prices and clean facilities, the Guestkeeper is an ideal lodging destination for couples or families who do not require extensive recreational activities. They cater to those seeking a no-frills stay whether it's for overnight or an extended stay. The motel has in-room internet access, continental breakfast and a “pets allowed” policy. You can also get rooms with three full-size beds if you are looking to pack as many people in the room as you can. For more information contact them at 419-238-3700 or visit their website at



Here is a listing of most of the VW eateries. 


Bob Evans

716 West Ervin Road
Van Wert

735 Fox Road
Van Wert

Orchard Tree Family Restaurant
1058 West Main Street
Van Wert

Black Angus on Main
222 E. Main Street
Van Wert


Peking Chinese Restaurant
115 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH

Hong Kong Buffet
349 Towne Center Blvd.
Van Wert, OH

China Town Express
720 East Main Street
Van Wert, OH  


Mi Ranchito
865 N. Washington St
Van Wert, Oh

El Mexicano Restaurant
1198 Westwood Drive
Van Wert, OH 


Klosterman Pizza Co.
1017 East Main Street
Van Wert, OH

Pizza Hut
735 West Ervin Road
Van Wert, OH  

Nicko's Pizza
404 S. Wayne Street
Van Wert, OH  

Wild Willy's
209 S. Washington St.        
Van Wert, Ohio

Little Caesars Pizza
635 West Ervin Road
Van Wert, OH
(419) 232-2623

Fast Food

872 N Washington St
Van Wert, OH

Burger King
1101 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH

Dairy Queen
1222 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH

McDonald’s South VW
1162 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH

McDonald’s North VW Near 30
101 Christopher Crossing
Van Wert, OH

1112 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH

109 Town Center Blvd.
Van Wert, OH

Taco Bell
1280 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH

1234 South Shannon Street
Van Wert, OH



B & K Drive-In
835 West Main Street    
Van Wert, OH

Brookside Convenience Store
1301 West Main Street
Van Wert, OH

Rocky Top Ice Cream
500 West Ervin Road
Van Wert, OH

The Sycamore  Ice Cream
1126 Westwood Dr.
Van Wert, OH



CJ's Sidepockets
123 North Washington Street 
Van Wert, OH

Century Bar
137 East Central Avenue
Van Wert, OH

Old South Tavern
213 East Main Street
Van Wert, OH


Hotel Reviews from LanOC Attendees

Contact us if you want to let everyone know about your experience at any of the local hotels/Motels. 


D-RAYMAC here...and I had the pleasure of staying at the Fountain Inn in Van Wert for Lanoc v19. While the inn isn't the most aesthetically pleasing lodging option around town, it makes up for it by giving you BIG bang for your buck and being a budget gamer, this is exactly what I was needing! Lets go ahead and get the negative out of the way first. The building is dated as you can see with their bathroom sinks, hardware in the bathtubs, and some drywall and ceiling finishes. From what I can tell the inn has gone through a few renovations in its time and things are a bit wonky to the eye(conduit for electrical wiring on the outside of the wall, etc.) That is where my criticisms come to a halt. As for the bang for my buck, it started when I first arrived and met an extremely friendly staff. They had a very easy check in process(I used an online booking service but the staff encouraged me to let everyone else know that in the future to call the inn direct to book your stay and mention the lan to get their cheapest rate)and I felt taken care of from the start. We chatted about what brought me to town and they quickly understood I was in town for that "game thing on Fox Rd." Yes folks, the word is out in Van Wert about us "playing games and drinking soda" as the staff member lovingly put it. After getting to my room, I noticed the first thing I always look for when staying at a hotel/motel. I had a clean room! From the carpet to bed sheets to no dust on fixtures, everything was tidy and well kept. The amenities are really where things shine here too. At nearly half the cost of the chain hotels around the area, I still had free wifi, cool blowing air conditioning, a microwave and semi-tall fridge, plus a good looking flat panel television all with being the closest lodging option to the current location of the lan which is the Senior Center. My only other nit pick would be the size of the rooms. As a 6'4" plus sized man, I felt the room to be a bit small. I will say that there is plenty of room to get around the bed and to the bathroom but don't expect to do cartwheels here. Believe me, I tried! There is adequate room for your overnight bag and items from the day and/or snacks, Bawls, snacks, and oh, did I mention snacks? Seeing as I only spend about 8-9 hours at the MOST in the hotel during a lan event, cost is a big factor and I feel my money was well spent at the Fountain Inn. So, for the next event, if you don't feel like getting a kink in your back or neck from sleeping under the lan tables and don't want to break the bank, give them a ring and check their rate and be sure to mention you will be in town for the "game thing!" :-) Happy Gaming Everyone!









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Game list

This is the official list of games that got the most demand via our forums. These titles are going to get the most attention, so if you're thinking about picking up some for the LAN, now is the time. Please have them installed and updated before the LAN. Remember: This list is not intended to restrict any gameplay; if you have a title you want to play, by all means you're welcome to get a game going. This list is meant to help for planning and preparation.

We are in the proccess of getting this list together via your feedback on our forums. 


Don't be upset we aren't playing what you want to play if you don't post up. We make the list from the responses to that post.





Event Pricing

When our tickets first go on sale they are $20, typically they sell out during this time. Around a month before the LAN the price goes up to $25. We do not currently do at the LAN pricing because we lock down seating 2 weeks before the LAN to make nametags and everything else. 

General Admission 

To keep everyone's expensive equipment safe we don't allow spectators or general admission. 

Buying a space for a friend

You can buy more than one seat and just input your friend's information into the seat or transfer the seat directly to your friends LanReg account email. You MUST put in your friend's username and email by the lockdown time (a little over 2 weeks before the event). Without this, we won't be able to order them a namebadge and without a namebadge, they can't get in or out of the event. 

Multiple monitors and screen size limitations

Due to both space and power limitations we don't allow multiple monitor configurations unless you buy a second seat. As for larger monitors the general rule of thumb is that you need to be able to fit ALL of your monitor on your 3 foot wide desk space. We can't allow things to hang off the table into the isles because it can become an obstruction.

Is my system too powerful?

Overall the total wattage of your power supply isn't a concern, it is the amount of power that your computer draws. It is generally more of an issue when running multiple video card configurations. We don't police this unless we start to have power issues on your circuit. If we have issues, we may ask you to turn off SLI or Crossfire while at the event to prevent other issues. You can avoid this by getting two seats, but due to the limited number of seats we have compared to how many people who want to come we don't want multiple seats to be taken up unless it is needed.

How is our raffle handled?

Every person who pays for a seat gets a number on their name badge. We enter everyone’s name into the drum and draw out numbers multiple times per day (you can find the times on the schedule). If you are not in the building or do not respond in a timely manner we will put your name back into the raffle. You can't give your ticket to anyone else if you leave. Buying multiple seats won't get you any additional raffle tickets as well. If at the end of the event we have prizes left over we will take everyone's name badges and do a second drawing.

Is the staff included in the raffle?

Sadly we try to keep this split up so that there aren't any questions as far as the integrity of our raffle. We do host a small staff raffle for the staff the night before but keep in mind all of the work that the staff puts into the event for everyone and make sure to thank them when you have a chance!

How do you handle tournaments?

Long before our events start we ask for game/tournament suggestions. We take this list and put together a poll and vote. The games that win will be our tournament as long as it is possible. We try to make sure the list only consists of tournament ideas that will fit into the schedule and that don't have other limitations that prevent them from being a fair tournament. We do sometimes let the staff pick a tournament or two as well, especially when tournament variety gets stale, to keep things exciting. Once you are at the LAN you can sign up for our tournaments on our internal website. Please keep in mind that we do host more than one tournament at the LAN and with that we have to make considerations  to keep each tournament limited to our scheduled window of time. 

What about games that aren't tournaments?

Well, we are open to playing anything, we do ask that you post it up ahead of time if possible so we can get it up on our game list and so we can make sure our network is configured to handle it properly. At the LAN you can reach out to people on our shoutcasting on the internal website or in the looking to play channel on our Teamspeak.

What is the Old School Tournament all about?

This is a big tradition at LanOC. We pick out a game and don't announce the title until the tournament starts. The reason for this is to try to keep the playing field as level as possible. The goal when picking a game is to find a game that most everyone has played but no one has played recently. We are always open to game suggestions, please post them up on our Master Old School Recommendation List. This way we can keep the games in mind for future events.

What do we use for voice communication at the LAN?

Both at the LAN and the rest of the year we use the most up to date version of Teamspeak. You can find our online server address on the right side of this website. At the LAN you can find the on network Teamspeak information on the home page of our internal website. We will ask you to use this for tournaments and other gaming. Please do not try to use other off-network communications, they add additional load to our internet.

Tabletop games at the event

As long as we have room we are perfectly fine with tabletop games. We try to make sure we have a table or two setup for people to eat, hangout, etc. If there isn't a table ask a member of the staff and we will do our best to help you out.

Bringing your own console

This question comes up a lot. We don't mind people bringing a console and hooking it up to their monitor at their table. We have even had people sign up for a seat and bring a TV and console for them and their friends to play on. Sometimes we can even let you setup in the back room for this as long as we don't have other events planned back there but you will need to check with us before doing this. We can't, however, provide any sort of projector or TV for this use typically.

Can I participate in all of the tournaments?

You can play in multiple, but we do sometimes run more than one at the same time. When signing up please keep an eye on the start time to make sure that there are no obvious overlaps.

Can I rent a PC or Monitor?

If you need help with something, post up on the event forum asking for help. We don't provide anything but generally if you ask far enough ahead someone might be able to help you out.

Can I sell stuff at the event?

We do have a for sale table for this exact reason, prior approval is required if you are a business

Can I bring a game server?

Of course! We just ask that you bring it up to the staff area and have it hooked up at "server row". This way it doesn't add power load to your table and it gets the best possible connection. You will need to be able to manage your system remotely.

What are the prizes for tournaments?

We do our best to make sure we have great prizes for every tournament but most of the time we don't announce the prizes until we are at the event. This helps deter those who only come for prizes as well as give us time to make sure we have enough prizes to spread around. We do our best to keep the tournaments about having fun more than about what you will win.

Is my system safe?

We do our best to keep the people in the building just to attendees and at night we lock down the room and don't allow equipment to come or go from the building. Having said that, you are still responsible for keeping your area secure. That means don't leave things sitting around that someone could snatch up. We also ask everyone to keep an eye on your neighbors. If you see someone poking around that isn't the person sitting there don't be afraid to say something to them or to staff.

Event Parking

Our location has parking available around our building and the building next door. There is also parking behind the building next to us. You can pull up and bring your hardware in then try to park as far away to leave room for everyone else. Please make sure you don't block access to the parking areas in front of and behind the building next to us.

If you have other questions please feel free to post on the forums or contact Wes directly, we can take those questions and add more to the FAQ to help people in the future.

Refunds and Seat exchanges

Sadly we do not refund seat purchases. As money comes in we are picking up the supplies and equipment needed for the events as well as paying for all of our additional operating costs. We do allow you to give you seat to someone else if you would like or if you would like you can give it back to the event for someone on our waiting list to pick up. There are a couple things to keep in mind here. First, we will only do seat exchanges up until two weeks before the event. We have order namebadges at that time. Also if you end up buying a seat that is given back to the event you will need to pay the current price of the ticket. If you are looking to do a seat exchange with a friend you can handle it yourself using the seat transfer option on LanReg.


Event Rules


PC Players must supply the following: PC - Monitor - Keyboard - Mouse - Mouse pad - Headphones - 25ft Cat5 cable - power strip - Games that you plan on playing along with any updates needed, internet to update is not guaranteed

1) There is to be no drinking or illicit drugs at the event. Anyone caught with it will be immediately escorted from the event. Coming back to the event under the influence and being obnoxious will get you a warning and then if you don't stop you will be asked to leave. 

2) Due to the amount of power required by all the systems we must ask you to not bring any power consuming electronics with you. This includes Microwaves, toasters, bar fridges, etc.

3) No refunds will be given, Sorry but once the money comes in. It's put to good use on equipment or supplies.

4) Cheaters will automatically be removed from the event and if it takes place during a tournament, the clan as a whole will be removed from the tournament.

5) Any theft that takes place will result in a permanent ban on the individual and we will contact the police.

6) Though smack talk is common at an event such as this, we will warn then remove anyone using racist remarks, or derogatory comments.

7) We've worked hard at getting a good group of knowledgeable staff on hand to help with issues. We ask that you do NOT touch the network or any other lanoc equipment *projectors and consoles included

8) Don’t share anything that you wouldn't want everyone to see

9) Respect the people helping at the event. We will not tolerate anyone disrespecting a staff member.

10) Sometimes we will have to make calls that you don't like in regards to tournaments, rules, or the network. In the end the staff has the final say. 

11) Headphones only, please. No speakers allowed. This many speakers in one place would create an incredible noise and distract those around you.

12) A surge suppressing power strip is required to protect your equipment from surges. Uninterruptible Power Supplies are not allowed because these drain excessive power from our power grid and will cause an outage (including UPS’s built into power strips).

13) You are responsible for any damage done to the building and LanOC equipment. This includes soda spills and damage to tables. We will pass any charges from the building on to you to any damage done.

14) There is no smoking in our current location, this includes ecigs as well

15) We typically have a limited amount of internet bandwidth, we do our best to give the best gaming experience to everyone at the LAN. We do file shaping and we keep an eye out for high bandwidth usage. This means no torrenting and if a staff member asks you to check for viruses or programs running in the background please do what you can to help. If we can't find you or figure out who's PC it is we are seeing the traffic come from there is also a chance your network will be turned off until we can track you down to find the problem.

These rules are subject to change at any time.

While every effort is made to ensure a safe environment for you and your system, the hosts of this event (LanOC, staff, and volunteers) accept no liability for damage or loss occurred while participating in the event, this includes but is not limited to damage to your property (computer, car etc), virus infection, theft and personal injury. The act of transporting sensitive electronic devices (such as computers and monitors) is hazardous to the proper operation of such devices and may cause physical damage to their sensitive electronic components. Connecting your electronic equipment to the network and power grid may subject the equipment to viruses, power surges, brownouts, blackouts, and other hazardous conditions. Attendance is at the participant's own risk, and it is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they have adequate anti-virus protection, firewall, surge protected power strips, etc. You may be ejected from the LanOC for breaking any of these rules or at the discretion of LanOC Staff. You are not entitled to a refund if you are ejected for any reason.



10:00 am Doors Open
11:10 am Early Bird Raffle, Old School Tournament announced
12:30 pm Old School tournament signups close
01:15 pm Old School Tournament Starts
04:00 pm Raffle
05:00 pm Rocket League BYOT Tournament signup locked at this time
06:00 pm Rocket League BYOT Tournament
08:00 pm Overwatch Random Teams Tournament signup locked at this time
09:00 pm Overwatch Random Teams Tournament
12:00 am Midnight Raffle
02:00 am Lockdown, no equipment leaves after this time


10:00 am Doors ReOpen
10:30 am Early Bird Raffle
12:00 pm League of Legends Random Tournament signup locked at this time
01:00 pm League of Legends Random Tournament Starts
05:40 pm Cleanup, please have your PC turned off and picked up
06:00 pm Final Raffle
06:30 pm Doors Close

Schedule is subject to change

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