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PAX Day Zero: Schmoozing

So, hey, I’m (hopefully) at PAX East!

I’m not sure yet what the internet situation is going be like, so you can expect either radio silence or frequent updates. Probably the former, let’s be honest. That said, I am fully prepared for the PAX schmoozing campaign:

"Look at that subtle coloring. The tasteful thickness."

“Look at that subtle coloring. The tasteful thickness.”

Of course, if any developer scans the QR code the day I start reverse-pickpocketing these on their person, they’re going to see this post up top.

In which case… hello! Please send me all the review copies you have. Thank you.

Followup

I mean, of course it did.

I mean, of course it would.

Dear PR@Blizzard.com

Subject: Hearthstone Beta Press™ Request

Hello,

My name is    nice try, NSA        , aka Azuriel, and I run a gaming blog called In An Age (inanage.com) that has a focus on PC games. While the topic of my posts varies between what I’m playing, to game reviews, to MMO design critiques, I am especially passionate about my Beta Impression posts. I have wrote beta impressions about WoW expansions, Guild Wars 2, Darkfall, Card Hunter, and more. In fact, I just completed two more within the last week: Scrolls and SolForge.

I would be extremely honored if you allowed me to add Hearthstone to that list. By letting me in the Hearthstone beta. As a member of the Press™.

In return, I can promise you a minimum of one (1) brutally honest Beta Impression post, and possibly dozens more if the game is as amazing as it looks. In fact, since I would likely spend money in the store for the tournaments (as investigative journalism), you could almost say that I’m paying you for free advertising. Just think: a Hearthstone article by me could be seen by hundreds (!) of people! That’s a PR coup if I’ve ever seen one.

In any case, I want to thank you for your time, and stalwart support of the blogging community. Your willingness to give members of the Press™ (such as myself) beta keys is an inspiration to us all. Hopefully.

Shamefully yours,

don’t doxx me, bro  (aka Azuriel)

P.S. If you ever need to fill a slot on a Press™ tour of Blizzard HQ or on the WoW dev team, I am available.