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Title: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on March 17, 2009, 01:51:39 PM
I'll be there, as usual.

Who else is going?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on March 17, 2009, 02:00:19 PM
Intend to, if I can get tickets.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on March 17, 2009, 03:53:59 PM
Yeah - after last year's debacle, I'm sure they'll throw lots of money at it to get it sorted out.

They're gonna outgrow the Anaheim Convention Center at some point.

I'm buying my rooms at the Hilton across the walkway, so I don't have to walk three blocks back to the hotel like last time. That was no fun.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Sjofn on March 17, 2009, 06:30:44 PM
Non is going to avoid us again.  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on March 18, 2009, 01:26:13 PM
Nuh uh!

I'm in talks with my pal to stay for Saturday night as well, to have a longer love fest with my fellow WoW players.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Koyasha on March 23, 2009, 05:48:35 PM
If I can get tickets I'll be coming.

For those of you who have been to previous ones, is there 'stuff' to do all night, or does it pretty much close down?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on March 25, 2009, 12:25:58 PM
How's the costuming?  How does it compare with, say an anime convention, since that is a point of reference I know?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on March 25, 2009, 02:23:55 PM
How's the costuming?  How does it compare with, say an anime convention, since that is a point of reference I know?

The vast majority of people are not in costume. The people that ARE in costume, were pretty much all out WTF in terms of effort level though. I can't give you an anime convention comparison as I've never been to one.

Koyasha: my recollection is the hall closed at midnight? I think?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: K9 on March 27, 2009, 06:13:21 AM
How's the costuming?  How does it compare with, say an anime convention, since that is a point of reference I know?

This guy seems to be taking it pretty seriously (http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f56/47133-real-life-onslaught-armor.html)


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on March 30, 2009, 10:56:36 AM
Yeah - I've been every year. The people who do end up cosplaying there have seriously insane costumes. Not that I keep track of cosplay culture or anything, but some of these guys (and girls) really go all out.

One of my favorite costumes from last year was this girl - http://www.thenonentity.com/blizzcon3.jpg - she had this costume of the Raven Lord, Anzu. The picture really doesn't do it justice, she had the whole bird animation thing down, as weird as that sounds.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Oban on March 30, 2009, 11:15:48 AM
I will probably go again this year assuming I win the fail bot lottery.



Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Sjofn on April 10, 2009, 01:01:35 PM
Yeah - I've been every year. The people who do end up cosplaying there have seriously insane costumes. Not that I keep track of cosplay culture or anything, but some of these guys (and girls) really go all out.

One of my favorite costumes from last year was this girl - http://www.thenonentity.com/blizzcon3.jpg - she had this costume of the Raven Lord, Anzu. The picture really doesn't do it justice, she had the whole bird animation thing down, as weird as that sounds.

There was also that creepy-ass undead girl who had the walk down perfectly. She was MY favorite.

Also, I think the hall closed at 10, not midnight, but still, it was pretty late.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on April 15, 2009, 04:09:23 PM
There was also that creepy-ass undead girl who had the walk down perfectly. She was MY favorite.

Yeah - http://www.thenonentity.com/blizzcon1.jpg - the one on the right. I managed to get a picture with her and her draenei friend. She was terrifying. I'm sure she's clinically insane, but she's awesome.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on April 24, 2009, 04:22:28 PM
It was her sister if I remember what I read elsewhere correctly.  They were both good costumes.

Although I was thinking about it, I'm going to pass this year.  If I do any costume, I'd like to finish up my renfest one based on a Disciple of Khaine and the trip will be a lot cheaper.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on April 24, 2009, 06:08:03 PM
You will be sorely missed at the Anaheim Convention Center!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on May 07, 2009, 07:39:42 PM
Tickets go on sale at blizzcon.com on Saturday May 16. Time to set your alarms!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on May 08, 2009, 02:19:15 PM
Hooray! I really should make my hotel reservations.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Jayce on May 08, 2009, 09:32:25 PM
How's the costuming?  How does it compare with, say an anime convention, since that is a point of reference I know?

This guy seems to be taking it pretty seriously (http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f56/47133-real-life-onslaught-armor.html)

I don't know if this is awesome or horrible.  Direct link because it's buried in the thread:

http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f56/47133-real-life-onslaught-armor-17.html#post203991


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: NiX on May 09, 2009, 01:03:49 AM
Shame he hasn't commissioned the suit of armor to be made yet.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on May 10, 2009, 11:10:05 PM
Those are stunningly good but I can't help but feel someone is going to get accidentally injured or feel the impact is lessened since he didn't really MAKE the costume...


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on May 11, 2009, 10:54:23 AM
... feel the impact is lessened since he didn't really MAKE the costume...
This.

Plus I don't see any con letting those items in unless they're going on a display isolated from real people.  Had he commissioned them being made from plastics sure.  Otherwise I think it's even more nerdy than the people who bought Frostmourne.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Tarami on May 11, 2009, 12:02:59 PM
I like cosplayers and that's just pathetic. It's the craftsmanship that's cool. Buying shit is as mentioned, fucken dorky.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: stu on May 11, 2009, 12:21:14 PM
Otherwise I think it's even more nerdy than the people who bought Frostmourne.

Frostmourne shouldn't be something that arrives in the mail. You seek it out or create it, like in the event of a zombie apocalypse! That's what I would do anyways.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on May 11, 2009, 01:10:05 PM
I believe they aren't allowing people to bring weapons this time. Could be wrong, but that's what I've heard.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on May 16, 2009, 12:07:28 PM
Got my tickets!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Righ on May 17, 2009, 01:07:04 PM
Shame he hasn't commissioned the suit of armor to be made yet.

He was out of DKP after bidding on the axe and shield.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Koyasha on May 17, 2009, 11:41:55 PM
I got my tickets ordered yesterday also.  Glad their system didn't screw up completely this year.

Ironic considering my interest in WoW is dwindling, and I was never much for Starcraft, but eh.  Maybe I'll be interested in WoW again by the time it comes around, but at least whatever they have about Diablo 3 should be interesting.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on May 18, 2009, 01:12:16 AM
Beta key is almost 100% likely to be for Diablo 3.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on May 18, 2009, 01:15:40 PM
Ticket fail. :(

I am enlisting some extra people to camp the queue with me on the 30th.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Koyasha on May 18, 2009, 11:59:57 PM
If it's the same as last time, they'll go on sale about 2 minutes before time (as synchronized to time.windows.com) cause the clock was 9:58 when I hit refresh and the page came up.

Unfortunately I expect the page-camping to be stronger on the 30th, so good luck.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: kildorn on May 19, 2009, 11:38:43 AM
Ing's was a cache server fail. We were in IRC, two of us got immediate tickets on refreshing, Ing's page still displayed not available for a good 5 minutes after we'd finished checking out.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on May 19, 2009, 01:08:10 PM
Yeah I was F5ing and ctrl-F5ing like the dickens.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on May 21, 2009, 11:06:04 AM
Try harder! You need to get more tickets for this year!

ITS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE THERE!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Sjofn on May 21, 2009, 06:01:39 PM
Non needs us to be there so he can forget about us again!  :cry:


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on May 22, 2009, 01:00:29 PM
NO WAY

I have my hotel room for Saturday night as well - last time I didn't have Saturday night paid for, just Thursday and Friday.

I am there for the whole kit and kaboodle!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on May 30, 2009, 11:59:46 AM
Tickets achieved \o/


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on May 30, 2009, 09:42:18 PM
Grats!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on June 02, 2009, 06:15:06 PM
Excellent news! I will make sure that I get in touch with you this year. Phone number still the same, yes?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: FatuousTwat on June 03, 2009, 01:16:15 AM
How's the costuming?  How does it compare with, say an anime convention, since that is a point of reference I know?

This guy seems to be taking it pretty seriously (http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f56/47133-real-life-onslaught-armor.html)

I don't know if this is awesome or horrible.  Direct link because it's buried in the thread:

http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f56/47133-real-life-onslaught-armor-17.html#post203991

He is talking about the shield weighing 20 pounds and how it was tiring him out after 30 minutes... Doesn't he realize that the armour is going to add another 40 pounds to that, if not more? I seriously doubt the guy who is making it is going to know how to make armour that hangs on the body correctly, let alone the guy ordering it knowing how to put it on.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nebu on June 03, 2009, 06:55:45 AM
He is talking about the shield weighing 20 pounds and how it was tiring him out after 30 minutes... Doesn't he realize that the armour is going to add another 40 pounds to that, if not more? I seriously doubt the guy who is making it is going to know how to make armour that hangs on the body correctly, let alone the guy ordering it knowing how to put it on.

He should have discovered the beauty that is plastic.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: MrHat on June 03, 2009, 08:10:07 AM
He is talking about the shield weighing 20 pounds and how it was tiring him out after 30 minutes... Doesn't he realize that the armour is going to add another 40 pounds to that, if not more? I seriously doubt the guy who is making it is going to know how to make armour that hangs on the body correctly, let alone the guy ordering it knowing how to put it on.

He should have discovered the beauty that is plastic.

But then it wouldn't be authentic!

 :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Chimpy on June 03, 2009, 11:34:28 AM
He is talking about the shield weighing 20 pounds and how it was tiring him out after 30 minutes... Doesn't he realize that the armour is going to add another 40 pounds to that, if not more? I seriously doubt the guy who is making it is going to know how to make armour that hangs on the body correctly, let alone the guy ordering it knowing how to put it on.

He should have discovered the beauty that is plastic.

Foam and foam-rubber would have been better choices. For all of it. He should have called up GWAR and found out who makes their costumes and hired them to make it.



Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on June 03, 2009, 03:39:31 PM
Excellent news! I will make sure that I get in touch with you this year. Phone number still the same, yes?

jawohl!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Fordel on June 04, 2009, 01:52:41 PM
That's technically too small to be a proper Bulwark.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on June 19, 2009, 05:25:04 PM
You don't carry it on your arm for 30 minutes. That's what sheathing to the back is for. Not as simple as pushing Z, now is it?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Mrbloodworth on July 08, 2009, 12:32:53 PM
He is talking about the shield weighing 20 pounds and how it was tiring him out after 30 minutes... Doesn't he realize that the armour is going to add another 40 pounds to that, if not more? I seriously doubt the guy who is making it is going to know how to make armour that hangs on the body correctly, let alone the guy ordering it knowing how to put it on.

He should have discovered the beauty that is plastic.

Foam and foam-rubber would have been better choices. For all of it. He should have called up GWAR and found out who makes their costumes and hired them to make it.



They make them themselves. (http://www.fangoria.com/musick/25-musick-news/1158-exclusive-video-inside-the-slave-pit-with-gwar-part-1.html)


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Blakeb on July 28, 2009, 06:58:41 AM
its gonna be epic!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: sickrubik on July 30, 2009, 01:07:40 PM
Just as a heads up, tickets have started going out.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Fordel on July 30, 2009, 07:18:00 PM
Just as a heads up, tickets have started going out.

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=18872651930&sid=1


Why do you never link stuff rubik? Why!?!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Yegolev on July 31, 2009, 03:25:58 PM
Bring back some Diablo.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 03, 2009, 05:33:07 PM
For those who missed the email, you can buy all the stuff that will be available at the con ahead of time on a special sale, starting August 5th at 10am and ending August 7th at 10am.

It'll be at http://www.blizzard.com/store/.

That's actually really damn good news, as the first hour or two of any given BlizzCon was always given up to standing in line to buy stuff before the good stuff was sold out.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: schild on August 03, 2009, 05:45:52 PM
Can you buy stuff even if you're not going?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on August 03, 2009, 06:32:41 PM
Can you buy stuff even if you're not going?

I don't think so - I don't think you can even do it if you weren't the person who actually purchased the tickets, even if you have a ticket in your name.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 03, 2009, 06:47:27 PM
Can you buy stuff even if you're not going?

I don't think so - I don't think you can even do it if you weren't the person who actually purchased the tickets, even if you have a ticket in your name.

This, sadly.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: K9 on August 06, 2009, 05:48:44 AM
What sort of stuff would you buy at Blizzcon anyway?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on August 06, 2009, 02:02:38 PM
Stuffed murlocs were the popular item last year.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: K9 on August 06, 2009, 03:41:25 PM
Oh, that's quite fun.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: DraconianOne on August 09, 2009, 05:17:39 PM
Ozzy Osbourne playing at Blizzcon (http://www.wow.com/2009/08/09/ozzy-at-blizzcon-confirmed/).

If you're into that sort of thing.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 12, 2009, 07:56:38 PM
Got the swag I ordered - the messenger bag is pretty neat, it's actually large enough to fit my laptop, so I'll just use it as a laptop case.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Merusk on August 21, 2009, 07:12:31 PM
Damned live stream is not working! Yarr!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Kitsune on August 21, 2009, 09:32:35 PM
Live stream's working fine.  Jay Mohr is failing to be funny at the moment, though, so I'm kinda hoping that the stream stops working to spare me from this.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Merusk on August 21, 2009, 09:47:01 PM
I got it finally.. woo.

Keristraza costume... do not want.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on August 23, 2009, 03:22:22 AM
Things I learned: Non is very tall.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 23, 2009, 05:06:55 PM
Things I learned: Ing has a rockin' goatee. Were it not for the fact that he played video games, I might mistake him for a biker.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: kildorn on August 23, 2009, 08:10:34 PM
LA is a really long fucking ways away from Boston. Posted while still in a goddamned airport.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 24, 2009, 02:51:34 PM
Eh, I don't really go to BlizzCon for the con itself anymore.

For me, it's mainly the opportunity to get to meet up with people, and go eating/drinking.

Playing the games was fun, but it was mainly just a bonus.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on August 24, 2009, 03:56:03 PM
Any good pictures of Undead chicks this year?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on August 24, 2009, 05:26:19 PM
Undead was very under-represented this year. It was all about the draenei female this year.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Sjofn on August 24, 2009, 07:23:12 PM
Non IS really tall. You know a dude is tall when I feel short standing next to him.  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Trippy on August 24, 2009, 07:34:15 PM
Just how tall are you?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Sjofn on August 24, 2009, 07:55:56 PM
5'11". Yes, there are plenty of dudes taller than me (Ingmar is, for example), but they have to beat me by more than just a bit to make me feel short.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Trippy on August 24, 2009, 08:05:51 PM
5'11".
Sjofn is a female jötunn?!?!?

Any good pictures of Undead chicks this year?
Lantyssa is a necrophiliac?!?!?

:grin: :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Merusk on August 24, 2009, 10:06:47 PM
Lantyssa is a necrophiliac?!?!?

:grin: :awesome_for_real:

Explains her love of goth girls and her ease around that Signe zombie.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on August 25, 2009, 12:54:12 AM
Non took pictures with the Undead cosplayer that had the best costume of the con and her sister in a good Draenei outfit last year.  It's purely admiration of her costuming skills.

Sjofn is a female jötunn?!?!?
A Vanir, actually.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Sjofn on August 25, 2009, 02:36:24 AM
Non took pictures with the Undead cosplayer that had the best costume of the con and her sister in a good Draenei outfit last year.  It's purely admiration of her costuming skills.

Sjofn is a female jötunn?!?!?
A Vanir, actually.

 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 25, 2009, 12:35:40 PM
Sjofn is tall! And also, a vanir. She kept telling me to go club some rebellious mine workers.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 25, 2009, 01:23:23 PM
Maybe it was just due to the increased amount of people, but I felt a much smaller cosplay presence this year than I had any other year. It pretty much felt like they showed up, went to the costume contest, and then disappeared.

I guess they're bored of it? I dunno.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Ingmar on August 25, 2009, 02:16:56 PM
Maybe it was just due to the increased amount of people, but I felt a much smaller cosplay presence this year than I had any other year. It pretty much felt like they showed up, went to the costume contest, and then disappeared.

I guess they're bored of it? I dunno.

I am wondering if part of it was because the con was in August this time, and it was just too warm between that and the extra people heating the rooms up for them to be comfortable walking around in costume the whole time. It was a LOT hotter inside the convention center this time, I was in a T Shirt the whole time, while last year it actually got cool enough to put on a sweatshirt inside.

But yeah there were way way less costumed people walking around in general.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on August 25, 2009, 03:21:24 PM
Friday was definitely costume day. A lot of the costumes were very difficult to wear for more than one day as I heard from many a participant.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Cyrrex on August 25, 2009, 03:24:56 PM
Pics of hawt cosplay chicks or it didn't happen.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on August 25, 2009, 03:29:32 PM
I'd love to but I can't. :)


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: schild on August 25, 2009, 03:35:16 PM
Because you don't have pictures or because of some nebulous silly reason?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on August 25, 2009, 05:44:27 PM
Some of the more notable ones I took. Somewhat silly reason but I'm not going to reupload and reedit my entire album and I'm not giving out my Facebook here.

Edit: If someone can tell me why Photobucket is being dumb and making those images on its side, I'd appreciate it.



Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: schild on August 25, 2009, 06:03:59 PM
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek

should not have asked.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Cyrrex on August 25, 2009, 06:44:12 PM
Yeeeeeah.  Number 2 is hot but the others...let's forget we ever asked, shall we?


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on August 25, 2009, 06:46:58 PM
Y'all are too picky. :-P


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on August 25, 2009, 07:39:07 PM
The fact you didn't like #3 makes me wonder where the hell your brain's at!

Here, some more.



Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Rasix on August 25, 2009, 07:50:41 PM
Oh hai.  A sideboob.

Well done.



Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on August 25, 2009, 08:20:33 PM
Pretty famous sideboob if that's what you're after.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on August 25, 2009, 08:45:53 PM
Cool Alexstraza.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Merusk on August 25, 2009, 09:10:28 PM
Pretty famous sideboob if that's what you're after.

I was about to ask if that was the WoWPorn chick.

#3 of the first set was a finalist in the costume contest.  that picture doesn't do her justice, go watch the youtube vid of the finals. She's a lot hotter than the pic belies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpem-XbRHHk


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: schild on August 25, 2009, 09:40:02 PM
Y'all are too picky. :-P
You're too into cosplay.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on August 25, 2009, 11:11:20 PM
Touché.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 26, 2009, 12:26:45 AM
My favorite guys were the ones dressed up like TF2 spies, only wearing Orc and Night Elf paper masks.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Cyrrex on August 26, 2009, 09:18:52 AM
The fact you didn't like #3 makes me wonder where the hell your brain's at!

I somehow missed #3 entirely and that, combined with the at least one hot chick you posted in the second series of photos, has lead me to do a double negative inverted reversal of my previous post and ask for you to go ahead and continue posting pics.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: stu on August 26, 2009, 11:40:41 AM
Did anyone get the Starcraft II poker set? Looks nifty.

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff26/stuabrtow/starcraft2-poker-set.jpg)


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 26, 2009, 12:25:26 PM
No, but it's too pretty looking. I'd never want to play poker with them.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Yegolev on August 26, 2009, 03:38:44 PM
I'm thinking of playing pokcosplayer.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Merusk on August 26, 2009, 07:41:16 PM
No, but it's too pretty looking. I'd never want to play poker with them.

Yeah, they did an extended interview on the live feed with the guy who designed it.  They did things like tape Raynor's face over one of the kings and Kerrigan on one of the queens. (bonus points if it's the QoSpades)  There's cards that form a mosaic picture and other nifty things.  The designer said he hoped that players would continue the motif and customize the cards as they used the set.  I chuckled thinking about how at least 60% of them will never leave their shrinkwrap/ cases.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Koyasha on August 28, 2009, 01:42:12 PM
The first three of the first set are pretty good.  Alexstraza is ok, but adding wings where they don't belong (she doesn't have wings in her humanoid form) loses it points with me.  The paladin seems nice, but something also seems off about her.  Still, good.  All the elf ears look pretty bad, but then when you're dealing with ears as long as elves in Warcraft have them, it's hard NOT to look bad if you try to make the things in reality.  Only the girl in the sideboob shot seems to have somewhat decent ears.  Although the rest of her costume I don't recognize at all.

I thought all three of the runners up in the costume contest were better than the one who took 3rd place.  The winner definitely deserved it, though.  And Kel'thuzad was damn good, although there were some cardboard flaps showing that hurt it.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Lantyssa on August 28, 2009, 03:08:05 PM
Alexstraza is also about twelve feet tall and that girl doesn't look anywhere neart that.  FAIL!


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Sjofn on August 28, 2009, 03:24:12 PM
My favorite guys were the ones dressed up like TF2 spies, only wearing Orc and Night Elf paper masks.

Oh MAN, I didn't see those dudes! That's hilarious.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: Nonentity on August 28, 2009, 04:52:17 PM
There were two or three different Alexstraszas. That one posted above was not the best one.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: K9 on August 29, 2009, 06:32:35 AM
Who is the one under Alexstrasza supposed to be?

Also, cute paladin is cute.


Title: Re: BlizzCon 2009
Post by: LK on August 29, 2009, 07:36:50 PM
Wizard from D3.