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ArenaNet: Pre-Purchase Guild Wars 2 - Coming April 10th


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#1 Naut

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

https://buy.guildwars2.com/

There we have it folks!

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Pre-purchasing from select retailers will get you beta access, 3-day headstart, and Hero's Band.
(pre-purchase is buying full game up front. NOTE: ANY edition can be pre-purchased, you don't have to buy a CE to get the bonus!):

"Starting April 10, players can secure their Guild Wars 2 Limited Collector's Edition, Digital Edition, or Digital Deluxe copy by pre-purchasing the entire game at buy.guildwars2.com or at select retailers. Players who pre-purchase any edition will have guaranteed entry into all beta weekend events, three-day headstart access to the final game, and Hero's Band in-game item."

http://www.guildwars....ld-wars-2.html


Pre-orders give a 1-day headstart.

"Will I be able to reserve character and guild names during the Headstart Access?

Yes, players who have Headstart Access will be able to claim character and guild names during that period that will carry over when Guild Wars 2 goes live. Players who pre-purchase and receive 3-day Headstart Access will have an advantage over players who pre-order and receive 1-day Headstart Access."

http://www.guildwars...-game/game-faq/

UK/Euro/US Physical Collectors Edition Pricing Comparison


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Regina Buenaobra said:

We will update the FAQ on the official Guild Wars 2 website soon. Here are the questions and answers we will include:

What do I get with a Pre-Purchase of the game?
Customers who pre-purchase the game in full will enjoy guaranteed access to our Beta Weekend Events, three-day Headstart Access to the final game, and five digital items designed to enhance your gameplay experience.

What if I don’t want to pay in full in advance?
In addition to Pre-Purchase, a number of our retail partners are offering a Pre-Order program. Customers who pre-order will receive one-day Headstart Access to the final game.

When do Beta Weekend Events (BWEs) start, and how many will there be?
The first BWE is currently planned for late April, and we expect to have one every month or so. The schedule is subject to change and will be confirmed at a later date. Currently, we do not know how many of these events we will have.

Is Pre-Purchase the only way to get into Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Events?
Pre-Purchase is the only guaranteed way to get into all Beta Weekend Events. We will also be running promotions for access to individual Beta Weekend Events.

I already signed up for the Guild Wars 2 Beta. Do I need to Pre-Purchase?
If you want to get guaranteed access to all Beta Weekend Events, yes, you must Pre-Purchase. Simply signing up for the Beta does not guarantee access to the Beta Weekend Events.

Which products are available for Pre-Purchase?
Customers will be able to Pre-Purchase the Guild Wars 2 Digital Edition and the Guild Wars 2 Digital Deluxe Edition directly from NCsoft. In addition to the digital products, certain retailers will also be offering physical Pre-Purchase of the Guild Wars 2 Standard Edition and the Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition.

How does physical Pre-Purchase work?
Physical Pre-Purchase for Guild Wars 2 is only available at select retailers. The details of how this will work will differ slightly depending on which edition customers purchase and where they purchase it.

  • Standard Edition (North America) — Customers will buy the Standard Edition Pre-Purchase box and receive a Pre-Purchase serial code. They will then go to https://register.guildwars2.com and follow the on-screen instructions to create a Guild Wars 2 account and apply the serial code, which will give them access to Beta Weekend Events and three-day Headstart access to the final game. When Guild Wars 2 launches, customers will need to return to the retailer with proof of purchase to receive the full Standard Edition box and retail serial code. They will need to apply this retail serial code to their Guild Wars 2 account within five days to continue playing without interruption.

  • Standard Edition (Europe) — Customers will buy the Standard Edition Pre-Purchase box and receive their serial code. This is the only serial code customers will receive and will grant access to the Beta Weekend Events, three-day Headstart Access, the Hero's Band digital item, and full access to the final live game. Customers will not need to return to retail to receive another serial code.

  • Collector's Edition (North America and Europe) — Customers will buy the Collector's Edition Pre-Purchase box and receive a Pre-Purchase serial code. They will then go to https://register.guildwars2.com and follow the on-screen instructions to create a Guild Wars account and apply the serial code, which will give them access to Beta Weekend Events and three-day Headstart Access to the final game. When Guild Wars 2 launches, customers will need to return to their retailer with proof of purchase to receive the full Collector's Edition box with physical items and retail serial code. They will need to apply this retail serial code to their Guild Wars 2 account within five days to continue playing without interruption.

We will continue to monitor common questions and answers from all of our communities, and if appropriate, update the FAQ at a later date.

Regina Buenaobra said:

Only the digital editions will be purchasable directly from NCsoft.

Physical copies of the game will be purchasable from retailers.

As we messaged earlier, there will be a closed beta test at the end of this month. This is NOT the same thing as the Beta Weekend Event (BWE) mentioned in the pre-purchase FAQ.

There are a bunch of other questions I see that I cannot answer and/or have no information on (or people have already answered them), so unfortunately I can't respond to those.


CORRECTION: Select retailers may also sell the digital editions. However, the bottom line is that NCsoft will not sell physical editions.

Edited by KQ, 14 March 2012 - 06:12 AM.
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#2 China boy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

AWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome

#3 Lordkrall

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

O M G

Time to start saving up money. Collectors Edition here we come!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't even know what to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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a three-day head start for launch
I'm guessing this will upset some

#5 Inkraven

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

Holy nice!! I'm no really a big fan of pre-release game access but whatever, the Collector's edition sounds siiick.

Edited by Kvinna, 13 March 2012 - 05:13 PM.
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#6 OwyJoey

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

I think im dying right now. this is such great news omg !!!

But one question: i want to have the CE and i said i will preorder CE of Gw2 ( although i never do that no matter what game were talking about). But 150$ is way too much for a game ( im sorry anet) will i get the ingame stuff when i preorder the digital deluxe edition ?

Edited by Kvinna, 13 March 2012 - 05:14 PM.
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#7 Fatalis

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

So tempted to buy the deluxe edition.....

#8 Lashley

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

GTFI, will definitely be pre-ordering.

#9 Matsy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

I want that collectors edition nowwwwwwww

95 quid is a good deal for all that! :D

#10 BlairPhoenix

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

inbf people complaining about people getting into beta and headstart via preorders.

#11 Vahkris

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

Holy crap....

...I wanted the Collector's Edition but that might be a bit too high...

Awesome though.

#12 Naut

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

Changed the link :)

#13 Vondz

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

Another month =[

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

YAAAAGGHH!!!!    OVERDOSEEE!!!!!!!!!   O.O  Looking at the stuff and going "Yeeesss!!!Yeeesss!!!!Yeess!!!! Mah gawd!!! and SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS!!!!
Early access!!!  mah gawd The world has meaning again!!!!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

They gave the system requirements. Screw the pre-order details, the prelim requirements are here!

#16 Pierre Francese

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

Simply amazing

#17 jmb4028

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

Well, there goes the rest of my day

#18 revlob

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Nice. Wish there was a CE without the figure though. I'd love the book and the prints but I really don't like the cost being bumped up by a statue I don't want.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

EEEEEEE!

So excited!

#20 KiraDeldimor

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Collector's Edition all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've bought all the originals and continuing the tradition....


About time they said something.  :)

150.00 bucks, well somethings will have to wait, I'm buying it just because it's ArenaNet......

TY AreaNet.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :)


:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

#21 alukard18

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

even the minimum system requirements* are  down

https://buy.guildwar...lectors-edition

#22 valiumcoffee

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Whos whining now bitches?! This is awesome!!

#23 DEVILYMOSTRO249

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Omg
Time for me to get sad!
I could play Gw on the highest settings but now I can't play anymore..
Well sad me...
Byebye /gw2

#24 Brujo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Saosin said:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't even know what to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I'm guessing this will upset some

It's good for the game so the servers don't get destroyed at zero hour on launch day.  I know the pre-order people will still play, but it allows AN to get everything running smoothly before *too* many people try to log on at once.

And if you don't preorder the standard edition at least, then 3 days later probably isn't that important to you :)

#25 Acinonyx

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

D:

*panic attack*
*needs a plastic bag*

#26 stormbringer

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

Paid on 6th of April and i just did some beastly overtime which just became worthwhile xD looking forward to more details on the digital stuff but my desk is gonna get more bad ass xD

#27 Aesa

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

Wooo awesome:D

#28 Reaper of Scythes

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

Awesomesaucee

#29 EleQuin

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

Access to all beta's. Heck yeah I'm pre-ordering! I have more than enough money for the collector's edition.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

ONE complaint...


Golem Banker only lasts for 5 Days?

What's the point of paying extra for only 5 days of on-the-spot account storage access? Shouldn't this be a permanent bonus?

I'm not a fan of "perishable" Pre-order bonuses. It kinda devalues the bonus.

Just my 2 cents. I'm sure everyone will disagree.   ;)

Edited by Netherscourge, 13 March 2012 - 01:15 PM.