Ready or not here I come! Well almost Just finishing up breakfast then pack a few more things and off I go to grab Inien on the way up to Blizzcon! Woke up early with kind of a nasty headache but I seem to have got it to subside a bit. Really looking forward to the show. Hoping to get a chance to get some good Diablo III playtime in! I’m also wondering if they plan to sneak any surprises in the opening ceremony or anything. Be sure to watch my twitter!
Yes! This year thanks to my lovely lovely wife *big kiss* Inien and I are going to Blizzcon. I had my wife, and one of my friend helping me along with Inien and I trying to get a good place in the queue. My wife managed to get in the queue at just about 2000. I got in at 6000, my friend at 5000, and Inien 21000.
I was so disappointed last year when we missed out, hopefully this year is even better!
Well Blizzcon 2009 is over and what a Blizzcon it was! I really wish Inien and I had got tickets. I’m told bummed over all the exclusives they had their this year they never did anything like that the previous 3 years. The feed wasn’t too bad, we watched it on high and it buffered every once in a while. The most annoying thing was them cutting off the feed for the contests. If you followed my twittering though it was all pretty exciting.
The new expansion was as rumored and then some. I’m very excited about some of the new ways to customize your characters even more. The reforging and path of the titans is sounding awesome. They also mentioned my Dwarf treasure finding skill will become useful again in the expansion. Chests will make a return! The redesign of the entire new world shows Blizzard has some major dedication. I have been playing MMO’s my entire life and I have never seen one add as much free content as Blizzard, nor advance the game and the story as they do. A lot of whining on the forums about the new race/class combos (booowhooo) but I think the majority of the people will welcome it. The new races will bring another unique flavor to the world. The revamp of the talent system and the inclusion of the new mastery stat and condensing of some other stats is HUGE. I can’t believe they are taking on that along with having rebuilt the entire old world.
We still have a big event to end up the current expansion which is just as exciting! They went over a little bit of what will be in 3.3 and man it is a doosy! I can’t believe they are adding in 3 more 5 man dungeons as part of the event along with the raid dungeon. As many of you know the 5 man dungeons are certainly my favorite. It sounds like Arthas will be killed and then something about what is going on in Northrend (we are distracted) allows the cataclysm to occur. Then the whole thing about Thrall wasn’t revealed but that basically he is powerful shaman and the world is being torn apart and we should put two and two together.
Inien and I would have rather been there but we enjoyed the stream. Hopefully next year we can get tickets! I wish they would hold it in San Diego for more space
Really excited about Blizzcon tomorrow. Totally bummed I didn’t get tickets to go, but probably just as well I’ve spent so much money this month! The $40 stream is much easier on the pocket book! Inien is going to be heading over to my house tomorrow for the festivities. I even purchased the TV out adapter for my laptop for the occasion. We’ll certainly be more comfortable than those sitting in the hard chairs at Blizzcon.
Looking forward to news about all 3 games, WoW, Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. I hope they clear up some WoW rumors, I’m almost positive that we’ll see a new Diablo 3 class debut, and those lucky Blizzcon attendees will get to play an even more polished Starcraft 2.
I did a lot of questing in Icecrown mostly. I had a good time though, there are a lot of huge quest chains in the zone. I’m still only like half done with all the quests for that zone. As my Disc gear is improving so is my PvP/SoL build It is kind of funny I’m sturdy enough now to tank big elite melee mobs in the 3 person quests
This quest chain pictured here in the screenshot was funny because you go through all of this crap to try and save him from the plague and then the Naaru just come and kill him essentially. Presumably they are taking him to heaven? Yay the Naaru are angels . I had a relatively fun day though. Was just in and out questing, and I made a nice 500g in the process
Of course the day wasn’t all great, I’m sure you heard my screams right?
Yes despite my best efforts at 10am I was over 9000 in the queue. This time luck was not on my side, not that being early in the queue helped me last time. They still let people buy 5 tickets which I think is lame and they were all gone by the time I was 6k in the queue. I’m going to continue my effort to try and win tickets. Make sure if you haven’t to click on my Mountain Dew banner and sign-up! Of course worse comes to worse I’ll probably get the Internet stream
After waiting all morning, and finally getting in the queue I failed to secure my tickets to Blizzcon today for Inien and I. I’m super duper disappointed. I know there is one more shot but I wanted to get it out of the way. I’m not sure why they choose to split it up actually.
I started out getting in BEFORE the queue, this was a HUGE mistake, because the queue system initiated and it kicked me off the front page. I then tried again and ended up behind in the que because of it. I started off at position 3816, the problem is a large number of people must have purchased 5 tickets. WHY THE HELL they let them do that I have NO IDEA.
JUST when I finally make it through the queue with single digit % tickets left I arrive back at the store page with an empty cart and a message from Inien that the tickets were sold out. They must have emptied my cart automatically when they were sold out. Again I am so disappointed and I hope that they do not let people buy 5 tickets on the last batch of tickets. It should be 2 tickets like when they did the extra sale of tickets last time.
So little energy today after a long day at work and then groceries I ended up only getting on long enough to finish my Sons of Hodir, and Oracle dailies. Of course still trucking through my Inscription research on Laneir. I was happy to see Inien sent me a few extra herbs which was great because I was about out.
It looks like 3.1 on the PTR could be any day now as more info comes out about Uldar and testing of it. They have announced that 3.1 will not contain all class changes at launch. I hope it starts out with the Priest changes, I can’t wait to get on and play with Power Word: Barrier.
Blizzard also announced the fourth Blizzcon will happen this year. No word how many tickets they will sell or how they will sell them yet. I’m not sure given the miracle I pulled off last time to get tickets if I will be so lucky to get tickets a 4th time in a row. I will give it a shot though!
It has been quite the roller coaster ride in my attempt to obtain tickets for Blizzcon this year for Inian and I. It is a lot of fun, yes a geek fest but a lot of fun I really wanted to be able to go this year, it should be even more exciting with so much going in with Blizzard, plus the even larger venue. I had been waiting to post about this till there was a conclusion. Thankfully what started for me at 4am yesterday completed this afternoon at 12:43pm.
Of course unlike previous years Blizzard announced exactly when they were putting up the tickets, well what day anyways. They also decided to put the purchases through the Blizzard store, which inconveniently was not able to handle the load.
The site went down many times during the day as well. Each time it was up after fixing the initial problem, they managed to sell a few tickets. We learned this morning that they sold about 600 tickets yesterday of the 12,000 available. Of course during the downage we got yet another character to despise, the dreaded SCV.
I continued to be dedicated to getting the tickets, followed the updates and chatted in the forum. We were told that the site would be up “after 12:00pm” which in blizzard terms could have been any time Of course I continued to monitor anyways and noticed it came up. I managed to quickly login which is key because the login servers seemed to fail before anything. My browser still had my two tickets in the cart which saved me time, and I got to fill out the antendee info before I ran into trouble. I started getting XML error which I knew from previous experience was just network capacity issue so I drilled onto it and got past them. I was completely blow away by getting to the process my order button on the last screen and getting success! My email was instant.
Congrats to all those who got tickets, and sorry to those who didn’t. Especially those who were as dedicated to it as some of us. I wish you luck for next time. Thanks for all the company in the blizzcon forum during on this! Blizzard should hold this in San Diego so we can have 50,000+ attendees
See you all at Blizzcon!