11:02pm: We're at two minutes after Blizzard promised ticket sales would go live, and we're still stuck on the SCV. We kind of miss the Failoc, actually -- "The site is down for maintenance" doesn't really have the same mysterious ring as "An error has occurred."
11:06pm: We're getting stylesheet errors, which usually means the site is up but being hammered. No surprise there. But if you're aiming for tickets, looks like now might be your chance.
11:09pm: Yup, it's loading. Tickets are being sold, though for how long we have no idea.
11:15pm: It occurs to us that the Blizzard Store site is buckling under the pressure, and yet the BlizzCon forums run just fine. Are the same web people working on both?
is down completely. We only have one question: what dropped? /roll11:19pm: Worldofwarcraft.com is officially reporting BlizzCon sold out
. Looks like that's it. Congrats to everyone who got tickets, and our condolences to anyone who didn't. Now, what we really want to know is: what does Blizzard have to say for themselves after this debacle?11:24pm: Here's the official pronouncement
on the forums. People are, unsurprisingly, not happy. How many hours did you spend this week trying to get BlizzCon tickets?