You see things in person that you don’t get to see on TV. You can look anywhere you want, and aren’t restricted to where the TV cameras are pointing. You can see warmups. You can see what happens during commercial breaks and timeouts. You can hear what is happening on the ice and don’t have to hear any TV ads or other bullshit. At MSG there is live music! Get some Ray Castoldi action.
Maybe you’ll get a crappy free t-shirt from the blue crew or a puck to the face!
No one goes just for that… Maybe some crazies do I suppose but most people don’t. It’s just another thing to do and get excited about in person with friends along with the panels and concerts and cosplay and being among your people. It’s why I went to the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest. Sure there were announcements but I wanted to see the devs and the band and the contests and all the rest.
This has EVERYTHING to do with what you don’t like. You don’t like it, so it has ZERO value to you. It obviously has value to other people, otherwise no one would go and Blizzard would cancel their convention. The fact that you continue to not realize this boggles my mind.
Different people have different opinions and different tastes. Your opinion is not superior to anyone else’s. You are not the arbiter of what is good or worthwhile.
So you personally find value in extraneous things that are completely unrelated to the game itself. If I don’t find value in that, does that make me a bad person? Does that lessen my enjoyment of the hockey game itself? No, of course not. It just means that we have difference preferences.
Can we make it a new rule that arguments with Robot-Scott about him not understanding human emotions and motivations happen directly in the Fail of Your Day thread from the start? It’s so much better this way.
I don’t understand why Scott has such a hateboner for Blizzcon. It’s basically just PAX for a lot of people. Not everyone cares exclusively about tabletop. And unlike say, Twitchcon, it isn’t a disaster.
The only part I agree with is that anyone who’s so deeply invested in Diablo that they fly to Blizzcon to hear an announcement about Diablo and then rage that it wasn’t the announcement they wanted is an entitled gomergate-adjacent fool.
But Blizzcon is aight. Scott straw-manned the people who go to PAX and only go to the Expo Hall, and applied said strawman to Blizzcon.
It’s basically a tournament stage event. That, and you have the community in the same city hanging out and getting food and drinking and carousing. That latter part is is half of why I go to PAX! Otherwise I can just play games at someone’s house.
Going to Blizzcon is a lot like going to AGDQ. Either you’re a pro, and you’re there to pro it up. Or, you’re part of the community, and you’re there to engage in the community in-person and/or spectate some of the pros proing.
Ok now this one seems in direct contradiction to your stated reasons for wanting to watch a hockey game at the garden. You say you wanna watch what happens during commercials and not have the annoying announcers. It seems like you go for the same reason.
Maybe you wanna see what it looks like between runs where everyone is setting up the things, or the practice area or any of the other equivalents to why you’d go see a hockey game. Get a… controller to the face?