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Pre-purchase grants you access to all beta events, 3 day headstart, and other goodies. There is no standard physical boxed version of the game, so looks like ANet is going a full digital release minus collectors (which will be $150!).

Release date for the game should be announced on April 10th. Still no word if the game will be coming to Steam or not.

EDIT: Has been brought to my attention that you actually need to Pre-purchase the game to gain access to the beta events, 3 day headstart, and other extra items. Simply Pre-ordering and not paying in advance will only get you 1 day of headstart, no access to betas, and no extra items. So if you want these things, be ready to cough up your $60-$150 dollars on April 10th!

EDIT2: Pricing was confirmed on GW2G. Digital = $60, Digital Deluxe = $80, Collectors Edition = $150
Edited by Murlocke - 3/13/12 at 11:04am
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I was going to get the collectors edition but it's a tad bit pricey. I will probably just get th deluxe edition it has most of the major stuff I wanted anyway like in game stuff.

Good to see the minimum specs are quire low. Now for the recommended specs. I am pretty sure I can max it if it support crossfire(I imagine it would as the original seems to).
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I was going to get the collectors edition but it's a tad bit pricey. I will probably just get th deluxe edition it has most of the major stuff I wanted anyway like in game stuff.
Good to see the minimum specs are quire low. Now for the recommended specs. I am pretty sure I can max it if it support crossfire(I imagine it would as the original seems to).

Same thoughts here. Digital Deluxe has all the in-game/digital items that the Collectors has. No reason to spend $150 unless you want those physical items (which are a tad overpriced due to the statue).
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I'm not sure if I want the Digital Deluxe or the Collector's edition. hmm.
 
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I am curious about how the collectors edition will be prices over here in the uk and how beta and pre-game access will work. hmmm.

Also who in the uk will offer the collectors edition. I imagine amazon will but it looks like the main distributor (game) is going to fail.
Edited by Juganot - 3/13/12 at 7:06am
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Any word on what the standard digital edition will cost ?
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Any word on what the standard digital edition will cost ?

Digital is $60, Digital Deluxe is $80.
Edited by Murlocke - 3/13/12 at 10:10am
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Need to know how the collectors items affect in game before i pounce on it. Also, can I pre-order and decide I don't like the game and get a refund?
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Pre-order grants you access to all beta events, 3 day headstart, and other goodies. There is no standard physical boxed version of the game, so looks like ANet is going a full digital release minus collectors (which will be $150!).
Those are some pretty steep minimum requirements over the first game. I suspect to see lots of GW1 veterans having a hard time running this since many of them I played with never upgraded their computer over the last 7 years. The press client was 13GB, but lacked the highest resolution textures, so 25GB requirement is not surprising. I'm very excited about getting access to all beta events and a 3 day headstart.
Release date for the game should be announced on April 10th. Still no word if the game will be coming to Steam or not.



Steep requirements?

The requirements for GW 1

Hardware Requirements Windows XP/2000/ME/98
Intel Pentium III 800 Mhz or equivalent
256 MB RAM
CD-ROM Drive
2 GB Available HDD Space
ATI Radeon 8500 or GeForce 3 or 4 MX Series Video Card with 32MB of VRAM
16-bit Sound Card
Internet connection
Keyboard and mouse


Lets think about this.. GW2 doesnt even require a card that was available when GW 1 was released LOL

I'd say the Requirements are comparatively less than when GW was released. Compared to the hardware available now as to then I'd say this game will allow a lot more gamers to play.


Still skeptical about GW2 though.. Ive been burned on 2 MMOs in 2 years (STO and SWTOR) This one is at least the GW model which is you buy it you play it as much as you like.. But Im still wondering,
 
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If the figure looks good, Ill get the collectors, That crappy dragon in skyrim CE made me not buy it at all, Deus ex HR CE on the other hand, Amazing quality model
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