I'm sorry, that's not what I meant. I mean, let's say you live in Boston and register to be verified for the Boston show. It's then a two step process - the first step is verifying that you're real, the second is giving you a code. Many people will pass the first step, but few will get a code. If you don't get a code, you never get a chance to buy tickets for that show. So even before the Boston show goes on sale, Ticketmaster decides whether or not you're allowed to go to their webpage to purchase tickets for it.
In the past, everyone had a chance to try their hand at buying ticket