Planning to attend QuakeCon 2010? Then you better make sure your riot gear is in top shape, because id Software and Bethesda Softworks have announced that all registration for the perennially packed event will be done exclusively on-site.
According to the official announcement, the decision was made in order to “reduce the time BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) attendees spend waiting to register equipment, and generally better serve all those in attendance.” As a result, “this new and entirely on-site process will streamline every guest’s registration experience while still accommodating anyone that wants to take part in the BYOC.”
I’ve never been to QuakeCon so I have no idea how BYOC and non-BYOC registration works, but I’m wondering how making everyone register at the event, instead of having some register online beforehand, will “streamline” everything. Plus, it seems that there are going to be a lot of people who show up, perhaps after traveling long distances, only to find that they can’t get in, which I'm sure won't upset them in the least.
Registration announcements aside, the most anticipated aspect of QuakeCon 2010 has to be the previously promised reveal of the much anticipated yet mysterious Doom 4. id studio head Todd Hollenshead told attendees at last year’s QuakeCon that nothing would be revealed about the game until next year, and as keen observers are aware, this is "next year." Now let’s see if they stick to their word. If not, then attendees will just have to make do with getting their hands on Brink, Fallout: New Vegas and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, and, for the first time anywhere, Rage.
QuakeCon 2010 kicks off August 12 at 9:00AM, and last through August 15, and, as always, it's free.
Anyone plan to attend this year's QuakeCon? What do you think of the on-site only registration idea?