Like the subject says, when the badges first became available for 2014, they've experienced network glitches that kept people from getting into the "queue". People who had twitter and facebook was giving a new link, while the rest of us was only informed in the web later on, resulting in losing one's place in the queue. By the time it became someone's turn, all the 3 and 4 day badges were sold out!
Personally I logged in just when the badge queue first opened, only to log and re-log in because I constantly were getting a page error. It stayed that way for the next 2 hours until I finally got into the ticket page only to be greeted with the 4 day badges sold out. And like clockwork, you start seeing people scalping the badges on other pages selling them for at least twice the original cost.
I hope that this mess will not happen again.