Boy today was a pretty crazy day. Bungie earlier this week tweeted that they would be re-stocking their Bag O' Swags after most of them selling out the last time they were put on the store.
If you don't know what I'm talkin about let me explain. Bungie is having a 20 year anniversary extraviganza along with a goodbye to halo bash. To celebrate this they updated their store with some merchandise that would all go to charity. This includes shirts, posters, limited edition signed posted, original concept art (these were bidded on on E-bay) and also the almighty Bag O' Swag.
What is the Bag O' Swag you might ask? It's a bag that contains random, limited edition items that are stuffed into a bag that once full, will be around 4 pounds. The best thing of all.. there were only 777 made. So competition for these things was high. Due to me being a pretty big Halo fan I wanted one.. BAD. So once Bungie made the tweet about some being restocked with the exact date and time they would be, I prepared myself for an F5 Amazon spam fest to get my hands on one.
So today, at 9:30 PST and 11:30 Central (my timezone) I began my quest. My tools were:
- My Finger
- Google Chrome Page Monitor
- Some awesome Music
Once I started I didn't stop and I was right there F5ing with hundreds of other Bungie community people. In fact so many people were F5ing that we in a sense DDOS'd the Bungie Amazon Store to the point where it was unusable by Bungie and Amazon's support had to begin work on fixing it. Don't believe me? See for yourself:http://twitter.com/#!/bungietweets
Once that occured I stopped for a bit and took a break. An hour later, with no tweet I figured that Bungie would sell them later. However that wasn't the case. Some un-known company named Gorrilla Screen Print actually had the Bag O' Swag listed on Amazon. Now me being cautious I decided not to jump on this because it wasn't Bungie official and it could have been a scam. Boy was I wrong.. about 15 minutes late Bungie actually took control of that Amazon page and the Bag O' Swag I thought was a scam was acually legit. However it was out of stock by the time I tried .
I was pretty ticked at the fact Bungie didn't notify their community of this. Though I decided to spam 1-click order a few times to see if I could possibly get lucky and boy I'm glad I did, because I was lucky! I ended up ordering a Bag O' Swag and I confirmed my order quickly! Rumors on Bungie.net was that Bungie cancelled anyones second, third, ect. order to make it so everyone had an equal shot at it. Everyone was only allowed 1.
So after about 2 hours of F5ing, 1 hour of waiting, and 15 minutes of being pissed on Bungie, I am now walking away with 1 of the 777 Bag O' Swag's from Bungie. It ended up costing me around $42.75, with all that money going to charity. I plan to post picture of what I get from the Bag O' Swag in the future (should arrive around July 14th-July 22nd).
Thanks everyone for reading. This was a long ride to get one, but I am excited that I did. I've learned that the F5 button, when used in numbers, is very very strong lol. O and here's a picture of the possible items in the Bag O' Swag.