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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:07AM AlienFanatic said

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Yeah, okay fine. Just put up the doggone Collector's Ed. preorder already!!

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:09AM GW2waiting said

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Minimum System requirements also released:
• Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
• Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 or better
• NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI Radeon™ X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
• 25 GB available HDD space
• Broadband Internet connection
• Keyboard and mouse

* Due to potential changes, system requirements may change over time, and you may be required to upgrade your current system (or obtain a new system) to continue to play the game.

Nice to see them sooooo low : )

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 11:21AM JadoCast said

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@GW2waiting

Props to the Dev's for making such an awesome looking game with terrific artistic style and keeping the min specs so low. GREAT JOB! you must have really talented folks in the software engineering department Anet. Hope you are paying them well.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 11:30AM Ehra said

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@GW2waiting

Gah. Nice to see we've got minumum specs (will help for having a guideline when upgrading my girlfriend's crappy PC), but some recommended specs would be nice as well. I've got a feeling that I won't be able to max the game out, and knowing if I'll need a new video card or not would help me judge if I could afford to splurge on the collector's edition or not. Given the choice between the collector's edition and being able to enjoy the game in all of its graphical glory, I'm going to go with the standard edition just to be safe.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:13AM eLdritchZ said

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Those are some surprisingly low system requirements... wow... i would not have expected that ^^

good to know that i won't have to upgrade my system this year :D

Juicy prices for the game... then again, no sub fee so i guess that's all in order.

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 4:33PM (Unverified) said

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This is something that surprised me about the original. Part of their design doctrine is to build for the average system *at the time development starts*. Guild Wars 1 was made with dialup connections and 800 MHz processors in mind, for example.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:18AM (Unverified) said

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Expensive CE, but considering no sub fee, I think I will get it just to support the devs. They delivered with GW and I believe they will with GW2.

And nice to see low system requirements, but not that surprising. GW had very low system requirements and ran smooth.

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 11:06AM wahahabuh said

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@(Unverified) I wanna support them by getting CE as well and that Rylock statue will be sweet, but unless they ship to Aus for free, I can't afford it. So I'm probably getting the Digital Deluxe instead
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:19AM Scratches said

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Another $150 Collector's Edition? Ugh. Is it too much to ask for a box that DOESN'T come with a figurine these days? Maybe a mini-CE, or a not-as-collectible edition, or whatever?

I'd love to get my hands on those prints and the book, but I'm not paying an extra $50 for what amounts to a glorified paper weight.
(I'm not saying stop making them, as some people do like them, but something in between the DD and CE would be nice...)

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 10:54AM Jokkl said

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@Scratches like the digital ce?
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 3:42PM Eamil said

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@Jokkl

The digital deluxe being "between the DD and CE" seems kind of impossible. ;)

It's nice for those that want the in-game stuff. Not so much for people who want the other things that come with the CE but don't want the giant plastic Charr that's jacking up the price by $50-70.
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Posted: Mar 14th 2012 3:39AM Naru now in 3D said

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@Scratches

YES, this is exactly what I was thinking!! Rytlock is cool and all, but I really dont need a prohibitively expensive statue that would just sit ignored in some dark corner of my room.

I would happily pay $80 or maybe even $90 for a physical CE with everything BUT the pointless statue; I love the art and music of this game so the other parts of the CE really appeal to me.

Just not the paperweight.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:21AM Repopulation said

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Sigh just as much as the SWTOR CE :(.

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:31AM Lethality said

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@Repopulation Yeah, they are making the same mistake by including/forcing the statue that most probably could care less about. That drives up the price.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:39AM (Unverified) said

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@Repopulation
Think of it this way. Unlike SWTOR, there is no sub fee.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:59AM Unshra said

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@Lethality Yup, those statues alone run about $90+ which really jacks the price up. Would be nice to have a boxed version without he statue but no real biggie. Would be happier if it was a Sylvari I'm Charr'd out and we have yet to see anything based off the new race. ;-p
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:59AM DarkWalker said

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@Repopulation
Unlike SWTOR, the Digital Deluxe edition comes with everything from the CE that is not a physical object; inside the game itself, the DD should have everything the CE have, whereas TOR has a couple extra digital items only available in the CE.

This actually makes me very happy. While I would love to get my hands on a CE, between shipping and taxes, it's price here in Brazil will most likely double. I would consider the CE for $150, but for the roughly $300 it's bound to cost to get one to here in Brazil, no chance. With the DD being as good as the CE when it comes to the game itself, I can get it and not feel like I'm missing something.

I do agree, though, that there should be a cheaper CE version without the 10-inch figurine.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 10:04AM (Unverified) said

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@Unshra
Yeah, I'd rather have a Logan Thackeray and a little surprised it's not. With him being Gwen's descendant and how Gwen always has been the "poster girl" so to speak for GW.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 4:17PM Eamil said

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There's a Logan minipet in the game.
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Posted: Mar 14th 2012 7:03AM (Unverified) said

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@DarkWalker

This ^...

... is all people need to read.

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