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#1 Sep 13 2008 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Sunday, Sept. 14th? register then? just getting it all straight, since useless to play toons since will be adios soon.

Do like the open quests and the BG. The BG reminds me of Wow and the Alliance against the Horde and love all the quests I am getting as Core.
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#2 Sep 13 2008 at 8:43 AM Rating: Good
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If you got the collectors edition then you can start playing on the 14th. If you pre ordered standard edition then you have to wait untill the 16th, Tuesday. If you have no headstart then the 18th, Thursday is grand opening. Just enter your codes into your account just like you did with the open beta code and you will be ready for whenever you can enter.

Edited, Sep 13th 2008 2:10pm by liljman
#3 Sep 13 2008 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Am CE. okay, thanks, will enter head start code later today or tomorrow morning
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#4 Sep 13 2008 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
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They're shooting for 1pm EST on Sunday as of right now. Lots can change between now and then. Originally they were shooting for 9am EST. Check early, check often.
#5 Sep 13 2008 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I pre-ordered mine with Best Buy. They say I can pick it up on the 17th. Which semi-sucks, if those that pre-ordered can technically play on the 16th, effectivley making me wait an extra day. I work during the week, so I won't have many hours to play, but still.. it semi-sucks.
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#6 Sep 13 2008 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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I pre-ordered mine with Best Buy. They say I can pick it up on the 17th. Which semi-sucks, if those that pre-ordered can technically play on the 16th, effectivley making me wait an extra day. I work during the week, so I won't have many hours to play, but still.. it semi-sucks.


If you have a pre-order code you can put that in, download the Fileplanet file and you'll be able to play the 16th I believe.
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#7 Sep 13 2008 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
baelnic wrote:
They're shooting for 1pm EST on Sunday as of right now. Lots can change between now and then. Originally they were shooting for 9am EST. Check early, check often.


Where are you seeing the time updates?


edit: Nevermind... see it on the Herald front page now.


Edited, Sep 13th 2008 6:24pm by PentUpAnger
#8 Sep 13 2008 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, played a bit then went to something else. Came back and Ironclaw was greyed and now is gone.

Will wait till tomorrow now.

If anyone hears, keep us posted.

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#9 Sep 13 2008 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I pre-ordered mine with Best Buy. They say I can pick it up on the 17th. Which semi-sucks, if those that pre-ordered can technically play on the 16th, effectivley making me wait an extra day. I work during the week, so I won't have many hours to play, but still.. it semi-sucks.


If you have a pre-order code you can put that in, download the Fileplanet file and you'll be able to play the 16th I believe.



I've recieved two things, jack, and ****. Smiley: lol

Actually only thing I've recieved thus far is the order info from the place I pre-ordered online, but no other info yet.
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#10 Sep 13 2008 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
It took Best Buy 3-4 weeks to get me my codes...I feel for you Mags and I am very disappointed in Best Buy.
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#11 Sep 13 2008 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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NCspaz, Defender of Justice wrote:
It took Best Buy 3-4 weeks to get me my codes...I feel for you Mags and I am very disappointed in Best Buy.



Ah, *****...
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#12 Sep 13 2008 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Im glad I ordered from Direct2drive. I got open beta code and headstart code via email right when I ordered. Is there one more code for the 18th for the actual release? Because I remember it telling me I had to return to my direct2drive account on the 18th to get something.
#13 Sep 13 2008 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
liljman wrote:
Im glad I ordered from Direct2drive. I got open beta code and headstart code via email right when I ordered. Is there one more code for the 18th for the actual release? Because I remember it telling me I had to return to my direct2drive account on the 18th to get something.


Yes. There are keys from your copy of the game that will be needed to authenticate your head start progress to live or so I've heard. Essentially it's to verify you've finally paid for the since we'll be able to play in headstart without having paid in full for our copies and keys of the game.

Of course, I pre-ordered from Gamestop, so I don't know how D2D is handling the authentication.
#14 Sep 14 2008 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Ugh.. someone, please explain this to me like I'm a 4 year old.

So I pre-ordered. Therefore I should get some code, not from the WAR side, but from the company I pre-ordered from, right? And all these companies have different ways of handling this flow of information to the customers respectivley? Some people have recieved these headstart codes also?

The handling of all this information could have been better.
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#15 Sep 14 2008 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Magilsoro, This is what I would do if I were you. Since Best Buy gave you Jack Sh*t I would see if you could get a refund. if they say no, press them on the issue considering they gave you no codes to experience open beta and your only getting half a headstart wich isnt why you decided to pre order.

If they give you a refund then go to either Amazon.com, EAStore.com, Direct2Drive or GameStop.com. you will recieve your code imediately via email. Direct2drive.com is apart of gamespy, file planet ect.. so this is the easiest way becdause you can dowload from thier site without going to file planet. I know it's too late for open Beta but atleast you would have your headstart code when your suppose to.

If you end up getting no refund I would contact mythic and tell them how unpleased you are with Best Buy because they ended up being the Worst Buy!

I was looking at WARs website and I do see that walmart pre orders didn't get open beta or head start but nothing about Best Buy having limitations. Unless I over looked it. Good Luck!


Edited, Sep 14th 2008 11:05am by liljman
#16 Sep 14 2008 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
*anxiously awaits 1pm*
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Speaking of gamestop.com, I pre-ordered through them but haven't received my head start codes from them. Only thing I've gotten has been my open beta access codes. I figure I'll call them today or Monday and see what the deal is.

Edit: So I just checked back through my emails for a second time and it turns out I'm blind as a bat that has need of thick Coke bottle glasses.

Edited, Sep 14th 2008 11:12am by RealGallow
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#18 Sep 14 2008 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Should be waiting anxiously for 12pm est (noon time) 45 mins, They updated it, :)
#19 Sep 14 2008 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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*anxiously awaits 1pm*


They bumped up the time to 12pm eastern. Less than an hour to get your fix.
#20 Sep 14 2008 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
Mags- when I ordered from BB, I got an order confirmation only at first. You should get a second email from BB with 2 codes, one open beta and one headstart. It took BB 3 weeks to send me the codes. I'd agree that the fastest way to get started would be to get a refund from BB and order from another vendor.
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#21 Sep 14 2008 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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So after thinking about it for a few minutes, I'd like to say that I hate every one of you who are going to be playing today.

I have to wait till Tuesday. That makes me a saaaaad panda. ; ;
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#22 Sep 14 2008 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Now you can apply the same Beta code to your EA/Mythic account and then the same Head Start code to that same account, correct?
#23 Sep 14 2008 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
Karg wrote:
Now you can apply the same Beta code to your EA/Mythic account and then the same Head Start code to that same account, correct?


Yes. You should have been able to do this when you created your WAR login.
#24 Sep 14 2008 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I got worried when I misread something from the FAQ on their site. Thanks, I'm good to go now.
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I did my order through Direct2Drive online and got both codes within 15 minutes. If you preorder through Gamestop website you might still get it quicker.
#27 Sep 14 2008 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok so, now that it's past 1pm, the open beta is closed, and only CE preorders are able to play? I recently preordered the reg version from Amazon, got my codes today, DL'ed from fileplanet, started the install and now the Mythic Patcher asks for my acct info, but says "Authentication failed. Please re-enter your login credentials." when I enter my account info, and won't let me patch.
#28 Sep 14 2008 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
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ThePunchdrunk wrote:
i didnt think everyone who pre-ordered got codes wasn't it a limited amount? all I know is i went to gamestop local store for pre-order like 2wks ago they said they were out but my brother 3 days later got his from same store said was last one lol must of misplaced it, what i'm asking is even tho they were out of codes at the store does gamestop owe me codes cause i did pre-order it for early entrance or am i just s o l till the 18th?


As I understood it, the limited amount of codes was for Open Beta. Head Start should be applicable to all pre-orders, but since you didn't get any codes from the store I'm guessing you're SOL until you get your box on the 18th :(

Best Buy stops giving codes for pre-order bonuses about one or two weeks before release, which is why I never pre-order from them, so to whomever didn't get the codes from them, you're not going to this late in the game.
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#29 Sep 14 2008 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok so, now that it's past 1pm, the open beta is closed, and only CE preorders are able to play? I recently preordered the reg version from Amazon, got my codes today, DL'ed from fileplanet, started the install and now the Mythic Patcher asks for my acct info, but says "Authentication failed. Please re-enter your login credentials." when I enter my account info, and won't let me patch.


You won't be able to log in until the SE version's headstart on Tuesday. I know because I can't log in either. Just have to wait until then to patch your client.
#30 Sep 14 2008 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Doh, all this last minute rushing to be screwed out of beta... haha. No worries, was just hoping to play a bit before my official character creation... Back to... Castle Crashers??? :)
#31 Sep 14 2008 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah Beta closed down yesterday. It's all about Headstart now. The sooner the better as I can't wait to put some time into my characters knowing they won't be wiped.
#32 Sep 14 2008 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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OK. so i had ordered from gamestop a couple days ago, they told me no more codes, and bestbuy was advertising that codes stopped being handed out on the 1st. but i just got my beta code and game key in my email. added them to my account but i can't do anything. I knew i wouldnt be able to log on since only reguar preorder. but i figured id get the patches and stuff out of the way. any suggestions? Is there maybe a different download then the one from the open beta?
#33 Sep 14 2008 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
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As was just told to me, also a preorderer of the SE version, all we can do is wait til the morning of the 16th.
#34 Sep 14 2008 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
No. You won't be able to patch until you can log in on tuesday.
#35 Sep 14 2008 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh ok didnt realize i was getting that same message, thanks for replies
#36 Sep 14 2008 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
I preordered from my favourite Brick and Mortar Gamestop store. The guy there hooked me up with two regular preorder boxes. They were sold out of Collector's Editions.

I received a placeholder box containing a paper with the head start code.
I was able to use this to get set up and access the preview weekends and the open beta.
I'm assuming I should be able to access the Tuesday Head Start with no problem.

Sometimes physical stores > online.

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#37 Sep 14 2008 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, am in, have for a few hours but haven't spent much time in game. For my way of doing this game, Core is best so picked The first NA one offered. Just making my Tank for now and will see about more later. This time out doing more grinding at the beginning areas than did the other times.

Seems to be running fine so far. Not many players on even though said High on Order and High on Destruction. I hope all you guys get in without a lot of hassle. My game to install should arrive on the 19th and hope you get yours by then or before.

Thanks for the great thread.
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#38 Sep 14 2008 at 3:13 PM Rating: Default
The game is running much more choppy than at launch. The server my clan was supposed to play at has a 171 queue, so I went on a new NA core server called Brittania. I am NOT impressed by the instability and server caps.
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The game is running much more choppy than at launch. The server my clan was supposed to play at has a 171 queue, so I went on a new NA core server called Brittania. I am NOT impressed by the instability and server caps.


It's not yet launch, so it can't be choppier than launch. This is simply head-start. Technically launch is on the 18th. You mean choppier than Beta.

The server caps are so that the starter areas aren't flooded with players. Even with the caps it's very crowded and hard to go about some of the newbie quests, so having the server caps makes it playable by having fewer people. They plan on raising the caps in a few days, and have been raising the caps over the course of the day on top of adding more servers as the hours pass. What the player caps are now aren't going to be what the caps are going to end up being.

edit to say: personally I find it just as choppy, yet still running better than the Preview Weekend at the end of Closed Beta. I'm quite happy with it considering how poorly it ran then compared to now.

Edited, Sep 14th 2008 9:35pm by Kirana
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I called Best Buy, once they pulled up what my order was, it was like , Oh, Warhammer.. right, yeah here's the deal.." and it was an automatic speach at that point. The state, pre-order codes they have are not working. They advise me to just "wait" until the game is launched. But, I don't want to wait.. I want what was offered through ordering this game. Mystic offered this, they say Best Buy will support what they offered, Best Buy says they can't give me what was offered, therefore it's got to fall on Mystic to make it right, right?


Wrong.. Valid only in the U.S. Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services, or applied toward prior purchases. Pre-order offer good while supplies last. Offer may vary by retailer. Lost codes will not be reissued.

Edited, Sep 14th 2008 9:44pm by Magilsoro
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#41 Sep 15 2008 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
Kirana wrote:
netraptor the Irrelevant wrote:
The game is running much more choppy than at launch. The server my clan was supposed to play at has a 171 queue, so I went on a new NA core server called Brittania. I am NOT impressed by the instability and server caps.


It's not yet launch, so it can't be choppier than launch. This is simply head-start. Technically launch is on the 18th. You mean choppier than Beta.

The server caps are so that the starter areas aren't flooded with players. Even with the caps it's very crowded and hard to go about some of the newbie quests, so having the server caps makes it playable by having fewer people. They plan on raising the caps in a few days, and have been raising the caps over the course of the day on top of adding more servers as the hours pass. What the player caps are now aren't going to be what the caps are going to end up being.

edit to say: personally I find it just as choppy, yet still running better than the Preview Weekend at the end of Closed Beta. I'm quite happy with it considering how poorly it ran then compared to now.

Edited, Sep 14th 2008 9:35pm by Kirana


I wanted to say Open Beta launch. The reason why I complain about the performance of it is because I recently got an 8600GT(plenty of pixel-crunching power for this game), 4 gigs of RAM(again, more than enough) and did a clean Vista install, yet I am getting MAYBE 2fps in the starter town with LOW population. Tell me that isn't ridiculous.
#42 Sep 15 2008 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
What kind of internet connection do you have? Also, have you got the latest video drivers? I don't know about vista, but this game runs ok for me on XP.
#43 Sep 15 2008 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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What kind of internet connection do you have? Also, have you got the latest video drivers? I don't know about vista, but this game runs ok for me on XP.


I already went through all the usual crap. I'm not computer illiterate and the fact that I can't seem to figure out what is going on is annoying me. That is why I am blaming it on the server side.

Oh, and speed test(not bad for bumming my neighbors wireless G connection, huh?):

http://www.speedtest.net/result/323691956.png

Edited, Sep 15th 2008 7:56am by netraptor
#44 Sep 15 2008 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
Seems your not the only one. http://www.warhammeralliance.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90109

Still some issues with compatible vid cards it seems.
#45 Sep 15 2008 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Seems your not the only one. http://www.warhammeralliance.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90109

Still some issues with compatible vid cards it seems.


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#46 Sep 15 2008 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I have the same problem.

I did a defrag, added more memory, reseated my video card, checked my fans and reinstalled drivers. Then I reinstalled older drivers (hey, it worked with DAoC city lag), then the newer drivers again.

It's playable...barely. Especially in scenarios. I have video options set to fastest framerate and spell effects set to self only, but I've got a good rig that runs everything else just fine, and I easily beat ALL the recommended specs.

Makes me sad, but I know they'll fix it....eventually.
#47 Sep 15 2008 at 8:06 AM Rating: Good
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I have the same problem.



Makes me sad, but I know they'll fix it....eventually.


I just hope that it's quick and it doesn't deviate loyal players to not play and forget about the game. This is a monumental misstep! I mean, the people that have compatible video cards will have an incredible head start on most players and this is just CE, imagine when the game releases en masse on Thursday?!? Oh, god, c'mon Mythic!
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netraptor the Irrelevant wrote:

I just hope that it's quick and it doesn't deviate loyal players to not play and forget about the game. This is a monumental misstep! I mean, the people that have compatible video cards will have an incredible head start on most players and this is just CE, imagine when the game releases en masse on Thursday?!? Oh, god, c'mon Mythic!


It won't annoy loyal players at all. The other guys though may wait a bit before trying. But let's be honest, that's true of all games, from UO to WoW.
#49 Sep 15 2008 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I just want my codes >.<

I am fine with the fact I probably won't play at the same time of the other pre-order people. I don't have alot of time to play during the week anyways. I am not fine, if I don't get the items offered for the pre-orders.

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#50 Sep 15 2008 at 12:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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Magil - when did you pre-order and was it in store or online?
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Tovin wrote:
Magil - when did you pre-order and was it in store or online?


Once on the 10th, online with Best Buy.

Once yesterday, online with EB Games. Did this one to see if they would generate any codes faster. It has not. I feel that, obviously, I've run into the end of these offers.. but they were still being offered at the time I first pre-ordered.
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