Whether it's Hearthstone, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm or the upcoming release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, every gamer has a weak spot for for at least one Blizzard title. But there's only one place where all of these great franchises and their fans can come together in celebration: BlizzCon. BlizzCon 2014 has just officially been announced, coming back to Anaheim November 7-8. What surprises await us this year?
First things first, because BlizzCon attendees know that the most stressful and challenging aspect of the event is getting tickets in the first place. Each ticket will run for a harsh price of $199 and will be available for purchase through two different online sales. Time to set those bookmarks, because tickets will be sold exclusively through online ticket retailer Eventbrite. Then set those alarms for Wednesday, May 7 at 7PM PDT and the other on Saturday, May 10 at 10AM PDT. Blizzard says they've updated the way tickets are sold this year, so everyone should assume the process will go smoothly. That means expect tickets to be sold out in a matter of minutes. Seriously. Like, maybe five minutes.
As per usual, Blizzard will be hosting several eSports tournaments at the event, have areas for hands-on for unreleased game content, ongoing developer-led panels, and generally have all sorts of other cool stuff going on. For those who don't end up acquiring a ticket have no worries, because Blizzard will again be offering an online ticket. It's basically a Pay-Per-View experience with several livestreams going on for gamers to flip through as they please. It's the whole BlizzCon experience at a tenth of the price.
BlizzCon 2014 is scheduled, so the only real questions that remain are what sort of announcements Blizzard will have lined up for the event? There's certainly opportunity for news on any of their main franchises, or even a whole new property? I can't hardly wait.