Alright, little bit of a 'cool story bro' to come , but i need a little bit of advice reference SC2
I live in the UK (England to be precise) and I ADORE star-craft however I have an issue.
I want to buy and play star-craft 2 so damn badly, and I could quite easily walk down to the store and get it now if i so chose - however i want to play with my Giant Bomb friends and others who will be playing on the North America servers.
As far as I am aware all RETAIL copies sold over here are going to be auto set to connect to the EU servers, as such i don't want to do this - i have now got 3 options :-
- Order it from Amazon.com or suchlike - i really wanted the collectors edition and this is the only way to get an NA version, however all thats on there now are 'sell on' copies and they are PRICEY!! plus import fees and a long wait
- I've created a US battle.net account and it believes i am currently living over there - If I Digitally Purchase the game from Blizzards Battle.Net store, then it should work, I'm currently downloading the US client now in advance to paying for it, which i'm not sure how it will handle (maybe paypal) - only downside is that this wont be linked to my MAIN already active blizz account - and price conversion may suck.
- I have already had my main blizz EU account since star craft 1 and warcraft 3 - maybe buying it Digitally and tying it to my EU account may work? Upon selecting to buy the game digitally a prompt appears asking which region you would like ot play on - it IS possible to select North America from the list on my EU account, however upon clicking continue a warning appears stating that...
" Game Region Warning
Retail copies sold in United Kingdom (your account country) will connect to the Europe game region."
Now im guessing this doesn't account for my Digital copy as it mentions Retail - however the fact this appears whilst purchasing my Digital copy unnerves me, this would be my proffered method (other than the CE) as in i get to keep my account, my games al in one etc. However i don;t want to end up paying for the EU digi version and not being able to play with my friends that i could if i went another route!
Any advice? thoughts on options here? anyone else in the same situation or already tried one of my options?
Cheers in advance!!