Yeah that’s right… can’t friggin’ believe it myself. Hardfought turned one year old today :-) Check back in the news archives, I registered the domain this day last year and made my first news post. Who’d of ever thought we’d get this far by this time or have seen so much and brought together so many people. It’s a very nice feeling folks, lemme tell ya. Happy Birthday to you Hardfought – hope we can celebrate a few more before the ride is over.
If you missed the Fragwire/Hardfought LAN party, you really missed out on a good time. Almost 100 people showed… we had 8 full teams for the CS tourney, 20 people for the Quake3 1vs1 rail-only tournament, tons of people for the Descent 3 deathmatch contest… Unreal Tournament, DoD, Operation Flashpoint… there was a helluva lot going on. We were able to wrap up the CS tournament in just over 12 hours time, which I think all the teams greatly appreciated. The Q3 tourney went smoothly as well – for the CS, Q3 and Descent 3 matches, we were able to hook up a couple overhead projectors so people could watch matches in big-screen style. I had three HLTV proxies going at once, with one on the overhead. Many might say CS 1.3 is crap, but they did something right with HLTV – that thing is a blast to use and watch matches on. I was impressed to say the least… saw some damn fine teamwork from a bunch of the teams that played. Oh yeah… I set aside a table for the Hardfought regulars that showed, and just about filled it. The HF regs that showed were SaGe, PUPPY, Nad, Mini-Nad, EML, Docnsane, Murder4Hire, Maverick, Relic, Jane, Miklen, Camyen, HaDeS, Brantoc and Buzzsaw. I don’t think I left anyone out… gah! Please tell me if I did, and I’ll get your name up here ASAP. A few of us went out on the town Saturday night after the CS tourney wrapped up… heh :-P I’ll save that one for a rainy day ;-) It was really really nice to meet all of you face-to-face that I hadn’t already met before… the pleasure was all mine. I just wish we all coulda spent more time together. The Hooters girls showed and delivered the 1000 hot wings. We couldn’t get them away from PUPPY. No, I’m not joking, either, we really couldn’t :-) I played a total of about 19-20 games of chess and not one person could beat me… *sigh* So the video and NIC card I have to give away will just have to wait until the next event.
I wanna thank Bill, Shawn and the rest of the Fragwire crew for letting me participate in their event and helping out. I was asked aboard to help out with the next Fragwire LAN and I’ve accepted. Should be just as fun next time if not better, the Fragwire gang was a blast to work with. I’ll post here when the next LAN will be if anyone wants to go/come back. Oh yeah – I took about 80 pictures or so. I’ll start posting tonight or tomorrow on those, there’s a lot to sort through. Also, I have the rankings and results from both the CS and Q3 tournaments. I’ll post all of that info as well over the next couple days, so be sure to check back soon.
To wrap things up, a couple other news worthy items to share with ya. One – Nexus is no more :-( I left the Q3 part of the clan last week and the rest didn’t wanna keep it going so it’s dissolved as has the CS part of our clan. Was fun while it lasted… I had a great time playing with everyone from both teams, especially the CCTF crew. We were the number one team playing competitively with that mod for a very long time and our record proves it. Somethin’ to tell the grandkids :-P Also, you may or may not have noticed, but nexus.hardfought.org resolves to www.hardfought.org now, so please start using that now if ya could please, especially if you want the msgboard to function 100% correctly when checking for new posts from your last visit.
That’s all from me for now gang. Check back soon for the LAN pics and stuff. Gonna go celebrate Hardfought’s B-day with Scout and Ed :-P See ya online…