Preordered CE online but want to play at release? I got ideas!

  • #1
    I ordered my CE online and I know those jackasses are going to take a few days to get the game to me. Like most people I want to play right away after the wait we had. Blizz suggested buying the online version of the game and then getting a CD refunded to you when you get your CE. I don't know if I want to do that because selling that key will be weird and you might not be able to sell it at full price (easily).

    Here's what I plan to do. On the night of release I'll send out 4 cars (of my friends) to scour the the city and search for places that
    1. have midnight release
    2. have a short line up of people waiting

    I'm going to try to buy a CE on release and then sell the one I preordered.
  • #2
    wow you really are desperate...
  • #3
    I know this isn't an option for everyone, but CE combines really nicely with WoW Annual Pass.

    This way I'll have digital version available and will be able to play right away at midnight. And few days later when the CE box finally arrives, I'll get 4 moths of WoW time automatically refunded (yes, it's there when you actually read the contract). So I'll be essentially paying only the difference between digital and collector's edition while getting benefits of both.
  • #4
    I'm actually gratefull that the server's aren't coming up untill 3AM eastern. Means I can peacfully go to the midnight release, come home and look through the stuff in the CE, maybe even try to nap (not likely possible, too much excitmenet) then play!

    If I lived in PST time, I would have to have decided weather I wanted the CE in my hands at midnight, and not start playing untill 12:30ish or use the WoW anuall pass right at midnight.
  • #5
    Quote from snowhammer

    I'm actually gratefull that the server's aren't coming up untill 3AM eastern. Means I can peacfully go to the midnight release, come home and look through the stuff in the CE, maybe even try to nap (not likely possible, too much excitmenet) then play!

    If I lived in PST time, I would have to have decided weather I wanted the CE in my hands at midnight, and not start playing untill 12:30ish or use the WoW anuall pass right at midnight.
    Same here. I'll get couple hours, to see the stuff in the limited edition before it's midnight :)
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  • #6
    Quote from okrane

    wow you really are desperate...


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  • #7
    I just got the wow annual pass so I could play at midnight, as well as the MoP beta and I'll get my CE in the mail and will upgrade it later that day.
    I just want a little bit of tenderness :(

  • #8
    Here's the link to the Blue Post thread:
    http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/218979-any-way-for-ce-buyers-to-pre-install/


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  • #9
    Quote from Venator Noctis

    Here's the link to the Blue Post thread:
    http://www.diablofan...to-pre-install/


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    I assume you are refering to http://us.battle.net...21603?page=2#24 .

    also..interesting, I quoted your previous post but got your edited one instead when I hit post.
    I just want a little bit of tenderness :(

  • #10
    Quote from okrane

    wow you really are desperate...


    More like an entrepreneur, I'll see how many I can buy and then give people the shaft when I sell them. Doubt there will be any, even in a big city where there could be too many location to visit. I'll be happy if I find one but if I strike gold at a wal-mart somewhere I'll be lovin' it. This is going to be a rare ocasion Im sure but if someone doesn't pick up their CE pre-order they'll put it back on sale in a few days. Expect employees to buy CEs or have their friends buy up all the uncollected CEs with their insider information.
  • #11
    lol.. I know how you feel. I called a few places and reserved a few copies of the CE at a local Best Buy.
    They won't know if they will have a midnight release yet and won't know until April. Like most places. So since its the busiest location, its our best chance. If not, I'll play the digital version until the next morning then get refunded if I have to.

    My advice would be just call around on who has the CE, that way you're at least going to get that much. Online orders takes a while so I would shop local first.. Since you already ordered online, just purchase the digital copy. I talked to Blizz costumer support and they are more than happy to refund me and recommended that I purchase it a week before release so the refund is easy with no "pending" problems
  • #12
    Quote from Nokturnal1

    I talked to Blizz costumer support and they are more than happy to refund me and recommended that I purchase it a week before release so the refund is easy with no "pending" problems

    To be clear.... your saying that since i ordered my CE online, blizzard is fine with me buying the digital version from them so i can play right away. Then return my digital CD key to them for a refund once i get my CE.
  • #13
    Thats what the man told me but i would call for your own reassurance. i wouldn't want to out anybody's hard earn green. but im planning on doing that with a few friends if best buy doesn't have a midnight release
  • #14
    Quote from snowhammer

    I'm actually gratefull that the server's aren't coming up untill 3AM eastern. Means I can peacfully go to the midnight release, come home and look through the stuff in the CE, maybe even try to nap (not likely possible, too much excitmenet) then play!

    If I lived in PST time, I would have to have decided weather I wanted the CE in my hands at midnight, and not start playing untill 12:30ish or use the WoW anuall pass right at midnight.


    ARE U SURE ABOUT THIS? THAT SERVERS WONT GO UP TILL 3 AM EASTERN? CAN U PLZ GIVE A LINK OF THIS. THANKS!
  • #15
    Quote from Nokturnal1

    Thats what the man told me but i would call for your own reassurance. i wouldn't want to out anybody's hard earn green. but im planning on doing that with a few friends if best buy doesn't have a midnight release

    Cool thanks, ill do that aswell then. Worse case scenario is that i cant get my money back and ill play the regular version and sell the unwrapped CE for uber profit! (sarcasm... since i doubt they would really be worth too much until maybe years down the road.... and anyway im too much of a diablo fan to do that). More likely i will play regular version while staring at my unwrapped Collectors sitting next to my comp and see how long i can last before ripping it open like a kid on christmas.
  • #16
    Quote from GR1MJAW

    Quote from snowhammer

    I'm actually gratefull that the server's aren't coming up untill 3AM eastern. Means I can peacfully go to the midnight release, come home and look through the stuff in the CE, maybe even try to nap (not likely possible, too much excitmenet) then play!

    If I lived in PST time, I would have to have decided weather I wanted the CE in my hands at midnight, and not start playing untill 12:30ish or use the WoW anuall pass right at midnight.


    ARE U SURE ABOUT THIS? THAT SERVERS WONT GO UP TILL 3 AM EASTERN? CAN U PLZ GIVE A LINK OF THIS. THANKS!


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  • #17
    Quote from Master_M

    Quote from Nokturnal1

    I talked to Blizz costumer support and they are more than happy to refund me and recommended that I purchase it a week before release so the refund is easy with no "pending" problems

    To be clear.... your saying that since i ordered my CE online, blizzard is fine with me buying the digital version from them so i can play right away. Then return my digital CD key to them for a refund once i get my CE.


    Refund? What?
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  • #18
    Quote from Master_M

    Quote from Nokturnal1

    I talked to Blizz costumer support and they are more than happy to refund me and recommended that I purchase it a week before release so the refund is easy with no "pending" problems

    To be clear.... your saying that since i ordered my CE online, blizzard is fine with me buying the digital version from them so i can play right away. Then return my digital CD key to them for a refund once i get my CE.


    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Alternatively, you can get the digital version now, play right at midnight, overwrite your license with your CE when you pick it up, and then contact our support department. In most situations they'll be able to grant you a new standard key, which you can then give to a friend, or whatever.

    So you get one new standard key not a refund($).
  • #19
    Quote from snowhammer

    I'm actually gratefull that the server's aren't coming up untill 3AM eastern. Means I can peacfully go to the midnight release, come home and look through the stuff in the CE, maybe even try to nap (not likely possible, too much excitmenet) then play!

    If I lived in PST time, I would have to have decided weather I wanted the CE in my hands at midnight, and not start playing untill 12:30ish or use the WoW anuall pass right at midnight.


    Does this include European servers?
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  • #20
    Quote from DDodds

    Quote from GR1MJAW

    Quote from snowhammer

    I'm actually gratefull that the server's aren't coming up untill 3AM eastern. Means I can peacfully go to the midnight release, come home and look through the stuff in the CE, maybe even try to nap (not likely possible, too much excitmenet) then play!

    If I lived in PST time, I would have to have decided weather I wanted the CE in my hands at midnight, and not start playing untill 12:30ish or use the WoW anuall pass right at midnight.


    ARE U SURE ABOUT THIS? THAT SERVERS WONT GO UP TILL 3 AM EASTERN? CAN U PLZ GIVE A LINK OF THIS. THANKS!


    OMG my ears!!!!
    ....
    I mean eyes!!
    ....
    I mean STFU



    take off caps


    Maybe his whole post is a set of acronyms?
    I used to shoot people in the knee with arrows, then I took an arrow to the knee.

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