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Blizzard Adding Extra Security Measures During the Annual BlizzCon Convention - MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited October 2018 in News & Features Discussion

imageBlizzard Adding Extra Security Measures During the Annual BlizzCon Convention - MMORPG.com

Blizzard has posted a brief note to fans heading to the Anaheim Convention Center for BlizzCon 2018 about extra security measures being put in place to ensure that fans are safe over the weekend. At every point of entrance, fans will be walking through metal detectors and submitting their carried items to a bag check. The team is recommending that attendees arrive earlier than normal as the process could slow entrance to the venue.

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,867
    Good to hear. It feels like there's been a lot more active nutjobs lately in the public.
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  • hunterdelta00hunterdelta00 Member UncommonPosts: 10
    yeah with all the shit going on in the world. This is a good thing. Might have to wait alittle longer to get in.
    XingbairongSBFord
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,959
    edited October 2018

    BLizz Security " One moment Miss , are you hiding any weapons?"



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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,867

    Scorchien said:



    BLizz Security " One moment Miss , are you hiding any weapons?"



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    Its hard work....but someone has to do it.
  • SamhaelSamhael Member RarePosts: 1,262
    Hiding? Not so much. On full display? Absolutely!
    Oh, and there's a bow as well.
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  • stebo104stebo104 Member UncommonPosts: 23
    edited October 2018
    "extra security measures being put in place to ensure that fans are safe" More like to protect the safety of blizzard staff, there is a lot of people who are vary made at bliz right now due to the big fail that is BFA.
    ZenJellySBFordIselinJeleenagastovski1
  • IwayloIwaylo Member UncommonPosts: 174
    NA and their gun rights, it's wise to keep it extra secure.
    Myrdynn
  • HellscreamHellscream Member UncommonPosts: 94
    Yeah good idea with the mass shootings and nut jobs out there these days this is just a extra precaution and you shouldn't have to bring a gun to a gaming convention to begin with. Wouldn't need to even worry about carrying a gun if people where not so stupid with them. Man this world is going to shit in a hand basket so sad really.
  • RenoakuRenoaku Member EpicPosts: 3,096
    This is great to see the big Conventions are actually getting extra security, given the digital age HM*'s and instructions you can find on the Intrnet / Dark Net it's not really that hard to make something that could injure or harm thousands at one of these event's thus the great reason for metal detectors.

    Though depending on the placement of the Metal Detectors, and Amount of people at such an event there is always the risk if something bad were to actually happen a good amount could still be harmed before the person is stopped.

    Now all we need is more public facility to at least get metal detecotrs and screenings.

    Though I do really question some of the rules here especially prohibited items.

    https://blizzcon.com/en-us/event-info/attendees/rules

    You can't wear Google Glass, which is stupid, but you could take in a "Spy watch" with hidden camera, and two - way radios are restricted, however you can use your Cellphone, and a Walkie app, or use discord to communicate with other people thus there really is no sense to having such restrictions on video equipment being used in fact IMO there should not be restrictions on such as long as it's within reason and checked through security properly.
  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,827
    With as bad as BfA was they should beef up security.
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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Member RarePosts: 2,413
    damn I guess they really are worried about the fans when there is nothing on Diablo but a netflix series and a digital remaster/mobile game
  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    edited October 2018
    Will they be able to stop any vans or other large vehicles ploughing into the crowd? Weapons may be banned in many places and easier to find, but its much harder to stop a rampaging vehicle that drives into crowds of people. Or what about acid attacks that are easy to hide and transport, and able to be thrown at peoples faces?
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  • CIB3CIB3 Member UncommonPosts: 120
    ok, but what they do against summoners?
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