is behind us, and over on the forums, Irhabi has reached the conclusion that he won't be going next year
. He says that with everything streaming out onto DirecTV and the Internet, and with no beta access included, and (what he thought was) a less than stellar performance by Ozzy Osbourne
, he might as well stayed at home. I don't particularly share his opinion -- there are lots of great reasons to go to BlizzCon, from getting to try out the latest builds of Blizzard's upcoming games, to meeting vendors and other fans on the floor, to getting the chance to ask your own questions of the devs (and maybe even meet some of them at the various parties around Anaheim
). If you're just bummed that BlizzCon was lame because you didn't get a beta key this year, maybe you should have wandered the show floor a little bit.
On the other side of it, the folks who bought the DirecTV stream at home are a little more split on the subject -- we twittered to get some responses
, and they run the gamut from "yes, it was worth it with the pet," to "no, they should have covered WoW
more" (not only did the feed cut off halfway through the contest on Friday night -- we later heard from DirecTV employees that they could only broadcast a certain number of hours over the weekend, and that's where they made the cut -- but they also skipped a few big WoW panels
coverage on the main stage instead). And don't even get us started on Jo Garcia
, lovely and well-meaning though she may be (though Jay Mohr doesn't deserve the crap
he's getting -- he did a respectable job this year). Fortunately, there were lots of other outlets to get your WoW
news from, and odds are that Grunty will soothe your pains
from the $40 you might feel you've wasted.
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