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#1 TGIFrisbie

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:13 PM

[before any confusion arises, this thread was made September 18th - Arduin]

This was posted on the official forums by someone living in Belgium, he bought at a nearby store.  Are these available in North America?

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Edited by Arduin, 18 October 2012 - 12:21 PM.


#2 NavyNoob

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:48 AM

This image looks a bit fake to me.  If it is in fact a card then it is odd that it shares the same dimensions as the game box in which the game came.  Why someone would make it up though is beyond me.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:52 AM

Yeah looks fake, but on the official site, in the Support Q&A section it says that players will be able to buy gem cards at retail stores at *a future date.* It then goes on to explain that NCsoft point cards are not the same thing. My first impression is fake.

To answer your question, you can not buy gem cards yet in the United States.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

I thought it looked fake as well HOWEVER, who ever created it if fake did a damn good job by adding "Requires the full Guild Wars 2 game" I must say.

As the above poster points out, it is in fact mentioned in the FAQ that Gem Cards will become available in retail outlets.

Also this pic was posted on the official forums in a thread in the Suggestions forum about adding these types of cards.  I highly doubt it would remain there long if it were fake, Anet does read the forums.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:34 AM

They are selling these in Spain:
http://www.xtralife....-gem-card/11912

Xtralife is listed as official retailer by Anet, so it should be legit.
https://buy.guildwars2.com/retailers

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:44 AM

It seems that amazon will sell them too in one week from now (atleast the german one)

http://www.amazon.de...47968530&sr=8-1

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

View PostTGIFrisbie, on 18 September 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

I thought it looked fake as well HOWEVER, who ever created it if fake did a damn good job by adding "Requires the full Guild Wars 2 game" I must say.

As the above poster points out, it is in fact mentioned in the FAQ that Gem Cards will become available in retail outlets.

Also this pic was posted on the official forums in a thread in the Suggestions forum about adding these types of cards.  I highly doubt it would remain there long if it were fake, Anet does read the forums.

It is quite funny because the front of the image looks to be the legit gem card card though it seems to be plastered on the pic of the game box.  Either way, it is good business to be selling these gem cards as people without credit cards will be able to purchase them directly.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:38 PM

It has to be legit, what else is the 'redeem code' option for in the gemstore menu.

Also, I assume they are the same price as digital purchase. Why would you want to buy this instead of digital stuff..

#9 TGIFrisbie

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:44 AM

Putting them in a box/case is just a theft prevention.  WoW sub cards were not only in boxes, at some retailers those boxes were further put into anti-theft cases.

I assume it's just a slender box, but that does push up production/shipping costs.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:44 PM

It's available

https://www.guildwar...lect-retailers/

My question is; which select retailers?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:38 AM

I saw them in Best Buy yesterday.

#12 Aizea

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

View PostAmyLynn, on 16 October 2012 - 10:44 PM, said:

It's available

https://www.guildwar...lect-retailers/

My question is; which select retailers?

7-11 likely has or will have them.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:44 PM

http://www.facebook....151161572874209

Just posted on the GW2 Facebook page about an hour ago....list of official retailers :)

Edited by Meow Ren, 17 October 2012 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:56 PM

View PostNavyNoob, on 18 September 2012 - 10:35 PM, said:

It is quite funny because the front of the image looks to be the legit gem card card though it seems to be plastered on the pic of the game box.  Either way, it is good business to be selling these gem cards as people without credit cards will be able to purchase them directly.
Or teens that don't have a credit card but still want to buy an extra gems to buy an extra character slot. I know, i wanted one like this for GW1 but we got now for gw2. :P

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:27 PM

Here's a link to the Amazon.com sales site for the gem cards. http://amzn.to/TDjOTF
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:34 PM

I saw a box at our local BTGames...
Why would people think it's fake? O_o




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