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Attend BlizzCon From Anywhere with the Virtual Ticket
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This BlizzCon, get the best seat in the house—your own! You can watch Blizzard’s two-day community celebration online this November 7 and 8 with the BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Ticket, available for purchase now in the Battle.net Shop.

BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Ticket
The Virtual Ticket lets you be a part of the biggest Blizzard universe mash-up this side of Heroes of the Storm—right from the comfort and convenience of your own home. The Virtual Ticket provides access to two days of live HD BlizzCon coverage across two streaming online channels, along with on-demand replays and DVR functionality so you can catch any of the action you might have missed. Here’s what you get:

Developer Panels & Exclusive Interviews
Get the latest news and developments on World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm, straight from the people who make ’em. The Virtual Ticket gets you access to all of the panels on the Main and Panel stages, along with in-depth interviews you won’t see anywhere else.

Live Contests—Hosted by Chris Hardwick
Bear witness to the full creative force of the Blizzard community in the Costume and Talent contests, held live onstage Friday night. Guiding us through this year’s evening of inspired insanity will be comedian Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), host of shows like Comedy Central’s @midnight and AMC’s Talking Dead, and overmind of Nerdist Industries—home base for a horde of geek-minded podcasts and other multimedia pursuits.

Closing Ceremony
The Virtual Ticket also gets you a front-row seat to the epic closing ceremony on Saturday night. Acts like The Offspring, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Tenacious D, and Blink-182 have closed out BlizzCons past—we’ll unveil our plans for this year’s finale closer to the show.

Bonus: Epic In-Game Goodies
Every BlizzCon, attendees and Virtual Ticket holders receive a treasure trove of commemorative in-game loot to mark the occasion. This year, the development teams are crafting goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm—but that’s all we’re going to say about that for now. . . .

You’ll also get early access to a limited-time online BlizzCon merchandise sale featuring a selection of commemorative items that will be available for purchase at the show.* This special sale for BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders is scheduled to take place from October 17 through November 11, and will be followed by a public sale offering a more limited selection of items. We’ll have more details on the sale in the coming weeks.

Free StarCraft II WCS, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone eSports Tournament Streams
Even if you don’t purchase a Virtual Ticket, you’ll still be able to catch plenty of BlizzCon action free online. Coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this year’s BlizzCon eSports tournaments—including the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, Hearthstone World Championship, and Heroes of the Storm exhibition matches—will be streamed free in HD at www.blizzcon.com. The StarCraft II finals will also be available to watch at the official WCS website.

For more information on the Virtual Ticket, check out the Virtual Ticket page or click the Frequently Asked Questions tab above to read the FAQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the BlizzCon® 2014 Virtual Ticket?
The BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Ticket offers comprehensive live HD coverage of Blizzard Entertainment’s two-day gaming celebration, taking place November 7 and 8, via a multichannel Internet stream.

When you purchase the Virtual Ticket, you’ll be able to switch freely between multiple high-definition (720p) channels dedicated to different areas of BlizzCon, allowing viewers expanded access to the content they're most interested in. The Virtual Ticket grants you complete access to the Main and Panel Stage channels, featuring the following BlizzCon content:

  • Developer Panels: Get the latest news and firsthand developer insight into the creation of your favorite Blizzard games.
  • Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes in exclusive interviews with Blizzard executives and developers.
  • Costume and Talent Contests: Get a great view of the creativity on display in the legendary BlizzCon Costume contest and epic Talent Contest.
  • Closing Ceremony: Be there for the closing festivities on Saturday night, celebrating two full days of Blizzard gaming and eSports action.

Limited high-definition coverage of the opening ceremony and BlizzCon eSports tournaments will be available online for free, featuring the Global Finals of the 2014 StarCraft® II World Championship Series, World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship, Hearthstone™ World Championship, and more. Keep an eye on www.blizzcon.com for more information.

If I order the BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Ticket, will I receive the commemorative BlizzCon 2014 in-game goodies?
Yes, Virtual Ticket holders will also receive the commemorative BlizzCon 2014 World of Warcraft, Diablo® III, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm™ in-game goodies (details to be announced at a later date). The goodies will be linked to the Battle.net account used to purchase or redeem the Virtual Ticket, and will be available in-game after the show begins. Stay tuned for more information.

Please note that in-game goodies associated with the Virtual Ticket can only be claimed on realms/servers in the following regions: the Americas (including those serving players in Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia), Europe, Russia, Taiwan, and Korea.

Will replays of Virtual Ticket content be available after BlizzCon is over?
Yes! Anyone with a Virtual Ticket will be able to access on-demand replays of the Main and Panel Stage streams for up to two weeks after the end of the event. Replays of the eSports events will also be available for free.

Will you be hosting a BlizzCon online merchandise sale this year for Virtual Ticket buyers? How will I access the sale?
Yes—we’re setting aside a stash of BlizzCon merchandise for BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders to be sold in an online merchandise sale scheduled to take place October 17, 2014 through November 11, 2014.

After purchasing or redeeming a code for a Virtual Ticket, your Battle.net account will automatically be flagged to get access to the merchandise sale when it begins. Visit www.blizzcon.com closer to the sale for more information.

We’re also planning a post-BlizzCon sale that’s open to the public after show concludes—we’ll have more details to share at a later date. Please note that items purchased in all of these sales will be shipped from the U.S., so international shipping rates may apply.

How do I order the Virtual Ticket?
You can order the Virtual Ticket directly through the Battle.net Shop. Be sure to make your purchase on the Battle.net account you wish to use to watch the show, receive the in-game goodies, and access the merchandise sale. Also make sure you have a valid, updated payment method associated with your Battle.net account. If you do not yet have a Battle.net account, you can create one for free on the Battle.net website.

In what languages will the Virtual Ticket Internet stream be available?
The BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Ticket Internet stream and DIRECTV broadcast will be available in English only.

Free eSports streams will be available in multiple languages through a variety of external channels—visit www.blizzcon.com/tournaments/ closer to the show to find out if localized streaming eSports coverage is available in your preferred language.

In which regions is the Virtual Ticket available for purchase?
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is available in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia (pricing and availability varies by region). Keep in mind the Virtual Ticket stream will be available only in English.

What are the system requirements and minimum bandwidth requirements to view the live stream?
We’ll have more information on the system requirements and minimum bandwidth requirements to view the stream closer to the event.

Do I need to purchase a Virtual Ticket if I’ve already purchased a ticket to attend BlizzCon in person?
This year, live BlizzCon attendees will receive a Virtual Ticket with their BlizzCon ticket purchase. Prior to the show, BlizzCon ticket purchasers will receive a code (one per ticket purchased) which can be used to unlock the Virtual Ticket, in-game goodies, and merchandise sale access on a single Battle.net account. These codes will be emailed directly to the BlizzCon ticket purchaser, and the purchaser will need to distribute them to their attendees.
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Comments 63 Comments
  1. markdall's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rushro View Post
    its almost like murloc related gifts is the tradition or something...
    Yeah, that's why we're bitching - what started out as a cutsey idea has ensured I hate all the new 'buy this, get that' stuff they come out with.

    IOW it's a bad tradition.
  1. Boogums's Avatar
    Oh snap, super excited about a Heroes in-game goody.
  1. OriginZero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by markdall View Post
    Yeah, that's why we're bitching - what started out as a cutsey idea has ensured I hate all the new 'buy this, get that' stuff they come out with.

    IOW it's a bad tradition.
    Luckily for us, you don't get to decide what's a good or bad tradition. I like murlocs and I enjoy collecting these pets.
  1. Sheogath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ayperos View Post
    And it was yet again another murloc. Its getting old. How about a cool mount or something?
    how about a Murlock Mount !!
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    The only good murloc pet is the 2005 one that dances ....too bad it's $1000
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Likely going to buy a ticket, but I would like to see what the goods are before ordering anything. If they are as nice as last year, then I will be happy. =)
  1. rayden54's Avatar
    I bought the DirecTV version last year. I don't have the bandwidth for streaming.

    Never did get my ingame goodies. They sent me two separate codes and neither one of them worked.
  1. Fummockelchen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheogath View Post
    how about a Murlock Mount !!
    sorry Id prefer a snail mount! Id dont have to kill alliance then anymore I let my snail mount eat them! muahaha!
  1. markdall's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by OriginZero View Post
    Luckily for us, you don't get to decide what's a good or bad tradition. I like murlocs and I enjoy collecting these pets.
    Yep, you also get CRZ and no flying in current content ever again. (Mark my words, their bs about 'we might change it if there's overwhelming'... is just that: BS)

    Lucky us!

    Pro tip: Try not to gloat quite so hard when people are disappointed by something, and maybe what's gone around on them won't come back around quite so hard on you the next time.
  1. Blade and Soul's Avatar
    Hmm...

    I'll consider it depending on what the Hero's of the Storm in-game item is, as well as what the pet looks like.

    If it's a Murloc holding a tiny Gorehowl over it's shoulder, and uses it in battle, I'm sold.
  1. Lastgope's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by markdall View Post
    Yep, you also get CRZ and no flying in current content ever again. (Mark my words, their bs about 'we might change it if there's overwhelming'... is just that: BS)

    Lucky us!

    Pro tip: Try not to gloat quite so hard when people are disappointed by something, and maybe what's gone around on them won't come back around quite so hard on you the next time.
    I like all these things!!
  1. davidcryix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by markdall View Post
    Pro tip: Try not to gloat quite so hard when people are disappointed by something, and maybe what's gone around on them won't come back around quite so hard on you the next time.
    It is reasonable to say "i don't mind murlocs but i would also enjoy something else". It is completely unreasonable to be disappointed by a free pet, especially since it IS a blizzcon tradition and should be neither a surprise or a disappointment since they did not indicate it would be anything other than that.

    Try eating your own dog food and not being such a wet blanket when other people are having fun.
  1. Stormgnoef's Avatar
    My body is ready.So blizzcon is happening week before release of wod?
  1. Idletime's Avatar
    Hope the murloc is orc flavored, I wished they had made a Garosh styled version with big shoulders, would have been win. Or a Pit Lord themed version.

    For murloc haters, get a grip. Murkablo and Murkalot were awesome tributes and fun.
  1. Appletini's Avatar
    It was pretty entertaining the past few years so I'll probably go for it!

    I'm kinda shocked though... no Jay Mohr?! He was always the perfect mix of awkwardly out of place and washed up but still funny! Ah well.
  1. davidcryix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
    I'm kinda shocked though... no Jay Mohr?! He was always the perfect mix of awkwardly out of place and washed up but still funny! Ah well.
    I enjoy At Midnight and the nerdist podcast a lot but still sad to see that Jay wont be there. I thought he always did a nice job, particularly in the last few years as he's gotten a hang of the culture and such. It's a long long way from the night he performed at blizzcon as part of the final evening and basically got booed off stage making a joke about why qwerty keyboards were dumb and how they should just be alphabetic.

    Of course that was the same bunch of assholes who were heckling Tommy Tallarico from VGL so rough croud indeed. Still makes me mad thinking about what a bunch of jerks people were being.
  1. Jeethi's Avatar
    Do you have to hire Jay Mohr again? :/
  1. quras's Avatar
    Blizzcon is always cool but I heard this year you can't fly there. You have to ride on the ground.
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by quras View Post
    Blizzcon is always cool but I heard this year you can't fly there. You have to ride on the ground.
    It will result in better immersion
  1. Appletini's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by davidcryix View Post
    I enjoy At Midnight and the nerdist podcast a lot but still sad to see that Jay wont be there. I thought he always did a nice job, particularly in the last few years as he's gotten a hang of the culture and such. It's a long long way from the night he performed at blizzcon as part of the final evening and basically got booed off stage making a joke about why qwerty keyboards were dumb and how they should just be alphabetic.

    Of course that was the same bunch of assholes who were heckling Tommy Tallarico from VGL so rough croud indeed. Still makes me mad thinking about what a bunch of jerks people were being.
    I know! I'm not kidding when I say Blizzcon endeared me to Jay Mohr. Before that I really didn't know him or think he was funny based on the limited TV exposure I had to him, but again, it just worked somehow.

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