anyone going to PAX East 2014

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anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Smrtnik » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:21 am

I'll be there Saturday, would be neat to meet any guildies there.
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Dextar » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:34 pm

I'm not since I'm poor and it's too far away but they are giving away beta keys for WoD.. hook a rogue brother up!!! If there is anything for Heroes too.. oh man.. I hope they release that game before summer...
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Ariyana » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Yes, get us all the beta keys <3

Dibs on a Heroes and WoD one =P
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Sparty » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:54 pm

Almont is there too I think
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Natsu » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:06 pm

Grab 40 WoD beta keys if you can :P
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Miekster » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:33 pm

Natsu wrote:Grab 40 WoD beta keys if you can :P



Natsu... you speak pure brilliance.
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Smrtnik » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:58 pm

So I had a 1 day pass. The Blizzard booth was centralized, and was the first place I went. They had a separate queue for WoD, a queue for Heroes of the Storm, a queue for Hearthstone, a queue for PS4 Diablo, and a queue for getting a signature from that motorcycle thing they are doing. Each queue had a maximum floor length (because of the other exhibits). The Heroes queue had the longest floor length, but I never saw it full. The WoD queue was always full. A full queue took no more people, and an Enforcer would tell people to go walk around and check later, and one had to luck into a spot as it opened up. Or if it happened that you were inquiring into how it works that a spot opens up well you were in. If the Enforcer saw you standing nearby watching the queue, they wouldn't let you in when you walked over (I tried).

So I found the shortest booth circle and kept doing laps. Nonetheless, about 20+ people got in "before me". Took about 30-45 minutes to get in the queue. Then another hour and a half in the queue. When it was 6 people remaining in front of me the a Blizzard employee pulled us forward and gave us the ground rules:
- This build doesn't have the alliance zone, only the horde one, so you will play horde. All class are available. Some races have the graphics revamp some do not.
- Earlier in the day it was 15 minute sessions, but due to demand it's 8 minute seesions. So set up race/class/customization/talents/keybinds/whatever quickly.
- I went with a goblin rogue. Assassination. Start off in what I am guessing first horde town after some quests are already completed. Each quest I picked up also had bonus objectives you could do, but I only had time to do one quest with no bonuses (was some friggin NPC escort ugh!)
- We still have redirect as a spell... but my combo points were automatically redirecting to new targets (in or out of combat) even without using it and no cooldown, so I'm guessing it's just that they hadn't pruned it yet this build
- Crimson tempest was actually worth using
- There was a talent that made your kidney shot also apply a strong bleed
- Did not at all notice the smaller numbers, stuff died at about the same rate as mobs on the island with Celestials and Ordos
- All the environmental graphics looked very sharp, if you have a good machine you should see a boost from current

As Thrall and his dad were being chatty Cathys The Blizzard guy said our time is over, gave a single WoD key, said while we can enter it now to our accounts the beta is not playable yet but will be soon.
Then on our way out, a different Blizzard guy gave us a Hearthstone pin and a poster of Wrynn and some random Orc (new leader?) on a motorcycle.


I picked up a giant mousepad with a 1500s era world map on it from Paradox Games, and a code for a free download of some Europa Universalis 4 DLC. Picked up a whole bag of swag from the central location. Had lunch at a nearby bar. Went to a couple of panels, one about parenting as a gamer, and another about gamer psychological counseling (my fiancee does student guidance and counseling for work). Then we wend to the board game area and played some sushi card game, Munchkin, a game called "we didn't playtest this at all", and watched some people play D&D. Then went up to the handheld lounge and picked up like 200 streetpasses for my 3DS. Watched a bunch of people being friggin' awesome at Dance Dance Revolution (or some game like it) with a Kinect on a stage. Checked out console freeplay, couldn't figure out how to get Pong working on the ancient TV they had it hooked up to. Then we left home.

Was a lot of fun, and I'll post some keys in here later once I unpack.
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Dextar » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:06 pm

Save one key for me broski! Me love you long time.
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Smrtnik » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:03 am

codes in guild only forum
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Autumnlily » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:34 am

If it wasn't DDR, was it ITG (In The Groove) or PIU (Pump It Up)? Also, munchkin is awesome, even though it can drag on...
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Smrtnik » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:56 pm

Autumnlily wrote:If it wasn't DDR, was it ITG (In The Groove) or PIU (Pump It Up)? Also, munchkin is awesome, even though it can drag on...

I had never played Munchkin before, so it was me, my fiancee (who also never played) and the guy teaching us. On her turn she uncovered some monster that was tougher, asked me for help, i jump in, the guy teaching us puts a + 10 on the monster, I steal a runaway potion from the guy teaching us and run away, my fiance is perma-killed by monster. Then the game ended. Yeah.. ended.

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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Almont » Fri May 09, 2014 4:35 pm

Sorry been away for awhile,

Yeah we were at pax east all 3 days, I got my alpha key for Heroes, went to the private party for Riot (both the girls cosplayed so we got invites), hung out with some devs with Blizz and Riot, not sure what else really. Too busy
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Sparty » Fri May 09, 2014 11:27 pm

Oh, wheres our f'ing keys :)
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Smrtnik » Sat May 10, 2014 12:02 am

i posted a bunch on the guild board that week
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Re: anyone going to PAX East 2014

Postby Dextar » Sat May 10, 2014 12:11 am

I just want a HotS key, I'd be so happy.
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