If you are a fan of Blizzard games, then you probably already know that the first round of tickets for BlizzCon 2014 went on sale a few days ago. With that being said, there is no need to rush to the website and try to buy them. They have already, not surprisingly, totally and utterly sold out. While Eventbrite's sales system didn't announce it till around 7:00 PM PDT, it is highly likely they were all gone within the first few seconds of going on sale.
With that being said, do not bust out that unhappy, frowny face just yet. You will have another chance! The second wave of BlizzCon 2014 tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM PDT, Saturday (5/10/2014) morning. However, these tickets are likely to sell just as quickly, so you need to be on your game if you want to be successful score one. Check out the five handy tips that will help you put your best foot forward when attempting to get those tickets. They won't guarantee you get those tickets, but they will certainly make it more likely.
Be Online Before Ticket Time
As mentioned above, BlizzCon 2014 tickets do not go on sale until 10:00 AM PDT. While it may be tempting to log on at exactly this time, you may be dooming yourself. To increase your ticket getting potential, we suggest you log on at least half an hour before sale time. This year, BlizzCon tickets are being sold via the Eventbrite website, so this is where you will need to be.
Don't leave your computer, especially
as the sale gets closer. It might seem like a pain to be sitting
around waiting, but when you are the proud owner of BlizzCon tickets,
you won't be sorry. Remember, when it comes to getting BlizzCon
Tickets, even a few seconds could determine if you get them or not.
Familiarize Yourself with Eventbrite
This year, tickets are being sold via the website Eventbrite. This is a deviation from years past and thus you must be prepared for it. Check out the website before hand and learn the general workings of it. Know where the purchase button will appear and what happens afterward. This trial run will allow you to know exactly what to do when the time comes.
If you are feeling a tad bit lazy, here is a brief idea of what happens on the Eventbrite website. First you find your event, in this case; BlizzCon 2014. Once tickets are on sale, you will be able to select the number of tickets you wish to purchase. Then you must click the giant green ÂOrder NowÂ button. From here a new screen will appear with a timer. Here you must fill out all information required including payment and billing. This must be done before the timer runs out or you will lose the tickets. When all fields have been filled, scroll to the bottom of the screen and press the green ÂPay NowÂ button to complete the purchase. Congratulations! You are now the owner of BlizzCon 2014 tickets!
BlizzCon Ticket Tag Team
To have the best chance at scoring some
tickets, you may want to recruit some help. Two heads are better than
one and three, four, or five are even better yet! The more people you
have on your team, the more chances you have at BlizzCon tickets.
This way, even if you fail to secure tickets yourself, one of your
friends might just get lucky. Just be sure to confirm all details
(payment, number of tickets, etc) before sale time.
Learn to Love F5
When buying BlizzCon tickets you learn to love the F5 button. This button, if you didn't already know, refreshes a website. Sure, you could just hit the refresh button at the top of the page, but you are going to lose precious seconds doing it. These lost seconds may be all that comes between you and owning tickets to BlizzCon. About 10 minutes before tickets officially go on sale, you are going to want to start spamming this button. It is unlikely that they will go on sale early, but it doesnÂt hurt to try. It will also ensure that when the DO go on sale, you will be on top of things and ready to go.
Contact Your Financial Institution
What would you do if you went through the hassle of getting online early, frantically pressing F5, and filling out your information, only to be denied your tickets anyway? I know I would be pretty upset. This is exactly what might happen if you don't call your financial institution and let them know about this purchase, especially if you are buying more than one ticket. Credit card companies watch closely for any signs of fraud and a big purchase like this may be enough to trigger their radar. Be safe and call them up and let them know about this upcoming purchase, that way you can ensure the purchase won't be blocked at the last minute.
Do you have any handy tips for scoring BlizzCon tickets? What do you think about the use of the Eventbrite website this year? Share your thoughts and suggestions with us in the comments section below!