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BlizzCon 2015 Online Merchandise Sale Begins
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The BlizzCon® 2015 online merchandise sale has begun! Beginning today, October 16 through November 8, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders have access to a treasure trove of BlizzCon-premiere loot through the Blizzard Gear Store. The virtual aisles are loaded with new items debuting at the show, along with some BlizzCon classics—visit the BlizzCon section of the Gear Store to check out what our master crafters have worked up.


To access the BlizzCon sale, simply head to the Blizzard Gear Store (gear.blizzard.com), and log in using the Battle.net account you used to purchase your Virtual Ticket. Each of this year’s BlizzCon-premiere products will be marked with a BlizzCon logo.

If you’re attending BlizzCon in person, use the account on which you redeemed the BlizzCon Digital Bonuses code sent to you via email earlier this year. If a friend bought your ticket for you, ask them for your code—remember, it also grants you a Virtual Ticket and this year’s in-game goodies—and head to www.battle.net/code to redeem it.


Supplies are limited, so if you spot anything you like, make sure to order early. All orders will be shipped upon receipt—so the sooner you order, the faster you’ll get your BlizzCon swag. Keep in mind that orders are shipped from the United States, so international shipping rates may apply. We’ll also be adding new items once BlizzCon gets underway on November 6, so be sure to check back in then.

Happy hunting!

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The Infinite Timereaver from Timewalking.
Isn't all the loot in TW dungeons personal anyway? So I guess that the mount will be the same.
This is correct. The Infinite Timereaver will be awarded via Personal Loot. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

GMs Appearing in Game
This is a request we see crop-up from time to time. While I do appreciate that it sounds cool for a Game Master (GM) to appear in a capital city and spawn something, this would also be a very disruptive event that could ruin the gameplay experience for others. It would also somehwat break the immersion of the game if Hydross, for example, suddenly appeared in Stormwind. There is also only a finite amount of times such an event can be done before it starts being perceived as an annoyance, or loses its significance.

This is why such events are normally used to celebrate the end of Beta and the shut-down of the Beta servers; a fun once-off event that doesn't affect the live Realms in any form, but signifies the destruction of the Beta world and makes for some cool videos and screenshots. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
So what software do you guys use for animation?
maya for animation (artofcgrobinson)

Having more LAN events outside of Blizzcon, is that something you guys have been thinking about for wow esports?
We're primarily focused on Blizzcon and the Road to Blizzcon. If a major event wanted to add WoW to their schedule, we'd love it. (holinka)

When you can't fail, everything matters less. Some reflections on the value of death penalties in games. (craig_amai)
. its why not alot of people play hardcore or do wow iron man
Yeah, those are definitely some of the trade-offs. A more engaged audience perhaps, but typically a smaller one. (craig_amai)
I'm planning on making a couple more posts on the subject that tap into the areas between the 2 extremes. (craig_amai)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Majority rule isn't always great for design either. Cell phone customers always just ask for more battery life not features.
Still not a good idea to tell customers "The battery life is fine. Here's a bunch of features you didn't ask for."
I'm hardly a cellphone historian but I don't remember users asking for a camera, map and music on their phones. (OccupyGStreet)



Meet Your BlizzCon 2015 Virtual Ticket Hosts
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Your BlizzCon 2015 adventure begins in just a few weeks! If you’re joining the party from home with the Virtual Ticket, allow us to introduce some of your dungeon guides: the hosts of the Virtual Ticket and DIRECTV broadcasts, covering the Main and Panel stage channels this year!

Michele Morrow (@michelemorrow)

Actress, undead hunter, and voice of Alleria Windrunner Michele Morrow returns to co-anchor the show from the DIRECTV desk this year, where she’ll be conducting interviews and providing commentary in between the panels and other activities on the main stage both days of the show. Michele hosted Heroes of the Dorm, which aired on ESPN2, and made her BlizzCon debut in 2014—we’re thrilled to have her back!

Alex Albrecht (@alexalbrecht)

Joining Michele this year at the DIRECTV desk is Alex Albrecht, host of popular geek-culture TV shows like G4’s The Screen Savers, creator of the World of Warcraft podcast and website Project Lore, and 50% of the Half Hour Happy Hour podcast. In between BlizzCon co-anchoring gigs, look for him hanging out in the Nexus.

Malik Forté (@Malik4Play)

Nerdist.com gaming editor, Crewham member, and correspondent Malik Forté has been a part of multiple Blizzard events, including Heroes of the Storm: The Mayhem Begins, and we’re excited to welcome him to the BlizzCon 2015 Virtual Ticket crew! Malik will be contributing to multiple facets of the show, exploring the show floor and much more.

Wil Wheaton (@wilw)

In case you missed the announcement earlier: Wil Wheaton will be hosting this year’s BlizzCon costume and talent contests on Friday night! Wil is the author of books like Just a Geek, the creator of the popular board-gaming show TableTop, a prolific podcaster, and much more. He also blogs a bunch at www.wilwheaton.net—check out his recent entry on gearing up for BlizzCon.

The action begins November 6 and 7, and you can pick up a Virtual Ticket now to be a part of it. We’ll also have plenty of eSports action throughout the show, and we’ve got some awesome hosts and casters lined up for this year’s tournaments—stay tuned for more details. We hope you can join us!

Crithto Joins GUNNAR
Crithto left Blizzard last week and we know where he ended up now! He also got Broken Eye Protectors in the latest PTR build.

This article was originally published in forum thread: BlizzCon Online Merchandise Sale, Blue Posts, Tweets, Virtual Ticket Hosts, Crithto started by chaud View original post
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  1. cuafpr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by delus View Post
    They supposedly eliminate eyestrain over long play periods by filtering out certain wavelengths. Really, they are just niche items.
    as someone that sits at a PC for 12 hr shifts for work, they work wonders.... I ordered a pair as a deal of the day, and never looked back, got a second pair for at home use. I don't use them as much at home but i'm not reading as much text at home either vs work. I can vouch for them making a difference though. (also if you don't need a prescription the cost is reasonable)

    That said it is a odd move, musta been a big pay increase or something behind the scenes.
  1. Rotted's Avatar
    G-Ms Appearing in Game
    This is a request we see crop-up from time to time. While I do appreciate that it sounds cool for a Game Master (GM) to appear in a capital city and spawn something, this would also be a very disruptive event that could ruin the gameplay experience for others. It would also somehwat break the immersion of the game if Hydross, for example, suddenly appeared in Stormwind. There is also only a finite amount of times such an event can be done before it starts being perceived as an annoyance, or loses its significance.

    This is why such events are normally used to celebrate the end of Beta and the shut-down of the Beta servers; a fun once-off event that doesn't affect the live Realms in any form, but signifies the destruction of the Beta world and makes for some cool videos and screenshots. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    This is so sad, that either

    A) blizzard is clueless, anyone I talk to have either experienced it, or heard of it and its all positive, not just spawning something in the city but in random places (theres a cracking ICC 10 video where a gm appears) they could do loads of fun stuff,
    B) The player base have become boring little shits if they don't enjoy something like that, I mean look c'mon how many people waste time in cities it'd be something different
  1. Runenwächter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Espe View Post
    All true, but you have to consider the type of people that are drawn to this website. For example, the #gamergate thread has been reopened multiple times even after long periods of inactivity and inappropriate comments which would cause any other thread to be permanently closed. It is still used regularly to attack female game developers, often about their physical appearance and sexual activity.

    Again, these are the type of people who have been drawn to this website, so of course you're going to hear a lot of whining and crying here when Blizzard brings in someone like Wil Wheaton for Blizzcon. I have a feeling the actual crowd attending will be more supportive and inclusive in general.
    The majority of people is neutral in the GG issue or has not even heard of it. The majority will be supportive, not because they have an opionion, but precisely because they have none. That is a not even an argument.

    Funny how you bring up the GG thread and the misbehaviour of individuals in that thread, whose allegiances or motives are most often anyones guess. Surely their behaviour is an issue, but here is the kicker: No one who shitposted there is invited to host a contest show at blizzcon, riding the waves of their controversy. But when it comes to Wheatons actual, verifiable statements and actions you deny, deflect and misdirect.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Espe View Post
    All true, but you have to consider the type of people that are drawn to this website. For example, the #gamergate thread has been reopened multiple times even after long periods of inactivity and inappropriate comments which would cause any other thread to be permanently closed. It is still used regularly to attack female game developers, often about their physical appearance and sexual activity.

    Again, these are the type of people who have been drawn to this website, so of course you're going to hear a lot of whining and crying here when Blizzard brings in someone like Wil Wheaton for Blizzcon. I have a feeling the actual crowd attending will be more supportive and inclusive in general.
    I would suspect a large majority of the attendees have no clue what gamergate is beyond a vague reference or two - and more importantly, don't care. Gamergate is not mainstream, it's a toxic subset of gaming most people are ignorant of.
  1. Testaxc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadzooks View Post
    I would suspect a large majority of the attendees have no clue what gamergate is beyond a vague reference or two - and more importantly, don't care. Gamergate is not mainstream, it's a toxic subset of gaming most people are ignorant of.
    The large majority of people attending are mostly geeks. Of course they know about GG.
  1. Snes's Avatar
    Wonder if their stream will actually function properly this year. 3rd time's the charm, right?
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snes View Post
    Wonder if their stream will actually function properly this year. 3rd time's the charm, right?
    I never had any issues last year. Maybe during the opening ceremony the play button kept popping up out of nowhere but that turned out to be browser related.
  1. Lady Dragonheart's Avatar
    So, yeah... I've decided that I'm spending about 100$ on this gear...
  1. huehuehue's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Guys it's simple. Don't watch the contests if you have that big an issue with Wil Wheaton.
    woooahh

    mind blown
  1. Wolfie of Medivh's Avatar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2gvC-PIP00
  1. mmocf6305105ff's Avatar
    wow that girl is fugly
  1. mmoc903ad35b4b's Avatar
  1. mmoc93b0a7f85d's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rym View Post
    Yup doesn't matter who it is, you look a cock wearing that crap.
  1. mmocf93185380c's Avatar
    Gunnars are a sham product.
  1. mmoc7cd577f05e's Avatar
    Ghostcrawler who compares an iPhone with a game.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    So...

    Crithto left Blizzard to be the community and communications manager for... a glasses company.

    wow Crithto.
  1. Buu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Personally I don't understand gaming glasses. How do they help you with playing video games?
    Not only to play but to do everything else.
    http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Glasses_of_Nerdicon
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Testaxc View Post
    The large majority of people attending are mostly geeks. Of course they know about GG.
    I wouldn't assume that, at all. You have no basis to even begin to claim that.
  1. Durandro's Avatar
    Wil Wheaton at Blizzcon? Well I think I'll pass buying an online pass this year then. Will catch up on youtube and skip everything involving him.
  1. mike2014's Avatar
    really he left for that??? they must have payed him well or soon will for that move lol!

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