May 16th 2009 2:02PM Hey Cliff, sorry you didn't make it. My experience with online tickets is that you have to be ready to click the moment they open up. That goes for season tickets for some sports, etc. I was refreshing my page, and I clicked the moment the button appeared. There were two of us at home trying. My partner clicked 30 seconds later, and the result was 15 minutes later in the queue. That attempt actually did make it through to purchasing (we didn't actually buy anything, since we'd maxed out our 5 with my transaction), but we both started at 10:00 and 10:00:30.
Good luck with the next batch!
May 16th 2009 1:58PM Mine won't be scalped! Maybe some will be, but they do make it a bit hard, since you have to show up with photo ID that matches the name on the ticket. Of course, they can all default to the buyer's name.
May 16th 2009 1:21PM Great system! I was about 4000th in line. The wait was only 13 minutes. When it said I had less than a minute, it was really about 4 minutes, but that's an unpredictable time. Blizz did it right--AJAX client-side refresh of the page (I assume) and the actual purchase was for the tickets themselves--you fill in the attendee names later.
I love a company that can learn from its mistakes.
Blizz, you rock!