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czymann
03-13-2012, 08:23 AM
Oh sooo close I can almost taste it!

https://buy.guildwars2.com/

Current PC specs are listed at the bottom at the page.

WinespringBrother
03-13-2012, 08:24 AM
Oh sooo close I can almost taste it!

https://buy.guildwars2.com/

beat me to it!

$150 for collector's is a bit much

czymann
03-13-2012, 08:39 AM
beat me to it!

$150 for collector's is a bit much

Yea a bit pricey. I think I will be going for the Digital Deluxe.

WinespringBrother
03-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Yea a bit pricey. I think I will be going for the Digital Deluxe.

Yeah that sounds about right. Just to add, pre-order starts April 10th and you can reserve names by being in other betas, (ETA: or being in the 3 day pre-launch) apparently. Looks like one word names will be allowed, any idea on min/max characters for names?

ShadowbaneX
03-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Yeah that sounds about right. Just to add, pre-order starts April 10th and you can reserve names by being in other betas, (ETA: or being in the 3 day pre-launch) apparently. Looks like one word names will be allowed, any idea on min/max characters for names?
No idea on the character names, but I'll probably be using my old GW1 character names most likely. IIRC they said that those names were reserved for a time.

Also, yeah, Digital Deluxe edition sounds like the best option. The Collector's Edition is a bunch of stuff that'd sit in a box collecting dust.

Sarevok
03-13-2012, 12:39 PM
beat me to it!

$150 for collector's is a bit much

Huh? I don't see any prices. Is it regionaly displaying different sites? :confused:
I think I'll be going with just the regular Digital version. The perks don't seem worth any extra cost.

And WSB, where did you get that about the names?
Can I reserve my Guild Wars 2 character name during a Guild Wars 2 Beta Event?
No. All characters will be wiped from servers before launch.
(link) (http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/game-faq/#thirty-three)
I've seen Devs make comments along the same lines on the forums.

You may be confused with this (http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/game-faq/#thirty-five):
Can I use my original Guild Wars character name in a Guild Wars 2 Beta Event?
You can, but for the purposes of the Guild Wars 2 Beta Events, your original Guild Wars character names are not reserved. However, when Guild Wars 2 is released, your original Guild Wars character names will be reserved for you.

WinespringBrother
03-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Huh? I don't see any prices. Is it regionaly displaying different sites? :confused:
I think I'll be going with just the regular Digital version. The perks don't seem worth any extra cost.

And WSB, where did you get that about the names?

(link) (http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/game-faq/#thirty-three)
I've seen Devs make comments along the same lines on the forums.

You may be confused with this (http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/game-faq/#thirty-five):

This is what I was referring to:

Will I be able to reserve character and guild names during the Headstart Access?
Yes, players who have Headstart Access will be able to claim character and guild names during that period that will carry over when Guild Wars 2 goes live. Players who pre-purchase and receive 3-day Headstart Access will have an advantage over players who pre-order and receive 1-day Headstart Access.

This is referring to names that are not in use in Guild Wars, since from my understanding, they will be reserved for their current owners. But it looks like one word names will be allowed, which are obviously not in use in Guild Wars so they will all be first-come, first-served in GW2.

ETA:

Can I use my original Guild Wars character name in a Guild Wars 2 Beta Event?
You can, but for the purposes of the Guild Wars 2 Beta Events, your original Guild Wars character names are not reserved. However, when Guild Wars 2 is released, your original Guild Wars character names will be reserved for you.

Sarevok
03-13-2012, 01:16 PM
Got it. And the prices? :confused:

WinespringBrother
03-13-2012, 01:31 PM
Got it. And the prices? :confused:

https://buy.guildwars2.com/collectors-edition

I can't find the page that showed the other prices, but they were $79.99 for delux and $59.99 for digital.

czymann
03-13-2012, 05:20 PM
https://buy.guildwars2.com/collectors-edition

I can't find the page that showed the other prices, but they were $79.99 for delux and $59.99 for digital.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/03/13/details-on-playing-guild-wars-2-early-amp-collector-39-s-edition.aspx

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ncsoft-reveals-pre-purchase-program-131900526.html

Forbes - NCsoft Aims To Break The Static Online Game Mold With ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 - 3/13/2012: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/03/13/ncsoft-aims-to-break-the-static-online-game-mold-with-arenanets-guild-wars-2/

Isabel
03-13-2012, 11:42 PM
10 april isn't that good of a release date for me.
I will be leaving for Jcon a couple of days after it, so I have to check when I buy it:)

ShadowbaneX
03-14-2012, 06:06 AM
10 april isn't that good of a release date for me.
I will be leaving for Jcon a couple of days after it, so I have to check when I buy it:)
Isa, that's the day when more info about those other packages is being released, not when the game is being released. You're still fine.

Isabel
03-14-2012, 07:11 AM
Good to hear :) :)

WinespringBrother
03-14-2012, 09:58 AM
The standard GW2 is available for preorder on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Wars-2-Pc/dp/B001TOQ8X4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331736930&sr=8-1)

czymann
03-14-2012, 03:16 PM
The standard GW2 is available for preorder on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Wars-2-Pc/dp/B001TOQ8X4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331736930&sr=8-1)

Yea other online stores are starting to have GW2 advertized for preorder and with a price. However I have yet to see any that are offering the pre-purchase copies. Only the pre-purchase copies of GW2 will net you in-game items and access to all beta events and the 3 day early access. I prolly won't get it right away. I am gonna see how much the stores are gonna have the pre-purchase first.

czymann
03-19-2012, 07:53 PM
The Digital Deluxe version really is not worth it. Only reason I am getting it is for the mini Rytlock, Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill and Tome of Influence. The other stuff I couldn't care less.

They should have given us credit in the cash shop so we could buy what we wanted.

ShadowbaneX
03-19-2012, 08:24 PM
That sounds about what I was thinking of doing. When do they go on sale?

czymann
03-19-2012, 09:41 PM
That sounds about what I was thinking of doing. When do they go on sale?

April 10th. I assume that some retailers will have them available as well.

Orc
03-19-2012, 10:32 PM
The Digital Deluxe version really is not worth it. Only reason I am getting it is for the mini Rytlock, Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill and Tome of Influence. The other stuff I couldn't care less.

They should have given us credit in the cash shop so we could buy what we wanted.

Yeah. A bunch of minor stuff for $20? Meh. I might pay an extra $10 for all that.

ShadowbaneX
03-19-2012, 10:52 PM
Yeah. A bunch of minor stuff for $20? Meh. I might pay an extra $10 for all that.

Yeah! You're right! At least with ME3 we got extra DLC that should have been included in the game to begin with for our extra money! I'm going to go to EA and demand that they remove the Engineer class and only give it to people that buy the Digital Deluxe or Collector's Editions.

I'm going to bed now. :D

Light Ranger
03-20-2012, 02:30 AM
looks like I'll be needing a new computer after all, my X1600 is lower than the required X1800...so close, yet so far.

ShadowbaneX
03-20-2012, 09:22 AM
That's...a very old card. How old is your system, and do you have PCIe slots in it? Actually, what are the specs for you system? You might be able to just make a couple of minor tweeks but if your entire system is as old as that card is, yeah, an upgrade isn't a bad idea. Also, don't forget that those are the minimum required specs...and GW is looking to be rather graphically intense with all the fire, smoke and particle effects.

Light Ranger
03-20-2012, 10:22 AM
yeah, my laptop is as old as that card. Be looking to replace it with a desktop, since I'll want to hear all the sounds of the sights and hear all the dialogue too, since laptops are notorious for not having the right audio balance.

czymann
03-20-2012, 11:06 AM
I will barely able to play. WvW is out of the question until I get a new computer. Large scale DEs might be a problem as well.

ShadowbaneX
03-20-2012, 11:58 AM
That really makes me sad. I hope you guys will get a chance to upgrade. On the bright side it doesn't look like the requirements are too insane compared to a bunch of games so hopefully a modest desktop will be able to run the game instead of needing a gaming rig to support it.

WinespringBrother
03-20-2012, 07:12 PM
Here is an interesting writeup on the various editions: (http://www.guildmag.com/guild-wars-2-pre-purchase-good-news-bad-news)

czymann
03-20-2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the link Seg. And that makes up my mind. I am not getting the CE or the Deluxe. I am sticking with the basic Digital, unless I can get a deal from a retailer.

WinespringBrother
03-27-2012, 05:34 PM
Work in progress list of pre-purchase retailers:

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/User:Stephane_Lo_Presti/GW2_prepurchase_retailers_list

czymann
04-09-2012, 05:45 PM
Arenanet Blog - Introducing The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition Video - http://www.arena.net/blog/introducing-the-guild-wars-2-collectors-edition-video

C S Queen
04-10-2012, 02:38 PM
I got my Digital Copy today :)

czymann
04-10-2012, 04:22 PM
I will be getting mine tomorrow. Tomorrow I will also get my quad 4 processor (hopefully it works. it is a used one)

Sarevok
04-10-2012, 04:26 PM
Harrumph... why not announce that the only two options are credit cards and Paypal? Now I have to go put more money in the Paypal accound before I can actually buy it. :mad:

czymann
04-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Harrumph... why not announce that the only two options are credit cards and Paypal? Now I have to go put more money in the Paypal accound before I can actually buy it. :mad:

Not sure if you have debit cards over there but you could do that. Just make sure the debit card is visa or mastercard or whatever the big name is over in Europe.

czymann
04-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Gamefly 10% Code works for prepurchase of GW2

http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/gamefly-10-code-works-for-t34788.html?t=34788

czymann
04-11-2012, 09:12 AM
Register your game code here.
https://register.guildwars2.com/

Sarevok
04-16-2012, 12:58 PM
Just pre-purchased and registered. Decided to pull out the credit card after all, because Paypal was taking too long. :rolleyes:

ShadowbaneX
04-16-2012, 03:09 PM
Yeah, Paypal is a pain. I don't know how they continue to exist...actually, that's not true, they exist in many cases because they're the only option...they still suck though.

Light Ranger
04-21-2012, 01:55 AM
To be honest, I've had to reprioritize my life. My father lost his job, so I'm waiting until he finds a new one. Until then, I may be spending my paycheck to support Mom and Dad, and I won't be spending big bucks on big toys soon.

ShadowbaneX
04-21-2012, 05:37 AM
Unfortunate to hear that LR, but completely understandable. I wish you good luck and hope that things get worked out soon.

czymann
04-21-2012, 04:48 PM
Damn Light that does suck. I am sorry that things are not going all that good. I hope that things turn around for you and your family soon.

Light Ranger
07-09-2012, 04:22 AM
To be honest, I've had to reprioritize my life. My father lost his job, so I'm waiting until he finds a new one. Until then, I may be spending my paycheck to support Mom and Dad, and I won't be spending big bucks on big toys soon.

Well, Dad hasn't found a new job yet, and the fan on this laptop is becoming more and more erratic, so I bought a new one, should come around in a few days.

ShadowbaneX
07-09-2012, 12:49 PM
Sorry to hear about the employment situation, but glad to hear of the upgrades. Hope to see you soon.

ShadowbaneX
08-05-2012, 02:46 PM
So I've officially pre-purchased the Digital Deluxe edition of the game. A bit of extra Influence to get rolling on the Guild Storage.

Light Ranger
08-20-2012, 07:14 PM
What's up with the whole display name? Should we use a name that's not a toon name?