Someone With 29 Level 90 WoW Characters Is Already In Line for BlizzCon

One dedicated gamer is already in line for the show, more than 24 hours in advance.


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A previous BlizzCon
A previous BlizzCon

BlizzCon 2014 doesn't kick off until tomorrow, but someone is already in line for the two-day show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. As you might expect, this person--Brendan "Tibs" Thibodeau--is supremely dedicated to Blizzard Entertainment games, so much so that he has an incredible 29 level 90 World of Warcraft characters, he tells WoW Insider today.

This is the sixth BlizzCon that Thibodeau has attended. Out of the six shows he's been to, he says he's been first in line four times. He's a 15-year Navy veteran whose been playing World of Warcraft since December 2005.

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"World of Warcraft was my second home," Thibodeau told WoW Insider, saying he spent some of his time while overseas in the Navy playing World of Warcraft as well as when he returned home. "It was getting on and meeting other people from all over the world and having those connections."

Thibodeau went on to say that he just recently earned a degree in game production and hopes to work for Blizzard one day. If he's hoping to work on the World of Warcraft team, he's probably happy to learn that Blizzard has plans to keep the game around until at least 2024.

BlizzCon officially begins tomorrow, November 7, and runs through Saturday evening, when Metallica will close out the show with a concert. Some of Blizzard's suprises for BlizzCon may have emerged ahead of schedule, as trademarks for unannounced Blizzard projects called Eye of Azshara and Overwatch were recently discovered.

Next week on November 13, Blizzard will release Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion for the genre-defining PC MMO. The game had 7.4 million subscribers as of September 30.

While BlizzCon is entirely sold out for physical tickets, you can still buy virtual tickets for $40 through Blizzard's website today. GameSpot will have editors on the ground from BlizzCon bringing you news, interviews, and analysis of the show.

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