Every year I get my responsible (lol) ass online in January with my money in hand. Tickets are on sale for the rest of the spring and summer. They warned of them selling out. Everyone who "needed" to know, knew. If someone is so out of the loop and is waiting til the last minute to buy a max price ticket and didn't know... ...do they really need to be in BRC in the first place? This system seems to reward slackers and punish those who do due diligence and buy their ticket early. Funny how BMorg can't figure out how to sell 10,000 tickets in 3 hours but Ticketmaster and Tickets.com can sell 30,000 in one hour for one show and tons more at the same time for hundreds of other shows all over the country.
This is just a way for BMorg to continue to not get their shit together with a molases ticketing system that's been out dated for years. Along with their servers. This steams with the potential of favoritism in who gets tickets. How can we expect a brand new lottery system to not clog up given the history of issues with just a simple ticket cue? Are they going to run gate with a lottery next too? This sounds way too similar to how concert tickets were sold back in the day when they got sick of people camping out in line at the record store. Raffle tickets. Why did they do that? Cause the Man didn't want Rock fans hanging around strip malls. I hope they extend this lottery system to the staff too. All staff. Leads, Department heads and even Larry. Yup, a lottery for staff tickets. You may get one, you may not. Who cares how much you do. Can I expect to see a lottery for theme camp placement too? How about for Mutant Vehicle invites?
Looks like radical self reliance is out the window. It's now RANDOM self reliance.
Only those registered by June (or earlier month) of 2011 will be able to purchase tickets during the first week of sales.
Spend less of the BM budget on the Man and invest in computers that can actually handle selling mass amounts of tickets to the Man.
Subcontract a company that can handle the purchasing of tickets en mass.
Send out emails with a que place holder. Multiple cues, same amount of each tier in each cue. Spread the rush out among multiple servers.
CUT OFF SALES IN JUNE. Is there really a reason why we need 50,000+ people in BRC? Do we really need more last minute tourists?
Everyone that logged in and bought a ticket last year automatically gets to buy ONE this year in the first week of sales. All at tier 1 prices.
Cancel ticket sales and BM all together. We'll all just go out to the desert ourselves for the week. 5 gallon buckets are cheap and who needs to buy coffee at BM? It's free! Ice? Ice maker and a gennie if you need that much luxury in the DESERT!
Hire some people that are qualified to build servers and write code for ticket sales that are better then what works there now. (Learn how to fire or transfer employees for inadequacy rather then their free speech).
Read my posts with a grain of salt.