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#1 Scleameth

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Here you go:
Pre-Purchase Info
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With prices

There's hope for my May release prediction yet! :cow_white:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

Wow I just signed on and this was the first thing I was going to ask about....guess I don't need to ask now :)

Thx for the links :D

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

Thanks a lot for the links! I just read about them, I've been busy all day.

I'm still wondering which edition I'll buy.

EDIT : Oh and ouch about the minimum requirement of 25GB Hard Drive Disk Space :Just_Cuz_21:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:01 PM

This is great news guys, good to hear! Yeah, Max, that 25 gig HD space needed is kinda throwing me for a loop :blink:

that middle offering for Digital Deluxe is looking good...this way we get all the ingame goodies being offered?

Too bad about that golem only active for five days for us though

kinda strange

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:54 AM

Yeah 25GB is probably the biggest installation I've encountered! But I'm willing to bet that at least half of that is probably sound files? I don't think downloading this game will be as big as that, since you'd pick the download language, but I imagine that the box sets will have all languages included in the installation?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:28 AM

The middle price version looks good to me, no need to pay for that extra physical stuff that will only end up getting thrown out anyway.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:09 AM

yeah, that's my take on it too. The statues looks cool and all, but I just look back at a few of the games I've collected. I've kept everything from the Sacred franchise, it means a ton to me, I love going over the boxes and stuffs occassionally to revisit. The Collector's edition I bought for GW came with a SICK ingame miniature, I think the only one that flies in all of the franchise...I have it! :bounce: but other than that, all the stuff that came with it.. I appreciate the time put into it and the beauty, but it's gathering dust.

yeah, the middle edition is looking good, in game extra goodies is the way to go imo

Scleameth, crossing me fingers on the download time and volume, hope this doesn't eat up the longest part of a day or something

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

Well, if LOTRO can get away with +-10Gig download (high res) then I imagine GW2 won't be shy to up the ante to around 15 - 20Gig... ? But I'm purchasing the box, no way I'm gonna download and not have bandwidth to play!! :sweating:

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:17 AM

And pre-purchase orders can be places from 10 April! ... still on track for May! :bounce:

Announcing Pre-Purchase orders

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

April 10th... so close, argh... need..game... soon...

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

OK, can someone explain the different versions?

Please use either small words or Sacred 2 references (since that is the only modern PC game I know anything about). ;)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:38 AM

OK, can someone explain the different versions?

Please use either small words or Sacred 2 references (since that is the only modern PC game I know anything about). ;)


As in Digital vs Digital Deluxe vs Collectors edition?

All 3 give you access to the beta, access to the game 3 days before physical sales and an ingame item (a ring).

Digital edition has nothing else, only the game itself, Digital deluxe comes with some extra ingame items, and the collectors edition has those ingame items plus the fancy stuff (making of, soundtrack and so on).

Compared to Sacred 2...it would probably like choosing between a version with no extras, a version with the carrier imp and the version that came with the concept art, sound track and so on.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

Lujate, there is an amazing comparison table here:

Compare the different versions of Guild Wars 2

I did some searching on net, the second version is coming with extras that right off the bat give toon some advantage with some in game items, so I'm looking at that as a purchase.

:)

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

I was looking for an explanation of the items included in the different versions. I guess they do not give any. I found one here: http://m.ign.com/articles/1220643

I have enough trinkets collecting dust, so the top version is out. Comparing the next two versions, I am not sure the middle one is worth the extra $20. The Golem is only good for five days. PvP is not for me, so the Chalice is out. The wolf skill sounds promising. As for the Tome and the Miniature, I have no idea.

Thoughts?
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

Like a few people said, the physical items from the Collectors Edition are cool, I agree, but they will still be gathering dust (just like those Sacred 2 temporary tattoos that I never used (anyone remember those?).

I've been thinking about the version I'll pick for several days, and I'll pick the Deluxe version with the in-game items. These can always be useful, and I'll feel that I gave more money for a company that makes awesome games.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

Like a few people said, the physical items from the Collectors Edition are cool, I agree, but they will still be gathering dust (just like those Sacred 2 temporary tattoos that I never used (anyone remember those?).


Yeah, I still have those floating around in the box the game came with...

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

I put 'em on the cat

kidding

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p.s. It's Schot's cat anyway :whistle:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

And... Ta Dah!

Download Guild Wars 2 from DarkMatters!

:)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

oooooo - but unfortunately, as much as I want to support DM, I will be purchasing my box at the store and save my allotted bandwidth for gameplay... :tomato:

The debate of deluxe collectors vs standard edition is nicely answered in this article

...using that extra $70 or so to buy gems than to get a statue and some art prints Iíll never really use...


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

I put 'em on the cat

kidding

:P

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p.s. It's Schot's cat anyway :whistle:

You could do that, but you have to shave the cat first and you get scratched up pretty bad doing that. :devil:

oooooo - but unfortunately, as much as I want to support DM, I will be purchasing my box at the store and save my allotted bandwidth for gameplay... :tomato:

The debate of deluxe collectors vs standard edition is nicely answered in this article

...using that extra $70 or so to buy gems than to get a statue and some art prints Iíll never really use...

Thanks for the link. Did I read it right that they will be selling in-game items for real money? :huh: Is that normal?
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