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#1 Sep 17 2008 at 4:53 AM Rating: Good
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First off im EU.

Right, Wollies broke launch today, I went in asked, and got WAR. However, I also pre-ordered it from a site yet it has yet to arrive. So - I have the head start codes, registered to my account on the WAR-EU site.

First off it says my offical product key is invalid - this isnt a concern as they wont activate them till tomorow anyway.

However when I log into my account and try to play, it downloads a tiny patch and says my install is missing files. So I have re-installed and tried again, same thing.

Any ideas?
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#2 Sep 17 2008 at 5:09 AM Rating: Good
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Have you tried to put the HS code in yet? That should let you in. By "wollies" do you mean "woolies", as in Woolworths?

About the lost files, before trying to login do a scan, i think the option is there. Maybe that will identify the missing code and download it, yeh never know.

Edited, Sep 17th 2008 3:06pm by ArchnMez
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#3 Sep 17 2008 at 5:11 AM Rating: Good
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Yes thats correct.

I put the HS code in, and thats all registered via the website fine, still suffering though. Im wondering if the root of my problem is the fact I have the game box here, rather then the early beta download.
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#4 Sep 17 2008 at 5:13 AM Rating: Good
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You could be right about installing it from retail. It is going to be older code, hence a different patch will need applying, which will only go live tomorrow, **** man.

Quick, download the client from somewhere.
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#5 Sep 17 2008 at 5:22 AM Rating: Good
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I presume, if I download the client. By using the HS codes I can go right from HS to reatail full copy tomorow, and not loose ay progress I make?
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#6 Sep 17 2008 at 5:34 AM Rating: Good
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Indeedy. They have even included a few days grace, so your retail codes dont need to bi in straight away.
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#7 Sep 17 2008 at 6:38 AM Rating: Good
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Its a further 10gig? Unless Im being really obtuse?
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#8 Sep 17 2008 at 6:59 AM Rating: Good
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Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... whoa..

Let me get this stright. Retail players, who pre-ordered mind you, yet got the game today. (I've got two sets of games, from different sources, because I tried pre-ordering from two places to get headstart codes, which I never got)

But one was shipped to me, and one was a in store pick up. But as I sit here, waiting for the game to install.. I won't get to play it today? It's not my freaking fault that two places couldn't provide me head start codes, and both decided to let me have the game today.

So regardless, I won't play today? Is that what I'm hearing? I took off work for this ****?
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#9 Sep 17 2008 at 7:04 AM Rating: Good
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Aye man, looks that way. The retail they shipped will be weeks old now. So patching wont start for that till 18th. Unlucky mate.

Unless you know someone local that can throw it on a coupla discs for yeh. Thats if the dl is too slow.
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#10 Sep 17 2008 at 7:04 AM Rating: Good
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Possibly, although from the screams Im reading its mainly an EU thing. Nothing 100% from Mythic yet either but ALOT of people have issues. Ive send them a email and can hope for a quick responce. Will keep you guys posted.
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#11 Sep 17 2008 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Confirmed.

Can't use the game code that shipped with the game yet. Two retails I pre-ordered with do not have head start codes to give me. I recieved two copies of the game, on today's date, and cannot even play it yet.

This launch is full of fail. Bad way to start, if you ask me.
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#12 Sep 17 2008 at 7:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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Magilsoro wrote:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... whoa..

Let me get this stright. Retail players, who pre-ordered mind you, yet got the game today. (I've got two sets of games, from different sources, because I tried pre-ordering from two places to get headstart codes, which I never got)

But one was shipped to me, and one was a in store pick up. But as I sit here, waiting for the game to install.. I won't get to play it today? It's not my freaking fault that two places couldn't provide me head start codes, and both decided to let me have the game today.


It's not really Mythic's fault either....
Depending on when you pre-ordered, you had plenty of time to cancel and either get it from D2D, Amazon, or someplace else, which didn't run out of codes.

Did you not know what codes you were supposed to get? Why didn't ya do something about it?! You're a consumer, you have a choice. You don't have to bend over and take it!!

Magilsoro wrote:

So regardless, I won't play today? Is that what I'm hearing? I took off work for this sh*t?

Well....since the game hasn't launched yet....that would be a yes.

It sucks - but again - I pre-ordered 2 CE's and 6 SE's from Amazon, and 3 SE's from D2D and had zero problem. My last pre-order was amazon (2 copies of SE) on September 4th, and yes it took a call to get service, but they came through!! They will continue to have my support and busisess.

Tell me Magil - are you planning on continuing purchasing from Best Buy?

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Magilsoro wrote:
This launch is full of fail. Bad way to start, if you ask me.


I have to agree - but not because of your issue.

There has YET to be ANY MMO pre-order that comes through, because studios simply do not have the pipeline to deliver. Until such things are direct from studio download ONLY - and they make marketing stay the **** away, we as players will continue to suffer such outrageous service (and put up with it....because apparently, we're retarded).

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Edited, Sep 17th 2008 8:29am by tovin
#13 Sep 17 2008 at 7:32 AM Rating: Good
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If you use utorrent (i'm starting to feel like i should work in their PR department) instead of Fileplanet you'll have it downloaded in minutes instead if hours.

http://www.mininova.org/tor/1774332





Edited, Sep 17th 2008 8:29am by DVEight
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#14 Sep 17 2008 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Let me say this. They didn't say on Warhammers pre-order faq, if you pre-order with D2D and and Amazon, you will get head start codes, but you won't with the rest. They said pre-order with any of our business partners and recieve head start codes.

My job was to simply pick one, and wait like a good boy, for what was offered to me.

They didn't say, if you pre-order the game, and recieve it a day early then launch, then you cannot play. They said if you pre-order you get to play before the launch. I've done so. An I cannot play.

If I go with what Best Buy said, they codes they were given, were not working to those who recieved them, so they stopped giving them out.

Who exactly should I blame for this not working as intended? Myself? Did I not do what was asked, to recieve what they promised?
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#15 Sep 17 2008 at 7:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Magilsoro wrote:
My job was to simply pick one, and wait like a good boy, for what was offered to me.


Yes, but when it wasn't offered to you from Best Buy, didn't you say - whoah! I'm supposed to get codes here buddy! And when you didn't - take your business elsewhere. :(

Magilsoro wrote:

They didn't say, if you pre-order the game, and recieve it a day early then launch, then you cannot play. They said if you pre-order you get to play before the launch. I've done so. An I cannot play.

No, they said pre-order and you can participate in head start with codes from the retailers.

Magilsoro wrote:

If I go with what Best Buy said, they codes they were given, were not working to those who recieved them, so they stopped giving them out.

Who exactly should I blame for this not working as intended? Myself? Did I not do what was asked, to recieve what they promised?


If it were I, I'd write letters to Mythic marketing, EA marketing, Best Buy customer service, and Mythic customer service and demand someone do something about it...but I'd have done it when I didn't get into open beta. :(

If you need email addresses PM me. :)
#16 Sep 17 2008 at 8:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thanks again, Tovin.

I just contacted EB Games via phone, and they knew exactly what I wanted once they pulled up my order. Said they would contact those who send out the codes, and I should recieve them shortly.

We will see if this day won't be a total loss for me yet. =p
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