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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:24AM Balraw said

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Hmm the CE does look pretty awesome but even so I think I will probably just get the digital deluxe version.

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:25AM Lethality said

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Wow... awesome!

So... it looks like we'll be seeing:

-GW2 Beta
-MoP Beta
-TOR Patch 1.2

All about the same time.... who wins? Who loses?

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:30AM Sharuk said

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@Lethality Honestly everyone can be winners. The MMO market is shifting from one big Goliath to many great/decent MMOs. We the consumer win in this situation and must not actively push for other games to fail.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:40AM Lethality said

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@Sharuk I agree, but I think for another game to have, and to give players the "WoW Experience" - i.e. well staffed, well produced content updates - often - and deliver on new features consistently, a game needs to exceed profitability by far, and probably land into the 2-3 million sub range.

Then everyone feels better about getting behind it, because they know the developer will make a quality investment, and therefore more likely to invest their personal time in something they see as valuable over the long term.

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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:51AM Tom in VA said

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@Lethality

Well, for me, beta is not even a consideration. I want to try the GW2 pie when it's fully baked, not when it's only "half-baked" (i.e., in beta).

I wish I could mix elements of GW2 and SWTOR together, though. I was more interested in GW2 back when they were planning on giving each player 1 Hero-like character. That is one feature (along with the extensive voice acting) where I think SWTOR outshines GW2.

Still, both games are looking very promising and fun. This is just gonna be a good year for me and gaming. :-)
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:54AM Flicktion said

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@Lethality

Is this the Lethality that was active in the TOR community when the forums were first released (probably after as well but I know I stopped going there after about 6 months)? When we had that awesome mIRC going before the trolls stepped in?

If so I'd love to hear your take on the game! If you don't mind, that is.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 11:18AM Yellowdancer said

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@Lethality

And EQ goes F2P. I have not time for work!
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Posted: Mar 15th 2012 12:58AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@Lethality

lol, they'll be happy if they get 700k
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:26AM (Unverified) said

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"...Digital Deluxe pre-purchase is only going to run you $79.99, and the Standard Edition will be $59.99 -- again, any three of those will secure you the Hero's Band, a place in beta events, and a three-day head start. Pre-ordering Guild Wars 2 from select retailers will reserve you a copy of the game at launch and entitle you to a one-day head start..."
OK so let me understand the plusses and minuses here:
- Digital download $80, the advantage is that you can d/l ASAP when available and never leave your house, and be sure to have it on release day. Hero's band, beta, 3 day headstart.
- Standard edition $60 - they ship to you? Hero's band, beta, 3 day headstart.
- 'select retailers' preorder $60, 1 day headstart.

I've found pre-orders to be sketchy at best, and often just gone to Gamestop the midnight of release to physically pick up the game. Often this means I've been playing before friends that pre-ordered even GET their copies (or manage to get the multi-gig game downloaded with the other million people also downloading...).

So what's the best option here? Standard pre-order seems the best option, no?

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:41AM GW2waiting said

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@(Unverified)

From where did you get the quoted part of your post re the costs of the Standard and Delux packs?? Couldn't find that on the website.....
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 10:22AM (Unverified) said

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@GW2waiting I just copied it from the article above....
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:31AM MtthwRddl said

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What comes in the Digital Deluxe pack for $20 more dollars?

Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:33AM (Unverified) said

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@MtthwRddl check: https://buy.guildwars2.com/ for details of each one.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:40AM KvanCetre said

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It says on the website. I felt disappointed with my DDE of TOR, and i feel this has even less. A minipet, three single use items, and an elite skill that summons a unique wolf pet. I feel like the DDE is giving me 3 items from the cash shop, a unique variant of an in game skill, and a minipet for $20? Think i'll pass on this one, unless I've missed something.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:40AM (Unverified) said

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@MtthwRddl
If you click the link, it takes you to the page to the detailed list.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:42AM MtthwRddl said

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@(Unverified) So, for the others reading, these are the items you get for $20 more:

[*] Mistfire Wolf summon elite skill
[*] Rytlock Miniature
[*] Golem Banker - 5 day use, gives access to account storage anywhere
[*] Chalice of Glory - one time use, gives extra pvp glory
[*] Tome of Influence - one time use, gives guild boost of influence

For the most part, I don't see it being worth $20 more. One thing I wonder is if the Golem Banker is one time use for 5 days or can be summoned after the 5 days are over continuously. If it's the former, then I'm definitely not paying $20 for 3/5 items being one time use items.

It would be lame to pay $20 more and a week into the game lose 3 of the 5 items that came with the Digital Deluxe version.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 9:58AM (Unverified) said

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@MtthwRddl
The Golem banker quite clearly says can be used for 5 days, not just one time over 5 days. If it was a one time use, it would be phrased that way.

And yes, the price me be a lil high, however, this game is B2P, there is no sub fee. ArenaNet wants to do the same with GW2 as it did with GW and make sure it's cash shop offers only vanity/convenience items, nothing game changing. That means the bulk of their money for development comes fromgame copy sales.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 10:27AM KvanCetre said

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All the more reason to give me more enticement. The last two DDEs I bought gave me a free mount. RIFT also gave me a bag upgrade.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 10:41AM cursedlegend said

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@KvanCetre
dont like it, dont buy it?
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 10:43AM KvanCetre said

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@cursedlegend
Thats the plan, as I've said.
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