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Pax 2018 Hype

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    every day's greatevery day's great Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    Yeah the pricing is interesting. I guess it is 55 for Fri/Sat/Sun and 45 for Monday?

    [Edit: Oh weird, I'd been clicking on "Soon" which is where the registration link would normally be and it did nothing, so I figure the pricing was going to be changed. But then I clicked on "Registration" and then the apparently official reg. page actually showed up, but it's a weird price of $50.75 per day? How did they come up with that anyway? And how does that add up to $210?]

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    MarinoMarino Giant Bomb Moderator / League of Heels Webmaster Macon, GARegistered User regular
    Yeah the pricing is interesting. I guess it is 55 for Fri/Sat/Sun and 45 for Monday?

    It's $50.75 each day.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Marino wrote: »
    Yeah the pricing is interesting. I guess it is 55 for Fri/Sat/Sun and 45 for Monday?

    It's $50.75 each day.
    50.75 is what is listed on the registration page at the moment, but that doesn't equate to $210 though, that would be $203. Maybe there's another fee within that makes it round out to $210.

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    sediroxsedirox Registered User regular
    My friend asked for a test notification from PAX_badges on Twitter and somehow I got notified of the test and got a heart attack.

    Best way to start a Saturday.

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    ZoidynZoidyn Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    S2000Gan wrote: »
    Is it just me or is the signature generator site down?

    I currently can't connect to the signature generator.

    The signature generator is back up now! http://www.paxsignaturegenerator.com/

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    hackinyetihackinyeti Registered User new member
    This'll be the year I return to West! I'd love to cosplay again but carrying all that gear through the airport is a hassle....

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    solomon123solomon123 Registered User regular
    Looks like a somewhat similar timeline from last year as far as badges going on sale.

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    IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    I feel like I should be in full on panic mode seeing as how we're already in May, but I'm oddly calm.

    And that's why I'm starting to panic.

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    solomon123solomon123 Registered User regular
    I feel like I should be in full on panic mode seeing as how we're already in May, but I'm oddly calm.

    And that's why I'm starting to panic.

    Same here. I feel more off-guard than previous years. Probably because the day of badge sales is becoming more and more predictable.

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    Croatian SensationCroatian Sensation Registered User regular
    I also feel the same way. My co-workers think I'm really crazy because I don't shut up about the impending SOON!

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    captian54captian54 Vidographer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Hello everyone! How is everyone doing?

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    sediroxsedirox Registered User regular
    Suspending “soon”- ing for today. BlizzCon tickets go on sale tonight.

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    RiDERiDE the WORST! Hotel CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    solomon123 wrote: »
    Same here. I feel more off-guard than previous years. Probably because the day of badge sales is becoming more and more predictable.

    Glad it's not just me; on May 1st I was like "well...better start setting up for PAX..." then 4 days later all I'd managed to do was log in and like a picture of a cat

    "Try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damned fool about it."
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    The AviatrixThe Aviatrix Registered User regular
    TIL, it appears Blizzcon tickets go faster than PAX badges. I wonder if that's due to pre-announcing the times... I am very glad PAX does not pre-announce.

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    TIL, it appears Blizzcon tickets go faster than PAX badges. I wonder if that's due to pre-announcing the times... I am very glad PAX does not pre-announce.

    There are a few things that I assume contribute to this.

    1. Pre-announcement certainly makes them sell fast.
    2. Blizzcon has less tickets available as it is only two days instead of the four that West does.
    3. Blizzcon splits up the purchases into multiple batches. So only half the tickets were available yesterday (or how ever many they allotted).
    4. Pax is multiple shows now which helps alivate some of the demand.

    I am also very glad PAX does not pre-announce.

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    Hoboking006Hoboking006 Registered User regular
    sedirox wrote: »
    Suspending “soon”- ing for today. BlizzCon tickets go on sale tonight.

    I tried to get those as well! I take back every complaint I've had about the Pax badge buying process, that Blizzcon ticket system is brutal.

    May PAX be upon you.
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    Hoboking006Hoboking006 Registered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    TIL, it appears Blizzcon tickets go faster than PAX badges. I wonder if that's due to pre-announcing the times... I am very glad PAX does not pre-announce.

    There are a few things that I assume contribute to this.

    1. Pre-announcement certainly makes them sell fast.
    2. Blizzcon has less tickets available as it is only two days instead of the four that West does.
    3. Blizzcon splits up the purchases into multiple batches. So only half the tickets were available yesterday (or how ever many they allotted).
    4. Pax is multiple shows now which helps alivate some of the demand.

    I am also very glad PAX does not pre-announce.

    Also, your badges aren't reserved during your purchase process like pax or sdcc, so it's more akin to Pax hotel purchase. If your not Quick Draw Mcgraw with your info your out of luck.

    May PAX be upon you.
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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    TIL, it appears Blizzcon tickets go faster than PAX badges. I wonder if that's due to pre-announcing the times... I am very glad PAX does not pre-announce.

    There are a few things that I assume contribute to this.

    1. Pre-announcement certainly makes them sell fast.
    2. Blizzcon has less tickets available as it is only two days instead of the four that West does.
    3. Blizzcon splits up the purchases into multiple batches. So only half the tickets were available yesterday (or how ever many they allotted).
    4. Pax is multiple shows now which helps alivate some of the demand.

    I am also very glad PAX does not pre-announce.

    And the PAX sell-out times are a little over stated these days. It might take 45 minutes to sell all the PAX West Saturday badges, but you sure couldn't join the queue 40 minutes after the sale started and expect to get any. So I think they are a good bit closer than they seem at first.

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    CKingCKing Registered User regular
    Well, my heart stopped. But now we know to not expect badges until after the 17th.

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    sediroxsedirox Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    “DO NOT HAVE A HEART ATTACK! I MEAN IT!” was a nice touch :P

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    Croatian SensationCroatian Sensation Registered User regular
    Well, I can relax for a little bit. Certainly looking like tickets will be in June again.

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    TydaspyTydaspy Registered User new member
    edited May 2018
    So I’ve been watching this forum for years but never signed up to comment. I’m the regular you never knew existed. Why I’ve chosen this moment to reveal myself to you remains a mystery even to me, but I believe it’s a sign of our impending nearness... Heed my call, Pax is not for the uncommitted in spirit or in heart.

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    DreamwriterDreamwriter Registered User regular
    CKing wrote: »
    Well, my heart stopped. But now we know to not expect badges until after the 17th.

    How do we know this?

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    cbelleviecbellevie Registered User regular
    CKing wrote: »
    Well, my heart stopped. But now we know to not expect badges until after the 17th.

    How do we know this?


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    IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    CKing wrote: »
    Well, my heart stopped. But now we know to not expect badges until after the 17th.

    How do we know this?

    Pax announced that badges for Unplugged are going on sale on the 17th, with a friendly warning to West folks that it would be a good time to test ticket notifications.

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    plktsplkts Mr. Vancouver Registered User regular
    Tydaspy wrote: »
    So I’ve been watching this forum for years but never signed up to comment. I’m the regular you never knew existed. Why I’ve chosen this moment to reveal myself to you remains a mystery even to me, but I believe it’s a sign of our impending nearness... Heed my call, Pax is not for the uncommitted in spirit or in heart.

    We don't go to PAX to celebrate video games. We go to PAX to celebrate getting tickets.

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    IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    FYI fellow flying PAXers, Alaska Airlines is running a flash sale today until midnight and looks to be some actually decent discounts.

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    CKingCKing Registered User regular
    FYI fellow flying PAXers, Alaska Airlines is running a flash sale today until midnight and looks to be some actually decent discounts.

    Not for my flights though :(. I'm starting to think they'll never drop.

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    BirrhanBirrhan Registered User regular
    CKing wrote: »
    Well, my heart stopped. But now we know to not expect badges until after the 17th.

    How do we know this?

    Pax announced that badges for Unplugged are going on sale on the 17th, with a friendly warning to West folks that it would be a good time to test ticket notifications.

    Yeah, count me among those, since I didn't see these notifications. :/ I used to get them, when it was @Official_PAX, but since the changeover I'm not receiving any notifications.

    Is there a primer?

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    RavenHuskyRavenHusky Registered User regular
    PAX Unplugged showclix page is up three hours before badges officially go on sale.

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    RavenHusky wrote: »
    PAX Unplugged showclix page is up three hours before badges officially go on sale.

    Is that just the pre-sale page, or is the actual public page up?

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    RavenHuskyRavenHusky Registered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    RavenHusky wrote: »
    PAX Unplugged showclix page is up three hours before badges officially go on sale.

    Is that just the pre-sale page, or is the actual public page up?

    Pre-sale

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    IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    CKing wrote: »

    Not for my flights though :(. I'm starting to think they'll never drop.
    Bummer! I was hoping they dropped for you. :(
    Birrhan wrote: »

    Yeah, count me among those, since I didn't see these notifications. :/ I used to get them, when it was @Official_PAX, but since the changeover I'm not receiving any notifications.

    Is there a primer?

    Today is definitely a good day to test. I usually just manually turn on notifications via SMS (texting 40404 with ON @Pax_badges) because sometimes the switch on the site doesn't work.

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    RavenHuskyRavenHusky Registered User regular
    Twitter test successful.

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    Hoboking006Hoboking006 Registered User regular
    Time to start SOONing again!

    May PAX be upon you.
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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    RavenHusky wrote: »
    Twitter test successful.

    And even though they warned people not to freak out, many did.

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    RavenHuskyRavenHusky Registered User regular
    Time to start SOONing again!

    Hopefully badges go on sale on a Tuesday or Wednesday, or if Thursday, I can get VTO on the day they do go on sale.

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    kcrobinsonkcrobinson Registered User regular
    Twitter notification test reminded me that I had turned off notification sounds for Twitter on my phone. Without the test, that could have been a disaster for me.

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    IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    I got the notification but was so busy all day I didn't notice.

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