2017 Ticket Waiting Room??

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Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

Post by vargaso » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:08 pm

Joeln wrote:my walking man is in the 9th cage
When did you log in to the waiting room?

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Post by lucky420 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:08 pm

Joeln wrote:my walking man is in the 9th cage

You're guy is almost running then :D
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Various » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:08 pm

I got lucky - my green man walked almost continuously across and my tickets are purchased. Got in the ticket purchase room by 12:04. Makes up for the last 2 years of sitting on my thumb for ~1 hr.

I refreshed right at noon, btw.

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Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

Post by Psycho » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:09 pm

Various wrote:I got lucky - tickets purchased. Makes up for the last 2 years of sitting on my thumb for ~1 hr.

I refreshed right at noon, btw.

See y'all in the dust.
Were you already 'in the queue' at that point (before you refreshed)?

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Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

Post by Joeln » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:10 pm

vargaso wrote:
Joeln wrote:my walking man is in the 9th cage
When did you log in to the waiting room?
inadvertently clicked in at 20 til, then closed the window and clicked in with a fresh copy of the link at GMT 07:00:00.
Collapse first and avoid the rush

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Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

Post by vargaso » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:11 pm

So out strategy this year is, I log into the waiting room as soon as it opens and my wife logs in right at noon. So far, her green man is way ahead of mine. Conclusion: the waiting room means jack all.

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Post by Jackass » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:11 pm

I'm still in the fourth "cage", dude is weak...
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Post by Timbertoes » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:12 pm

This is the real man I come for every year.

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Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:13 pm

I've merged spacetime's thread with this one.

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Post by vargaso » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:14 pm

Joeln wrote:
vargaso wrote:
Joeln wrote:my walking man is in the 9th cage
When did you log in to the waiting room?
inadvertently clicked in at 20 til, then closed the window and clicked in with a fresh copy of the link at GMT 07:00:00.
And this confirms it. Ha. I really don't mind not getting tickets, I do mind being led around like an idiot with regards to "waiting room" and all that.

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Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

Post by Nerval » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:15 pm

Followed the waiting queue rules like last year... And this year it works :D

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Post by lucky420 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:16 pm

I don't think I'll have any cuticles left by the end of the hour...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Various » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:16 pm

Psycho wrote:
Various wrote:I got lucky - tickets purchased. Makes up for the last 2 years of sitting on my thumb for ~1 hr.

I refreshed right at noon, btw.

See y'all in the dust.
Were you already 'in the queue' at that point (before you refreshed)?
Yes. I refreshed (really reopened the link) in an new window. It put me in the exact same waiting room countdown - both had ~20 seconds on them. I closed the new one, then the old one immediately sent me to the queue. I honestly think the refresh had nothing to do with my queue position, it was just the waiting room lottery doing its thing.

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Post by lucky420 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:17 pm

Congratulations ^^
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by leia » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:18 pm

So lucky... after 5 minutes... woooooaahhhhhhhhh
Good luck for you all!!!

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Post by ACfromSAC » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:19 pm

I'M IN!!!!! TWO TIX AND A VEHICLE PASS PURCHASED!!!!!!!!!! AGH!

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Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:20 pm

I personally can't stand waiting room systems, either. I understand why the ticketing companies need to use them (managing insane loads and preventing the servers from crashing), but have not yet found a system that I feel works totally seamlessly and smoothly from my perspective as a ticket-buyer. Kudos to Ticketfly for being one of the better ones out there, and I have to say that in the years they've been a provider for Burning Man they appear to have learned from previous years' issues and improved the process each time around. With other concerts and events I've gotten tickets for it often seems like things go the opposite direction.

Congrats to everyone who's gotten through so far!

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Post by Corvus » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:21 pm

Joeln wrote:my walking man is in the 9th cage
Mine's just now in the eighth cage. I hate you.

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Post by Ratty » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:22 pm

Congrats AC from Sac. No begging this year. Good on ya.
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Post by Joeln » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:22 pm

Got mine and congrats to all who did!
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Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:23 pm

Woohoo!!!!

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Post by Psycho » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:23 pm

vargaso wrote:
Joeln wrote:
vargaso wrote: When did you log in to the waiting room?
inadvertently clicked in at 20 til, then closed the window and clicked in with a fresh copy of the link at GMT 07:00:00.
And this confirms it. Ha. I really don't mind not getting tickets, I do mind being led around like an idiot with regards to "waiting room" and all that.
I think what happens is that starting at (or around) noon they start randomly placing anyone in the Waiting Room in the queue. Someone that just jumps in at noon (or refreshes) is just added right into that pile, and sometimes they get selected to add to the queue right away. Makes it seem like the refresh (or not being in the Waiting Room) was just a con, but I think it's just luck of the draw.
They did seem to imply that people in the Waiting Room would be added to the queue first, but I think from a technical point of view, even you join now you bounce through the Waiting Room for an instant... I don't think there is a benefit (or lack of one) for being in the WR before noon. It's just a a lottery draw, and they keep adding the new additions as they are drawing from the pile...

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Post by winterdream28 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:24 pm

my man is half way there!
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Post by ACfromSAC » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:27 pm

Ratty wrote:Congrats AC from Sac. No begging this year. Good on ya.
RIGHT? Last year was too stressful. I can actually start projects early this year! Good luck to everyone still watching the marching man (like the rest of my campmates).

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Post by tattooedreceptionist » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:28 pm

No more left T__T
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Post by Dobonian » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:28 pm

Congrats, Spacetime! Hope to see you in the dust!
spacetime wrote:Sooo... I was immediately advanced to the end of the line and bought tickets immediately.

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Post by DancesWithElves » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:30 pm

Woohoo! I think this year must be karmic payback for last year - two of us got in and got two tix each (from different locales), the same two of us that never got past the strolling (crawling) green man last year. Our little group is all set - so there's hope, y'all!

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Post by Lughnasa » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:31 pm

We are in! Congrats to all and good luck to all!

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Post by antio » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:33 pm

We're in too! :) This was so stressful...

Hopefully things worked out for everyone this year with the queue and good to luck to those still in it.

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Post by lucky420 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:34 pm

Gingerbread Man, only he's not running as fast as he can.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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