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8-13-2008 @ 4:30PM
I think the entire way Blizzcon has been done smacks of pro-america. There is a PPV thats sent for those not being able to attend...only for americans. The times the ticket "counters" where open, american business times.I for one would HOPE that WoWInsider would dig into the reasons why Blizzard would let the americans get free streaming for WWI while when Blizzcon comes out the rest of the world (that did not get a ticket) is left out in the dark.Yes, WoWInsider says they gonna do live blogging, still, there is going to be a period of time between when they ask and when that blog is coming up. I would hate to think id have to wait until Blizzard releases the movies (about 2-3 months after the event) to get to hear what was said in the panels.Get digging into why we non-americans got cheated so badly as to the free streaming. Heck Id even pay 40 dollars to get a decent stream so I can see whats going on in Blizzcon....but can't even do that...
8-13-2008 @ 4:47PM
My guess is because Octoshape couldn't handle the WWI load, and Blizzcon is going to turn out to be a far more popular event, simply because "Blizzcon" is a term many players are familiar with and "Worldwide Invitational" holds little meaning until there have been a few of them.Their Octoshape stream was horrible during the WWI.
8-13-2008 @ 4:48PM
*cough* WWI was in Paris....
8-13-2008 @ 5:10PM
"Yes, WoWInsider says they gonna do live blogging, still, there is going to be a period of time between when they ask and when that blog is coming up."Oh my God, a period of time! How will you survive! Also, it's entirely possible that they used American business times because they're, get this, an American company!Also, "there will be live blogging of the panels" "Grr I don't want to wait months to hear what is said in the panels!" lolwutStop projecting your irrational hate onto inappropriate things kthx
8-13-2008 @ 5:11PM
How absurd. I don't think anyone who didn't have some negative preoccupation with the U.S. would even for a moment think this has anything to do with being "pro-America" (as if that's some dirty word).
8-13-2008 @ 5:39PM
Oki...let me see...Yes there is going to be people blogging ABOUT the event, lets say 8 hours after the event. Id for one would LIKE to know and see what happens WHEN it happens. Call me wierd but I like to get news when it is still news and not someone elses views on whats said.That is what a blog is, someones view on whats said. otherwise its called a transcript and I am sure there wont be any transcripts from the Blizzcon.Tell you what...lets NOT have free live stream from the next WWI where thats going to be and watch the americans QQ over how its not hold in United States same as they did this time it was WWI.Yeah, I read the boards where they say how its bad of Blizzard NOT to have the WWI in America on the East Coast. as if WWI does not stand for World Wide Invidational.Next issue, business times...WWI tickes where opened when...? Not at business hours in aurope at least. I believe I got my tickets at 4pm swedish time and I was there about 5 minutes after it opened...So yeah, lets not call kid ourselves, Blizzard is a American friendly company that takes care of their own citizens and forgets that actually majority of its players are...*gasp*...non-americans...
8-13-2008 @ 10:32PM
Gee... it was convention in the US. So it was on the time schedule of people in the same timezone as the convention location itself. Imagine that... Loony.
8-14-2008 @ 12:25AM
WWI was in Europe so if it was on European time schedual it should have opened up 10am european time...not 4pm european time...which btw it opening time for business in US...
8-14-2008 @ 1:43AM
Wait, you're saying that WWI's start time was set to be convenient for people in the U.S. to watch it? Gee, I wasn't aware that between TWO A.M. and FIVE A.M. was an ideal viewing time for Americans to log on to watch some streaming video.Opening was NOT at 4 pm, but at 11:45 am:http://eu.blizzard.com/wwi08/streams.xmlThis might help if you can't do the math otherwise:http://www.timezoneconverter.com/
8-14-2008 @ 12:49PM
you missunderstood...the time the tickets started selling...not when the event started...thats what I ment started at 4pm
8-14-2008 @ 5:02PM
So, you're saying an ideal time for people to buy tickets in the U.S. is when they get into work, while it's not great for Europeans who are getting out of work around that time?
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