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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:04PM The Grand Nagus said

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I would imagine that many gamers buy games digitally now.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:33PM silver001 said

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@The Grand Angus unless there was a super sale I doubt it. There every few gamers that like Digital copies of games. There are even less people willing to download 27Gb of files. Anyways UK isn't that big of a country so it could mean nothing.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:41PM (Unverified) said

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@silver001

it does mean nothing.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 6:31PM silver001 said

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@(Unverified) because you obviously know right?
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 6:31PM SiML said

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@silver001

Exactly, not everyone has fat pipe broadband here, I'm on about 3mbs download speed - so 27 gb? - furgeddaboutit !!!.

The real reason I haven't bought it and subbed yet though is not to waste my inclusive free month waiting on a server queue. I'm also not overly impressed with the first load of patch notes and I'm also waiting for some semblance of sandbox at the end of the rollercoaster tracks. Otherwise its going to be a pretty short sub when i reach the end of the class's story and find there is noting else to do.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 7:37PM silver001 said

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@SiML you might not know this but there are some people that have bandwidth caps. And there are others that just hate digital copy.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 7:46PM (Unverified) said

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@SiML

You will be waiting a long time. There is nothing "sandboxy" about this game.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 9:37PM HitechLolife said

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@silver001 I live in Australia with atrocious download caps and speeds. I still prefer digital.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 11:52PM jimr9999us said

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@SiML
Good call man. I was gonna wait my usual 3-6 months before getting caught up in the hype machine. Now I'm stuck in a game where gathering is bugged, the economy is where? pvp for lowbies is a sad joke...I could go on.

If Bioware gets on the stick this game might be functional by April. here's hoping.
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Posted: Jan 4th 2012 10:18AM (Unverified) said

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@SiML

Sounds like you like single player games because you can always get a guild and run some PvP either in warzones or world. Same excuse I saw people have with RIFT too. MMOs are not get to 50 and then quit. There is always something to do.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 10:29AM (Unverified) said

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@silver001 You'll have to download 20GB+ worth of files even if you do buy a boxed copy. DVDs are limited to 8GB of storage.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:05PM rebelyankee said

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Obligatory "game is going to tank because of bad pvp, WoW-clone, end-game content, needz moar sandbox, f2p by end of the year, etc. etc."

Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:11PM DeadlyAccurate said

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@MarkLIVE Did she know the difference between you're and your?
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:15PM Alpoe said

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@DeadlyAccurate ZING! We have a winner.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 6:20PM demonlife said

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@rebelyankee

Glad we got that out of the way.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:05PM gildhur said

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Preorders counted at launch vs continual sales. To be expected.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:15PM KvanCetre said

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@gildhur
This. The fact this is "news" is beyond silly.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 5:29PM bobfish said

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@gildhur

It has sold significantly less at retail than I would've expected from the biggest MMO launch ever.

Maybe the UK just isn't a big market for it, but... think of the worst selling game of last year and I'll bet it sold more than SWTOR did in the UK.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 6:33PM DarkWalker said

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@gildhur
Yep. TOR put too much emphasis on pre-orders, with exclusive bonuses and the first-come-first-served early access.

My guess is that most players that would consider purchasing it at launch, or shortly after, have already gotten it.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 9:54PM rebelyankee said

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@KvanCetre I'm not surprised it's news. Look at the comments for any non-SWTOR post here right now, the be-all, end-all Guild Wars 2 included. Nothing is generating the talk that this game is right now. If Daniel Erickson poops, it will make news right now.
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