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    #1
    $49.99 USD
    I want to try the demo, but not really interested in the rest... not sure if it’s worth the $50 bucks

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    #2
    Wow, price has really gone up. I remember going to the first, well 2nd really but first WoW centric, back in 2007. It was just prior to the WotLK expac, as I remember demoing the Dark Knight at the con.

    Anyhow, it was $100 and a bunch of my guild went so it was a great time.

    But now... well, if I was *heavily* into WoW still, perhaps. The virtual tickets though, I don't know... I mean the in-person experience is sooooo much better.

    I'm sure it is a fun time, if you can go with a group of friends and guildmates. Makes that experience that much more memorable.
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    #3
    As Silynn said, the in-person experience is really so much better, but for someone like me, only the Virtual Ticket is worth being bought. I just don't have the time and money to take a flight to the USA to go to Blizzcon.

    This year's rewards aren't that great to be fair. Overwatch Sombra skin ok, WoW Faction cloaks and toys meh & HotS ok. D3, S2, and Hearthstone not announced yet. The only real reward I am hyped about is the WoW Classic Demo.
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    #4
    Yes, factoring in Travel costs (Airfare, Hotel, Food) would make over the $1000 US mark. Which is quite hefty, unless you plan to spend a week in area and make it a vacation (holiday in EU speak?).

    For me, well, I'm only a few minutes by car from the Disneyland and the Convention Center, so it really was only the cost of the ticket and parking.
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    #5
    I seriously considered going. I'm in SF the week before (for TwitchCon) so it seemed to make sense to hop over to LA, stay an extra week and attend Blizzcon.

    But then this year I'm just not that hyped about all things Blizzard as I was in previous years.

    And 50 bucks for the virtual ticket is so much money for an ugly faction cloak and some other useless items in the other games I play once per quarter.

    May just skip the whole thing entirely... for the first time in 5 or so years
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    I mean, you can still watch the Opening Ceremony even without a Virtual Ticket.
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    $49.99 USDI want to try the demo, but not really interested in the rest... not sure if it’s worth the $50 bucks
    I mean really, you should be buying it to watch the streams rather than the added bonuses, that's how I look at it. There are some nice panels on there sometimes, I have had a virtual ticket the past two years, don't think I really use any of the ingame things I have gotten, used last years mount for a bit but stopped using it after a while.

    If you want to watch it, it's good, if you just want the extras, don't bother.
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    #8
    Last year was very interesting because everyone knew: Nex Expansion will be announced.

    While something like that won't happen this year, I think it's still worth looking at the Classic Panels to get a behind-the-scenes look of the development and how they manage to alter Classic. Not changing the game while changing it.

    They need to make Classic running and performing well on the new high-end servers and their new infrastructure while still keeping the old golden game experience.
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    I get the Virtual Ticket every year. Living on the other side of the country from where the con is being held is a huge barrier. If we lived in California, then it wouldn't be so bad.
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    Atleast being on the other side of the country is closer than the other side of the world!
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    I mean really, you should be buying it to watch the streams rather than the added bonuses, that's how I look at it. There are some nice panels on there sometimes, I have had a virtual ticket the past two years, don't think I really use any of the ingame things I have gotten, used last years mount for a bit but stopped using it after a while.

    If you want to watch it, it's good, if you just want the extras, don't bother.
    I respectfully disagree. I know a bunch of people who buy the virtual ticket every year and never watch a minute of the online (live) content.

    For many people it's about collecting the in-game stuff. That's why they're selling so many mounts and pets etc.
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    It doesn't surprise me that some people do, but for me, I'd buy it more for the show content, and I'd recommend it for the same. The Sombra skin for Overwatch that comes with the ticket looks nice, but I wouldn't buy the ticket just for that, it doesn't seem like value for money to me. But everyone has different views on what is value for money, and what isn't.