Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BlizzCon Shopping Cart servers working... Sorta

[caption id="attachment_245" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Blizzard servers worked for some, but not for most."]Blizzard servers worked for some, but not for most.[/caption]

Blizzard announced they were going to reopen their shopping cart servers around 12PM PST.  Well as expected, a huge rush of traffic caused the servers to become slow and sluggish, and in my case, error out.  I made it as far as to the point where the servers were asking me to put in my credit card CVV/CVC codes, which of course at that point it crashed out.  I have two seperate cards on attached to my account, and the shopping cart wouldn't accept the code for EITHER.

I must've at least made 20+ attempts between both cards getting the server to take the code but no luck... I would assume that was probably the last step prior to purchase.  I HAD THE FUCKING TICKETS IN MY BASKET BUT I COULDN'T PURCHASE THEM BECUASE BLIZZARD'S SERVERS FUCKING SUCK! I'm so pissed right now..

[caption id="attachment_244" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="This is the message you see if you try to purchase tickets... No really... It is."]This is the message you see if you try to purchase tickets... No really... It is.[/caption]

Now their stock for BlizzCon tickets is marked "Sold Out"and will remain so until 8PM PST.
The bulk of the BlizzCon tickets we had available were sold out within minutes of ticket sales going live again this afternoon. We have a small reserve of tickets left -- to make these available to some of you who might not have had a chance to purchase yet, we will be releasing the remaining reserve tickets for sale tonight, August 12, at 8:00 PM PDT. We appreciate the enthusiasm everyone has shown, and wish we were able to accommodate even more attendees at this year’s BlizzCon.

I'll try again then, but I'm not holding my breath... Blizzard really fucked this up for everybody.  Next time use a third party service like Ticketmaster that can handle this shit without issues you dumb fucks.  Thanks for making me waste all my time for nothing...