BlizzCon® 2013 Tickets On Sale April 24 and 27, Why Web Based Auction House Won't Happen, Poll: Solo, With Friends or Public Gam

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    BlizzCon® 2013 Tickets On Sale April 24 and 27
    The tickets for this years' BlizzCon are going on sale on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. PDT and Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT. The big event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA on November 8 and 9. We have yet to see if the tickets will be sold out in just a few minutes as has happened every year so far.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Mark your calendars—a Blizzard is coming to Southern California! Tickets for BlizzCon® 2013 will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. PDT and Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT through the official BlizzCon website. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. PDT.

    BlizzCon 2013 takes place November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, and tickets to the two-day show will be available at $175 USD each. Tickets to the Benefit Dinner (which includes admission to BlizzCon) will be priced at $500 USD each, with proceeds benefitting Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Tickets to previous BlizzCon events have sold out within minutes, so be sure to synchronize your hourglasses.


    Paladins, demon hunters, and Ghosts who can’t make it to the show in person will once again have the option to enjoy BlizzCon from home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multi-channel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

    See the full press release or check out the BlizzCon Ticket page for more information, and be sure visit the official BlizzCon website at the dates and times above for a chance to purchase a ticket to the show. We hope to see you in Anaheim!




    Why Web Based Auction House Won't Happen
    Despite the negativity towards the Auctions Houses in Diablo III, there are players who not only like the AHs, but want web based versions of them. However it turns out to be something Blizzard is not willing to do and Vaeflare explains why.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    At the moment, we know some people really enjoy the Auction House and would love the ability to use it from a web interface, but we also feel that the Auction House can harm the game experience, particularly when it’s used to fill-in the majority of your item slots and then inadvertently becomes the primary upgrade path to new and better items. In light of the downsides, we have no current plans to add a web or mobile-based Auction House experience.




    Poll: Solo, Multiplayer with Friends, or Public Games?

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    There are many ways to slaughter demons in Diablo III. You can lay traps to slow them down, render their bodies to ash with arcane energy, bash in their skulls, punch them in the face, or even summon hordes of adorable little minions to your dirty work for you (if that's your thing). After you've selected your class, you can also choose to lay waste to enemies on your own, with your friends, or alongside fellow Nephalem whom you've never met.

    In light of our recent developer journal which focuses on upcoming multiplayer buffs (and because asking "which class is your favorite?" has been done before), for this week's poll we'd like to know which gameplay mode you prefer most: solo, private multiplayer games, or public games?

    And more importantly, why is that mode your favorite?




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Vote Kick Fix Coming
    Currently the vote kick system will remove a player from the group, but it does not prevent them that player from rejoining the same group. We realize this can be frustrating, and we’re working on an upcoming fix that should ensure that players who have been kicked from a group will no longer be matched with that same group. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    "Ask the Devs" - Answers (Part 2)
    The next round of answers unfortunately had to be postponed a little because the developers had to attend the PAX East convention. They have returned now though, which means the answers are coming very soon.

    Not soon... very soon! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Reasons for dying repeatedly
    So I have died at least 10 times in the same area I always play in. Assassins Vault, MP8. No changed on my end, but I die over and over again. At least tell us when you are buffing elites.
    We haven’t made any changes to monster damage. Alterations to monsters are usually saved for a patch or hotfix, and we’ll document those changes in the patch notes or hotfix blogs.

    Personally, I run the Vault of the Assassin for Nephalem Valor stacks quite often while hunting the keywarden in Act II. Most of those runs go without a hitch, but that place has some really spikey damage, and a bad string of luck will leave me with a much higher death count than I’m used to. I like that it keeps me on my toes, though. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    A Reminder of Jaetch's [Urban] Dictionary
    Ok at the risk of sounding stupid I have many questions about this game just to name a few for example what is WF? MP? CM? Tank? can I find what this means in the guide?
    There's certainly no harm in asking what various terms mean! If you're looking to further skill-up your Diablo III lingo, I'd highly recommend checking out the following blog on The Diablo III [Urban] Dictionary. :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Ha. Bagstone.

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    Can't wait for Blizzcon! Although I probably won't be attending still a lot of exciting events and streams will happen! :D
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    Can't wait to go to this year's convention. It's going to be BIG.
    "Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."-Friedrich Nietzsche
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    I was so disappointed to not have a Blizzcon last year, i hope this one will make up for two :P
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    Who said Diablo 3 Expansion announcement? :D
    Find any Diablo news? Contact me or anyone else on the news team.
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    I'm going to assume this Blizzcon wlll have D3 expansion, Titan cinematic, Next WoW expansion revealed (no cinematic), and SCII Legacy of the void cinematic.

    Possible mentions: Blizzard Dota, WC4 (The unannouced RTS that Jay wIlson went too)
    I just want a little bit of tenderness :(

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