LAN stands for Local Area Network. The idea is to connect the PC's or laptops of participants with each other through a fast local network. The computers and a single UTP cable are being brought by the participants of the LAN party (you can also buy UTP cables at the event) and the network equipment & servers are being taken care of by FoM and their crew.
When your PC has been connected to the network you can play any game you like against the other participants without any delay. Every server on the LAN is fast and lag doesn't exist there.
Basic Internet access will be provided (web surfing).
We use an advanced QoS (Quality of Service) system to make sure your games have absolute priority on the internet connection. Other traffic has a lower priority and is treated as ‘best effort’.
If you want to play your favourite MMOG online at FoM, such as World of Warcraft, then please ask for instructions at the helpdesk or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you want to be sure. However, we always provide the fastest possible internet speeds available in Belgium and most online games will be available at the start of the event.
Pay attention when bringing a console like PlayStation or Xbox. They can fall back to NAT type ‘strict’ or 3 and we can’t do anything about that.
Parking spots are free of charge. When arriving at the venue a crewmember will advise you where you can park your car, you have to follow his instructions in order to avoid chaos at the parking.
When a crewmember approaches you while parking your car and he suggests you to park your car somewhere else then you will have to follow his instructions.
At all times it is forbidden to block an emergency exit with your car. The road and the entrance and exit of the emercency road must always be accessible. (This road leads to the right gate when you stand in front of the halls.)
Emergency exits are only being used in emergency situations! As long as there is no evacuation you must leave or enter the hall by its normal entrance and exit.
Like in every public event or festival, it's strongly recommended to look out for your valuables. Don't leave your pc's unattended for longer periods of time. In case you and your fellow clanmembers are sleeping at the same time, make sure you store your cell phones, wallet, expensive mice, mousepads and headsets.
If you are bringing a laptop, locking it to the table will ensure more safety as well.