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Guild Wars 2 pre-orders available April 10th


#1 TLPRIME   Aim small. Miss small. CAGiversary!   488 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

https://buy.guildwars2.com/

3 options available: Digital, Deluxe Digital , & Collector's Edition $149.99. Prices not yet revealed for the first 2 versions. Probably ~$60 and ~$80.

All pre-orders get: Access to all beta events after April 10, 3 day headstart, and the "Hero's Band" a ring that gives minor stat increases.


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#2 Triggerhappy14   Hey, what's going on? CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:28 PM

The prices for the first 2 have been confirmed at $60 and $80 actually, just not on their website.

http://www.pcgamer.c...s-with-big-cat/

http://www.gameinfor...-s-edition.aspx

I would really like the Collector's Edition as I have the one for Nightfall, but $150 is insane. I would glady have paid $100, so looks like the deluxe edition for me.

#3 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7106 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:33 PM

I was just wondering what the pricing would be on the CE .. $150? Jesus. That really took the wind out of my sails.

Probably still going to spring for the Deluxe, but even that's asking for much being the middle tier edition of the game.

#4 Holesale   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:47 PM

Im so ready for this game.

if only i could freeze my self till its released..

The Deluxe edition seems like the way to go, 150 is a lot and they aren't really offering anything that is a must have item like some other collectors editions. Also im pretty sure the Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD and scans of the makeing of book will end up online. So if you think about it you can still get everything besides the Custom Art frame, Art Portfolio with Five Art Prints and Charr Statue.

Edited by Holesale, 13 March 2012 - 11:57 PM.


#5 crystalklear64   Cocksmas Spirit CAGiversary!   13600 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:35 PM

what, no glowy hands when doing emotes? lame....

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#6 TLPRIME   Aim small. Miss small. CAGiversary!   488 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

I think I;m going with the standard version. The Collector's Edition is too expensive for me, and the Deluxe Version has nothing that makes me want to spend the extra $20. The golem banker only lasts for 5 days then it's gone, so I wonder if some of the other items listed are perishable?

#7 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:41 AM

Best Buy and Gamestop are doing the Pre-purchase, in store only.

They will hand you a code... unsure if it's a piece of scratch off card or a DVD case with code.

They did this with Factions too... for the beta weekends.

I am only stopping in to GS because I have credit to burn.

#8 timmaa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:19 AM

Best Buy and Gamestop are doing the Pre-purchase, in store only.

They will hand you a code... unsure if it's a piece of scratch off card or a DVD case with code.

They did this with Factions too... for the beta weekends.

I am only stopping in to GS because I have credit to burn.


This, plus the fact Amazon is doing Pre-purchases as well, but Best Buy and GS are the only two authorized Pre-purchase retailers for the CE.

WAIT until you see the words "PRE-PURCHASE" or BWE(Beta Weekend Events) or 3-Day Headstart if you're ordering online. There's been a lot of hullabuloo about this Pre-purchasing nonsense and no sense in wasting your own time canceling orders and whatnot.

#9 JasonTerminator   Not a psychopath! CAGiversary!   2529 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

Still on the fence about ordering the standard box from Amazon, or going to Gamestop to get the CE.

I still think they are idiots for not offering the CE on Amazon, because then my decision would be easy.

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#10 timmaa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

The official Mike O'Brien response to no CE on Amazon was that all of the regional distributors would not be ready by pre-purchase day(today), so they couldn't have people ordering there while only seeing half of the orders filled. Though I believe France is the only region that is getting their pre-purchase CEs through Amazon.

link: http://www.guildwars...rs-edition-r134

#11 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7106 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

The official Mike O'Brien response to no CE on Amazon was that all of the regional distributors would not be ready by pre-purchase day(today), so they couldn't have people ordering there while only seeing half of the orders filled. Though I believe France is the only region that is getting their pre-purchase CEs through Amazon.

link: http://www.guildwars...rs-edition-r134


Well that most certainly blows. I just converted all of my GameStop credit to Amazon partly for this.

#12 timmaa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Well that most certainly blows. I just converted all of my GameStop credit to Amazon partly for this.


Even better news(sar)....

"Quick update Amazon in the UK and USA will not be part of pre-purchase, but they are doing a pre-order of the standard edition. ^AT"

- GW2 Twitter

#13 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

Pre purchased the CE this morning and they didn't know or did the beta codes

Typical failstop

Anyways stopped at noon and the register finally had the codes printed out

So go get them beta weekend codes!

I thought amazon failed here..... Why couldn't they have the code too?

Do it lIke the 10-20 codes when you pre-order a game

Anyways read somewhere that there might be only 3 beta weekend before release but GS had a release date on the 26 of june which is a Tuesday !!!!!!

#14 cheapfrag   CAG'er CAGiversary!   1455 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

My son just pre-purchased the CE from GameStop... the GameStop employee knew all about it and the serial # for BWE was printed on the receipt.

#15 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

My son just pre-purchased the CE from GameStop... the GameStop employee knew all about it and the serial # for BWE was printed on the receipt.


Seems like it was fixed at around 11 CST.

I stopped back at noon and they rerun the supposed item number and it printed the code.

Off to register and wait.

I had wished we would have gotten something to take home... a box or a mini mag or something.

#16 AgentW   Ate a sandwich. CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:43 PM

anyone go to BB for the prepurchase? are they just a receipt like GS? or a snazzy preorder box like as seen in the past?

#17 timmaa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

Even better news(sar)....

"Quick update Amazon in the UK and USA will not be part of pre-purchase, but they are doing a pre-order of the standard edition. ^AT"

- GW2 Twitter


A redaction of said tweet followed:

"We are working with Amazon in both the USA and UK in regard to pre-purchase and pre-order, more news to follow :) ^AT"

-GW2 Twitter

#18 crystalklear64   Cocksmas Spirit CAGiversary!   13600 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

preordered the standard

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#19 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8156 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:14 AM

Since GW2 is all digital between the $60 and $80 versions, is there anything that makes the game worth the extra $20 for the $80 CE?

I am on the fence on preordering but I think I might. I am looking for a new MMO to play, and well WoW has it's problems for me at the moment, and I did not really care for TOR.

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#20 crystalklear64   Cocksmas Spirit CAGiversary!   13600 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:51 AM

Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill - the concept art looks cool, but the skill will probably be junk
Rytlock Miniature - oh boy a mini pet. shit was stupid in gw1.
Golem Banker - 5 days of access to your bank anywhere. i don't know enough about the mechanics to know if this is useful in some way since you can tele where ever you want which probably has a stash. IF theres some sort of presearing area, maybe you could farm some high level loot and smuggle it into presearing on a diff character, but I don't think there is. Also it expires in 5 days.
Chalice of Glory - One time use boosts to favor, just like those +1k faction things in gw (aka something you get by playing ab for 30 mins)
Tome of Influence - One time use boost to guild rank, probably the same thing as above except you probably level it via guild vs guild.

So.. no, to me none of that stuff is worth 20$.

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#21 AgentW   Ate a sandwich. CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:05 AM

Fun fact, if anyone is trying to prepurchase at BB, they are only offering the preorder, which is just the $5 down, and they are unaware of the prepurchase option, telling me that it was probably for the digital version only. So I went to GS instead, where they know what is going on. And I now feel slightly dirty, but happy enough.

But unless BB and ArenaNet figure stuff out, BB is just offering preorders, like Amazon currently.

but preordered standard physical copy. This is gonna be the first MMO I actually pay for. feels strange man.

#22 TLPRIME   Aim small. Miss small. CAGiversary!   488 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:20 AM

I pre-purchased the normal version. Honestly I had zero interest in the other versions. The Deluxe is a rip off imo with perishable items, and the only thing that interested me in the CE was the soundtrack, but I'm not about to drop $150 for it.

#23 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7106 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

I hope they get things figured out with Amazon fairly soon.

#24 koalak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

probably preordering this week
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#25 hustletron   the struggle CAGiversary!   2029 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

I'm surprised GW2 is not getting more attention on here, personally I think WoW is dying and I am never going back especially since they introduced pandas, whether it was in the lore or not.

GW2 looks amazing in the parts I've seen and the classes seem to play all differently especially with the weapon/ability system.

The open beta for people who preordered is supposed to be this weekend right?

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#26 crystalklear64   Cocksmas Spirit CAGiversary!   13600 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

the thread is sticky'd so most people probably don't even see it

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#27 koalak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

Guild Wars 2 Character Creation Guide
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WoW: lvl 57 Hunter (Beast Master)

#28 hustletron   the struggle CAGiversary!   2029 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

I could definitely see getting into this after this first beta weekend but holy shit do they need to fix the FPS issues.

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#29 TLPRIME   Aim small. Miss small. CAGiversary!   488 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:11 PM

I could definitely see getting into this after this first beta weekend but holy shit do they need to fix the FPS issues.



Yup. ANet says the game will be optimized at launch, so hopefully those issues get fixed.

I love love love the combat in this game.

#30 SEH   Paul's sister is an alien CAGiversary!   4023 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Are they specifically FPS issues, or is there a memory leak that causes performance to degrade over time?

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