I have been crazy busy! This blog post was supposed to go out months ago!
We bought new gear, had a big LAN party, and have been doing small mini LANs at Koot’s.
Future Page – Finally finished the first version of the “Future” page that lists out where we are going and what we will be. It needs a little work but it conveys the information I want to share. Within the future page I also posted links to pages I had in the original site that had information on the specifics of Warehouse 49 services such as prices and game list. Those pages are not set in stone but it gives you an idea of the design and structure Warehouse 49 is going for.
Sponsorship Page – I added a sponsorship page so that businesses and gamers alike who want to support us in a greater way can do so. We also wanted to showcase who we have been working with and who is working with us.
VIP Page – You can finally get more benefits and help support Warehouse 49 with great VIP packages.
Game Night Mini LAN @ Koot’s
Koot’s started having a game night every Thursday that the owner of the Alleyway Grille was hosting. When I saw that I approached them and asked if there was anything I could do to help and they asked me to host game night for them. Without much hesitation I agreed and we have been working together to make Koot’s a better gaming venue, who would of thought!?
We decided to have a full on LAN event at Koots to show them what we can do and to show that there is a gaming audience in Alaska. We took over Koots for a single day and even had a special drink and food menu. Overall the event went awesome. We even surprised Koots with how many people were there. We ended up with 75 gamers showing up and have over 80 people all together supporting us.
I reached out to Discord for our LifeLAN and they responded that they would not be sponsoring us. I sent them another request for Game Night at Koots and this time they said we could become part of their HypeSquad. They did accept us after the event but this should make it easier for future events I am hoping. We should be getting a swag box to give away at our LANs. We are pretty excited about that!
Full on 10gb netowrking
The gear I said we bought was equipment to upgrade our core networking to all 10gb. From router to distro switches we are 10gb. If only we could get 10gb internet we would be set. Basically what this means is that we now have the infrastructure to start hosting services (Cache, intranet, voice, and more) without worrying about slowing anything down.