During the ticket fiasco of Blizzcon 2008, I made my own OOPS murloc (the Failoc, as WoWinsider has dubbed the real version) using the white-flag-holding murloc from the Borean Tundra quest giver area (that was during Beta for WotLK, after all!).
I thought I’d bring back my version of the OOPS murloc for everyone to see while we prepare for this year’s ticket sales impending doom:
Lavata & I managed to snag up some tickets last time, and went to Blizzcon 2008 (where someone did manage to take a picture of me during the class panel and put it up on the internet.).
I’m here prepared for tickets. I got up a couple hours before ticket sales started, logged into my battle.net account, pulled up the Blizzcon website, loaded up the ticket sale screen… and now have all 3 windows open on our spare computer (where I won’t risk accidentally refreshing the screen when I get into queue)… and now I sit and wait. and wait. and wait. I have Blizzard’s billing phone # on speed dial just encase something goes terribly wrong. At least they gave us an actual starting time this year. I really thought they wouldn’t.
I’ll post updates here later today to let you guys know how things went (I’ll re-edit this post instead of making a new one). I was going to post about druids today, but I’m far to distracted with ticket waiting. With my luck, I’ll be waiting until the second round of tickets, but who knows…
Update 1: Aww. I missed it by a couple seconds and got stuck at 7077 in queue. I have about a 2% chance of actually seeing tickets today…
Update 2: At 52% stock left, I’m still #5338. So, at about 2,000 in queue they’ve sold half their stock.
Update #3: After 28 minutes of ticket sales, the items in my cart have sold out, and I was still multiple thousands in queue away from getting one. /cry. Guess I’ll have to click faster next time. Given the fact that you had to have super fast reflexes to get in the early part of the queue, my bet is that I won’t be going to Blizzcon this year. The queue system is better than the fiasco of last year (even though I got tickets then). However, the demand for tickets is so much greater than the supply of tickets that most of the people who want to go won’t be able to go. It’s really kindof frustrating and disheartening that Blizzard’s loyal fans can loose out to random clicking times. I also hate everyone that is selling Blizzcon tickets on Ebay right now. There should be a special place in Hell for those people.
Anyway, I guess if I don’t get Blizzcon tickets, I can always try for the webcast/internet stream version (which should still give access to the murloc pet).