04-12-2012 08:37 PM
04-12-2012 08:42 PM
Well I am still going to wait for official word from Best Buy, since a couple pages back the Best Buy mod said he's still unsure how the CEs will work. I see Anet's facebook post as an update to let everyone know how things are looking for Best Buy right now for the CE, but I am still waiting for the retailer to also confirm it.
04-12-2012 10:55 PM
04-13-2012 06:31 AM
Im wondering... I just bought my pre-Purchase box with no cd in it yesterday in a dreamland store in belgium.
How can i download the game without buying it on your store?
04-13-2012 07:18 AM
So why would people "be furious". A digital version doesn't seem to have any limit to how many can be bought or sold.
Simply cancel your previous order and buy the other?
04-13-2012 09:14 AM
digital versions most likely cannot be returned once the "key" has been supplied. the key would be equivalent to the product. There is a single key for digital versions unlike the boxed pre-purchase.
The single key applies to all digital versions as well as european prepurchases of the std edition.
Prepurchase of collectors and std box version in NA yields a "beta benefits key" than another key in the physical product.
This is more complicated than it needs to be since the method of distribution is inconsistent from country to country.
Note that there are several distinct products offered by various retailers around the world.
There is login region locking in the game to differiate NA & World from EU. The product distribution method key vs boxed is different between NA and Europe. European distribution method and medium is different from NA.
1) Standard Box with Pre-order
2) Standbox Box with Pre-purchase
3) Collector's Box with Pre-order
4) Collector's Box with Pre-purchase
5) Digital Version (pre-purchase by nature of single key)
6) Digital Deluxe Version (pre-purchase by nature of single key issued)
Best Buy had #1 offered at one point on the website.
#5 and #6 are currently offered. (no physical boxes)
There is some confusion on whether #4 will be offered. The collector's box with pre-purchase is the flagship product and currently only retailer in US offering it is gamestop.