Starcraft 2 Pre-order

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  • Chris_C 18 Jul 2010 12:16:17 457 posts
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    I just realised that I still haven't put in my pre-order for Starcraft 2 and was wondering which shop would be the best for pre-order.

    Searching around in the forum, GAME seems to be the best place. However, I do not know whether I will need to pay for express delivery (which costs 4.95) or can I stick with the standard delivery which is for free in order to get it on release day.

    I am intending to buy the collector's edition because it also comes with Starcraft 1 (I have lost my CDs and CD key long ago).

    Thanks!
  • Hunam 18 Jul 2010 12:19:55 20,674 posts
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    I've found GAME's free delivery gets games to me the day before.

    Does anyone know if the retail editions will have to wait for some internet clock to tick over before unlock?
  • Deleted user 18 July 2010 12:29:40
    I think I remember reading that some people already had the retail copy, but couldn't play it until an unlock.

    Personally I'm pre-downloading the digital version and just crossing my fingers that Blizzard aren't going to be dicks when it comes to pricing it.

    ...

    /scared.
  • Zephan 18 Jul 2010 13:11:04 20 posts
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    Shopto do first class next day delivery for free and I think the other Express options are pretty cheap as well.
  • Deleted user 18 July 2010 18:04:45
    You can pre-download it, just can't pay for it!
  • Pirotic Moderator 18 Jul 2010 18:13:12 20,647 posts
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    disussedgenius wrote:
    I think I remember reading that some people already had the retail copy, but couldn't play it until an unlock.

    Personally I'm pre-downloading the digital version and just crossing my fingers that Blizzard aren't going to be dicks when it comes to pricing it.

    ...

    /scared.

    The download versions will be at the RRP for whatever region you live in.
  • matt6666 18 Jul 2010 18:14:54 2,620 posts
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    So you guys are prepared to bank this a stick on 10? Or good game at least.

    Recently played the first one and loved it, plus the whole S Korea E Sport thing but still..
  • Deleted user 18 July 2010 18:16:22
    hiddenranbir wrote:
    Using the same down-loader I used for the beta?
    No idea (wasn't on the beta) I just used the link in the VG247 article.

    Pirotic wrote:
    The download versions will be at the RRP for whatever region you live in.
    Figured as much. Guess I'll have a little shop around and see what the difference is.

    Edit: @matt:
    Personally I'm just crossing my fingers for an updated SC1 with a half-decent match-maker for online. The first part of that seems a sure thing, will have to see how Battlenet 2.0 goes I guess.
  • daddygerplex 23 Jul 2010 16:59:20 309 posts
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    I have my Collectors Edition next to me. The game wont even let you install untill 27/7/10.

    I wish i didnt have it now lol. Its such a cocktease!
  • THFourteen 23 Jul 2010 17:00:16 33,623 posts
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    nice. whats in it?

    my preorder hasnt shipped but i think i'll DL the original tonight for some light weekend gaming.
  • byron_hinson 23 Jul 2010 17:32:14 1,512 posts
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    daddygerplex wrote:
    I have my Collectors Edition next to me. The game wont even let you install untill 27/7/10.

    I wish i didnt have it now lol. Its such a cocktease!

    Yea just tried my review copy. Same here....son of a
  • matt6666 23 Jul 2010 18:22:30 2,620 posts
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    Shit. Just got email from shopto and headed straight for this thread..
  • matt6666 23 Jul 2010 18:26:23 2,620 posts
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    Change the date everywhere on your computer, and everywhere else and disconnect the web lol..
  • Pinky_Floyd 23 Jul 2010 20:11:09 7,908 posts
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    Holy cow, a pee cee game advertised on tv. Whatever next?
  • THFourteen 23 Jul 2010 20:13:46 33,623 posts
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    Woot my pre order shipped tonight!

    But its going to the office. Doh!
  • byron_hinson 23 Jul 2010 21:41:04 1,512 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Woot my pre order shipped tonight!

    But its going to the office. Doh!

    Wouldn't worry, you can't do nowt with it til 27th. Doesnt even install!
  • DazzeL190 23 Jul 2010 22:40:02 88 posts
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    I'm not too bothered about price on this one.

    I think it's going to prove value for money pretty easily......

    I mean, something like Mass Effect 2 I absolutely loved but it's essentially a 1 an hour for one playthrough - which is all I ever do. This one will rock on for many more hours over the years. Bring it on!
  • THFourteen 23 Jul 2010 22:53:28 33,623 posts
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    got hold of SC1 on the arrrrrrrr networks, trying to get it to run now :)
  • THFourteen 23 Jul 2010 23:22:23 33,623 posts
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    http://www.starcraftresolutionhack.de.vu/

    1900x1080!
  • haggisimo 24 Jul 2010 00:44:55 120 posts
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    shopto dispatched today! It'll be here tomorrow! Wont be able to play it until the damn thing unlocks on tuesday!!
  • Bloodloss 24 Jul 2010 13:59:47 4,499 posts
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    hiddenranbir wrote:
    So it turns out for digital buyers the buy will happen from blizzard at release. They've put more info now on their page.

    This is interesting:

    "You will only be able to play with people in the same region, and not all languages are available to each region. Select the region closest in proximity to help ensure the best game performance."

    So no American friending or is that just some generic battle.net thing due to the new .net first was put on WoW?

    Yes, as part of the """""improvements""""" to battle.net you won't be able to play with others in different regions. They have said they are looking into putting this amazingly advanced feature in several months after release, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
  • matt6666 24 Jul 2010 14:06:29 2,620 posts
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    How healthy is UK Starcraft 1 then?

    Guess the equivalent of a 'God Difficulty' mode would be to say you're from N Korea then..
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 24 Jul 2010 14:35:29 601 posts
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    hiddenranbir wrote:
    So it turns out for digital buyers the buy will happen from blizzard at release. They've put more info now on their page.

    This is interesting:

    "You will only be able to play with people in the same region, and not all languages are available to each region. Select the region closest in proximity to help ensure the best game performance."

    So no American friending or is that just some generic battle.net thing due to the new .net first was put on WoW?

    I seem to recall from my very brief dabble with online on Warcraft III that they had servers by region but you could freely choose them (aslbeiot with unique stats for each server). Are they closing off this option or is it just a badly worded reccomendation to play in your own region?

    So tempted to preorder this as it's a game I've waited for for a long time (while having to ignore Blizzard games during the last few years' WOW only releases) but funds are low :( Also debating value of CE as I still have my SC1/BW...
  • matt6666 25 Jul 2010 11:47:08 2,620 posts
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    Gearing up for the big off, created this awesome army this morning to fuck the AIs shit up.

    Call it the roman locust block formation ffs.

    SC 2
  • CouldntResist 26 Jul 2010 18:50:29 228 posts
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  • MrCarrot 26 Jul 2010 19:11:49 3,516 posts
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    matt6666 wrote:
    How healthy is UK Starcraft 1 then?

    Guess the equivalent of a 'God Difficulty' mode would be to say you're from N Korea then..

    It would certainly be very difficult to play against people in North Korea.
  • matt6666 26 Jul 2010 19:20:27 2,620 posts
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    MrCarrot wrote:
    matt6666 wrote:
    How healthy is UK Starcraft 1 then?

    Guess the equivalent of a 'God Difficulty' mode would be to say you're from N Korea then..

    It would certainly be very difficult to play against people in North Korea.

    Yeah but they're about to go to war against the best Starcraft nation on earth.. So you'd get games lol..
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