The lag was very frustrating, the lack of tournament structure and communication between the teams was appalling. You know the problems, shouldn't happen again (at least not to that degree).
Also to have a LAN event that only lasts for 24 hours is a bit sad to see, back in my day
(god I feel old), when we had LANs, they would start on Friday and go till Sunday, and you would be able to experience throughout the LAN, all the phases that people would go through. The excitement of seeing everyone on the first day, the people not sleeping the first night and being smashed for the rest of the LAN. The pyramids of energy drinks the food runs etc. Also the competitions are spread out more evenly and people are not expected to play at 3-7am, but perhaps you were looking at more specific feedback on HoN and not the changing the LAN structure as a whole?
I did enjoy the LAN, I would love to see a gaming marathon type event where you host tournaments / competitions for indie/free games where everyone can join in, and everyone gets in the spirit of the LAN environment.
Last but not least, obviously you need to let know the community about the prizes earlier than a week before the LAN, I know this was outside your control but you will need to plan ahead and let the teams know because out of state teams cant easily transport there at short notice. Also if you want other members of the HoN community there (not just teams) perhaps throw some fun competitions in there, most kills in a mid wars game wins gold coins or highest cs in 15 minutes or similar, cause you know, we hon players are a competitive bunch.
My 2 cents
Posted on Tuesday, 7th February 2012