WyomingMyst’s BlizzCon Blog
Hey everyone, last year I documented my adventures to BlizzCon in a single forum thread for everyone and it was a pretty big hit. I am doing again this year! Here you will see my personal experience at BlizzCon and you guys will hopefully be able to see things that will go beyond the virtual ticket.
DAY 1 - No Blizzard will stop me.
I have been a bit worried as there has been snow in Wyoming (yes I actually do live there), but today the weather is letting up and I am now my way to Denver. I take off early in the morning… But first commemorative selfie!!
Successfully made it to the Colorado border! (This really isn’t that much of an achievement for me, I make this commute five times a week.)
Successfully made it to my hotel for the night in Denver, flight tomorrow morning but not if to have some local fun… And Yay more SNOW!
Day 2 - Out of the snow and into the fire!
Its 3 am (mountain time), and today’s the day!!
LETS DO THIS!!
(I have way more energy that I should at this hour…)
Glorious breakfast pizza… A great way to spend the next hour and a half.
Alright, my feet wore out a little early and I went on all of my favorite rides, so I am done with Disneyland until Sunday. Heading to the ACC now for pictures for you all.
(I will upload the Disneyland pictures separately later.)
Well I completed a very extensive walkthrough of all public areas. No major hints that I would consider noteworthy.
North Hall has something set up behind some curtains. Last year it was a pair of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth bikes that was placed here. Who knows this year.
Day 3 - Badges? We don't need no stinkin Badges!
All right everybody today is BlizzCon eve. A lot of random stuff is happening today. In the event that you are joining me here in Anaheim. I have some key photos and helpful information in the BlizzCon forums worth your attention:
Let’s get out there and make today a special day. But remember today can only be special if you use deodorant! (Please use deodorant.)
It’s only 7 am and the line is growing…
… Badge pickup starts at 9:00. I am so glad I got a portal pass.
Portal pass badge pickup has started!!
Festivities in the grand plaza have begun!
The Blizzard gear store is in full swing!
Seeing Team South Korea right now at the fountain.
The World of Warcraft choppers are back:
Team USA now doing their photo ops at the fountain.
I stopped by the Overwatch League shop trailer.
They have the jerseys on sale there for only $40 (regularly 60, only available on site). I went ahead and picked up a matching away Titans jersey.
Spotted this beauty, at the Clariton…
Spray paint wall mural in progress:
Night at the Faire has started. Snagged a Timewalker treasure chest for my friend, and I’m shopping some plushies for my collection. Pretty festive in here.
Had the pleasure of meeting one of my Blizzard supporters, HeyCapo, from Blizzard’s social media teams, for the first time.
By the ways, I think this is the closing ceremonies performance on Saturday…
I am currently at the Con Before The Storm party and fan art show. Here there is a series of community events, music, and fun. Here is some of the art pieces.
I met the Baisi family who a bunch of adorable Overwatch cosplayers while at Con Before The Storm.
Day 4 - This day is too exciting!
It’s 6 am! And the line is starting to build! There is already a thousand people from what I can tell at the General entry line, 50 of us for Portal Pass holders.
Sneak peak of the Overwatch demo area
World Cup Banners
The Myst has landed! And I have a great seat!!
I met Jaina!
The Mythic Hall is packing up quickly!!
And this selfie just makes me hungry…
Brig is cute!
Mei is cute!!
My review of PVE Mission of Rio De Janiero
I just got done playing a round of the story mode in Overwatch 2, the mission is a lot like the Overwatch Archives PVE modes, but they are a lot more refined. You get to play Tracer, Lucio, Reinhardt or Mei to stop a giant flying Omnium (Omnic factory) that is launching troops against Rio de Janeiro. Enemies are more reactive to your team movements, and will quickly gain up any team member, who strays away from the group.
Throughout the mission you collect an item from a supply crate, which grants a temporary non-hero specific ability. This includes a deployable cylinder shield, corrosive grenades, and more. The ability is on a very long cooldown, but can be reused as long as it gets to you to hold it. When you get a new supply crate the new item will replace the ability. On PC, The item ability is bound to 4 by default. A majority of the mission objectives, consists of clearing out enemies in different areas throughout the story map. Players are going to need to pay attention, to their specific hero abilities and how they can easily stop enemies most effectively. For example, I played Mei, which made me the most effective projectile shooter amongst that roster, so I had to shoot at most of the flying omnics and use my freeze ability on the larger ones.
The pace of the missions are relatively fast, and the characters feel exactly the same. Overall, The flow of the game is very engaging, and should be a welcomed part of the overall franchise.
Popular Streamers and Content Creators now playing at the Streaming Station:
Stylosa and I got to chat a bit!
The Panorama Diner from Route 66 is now a real thing!
(Update: This is not a real food station, just a Coca-Cola promo station)
The Portal Pass Lounge is really awesome, exclusive bar, lunch stand, and lots of seating.
WARDROBE CHANGE! (Click to see the shirt)
I am a fine connoisseur of video game art.
Latest POP figures, OW2 Tracer and OW2 Genji
I grabbed Jeff Kaplan’s head. I am evil.
Okay everyone! Get ready for a picture explosion. I finished the day doing some look arounds in areas not throughly explored, some of it containing some juicy Overwatch 2 concept art content from the art gallery. Here we go!
This was a really cute night elf I met in the late night.
It looks like Jaina and Sylvanas has made up and are now BFFs.
Here is the D.Va Lego Statue from last year’s BlizzCon, I never got a good picture of it but I did this year:
There is a Lego Picture Mural being built near the Overwatch Demo Area…
I completed a piece!!
Time to put it on the board!!
Overwatch 2 Concept Art by Arnold Tsang.
Up close shots…
Overwatch 2 Character Concepts also by Arnold Tsang and Ben Zhang
Here is a series of concepts and rendered art from the Zero Hour cinematic:
Not many get to see these full-scale size statues that some of the collectible stautes are based from:
Time to visit the Blizzard Arcade!!
Jim Raynor statue
And that is about it for now. Haven’t decided what to do tomorrow… either going to be all day watching the world cup, or hitting up the rest of the Overwatch panels…
What should I do everyone?
Day 5 - Adventures and Good Friends
New day everyone!!
This is going to be a far more lose schedule for me. After careful decision, I will stick to the Overwatch panel schedule. Hope to see some more friends here too!
First things first… Coffee…
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