I'm kinda annoyed by this. I had been refreshing Amazon like all day checking to see if any were back in. Then at like 10oclock I figure they aren't going to put anything up this late so I go upstairs to play BF3. I check CAG at midnight see this thread and that they were already sold out. Total BS. I wish Amazon did stock notifications to your phone or something. Anyway, In the end I guess it's my fault for not preordering sooner. At the time, I didn't want it now I'm not so sure. I have my regular edition preordered but I don't even know if I'll keep that.
Here's my thought process.
- COD4 is one of my top 3 games of all time. Loved everything about it other than the fact it didn't have trophies for PS3
- When MW2 came out I bought the prestige edition. Not sure why exactly. It was mostly for the COD:C that came with it and I thought the NVG would be cool to display on my desk, but I never even took it out of the box, which is just taking up space in my closet. Steelbooks are cool, but they don't really go with the rest of the game boxes just like the ugly red greatest hits ones so I ended up buying a regular case for it later.
- When BlackOps came I bought the regular edition and I'm glad I did. The limited editions didn't really offer anything special and I was very disappointed with the online issues (lag hit, hit detection, frame rate). I refused to buy any of the DLC since they couldn't even fix the issues that made this game unplayable for many people. Also, I'm not a huge fan of zombies even though I got all the DLC's for W@W. I didn't like MW2 as much as COD4, but at least I could say it worked properly until it was completely hacked. I can't say that for BO.
- When MW3 hardened edition was announced I put off preordering because I was still sour from the BO experience and wasn't even sure If I'd be getting MW3 until it was reviewed. I know that MW's are IW and BO was Treyarch but I still have concerns about the online on MW3 being done by Raven & Sledgehammer because Raven screwed up Wolfenstein online and Sledgehammer doesn't have any games in their resume yet.
- Now I'm thinking of taking a chance on this again and I kinda want the Elite. I don't normally buy DLC unless I absolutely love a game AND the price is right. I probably won't buy it separately, but I guess if I had a hardened edition I wouldn't have to think about it when the time came. Even then, the free Elite is only a year and I wouldn't be renewing it afterwards unless there was a discount. I can't see myself spending $50 every year if there isn't going to be any further dlc.
I've rambled enough. I guess I'll keep checking for the Hardened edition and checking for a credit on the regular edition and decide later Sunday or early Monday.
I still don't get the whole Activision not allowing credits on COD. They say it has to do with MAP but it doesn't. Amazon is still selling the game at the regular price. Amazon still pay $35 or whatever on a $60 game. They still sell it for $60, but Amazon ends up eating $20 on a future purchase which has nothing to do with Activision. And even if this some how does affect it why allow them to do a $10 credit with the PC version?