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Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Neomancer » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:46 am

The staff have had a long discussion, and we've decided to increase ticket prices by £5. The new pricing scheme is £27 Early bird and £30 on the door prices, this we feel is a reasonable cost increase. The last price change was a considerable time ago, and we feel that that by cost, we still offer very good value for money, this money will go towards new ongoing costs in bold below, which will allow us to sustain all the stuff we have included over the years without increases, such as generous prizes, breakfast, Staff Coke and Hooker fund* etc etc

Just again for transparency for those who do not know us as well, WestLAN is not for profit, the Staff don't get paid (unless you count Friday lunch) for our time or transport costs etc, any profit we make goes into a kitty to give us a safety net for kit replacement, expansion or to cover a low attendee LAN etc if we are going to make a loss etc.

Why are we putting the price up?

  • Hall Price has increased over time and power usage costs, we have absorbed these increases over time.

  • Kit Storage, previously spread between staff, circumstances have changed on this for various members of staff, and ideally we want to centrally locate kit for ease of loading up, its down to us individually load a car of kit at home and drag to the LAN. so a central storage makes it easier for all to help each other out

  • Potential Internet connection upgrade - to potentially contribute towards the cost between a ADSL2 19Mbit line and a FTTC 80/20 Mbit line which will hopefully allow us to back off internet QOS, port blocking etc and generally enhance the experience for all attendees, Steam Cache etc will still run to mitigate usage. - We need to discuss with the hall, but if we have to make it 0 Cost to them we would be surprised they would say no.

  • General cost of your beautifully crafted artisan cooked Sunday breakfast roll served by our ex-chef MikeTheGreek (don't ask why hes ex chef, hes legally bound not to further discuss the case, its fine though)

  • New servers and network kit - our server platform needs upgrading to support game servers, again we have been lucky to have access to personal kit owned by staff which has been loaned to run our game servers. we need to invest and keep our stuff up to date.

  • Decent Prizes - you like em, we like giving em.

Any questions or anything else, feel free to ask :)

* Mike, can we have a coke and hookers fund?

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby ShaneC » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:52 am

That's still very good value for what you guys do. If you had to add a couple more quid to cover the FTTC, I'd also be happy to pay that.

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby ManaTime » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:16 am

When will these prices go up? :)

EDIT - realized you posted this in the 37 thread.. So i'm guessing from this LA N and the rest, My mistake!
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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Neomancer » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:00 am

ShaneC wrote:That's still very good value for what you guys do. If you had to add a couple more quid to cover the FTTC, I'd also be happy to pay that.

Cheers.


FTTC install and costs are included in our price increase. So there won't be any need for that. It's mainly that we may need to cover the yearly cost of the line upgrade rather than eclipse "flexing" the line for the LAN. At each event. The two main expenses are in bold and any extra cash just goes to top up the others.

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Slyce » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:40 am

This is still super cheap! The price increase will not affect my decision to attend future events :)

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Postby GiraffeKOOOO » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:15 pm

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby egg99 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:20 pm

Totally reasonable! I'd give a limb to attend LAN so this is pittance in comparison! :)

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby xconspirisist » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:59 pm

Egg, the ticket price for you has increased by 1x limb. :)

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Neomancer » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:01 pm

If we sell limbs on the black market we can have the coke and hooker fund Mike won't let us have?

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Freelance » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:14 pm

Neomancer wrote:If we sell limbs on the black market we can have the coke and hooker fund Mike won't let us have?

Just alias it as "hard drive fund"
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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby ManaTime » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:36 pm

Neomancer wrote:If we sell limbs on the black market we can have the coke and hooker fund Mike won't let us have?


Can we have dr pepper instead?
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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby egg99 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:16 pm

Which limb would you like to sell?

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby Neomancer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:20 pm

Why, are you buying?

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby egg99 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:43 pm

Poorly worded. Which limb would you like ME to sell to fund your hooker habits?

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Re: Ticket prices have increased by £5

Postby xconspirisist » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:39 pm

I'm excluding myself from future replies to this thread to stop myself getting arrested... :mrgreen:


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