Ok – I’ll be totally honest here… when I was first invited to goto Blizzcon – I hesitated. Why? Well, for one – I’m not a Warcraft player, I’ve seen Starcraft, and many of my friends have lost countless hours playing the Diablo series games… so why wasn’t I hooked on these games?
After attending Blizzcon – I now realize why Blizzard’s ‘accidental community’ is such a strong community… it’s a mix of the people, the game lore, the artistry involved – and finally – the games themselves!
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime stated in the opening ceremonies that the 20,000 tickets for Blizzcon sold out in under one minute and over 50,000 joined in on the DirecTV & Internet Streaming of the event!- that’s ASTOUNDING! So I felt lucky to be a part of the crew… and what a crew it is!
First of all, when I arrived – I was part of a team – so I didn’t have to stand in the milelong lines for registration, which was AWESOME! BUT! I also didn’t get a ‘goodie bag’ like everyone who DID stand in line… so I was writhing in my own skin to find out what is in the box! After a few hours of hard work, I was able to get my hands on mine! Here are the contents of the Blizzcon 2009 Goodie Bag!
I found this video that goes though all the bits in the bag – nice job!
So as you can see, lots of ‘stuff’ in the Goodie Bag – and I may even start playing WoW since I got a free Murloc pet! I figure, my gaming hours are usually from 10pm to 2am – why not make it 10pm to 6am? (just kidding!)
Well, this will probably be my last Blizzcon post – so I wanted to leave you with a video montage of the event. Pretty much everything that was going on at Blizzcon!
Let me know if you were at the event, and add more replies with your own video/photo coverage of the event – I am truly impressed with Blizzard’s ‘community’ of gamers!
Oh – and for those of you wondering about release dates
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will be out around November 2010 (<- edit thanks Tom!)
StarCraft 2 should be released in 2010 (with new Battlenet platform)
Diablo 3 is slated for 2011 (from what I’ve heard) so keep watching