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Title: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: BitWarrior on November 13, 2009, 10:19:28 AM
It's in Vegas, baby...my hometown current place of residence :) I'll be there with bells on.

http://www.lvcva.com/meetings/convention-calendar-detail.jsp?id=65126

July 30-31, 2010. Apparently LVCVA jumped the gun on releasing this info.

Update:

Confirmed false by Blizzard themselves. Damn these interwebs.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on November 13, 2009, 01:10:21 PM
It's been taken down now.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on November 13, 2009, 01:14:00 PM
Hmmm. Vegas in July is not cheap, nor not anywhere as temperate as the Coast. I might have reservations on going there.

You CAN find cheap rooms in Vegas, but I prefer not to stay in the Excalibur or Circus Circus.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Prospero on November 13, 2009, 01:23:09 PM
You probably won't get lice at Excalibur. What more do you want?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: BitWarrior on November 13, 2009, 02:01:30 PM
I have two rooms in my house available; rooms go to the highest bidder(s) ;)


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on November 13, 2009, 02:45:25 PM
http://www.wow.com/2009/11/13/blizzcon-2010-las-vegas-convention-center-retracts-statements/

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For the past day WoW.com has been hard at work getting the story straight on the discrepancies between what the Las Vegas Convention Center was saying about BlizzCon 2010, and what Blizzard was saying. Until recently, the LVCC had been telling us, and others, who inquired that BlizzCon 2010 was being held there July 30th and 31st. Blizzard was, more or less, denying it. Given both organizations are quite large and reputable, this was quite a confusing situation.

However as of this afternoon, the Las Vegas Convention Center emailed us to let us know that due to their human error, the confirmation they were giving was false.

According to the LVCC, Blizzard and the LVCC had spoken once about having BlizzCon 2010 in Las Vegas, and a hold was placed on those dates as a marketing tactic to entice Blizzard to the area. However, that hold was inadvertently turned into a confirmed booking, leading to the inaccurate confirmations and resulting issues.

The LVCC has apologized for the confusion, and thus ends the saga of BlizzCon in Las Vegas.

Who knows, could just be them denying it for now.

I did find it odd that they would possibly move there as it didn't make much sense. Anaheim is right down the road from Blizzard HQ, and they are nowhere NEAR max capacity for that convention center.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on November 16, 2009, 11:40:12 AM
It was pretty crowded last year, but yeah - they still could jam more stuff in there.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on November 16, 2009, 01:08:08 PM
It was pretty crowded last year, but yeah - they still could jam more stuff in there.

I think there are still more rooms they could add, too.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on November 16, 2009, 05:31:45 PM
True!

Also, I will make more time for you guys this year. I promise!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on November 18, 2009, 11:34:43 PM
I prefer Anaheim anyway.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on March 25, 2010, 10:51:37 AM
Blizzcon 2010 announced

October 22-23 in Anaheim.

http://us.blizzard.com/blizzcon/?rhtml=y

I'm glad it's later, personally. I'm already headed out to DC in the summer for a week or so. It will be interesting to see how this relates to the expansion.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on March 25, 2010, 01:26:35 PM
Just bought my hotel rooms in advance - will be me and two others.

Also, I should have been the creator of this thread, as I was the past three years. DAMN YOU.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on March 25, 2010, 04:55:21 PM
If I have to go to a wedding that weekend... there will be blood.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on May 18, 2010, 11:04:43 AM
Tickets go on Sale June 2nd (at 7pm PDT) & June 5th (at 2pm PDT) for $150. (http://www.wow.com/2010/05/18/blizzcon-tickets-on-sale-june-2nd-and-june-5th-150/)


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on May 18, 2010, 03:59:02 PM
25 dollar price hike on tickets.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on May 18, 2010, 04:05:06 PM
Which means by Blizzcon 2016, we're looking at $300!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on May 18, 2010, 06:50:08 PM
With new trans-dimensional pocket technology that triples the size of the Anaheim Convention Center without taking up more real estate, and Justin Bieber as the musical guest as he matures from his teeny bopper ways into hardcore rock 'n roll. Also as a bonus: a first glimpse of Blizzard's new MMO and every attendee gets the option to upgrade their ticket to have an 'escort' who cosplays as a Blizzard I.P. character and is available for after parties.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on May 19, 2010, 12:11:34 AM
The highlight of Blizzcon 2016 will be them announcing that Diablo 3 might be out by 2020!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on May 19, 2010, 02:19:28 AM
Any idea how many tickets can be purchased at a time?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on May 19, 2010, 11:18:49 AM
Any idea how many tickets can be purchased at a time?

Last year it was up to 5, if I recall correctly.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on June 01, 2010, 11:43:26 AM
Reminder: Tickets on sale tomorrow.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on June 02, 2010, 08:22:44 AM
Blizzard posted the page that the tickets will be on, which is:
http://us.blizzard.com/store/blizzcon-tickets.xml


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: fuser on June 02, 2010, 09:18:05 PM
Currently in Queue...
Position:  30025 - Estimated time:  3 hours



Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on June 02, 2010, 09:29:38 PM
If you weren't in the first 5 or 6k, forget it.

Got ours, now to get the vacation time reserved.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Xerapis on June 02, 2010, 09:31:02 PM
~insert way too many expletives here~

I was 7,269 in queue.

They sold out around 3000 or so. Suddenly went to the stupid sold out message, didn't catch the exact number remaining ahead of me.

Looks like there were only 20,000 tickets available, if everyone ahead of me was buying 5 each.

To everyone who bought the tickets just to sell them on Ebay: DIE IN A MOTHERFUCKING CAR FIRE YOU RAPACIOUS AVARICIOUS COCKSUCKERS!!~~


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on June 02, 2010, 09:32:19 PM
The second batch on Saturday will probably be larger if this one was only 20k.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Xerapis on June 02, 2010, 09:34:35 PM
Well, I was hitting F5 nonstop from 1050 on.

Still came in at 7269. Must be the connection from here in Korea :(:(:(:(:(

I hope Saturday is better. That's 2am Sunday my time. Should be fun waking up then just to wait in an e-line.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on June 03, 2010, 02:46:15 AM
I also got stuck aroudn 17K somewhere. Infuriating seeing the ammount of tickets on Ebay.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on June 03, 2010, 11:05:46 AM
Not that it makes it any better, but the volume of tickets on ebay is still very low compared to the total amount of tickets.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on June 03, 2010, 12:07:52 PM
If you weren't in the first 5 or 6k, forget it.

Got ours, now to get the vacation time reserved.

Internet high five! I got mine as well. I'll make a conscious effort to hang out more this time!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on June 03, 2010, 12:19:39 PM
Sure you will!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on June 03, 2010, 12:33:16 PM
We aren't that cool anyway. Plus you make me feel short, Non! I can't abide that! I much prefer hanging out with sickrubik, who is like three feet shorter than me.


 :heart:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on June 03, 2010, 12:34:52 PM
 :heartbreak:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: fuser on June 03, 2010, 02:47:33 PM
Looks like all the reselling tickets on ebay were pulled down


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on June 03, 2010, 05:00:54 PM
We aren't that cool anyway. Plus you make me feel short, Non! I can't abide that! I much prefer hanging out with sickrubik, who is like three feet shorter than me.


 :heart:


Think of it less that I make you feel short, and more like you are one step closer to actually becoming a dwarf female IRL. I mean, hell, that's what I want.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on June 03, 2010, 10:59:29 PM
I need to work on flattening steel with my thighs next.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on June 04, 2010, 12:42:24 AM
Looks like all the reselling tickets on ebay were pulled down

I love the auction for a "Piece of Paper with Blizzcon Written on it" Buy out $325.

And thankfully, yes I dont see too many anymore.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: fuser on June 05, 2010, 12:02:03 PM
Smashing f5.. got in line Position:  8126 - Estimated time:  1 hour... oi


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Xerapis on June 05, 2010, 12:02:30 PM
Dammit...worse for me this time...position 13026

Edit: HOLY FUCK!  92% of stock already?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: fuser on June 05, 2010, 12:05:28 PM
I'm at 7400 and its 88%.. I really doubt I stand a chance.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Xerapis on June 05, 2010, 12:06:26 PM
I can't believe I'm up at 2am just to get fucked by scalpers again.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Yoshimaru on June 05, 2010, 12:10:01 PM
Got up to 12k here... This is an event of epic nerd proportions. Milliseconds are a deciding factor.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Xerapis on June 05, 2010, 12:23:39 PM
9641 - 26% left


doomed doomed doomed


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: fuser on June 05, 2010, 12:23:59 PM
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=blizzcon+2010)


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Xerapis on June 05, 2010, 12:29:57 PM
FUCK FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!!ONEONEONEONEO!!@~!~~`````1111


Oh, and whoever said they would be offering more tickets this time....NOT.

8967 was the final count of people ahead of me. :(:(:(:(

Once again, had to be in the first 4000 or maaaaaaaaaaaaaybe 5000 to even have a shot.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: fuser on June 05, 2010, 12:30:53 PM
it was less then 5k.. I was in at 8k and didn't make it to 4k before out of stock


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on June 05, 2010, 12:50:58 PM
3.8k - 4k. I didn't get in at 4300. I goofed; I wasn't used to the process and thought when I fast clicked to get into the queue that I'd only be given one ticket since I didn't enter a quantity. My mistake cost me a chance.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: sickrubik on June 05, 2010, 03:28:05 PM
3.8k - 4k. I didn't get in at 4300. I goofed; I wasn't used to the process and thought when I fast clicked to get into the queue that I'd only be given one ticket since I didn't enter a quantity. My mistake cost me a chance.

You can adjust the amount at the final steps of the process. (Or could have, I guess) Sorry for those that didn't get tickets.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on June 05, 2010, 07:48:42 PM
I dont meant to turn this into a rant to vent frustration
...BUT FUCK!

I was faced with a similar story.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: AutomaticZen on June 07, 2010, 03:17:20 PM
I got two tickets without waiting in the queue this weekend, but my girlfriend and I are pondering doing just PAX this year instead.  If I decide on that course of action, you gents will be the first to know.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Xerapis on June 07, 2010, 04:47:11 PM
Then we fight to the death for the tickets?

Cause I'm totally down with that. :drillf:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on June 07, 2010, 04:54:29 PM
Start a thread for people who need (not would like, need) tickets.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on June 08, 2010, 10:21:46 PM
Set up the ring and I`m game for a bloodbath. :pedobear:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Draegan on June 11, 2010, 01:42:14 PM
What's the difference between people who need tickets and who would like tickets?  How do you need Blizzcon tickets?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on June 11, 2010, 01:54:11 PM
Group of friends where you're the odd man out, looking to make a marriage proposal IRL for your RP significant other... crazy shit like that.

I dunno, trying to prioritize tickets. The larger the amount of people that need them, the least likely magic will happen.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on June 11, 2010, 04:47:22 PM
The guy who won second place in the Warcraft 3 tourney proposed to his girlfriend on the livestream. You need to be AT LEAST that hardcore if you're doing a proposal.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Draegan on June 11, 2010, 10:28:59 PM
Group of friends where you're the odd man out, looking to make a marriage proposal IRL for your RP significant other... crazy shit like that.

I dunno, trying to prioritize tickets. The larger the amount of people that need them, the least likely magic will happen.

Why should a guy that's the odd man out of a group of dudes take priority of another guy that wants to go that happens to go by himself?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on June 11, 2010, 11:51:47 PM
Nevermind. The only fair solution is to make sure everyone who needs one gets one, which sets an ugly precedent, or no one gets one. Sorry.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Lantyssa on June 13, 2010, 05:29:08 PM
How about the person with the tickets sets their own criteria?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Draegan on June 14, 2010, 03:48:41 PM
Why would go ahead and ruin a perfectly useless argument?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Lantyssa on June 14, 2010, 07:16:01 PM
I've been in a bitchy mood lately.  Crushing useless arguments makes me feel better.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Draegan on June 14, 2010, 11:03:54 PM
Well at least someone is better for it.  Cheers.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 07, 2010, 05:21:16 PM
Ticket emails for this finally went out, so if you didn't get yours now is the time to panic (or call support).


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 09, 2010, 12:49:13 PM
Ticket emails for this finally went out, so if you didn't get yours now is the time to panic (or call support).

So the presale of swag this weekend doesn't apply to virtual tickets.  Boo.  What's up for sale?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on October 09, 2010, 03:22:27 PM
No idea what's for sale. I forgot about it and when I went to check on it, there were forum posts about how it's busted at the moment.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: kildorn on October 10, 2010, 11:31:48 AM
Ticket emails for this finally went out, so if you didn't get yours now is the time to panic (or call support).

So the presale of swag this weekend doesn't apply to virtual tickets.  Boo.  What's up for sale?

... three calendars.

Yeah, really.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 10, 2010, 02:12:36 PM
 :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on October 10, 2010, 09:51:26 PM
More stuff was up. Pink murloc doll, horde/alliance towels, horde/alliance flags (the horde versions of which cost about 5 bucks more than their alliance counterpart, I giggled at that).

I usually pick up a bunch of stuff, but I only opted for the BlizzCon 2010 poster and the Diablo 3 poster this year. Maybe if I am compelled enough I'll pick some stuff up at the con itself, but I doubt it.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 11, 2010, 01:05:14 PM
This year's musical guest is Tenacious D.  :heart:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on October 11, 2010, 03:24:26 PM
The party that is usually on the pool area of the Hilton will likely be pay-to-enter this year.

My friend Dino was the guy who usually threw the party, and he paid for everything, but he's not going to run it this year. So, expect a cover charge.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 11, 2010, 03:35:22 PM
Whatever man, my room opens on the pool deck this year. I can sneak in!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 11, 2010, 04:43:05 PM
I went to that party, but I must've gotten there too early or something.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on October 11, 2010, 06:54:55 PM
Whatever man, my room opens on the pool deck this year. I can sneak in!

I'm sneaking into your bathroom.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Lantyssa on October 12, 2010, 09:56:51 AM
Whatever man, my room opens on the pool deck this year. I can sneak in!
While everyone else uses your room to sneak out or to have a quickie in your bed. ;D


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: kildorn on October 12, 2010, 11:43:18 AM
Whatever man, my room opens on the pool deck this year. I can sneak in!
While everyone else uses your room to sneak out or to have a quickie in your bed. ;D
Sssh! You're ruining my plans!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 12, 2010, 12:43:46 PM
The costumes this year will be pretty epic.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: schild on October 12, 2010, 10:16:03 PM
Costumes are dumb, Diablo 3 beta code info is all that matters.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 13, 2010, 02:41:03 AM
We didn't get beta codes last year, so I'm not really expecting any this year either.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: kildorn on October 13, 2010, 11:03:07 AM
We didn't get beta codes last year, so I'm not really expecting any this year either.

I go with the hope for a beta code, and the expectation that they'll announce they canceled Diablo 3 in favor if bringing back SC:Ghost.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: K9 on October 13, 2010, 01:08:08 PM
I think you'll be in the minority there.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 13, 2010, 01:42:56 PM
It would be foolish to give away Beta keys after one year's keys were never used.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: schild on October 13, 2010, 05:53:40 PM
What does that even mean? So confused.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Chimpy on October 13, 2010, 07:34:05 PM
I think they gave out D3 keys last year and the beta still hasn't happened so it would be a bad idea to give the mass of probably the same people keys again?  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: kildorn on October 13, 2010, 08:02:01 PM
I think they gave out D3 keys last year and the beta still hasn't happened so it would be a bad idea to give the mass of probably the same people keys again?  :headscratch:

I do not believe this happened.

There was a video card giveaway for finding something in the D3 display, though.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 13, 2010, 08:04:09 PM
Yeah last year was the first year where no keys were given out.

AFAIK the other 3 times, the keys were used. Burning Crusade beta, Wrath beta, SC2 beta.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on October 13, 2010, 11:50:01 PM
You know, I punched in my SC2 beta code thing and NEVER got into the beta. Poor me!


EDIT: That said, that MAY have been the reasoning for not doing keys last year. SC2 beta hadn't started when last year's BlizzCon happened, and that was the only beta coming up that a key made sense for ... but everyone from the year before already HAD a SC2 beta key.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 14, 2010, 02:34:48 AM
So....they have said for the past 2 years that Bilzz is going to announce their new MMO. Think it will finally happen?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: kildorn on October 14, 2010, 07:50:45 AM
So....they have said for the past 2 years that Bilzz is going to announce their new MMO. Think it will finally happen?

Cataclysm, duh!

Alternative snark: World of Starcraft. Play a zerging as you rise through the ranks and eventually get twoshot by a zealot during tier 10 raiding.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: K9 on October 14, 2010, 11:04:18 AM
I thought it was supposed to be a brand new IP?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 14, 2010, 02:25:21 PM
given that Heart of the Swarm is supposed to be set for 2012 and we already know all about Cataclysm, the only 'big news' things that seem obvious for them to be able to dump on us this year are either Diablo 3 beta or release date, or a first look at the new MMO stuff.

That said the schedule is up and there's nothing about the new MMO on there - but they've been tricky about that sort of thing before with D3.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: kildorn on October 14, 2010, 05:08:44 PM
I thought it was supposed to be a brand new IP?

They're acquiring WAR, maybe?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on October 14, 2010, 06:06:50 PM
They wouldn't shoot Cataclysm in the foot by announcing anything about the MMO this early. I'm pretty sure this will be either an off year, where they announce the rest of the Diablo 3 classes (they did that one year where they had nothing to say), or they'll announce the Diablo 3 beta, or something about Heart of the Swarm.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 14, 2010, 06:11:02 PM
Oh right, I forgot we were still missing classes. It occurs to me we haven't seen the Cataclysm cinematic yet, so that will probably be in there.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on October 14, 2010, 07:27:50 PM
I hope they go back to a vanilla/TBC style cinematic. The WotLK one was pretty, but it wasn't as fun.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 14, 2010, 07:35:58 PM
You know it is just going to be all RAWR DEATHWING and no player models in it though.

EDIT: Although, maybe they will make it about the new races, that would imply more like TBC. I can hope.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 15, 2010, 06:39:25 AM
New D2 classes are cool, but if that is the epitome of their announcements I'll be disappointed.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Simond on October 15, 2010, 05:16:11 PM
I thought it was supposed to be a brand new IP?
EVE done right. Fucking make it, Blizzard.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 15, 2010, 05:25:16 PM
By that definition it would be more Earth and Beyond, which was shit.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: waffel on October 15, 2010, 08:26:45 PM
New D2 classes are cool, but if that is the epitome of their announcements I'll be disappointed.

Actually, if they announce a new D2 expansion with new classes that WOULD be pretty awesome...


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 16, 2010, 02:24:30 AM
New D2 classes are cool, but if that is the epitome of their announcements I'll be disappointed.

Actually, if they announce a new D2 expansion with new classes that WOULD be pretty awesome...

I'm more or less so confused in my own logic at this point that I'm not even sure whether I really meant D2 or D3.

Anywho, if they don't announce some new IP I suppose I would be fine with the relevant D3 news, but not as excited.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 17, 2010, 08:10:42 AM
My wife just reminded me of the WOW movie because it was mentioned in her social media textbook.  Perhaps that will be our big reveal.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Chimpy on October 17, 2010, 01:52:05 PM
I wonder what washed up 'stars' they are going to parade out and show off as cast members?



Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Yoshimaru on October 17, 2010, 06:41:14 PM
You know it is just going to be all RAWR DEATHWING and no player models in it though.

EDIT: Although, maybe they will make it about the new races, that would imply more like TBC. I can hope.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq4Y7ztznKc   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on October 17, 2010, 06:53:53 PM
You know, they COULD'VE had some of those "oh fuck the world is ending arghghghgh" scenes include characters from the first cinematic and it would've been almost perfect. Perfection is impossible, of course, since apparently Metzen is going to do Deathwing's narration in his best approximation of the horrible Lich King voice.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 18, 2010, 04:49:21 AM
After thinking on it, I think that is the most disappointing opening cinematic from Blizz that I have ever seen.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Malakili on October 18, 2010, 07:15:11 AM
compare to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYK_Gqyf48Y


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 18, 2010, 11:56:21 AM
One detailed character model, lots of detailed environments, really, really REALLY shitty narration...

That looked like it was the production values of a normal Blizzard cinematic (without interesting characters) with the content and planning of a patch trailer. I think while Blizzard has multiple concurrent projects that require Cinematics resources, the individual cinematics for each game are going to suffer.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Azuredream on October 18, 2010, 11:57:36 AM
Deathwing looked great in the cinematic, but I had to watch the thing on mute I was cringing so hard.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Rasix on October 18, 2010, 12:06:40 PM
I don't see why anyone cares about opening cinematics.  They are just not important, especially in a MMO.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on October 18, 2010, 12:20:20 PM
Okay, so now that Blizzard has shown the opening cinematic ahead of Blizzcon, it seems like they're kind either clearing the slate for something, or it's going to be completely underwhelming for their opening ceremony.

And yeah, that cinematic was boring as hell.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 18, 2010, 12:29:02 PM
THE WORLD WILL DO THIS AND I AM THAT AND BLAH BLAH BLAH

It's official: Deathwing has Asperger's.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 18, 2010, 01:06:26 PM
I liked it better than the Lich King one certainly. The tidal wave shots were nifty.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Paelos on October 18, 2010, 03:24:02 PM
Okay, so now that Blizzard has shown the opening cinematic ahead of Blizzcon, it seems like they're kind either clearing the slate for something, or it's going to be completely underwhelming for their opening ceremony.

This year's announcement at Blizzcon: Signed Kotick pictures in every box! New cosmetic item: The Nerfbat! And Two more Character slots!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 18, 2010, 03:28:12 PM
Man two more character slots would make a lot of people really, really happy.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: K9 on October 18, 2010, 05:52:48 PM
I'd almost rather have two extra bank slots. I'm at my max of armor sets I can manage to store...


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 18, 2010, 10:06:20 PM
It's official: Deathwing has Asperger's.

As does Metzen apparently.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: MrHat on October 19, 2010, 12:20:17 PM
It depressed me greatly that I instantly recognized WoW landmarks like I would the Eiffel Tower or god damn Big Ben.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Morfiend on October 22, 2010, 01:54:52 PM
Just followed a live blog. What a boring opening.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Paelos on October 22, 2010, 02:53:53 PM
Just followed a live blog. What a boring opening.  :uhrr:

Details? Big announcement was?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Morfiend on October 22, 2010, 03:00:10 PM
Demon Hunter class for Diablo3. Basically the amazon it looks like. Duel wields crossbows.  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Paelos on October 22, 2010, 03:02:24 PM
Demon Hunter class for Diablo3. Basically the amazon it looks like. Duel wields crossbows.  :oh_i_see:

They better have a lot more than that.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Simond on October 22, 2010, 03:19:13 PM
Nope.

Also, Metzen didn't voice Deathwing.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Draegan on October 22, 2010, 03:19:33 PM
They announced that Cata will be available for direct download and you will be able to start playing midnight PST.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Paelos on October 22, 2010, 03:38:42 PM
Glad I didn't go. Man I would be furious if I had bothered travelling down there this weekend. I got offered tickets if I footed the airfare bill, but I decided to head to the UGA-Kentucky game instead.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Morfiend on October 22, 2010, 03:51:06 PM
Demon Hunter class for Diablo3. Basically the amazon it looks like. Duel wields crossbows.  :oh_i_see:

They better have a lot more than that.

And they announced that those where their big announcements for the show.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Lantyssa on October 22, 2010, 04:11:25 PM
I hope they were lying.  That'd be a colossal let-down if so.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Morfiend on October 22, 2010, 04:33:18 PM
I hope they were lying.  That'd be a colossal let-down if so.

From mmo-champion.com:
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Chris Metzen confirmed that all the "big" announcements were made during the opening ceremony.

They are pretty reliable.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Simond on October 22, 2010, 05:22:52 PM
Metzen and Furor are a p. good double-act.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Malakili on October 22, 2010, 06:28:22 PM
I hope they were lying.  That'd be a colossal let-down if so.

I don't raelly care so much about the "big" announcements to be honest, the Diablo 3 panel was pretty interesting, for instance. 


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 22, 2010, 06:58:17 PM
Metzen and Furor are a p. good double-act.

Yeah they were pretty good.  The Q&A session, however, was painful.  So many awkward people.

And then the Thrall/ Jaina question.  :awesome_for_real:


I'm watching the Live Raid right now and it's hilarious watching Paragon wipe to buffed Molten Core bosses.  To be fair, they're fighting 4 at once but they're missing all the mechanics.   It's Shazz, Geddon, Mag and Gehennas.   The first two wipes were because nobody was watching for Living Bomb and BLAMMO, 70% of the raid died.   Ahh, the good old days.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 22, 2010, 07:32:54 PM
I'm a fan of this live stream

http://ja.justin.tv/maddog0831#/w/486828816/4


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: waffel on October 22, 2010, 07:39:36 PM
I'm a fan of this live stream

http://ja.justin.tv/maddog0831#/w/486828816/4

Clicked. Watched for 45 seconds, then saw:

This channel has been closed


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 22, 2010, 07:43:19 PM
I'm a fan of this live stream

http://ja.justin.tv/maddog0831#/w/486828816/4

Clicked. Watched for 45 seconds, then saw:

This channel has been closed


Bah. Thats a bummer, it was a pretty high quality stream. Watched the whole WoW raid on it, which was pretty sweet. Saw Deathwing destroy Ogrimmar.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 22, 2010, 08:04:37 PM
Costume contest just started..

Jay Moore has gotten really fat.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Chimpy on October 22, 2010, 10:59:54 PM
He is married to Nikki Cox, he doesn't have to worry so much about getting the chicks by looking good anymore. I mean, she was engaged to Bobcat Goldthwait at one time.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Simond on October 23, 2010, 05:40:22 AM
Whoever keeps giving Jay Mohr scripts for Blizzcon should just stop. He is far better when improvising on the spot.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 23, 2010, 10:27:17 AM
I'm just glad to see him back. He was thinking of quitting after last year.

I am around the convention floor if anyone wants to meet up. Just give a time and place!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 23, 2010, 11:37:47 AM
He is married to Nikki Cox, he doesn't have to worry so much about getting the chicks by looking good anymore. I mean, she was engaged to Bobcat Goldthwait at one time.

Yeah, I'm guessing you haven't seen a recent picture of Ms. Cox.  Bobcat came out on the better end of that deal in the end.

NSFW: http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com/2008/05/09/nikki-cox-situation-critical/


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Chimpy on October 23, 2010, 12:47:31 PM
Egads.

Oh well, not like she was an A-lister anyway. She was smokin hot in that show with the rabbit tho.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on October 24, 2010, 07:52:01 PM
I hope they were lying.  That'd be a colossal let-down if so.

I don't raelly care so much about the "big" announcements to be honest, the Diablo 3 panel was pretty interesting, for instance. 

Yeah, it was pretty cool last year when they announced Cataclysm and the crowd went nuts, but the big thing for me is going to the panels, I really enjoy those.

Well, that and playing the Diablo 3 demo.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Nonentity on October 24, 2010, 07:59:45 PM
Kind of a quiet year overall - most fun things I did at the show were Diablo 3 PvP and Aiur Chef. I was babysitting people the whole time (my own fault, I know).


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 25, 2010, 10:00:45 AM
The smoothest show I've seen in terms of operation, despite no huge announcements or any other industry-changing things happening.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Chimpy on October 25, 2010, 12:13:44 PM
Where are the cosplay pictures we have come to expect in these threads?

We need some bad costumes to make fun of!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 25, 2010, 06:43:00 PM
The costumes were as sedate as the presentation this year.  The costume contest was only interesting for the 3 folks who, through various methods, tried to ape the Goat-like legs of Illidan and the Dranei females. None were what I'd call successful.   Illidian won 2nd place tho, so kudos to him.

Really, the dance contest was more interesting to me this year.  The dwarf male guy was great and there was a tense moment where the doing the Undead dance broke his leg.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 26, 2010, 02:16:10 AM
The broken leg was a fake from what people were saying around the con.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 26, 2010, 05:59:19 AM
Yeah, Jay said he broke his leg, but given the lack of a very loud *CRACK* and him not howling in pain I figured it was a sprain or a strain at worst.   However, that's how it was presented and he was carried off so in the moment there was some tension. 


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 26, 2010, 01:44:58 PM
I have to revise my previous statement based on what I saw of the Costume Contest. I saw all the costumes but I missed the contest itself.

There's a lot that could be said about the Costume Contest.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Paelos on October 26, 2010, 03:06:34 PM
I have to revise my previous statement based on what I saw of the Costume Contest. I saw all the costumes but I missed the contest itself.

There's a lot that could be said about the Costume Contest.

Go on...


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: LK on October 26, 2010, 05:17:17 PM
Missed cues, Jay (even though I laughed at it) doing double interviews, very poor stage design, (Steep, unsteady stairs, in some cases)...

I felt more with Jay Mohr on how things were going. "This is a well-oiled machine folks." Jay pissed Kat off and it was obvious.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 26, 2010, 05:24:49 PM
Yeah he was being kind of a douche during the interview part, deliberately it seemed like.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 26, 2010, 06:12:44 PM
He was clearly intoxicated.

Or High. I'm going to go with High this year.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: stu on October 27, 2010, 11:31:55 AM
Seeing Red Shirt Guy makes me want to go just for the Lore Q & A!  :awesome_for_real:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwyMB19q7ms&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 27, 2010, 02:02:47 PM
Man, I was at that panel, and that guy wins the prize for being the least socially apt question asker at the entire convention. By a mile. And that is saying something.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 27, 2010, 06:59:33 PM
Yeah, I watched that panel and it was a standout in a whole series of socially awkward inquisitors.   Still didn't make me rage in the  "wtf kind of question is that" sense like the Jaina-Thrall woman, though. 

Seriously. Give it up!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 27, 2010, 07:00:36 PM
She was almost in tears after Metzen said no way not ever, too.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on October 27, 2010, 10:43:58 PM
Which is incredibly baffling!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Lantyssa on October 28, 2010, 10:44:30 AM
That she was in tears or the answer was no-way not ever, when Jaina's practically humping him like the manly Orc he is every time they interact?


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Sjofn on October 28, 2010, 02:13:52 PM
That she was in tears, I've never really saw the supposed flirting/sexual tension/whatever you want to call it between Jaina and Thrall. She is certainly not "practically humping him," she treats him like a friend she respects and who has the same goals as she does (peace). In fact he's pretty much the only other person on Azeroth who shares her goal, so it's not really surprising she likes him a lot. But I have never, ever, EVER thought she had anything remotely resembling a crush on him.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Ingmar on October 28, 2010, 03:40:39 PM
It was sort of kind of vaguely implied at in Warcraft 3 I seem to recall, but that's as far as I ever noticed it.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: schild on October 28, 2010, 09:31:21 PM
I love the idea of caring about lore from a company that typically has the most badly written dreck in the whole industry.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 29, 2010, 01:23:38 AM
She was almost in tears after Metzen said no way not ever, too.

Someone please tell me there is a video of this.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 29, 2010, 05:56:14 AM
She was almost in tears after Metzen said no way not ever, too.

Someone please tell me there is a video of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6mDJlyEWIE

7 mins in.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on October 29, 2010, 04:44:30 PM
They looked like they totally wanted to be there.  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Merusk on October 29, 2010, 05:25:12 PM
Watch the whole thing, then ask yourself if YOU would want to be there.  It's a fun getaway for players, it's a mandatory office event for them. 

Plus, dealing with the socially awkward is always a chore.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: stu on October 30, 2010, 12:24:52 AM
Red Shirt Guy speaks out! I give him some props.

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/dygqk/red_shirt_guy_responds_to_his_blizzcon_video/


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Bzalthek on October 30, 2010, 02:42:37 AM
Best part of that link, despite the inability to spell Horde.

Quote
Reddit presents: Real Men of Genius

Reeealll mennn of geeeeeniusssss!

Today we salute you, mister Red Shirt Guy.

Mister Red Shirt Guy!

Your impressive display of knowledge of World of Warcraft lore at BlizzCon far exceeds most politicians' understanding of the US Constitution.


Falstad Wildhammer for Governor!

Don't fret, young man in crimson. Your detractors are jealous, and probably Hoard Scumbags.

For the ALLIANCE!

Your red shirt is a presentation of power. An icon of incredibility. A monument to the massacre of mediocrity. Wear it long, and wear it proud.


But just don't pop the collar!

So crack open an ice cold reddit thread, you sexy hunk of irresistible geekyness, and keep fighting the good fight. Haters gonna hate.

Mister Red Shirrrrttt Guyyyyyy!


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: stu on October 30, 2010, 05:09:31 AM
 :drill: I always liked those ads.

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff26/stuabrtow/redshirtguyfactchecker.jpg)

edit: fake, durf durf


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Chimpy on October 30, 2010, 11:39:36 AM
The ads were better pre-2001 when they were "Real American Heros".



Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Vision on November 03, 2010, 12:43:12 AM
Watch the whole thing, then ask yourself if YOU would want to be there.  It's a fun getaway for players, it's a mandatory office event for them. 

Plus, dealing with the socially awkward is always a chore.

Right, but isn't the whole point of Blizzcon to foster better developer-player relations in order to sell more stuff? Kinda defeats the purpose if you give a cold shoulder to the players adamant enough to wait in the Q and A line.

But at the same time, yes. I would hate to be on that panel.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Paelos on November 03, 2010, 09:38:03 AM
Making decisions on your game by listening to the lunatic fringe that's willing to wait in line forever in a gaming conference is like making coaching decisions based on the ramblings of sports talk radio callers.


Title: Re: Blizzcon 2010
Post by: Typhon on November 03, 2010, 02:43:00 PM
I don't think he was suggesting that you actually act on what the lunatic fringe says in the QA line, just that you don't smirk like a douche while they mumble their insanity.

I actually think (based only upon the video clips) that they mostly achieved that goal.