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Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Luciandk » September 4th, 2014, 3:30 pm

https://eu.battle.net/shop/en/
https://us.battle.net/shop/en/

29.99 EUR for europeans and 39.99 USD for those over the pond.

Will be interesting to see if the pet turns out to be Grommloc as datamined, but certainly a high chance of it!

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Poofah » September 4th, 2014, 3:48 pm

On PTR there is a suspicious pet currently called "BC01" that is due to be added in patch 6.0.2, it currently has Murkablo's model but the item you learn it from uses the Grommloc icon as you can see here: http://wod.wowhead.com/item=118517
and
http://wod.wowhead.com/spell=177234

And here is the pet battle info: http://wod.wowhead.com/npc=88805#petabilities

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Graven » September 4th, 2014, 5:07 pm

So weird that they sell these things but don't describe the product fully. The only reason I (and presumably many others) would pay £25 to watch an hours-long advert for Blizzard is the pet, and they don't even say what the pet is, or even confirm that there definitely is one.

Can you imagine any other online product being sold with such an inadequate description?

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Luciandk » September 4th, 2014, 5:18 pm

The rewards usually gets revealed closer to Blizzcon.

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Graven » September 4th, 2014, 5:29 pm

That is kinda my point. The things are on sale now...

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Poofah » September 4th, 2014, 9:37 pm

The streaming of Blizzcon content is the 'product' (wink wink). Obviously they're selling us the pet, but the 'virtual ticket' is an excuse to charge $40, and also an excuse to sell it to us without properly describing the actual goodies.

Also, sadly, I just realized that the Grommloc/BC01's moveset is really lame. Dominance+Whirlwind *should* be a nifty combo, but it's not. Dominance 'increases the damage of your next attack by 100%', and this means it will only boost the damage of the first hit of Whirlwind (the frontrow hit), and not the 2nd and 3rd hits on the backrow. This is similar to how Supercharge+Quake works on Personal World Destroyer and Pocket Reaver.

*edit* it seems that Whirlwind has gotten the Avalanche treatment, ie it does 33 dmg split among opponents, rather than 11 to each opponent. 'Next hit' damage modifiers such as Dominance *should* affect all 3 hits of these 'split' AoE abilities. For example Rake reduces the damage of Avalanche against all targets, not just the first. Any AoEs that haven't been updated (Quake, Tidal Wave, Arcane Explosion for example) still only get the bonus on the first hit though.

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Mehetabel » September 5th, 2014, 4:56 am

Graven wrote:The only reason I (and presumably many others) would pay £25 to watch an hours-long advert for Blizzard is the pet


Poofah wrote:The streaming of Blizzcon content is the 'product' (wink wink). Obviously they're selling us the pet, but the 'virtual ticket' is an excuse to charge $40


Despite being a complete pet addict, I absolutely LOVE watching Blizzcon, as does my OH. We watch pretty much the whole thing (of the WoW panels at least). I would definately still get the virtual ticket even if there was NO pet. The pet is just a super awesome bonus! :D
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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Digem » September 5th, 2014, 6:03 am

Mehetabel wrote:
Graven wrote:The only reason I (and presumably many others) would pay £25 to watch an hours-long advert for Blizzard is the pet


Poofah wrote:The streaming of Blizzcon content is the 'product' (wink wink). Obviously they're selling us the pet, but the 'virtual ticket' is an excuse to charge $40


Despite being a complete pet addict, I absolutely LOVE watching Blizzcon, as does my OH. We watch pretty much the whole thing (of the WoW panels at least). I would definately still get the virtual ticket even if there was NO pet. The pet is just a super awesome bonus! :D



If one watches nothing else but the costume contest it is worth it.
Some are really good but the best part some are flat out hilarious.
Some people really do come up with some clever funny costumes.
Me and my guild never get as much laughs as when we are watching that and commenting in vent on it.

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Hypah » September 5th, 2014, 7:04 am

Poofah wrote:On PTR there is a suspicious pet currently called "BC01" that is due to be added in patch 6.0.2, it currently has Murkablo's model but the item you learn it from uses the Grommloc icon as you can see here: http://wod.wowhead.com/item=118517
and
http://wod.wowhead.com/spell=177234

And here is the pet battle info: http://wod.wowhead.com/npc=88805#petabilities

also BC can stand for Blizzcon so i would definetly assume this is going to be the pet. If it really is the pet, I'll be having a loooot of fun with dominace->whirlwind

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Poofah » September 19th, 2014, 1:10 pm

So Grommloc got changed. He no longer has Whirlwind, instead he has a single-target ability that does the same total dmg. Old link still works, here it is again:

http://wod.wowhead.com/npc=88805

Obviously the new version is not nearly as interesting. Honestly it's hard to believe they went to the trouble of designing a whole new ability 'Mighty Charge' that is just a generic weaker version of Gift of Winter Veil. So here's hoping that this version is temporary.

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Klaital » September 19th, 2014, 6:07 pm

Looking at his moveset, he can do pretty high burst with either clobber + takedown or dominance + mighty charge, but both options are seriously telegraphed so likely not overly useful in pvp, though I suppose it can be good for obliterating dragonkin in pve.

Poofah, its not directly inferior version of gift of winter veil since it has lower cd and higher hit chance.

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Re: Blizzcon 2014 virtual tickets is now available

Postby Shehzad » September 20th, 2014, 5:31 am

nice post
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