More BlizzCon pictures from the seat of the Ice Throne! If only my toilet was built like this!!
Between my cell phone and camera, I am still finding pics that I took at BlizzCon 2011.
Goblin Engineers are everywhere
There was a wall to write your name on that was later defaced by some guild or player that covered up a majority of names. A second wall was made available later and my wife and I got our names up on that one also!
Luckly, Zaren, (next to Stap) managed to find a spot on the original wall out of the way of taggers that wanted to monopolize wall space.
My Lovely Wife (Princess!) managed to find a spot on the wall also!
Some fantastic artwork donned the floor of Blizzcon!
I wouldn’t want to see this guy coming full speed towards me . . ever!
An awesome statue of “Tyrael” from Diablo.
I’ve said it before . . . Dranaei chicks are hot!
It wasn’t REALLY warm that day, but Dude HAD TO BE SWEATING in this thing!
She was just HOT! Mmmmmm!
My first Blizzcon was very awesome!
It was nice to be in a place where Geeks and Nerds could just be Geeks and Nerds! We Owned the Streets during those days!! NO ONE was gonna mess with us!!
Coming from Chicago, I get different vibes about places I visit in my travels. Anaheim, California felt very safe and relaxed to walk around in.
I dare say that even if trouble were to befall convention goers there in Anaheim, Horde would help out Alliance and Visa Versa.
More to come about Mist of Panderia!
I have read various blogs that weight the effectiveness of the new feature that Blizzard Entertainment has announced recently. That feature is “Annual Pass.”
Blizzard’s Annual Pass has made some subscribers (current and former) complain about having to commit to a year’s subscription to get some free stuff. I don’t see how current players can complain other than not being able to let their account become inactive. Former players have the legitimate concern that the cost to catch up to what will be the current version will far outweight the free download of Diablo III, a Beta key, an in-game pet and mount.
I personally don’t mind as I have not suspended my two main accounts since the day I activated them four years ago. With that being said, it is curious that I kind of hesitated accepting Blizzard’s offer.
- I knew that I was going to purchase and play Diablo III when it comes out.
- I know I plan to continue to play WoW until that happens.
- I definitely want the mount. (don’t judge me)
I guess the thing that bothers me most was the fact that I will also automatically get a Beta Test Key to test the Mist of Pandaria expansion when it comes out.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve always wanted to beta test a WoW expansion. (especially with the amount of time I have devoted to WoW) However, this (in a way) feels sort of like I bought gold from a gold seller or something.
You see, Beta Keys (to me) seemed random and special. It was like someone at Blizz said, “Hey, we’d like you to give us your idea on how the game is working, cause we know you love WoW and have devoted so much time to the development of your characters even though you have a full-time job!”
Now, just because that same full-time job can allow me to afford a year’s subscription, I AUTOMATICALLY get a Beta Key??
OH. . . I WILL take the key, but somehow it doesn’t feel a special as I thought it would be, ya know?
I am not one to knock Blizzard and WoW, because I love both. If I felt the need to Troll either, I wouldn’t even post it, cause I can’t stand people who do so! They should just move on and not bother tainting the newer subscribers . . . but I digress.
Part of the enjoyment I get from the game was working toward a goal and finally achieving said goal. None of these goals involved paying real or virtual cash to complete the task. So, in a way, that’s what it feels like to me.
I also know that Blizzard doesn’t want to give away a million Betas even though that could equate to a guaranteed additional million subscribers for a year. I assume at some point the Beta offer will end while still allowing to obtain some loot for the subscription commitment.
Again for me, I will continue to pay a subscription fee regardless of the outcome. I will end up getting a free copy of Diablo III and a chance to be like TotalHalibut on Youtube.com. Man…now I’ve got to order Fraps!!
Besides Beta has all the hiccups and glitches that could be more annoying that fun! Well, I want to experience them anyway!!
Is anyone else out there going to take advantage of this offer? Do you think it is fair for Blizz to force a one-year subscription out of you to ensure the success of the new arrival to their gaming arsenal?
Just got back from my first Blizzcon!
It was a special experience to say the least! I got to meet a lot of new people and gamers from around the world!
One of my favorite parts of BlizzCon was the fans costumes. I didn’t actually get to see the contest itself, but I met many of the fans that put the work into making some fantastic looking outfits!
I only play WoW, so I don’t know what this is from. However the attention to detail is amazing!
A Blood Elf and Ogre were rocking it out between presentations…
Not sure if this is a Night Elf, but I definitely wanted a Grape Soda after taking this picture! Mmmmmmmm!
All of the costumed fans were always nice enough to stop for a bit so you can get a picture of their hard work.
Some where scarier than others . . . but she was friendly all the same!
BlizzCon gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling!
Does it seem like I’m focusing on the Females? Don’t judge me!
The panels were informative. The Demos were fun to try. And the sales girls got all my money . . but I enjoyed it all immensely!
More Blizzcon stuff to come!