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#1471 Metaditon Orions

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

Fario yeah I misunderstood the website earlier thought you could pre-order the collectors from them.

Wonder how the 3 day headstart will work for the retailers

I'm hoping Amazon UK has it, got prime and I trust them.
Confusing to be honest.

#1472 Regina Buenaobra

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

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 Regina Buenaobra, 14 March 2012 - 12:21 AM.


#1473 Tr0n

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

Heh, I guess NCsoft wants to get rid of retailers and go all digital. :)

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

I plan on pre-purchasing, however, I won't be playing the Beta. So I kinda lose out on that benifit anyway :) But yay for the 3-day headstart :D I don't approve of the ring though, not fair to have to pre-purchase to get better stats. But I guess I'm glad to get it.

Edited by Jobrjo, 13 March 2012 - 10:38 PM.


#1475 Matsy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

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.

Thanks for clearing some things up Regina.
If this is something you can't answer yet, disregard it:

For the pre-purchases of the CE does this mean everyone who pre-purchases will get a CE and only the people who pre-purchased? Or is there a limited number available and they will be "sold out".
Also, if the earlier is true, does that mean that CE will not be sold after launch?

#1476 Ronic

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

Aaah snap, no physical deluxe edition? That would've been JUST the perfect thing, they should really reconsider that, ah well, does this mean the beta supposedly to start late March has been postponed to late April?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

Okay, okay.  Let me see if I have this straight.

To purchase a physical CE, I have to purchase it from one of the "select retailers".  NCSoft will NOT be selling the physical CE.  Do I have that right?

If so ... *waits patiently for news on what retailer to order from*

VERY jazzed about the figurine and the soundtrack.  *dances*

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

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Hmm, that CE deal does sound quite confusing. And it does seems like it might limit some of us from getting our hands on it at all.
Especially in the smaller countries like Sweden, sure I live near one of the big cities but still, if that city won't have a store with the CE it might be more or less impossible for me to get it :(

I'm from Sweden too and I really hope the Gamestop in my city will have the CE for pre-purchase. Will head there tomorrow to ask if they will have it available at April 10. Just to be sure.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

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Ooh i'm super excited release can't be to far away now.



CRAP

Remember there were only 6 BEW in the original Guild Wars. So a June release date still seems quite likely.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:33 PM

@ Regenia any claryvication what the elite skill will do and can he be compared to racial elite skills or more to normal elite skills?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

Ronic said:

Aaah snap, no physical deluxe edition? That would've been JUST the perfect thing, they should really reconsider that, ah well, does this mean the beta supposedly to start late March has been postponed to late April?

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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.

The beta will still be going on this month.
I'm guessing this months closed beta test, is for a selected few people and the beta weekends are for everyone who pre-orders.

#1482 GalkTheBloody

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

Looks like I got to buckle down and grind out those last 3-4 points on my rewards calculator before its to late.

#1483 BobTheTank

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

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.

Can you buy the Collector's Edition from NCsoft?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

Tr0n said:

Heh, I guess NCsoft wants to get rid of retailers and go all digital. :)
Not as long as I'm a materialist.

#1485 Matsy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

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Can you buy the Collector's Edition from NCsoft?

No, NCsoft will only be selling the standard and duluxe digital edition.

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Only the digital editions will be purchasable directly from NCsoft.
Regina kinda already said it.

Thats assuming there will be no digital collectors edition, and its not there with the rest, so I don't think its happening.

#1486 Elemental Gearbolt

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

The system requirements are outrageous!

Furthermore you'll most likely be forced to update the whole system within few months from launch wtf!

I'll be barely able to play at medium settings, urgh how I'll be able to afford an i5 motherboard with a student budget..I dunno, hopefully the requirements won't skyrocket for the first year:(

#1487 BobTheTank

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

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The system requirements are outrageous!

Furthermore you'll most likely be forced to update the whole system within few months from launch wtf!

I'll be barely able to play at medium settings, urgh how I'll be able to afford an i5 motherboard with a student budget..I dunno, hopefully the requirements won't skyrocket for the first year:(

Um... what? The system requirements are extremely low. A macbook air has an intel HD 3000 integrated graphics card. AKA - a macbook air can play GW2.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

Elemental Gearbolt said:

The system requirements are outrageous!

Furthermore you'll most likely be forced to update the whole system within few months from launch wtf!

I'll be barely able to play at medium settings, urgh how I'll be able to afford an i5 motherboard with a student budget..I dunno, hopefully the requirements won't skyrocket for the first year:(

How are the requirements outrageous? you need a pretty cheap PC to meet them, also what do you expect from a 2012 MMO? for it run on a calculator?

#1489 darklimbo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

Then they should name the official (so we wont get scammed) retail dealers.60 euros for a digital download are way too much while the same money and/or less are paid for a retail version (in general).

#1490 Matsy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

darklimbo said:

Then they should name the official (so we wont get scammed) retail dealers.60 euros for a digital download are way too much while the same money and/or less are paid for a retail version (in general).

They are going to do that on the 10th.
Expect the usual, Amazon, Gamestop etc.

#1491 Alinos

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

As long as Amazon don't put in any artificial region BS when it comes to shipping.

I'll be happy as a pig in mud.

I don't trust any of my local retailer's not to **** things up.

Hopefully though they are going with a window for collectors edition's and not there will be X amount too bad if they all sell out on Day 1.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

btw is there a price for the other editions ?
i know the CE will be 150€/$ but ive not seen price for other editions

#1493 Matsy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:43 PM

Alinos said:

As long as Amazon don't put in any artificial region BS when it comes to shipping.

I'll be happy as a pig in mud.

I don't trust any of my local retailer's not to **** things up.

Hopefully though they are going with a window for collectors edition's and not there will be X amount too bad if they all sell out on Day 1.

Expecting the CE to be in pretty much unlimited supply till a certain date.
Use the pre-purchases as a guideline on how many CE's to mass produce and then not make anymore CE after launch.
Would make sure no one is left out.

If its not done like this, they are going to be alienating most Europeans because it will become available on USA time's and it will sell out very quickly(middle of the night of euro's)

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:43 PM

Elemental Gearbolt said:

The system requirements are outrageous!

Furthermore you'll most likely be forced to update the whole system within few months from launch wtf!

I'll be barely able to play at medium settings, urgh how I'll be able to afford an i5 motherboard with a student budget..I dunno, hopefully the requirements won't skyrocket for the first year:(

This really doesn't make sense to me... I can go out right now and buy a laptop for 300 dollars that meets those requirements.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

Matsy said:

They are going to do that on the 10th.
Expect the usual, Amazon, Gamestop etc.

I hope so.Also i wish for a worldwide shipping if ncsoft wont give pre-orders to local retailers

#1496 Dinaminjo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

Is there a date after which access to beta weekends and the dead start will NOT be available any more??

I'm asking do we have to pre-purchase before a specific early date to get the benefits (apart from the obvious actual release date)

#1497 Matsy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

Dinaminjo said:

Is there a date after which access to beta weekends and the dead start will NOT be available any more??

I'm asking do we have to pre-purchase before a specific early date to get the benefits (apart from the obvious actual release date)

Nothing has been said about that yet.
Expect to see something in the FAQ soon enough.

#1498 Gonzo_Neo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

Well i expect that we will havent any problems with retail, i mean, i want to buy the CE pre-purchase.

I dont want go after pay 150€ and X months and that the retail seller tell me,

-oh sorry we alredy sold all CE, our mistake ><.

I expect that arena.net/Ncsoft watch the retails.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

Hope can buy it from a retail, amazon for be exactly. Going for Digital Deluxe!!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

I wonder how long it takes for the physical box to reach the stores in my country when they release the game... I live in Portugal btw...