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Posted: Apr 12th 2011 10:33PM Khalus said

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Meh, all I care about hearing from Blizzard this year is a Diablo III release date!

Posted: Apr 12th 2011 10:40PM searstream said

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@Khalus I doubt you'll hear that at blizcon.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2011 11:10PM Dunraven said

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Yes October 2011 Thousands of Pissed off WoW fans will descend upon Anaheim California like a Plague of Locust to exact their pound of flesh.

I’m Kidding of course..but I wouldn't be surprised if the Q&A was handled a bit differently this year

Posted: Apr 12th 2011 11:32PM rhorle said

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@Dunraven

If someone is that angry at blizzard that they would pay 175 for a ticket then pay for airfare, hotel and food just to say something angry/stupid at a Q&A then they will no doubt be comitted to a asylum the next day.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2011 11:36PM Dunraven said

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@rhorle As I said it was mostly in jest..but Apparently you haven't had any experience with those scary middle aged SWG vets have you? :P
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 12:02PM Space Cobra said

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@rhorle

Do not underestimate the lengths a committed "fan" will go to...

...and that's not even counting various media fandom (game/TV/movie/books).
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Posted: Apr 12th 2011 11:18PM (Unverified) said

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WOW may not be dead yet but his slow and inevitable decline has alredy started!

Posted: Apr 12th 2011 11:39PM Dunraven said

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@(Unverified) No WoW is far from dead, almost everyone on my school plays..from the Sporto's to the nerds..even a few hipster teachers...but it would be interesting (impossible I know but) if this con didn't sell out or took days to, god could you imagine the doom saying?
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 12:08AM PrimeSynergy said

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Really? We're still doing this?

People have been preaching the death of this game for years, but guess whose still going strong? How hard is it to just ignore news about a game if you don't like said game?
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 12:04PM Space Cobra said

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@PrimeSynergy

It is easier for people to complain about something, plus they feel motivated. If people like something, rarely will you have tons of "I like it" posts: Most people are already in-game playing.

Sub numbers speak for themselves.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2011 11:54PM C Rose said

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Man I hit that point this evening of checking when my recurring subscription expires...never a good sign.

Honestly I've been burned out for a long time now and I'm eagerly anticipating GW2 and SWTOR, which I think will be my main addictions for years to come. Oh yeah and I only have to pay one monthly fee. Thanks ArenaNet for being awesome.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 12:36AM Vgk said

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@Fakeassname Bioware said that SW:TOR isn't looking like it'll be a success so they canceled the project

See I can make stuff up also

If I'm not mistaken Blizcon for the last 3 years has had all tickets sold by the 45 minute mark of being put up for sale. There may have been a loss though, but if there was a loss in profit due to setting up blizzcon then it's pretty obvious why there was an increase in the price, so they can at least break even, now if there wasn't a loss then It's just simple economics if theirs much much more demand than their is supply the prices go up

Also you think $175 is a lot for blizzcon, have you seen the prices for some major sporting events or for some good concert seats?

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 5:29AM Boojum said

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Last time I considered it worth the spend (Live Stream) to watch Tenacious D and get the Deathy murloc pet, that's despite the fact nothing of any particular interest to me came from Blizzard themselves.

I don't see what the next Blizzcon really has to offer this time around seeing as I don't really spend much time with WoW anymore.

I don't think we'll see a Project Titan unveiling, perhaps more Diablo 3 stuff but probably not release date.

Will have to wait and see I guess.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 3:59PM Transientmind said

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@Boojum

Yeah, everything I can think of fills me with apathy for possible announcements/reveals.

"Diablo 3 Still Not Ready! Have some videos, though, and more details about guilds/facebook integration!"
"New balancing for SC2 multiplayer! Possible Zerg SP campaign this year! (ie: Game still not going to be finished til 2012.)"
"New raid dungeon(s) for WoW! Including that mythical five-man stuff with equal rewards to large raids that we promised! New 'dynamic events' in next build-up to Deathwing confrontation!"
"Titan will be 'awesome'. Psychologists, anthropologists and sociologists hired to help us make it innovative and malleable so that this Rift thing that has left our asshole in ruins can never happen again! But no details on theme yet."
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 5:58AM Fakeassname said

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@Vgk

no seriously, Blizzard reps made comments about how expensive it was and that they weren't sure if they would keep it yearly or switch to a bi-yearly things ... it was all obviously just them trying to drum up emotions and get people all fired up pining over if it was gonna happen again in 2011 or not.

thus my sarcasm: Blizcon is a highly profitable cash cow, they don't loose a dime on it, and obviously they where trolling.

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 7:57AM Snichy said

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Back in my WoW days I used to look forward to the announcements and/or reveals, but like the above, I cant really see anything exciting happening. Unless they reveal something interesting (e.g. details about Titan) its really not worth putting the show on unless its to make (more) money!

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 9:11AM Balraw said

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EEEK! That is a lot of money for a convention but I am sure that people will pay it and actually smile about it. Not sure I have ever liked an mmo that much to actually want to drop that sort of money just to go to a convention.

Ah well it takes all sorts to make a world :)

Posted: Apr 13th 2011 10:20AM Wildstaff said

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@Balraw not just an MMO, blizzard is more than just WoW. there's bound to be some SC2 announcements and hopefully a big Diablo 3 announcement as well.

if you only like wow then blizzcon isn't the event for you.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 12:12PM Space Cobra said

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@Wildstaff

Actually, I never have gone but I have wondered "What is there to do" at those things. I like to buy stuff, so a dealer's room is important/key. I see there are a few panels, maybe a few sessions to play one Blizzard game or another. Some info revealed. A free pet. People-watching. Maybe a "get-together/mingle" party.

And...? Anything else?

I know what I am asking sounds a bit facetious, but compared to a Sci-Fi con, there seems to be more things to do/see at a sci-fi con. The only extra perk that may appeal to me is getting an in-game item/pet. Playing online at a con? Well, I can do that at home, even if there is an added social element of people around you.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2011 9:40AM KvanCetre said

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@Fakeassname
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