Trending Games | WildStar | Elder Scrolls Online | ArcheAge | Guild Wars 2

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,645,857 Users Online:0
Games:687  Posts:6,085,013
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Everquest Next: Landmark Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 

General Discussion  » Just cancelled my pre-order..

2 Pages 1 2 » Search
36 posts found
  Synthetick

Guru

Joined: 2/03/07
Posts: 997

 
OP  5/19/12 3:16:00 PM#1

.. and I'm fairly sad I had to do it. Yes, I followed Guild Wars 2 pretty heavily.. until a few months ago. Damn that real-life stuff. Then I go out to Game Stop, tell the guy I wants to pre-purchase for some 3 days of early sexyness and beta loving. Pay in full, ring me up. Go home, enter the code on receipt and it tells me I pre-ordered, not pre-purchased and as a result, I lose.

Called Game Stop, said they'd be able to switch my purchase over and give me the OTHER code, no problem. Show up, completely different story. So they gave me money back.

Guess I'll have to do this directly through the source. I must Guild Wars 2, just not via those evil stores.

  RCP_ut

Novice Member

Joined: 4/24/12
Posts: 276

5/19/12 3:24:31 PM#2

I saw many ppl complaing about Gamestop on Twitter with the same issue you had.. Thinking they were buying a pre-purchase copy and then it was a pre-order.

Buy in in time to participate the next BWE, hopefully we have one next weekend :).

I just bought it directly from GW2 site too.

  Fadedbomb

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 5/19/06
Posts: 2149

5/19/12 3:29:01 PM#3
Originally posted by Synthetick

.. and I'm fairly sad I had to do it. Yes, I followed Guild Wars 2 pretty heavily.. until a few months ago. Damn that real-life stuff. Then I go out to Game Stop, tell the guy I wants to pre-purchase for some 3 days of early sexyness and beta loving. Pay in full, ring me up. Go home, enter the code on receipt and it tells me I pre-ordered, not pre-purchased and as a result, I lose.

Called Game Stop, said they'd be able to switch my purchase over and give me the OTHER code, no problem. Show up, completely different story. So they gave me money back.

Guess I'll have to do this directly through the source. I must Guild Wars 2, just not via those evil stores.

No one PreOrders through gamestop anymore for PC. They're pretty much console only now. Trying to pre-order from them anymore is literally asking to get shafted.

 

The last time I preordered from them was with Prototype for PC. I go to the store on the day of release only to find out that the PC edition comes in 2days later than the official release date, and all my friends who purchased from Amazon or Direct2Drive (when it was still around) were playing the first hour it released.

 

Don't even get me started on their online-store shipping either. You'll get preorders the NEXT day after release. You're better off getting it directly from the source :|!

The Theory of Conservative Conservation of Ignorant Stupidity:
Having a different opinion must mean you're a troll.

  just1opinion

Smart-Alek

Joined: 8/14/07
Posts: 4933

5/19/12 3:33:32 PM#4

 

So the negative title on this thread is just so more people get the wrong impression?  OP.....you WANT to play the game, but create a thread with this title?  Why?

President of The Marvelously Meowhead Fan Club

  RCP_ut

Novice Member

Joined: 4/24/12
Posts: 276

5/19/12 3:36:23 PM#5
Originally posted by just1opinion

 

So the negative title on this thread is just so more people get the wrong impression?  OP.....you WANT to play the game, but create a thread with this title?  Why?

Well he did cancel his pre-order.. Not because he dont like it, but he had problems with Gamestop pre-purchase, like many had.

  Zetsuei

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/21/03
Posts: 248

The one and only power

5/19/12 3:39:04 PM#6
Originally posted by RKameL
Originally posted by just1opinion

 

So the negative title on this thread is just so more people get the wrong impression?  OP.....you WANT to play the game, but create a thread with this title?  Why?

Well he did cancel his pre-order.. Not because he dont like it, but he had problems with Gamestop pre-purchase, like many had.

The title should reflect his issues with pre-purchasing from gamestop then. Most will flock to this thinking its something else based on such a negative title.

  UngoHumungo

Novice Member

Joined: 11/28/05
Posts: 520

I'm here......wheres the fish?

5/19/12 3:39:44 PM#7

yeah whenever possible I buy straight from the source.....its much more secure

There are times when one must ask themselves is it my passion that truly frightens you? Or your own?

  StrixMaxima

Novice Member

Joined: 2/07/09
Posts: 883

5/19/12 4:03:07 PM#8

Buying directly is usually the way to go. Prices rarely change, and you are in direct contact with the provider. So, if something goes awry, you can sort it out directly with them.

I only hear crap about Game Stop. I wonder why they are still around.

  RCP_ut

Novice Member

Joined: 4/24/12
Posts: 276

5/19/12 4:07:07 PM#9
Originally posted by Zetsuei
Originally posted by RKameL
Originally posted by just1opinion

 

So the negative title on this thread is just so more people get the wrong impression?  OP.....you WANT to play the game, but create a thread with this title?  Why?

Well he did cancel his pre-order.. Not because he dont like it, but he had problems with Gamestop pre-purchase, like many had.

The title should reflect his issues with pre-purchasing from gamestop then. Most will flock to this thinking its something else based on such a negative title.

Yes, i understand what you mean. The title could be better ye.

  Opapanax

Novice Member

Joined: 10/29/11
Posts: 983

Most Morbid One

5/19/12 4:12:51 PM#10
Originally posted by Synthetick

.. and I'm fairly sad I had to do it. Yes, I followed Guild Wars 2 pretty heavily.. until a few months ago. Damn that real-life stuff. Then I go out to Game Stop, tell the guy I wants to pre-purchase for some 3 days of early sexyness and beta loving. Pay in full, ring me up. Go home, enter the code on receipt and it tells me I pre-ordered, not pre-purchased and as a result, I lose.

Called Game Stop, said they'd be able to switch my purchase over and give me the OTHER code, no problem. Show up, completely different story. So they gave me money back.

Guess I'll have to do this directly through the source. I must Guild Wars 2, just not via those evil stores.

 I know at one point GameStop was converting ill-pre-order keys into their proper pre-purchase keys. I don't know what has come of that, but I would deinately be seeking the real answer. If you indeed paid in full for a pre-purchase and they gave you the wrong code you are able to get a store refund.

If they try and act new, I suggest you request the information for the regional manager, not the store you want regional. That should get you an answer from there right there or they'll give you the information as they have to..

Good luck, hope you don't miss out on a pretty good game..

Edit: See you got your money back already missed it first time, but my response still rings true for any situation you may find yourself in with a retailer..

PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  terrant

Novice Member

Joined: 3/16/07
Posts: 1685

5/19/12 5:16:41 PM#11

FYI OP, I beleive Anet was honoring Gamestop Pre-order keys that should have been Pre-purchase. They made a few nice long posts about it. Shoulda talked to them first.

 

Honestly, I would strongly recommend pre-purchase through digital download directly if you want the head start+BWE access, and so long as it's a viable option. Gamestop is...horrible. Just terrible. Been mad at them since the Deus Ex fiasco, every time I hear them since makes me angrier.

 

Hope to see you in game regardless, if you are purchasing a normal box on launch day. If not..hope you aren't letting a retailer dictate whether you enjoy a game. Cheers.

 

 

  Ratero

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/19/04
Posts: 287

5/19/12 5:19:39 PM#12

I pre-purchased 3 copies of GW2 from GameStop and had no problems what so ever.  Hate to see you had issues but still... if you were waiting this long for the game just do a Digital Download when you can or buy it from the ArenaNet site.

Ratero.

  darker70

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/21/08
Posts: 818

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

5/19/12 5:39:04 PM#13

Op please edit the title i read that and thought some one was a bit nuts or plain odd as i can't  see how any body could be that negative obviously  you are not,i got mine from Play.com just had to wait a few days for the box and key  in the post for digital download.

  Requiamer

Novice Member

Joined: 5/20/05
Posts: 2054

5/19/12 5:48:12 PM#14

Well the pre-order and pre-purchase might have not be obvious for some reseller honestly . I think its the first time for me i'm making a pre purchase for an mmo, all the mmo before had pre-order only, honestly i don't think i ever made a "pre purchase" in my life and i'm kind of old already. And with such a difference with pre-order for the beta test aspect, that's quiet normal people mixed this up. I think a lot of people missed this. And honestly i'm not supporting Anet here, pre order should be enough for any company. Paying up front the totality of an unfinished product is a bit, you know, "comme ci comme ca", even if i choose to do it and don't personally regret it, but still.

  terrant

Novice Member

Joined: 3/16/07
Posts: 1685

5/19/12 5:55:52 PM#15
Originally posted by Requiamer

Well the pre-order and pre-purchase might have not be obvious for some reseller honestly . I think its the first time for me i'm making a pre purchase for an mmo, all the mmo before had pre-order only, honestly i don't think i ever made a "pre purchase" in my life and i'm kind of old already. And with such a difference with pre-order for the beta test aspect, that's quiet normal people mixed this up. I think a lot of people missed this. And honestly i'm not supporting Anet here, pre order should be enough for any company. Paying up front the totality of an unfinished product is a bit, you know, "comme ci comme ca", even if i choose to do it and don't personally regret it, but still.

I can agree with you that pre-purchase is a bit of a spooky venture, and I went out on a limb shelling out over 100 bucks (copies for me and my gf of the "normal" edition) for something sight mostly unseen. So far I feel I made a good choice though.

 

However, as to pre-purchase..I can't agree. look, a game retailer should be informed as to how things work. GW2 is easily in the top three most anticpated MMOs coming out for the next year or so, (Top one in my opinion, but YMMV), Anet worked out a partnership with gamestop and other companies to do the whole pre-purchase+keys thing. If they explained it HALF as clearly to the retailers as they did to the players, this should not have been a difficult thing to grasp.

 

Heck, let's say they didn't. The information given to players is freely available on the internet. And Gamestop employees are, in a sense, sales people. The guy selling me a car better damn well do his research and known what the models on the lot do. If he doesn't understand the product he's trying to sell, I see no reason to buy it from him.

  Lashley

Novice Member

Joined: 7/08/07
Posts: 614

5/19/12 6:03:43 PM#16

I just paid from the code from an official retailer from GW site, cost me £45 quid

Waiting on: Guild Wars 2
Playing: Nothing. Nothing is worthy.

  Requiamer

Novice Member

Joined: 5/20/05
Posts: 2054

5/19/12 6:09:12 PM#17

I agree terrant its their job, they should be aware of it, but you also have to be realistic. Sure they should "research" on the product they sell, but well, you can't really espect them to do it either, they are just reseller, not rocket scientist :D

  terrant

Novice Member

Joined: 3/16/07
Posts: 1685

5/19/12 6:12:56 PM#18
Originally posted by Requiamer

I agree terran its their job, they should be aware of it, but you also have to be realistic. Sure they should "research" on the product they sell, but well, you can't really espect them to do it either, they are just reseller, not rocket scientist :D

Maybe. On the other hand, their management/marketing should be pushing info from this game to the retaielrs, since they have a big incentive (whatever deal Anet made with them) to drive sales. So far the majority of times I've heard "Gamestop" and "GW2" in one sentence, it's been followed up by "they screwed up my order". That's not to say there probably aren't thousands who got the game just fine from them....we all know in the service industry only the unhappy people speak up. But...

 

The fact that any stores didn't seem to have proper education on how this works (or flat-out lied in some of the complaints I've heard) shows poor management. And I once again bring up the Deus Ex mess...Gamestop is just shady soemtimes. It's sad cause they're literally the only decent game retailers in my area but...I'll drive out of my way or order online before I go to them.

  Skarecrow7

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/15/10
Posts: 342

5/19/12 7:25:08 PM#19
Originally posted by Requiamer

I agree terrant its their job, they should be aware of it, but you also have to be realistic. Sure they should "research" on the product they sell, but well, you can't really espect them to do it either, they are just reseller, not rocket scientist :D

I use to work for a catalog company that sold shoes, specializing in sports shoes and fashin. I am NOT a fan of basketball, and could never imagine spending more then $30 on shoes. My company gave me all the info I would need though so I could sell those god awfull, ugly as sin, new release Jordan basketball shoes for $150. I use to be able to tell you all kinds of things about every shoe brand we sold. In my everyday life, I was happy in a ratty pair of converse chucks.

 

My point being, if the clerk did not have the imformation he should have, I would NOT trust that store at all. If the clerk didnt care to learn about it, they should be fired. There is a thousand other people out there that would love a job.. and I would guess there is at lest a few hundred real gamers that would REALLY love that job.

  aesperus

Elite Member

Joined: 1/04/05
Posts: 4513

5/19/12 7:32:21 PM#20
Originally posted by Synthetick

.. and I'm fairly sad I had to do it. Yes, I followed Guild Wars 2 pretty heavily.. until a few months ago. Damn that real-life stuff. Then I go out to Game Stop, tell the guy I wants to pre-purchase for some 3 days of early sexyness and beta loving. Pay in full, ring me up. Go home, enter the code on receipt and it tells me I pre-ordered, not pre-purchased and as a result, I lose.

Called Game Stop, said they'd be able to switch my purchase over and give me the OTHER code, no problem. Show up, completely different story. So they gave me money back.

Guess I'll have to do this directly through the source. I must Guild Wars 2, just not via those evil stores.

That sucks man, but ya I wouldn't trust Gamestop for anything. They really are a terrible retailer, with only a couple stores under that banner having pleasantly surprised me. The vast majority of my experiences with those stores have been awful.

Getting it straight from the source is definitely your best bet. Looks like they may even have some available as well (I believe the next BWE is the weekend of the 27th, so you still have time. Good luck.

2 Pages 1 2 » Search