Blizzcon 2014 is coming up in just six weeks, and if you’re not lucky enough to be attending (I’ll be there, along with some others representing IncGamers), you can still be part of the action by purchasing the Blizzcon Virtual Ticket. It’s a subscription that allows you to watch (online or via Direct TV) all the panels live, plus exclusive interviews and other content that even show attendees don’t get to see, and Blizzard would very much like you to buy one, instead of just waiting to see the panels later on YouTube.
One thing you definitely won’t get on YouTube is the Blizzcon virtual goodie bag, the contents of which Blizzard has just posted a preview of. All show attendees receive a non-virtual Goodie Bag, which comes with a variety of Blizzard merch and lots of coupons and brochures, along with some virtual game prizes as well. If you purchase the Virtual Ticket you don’t get the non-virtual loot, but you do receive access codes to unlock all the digital goodies in the full goodie bag, which includes a WoW virtual pet, a Heartstone card, some Starcraft decals, a Titan-scented bag of invisible potpourri, and more. Diablo 3 is also virtually-represented, with new transmog recipes.
New Diablo 3 Transmog with 2014 Blizzcon Virtual Ticket:
Outfit your heroes with six weapon transmogrification appearances inspired by World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor—one for each of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls’ classes.
You can see the two sample images below, with the Draenor influence best seen in that Barb BBQ cooker mace. The hot hands bow for the Demon Hunter is another nice example, but the rest of the classes seem to have a lot less love. Why not hibachis on a stick for everyone? Also, check out the DH’s stems above those galoshes… Holy skinny jeans, Batman!