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So a friend just posted a pic of quite a few players (including myself) meeting up in Las Vegas a few years back, and I'm getting nostalgic lol.

So, lets do this again, on a large scale with a lot of planning and preparation...

I'd like to arrange the most massive EU meetup in the decade+ that EU has been around, for something of this scale we need a BIIIIIG timeline (no pun intended). So I'm thinking late summer 2015 about a year from now.

The place? I'm thinking Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada Border in the US.


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Why Tahoe?
1st: Because everyone should visit this place at least once in their lifetime.
2nd: Lake, mountains, breweries, casinos, plenty of hotels
3rd: Just trust me, you'll love it, and I can likely set up something epic here.

Requirements: Don't be an asshole

So here's the preliminary thought....

Make a post in this thread (or PM me if you prefer) if your interested in joining in. In the second post I'll add your name (unless you prefer your anonymity) with the status of "registered". Come six or so months from now we move to the "confirmed" stage, as at this point I will know how many are planning to come out and can determine our options based on communal budget. If its just a few, sure, hotels some drinking and gambling, a good time. If its BIG (pun intended) will see what we can do to rent a yacht or a floor of a casino, serious party time stuff.

To clarify, I'm implying budget for a collectively planned event not hotels and food etc., so if you want to come, look at your personal expenses, then think, "hey, I'd throw $X in if we rented a hall, a boat, etc."

When you "register" in this thread, please PM me a rough dollar amount you're comfortable spending for collectively planned activity(s). I'll analyze the total pool, make sure its as balanced and fair for all parties as possible then let all who wish to "confirm" know where the median budget is per person and we can collectively plan how epic to make this. After this point we can determine how to manage the financial end of things to make our reservations.

So lets see whose into this over the next six months shall we?

*Below is for suggestions from potential participants for this meetup*
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*keeping names out of it for the time being until we build some momentum*
 
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Sounds like a good time...if it is possible for me to join on that date....I'm in.
 

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I would be in. Gotta think about the dollars tho.
 

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The place? I'm thinking Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada Border in the US.




Oh god... that.. place.. is beautiful :( I'd be totally down for a meetup at a place like that but I have no idea how in the world I could afford going there from Europe and staying for a while.
 

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first of many bumps.... :yay::yay::yay:
 

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Out of curiosity, is an American meet up likely to get more turn out than on another continent? Mainland Europe for example.
 

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I'd need to know the specific date(s) and then I could plan according to that. This is because I am in the military and must "ask" if I can "leave" my place of "work" in order to go anywhere for an extended period of time. It's like vacation, only you can get denied going so therefore it's called "leave of absence" in the military or leave for short.

If I can get the dates I'll put in for it in advanced and then you can pen me down for the meetup. I wouldn't mind throwing some money down on a yacht rental or something either.

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Subscribing.....would like to but must run it softly by the husband person.
 

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Out of curiosity, is an American meet up likely to get more turn out than on another continent? Mainland Europe for example.
I'd go to Europe again too, doesn't bother me much at all. :)

Edit: Also, if you're there too... fill in the blanks*** ;)

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England next year would be good. :thumbup:


"late summer 2015" is perfect.


 
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Global meetup sound great!
In US.... not so great...

We should raid Gothenburg ;) (only problem that I heard of is price of alcohol)
 

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America makes it a no-go for us too :S

Would love to see a European one, then we might be able to turn up...
 

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If it wasn't on the opposite side of the country i would consider it. I'll have to skip it this time *bump*
 

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We should raid Gothenburg ;) (only problem that I heard of is price of alcohol)
Another vote for England then. :drink:

Scotland may be a seperate country next year and I still haven't got around to renewing my passport! :)


OP: USA isn't the easiest, cheapest or most friendly to non USA resident to access, so you may need to reconsider, or hold a USA and European meetup at similar dates.
 
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Another vote for England then. :drink:
Nahhh, let's meet in Paris / France (even myself i would not choose Paris, beeing french).

But at least, all of you could increase your culture and open your minds(ark).
(unless it is closed already lol).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raft_of_the_Medusa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ra..._de_la_Medusa_(Museo_del_Louvre,_1818-19).jpg


PS : if you meet Mega, dont forget to take your full Zodiac history encyclopedia...
(or prepare for some troubles lol).
I heard he have super-extra-mega perception powers !

But are you uisng a crystal ball too Mega ? :)
 

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I'll bring them and lend them out dont worry Akbar, I'm the sharing kind of guy. ;)


Never been to Paris but I'd stay over. Lived in Holland for 2 years, and visited Germany and Belgium.


I'm sure I could get by in McDonalds and pointing I dont need to take linguistics. :)
 

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Out of curiosity, is an American meet up likely to get more turn out than on another continent? Mainland Europe for example.
To be honest I don't know the real answer to that question. My speculation... probably about the same, maybe a little more, just matters how well its planned.

As far as the data I have on EL, the majority of players are North American at this point, contrary to when I began in 2008. Maybe its just that users of EL are more likely to be north american though, as that's entirely possible as well.
 

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I'd need to know the specific date(s) and then I could plan according to that. This is because I am in the military and must "ask" if I can "leave" my place of "work" in order to go anywhere for an extended period of time. It's like vacation, only you can get denied going so therefore it's called "leave of absence" in the military or leave for short.

If I can get the dates I'll put in for it in advanced and then you can pen me down for the meetup. I wouldn't mind throwing some money down on a yacht rental or something either.

~Danimal
Lets call it Friday Saturday Sunday as a core time frame August 7,8 and 9th. I'm sure some will linger a bit longer especially if its a long trip out for them :)

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As for the England or Europe in general planning, I'm open to going to Europe for a meet for sure. I'm coordinating this specific event for this location though as for me personally, its easier for me to layout something big in familiar territory rather than guessing in a location that I know little about on a local level.

If someone wants to coordinate a European meet, I'm all for it. If you want to do it at the exact same time, maybe could be interesting as well? :)

Will see what time brings.
 

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Would a more centralized area of the US be an option? Maybe Colorado Springs? I know some recreational activities that are legal there but not in other parts of the US :smoke: Plus it would be less costly for those of us on the East side of the US. Also, my cripple girlfriend would be able to go handicap skiing :D
 

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if anyone pay for my flight ticket, im coming!! :)
 

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Btw, is this a BIG Ola 42 event ? Because i'm more than 41 agility... ;)
 

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Btw, is this a BIG Ola 42 event ? Because i'm more than 41 agility... ;)
LOL, will see what comes, maybe we can incorporate events in some way ;)
 

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I echo other sentiments about a European meet. Since the idea is a 'global meet' this would imply ' the more the merrier' and since the vast majority of eu players are from the EU something on this side of the pond would make logical sense.

I have no doubt your proposed location would be badass ! But ultimately I think the power behind that idea was your ability to take control and do all the leg work required to make it awesome . All that a European event would require is someone as enthusiastic as you to take the baton for this side of things.

I see no reason why we cant have a US and EU meet up at the same time and have some live hunting interactive content between us, culminating in who had the most epic party ever , Californian yacht or *insert cooler European equivalent*

:wtg:
 

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LOL, will see what comes, maybe we can incorporate events in some way ;)
Ah cool, then for once I can sell 1k sweats at 2.0 !!

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I echo other sentiments about a European meet. Since the idea is a 'global meet' this would imply ' the more the merrier' and since the vast majority of eu players are from the EU something on this side of the pond would make logical sense.

I have no doubt your proposed location would be badass ! But ultimately I think the power behind that idea was your ability to take control and do all the leg work required to make it awesome . All that a European event would require is someone as enthusiastic as you to take the baton for this side of things.

I see no reason why we cant have a US and EU meet up at the same time and have some live hunting interactive content between us, culminating in who had the most epic party ever , Californian yacht or *insert cooler European equivalent*

:wtg:
Well, anyone of the European persuasion care to cross coordinate for a simultaneous meetup date in both the US and Europe? Lets make it happen :)
 
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