Bought my badge Friday about 6:00pm EST
Bought mine Saturday, got ~45 minutes. Another group member bought his on Friday and got 3 hours+.
What I'm seeing is a lot of people reporting very similar, if not the same, wait times as last year. Mine is 3:18 which is VERY similar to what we got last year. Same with my hubby.
This really makes me question the randomness of the time assignments.
1hr 40min for me... better than last year, but probably not good enough
30 minute wait, bought my badge around 4:30 EST... Keeping my fingers crossed for the hoel we want in downtown!
done and confirmed -- Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Good for you, Trace! What else was left when you were in there?
Bought my badge early this morning, got the first in line, reservation made 4 nights at the embassy suites double/double, life is good =)
Last year: 3 hours and change
This year: 12 minutes
Random numbers are random, and you have tens of thousands of people getting queued up. I bought my badge on Friday evening, after the rush, so I doubt there's a correlation there.
Sorry to those who aren't going to get a connected hotel, but this is the new normal. Improvise, adapt and overcome.
Figures - any time something relies entirely on luck, I draw the short straw. That's why I got out of 40K.
Last year a buddy of mine had a time that was 45 minutes and this year is was 2.5 hours.
While I sympathize with the sentiment, and applaud the "Game Theory" aspect of your idea, I'm just anticipating the "escalation effect" it will cause, and it screws not just yourself, but everyone else going forward.
Okay... 30 seconds for me... I'll report back when I'm done...