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#1 Rockopotamus

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

Anyone else pumped about this game? For those of you who don't know, if you pre-purchase GW2 you are automatically invited to all of the beta events and have 3 day early access to the game. The current best deal is 10% off for digital distributions. I have not seen any specials for physical copies yet.

Details on the different versions of the game are available here. Make sure you check out the FAQ there on the pre-purchase program. If you are just buying the Standard edition, you may opt to purchase a physical copy instead. You won't get the $6 off but you will still get all of the benefits of a pre-purchase (early playing, etc.) as well as a box copy. Digital Deluxe, however, is digital only.

All links are to North American (NA) versions. Buy the game in your region to be able to play!

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Digital Edition - $53.96
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Register your pre-purchase here. If you ordered through GameFly, go to your purchase history on the website for your code.

These are pre-puchases. People seem skeptical because they're not on GW2's list of retailers, but that list has not been updated since they started taking orders directly. Proof:
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#2 crawlingpeter

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

So a preorder from them will grant all the same benefits as one from the official GW2 online store? Thanks!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

Same deal is going on with Gamefly (Direct2Drive) with code GFSPRING11 by the way.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Be careful preordering from retailers outside of your region.

Is my copy of Guild Wars 2 tied to my region?

Yes. To play from North America you must purchase a North American copy of the game. To play from Europe you must purchase a European copy of the game. Note that this restriction impacts where you can play from, not which game worlds you can choose to play on.

By purchasing the correct copy of the game, you're supporting the game in your country, and you'll be connecting to your local data center, using your local customer support team, and downloading the correct language support for your country.


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GMG is a UK retailer if I recall. If you live in the states, you may not be able to log in from here using a European key.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

Be careful preordering from retailers outside of your region.



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GMG is a UK retailer if I recall. If you live in the states, you may not be able to log in from here using a European key.


Guild Wars 2: Digital Edition (NA) maybe the NA stands for North America :)

#6 Kein Mitleid

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Uh, dude, you got the deluxe and standard edition prices mixed up.

Other than that, I appreciate learning about these. Will probably buy the standard edition before the sale ends.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

oh heck yes, cannot wait for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

I'll probably go through D2D then to be safe, though I'm still torn on putting down the entire amount months before the thing releases.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Is the d2d a legit pre purchase option? Or just a preorder?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

cuz its not listed on the gw2 list of prepurchase optiins

#11 Rockopotamus

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

Uh, dude, you got the deluxe and standard edition prices mixed up.


Duh. Thanks.

Is the d2d a legit pre purchase option? Or just a preorder?

cuz its not listed on the gw2 list of prepurchase optiins


I'm not sure about D2D. Can anyone confirm this? GMG's Facebook announced that they are part of the pre-purchase, but they're not on the retailer list on ANet's site. I don't think they've updated that list since they started taking pre-purchases directly.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

Just confirmed from various sources that D2D issues pre-purchase codes as well. Adding to original post. Thanks for the head's up, guys!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

I have to say, games always leave a sour taste in my mouth when I apply for the beta and don't get in...

The first one had a cool concept but it was ruined for me by the fact that it wasn't a true MMO. Second one looks a lot cooler but still...wish I had made beta to try it out.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

https://buy.guildwars2.com/retailers

How come their qualifying list of retailers only list Gamestop and Best Buy (Amazon is confirmed to be not qualified)?

#15 dcm1602

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Anyone purchase from D2D yet?

Able to confirm or deny if they send ya whatever

#16 Rockopotamus

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

https://buy.guildwars2.com/retailers

How come their qualifying list of retailers only list Gamestop and Best Buy (Amazon is confirmed to be not qualified)?


They haven't updated that list since they started taking orders directly themselves.

#17 Rockopotamus

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:37 PM

Anyone purchase from D2D yet?

Able to confirm or deny if they send ya whatever


Google gave me results with forums where people are getting their keys. You simply go to your purchase history after buying and it's listed in the details. I haven't done it myself, personally, but I've seen screenshots of it.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:58 PM

The issue is with the words pre-purchase and preorder. Full payment up front doesn't always coult as pre purchase and is only pre order at some retailers in regards to the beta weekends.

Oh and tony from amazon said they don't carry ncsoft yet on amazon market but they working on it, I think.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

For anyone having doubts about GMG, I've ordered from them before and I did not have a region problem (I live in Florida.) Besides which, I'm thinking that NA in parentheses means North America. ;)

Other than that, this seems pretty nice. I was going to swipe this up close to release and this is the first deal thus far. Might lock it in.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:26 AM

So these websites are digital dl only while GS/BB lets you pre-download AND give you a physical copy? I might just pay a few bucks extra and also get a physical copy for my collection if that is the case. Though if all the pre-purchases are Digital only, there's no reason to pass up on this. Man I'm a bit confused.

#21 Rockopotamus

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:34 AM

So these websites are digital dl only while GS/BB lets you pre-download AND give you a physical copy? I might just pay a few bucks extra and also get a physical copy for my collection if that is the case. Though if all the pre-purchases are Digital only, there's no reason to pass up on this. Man I'm a bit confused.


http://www.guildwars...aq/#forty-seven details how physical pre-purchases work. Long story short, physical copies still get early access and beta. I personally would do this option if getting the Standard edition but figured not everyone shares that opinion.

Digital Deluxe is only available digitally, so if you want that the 10% off deal from these two retailers are your current best bet.
Collector's Edition is only available physically.

Perhaps I should update the original post to share all this.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:40 AM

http://www.guildwars...aq/#forty-seven details how physical pre-purchases work. Long story short, physical copies still get early access and beta. I personally would do this option if getting the Standard edition but figured not everyone shares that opinion.

Digital Deluxe is only available digitally, so if you want that the 10% off deal from these two retailers are your current best bet.
Collector's Edition is only available physically.

Perhaps I should update the original post to share all this.


Ohh, that link pretty clears up my confusion. Thanks.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Got in on this from GMG with my $10 credit I've saved like forever haha
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

Sorry for being off topic, but this trend of $60 PC games is really getting annoying. PC games were always the cheap option for me.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

Sorry for being off topic, but this trend of $60 PC games is really getting annoying. PC games were always the cheap option for me.


Guild Wars seems more acceptable at $60 because they are going to continue to release content and is a huge game. I agree that most PC games should not be $60 though.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

Hmm, just wondering.. Why should they be any cheaper than the console games?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Hmm, just wondering.. Why should they be any cheaper than the console games?


Because it's alot cheaper to develop for PC then consoles.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

Hmm, just wondering.. Why should they be any cheaper than the console games?

Because they don't have to pay a fee to MS and Sony for every copy sold like console games.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

@OP and whoever

I have no idea if it was stackable since I was unaware of the time deadline but the code is dead, to replace it there is now a global 10% off on Guild Wars 2 standard and Digital Deluxe edition on GMG

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

Sorry for being off topic, but this trend of $60 PC games is really getting annoying. PC games were always the cheap option for me.


And they go down to like $5 or less each if you wait long enough. I find way better deals on PC than I do for any console. That being said, Guild Wars 2 is an amazing value. It's free to play, and the base content is just enormous in scope. Read up on the beta impressions or watch a few videos and you'll see. You're getting a lot for ~$60.

@OP and whoever

I have no idea if it was stackable since I was unaware of the time deadline but the code is dead, to replace it there is now a global 10% off on Guild Wars 2 standard and Digital Deluxe edition on GMG


The code expired before they put Guild Wars 2 on sale. It's the same deal, you just don't have to bother with the code anymore.