Yesterday I left home at 7.45 AM to get to the airport in Copenhagen. It’s time for another i-Series event!
When we landed we took the tube into London, where we were going to meet up with my sister (who lives there). Before she could come to meet us we had like 45 minutes to kill on Oxford street so we went around window-shopping and just looking around a bit.
First up was this place, I think I know someone that might have wanted to be there as well ;P
Walking by the HMV store I found this little gem. It certainly didn’t want to make me want to play Modern Warfare 2 less.
We found a MUJI store as well, selling real Japanese candy with the price-tags in Japanese still there. Awesome feeling to see some Japanese and to be in a “Japanese” store like that. Love it.
After all this window-shopping we had to confess our sins, so we headed over to church.
After we had eaten we left London pretty much right away, around 15:00 or so. The venue is Newbury Racecourse quite a bit outside London, it was really a bitch getting there because we were supposed to take the train from Paddington station, but when we got there, there was this dude we asked about with platform to be on that told us to take this-and-this train to Reading station. We did what he said because we thought it would save us time. Turns out we had to wait an hour at Reading station for the train to Newbury, that was like a local train so it stopped pretty much everywhere.
When we got the venue it was dark as shit and raining and we sort of had to follow some people that looked like gamers and hoped they were going the same place we were supposed to go.
It’s unfortunate to say and I can sort of understand it but – when we got here, we didn’t really get a nice welcoming, in fact we barely got any at all and we had to ask quite a lot of times to even get to know where we were supposed to sleep. It had turned out like 3 days earlier that we had to buy bedding because the beds here didn’t have sheets or anything. So we managed to get someone to drive us to a Tesco store so we could buy duvet covers and pillows and stuff. After that we were pretty beat so we just went to bed pretty much right away.
Today is sort of a bit better, we hope to be done with the game pretty quick and meet some players, meeting the players is always the most fun, no matter if it’s here or at DreamHack.
I just had breakfast and have read up on the stuff that happened on the Internet yesterday (we have no internet or cellular reception at the room we’re sleeping in).
Now I’m gonna get working on the tasks, we have a pretty clear outline but there’s still some work to be done.