There are three things we can all agree on when it comes to Blizzard: they make great cinematics, their games constantly rile up the playerbase, and they sure as nether know how to throw a party. Last year’s BlizzCon wrapped up to the heavy riffs of Metallica, in a set list that ran for nearly two hours. This year the stage belongs to Linkin Park, and through interweb wizadry we’ll get to catch their concert live from the comforts of home.
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket should be no stranger to those of us who dwell far from California. The US$39.99 (SG$56) pass gets us a complete stream of all events scheduled across both days. This is where major announcements happen, where developers share tales, where fans display talents, and also where professional gamers show off their skill.
We don’t have to miss it just because we’re not physically there; just ask all the ghosts in World of Warcraft about the things they’ve seen.
Here’s the schedule. There’s going to be plenty of overlapping events once again but not to worry, all ticket holders will get on-demand replays for two whole weeks after BlizzCon ends.
Those who’d like memorabilia or are simply looking to brandish swag in front of jealous friends can browse the Gear store for something that’ll catch their fancy. Note that you’ll have to own the virtual ticket in your account before getting to see event-exclusive products.
Did I mention you get digital in-game goodies too? They’re all cosmetic by necessity but come on, tell me you wouldn’t want that WoW Murkidan pet, or having a new card back to play with in Hearthstone, or that Heroes of the Storm mount, or… well, you get the idea.
BlizzCon 2015 takes place on 6 and 7 November. Singapore is fifteen hours ahead so those planning to catch things live ought to plan accordingly.