So I help run a unique Laser Tag operation in Melbourne Australia with TOG|Geng (both big NS2 fans!). Our guns are heavy chunky and accurate military style bad boys and we have our own software that drives the game modes such as 'Domination' (ala Call of Duty).
I have already spoken to Geng about this and we are keen to use our technology for a big release party when NS2 goes gold (is that term still used with digital downloads?). Locally we also have the 'Mana Bar' (run by Autralian gamer Yug and Yahtzee of zero punctuation fame) who I'm sure would be happy to get involved with after drinks etc utilising their gaming bar on Brunswick St.
We would need assistance on this project from the community.
- someone NEEDS to make a giant Onos model for the event to look down on people and demand their respect ( this is an essential part ;) ) - we plan to alter our gaming software to allow certain elements of the real game to be played on the laser tag arena (resource nodes, power, infestation etc) and could do with some programming assistance to get that done faster - although we could utilise current locations on our books if someone knows of a suitable venue for this event lets hear some ideas - someone to make easy to slip on (and off) marine cosplay outfits for the players? (5 a side) - artists (or set builders) to help with scenery to theme the place up all space station like (we were thinking big stretchy canvases around to spray paint on) - people to promote the event where they can - sponsors for prizes, catering, beer? - people to attend the event and make it a success ;)