timelord is a very special case because he's pretty much doing every photo shoot announced, so he wants low numbered tickets to ensure that he timely gets to his next appointment.
haha special case lol
Yer tbh I dont like to buy early as buying later can limit the number of clashes. plus theres the PP thing. BUT on some big guests who might sell out Ill buy right away or on sexy women ill buy straight away or if there only doing one day then ill buy early. its the 2 day ppl I usually hold off on. if the ticket system is actually put in place then a low number can mean less running from photo op A to B or less clashing and risking of missing someone. for example at CM16 I would of missed myanna buring or ended up right at the back of the stewert line causing knock on effects for my day if I didnt have a low patrick stewert number, but as mentioned above its not always enforced. in fact not even half the time.
at cmL10 I had a lowish number for a photo shoot (forget who) and was at the front, the fire alarm went off and when i came back i was at the back of the queue, no number system was put in place so a long wait did I have.
id prefer not to buy them early, but in some cases I have to or cant resist lol, and if you have no 120 for example and its enforced it can have knock on effects of your next photo, when you need to and wheh u can get there. better to have a low number and get to the shoot early, that way you avoid alot of running around or clashes. then again at LFCC im red in most of my sunday pics from all the running around between shoots, tyson and shatner were massive and didnt go to time and the being human shoot ran late by an hour co aiden was filming.
having a low number means you have to do less thinking lol especially if its enforced. but yer rarely do they sell out prior and if they are a message is put on the forum. and if the numbers are not enforced it doesnt matter if you have ticket 1 or 200 as long as your there first. if they are enforced you will have a bit of a queue lol