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Felshades
10-16-2008, 05:40 PM
<span style="font-size: xx-small;font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">There's been a change to the release date for your pre-ordered item. The <span class="yshortcuts">new release date</span> is 11/19/2008. Your order details are listed below.best buy email...what the heck?</span>

Curs3
10-16-2008, 05:44 PM
dang one day!

Frijoles
10-16-2008, 06:20 PM
<cite>Felshades wrote:</cite><blockquote><span style="font-size: xx-small;font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">There's been a change to the release date for your pre-ordered item.The <span class="yshortcuts">new release date</span> is 11/19/2008. Your order details are listed below.best buy email...what the heck?</span></blockquote><p>This is why I stick with the digital download.</p><p>Third party venors wind up costing more (taxes and/or shipping & handling charges) and taking longer.</p>

MonkeyBob
10-16-2008, 07:14 PM
A better question, Imora, is how you became a lvl 73 carpenter with only 153 items crafted??? /boggle

Jovie
10-16-2008, 07:26 PM
<p>This is best buy's way of telling us geeks that the games get shipped on tuesday and are available on weds for pick up.</p><p>I'll say this, at least bestbuy is letting us do this as in store pick up over having to pay for shipping and wait for the game to eventually arrive.</p>

Thunndar316
10-16-2008, 07:28 PM
<cite>MonkeyBobNz wrote:</cite><blockquote>A better question, Imora, is how you became a lvl 73 carpenter with only 153 items crafted???/boggle</blockquote><p>It's easy if you make everything once and get the pristine bonus on every recipe.  Especially if you combine XP potions with bonus XP weekends.</p>

Kiara
10-16-2008, 08:05 PM
<cite>Felshades wrote:</cite><blockquote><span style="font-size: xx-small;font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">There's been a change to the release date for your pre-ordered item. The <span class="yshortcuts">new release date</span> is 11/19/2008. Your order details are listed below.best buy email...what the heck?</span></blockquote>The stores will post several dates.Best Buy will tell you when they are going to distribute via mail or in the store, and they may have several differing dates as will many 3rd party distributers..TSO launches on the 18th of November.  That's when we're pushing the content and when the servers will be live with the game.

Zabjade
10-16-2008, 08:08 PM
<span style="color: #00cc00;">That is the date I got today as well, and considering Manager of the gamestop didn't even know there was an Expansion coming out until I asked about it...........</span>

Rijacki
10-16-2008, 08:11 PM
<cite>Thunndar316 wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>MonkeyBobNz wrote:</cite><blockquote>A better question, Imora, is how you became a lvl 73 carpenter with only 153 items crafted???/boggle</blockquote><p>It's easy if you make everything once and get the pristine bonus on every recipe.  Especially if you combine XP potions with bonus XP weekends.</p></blockquote>More likely it is due to a server move when nearly all stats displayed by EQ2Players would be reset. Take a look at the profile of Rijacki on AB.  I guarentee you she was started day 1 of EQ2's release around 9am that day.  BUT... her creation date is either the date I moved her to Guk. If you look in her level history for Wizard, you can confirm she existed LONG before the so-called creation date (you can also see the time she was on Guk, too).  I also lost discovery stats in the move, too.

Gaige
10-17-2008, 02:35 AM
I refuse to preorder retail (which means I don't get my bear) because every place I've went to tells me the 19th.  If you're patching it on the 18th, getting it on the 19th is worthless.  Way to sell more digital downloads I guess.

Killerbee3000
10-17-2008, 03:32 AM
<cite>Gaige wrote:</cite><blockquote>I refuse to preorder retail (which means I don't get my bear) because every place I've went to tells me the 19th.  If you're patching it on the 18th, getting it on the 19th is worthless.  Way to sell more digital downloads I guess.</blockquote>Exactly, mmorpgs are competitive by definition, not being able to login the second the servers are back up puts you at a serious disadvatange and due to that kills any incentive to buy / preorder retail as with those you have no guarantee of having it on release day.

Femke
10-17-2008, 07:54 AM
Oh well.... no bear (or whatever kind of animal it is). I will be happy with the void creature... will look nice on my adict (I just pre-ordered digital download for my daughter and my own accounts.Femke.

Azekah1
10-17-2008, 11:04 AM
<cite>Killerbee3000 wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Gaige wrote:</cite><blockquote>I refuse to preorder retail (which means I don't get my bear) because every place I've went to tells me the 19th.  If you're patching it on the 18th, getting it on the 19th is worthless.  Way to sell more digital downloads I guess.</blockquote>Exactly, mmorpgs are competitive by definition, not being able to login the second the servers are back up puts you at a serious disadvatange and due to that kills any incentive to buy / preorder retail as with those you have no guarantee of having it on release day.</blockquote>Obsessed much?Lol...you can take a one day break every once in a while...The suns still out there! <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

DragonMaster2385
10-17-2008, 11:06 AM
If you don't get to the content on the first day, you miss out on discos, which are very important to some people. To me, it's nice to see, but I don't rush to find them.

Elessara
10-17-2008, 11:16 AM
<p>I preorder from Amazon.  Release date still says the 18th which is when they will most likely ship it.  Often (no always, but often) they will ship it a day or so early so I actually GET the item on the release day - that happened with RoK.  I got my RoK orders the day the expansion went live which was pretty cool.  I didn't get any tax with Amazon though I did have to pay for delivery.  If you belong to their club thing then you get free 2 day shipping and pay less for overnight.  And server discos really mean nothing to me.</p><p>Ele~</p>

Gaige
10-17-2008, 11:20 AM
<cite>Azekah1 wrote:</cite><blockquote>Obsessed much?Lol...you can take a one day break every once in a while...The suns still out there! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></blockquote>It has nothing to do with being obsessive and everything to do with type of playstyle.  I'm a hardcore raider that likes to compete WW for instance clears/kills.  If I miss the first night of raiding, its kind of hard to compete, and with the small amount of instanced content in TSO I could end up missing it all depending on how the difficulty ends up.<div></div><div>I'm aware the sun is still out there, I saw it yesterday when I was <span class="Apple-style-span">working.</span>  That however doesn't change the fact that if TSO goes live on the 18th I will have it on the 18th, not the 19th.</div>

Jovie
10-17-2008, 01:46 PM
<cite>Gaige wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Azekah1 wrote:</cite><blockquote>Obsessed much?Lol...you can take a one day break every once in a while...The suns still out there! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></blockquote>It has nothing to do with being obsessive and everything to do with type of playstyle.  I'm a hardcore raider that likes to compete WW for instance clears/kills.  If I miss the first night of raiding, its kind of hard to compete, and with the small amount of instanced content in TSO I could end up missing it all depending on how the difficulty ends up. <div></div><div>I'm aware the sun is still out there, I saw it yesterday when I was <span class="Apple-style-span">working.</span>  That however doesn't change the fact that if TSO goes live on the 18th I will have it on the 18th, not the 19th.</div></blockquote>Lighten up Francis.

Killerbee3000
10-17-2008, 02:12 PM
<cite>Azekah1 wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Killerbee3000 wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Gaige wrote:</cite><blockquote>I refuse to preorder retail (which means I don't get my bear) because every place I've went to tells me the 19th.  If you're patching it on the 18th, getting it on the 19th is worthless.  Way to sell more digital downloads I guess.</blockquote>Exactly, mmorpgs are competitive by definition, not being able to login the second the servers are back up puts you at a serious disadvatange and due to that kills any incentive to buy / preorder retail as with those you have no guarantee of having it on release day.</blockquote>Obsessed much?Lol...you can take a one day break every once in a while...The suns still out there! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></blockquote><p>I have a fulltime job (how else would I pay for 5 EQ2 Accounts?), I do get outside atleast twice a day to go there and home again, so yes, I'm aware of that thing they call sun.<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p><p>I do take breaks, but not on the first few days after a expansion launch, I take the breaks when the been there done effect gets too annoying.</p>

woolf2k
10-17-2008, 05:02 PM
ordering from retail puts you at their mercy.... you CANNOT expect anything but to receive it eventually... and maybe not even that... use digital download from SOE Store to have it as soons as it's available.my experience has been I recieve it days later ....and when a pre-order bonus is available... I don't end up receiving the bonus...

Felshades
10-17-2008, 06:25 PM
well due to the fact that the nearest store that carries the game is 2 hours away and i'm already making one trip on the 13th to pick up wrath of the lich king on release day(yes i play both games) i decided to have this one sent via delivery.  i dont care about discos.  it gives me a chance to level my death knight in wow <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />as to how i made 73 only making 173 items or whatever the number was... this character was created in nov 05.  my account was hijacked by someone i called a friend at one point around a year ago.  shes been transferred 12 times in the past year, three times in the past two months.  i just got it back about a week ago when i decided i wanted to come back and had to do account recovery due to this former friend of mine jacking it and changing all my info.server transfers reset the data.  to me, its just numbers.  and when i get a way of making a better signature, i will.  or soe's sig generator could let you choose what stats to show on it, might be an idea there.  if its there, i havent found it.

Nimeesha
10-17-2008, 09:43 PM
Gamestop says they will ship it on the 18th.  I preordered the box from there with 3 day shipping.  Meanwhile I also preordered the digital download from SOE.  So I will be able to play on the 18th and have only a 3 day wait for my bear.  I was thinking about trying to 2 box someday so I guess nows a good time to try.  Besides, I have only been playing since last December and got everything with the RoK bundle.  So in my twisted logic I figure I'm still getting off cheaper than people that have payed for each expansion one at a time. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />  Maybe I'm the one that's obsessed. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/0320a00cb4bb5629ab9fc2bc1fcc4e9e.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Spyderbite
10-17-2008, 10:11 PM
<cite>Elessara wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I preorder from Amazon.  Release date still says the 18th which is when they will most likely ship it.  Often (no always, but often) they will ship it a day or so early so I actually GET the item on the release day</p></blockquote>That's the way Amazon rolls. They are one of the largest outlets for SOE sales.. they're not about to abuse the release date or cause potential future customers from returing.