Quick! Go here. See that countdown clock? What does it say?! Exactly! That’s how long until rAge starts, and when you think rAge, what do you think of? Exactly again! You think a weekend of unbridled gaming and 2,000 people getting sweaty together during the NAG LAN @ rAge. Hear that, NAG reader? That is the sound of inevitability; the sound of people shrieking in horror because they didn’t get their butts into gear in time to get tickets for the LAN.
So here’s the deal: rAge is on 4 to 6 October 2013 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. Tickets for the NAG LAN @ rAge will go on sale on 31 August 2013 at precisely 09:00. Tickets cost R400 each and will be limited to two per person. This year will be slightly different in that Computicket won’t be responsible; instead, you’ll only be able to buy tickets from www.itickets.co.za.
There are good reasons for this, as Michael “RedTide They Call Me The Ed” James can relay:
“We’re not going to be using Computicket this year because they’ve let us down two years in a row and didn’t seem very sorry the last time they screwed up. The new ticketing solution is www.itickets.co.za, the downside is that they don’t have a physical presence – so unfortunately there are no stores you can walk into so ticket sales are only online. For those of you who can’t buy stuff online for whatever reason we are truly sorry. They do have a phone-in option but it will still mean having to give them your credit card info telephonically.”
As for the two ticket limitation per person, the reasoning should be obvious to anyone who has missed out on purchasing NAG LAN @ rAge tickets from legitimate sources:
“Sadly circumstances have forced this option as there are many low life opportunists who buy stacks of tickets and then sell them at a higher price to desperate people. Bottom line, never buy scalped tickets from anyone ever because you just mess it up for everyone else in the long run.”
Alright everyone, so that’s all the information you need for now. Set 7 trillion alarms and notifications on your cell phone for the night of 30 August 2013. The good news is that 31 August is a Saturday, which means you won’t have to worry about pesky things like jobs and school getting in the way of your online ticket purchasing.
See you all at rAge!