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BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by svenop, Apr 26, 2012. | Replies: 26 | Views: 3626

  1. svenop

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    BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    I created a ticket yesterday to get clarification about purchasing the digital version and then adding the CE over it so i could play at midnight. What ive read before is that we would be able to retreive the digital versions key to give to someone else. But Blizzard is showing theyre greed ill post my ticket:

    ME:
    "I can't post in the Diablo 3 forums for some reason, it says no characters found? I have active licenses to games attached to my account so i should be able to post in the forums right?

    So to have my question answered I had to create this ticket.

    I have pre-ordered Diablo 3 Collectors Edition through Amazon and it will be shipped to my house.

    I have been told that i can pre-purchase the digital version of Diablo 3 for my account so i can play on release day until my Collectors Edition arrives in the mail. Then when i activate the Collectors Edition key over the digital download version i can retrieve the original digital version's key to give to someone else.

    Can I get official confirmation on this before i purchase the digital version for my account.

    Thank you!"



    Errinthal
    Customer Service Representative

    Greetings,

    Thank you for contacting us about your issue.

    You can use the collector's edition to upgrade your account, however you will not be able to give away the digital key as it will be tied to your account and cannot be given away.

    I hope this helped clear everything up for you with this issue. If you had anymore questions just click need more help on this ticket and the next avalible game master will help you out.

    Regards,

    Game Master Errinthal
    World of Warcraft
    www.blizzard.com/support

    This blows. Either waste $60 bucks to play with everyone else at midnight or be patient.
  2. Apocalypse

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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    not bad news for me the servers wont even go up for 3 hours after i have my ce in hand



    anyone who blows 60 bucks instead of waiting like 30 to 60 min is a fool. just had to say that. this of course really only applies to west coast players (possible people in other countries but they are not america so i am not concerned lol) cause like i said above, i will have the game 3 hours before the servers are up


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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    Since he is getting his by mail, I'd assume that his local USPS does not deliver at in the twilight hours of the morning.
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    Why don't you just go to your store and pick your CE on the 14th? Stores usually get the game a few days before release, and wait for the release date to put them on the shelves. Just ask the vendor to go get your copy in the stock, unless they have a very strict policy against it, it'll work. Better go at the end of the afternoon btw, to be sure they received it.
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    Apoc, to be fair, he may have ordered it from Amazon, like I previously did, and wouldn't get it til roughly noon or so on the 15th. The situation kind of sucks, because that was the only way I could get a CE. I ended up not wanting it as bad as soon as I saw I could resell it for $180 on Amazon, like I did ($$$ haha).
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    Got a CE as well, but also a free copy with my WoW Annual Pass... Anyway, I'm really not that gung ho on playing at midnight, as I'll be working at 7 AM the next day I'll be sleeping like a baby by the time the servers are up (getting off at 3 PM and then it's a whole week of vegetable life, whee). Won't rush so it's really not important to me - if I didn't have leave from work that week, I would probably even wait a while before starting to play to just not be caught up in the early rush so much.

    I see it as the choice between a CE and playing at midnight. It's pretty obvious you can't just give used CD keys away with the B.net system, as the possibility of abuse is very great.
  7. Apocalypse

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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    i am just replying to the thread title, bad news for CE owners. i dont see any bad news for me. i never would have pre ordered from online myself
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    Same goes for my reply, actually.



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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    If I am understanding it correctly, the wings and stuff from the collectors edition will be like the wow pets and mounts from the blizzard store...shouldnt you just activate that stuff on your blizzard account and the CD inside the box remains separate? If thats the case, digital download and then give the CD key inside the collectors edition box to someone else.


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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    The CD key associated with the copy in the CE is exactly what you need to activate the extras, like the wings or the vanity pets. So this is not possible.



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    i bought a ce and regular from the store. also am getting one from annual lol.
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    What was originally stated about the CE was not that you would be able to move your CD-key from your digital copy to a friend's copy, but that if you called up Blizzard (do NOT talk to in-game customer service about it) you would get an additional free key that you could give to someone else.
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    You and me both Brother!!!!!!


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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    Well, since I'm getting my CE copy, I asked the place I pre-ordered it from if they have a midnight launch. They do. I'll only be waiting 30 minutes or so. Maybe showing up early and standing in line if there's not really a party for it.
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    I wonder if this is one of those cases where if you ask 2 Blizzard CS you will get two different answers.
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    This, and...

    Bashiok or whoever it was that claimed you could use the extra key also said something about having to contact CS once you got the CE key, if I'm remembering that correctly. I have no idea where that blue quote is from, though.


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    Trusting blizzard support to be in the know about anything is the biggest mistake you can make. The guy probably didnt understand how it works.

    You need to link to Bashioks post in your ticket and clarify that you dont get the first key back, just a second key to replace it as the first is overwritten when you apply the CE code. This comes at the expense of the 4 months game time credited to your wow sub you would otherwise receive.

    Try again..I've honestly been amazed at some of the things I've been told over the years.
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    Flew in CE from Amazon, Pre-Ordered SE at local retail store.

    =.=

    Or can they gimme Bobby Bucks ?
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    Re: BAD news for Collector's Edition owners

    I'm going to sleep that night. The servers will likely be so #$@#ed that it wont matter staying up to 3am to make a toon and watch the Diablo Server Melt Affair. I'll wake up and hit work. I may leave early. Before 3pm, Fedex will have dropped off my CE and I can patiently install it while tossing down a NewCastle and skimming through the art book. I'll login and encounter "servers are currently down". So I'll go cut the grass, trim my toenails, pick some belly-lint. In the evening I might be able to reserve my toon names before the servers crash again.

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