3k More Blizzcon Tix!

But there is a catch! Yup, you heard me, a catch... a lottery actually . Good luck!

Blizzard Gamers,

On behalf of everyone at Blizzard, I want to apologize for the challenges and frustrations you experienced while trying to purchase BlizzCon tickets on Monday and Tuesday. BlizzCon is about the positive experiences you all have had with Blizzard games. As a result of this week's events, the excitement that many of you felt about the show has turned into dissatisfaction and disappointment.

Due to these circumstances, we've reevaluated our convention hall space and come up with some solutions that will allow us to offer 3,000 more tickets for sale. We know this will not be enough to satisfy the very high level of demand for tickets this year, but we want to ensure that BlizzCon remains a great experience for those of you who are able to attend. To avoid the issues many of you faced this week, we'll be selling these 3,000 via a lottery. We'll post further details once our plans are finalized. Please note that the lottery will only be open to those with an active Blizzard Account as of 9:00 PM PDT on August 12, the time that the "Sold Out" notice was posted.

I, and everyone else at Blizzard, share the frustration and disappointment that many of you have expressed as a result of this process. We'll do what it takes to avoid this type of situation in the future.


Mike Morhaime


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Blizzard Account is not equal to WoW Account
# Aug 17 2008 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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For those of us who have not used the Blizzard store before and were trying to get tickets, we are not eligible...even if you have played Blizzard games from the original Diablo on.

So, for those with WoW Accounts who were trying to get tickets and didn't know you needed a second account, there is no lottery. (I am sure it would have made us create one to check out...but alas we never got there, just the error page.)

Anyone up for Disneyland? :)
That was about time
# Aug 15 2008 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Well it was about time they apologized..

Users got a reason to complain about the server issues, and being unable to buy a ticket.. Thats not good enough blizzard!

# Aug 14 2008 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
3,451 posts
WoW -2.2k Disc, 2.1k RDruid, 2.1k Rsham. 2k Hunter, 2k DK, 1950 War, 1900 Ret.
Duelist, Hotter Streak

FFXIV - 8 Lancer

FFXI(Retired)- 50 SMN, 39 BST.

beware when folks say they share YOUR concern...
# Aug 14 2008 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
I say BEWARE when people say they share YOUR concern about anything.

I say they saw they were going to be short on breaking even on Blzzcon stuff, so they decided to say, "Aww, dawg; we are so concerned that you tiny folks didn't get tickets to Blizzcon!"

seriously, if there were such a group of "concerned" folks at Blizzard, they would also say; "Awwww, DAWG; Here's a free years subscription on us for your problems, Fo'shizzle!"

Til then, I am eating my spinach and trying my best to hide my peas in my mashed potatos. Then maybe Santa won't notice the rest of the stuff. God forbid he shows up with a post somewhere telling me he's "concerned".

Peace and Nucear weapons,

"Frostmourne is a Hunter weapon. True story."

-Greg the "Ghostcrawler" Street
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