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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesane View Post
    Yes. It is way too expensive. Paying $40 for a live stream of a convention is ridiculous. Especially if you aren't interested in all the Blizzard IP's
    Common sense would indicate that this convention is for people interested in all of their games. That's sorta the entire point of Blizzcon. It's why they don't name it WoWCon or DiabloCon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesane View Post
    Then why don't they add those things to the Blizzard Virtual Store instead of overpricing their stream for them when not everyone even wants them? That way the people who just want the cosmetic stuff can get it, and the people who just care about the stream can get a more reasonable offer perhaps. Or why not sell packages? People who are only interested in WoW can buy a WoW ticket for example, which includes the murloc and coverage of WoW panels only.
    You'll have to ask Blizzard about that.
    Personally, I think the price/whole thing is completely fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelimbror View Post
    Common sense would indicate that this convention is for people interested in all of their games. That's sorta the entire point of Blizzcon. It's why they don't name it WoWCon or DiabloCon.
    Thats not common sense to believe that requieres suspension of disbelieve and a healthy ammount of dellusion.

    I like only Big Macs but no coke is Mc Donalds still for me? Or do i have to like ALL their Products to be the target demografic?

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    Compared to a cinemas where you pay £6 for a 2 hour film it's really not as bad as people make it out to be.

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    You're paying for the experience in a world where there is only a finite amount of physical tickets, so there is a premium for that. personally, the production quality of the stream is pretty good with the commentators and such with interviews between panels. If you don't care to see more than the opening ceremony, then most of the info about the expansion will be listed on mmoc within a few hours after announcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelimbror View Post
    Common sense would indicate that this convention is for people interested in all of their games. That's sorta the entire point of Blizzcon. It's why they don't name it WoWCon or DiabloCon.
    I seriously doubt everyone who bought a ticket/virtual ticket is 100% interested in all their franchises. What I tend to see is that you have players that are really passionate about one of the franchises, be it WoW, Starcraft or Diablo, and due to their huge interest in that franchise the other ones become sideshows for them due to time constraints. Of course for the people who like all their franchises, it's even more awesome of an event. I also own SC2 and D3 besides WoW and played them a bit, but I don't really care too much about them that I would want to stay 100% up to date on them and get all the news directly from the devs mouths. With WoW I do care about it though, since I enjoy it a lot more.

    With the convention itself of course it makes little sense to split it up in parts respective to their IPs, due to physical limitations such as space. But for a virtual stream you can easily split it up and therefore lower the price by quite a lot if people only want a specific part. This thread is about the virtual ticket after all, not the physical one.

    As I mentioned before, I'm still going to see live what I want to see. But Blizzard isn't getting anything for it. It's a missed opportunity for them.

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    Can you actually re-watch the stream at a later time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyonis View Post
    Can you actually re-watch the stream at a later time?
    With the ticket? Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyonis View Post
    Can you actually re-watch the stream at a later time?
    Yes, the virtual ticket includes replays.

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    Good, then I may consider getting it. 40 dollar for watching at a specific time is too much for me. For watching at a later time, it's still much, but better.

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    Considering that BlizzCon still runs at a net loss? Yes, it is.
    A net loss?

    So if they didn't have a BlizzCon and didn't announce their products they'd end up making more money in the long run?

    BlizzCons primary function is to act as a 2 day long advertisement.

    People calling $40 dirt cheap for a live stream are delusional, what would be a reasonable price? $100, $200?

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    I'd say the $40 would be worth it if Blink 182 plays this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoFhiKaq9UQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davillage View Post
    I like only Big Macs but no coke is Mc Donalds still for me? Or do i have to like ALL their Products to be the target demografic?
    Please take a step back and realize how woefully inadequate your metaphor is. To use McDonalds more appropriately, it would be like saying a Combo Meal isn't worth it to you b/c you only like the soda. Well no crap, the combo meal isn't for you then. If they only offered combo meals you would likely not eat there. I'm not even sure you know what point you're trying to make.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lesane View Post
    I seriously doubt everyone who bought a ticket/virtual ticket is 100% interested in all their franchises.
    That's not what I said. You specifically mentioned that it's ridiculous to pay $40 when you aren't interested in all their games. My response to you is that the price is clearly for someone who wants to watch everything. The price is for the whole value. It's not a $40 price for just WoW content. It's inane to even discuss it on those terms.
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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
    Yeah! They should stream the event they take heavy monetary losses to host for free! Screw those guys! They're just greedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champxoxo View Post
    A net loss?

    So if they didn't have a BlizzCon and didn't announce their products they'd end up making more money in the long run?

    BlizzCons primary function is to act as a 2 day long advertisement.

    People calling $40 dirt cheap for a live stream are delusional, what would be a reasonable price? $100, $200?
    There have been numerous links in this thread where this has been stated. Blizzcon is a net loss.

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    If you think it's too expensive and not worth your money, don't buy it, you'll see all of it later for free... If you do feel it's worth your money to see it 1st hand, then fork it over, if not then why cry about it?

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    It costs as much as it did last year? It means its exactly the right price. They would have lowered it if they wanted more people to get access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelimbror View Post
    Please take a step back and realize how woefully inadequate your metaphor is. To use McDonalds more appropriately, it would be like saying a Combo Meal isn't worth it to you b/c you only like the soda. Well no crap, the combo meal isn't for you then. If they only offered combo meals you would likely not eat there. I'm not even sure you know what point you're trying to make.
    Are there other Blizzcons/combo Meals to choose from? Blizzard is the sole creator of Starcraft/WoW and you wont get a BigMac/official Starcraft convention anywhere else then mcdonalds/Blizzcon.

    To say that Blizzcon only caters to visitors who like all Blizzard Products is ridiculous pseudo logic.
    "If you are no Hearthstone Fan Blizzcon isn't for you too bad." Nonsense wouldn't you agree?

    Blizzcon is for People who are interested in any,some or all Blizzard Games which get presented on said Event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champxoxo View Post
    People calling $40 dirt cheap for a live stream are delusional, what would be a reasonable price? $100, $200?
    I paid about 400$ for the Blizzcon goodies every year before the stream was introduced. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renisis86 View Post
    WOW this is still going? People this is america.....vote with your wallets. If you think 40 is to much....guess what you don't NEED it. If 40 bucks seems like a good value then pay it. Blizzard is a company built on making a profit, not a non-profit. Simple as that. We don't need poor people complaining some form of non necessity entertainment is to expensive for them to enjoy.
    THEY DONT PROFIT FROM BLIZZCON! God people, if you're going to keep this thread going at least get your damn facts straight.
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