Blizzcon knocking on the door

Only mere hours til Blizzcon kicks off! With Cataclysm’s date already released what other big news do they have in store for us this Friday? Schedules are already up for the the entire event to give you a slight idea on what there covering, however it doesn’t include exactly what is being covered in those segments 😉 that is probably a secret to everyone outside Blizzard. Rumours are that there will be some big news, which is kind of backed slightly by the fact the Cata date was released early, maybe they didn’t bother holding on because it would of been shadowed?
I myself would of loved to attend the event and may possibly make a push to make it their next year. I’m not massively into Blizzard as a whole as I’m only really interested in WoW, however I did really enjoy Diablo 2 and will most likely be getting Diablo 3. Even still, Blizzcon in my eyes is as almost as big as E3 as an convention. Due to the exclusivity and price of entry to E3, Blizzcon is probably the biggest convention I’ll ever get to attend so would love to experience it someday.
I’ve been to a couple of conventions before, including GameStars Live and Multiplay’s iSeries. Its the feeling of being there, getting hands-on previews of everything that makes it special. Because of that I won’t be bothering with the Blizzcon Virtual ticket as I’m happy finding out news via the hundreds of gaming sites and podcasts that will be covering it as well, but would love to be there in the future.

Blizzcon Pet announced!

DeathlocSo if you didn’t catch any of the news as it rolled straight off the press yesterday, Blizzard have announced the pet available to people attending Blizzcon as well as those purchasing a virtual ticket for the event.

I didn’t really see this coming. When I heard the pet was Deathwing related I couldn’t imagine what they would come up with. There already is a mini-deathwing available for people who pick up a Collectors Edition of Cataclysm, a deathwing murloc, that certainly surprised me.

I myself aren’t into vanity pets all that much. I think its nice to have an original one or something to get peoples attention etc but as a Rogue I tend not to bother with them since they kind of give away my location when stealthed :P. On my Mage however I do tend to bring one out now and then, usually my phoenix from MGT as its pretty rare, but I would love a murloc as their sounds are great! I don’t tend to spend much if any cash on virtual things as I can’t push myself to ‘waste’ my money on something I don’t have physically. I won’t be spending the £25 price tag on a virtual ticket as I don’t think the pet is worth that much and I’ll just find out all the Blizzcon news from  my favourite podcasts as well as various blog sites.

Anyone else considering this pet? Or have opinions on its looks? I like murlocs but this one isn’t really down my alley.