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TI3 ticket sales were handled VERY POORLY and WE ARE PISSED

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  • TI3 ticket sales were handled VERY POORLY and WE ARE PISSED

    Did they even go on sale on time? 10:00am Pacific Time was listed on the blog, but I couldn't get them to finally show up until about 40 minutes past that. Next, it would not add the ticket to my shopping cart almost every single time I tried. When I finally got two tickets in my shopping cart and hit checkout I got this incredible message: "Failed to initiate transaction. Cart contents were invalid. Please try your transaction again or contact support if the issue persists."

    These are just the technical issues with regards to purchasing tickets many of us experienced. This doesn't even address the people who hoarded tickets with no intention of attending the event whatsoever, but with every intention of reselling the tickets for $200/each or more. Why are the tickets able to be sold on Steam Market? Why are the tickets tradable? Why weren't people restricted to something like buying 2 tickets per transaction?

    Why did it feel like you had to get lucky to successfully purchase tickets to The International 3?

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    i think they should re-collect all the tickets, refund everyones money, and then sell the tickets over several days to offset the server load
    ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your hype ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

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    • #3
      I feel like they were tired of seeing "MUTE SYSTEM IS BAD, FIX NOW" threads and figured they needed to do something else to piss us off.
      I will mercilessly add to my ignore list anyone that makes an incredibly annoying signature.

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      • #4
        They should just have held the tourny in some bigger arena, like a basketball place with 50k+ sits or like.

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        • #5
          I didn't intend to buy a ticket but i feel twice as mad just from the way Valve handled this.Right about now i feel like DotA 2 dies immediately and everyone just fucking start playing League Of Legends.
          In the end, it's all about money.

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          • #6
            I live in europe and i was planning to travel to Seattle to attend to TI3, suddently cart is bugged, tickets are sold out, and wait...people are trading them for 200 $. Is this serious? Really? I know everywhere its all about money, but valve...wow. Im so ashamed... I cant afford 400$ for a couple of sits there, have luck with your Benaroya Hall half empty, half with people who paid 200$ for the sits.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lawliet_91 View Post
              I live in europe and i was planning to travel to Seattle to attend to TI3, suddently cart is bugged, tickets are sold out, and wait...people are trading them for 200 $. Is this serious? Really? I know everywhere its all about money, but valve...wow. Im so ashamed... I cant afford 400$ for a couple of sits there, have luck with your Benaroya Hall half empty, half with people who paid 200$ for the sits.
              This is the kind of thing I'm most upset about. I'm on the east coast in the US but I've been putting plans together with friends for some time to attend Ti3. With all of us sitting in front of the computer constantly refreshing every page that exists we were lucky enough to have one of us get through. He bought the tickets and we're going. However, I would have been devastated if we were not able to attend. This was my one summer trip I had planned.

              The fact that people can purchase these and post them on the market really provides incentive for scalpers them. I know people could use paypal, etc. but it is much tougher especially if these people aren't reputable traders. Valve should have thought this through a bit.

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              • #8
                You guys are soooooo wrong the tickets are not sold out. Tickets sold until the day of the tourny last year. They will never be sold out. BUT PLZ CONTINUE TO CRY I GOT MY POPCORN READY. I LOVE WATCHING FOOLS. WHINE 1 1 IF YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO CARES.

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                • #9
                  Well I tried and tried and tried. My computer was ON for 2 hours prior to event . I updated everything and restarted everything so it was not a mistake on my part. I guess I will spend my 1000$ in 4 days in Vegas instead of Seattle. So sad to see tickets available but it was just not enough. My debit card is saved in your system but even with that already preset I was unable to get a ticket. It was a good idea to wait before I purchase hotel and flight or else I would had been in Seattle for nothing. There goes my fave game out of the window. Also DO NOT EXPECT ME TO BUY A SINGLE KEY IN YOUR STORE NO MORE. NO MORE TOURNAMENTS! I will watch TI3 then uninstall and move on.

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                  • #10
                    you have no right call people fools because they planned to spend their hard earned money in a vacation with they game they love. So unless you live in Seattle you cant be there to buy tickets on tourney date so I think you are the fool and if you take your time to flame and think no1 cares then please do not even write this is a development page not reddit you dick

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NoGoN View Post
                      You guys are soooooo wrong the tickets are not sold out. Tickets sold until the day of the tourny last year. They will never be sold out. BUT PLZ CONTINUE TO CRY I GOT MY POPCORN READY. I LOVE WATCHING FOOLS. WHINE 1 1 IF YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO CARES.
                      The venue seats like 2500. They had tickets of around 2000 and the counter slowly went down. Without Valve taking back tickets that were sold, how do you expect there to be more seats? Last year they staggered the sales over multiple days and this year they went with a single release date. I'd love it if more people could get tickets as I know a few friends who would also like to go.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rawls View Post
                        The venue seats like 2500. They had tickets of around 2000 and the counter slowly went down. Without Valve taking back tickets that were sold, how do you expect there to be more seats? Last year they staggered the sales over multiple days and this year they went with a single release date. I'd love it if more people could get tickets as I know a few friends who would also like to go.
                        Don't bother answering him, he probably got shocked when he found out that there were no more tickets and he just doesn't want to believe it.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah Valve really fucked up with this one, so fucking unprofessional it's sad. I hope we see a statement from them about this huge shit show that was entirely their fucking fault.

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                          • #14
                            I was watching reddit complain and complain about problems getting tickets and that they were all sold out already etc. I never bought a ticket, but I went to the store and there it said that there still were over 1000 tickets left and I had no problem going on the store via my browser instead of using the in-game client. I bought the international compendium there. Had no trouble at all. I mean, it was busy and it was noticeable, but was working.

                            I just think that for next year they should maybe think about a different venue that hosts more people, as the community is growing very fast, and more and more people want to attend the International. This means that they will have more tickets. Valve just wants low risks, and making sure that they actually make a profit. Not wasting a ton of money on something that people will not attend. Last year people complained that they released the tickets in intervals, and said that they should just have released them all at the same time. They listen and do that this year, and people complain and say that they should have released them in intervals instead. People are never satisfied, always find something to complain about.
                            Last edited by Skonky; 05-07-2013, 03:28 PM.

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                            • #15
                              They are fools (including yourself) cause they are crying on the forum about something thats not true..... Tickets are still selling now I just bought one 5mins ago HURR DURR. ultra uninstall BRO UNINSTALL!!! Perrty sure you suck at this game anyway lol so you wont be missed.

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