As I have promised you like a week ago, I'm going to post some pics of this LAN shop called Battlestation 1. Now, if you have been in our place and have been here for quite a long time, you might notice that there are TONS of LAN shops around. For the information of all, this is the "in" business since the past decade, and will be in the next one.
About LAN shops, as I have said, there are many around here and Battlestation 1 is just one of the best ones to hang out in. And by "one of the best", I mean there are numerous chains of this shop around the city (e.g. Battlestation 7, etc...).
1. If you desperately want to use a PC by the time you arrive, you MUST COME EARLY OR COME AT THE TIME THE STORE OPENS SOMETIME AT 8 O'CLOCK.
2. Secure a time ticket, and MAKE IT FAST! You don't want to run out of seats (considering the fact that you are too lazy to go there at 8) when you do this. A time ticket is needed, as it contains the code that is required to be entered in vacant PC's to have your prepaid time logged in.
Protip #1: DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET!
Protip #2: Buy the 11-hours ticket, and nothing else if you are a habitant of this shop. It is only just worth 100Php in our local currency. It would be a ripoff if you would buy the 1-hour ticket which is worth 15php. That's a 65Php saving!
3. Because this shop is public, don't expect the PC's to be in excellent condition. Select a PC (if you have choices), and make sure it has a funtional peripherals such as the mouse and keyboard.
Protip #3: As I have said, because this place is PUBLIC, secure your personal belongings and be vigilant against theft of any kind. I know, it sounds NOT VERY NICE.
4. After you have selected your PC, log in by using the time ticket you have.
Protip #4: Have some friends for goodness sakes! By this, your job in selecting or reserving PC's would be a lot easier. This is because when you have a lot of people to spot for vacant seats, you will have just to negotiate to them that you will use it, and no one else (unless someone negotiated first to them).
5. Play, and have fun!
Protip #5: DO NOT COMPLETELY DEPLETE YOUR TIME! It will disable your ticket, and it will be a big bother because you will have to buy a new one when you can just refill it.
Protip #6: RETURN THE FAVOR... ALWAYS! Now, if you want to log out or your time is depleted, check if one of your friends wants to take his turn to use the PC you have been using. Negotiate!
125 AMD-powered PC units
Accessible, since it is just adjacent to our school. I know right!
Nest of Pro's
Screwed up peripherals
The NOISE! Better bring your own headsets!
Cases of theft observed here. Sad part.
Teeming with schoolboys cutting classes. Don't worry, they are reported. I guess?
Overall Rating: 8.1 / 10 in the Battle Scale!
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