Regional FlagBlizzcon in CA again... what about east coastSource
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Aeus
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#0 - 2008/07/30 01:12:50 PM
I wouldn't mind shelling out a few hundred dollars to to to Blizzcon... In fact, I'd do it gladly. But to cross from the east coast to CA, paying for flight, hotels, ticket costs (all in expensive California format on top of that) Is just not something I can afford to do.

Why cant there be some kind of big event held on the east coast? Not all of your playerbase has massive amounts of disposable income (and yes, I know there s no convention center in the world large enough to hold us all), but we would all appreciate a chance to be able to take part in such a major event. On top of not being able to be there for the experience, the announcements, and the general atmosphere, even if we pay for tickets, we aren't entitled to get the prizes (special in game items and beta keys??) that attendees can get.

Give those on the east coast who cant afford to spend thousands of dollars in travel fees a chance to have some fun for once, would ya? :(

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#149 - 2008/07/31 02:08:44 AM
We only have one BlizzCon scheduled for the future and it will be held in Anaheim, CA. If you look at our history of Worldwide Invitational and BlizzCon events you'll see that they are typically held fairly close to our various offices around the world (Paris, Seoul, Anaheim, etc). We have as much staff from Blizzard on-hand at these events as possible and like to keep them close to home. In the case of BlizzCon it is being held very nearby our headquarters.

While we would not immediately rule out the idea of hosting events elsewhere in the world, there will always be droves of players who might be too far away to feasibly attend these events.

With this being said, there are some quite rude and antagonistic responses in this thread. Some of you are welcome to come into a thread feeling that you have an intellectual and financial superiority to everyone else on the forums you do not know, but you need not choke others with it. The argumentative foreplay is not necessary over such a topic.

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They've also gone to N. Korea and other European countries. See a trend? Yup, international. Not likely that they'll ever have Blizzcon on the east side.

We have not yet held an event in North Korea.

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#166 - 2008/07/31 02:15:59 AM
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Yessss...we won!!!!

OK, what do I get as my prize?

A trip to New York on October 10th!

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#250 - 2008/07/31 06:10:39 PM
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I wouldn't mind shelling out a few hundred dollars to to to Blizzcon... In fact, I'd do it gladly. But to cross from the east coast to CA, paying for flight, hotels, ticket costs (all in expensive California format on top of that) Is just not something I can afford to do.

Why cant there be some kind of big event held on the east coast? Not all of your playerbase has massive amounts of disposable income (and yes, I know there s no convention center in the world large enough to hold us all), but we would all appreciate a chance to be able to take part in such a major event. On top of not being able to be there for the experience, the announcements, and the general atmosphere, even if we pay for tickets, we aren't entitled to get the prizes (special in game items and beta keys??) that attendees can get.

Give those on the east coast who cant afford to spend thousands of dollars in travel fees a chance to have some fun for once, would ya? :(


As someone who originally came from the east coast (suburbs of New York), I wholeheartedly agree with your desire to see a Blizzard event on the east coast. When discussing locations for BlizzCon, this is a topic that comes up frequently, and we ourselves would love to hold an event that is closer to our east coast audience. Ultimately, the determination comes down to, "how can we hold the highest quality experience that we can provide to our gamers."

What may not be obvious to players is that the entire Irvine office is mobilized for BlizzCon, and we have members of all departments assist in every facet of the event. Support teams, community managers, QA staff all pitch in, and that's the kind of effort we couldn't reproduce if the venue weren't driving distance from our offices.

As community manager, I'm naturally inclined to defend our decisions, but please believe me when I say this decision was made with the best interests of our players in mind.

Who knows, maybe someday we will be discussing a BlizzCon at Javits Center. ;)

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#274 - 2008/07/31 08:27:52 PM
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Obviously you havent worked in any other customer service profession other than Wendys. You took my statement completely out of context, and threw in your what happened at your Job at Wendys like it was related at all.
This forum is meant to get players feedback on the game. There is an offtopic forum. This topic is WoW,
Yes, for my $100 I initially spent on the game plus 15 dollars times 36 months YES I HAVE THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE BLIZZARD. If it wasnt for customers, there would be no business. You have something to learn about business.

You took my comments out of context. I was referring to players being rude to each other. The idea that one player can be rude to another isn't justified under your theory.

Please stay on topic; and, feel free to review the posts in this thread if the topic isn't clear.