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#1 Khalija

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

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If you haven't purchased the game yet, this is a great time to do so! For a limited time, you can get a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version with the purchase of Guild Wars 2. Not only that, but you will also receive an exclusive Wizard's Hat.
  • Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill: Summon a deadly Mistfire Wolf, a spectral animal with unique powers of her own.
  • Miniature Rytlock: He may not even reach your character's knees, but this tiny miniature Rytlock still has all the spirit and ferocity of the charr!
  • Chalice of Glory: This chalice provides your character with Glory, which they can use to unlock PvP rewards (single use).
  • Tome of Influence: Boost your guild's influence with this sacred book (single use).
  • Golem Banker: An automated manservant that allows you to access you storage account from anywhere for 5 days.
  • Wizard's Hat: This pointy headwear will give your character that classic wizard look.


#2 MisterSin

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

I want a wizard hat D:
Harry you are a wizard!

#3 Aurawind

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

so.. the real fans dont get rewarded for getting the game sooner..? >_>! rage

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

[quote name='Aurawind' timestamp='1354956213' post='2111748']
so.. the real fans dont get rewarded for getting the game sooner..? >_>! rage
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my supermarket is holding a sale, 20% off on bread. i once bought bread there. i'll go get my 20% refund back.

#5 Mesenet

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

[quote name='Serris' timestamp='1354957070' post='2111754']
my supermarket is holding a sale, 20% off on bread. i once bought bread there. i'll go get my 20% refund back.
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Few differences here, 1. bread is perishable therefore you buy a new loaf every week and can benefit from the 20% off. 2. 20p off is nothing compared to £15. 3. comparing discount on bread and free upgrades with new items is not the same :P

#6 Tripolityx

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

So me as early game purchaser demand free in game cuddle bear !

#7 I'm Squirrel

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

[quote name='Serris' timestamp='1354957070' post='2111754']
my supermarket is holding a sale, 20% off on bread. i once bought bread there. i'll go get my 20% refund back.
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huge difference.

Grocery stores stick stuff on sale when they have an excess of overstock, or things are about to expire. And we're also talking about bonus items here, not just saving money.

This is a rotten case of greed, mainly because the people that purchased the Deluxe Digital Edition at release paid an extra $20 or more... and did not receive the Wizard Hat! Jokes aside, what a scumbag move, sucks for people, like me, that bought the deluxe digital edition on release(I was forced to because of ArenaNet's double cd-key bullsh*t).

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

One of the big reasons this promotion will rub people the wrong way, was that many fans bought the Digital Deluxe as a way of helping to support ArenaNet, even though they thought it was bad value.

Giving it away for free makes many feel like their extra commitment wasn't appreciated.

Edited by Mif, 08 December 2012 - 09:22 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

As someone who had the game pre-ordered and didn't have the $$ at the time for the digital deluxe edition i find this promotion says "Screw You" to everyone who bought the game already. I mean where is our Thank You gift/promotion for being with the game since day one and still play it even after all the bumps and bugs with the events and such.

#10 Tripolityx

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

[quote name='I'm Squirrel' timestamp='1354958385' post='2111759']
people that purchased the Deluxe Digital Edition at release paid an extra $20 or more... and did not receive the[b] Wizard Hat![/b] Jokes aside, what a scumbag move, sucks for people, like me, that bought the deluxe digital edition on release.[/quote]
I completely missed the Wizard Hat! For free?! I DEMAND the cuddle-bear mini with funny voices when you walk over it!

[quote name='Mif' timestamp='1354958438' post='2111760']
Giving it away for free makes many feel like their extra commitment wasn't appreciated.[/quote]
And I agree with this.

[size=1]* so freaking mad >_< ! *[/size]

[spoiler][img]http://www.deviantart.com/download/276764286/chibi_bear_by_skytunezero-d4ks0ou.jpg[/img]
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Edited by Tripolityx, 08 December 2012 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Buying a game on release will generally always be more expensive than later. Honestly the way i feel like with an MMO I feel rewarded by being able to play the game longer than someone who might have just picked it up.

At the sametime guys if GW2 was just another game and not an MMO, seasonal sales happen... get over yourselves honestly. I dont get mad when portal 2 goes for 66% off on steam even though i paid for the full 60$ right when it came out.

And to those of you who are asking for rewards for sticking with the game... they're not going to *ing pay you to play the game, that's not how this works.

"Oh thanks for playing our game for 3 months here's some free hats"... well arguably tf2 did that AFTER LIKE 3 YEARS.

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#12 Gremlin

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

Annoying but to be honest I expected it, pity they didn't sell GW2 like GW1 with a special and collectors edition.

At least those who got prophesies collectors edition got something that was never repeated once stocks sold out, no matter how much I whined.

Reminds me though of how useless a 5 day golem banker is in the game lol, what about a permanent one.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

[quote name='Serris' timestamp='1354957070' post='2111754']
my supermarket is holding a sale, 20% off on bread. i once bought bread there. i'll go get my 20% refund back.
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Dumb comments will always be... Dumb comments.

Aside from that. This is another blunt stick in the eye from Anet! Thanks for caring about your first playerbase... NOT!

#14 Biochem

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

I can understand you thinking theyre being greedy, they are a company after all this is their number 1 goal, to generate revenue, but don't disregard the benefits you are getting from this deal which is largely a bigger playerbase to get to play with. Let's face it these items are complete garbage and have no meaning on the game from the competitive standpoint. Its what? a hat your player can wear if they are in town and happen to remember to flip to town clothes. An untradeable mini, I rarely even see people using minis for what its worth. A tome of influence when most guilds Ive seen have way more influence than they can even spend? It's rubbish.

What you do gain is a potential influx of people to fill your guilds, join you in wvw, fill the empty feeling pvp, or run some dungeons with you. That's real value right there and if it's this crummy deal that makes them decide to jump in, I for one think that's fantastic.

Edited by Biochem, 08 December 2012 - 10:37 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

[quote name='Khalija' timestamp='1354953401' post='2111730']
[b]Wizard's Hat: [/b][center]This pointy headwear will give your character that classic wizard look.[/center][/quote]

... What?

You mean to say that I've been following the game for 5 years, played the original Guild Wars for 5 years, played on every single beta weekend event and stress test and pre-purchased the game and yet the people jumping onto the bandwagon now get a free [b]wizard's hat [/b]as well as all of the goodies I got when I bought the digital deluxe edition?

I'm usually the one defending Arenanet, but seriously, just what the hell? I bet I have to pay 500 gems for that as well!

Edited by Robsy128, 08 December 2012 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

[quote name='Happiness Factory' timestamp='1354960946' post='2111776']
Buying a game on release will generally always be more expensive than later. Honestly the way i feel like with an MMO I feel rewarded by being able to play the game longer than someone who might have just picked it up.

At the sametime guys if GW2 was just another game and not an MMO, seasonal sales happen... get over yourselves honestly. I dont get mad when portal 2 goes for 66% off on steam even though i paid for the full 60$ right when it came out.

And to those of you who are asking for rewards for sticking with the game... they're not going to *ing pay you to play the game, that's not how this works.

"Oh thanks for playing our game for 3 months here's some free hats"... well arguably tf2 did that AFTER LIKE 3 YEARS.

/end rant
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Everquest 2 and I think Everquest both give you free "veteran's rewards" for playing for longer than other people.  It isn't like they are giving it away "for free," this is a digital item that once it is made there is absolutely no cost in giving it to everyone who wants it.

I, for one, think it would be nice if they said "to everyone who prepurchased the game originally, you will also get a free upgrade."  It would be a sign of good faith towards the early adopters of their game and it might just keep a few people on their side.  That isn't exactly something to be taken for granted considering the amount of people they have disappointed lately.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

That's just great! Free stuff is always epic :D

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

[quote name='MisfitAndy' timestamp='1354963534' post='2111800']

...nice if they said "to everyone who prepurchased the game originally, you will also get a free upgrade."  It would be a sign of good faith towards the early adopters...
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Why should they, they already have our money.

Since the ascended update they showed us that they dont care about their old playerbase especially not the gw1 one.
So why give a sign of good faith to the early supporters/prepurchasers ?

Its all about getting money fast from the new GW2/old MMO crowd. Happy Wintersday.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

honestly, is it worth anyone getting their panties in a bunch over a stupid hat, a minipet, and an elite skill with questionable use? cause thats really all there is in this promotion that matters.

having said that, seems like a misguided idea by anet anyway. they will need to do a lot more than give out free hats, minipets, and elite skills with questionable use, if they want anyone new to buy their game...

#20 NumNumPie

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

I really couldn't care less for some stupid hat, or whatever, and I understand their reasoning behind this and accept it. But I don't agree with it. And I really hope they give something to the people who have been here since day one. Maybe not now, but later.

At least we'll get Birthday presents earlier.

#21 Kymeric

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

Standard move.

If the rewards were at all interesting, it'd be annoying.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Really people, I think you are all missing the most important thing about us having prepurchased/bought the game at launch...We got the CELEBRATION HAT and those who buy it now just get some shoddy Wizard's hat :P

On a more serious note, early adopters got the benefit of enjoying a populous game where each zone was teaming with zergs and generally, life.  I think it should be a pretty unanimous feeling that population density in the zones are less than great at the moment, so I think if giving away the digital deluxe version free with a normal purchase will do some good at repopulating the zones again, and letting me play through my alts in as enjoyable a way as I did my main, then I'm extremely happy.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

I wonder if ArenaNet would ever be allowed to lower the price for the game. Or if they would have to stay at the same price forever?

Seeing how people react now I would assume the same people would more or less sue ArenaNet if they decide to lower the price of the standard game when the first paid expansion come.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

If I'm not mistaken, the Ring equip that boosted a ton of stats is not included on that list right?  I wonder if the intention was simply to switch it out with the Wizard Hat thing.....I'd have liked a costume hat over that easily-replaced ring any day.

Either way, the Deluxe Ed. for free is certainly worth looking into instead of actually paying for it.  I over-extended myself when I originally pre-ordered it, and I was unhappy to see just how useless that 5-day Golem is once the game went live.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

[quote name='MoonlitDNC' timestamp='1354975173' post='2111924']
If I'm not mistaken, the Ring equip that boosted a ton of stats is not included on that list right?  I wonder if the intention was simply to switch it out with the Wizard Hat thing.....I'd have liked a costume hat over that easily-replaced ring any day.

Either way, the Deluxe Ed. for free is certainly worth looking into instead of actually paying for it.  I over-extended myself when I originally pre-ordered it, and I was unhappy to see just how useless that 5-day Golem is once the game went live.
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The [url="http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero's_Band"]Hero's Band[/url] was a pre-purchase bonus. Not a Digital Deluxe bonus.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Ok. Here's more ammunition for you lot to hate on ArenaNet for. Two years ago, I bought the Guild Wars Game of the Year Edition which included Prophesies, Factions, Nightfall, Eye of the North and eight, IIRC, in game items. Got all that for the sum of, ready for this? EUR 39.95. Yeah, purchasers that paid the full price at release really got screwed over. Yup, for sure ArenaNet gives jack for their customers. OTOH if everybody waits a few years, they can get the same kind of great deal I got with GW GotY. That ought to show all you grubbing gamers that can't wait to get your paws on new game releases. Buy early and get punished. Wait a few years and SAVE SAVE SAVE.

<--- DDE pre-purchaser

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

[quote name='Menehune' timestamp='1354976513' post='2111933']
Ok. Here's more ammunition for you lot to hate on[s] ArenaNet[/s] [i]every single gaming company ever[/i] for. Two years ago, I bought the Guild Wars Game of the Year Edition which included Prophesies, Factions, Nightfall, Eye of the North and eight, IIRC, in game items. Got all that for the sum of, ready for this? EUR 39.95. Yeah, purchasers that paid the full price at release really got screwed over. Yup, for sure ArenaNet gives jack for their customers. OTOH if everybody waits a few years, they can get the same kind of great deal I got with GW GotY. That ought to show all you grubbing gamers that can't wait to get your paws on new game releases. Buy early and get punished. Wait a few years and SAVE SAVE SAVE.

<--- DDE pre-purchaser
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Fixed that for you ^^

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

[quote name='Robsy128' timestamp='1354963193' post='2111797']
... What?

You mean to say that I've been following the game for 5 years, played the original Guild Wars for 5 years, played on every single beta weekend event and stress test and pre-purchased the game and yet the people jumping onto the bandwagon now get a free [b]wizard's hat [/b]as well as all of the goodies I got when I bought the digital deluxe edition?

I'm usually the one defending Arenanet, but seriously, just what the hell? I bet I have to pay 500 gems for that as well!
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...and haven't you got tons of cosmetic items (not to forget full sets of armor) / pets / titles from the HoM for that? :huh:

(+ we already got some items for free: Witch's hat, Devil Horns, Celebration Hat)

Edited by Maarius, 08 December 2012 - 02:37 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

[quote name='Menehune' timestamp='1354976513' post='2111933']
Ok. Here's more ammunition for you lot to hate on ArenaNet for. Two years ago, I bought the Guild Wars Game of the Year Edition which included Prophesies, Factions, Nightfall, Eye of the North and eight, IIRC, in game items. Got all that for the sum of, ready for this? EUR 39.95. Yeah, purchasers that paid the full price at release really got screwed over. Yup, for sure ArenaNet gives jack for their customers. OTOH if everybody waits a few years, they can get the same kind of great deal I got with GW GotY. That ought to show all you grubbing gamers that can't wait to get your paws on new game releases. Buy early and get punished. Wait a few years and SAVE SAVE SAVE.

<--- DDE pre-purchaser
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Except that at the moment you just bought the game, the glory days were already over lol!
I bet it must have felt so good saving all that money when you played an empty game just filled with HoM fillers. :)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

I paid more for the game because I wanted to support Anet. I do not really care if other people get the DDE items for free because that was not the reason why I spent 20€ more.




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