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.
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.
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.
Can you actually re-watch the stream at a later time?
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.
A net loss?Considering that BlizzCon still runs at a net loss? Yes, it is.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Last edited by Davillage; 2013-11-05 at 10:27 PM.