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« on: August 08, 2008, 09:13:54 PM »

I am so furious right now! I preordered  WAR: The Collectors Edition on 06/27/08 expecting to get into the WAR Beta but now EBGames is telling me that they've exhausted all of their beta keys...

Wait, what?

There was no mention of beta keys being limited in the product description and recently Mark Jacobs announced that ALL CE preorders would be getting into the closed beta. I emailed EBGames back with the official announcement and links to my sources (official site) and have no heard back from them. I feel like they took my beta key and gave it to one of their friends...  icon_mad

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 09:17:46 PM »

Wow, just wow. I was thinking about pre-ordering with Gamestop for the Beta. So you can tell them that they are already losing business because of this.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 09:29:46 PM »


Yeah, I pre-ordered Too Human from a Gamestop, in hopes of getting the armor codes.  I found out two months later, after being told that they hadn't been sent to stores yet, that they were now out of codes.  My Gamestop hadn't even seen ONE code....
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 04:23:42 AM »

Wait, what?  Holy hell, I preordered the CE from a store a month ago, and figured that I hadn't gotten a code because they hadn't been sent out yet.  They didn't give me a preorder box, and claimed the codes would be emailed to me, and took my email address.  I'm going to call the store tomorrow, and then start calling their customer service. 

God, I hate that place.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 04:33:36 AM »

Quote from: Chaz on August 09, 2008, 04:23:42 AM

Wait, what?  Holy hell, I preordered the CE from a store a month ago, and figured that I hadn't gotten a code because they hadn't been sent out yet.  They didn't give me a preorder box, and claimed the codes would be emailed to me, and took my email address.  I'm going to call the store tomorrow, and then start calling their customer service. 

God, I hate that place.

In store they had a slip of paper with all the codes on it that they were supposed to give to you.  I made sure my store had them before I pre-ordered-  sadly it sounds like your store screwed you over.  As for online, it says 'While supplies last' for the beta codes, are you definite the CE didn't say the same thing?
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 04:40:55 AM »

They definitely didn't give me any codes, and having run one of those stores, I was expecting there to be some kind of physical box, which is why I asked about it.  The woman ringing me up (and I think she's the manager) sounded very confident when she told me they were emailing codes out.  I didn't question it because that seemed like a much better plan than the boxes, so I didn't question it. 

So I'll see what I can do tomorrow.  Really, as long as I can get the CE, the rest I can live without (though I will be very annoyed if I can't do the head start or the beta).

However, I will be pissed if I wind up without a CE.  Of course, by then there will be nothing I can do about it other than be pissed, but I'm getting used to getting screwed over by stores with absolutely no recourse.  It's the American way!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 03:00:24 PM »

This happened to me many moons ago.  I no longer order from the store and only do it online.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 03:30:47 PM »

aahh....sweet memory of Conan, eh? Same story, same bull...

Well, guess I wont be ordering the CE then...
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 04:14:55 PM »

I called the store I ordered from, and now they say that I'm supposed to get a preorder box, which they have.  However, I have my doubts that I'm going to get the CE code that gets me a guaranteed spot in the beta.  Hopefully the codes I get will at least get me into the head start.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 09:20:47 PM »

Got the box, and it is indeed the standard edition codes.  So I should have access to the open beta this week.  However, I also called customer service, and was basically told "Yeah, I don't know why you didn't get your codes before, but we don't have any now.  Sorries!"

Of course, I'm reading multiple reports on multiple forums of people ordering the standard edition, and getting the collector's edition codes.  Well no wonder you ran out of codes, morons, you sent them to everyone!

Not a huge loss for me, as I wouldn't have had any time last month to play even if I had gotten into the closed beta.  However, I'm worried about actually getting the CE when it comes out.  I hate Gamestop so much.  Very glad I don't work there any more.
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 11:29:24 PM »

Quote from: Chaz on August 09, 2008, 09:20:47 PM

Got the box, and it is indeed the standard edition codes.  So I should have access to the open beta this week.  However, I also called customer service, and was basically told "Yeah, I don't know why you didn't get your codes before, but we don't have any now.  Sorries!"

Of course, I'm reading multiple reports on multiple forums of people ordering the standard edition, and getting the collector's edition codes.  Well no wonder you ran out of codes, morons, you sent them to everyone!

Not a huge loss for me, as I wouldn't have had any time last month to play even if I had gotten into the closed beta.  However, I'm worried about actually getting the CE when it comes out.  I hate Gamestop so much.  Very glad I don't work there any more.

OH MY GOD! Bastards handed out CE codes to standar editions? I'm so pissed right now...
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2008, 12:50:44 AM »

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 09, 2008, 11:29:24 PM

Quote from: Chaz on August 09, 2008, 09:20:47 PM

Got the box, and it is indeed the standard edition codes.  So I should have access to the open beta this week.  However, I also called customer service, and was basically told "Yeah, I don't know why you didn't get your codes before, but we don't have any now.  Sorries!"

Of course, I'm reading multiple reports on multiple forums of people ordering the standard edition, and getting the collector's edition codes.  Well no wonder you ran out of codes, morons, you sent them to everyone!

Not a huge loss for me, as I wouldn't have had any time last month to play even if I had gotten into the closed beta.  However, I'm worried about actually getting the CE when it comes out.  I hate Gamestop so much.  Very glad I don't work there any more.

OH MY GOD! Bastards handed out CE codes to standar editions? I'm so pissed right now...

yeah.  did you miss the announcement that Standard Editions are pretty much getting the same stuff as the CE editions are now?  It was a couple of weeks ago.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2008, 01:05:12 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 12:50:44 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 09, 2008, 11:29:24 PM

Quote from: Chaz on August 09, 2008, 09:20:47 PM

Got the box, and it is indeed the standard edition codes.  So I should have access to the open beta this week.  However, I also called customer service, and was basically told "Yeah, I don't know why you didn't get your codes before, but we don't have any now.  Sorries!"

Of course, I'm reading multiple reports on multiple forums of people ordering the standard edition, and getting the collector's edition codes.  Well no wonder you ran out of codes, morons, you sent them to everyone!

Not a huge loss for me, as I wouldn't have had any time last month to play even if I had gotten into the closed beta.  However, I'm worried about actually getting the CE when it comes out.  I hate Gamestop so much.  Very glad I don't work there any more.

OH MY GOD! Bastards handed out CE codes to standar editions? I'm so pissed right now...

yeah.  did you miss the announcement that Standard Editions are pretty much getting the same stuff as the CE editions are now?  It was a couple of weeks ago.

Except that CE people (who got codes) are getting beta invites right now.  I'm pretty sure SE people aren't.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2008, 01:12:02 AM »

Quote from: Chaz on August 10, 2008, 01:05:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 12:50:44 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 09, 2008, 11:29:24 PM

Quote from: Chaz on August 09, 2008, 09:20:47 PM

Got the box, and it is indeed the standard edition codes.  So I should have access to the open beta this week.  However, I also called customer service, and was basically told "Yeah, I don't know why you didn't get your codes before, but we don't have any now.  Sorries!"

Of course, I'm reading multiple reports on multiple forums of people ordering the standard edition, and getting the collector's edition codes.  Well no wonder you ran out of codes, morons, you sent them to everyone!

Not a huge loss for me, as I wouldn't have had any time last month to play even if I had gotten into the closed beta.  However, I'm worried about actually getting the CE when it comes out.  I hate Gamestop so much.  Very glad I don't work there any more.

OH MY GOD! Bastards handed out CE codes to standar editions? I'm so pissed right now...

yeah.  did you miss the announcement that Standard Editions are pretty much getting the same stuff as the CE editions are now?  It was a couple of weeks ago.

Except that CE people (who got codes) are getting beta invites right now.  I'm pretty sure SE people aren't.

the invites are still random until the open beta begins.
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2008, 03:10:39 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 01:12:02 AM

Quote from: Chaz on August 10, 2008, 01:05:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 12:50:44 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 09, 2008, 11:29:24 PM

Quote from: Chaz on August 09, 2008, 09:20:47 PM

Got the box, and it is indeed the standard edition codes.  So I should have access to the open beta this week.  However, I also called customer service, and was basically told "Yeah, I don't know why you didn't get your codes before, but we don't have any now.  Sorries!"

Of course, I'm reading multiple reports on multiple forums of people ordering the standard edition, and getting the collector's edition codes.  Well no wonder you ran out of codes, morons, you sent them to everyone!

Not a huge loss for me, as I wouldn't have had any time last month to play even if I had gotten into the closed beta.  However, I'm worried about actually getting the CE when it comes out.  I hate Gamestop so much.  Very glad I don't work there any more.

OH MY GOD! Bastards handed out CE codes to standar editions? I'm so pissed right now...

yeah.  did you miss the announcement that Standard Editions are pretty much getting the same stuff as the CE editions are now?  It was a couple of weeks ago.

Except that CE people (who got codes) are getting beta invites right now.  I'm pretty sure SE people aren't.

the invites are still random until the open beta begins.

yeah I'm a CE person and I've never gotten an invite. That's the point of this post. I've gotten NOTHING.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2008, 03:19:13 AM »

CE invites are going out now.  Check your email.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2008, 03:54:03 AM »

i hardly use ebgames.com now. amazon and gogamer ftw. gogamer had a deal with the CE with free 2 day shipping. snag it right then and there. i figured if i didn't like it someone would buy the CE.

keys going out, eh? time to check mail and that will make work go even slower tonight.

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2008, 05:05:09 AM »

Quote from: Cortilian on August 10, 2008, 03:19:13 AM

CE invites are going out now.  Check your email.

Not a thing.

I'm so pissed...
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2008, 04:26:33 PM »

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 10, 2008, 05:05:09 AM

Quote from: Cortilian on August 10, 2008, 03:19:13 AM

CE invites are going out now.  Check your email.

Not a thing.

I'm so pissed...

I'm sure Hark could PM you tidbits about it  Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2008, 06:07:45 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 04:26:33 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 10, 2008, 05:05:09 AM

Quote from: Cortilian on August 10, 2008, 03:19:13 AM

CE invites are going out now.  Check your email.

Not a thing.

I'm so pissed...

I'm sure Hark could PM you tidbits about it  Tongue

Oh?  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2008, 03:19:37 AM »

if I theoretically got an invite would I be able to say I got in or would such a thing be a breach of the NDA?
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2008, 03:39:55 AM »

Ok, I figured out how to find the code on amazon... now it is listed in my "promotional codes and associations" section. Should anything else happen? Or can I not get in until a later date?
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2008, 03:54:23 AM »

Quote from: Azhag on August 11, 2008, 03:39:55 AM

Ok, I figured out how to find the code on amazon... now it is listed in my "promotional codes and associations" section. Should anything else happen? Or can I not get in until a later date?

now you have to wait until the open beta starts or you get a closed beta invite.  There's no solid date for the open beta yet, but the files for it are supposed to be available for download on the 15th.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2008, 06:27:36 AM »

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 10, 2008, 06:07:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 04:26:33 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 10, 2008, 05:05:09 AM

Quote from: Cortilian on August 10, 2008, 03:19:13 AM

CE invites are going out now.  Check your email.

Not a thing.

I'm so pissed...

I'm sure Hark could PM you tidbits about it  Tongue

Oh?  icon_biggrin

pfft, not losing my beta.  CK is an evil bastard. He's in beta now, let him spoil ya  ninja
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2008, 07:04:07 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on August 11, 2008, 06:27:36 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 10, 2008, 06:07:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2008, 04:26:33 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on August 10, 2008, 05:05:09 AM

Quote from: Cortilian on August 10, 2008, 03:19:13 AM

CE invites are going out now.  Check your email.

Not a thing.

I'm so pissed...

I'm sure Hark could PM you tidbits about it  Tongue

Oh?  icon_biggrin

pfft, not losing my beta.  CK is an evil bastard. He's in beta now, let him spoil ya  ninja

fine.

there are Hobbits.

and Elves.

and Dwarves.

no hammers though.
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2008, 03:45:06 PM »

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