Also as I am a VIG and I am well aware of the ongoings with my group I am letting everyone who reads this know, do not worry. We will NEVER get early access to event reg. It just won't happen.
My list had items for myself as well as for friends so we could play together. I ended up processing first out of our group and went through the purchase process, got my emails saying I was confirmed (yada yada). An hour later my friends list processed and it purchased one of the events for us both again. Not sure why if he already had tickets it would go through and even try to re-purchase tickets as he was already booked for the time slot. So I ended up getting another email saying that my friend had also booked tickets for the same event for us. However when I look at my schedule I only see 1 ticket for the event.
It looks like he WAS billed for this ticket even though he already had a ticket. Any ideas on how this is going to be resolved? I can't cancel the ticket as I only have 1 ticket. If I cancel then I lose the event.
I was #1828 when I pushed the button at Noon (EST). Processed quickly (23 minutes?) and got a good number of my selections - 9 of 33 with a couple being fall backs. Regarding how to allow for more events available later in the queue - would it be possible/fairer to cap the number of events you can get? Maybe 6 or so? So the first ones in don't get a fully stocked cart and leave some for the others down the line. Perhaps VIGs would continue to get an unlimited number as a perk. Just a thought.
My friends got one event between the four of us, made all the funnier by my friend having all his other would-be ticket purchases thwarted by a first-time attendee he added to his friends list who put my buddy in games without giving a heads-up that he was doing it, haha. Ah, the friends ticketing system.
I got 4 out of 6 events, but the 2 I missed were my highest priority. Basically my PFS events. Wanted to give 2e Pathfinder a try again and not going to be able to do so as the two events I signed up for filled up quickly.
I don't remember the PFS events filling up that quickly in prior Gen Cons. I was able to get 4-6 PFS events over the weekend without too much issue. I think they may have less tables/GMs this year since before 2020. Hopefully they will add more, I continue to check the event log.
I know it has in the past, so when my wish list processed and none of my events greyed out, I thought I was good. However, when checking my results, 2 of my 6 events were sold out.
So not sure if it's supposed to do it or not.
None of mine were greyed out as I waited for my 3,000something number to tick down, and they were all sold out once I reached the front of the queue.
that's weird, I actually took a screenshot to show to my friends as they greyed out
It did update them as soon as I clicked the "check out" button, and I saw half of them were sold out-sold out and the other half just did not have enough tickets for me. Oh well, ultimately it had no impact on things at least, haha.
I don't sweat the event lottery. I sign up, sometimes get an event, and sometimes don't. The reason I don't let it get to me is twofold:
1) I run a couple events that I want to play. I'd suggest this for everyone, it adds more events and guarantees you'll get to play.
2) I've literally never gone to an event where I couldn't get in with generic tickets. Someone almost always double-books, decides they'd rather have a nap, or the game can easily add another player without difficulty for the GM.
I have a feeling my place in the 5500s was karmic balancing for drawing a 12:02 p.m. time for the hotel block.