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  1. #201
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpulse View Post
    You seem upset that I'm right?

    WARNING:

    potential Blizzcon spoilers

    Here you go:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGVO8n7EME0
    I didn't pay for the stream to watch Blink182 as I have no interrest in that band.
    I paid for the same reason I paid in past years, for the panels, for the contests, for all the Blizzard stuff.
    2 days of entertainment.

  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by The Iron Fist View Post
    Actually I just watch for the introduction to Blizzcon from Mike Morhaime. His introductions are so awkward they are legendary. XD
    the opening ceremony is free

  3. #203
    If people will pay $40 to watch the stream, it must be reasonable. Really, if you don't want to pay it wait a few days. Most of the panels end up going up free afterwards anyway.
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  4. #204
    i bought a ticket and i think its worth it. if you can't afford it then dont blame blizzard for the price (its not a ton of money for the content you get).
    are you a student? dont have a job? we have known about blizzcon for a long time, maybe learn to save money if you want something

  5. #205
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imnick View Post
    the opening ceremony is free
    Then you got my point I assume XD

  6. #206
    Yes, it's too expensive.
    The later parts of it (late afternoon/evening PST) is too late in the night for me, I am not really interested in the concert, and the Diablo/Starcraft doesn't really interest me either, hence I think it's too expensive. Especially since there will be videos on Youtube and full transcripts up within hours.

    If it was around 10 euros I'd be more willing to pay.
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  7. #207
    i think its a little pricey.

  8. #208
    Quote Originally Posted by Sildor View Post
    Yes, it's too expensive.
    The later parts of it (late afternoon/evening PST) is too late in the night for me, I am not really interested in the concert, and the Diablo/Starcraft doesn't really interest me either, hence I think it's too expensive. Especially since there will be videos on Youtube and full transcripts up within hours.

    If it was around 10 euros I'd be more willing to pay.
    Guess how many videos would be up if nobody paid for the stream?

  9. #209
    It should be free, or like €2, just a small fee, but €35? Naaaaah, not worth my money, even tho I make €25 and hour, €35 is just WAAY too much, I'll check it later on Youtube, I'll just have some fun for €35 instead of being bored waiting for the stuff that actually interests me.
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  10. #210
    Quote Originally Posted by parlaa View Post
    Guess how many videos would be up if nobody paid for the stream?
    If nobody paid for it Blizzard would lower the price to make it more attractive, and then people would pay. Supply/demand as someone pointed out.
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  11. #211
    Quote Originally Posted by Sildor View Post
    If nobody paid for it Blizzard would lower the price to make it more attractive, and then people would pay. Supply/demand as someone pointed out.
    Yes but that wont happen as long as most of us find 30 euro a fair price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLordDariusCrowley View Post
    They're already losing money from Blizzcon, even with the people that pay to stream the event. Why would they make it free if they lose already lose money from it?
    You are crazy. Blizzard would never do anything that "lost" them money. It's a giant commercial ffs.

  13. #213
    Quote Originally Posted by parlaa View Post
    Yes but that wont happen as long as most of us find 30 euro a fair price.
    Yep, those who think it's worth it by all means pay, I don't discourage it, but for me it's not worth it, that's all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilananazz View Post
    Yes. Paying to stream the event is just bullshit imo. it should be free
    no, if you want to see it for free... wait a few weeks and all the panels will appear on youtube.

    To see it on-demand instantly with mere few second or minute delay its good that it costs.

    The money goes into their game developing anyway... more money = better games and customer support.

  15. #215
    Quote Originally Posted by The Iron Fist View Post
    The only thing I'm seeing in this thread is people calculating the tangible effects of Blizzcon. Most of the effects are intangible and positive financially for the company. This event is hype enducing for upcoming titles, causes players to resub or reinvest in the game(s) knowing whats coming down the pipe, boosts sales on trinkets odds and ends, etc, etc, etc.

    The fact of the matter is no business does anything just for the 'magic' of an event. It has to have some sort of profitabilty and/or promotional benefit to Blizzard to hold this.It's an extremely savvy and smart to hold a business convention for your popular and upcoming products for any business. That's why all big businesses have expos and conventions. Why would Blizzard be any different? The 'magic' of said event is just a nice side effect of the intended reason for it being held.
    No, blizzcon does not make more sells for blizzard.
    People that pays to go there will buy the products anyway.
    They could do much more "hype" with websites, videos, TV commercials, free Youtube videos of Devs talking about the game, then a convention like blizzcon.
    The fact that it is restritive in it's nature, with a cost greater then one game to be present there, make it not areal hype enducing thing for the masses.

    Yes, it creates hype, on people that will already buy the game anyway.

    For sure, it generate some advertise, but by no means it is the most cost efficient one by far.
    So i disagree with you completly.

    And i'd like to remember you that NO company holds it's OWN convention, with panels, tournaments, competitions, etc...
    It's all companies in larget conventions exposing their things on a place where people are not there just to see them.

    There is a BIG difference between an event of 1 company and one event with alot of companies.
    The first is presenting things to loyal consumers, the seconds are fighting for consumers.
    It's totally different.

    No one that already don't want to play blizz games goes to blizzcon, but for sure you will go to a gamecon even if you don't plan to get a PS4 right now, but then you could be convinced there that you need one.

    So your argument does not stand.

    Yes, it is to promote the games, but it has a totally different objetive then to squeeze money, it is all about loyal fans, not new ones.

  16. #216
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    You should be able to watch in on twitch for free... Save the items for people who payed for it.

  17. #217
    Totally worth it
    Be glad they even stream it
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  18. #218
    It's expensive, but it beats the price I would have to pay for flying in, hotel costs, food/drinks & Blizzcon tickets. They could have charged full Blizzcon entry price, but they didn't + you get some ingame goodies + you don't have to watch it. Sites like MMOchamp and others will inform you about the major events.

  19. #219
    I'm not paying anything to see it as I don't need the production values, just the information and I can get that for free right here on this website. Even if I lived right near the con and didn't have the lifestyle that I have I still would not pay to go to the actual convention none the less pay to watch it on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    Blizzard says they do not make any money off Blizzcon, but at the price of the Stream tickets, I prefer to disagree.
    In 2008 they didn't stream Blizzcon, so you had to be there for news and stuff.

    How many people buy a ticket?
    What is the total cost of the people they are hiring?
    What is the total cost of the equipment they need to use?

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