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Preorder anyway to get 3 day head start and boxed version of game?

kinky10kinky10 EwloePosts: 212Member
As per the title I'm not sure if this is possible? I love game boxes but also want the 3 day head start, doable?

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  • cloud8521cloud8521 Toronto, ONPosts: 878Member
    Originally posted by kinky10
    As per the title I'm not sure if this is possible? I love game boxes but also want the 3 day head start, doable?

     11 days until headstart. i would say no

  • NasaNasa DenmarkPosts: 426Member Uncommon

    I dont quite understand your question, but only way to get 3 day headstart is by prepurchasing the game.

    Preorder will give you only 1 day headstart.

  • NafnirNafnir Somewhere, TXPosts: 18Member
    As far as I know the box version doesn't come out till the 28th. As such there is no way to register the code inside to your account till that date comes to pass. Meaning you can't get the box and the headstart, but I could be wrong. Can anyone else clarify if it's possible to purchase the box, but still get the headstart?

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  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon

    It is only possible to get the 1-day headstart from now.

     

    The standard Edition gives 1 day headstart.

     

    When you buy it online, you will get the key one day before release via. E-Mail. And you would get the cover by the mailman.

     

    Its a little shit we pre-purchasers paid so much for less... We get 3 days headstart.  But no DVDs, no manuals etc.

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  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member

    When you prepurchase the box you get a code in your email or on a receipt from the store (depending if you purchase online or in store).

    Come the headstart you will be able to play and you will have a grace period after the official release to put in your box code to fully register the game.  If you do not put in the code before the grace period ends, your account will close until you do so.

     

     

    Don't listen to the misinformed.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

    https://buy.guildwars2.com/en/retailers

     

    if you live in the USA, preorders w Amazon gets you prepurchase benefits

  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member

    I bought the Collector's Edition Box Version and I got to play all BWEs/Stress Tests and I will be able to access the 3 day headstart.  Best you can do is try and go down to Gamestop and make sure you ask for a PREPURCHASE and tell them you do not want to Preorder...you want to pay IN FULL (Idiots get those two things confused all the time)...

     

     

  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member
    Originally posted by Nadia

    https://buy.guildwars2.com/en/retailers

     

    if you live in the USA, preorders w Amazon gets you prepurchase benefits

    PREPURCHASES.....PREEEEPURCHASES...not Preorders....read above. /facepalm.

  • SiphaedSiphaed Everywhere!Posts: 879Member Uncommon
    NO, you must prepurchase to get the full 3 days, AND you cannot get the box until the 28th.


  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member
    Originally posted by Siphaed
    NO, you must prepurchase to get the full 3 days, AND you cannot get the box until the 28th.

    Yes. What this guy said.  You will just get a grace period with the account you put the prepurchse code in.  So yes, you can do the 3 day headstart even with the boxed versions.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

    i preordered from Amazon and have been in all betas and eligible for headstart

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Wars-2-Pc/dp/B001TOQ8X4

    Pre-order Bonus Offer
    Pre-order Guild Wars 2 on PC and get 3-Day Head-start access to create a Guild Wars 2 account early, access to Beta Weekend Events, as well as the Hero's Band, which provides the following benefits: +2 Power, +2 Precision, +2 Toughness, +2 Vitality, +2 Condition Damage, +2% Critical Damage, and +2 Healing. The code to setup your Guild Wars 2 account early and access Beta Weekend Events will be emailed at least a few days before the release of the game. You will receive the Hero's Band via the in-game mail system when you log in to Guild Wars 2 and create a character. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Limit one per household. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. Offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders.

     

    again, Amazon is the exception ..

     

    Beta key for preordering GW2 from Amazon

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/353361

  • SentimeSentime Chicago, ILPosts: 272Member

    Does Amazon send you the access code for headstart and continued play before you receive the box?

     

     

  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member
    Originally posted by Nadia

    i preordered from Amazon and have been in all betas and eligible for headstart

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Wars-2-Pc/dp/B001TOQ8X4

    Pre-order Bonus Offer
    Pre-order Guild Wars 2 on PC and get 3-Day Head-start access to create a Guild Wars 2 account early, access to Beta Weekend Events, as well as the Hero's Band, which provides the following benefits: +2 Power, +2 Precision, +2 Toughness, +2 Vitality, +2 Condition Damage, +2% Critical Damage, and +2 Healing. The code to setup your Guild Wars 2 account early and access Beta Weekend Events will be emailed at least a few days before the release of the game. You will receive the Hero's Band via the in-game mail system when you log in to Guild Wars 2 and create a character. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Limit one per household. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. Offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders.

     

    again, Amazon is the exception ..

     

    Beta key for preordering GW2 from Amazon

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/353361

    oooooooooooooooooooooooohhh

    Yeah...I guess Amazon did something for people who wanted to get the prepurchse bonuses and do business with Amazon which is soemthing I wanted to do but when I was looking to get the game from them thry only offered Preorders WITHOUT the prepurchase bonus. 

     

    Well good! :D Go Amazon. I like Amazon. :D --> Vote with your money

  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nafnir
    As far as I know the box version doesn't come out till the 28th. As such there is no way to register the code inside to your account till that date comes to pass. Meaning you can't get the box and the headstart, but I could be wrong. Can anyone else clarify if it's possible to purchase the box, but still get the headstart?

    a friend of mine got his box already from amazon....

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sentime
    Does Amazon send you the access code for headstart before you receive the box?

    Amazon gave me a key for the BWEs -- I assume the same key allows for headstart  (but i dont know)

  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member
    Originally posted by Sentime
    Does Amazon send you the access code for headstart before you receive the box?

    You'll get a preorder code in the mail that will give you access to any BWE, stress tests, and the 3 day headstart.  When the game is officially launched you will then need to put in your box code ASAP. You're given a grace period before you MUST put in the code to access the game.  So if the box arrives several days late, no biggie.

  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member

    "If you pre-purchase the Collector's Edition, you will have five days after the Guild Wars 2 launch date to apply your retail serial code. If your code isn't entered during the five-day period, you will be unable to access the game until you do apply the code to your account."

     

    That's for the CE. I am sure the same applies to any boxed addition.

  • kinky10kinky10 EwloePosts: 212Member

    Ok thanks for this I'm a uk player so I'll see what amazon over here are doing

     

  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Yeah. In the US, Amazon is the exception to the rule. If you pre-order prom Amazon now, you will get a pre-purchase level code, even though you don't pay for the game until it is shipped.

    Since you want the box, make sure to pre-order the boxed version, not the digital version, which Amazon started offering very recently.

    Amazon usually offers release day delivery, but even if they don't, there will be a short grace period after launch for people to enter their retail codes. I've never had Amazon not get a game to me before the end of such a grace period. Usually they do arrive launch day, I think once it was a day later.

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • oxbakeroxbaker Red Deer, ABPosts: 59Member
    Not sure if they can still get it to you on time but I ordered the boxed version when gamestop had it on for $29 and I got the beta access and head start.
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