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Posted: May 19th 2010 8:39AM (Unverified) said

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nope, activision needs to go away permanently.

Posted: May 19th 2010 8:48AM Birk said

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This! Especially the overpriced soda.

Nah, there's nothing wrong with a good old convention to whet your appetite for something. But at 150$, I'm not sold. Furthermore, 40$ on TV doesn't make me sold either.

Again, any information that is major and pertinent will appear on the blogosphere (likely wow.com first) at the same time or before the live coverage will get to it. I mean, I'm in no way interested in cataclysm at the moment, but I'm speaking generally.

I wouldn't pay 150$ to meet funcom and talk ad nausem about Age of Conan. Heck, I wouldn't even pay 150$ to learn about upcoming MMOs that I'm generally interested in, like WoD, The Secret World, GW2, FFXI, TOR...

But hey, there's a market for everyone. Knock yourself out!

Posted: May 19th 2010 8:56AM (Unverified) said

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really, what's the point of going to blizzcon anyway? I mean, we all know everything about this company. I've seen their financial statements. Also, they're enormous, so they must be evil. It's probably just going to be another jonestown massacre only bigger because there's more people. Only Jonestown was so much better before blizzard showed up. It was more sandbox, because it was in africa. at blizzcon they'll probably just hand you the koolaid right away and you'll drink it because everyone who ever liked anything from blizzard ever is a sheep. Also, I can't imagine someone wanting to do anything, ever. If you leave your house, that means you're a fanboy. What's out there anyway? Air? Who gives a shit? Everyone knows the only good convention is the Tokyo Games Show, and that in no way makes me a massive Japanophile. Also, I DEFINATELY have a way to get there.

Posted: May 19th 2010 9:31AM (Unverified) said

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(pssst, Jonestown was in Guyana, a South American country)
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Posted: May 19th 2010 10:18AM (Unverified) said

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Satn has it right IMO as theres nothing wrong with being a fan and supporting a game or publisher you like but the $150 price tag is to steep when theyre also charging for everything else there except the free giveaway bag.

If this was a $50 ticket and a $10 stream they would get alot more customers.

They`ll still sell out the convention center because it`s WoW but just because someone makes a good game doesnt give them the right to rip off they`re fans.
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Posted: May 19th 2010 10:43AM originalzombieslayer888 said

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Sounds like someone needs to be put in a mental home = )
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Posted: May 19th 2010 11:44AM Audacious said

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Haters gonna hate haters.

Enjoy your overpriced fanboy show.
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Posted: May 19th 2010 12:01PM Eamil said

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"They`ll still sell out the convention center because it`s WoW but just because someone makes a good game doesnt give them the right to rip off they`re fans."

It was reported last year that they actually take a loss at every Blizzcon. That's factoring in all the money they charge for tickets, live streams, whatever. If they're charging out the nose for it and STILL eating a loss, I don't see how you can say with a straight face that they're "ripping off the fans."
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Posted: May 19th 2010 2:12PM (Unverified) said

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They are currently making 150,000,000 a month and thats just off their subscription fees from WoW.

They could let people in for free and still come out way ahead in the black at the end of the year.

Now I didnt say anything all about letting them in for free but just to charge a small fee for whats esentially a buisness seminiar with some extras added in.

Said all that with a straight face too.
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Posted: May 19th 2010 9:10AM TheJackman said

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blizzcon getting internet stream to support Blizzard! You really go to Blizzcon to meet other people that love the same thing you do. Have a meeting with your guild mates and so on!

Posted: May 19th 2010 9:27AM Lt Cobalt said

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Don't forget the bulbous eyed creatures that shuffle out to ask questions at the panels.
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Posted: May 19th 2010 10:38AM (Unverified) said

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For 150$ a person, there are better places to meet with all your guildies. All that money... think of the number of lapdances from strippers you can get for that amount of cash!
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Posted: May 19th 2010 10:52AM TheJackman said

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I do agree that the price is way too high!
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Posted: May 19th 2010 10:56AM (Unverified) said

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Nope, I'll not be attending blizzcon. If Pepsi or McDonalds held a weekend-long advertising festival, they'd get laughed at. Blizzard does it and the tickets sell out months in advance...

Posted: May 19th 2010 11:14AM yeppers said

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If I was still playing WoW I'd probably want to go -- no matter the cost. I went in 2007 when it was still $100 and had a great time. Now, having watched two Blizzcons from the outside, I have a great time just watching the announcement headlines. I'm sure everyone who goes will have a great time.

PS. I'd probably pay just as much if ArenaNet or Turbine had a convention within a day's drive from me.

Posted: May 19th 2010 11:16AM (Unverified) said

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Blizzard at the shameless best!

Posted: May 19th 2010 11:27AM Dumac said

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Nothing. For a brief moment, i was thinking it would be cool to learn about the MMO in development, but then it hit me, as if the current "WoW vs everything" discussions weren't enough, they would be doubled with "new blizz MMO vs everything" appearing everywhere. Besides, with blizzards track record, we won't be seeing that game 'till 2017.

Posted: May 19th 2010 12:12PM phobic99 said

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I'd like to hear a little more about Diablo 3 but aside from that, Blizzcon means absolutely nothing to me.

Posted: May 19th 2010 12:20PM (Unverified) said

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How come anti blizzard trolls remind me so much of the whole PC versus Mac thing? lol
150 for a marketing show seems freaking high, but you KNOW it will sell out in 15 minutes and some dummy will be paying 500 to a scalper minutes later.

Posted: May 19th 2010 1:09PM MrGutts said

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People just wanna shell out 150 bucks for that exclusive in game mount or pet they will get. :)

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