Pre Purchase available from 10th April

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#1 Posted by Maystack (939 posts) -

https://buy.guildwars2.com/

So from 10th April you can pre purchase Guild Wars 2. Whatever version you get lets you access all the beta events, and have early access to the full release. I'm tempted to get the collector's edition because it's one of the only games that I'd want an art book and soundtrack. £130 is a bit pricy though.

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#2 Posted by JustKamToo (979 posts) -

Sold! I'll have two!

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#3 Posted by mazik765 (2362 posts) -

Gotta be the collector's edition for me. Guild Wars 1 is probably tied for WoW with the most time ever spent into a single game and I've been psyched about this game for years.

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#4 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2425 posts) -

I'll have to get the CE, looks like I will have to sell my paintings to get this.

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#5 Posted by Codeacious (957 posts) -

I'm going to buy the SHIT out of this.

My body is ready.

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#6 Posted by Nyaxite (12 posts) -

Digital Deluxe for me. See you guys at the pre-purchase beta events!

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#7 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

A three day head start? Access to all beta events? I'm there cool-baby!.... Pity I'm broke but the collector's edition looks nice.

Minimum specs are out but no recommended specs though. Hmm...

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#8 Posted by Vexxan (4627 posts) -

Looks like I'm getting the collector's edition, I want to get my hands on that soundtrack so badly.

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#9 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

I'm pretty disappointed with this actually. The CE doesn't really come with anything that appeals to me, and £130 is just way too high. The conversion rate there is ridiculous.

The in-game bonus items are nothing special either, they're mostly temporary boosts. No unique visual effects, no extra character slots or something lasting? The minipet and skill might be nice, but considering the DD version is going to cost at least £10 more than the regular edition, I think I'll go with the standard edition and spend the extra money on more character slots.

Edit: Geez, the basic game is £50 and the DD is £65. I'll definitely be sticking with the regular edition.

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#10 Posted by Grixxel (918 posts) -

Throwing my money at the monitor right ... now:

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#11 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (1017 posts) -

Excellent. Pre-order as soon as possible.

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#12 Posted by CornishRocker (405 posts) -

At first £130 seemed steep. Then I remembered: No. Subscription. Fees. Considering I'll likely be playing this for the next 5-10 years, that's a bloody bargain. Besides, more money going to ArenaNet is a good thing.

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#13 Edited by RobbieMac (561 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind: Going to have to agree with that.  I never buy collectors editions because whenever I get them the things just end up collecting dust.  Only collectors edition I don't regret buying is the Halo: Reach one and that is because Halo holds a special place in my heart.
 
Perhaps I would be more intrigued if there was more character slots or some type of in game benefit.  The HoM stuff is good enough for me.
 
EDIT: this also means the beta events will be probably starting on the 14th, so that is right around my finals.  First weekend is a write off for me :(
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#14 Posted by Rattle618 (1505 posts) -

The differences between Digital Deluxe and Digital Standard edition are completely irrelevant to me, which is great cause I get to spend less money :)

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#15 Posted by Maystack (939 posts) -

Yeah, all the things in the digital version I'm not that bothered about. If there was a version that just had the art book/soundtrack and stuff I'd be happy.

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#16 Posted by Codeacious (957 posts) -

I think it's better that the special editions are a bit irrelevant rather than having exclusive content or DLC, as so many games these days do.

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#17 Posted by Morningstar (2360 posts) -

130£! Good grief, I'll have a regular edition then thank you.

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#18 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7807 posts) -

You better fucking believe I'm getting that collector's edition.

Can't wait for the game!

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#19 Posted by colonelpopcorn (1983 posts) -

I already pre-ordered on amazon. Do I still get into the beta events?

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#20 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

I hate when the currency conversions are so skewed. I'm gonna stick to the Digital Deluxe version.

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#21 Posted by kseoul (2998 posts) -

Holy shit, you would be dumb not to get the collectors edition! Look at that Rytlock figurine! :D

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#22 Posted by Jayzilla (2689 posts) -

digi deluxe for this duder. heck, i may spend a whole day of the pre-release play in the character creation screen.

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#23 Posted by Drakoji (304 posts) -

I'll buy the normal edition, maybe delux digital if the price is not ridiculous.

But it's awesome that they will give access to all pre-order to betas.

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#24 Posted by shinboy630 (1382 posts) -

That Collector's Edition...

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#25 Edited by Benny (2010 posts) -

Loving the game of thrones nod that they themselves acknowledged. Digital deluxe for me.

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#26 Posted by Subjugation (4907 posts) -

I hate to say it but a lot of those bonuses don't do anything for me. I'll probably stick with the standard edition and just drop money on character slots/cash shop stuff.

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#27 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

Fuck. Yeah

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#28 Posted by Lagaroth (180 posts) -

I'm hoping I can just buy the soundtrack separately, only part of the Collector's Edition I am really interested in...

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#29 Posted by Benny (2010 posts) -

Also maybe i'm being an idiot, but where are you getting the prices from, and how does a digital pre-purchase come with figurines etc.?

Do you get a box copy too or something?

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#30 Posted by jacksmedulla (303 posts) -

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1: I don't think they have announced that information yet, but ,if you are able, I would recommend canceling your pre-order from Amazon and pre-purchasing directly from Arena-Net. If you buy directly from them, you will be able to play the game three days early as opposed to one day early from other retailers.

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#31 Edited by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2425 posts) -

@Benny: it's a miniature, an in-game pet-like thing that follows you around. Doesn't do anything and isn't affected by anything, think of it as a bragging right in the case of the DD/CE editions.

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#32 Edited by Benny (2010 posts) -

@RhombusOfTerror: Ohhhh, thanks. Guess they're not calling them 'Pets' in GW2.

After mousing over the descriptions it's clear that the collectors stuff that benefits you in any way is for a very limited time only and wont give you any long term advantages over other players. Very cool way of dealing with premium stuff.

edit: At least it seems that way, I'm assuming the elite skill isn't exclusive.

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#33 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2937 posts) -

Hmm - along with others, I'd have very much preferred an edition with just the soundtrack and game.

In any case, if I get a new job by april 10th I'll buy the CE - otherwise, it's regular for me.

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#34 Edited by UssjTrunks (549 posts) -

I will pre-order the regular copy. I never buy collectors editions of anything.

So excited by this news, lol.

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#35 Posted by UssjTrunks (549 posts) -

@Benny said:

@RhombusOfTerror: Ohhhh, thanks. Guess they're not calling them 'Pets' in GW2.

After mousing over the descriptions it's clear that the collectors stuff that benefits you in any way is for a very limited time only and wont give you any long term advantages over other players. Very cool way of dealing with premium stuff.

edit: At least it seems that way, I'm assuming the elite skill isn't exclusive.

That would be unfair if it did. Anet has explicitly stated that you won't need to spend any extra money in this game to be competitive.

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#36 Posted by TheHT (13858 posts) -

Just the regular edition for me. None of those things seem very appealing, save for the behind the scenes book and the soundtrack. But I sure don't want a statue and don't care for those in-game items.

Getting in to all of the beta stuff sounds great though.

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#37 Posted by Jazz_Lafayette (3890 posts) -
@UssjTrunks said:

@Benny said:

@RhombusOfTerror: Ohhhh, thanks. Guess they're not calling them 'Pets' in GW2.

After mousing over the descriptions it's clear that the collectors stuff that benefits you in any way is for a very limited time only and wont give you any long term advantages over other players. Very cool way of dealing with premium stuff.

edit: At least it seems that way, I'm assuming the elite skill isn't exclusive.

That would be unfair if it did. Anet has explicitly stated that you won't need to spend any extra money in this game to be competitive.

The elite is probably exclusive to PvE, like all of the racial skills.
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#38 Posted by RobbieMac (561 posts) -
@Benny: That looks like Boromir from LOTR.
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#39 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2937 posts) -

@RobbieMac:

lol - Yup, same guy. Sean Bean is awesome.

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#40 Posted by Matfei90 (1279 posts) -

Apparently the CE is $200 here in Australia (anecdotal, as whenever I go to the site it shows me the price in Pounds), whereas it's $150 USD. Our dollar is currently stronger than the USD. A conversion from 130 pounds works out cheaper by around $7 if the $200 price tag is true.
 
I hate the 'Australia Tax'.

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#41 Posted by Bestostero (2919 posts) -

none of the bonus really interest me...except for maybe early access...this is good news though game coming soon then right? lol

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#42 Posted by jacksmedulla (303 posts) -
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#43 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

Disappointed in the Collector's Edition. Would've like an awesome in-game special effect emote (like Guild Wars: Prophecies CE) and a Behind-the-Scenes DVD. So, I'll just buy standard.

@RobbieMac said:

@WinterSnowblind: Going to have to agree with that. I never buy collectors editions because whenever I get them the things just end up collecting dust. Only collectors edition I don't regret buying is the Halo: Reach one and that is because Halo holds a special place in my heart.

Perhaps I would be more intrigued if there was more character slots or some type of in game benefit. The HoM stuff is good enough for me.

I am the same with Halo, I own all the Halo Collectors' Editions.

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#44 Posted by Jazz_Lafayette (3890 posts) -
@zyn said:

Disappointed in the Collector's Edition. Would've like an awesome in-game special effect emote (like Guild Wars: Prophecies CE) and a Behind-the-Scenes DVD.

I feel this to some degree - especially with how perishable the in-game rewards are here. But if my Nightfall CE taught me anything, it's that any collection of concept art from ArenaNet is well worth it. The prints in this package are too good to pass up. Plus, you know, I already promised myself I'd be getting the GW2 CE to support the business model and generally intelligent practices that the company continues to push.
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#45 Posted by RobbieMac (561 posts) -

just watched the stream with Jon Peters and he showed the size of the Rytlok statue... The thing is big, about 2 1/4 iphones tall I would estimate (I say this b/c he put one iphone next to it as a measure).
 
Here is the screenshot I took:

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#46 Posted by UssjTrunks (549 posts) -

@Matfei90 said:

Apparently the CE is $200 here in Australia (anecdotal, as whenever I go to the site it shows me the price in Pounds), whereas it's $150 USD. Our dollar is currently stronger than the USD. A conversion from 130 pounds works out cheaper by around $7 if the $200 price tag is true. I hate the 'Australia Tax'.

It's the same in Canada, and we share a border with them. Thankfully, game prices have evened out somewhat in recent years, but everything else remains significantly more expensive here.

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#47 Posted by colonelpopcorn (1983 posts) -

@jacksmedulla: Thanks, duder.

I'll definitely cancel on April 10th and turn it around.

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#48 Posted by Lukeweizer (3255 posts) -

Steam?

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#49 Posted by Funkydupe (3563 posts) -

60 bucks for the standard game in digital version? Hm.

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#50 Posted by shinboy630 (1382 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

60 bucks for the standard game in digital version? Hm.

I will happily pay the extra $10 over the standard digital version of a PC game if it means I get all this content without paying a monthly fee.

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