Blizzcon 2010 Tickets
Tickets went on sale tonight at 9pm Central. After an evening at the gym, followed by a few errands, I’d burned up enough time to be within striking distance of Ticket Time.
8:35 – I sit down at the computer and navigate to the screen where I will be buying tickets. I go through my Battle.net account to make sure all my information is up to date. I decide that I can’t stare at the computer for twenty-five minutes or I just may go mad. Maybe a quick shower and shave would help pass the time. At the very least, it’ll hose off the remaining gym grime. Yuck.
8:51 – Having completed the face-shaving portion of my cleansing ritual, I poke my head out of the shower to make sure I have time to complete the head-shaving job. With only nine minutes to go, and shaving cream running into my eyes (and you thought shampoo burned), I decide not to tempt Fate. I hop out of the shower and wipe off the remaining foam. My head looks like some kind of fraternity prank.
8:56 – I commence with the pressing of F5.
8:57 – F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5
8:58 – I suspect that somewhere on my keyboard is a magic button that will get me to the front of the queue. I cannot afford these sorts of distractions, and the message on the screen mocks me that the tickets are “not yet available”.
8:59 – I press F5 OMG SNUCK IN *click*
(Currently in Queue)
Wait, I was going to get two tickets! I only ordered one! Damn my spastic clicking habit!
(Position: 8337 – Estimated time: 1 hour)
Well it’s better than last year. Maybe that half-second that I saved by not clicking on the drop-down menu will get me to Blizzcon!
9:03 – Position: 7696, 86% of stock left. Plenty of tickets yet. I feel strongly about my chances of getting a ticket.
9:08 – Position: 6918, 71% of stock left. Strength wavering slightly. I decide to go watch the hockey game to pass the time. Wonderful idea lasts all of two minutes before I get up, grab a beer, and return to the computer.
9:17 – Position: 5442, 36% of stock left. What the Hell? Everybody must be buying the max number of tickets per click to go down that quickly. My strenght fades, and I hope for a fluke to get in this time around.
9:19 – Position: 5157, 30% of stock left. The feeling of dread has set in, and my odds are not looking so good. Three thousand people bought tickets so far, and that was 70% of the tickets available. Basic math is telling me the odds are not in my favor. Still, I wait for the inevitable.
9:25 – At Position: 4494 in queue when the axe comes down. Tickets are now Sold Out.
9:27 – Blizzcon 2010 tickets are on sale on Ebay. The prices range from $350 to $618 per ticket. I want to force-feed my monitor to these people, and not through their mouthes.
Even worse, I will be AFK on Saturday. Therefore it looks like Blizzcon 2010 will be Herc-free this year.