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8-13-2008 @ 4:10PM
you guys are almost as bad as the forum trolls...seriously. Last year you could buy tickets as far as a week after they went on sale. Why would Blizzard wake up one morning and think "gee, it's gonna be totally different this year so let's triple and quadruple everything for ticket sales". They could have said a little more, sure. But, Blizzard's stance seems to be more of 'just fix it and make an announcement later'. The error messages are pretty clear, so let those do the talkingAnd calm down. Everyone. (myself included). It's a convention and it will be broadcast and news will get out, like it always does. The world continues to spin...
8-13-2008 @ 4:21PM
I don't think this is an overreaction by WI at all. Blizzard really fucked up. Hmmm, what do you think my cause them to "wake-up"; could it be the WoW subscriber base sky-rocketing perhaps? Or the fact that 3 major properties near completion will be featured?And because it's not a life or death situation, no one should complain about it? That's bullshit. Who are you kidding comparing attending the actual event to watching it on TV? Who the hell is really excited about watching it on TV?
8-13-2008 @ 4:23PM
8-13-2008 @ 4:31PM
Wow, I don't think this article was trollish whatsoever and I think it's rather rude of you to suggest that. I think that it was clearly stated in the article, at least a couple of times, that WOW Insider supports Blizzard and are huge fans of the company and of World of Warcraft. The article was simply objective and honest. The author didn't flame Blizzard in any way, they simply stated that the BlizzCon Ticket process was a bit of a failure and that in order to correct these mistakes next year, it would be good to look at exactly what happened and how it all went awry. I didn't even attempt to get tickets this year and I still appreciate the up to date and honest info that WOW Insider provides about all things wow related, even about this.
8-13-2008 @ 5:40PM
"Why would Blizzard wake up one morning and think "gee, it's gonna be totally different this year so let's triple and quadruple everything for ticket sales".Um, because they have a huge WoW expansion right around the corner, along with a much-anticipated Diablo sequel that was just announced a month ago?Use your head, man, any idiot could see that the ticket sales were gonna be huge this time around. last year was more of the same. This year everything is new.
8-13-2008 @ 6:17PM
this happens EVERY time, wow launch,bc launch,lvling/pvp tourny launch,arena tourny launch, bc beta launch, new server stress test launch, etc...i was there in the forums/sites for all of these and it went down the same everytime, blizzard annouces something expecting a normal responce, they get daluged by the response, thousands of voices/trolls/ QQers cry foul at not getting instant satisfaction, event/beta/tourny/etc opens or happens, everyone rejouces but forgets. thats the important part there EVERYONE forgets. this happens everytime guys.
8-13-2008 @ 6:26PM
in blizzards defense, if i owned a bar and everybody here came and drank there, you would be my paying customers(just like with blizzard trolls r quick to point out that they are PAYING customers). if i said to all of you" hey, i really wanna thank all of you guys so this friday, im gonna have a customer appresiation night with cheap drinks and half price food" and then 10,000 of you showed up on friday, i would be happy, stressed and i would do my very best to serve all of you, but i bet there would be plenty of people who couldnt get in, didnt like the cheap drink, couldnt get a drink quick enuff, thought the food was too soggy/oily/salty, thought that i was stuck up and didnt care, protested out on the streeet or blogged about me. point is we....WE... created the wow monster as players. from launch day were we crashed the orginal 80 servers over and over trying to log in, to mondays ticket debacle, we just keep over welming blizzard. have some prespective before you lose your mind and crusify blizzard.
8-13-2008 @ 6:36PM
No, this article is not trollish at all. Seriously, there are so many reasons why they should have been more prepared for this one. As well as all the reasons already said above, another thing is that they actually announced the day the tickets were being released. That was a mistake. Last year, they didn't give an exact day of release, so people had time to go buy tickets (rather than this year when any number of people up to 11 million were sitting at their computers refreshing the page like there was no tomorrow).Since they did give a release date, they should have at least given a time, like WI said, so that people wouldn't have been crashing the server before sales even began.
8-13-2008 @ 7:30PM
I figured you'd be familiar with Mike Schramm's post style and content focus by now. He's the worst kind of troll: the one with a reader base ;).
8-14-2008 @ 12:53AM
"And calm down. Everyone. (myself included). It's a convention and it will be broadcast and news will get out, like it always does. The world continues to spin..."Unless you would like to have a chance at having the exclusive in-game items and beta keys and merchandise that are only available at Blizzcon 2008 and will never be for sale or available anywhere else.Perhaps if attendance to these events didn't entitle people to exclusive benefits then the other 9880000 WoW players (assuming only WoW fans attend Blizzcon - there are still the Diablo and Starcraft fanbase which are arguably much larger) wouldn't be so damn pissed that they missed their window to buy a ticket due to apparent apathy on Blizzard's behalf.When the final word is in Blizzard knew that no matter what the millions of people that play WoW, SC, and Diablo will sell out this event within days of ticket sales opening and therefore can be afforded major screwups such as the ones that have been witnessed and documented.
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