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Guild Wars 2 Digital Deluxe [Online Game Code]

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Platform: PC Download
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Edition: Digital Deluxe
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  • Guild Wars 2 provides a massive, online persistent world
  • Free online play. No monthly fee.
  • Players have the freedom to play together even if their friends are at a much higher (or lower) level
  • Players will be able to engage in organized, balanced PvP (similar to GvG in the original Guild Wars) without needing to first level up characters, find equipment, or unlock skills
  • You will be able to advance your character to the maximum level without ever joining a group if you so desire

Product Details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Digital Deluxe
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B008MAZ0PU
  • Release Date: July 18, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,733 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Digital Deluxe

Product Description

A full 250 years after the original Guild Wars, massive upheavals, cataclysms, and globe-spanning events have changed the world of Tyria. Human civilization is in decline. Other races are rising up, taking control over large portions of the world; the balance of power has shifted. The dragons have awoken.

System Requirements
Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or better
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
Hard Drive: 25 GB available HDD space
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
Additional Info: Broadband Internet connection

Guild Wars 2 is a subscription free,* Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) exclusively for the PC gaming platform. A sequel to the original Guild Wars game released in 2005, the game is set in a persistent gameworld and features a choice based storyline focused around the continued struggles of the peoples of the land of Tyria. Now hundreds of years past the events of the original game, the almost forgotten threat of the Elder Dragons has risen, but so has 'Destiny's Edge,' a guild pledged to combat them. Game features include: a dynamic event/questing system, small and large-scale combat, player vs. player arenas, multiple playable races and professions, and expansive and rewarding dungeon crawls.

The digital download edition contains a variety digital bonus items. See the complete list of these below.

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In the Shadow of Dragons Legends Become Real

For generations, strife and chaos raged across Tyria as the great races competed and warred against each other. Then the dragons awoke. The all-powerful Elder Dragons rose from beneath earth and sea, wreaking havoc on a global scale. Great cities crumbled before their might. Coastlines flooded. Lush forests burned. Tyria was forever altered. Now, the undead legions of the deathless dragon Zhaitan surge across the land, hungry for the destruction of the free races of Tyria: the Charr, a ferocious race of feline warriors; the Asura, magical inventors of small size and great intellect; the Norn, towering shapeshifters from the frigid north; the Sylvari, a mysterious race of mystical plant folk; and the Humans, an embattled but resilient people. The time has come for the free races to stand together against the rising tide of evil. Magic, cold steel, and the deeds of heroes will determine the fate of Tyria.

Sylvari in the grove in Guild Wars 2
Return to Tyria hundreds of years into the Guild Wars timeline to play as a new race, in a new MMORPG adventure.
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A Charr warrior in combat in Guild Wars 2
Assume one of a variety of professions in a choice based storyline.
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Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or better
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3 OR AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
  • HDD space: 25 GB available
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse

Digital Download Items Included

  • The Golem Banker which provides unlimited access to your account storage for five consecutive days
  • The Chalice of Glory, a one-time-use item that will add a set amount of Glory to your account
  • The Tome of Influence, a one-time-use item that will add a set amount of Influence to your guild
  • Miniature Rytlock
  • Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill, an elite skill that summons a Mistfire Wolf to fight alongside you

Plus Items from Heroic Edition:

  • Suit of Legacy Armor
  • Mithril Box, 18 slot inventory expansion
  • 10 x Experience Boosters

Key Game Features

  • Dynamic, Interactive Gaming Experience - Your choices and actions have a real effect on the world around you. Will the besieged villagers fight off the rampaging centaur horde or succumb to the attack? You decide.
  • Personalized Storylines - Guild Wars 2 is your story. Follow your own customized quest storyline as it evolves from choices you made at the beginning of the game.
  • New Depths of Character Customization - You choose from eight powerful professions and from five races - the defiant Humans, the feline Charr, the unearthly Sylvari, the mighty Norn, or the ingenious Asura.
  • An Innovative Combat System - Featuring amazing skills, combos, improvisational tactics, and environmental weapons, the Guild Wars 2 combat system puts the fun back in MMO battles.
  • Intense Player vs. Player Action - Take up arms in epic world vs. world warfare or test your skills against other players in PvP arenas.
  • A Rich, Fully Realized Fantasy World - Developed over the past five years, the vast and incredibly detailed world of Tyria has been brought to life by an award-winning art and development team.

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Charr close combat from Guild Wars 2
Small scale combat.
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A catapult assault from Guild Wars 2
And large scale combat.
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Axe combat from Guild Wars 2
Player vs. player arenas.
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A snow covered fortress from Guild Wars 2
A rich fantasy world.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review of the Extra Content Only July 6, 2013
By Alec
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Digital Deluxe
UPDATED 6-28-2014

If you're planning to buy the game and are wondering if the extra $20 for the Digital Deluxe version is worth the money, I would recommend against it for the reasons listed below.

The first thing you should know is that you can add the "Digital Deluxe" upgrade to your account later, through the in-game gem store. You're not forever giving up the extras by purchasing the regular version of the game, so it is safe to wait and then decide if the goodies are worth it.

Summary of the extras:

Banker Golem: sure, it's nice to have 14 days (it's no longer just 5 days) of "anywhere bank access" on every new character. However, because the game allows inexpensive, instant travel, and because you can access your bank at any crafting station (with stations in nearly every zone), being able to access the bank "out in the wild" is nearly pointless: you can just teleport back to a spot close to a bank access point, then teleport back to a spot a few seconds' run from where you were. It took me a year after making my first characters to find a situation where I wanted to use my banker golems, and even then it just made things slightly more convenient.

Mistfire Wolf: this summon spell is an "Elite" spell, which does not unlock until you're level 30. The wolf is useful for some extra firepower when you are going to take on a tougher foe, or as an "oh, crap" button. However, you can only have one Elite spell in your toolbar at any one time, which means you must forego having any other elite skill in that slot if the wolf is active.
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62 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Fun & Addictive' doesn't begin to describe GW2 August 27, 2012
By BeccaM
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Digital Deluxe
I've played MMOs going all the way back to Ultima Online. EQ, EQ2, Asheron's Call, World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies (left before the big expansion), Anarchy Online, Eve, Horizons-Istaria, Dark Age of Camelot, Star Trek, Star Wars: The Old Republic... You get the idea.

Admittedly, GW2 has the problems and bugs endemic to first launches, and to see them during the Early Access phase comes as no surprise. Players are reporting some bugged Dynamic Events (DEs). Guilds are pretty messed up at present, mostly with people being unable either to join or to assign their characters to represent a given guild. The auction market is down at the moment, as is the Wiki help system (8/27). Also appear to be some issues with the online registration system.

Anyway, if you want a less buggy game to play, wait a few weeks or so. Personally, I don't care because this has been the most fun I've had playing a MMO in more years than I care to admit. It's as if the designers tried to come up with nearly every detail that annoyed players in the past and deal with them differently.

For example, there's no competition for resource nodes. If it's there for you, it's there for everybody -- but only you see that it's been exhausted if you went ahead and mined for copper or chopped down a tree.

There's no kill-stealing. Everybody who helps kill something gets credit, and everybody can get loot off the same body, depending on random chance. There's incentive to jump in and help someone in trouble, or to resurrect them if they've fallen.

The dynamic events don't require people to create a pre-made group. Anybody can just join in, and the event will automatically change to become harder or easier depending on how many folks are present.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guild Wars 2: My Favorite PC Game Ever August 27, 2012
By MMO Man
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Digital Deluxe
I finally broke down on impulse and bought Guild Wars 2 to try and it and, boy, was that a good decision. I don't know if I will convince any of you to partake, but I really hope you do. This is my favorite game of all time, displacing Skyrim, World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy VII, and it's now all I do during my gaming time. In my review, I will also hit on some WoW comparisons, because if you're like me, there will be some audience overlap. Here goes nothing:

Class Selection and Definition
The game calls classes "professions" and, from the beginning, each one is differentiated and engaging. I won't write about each one, but I have mostly played an engineer for now. He gets a blend of bombs, grenades, turrets to help him and allies in combat, toting a rifle or a shotgun for his own protection. The magic classes have vast arrays of spells. Every class has some type of heal, even if it's minimal, but for each class your gameplay gets you into the character you are. Warriors are rewarded for staying in combat. Engineers and ranged classes WILL get killed if they don't move. There are eight focused classes, I've tried three, and I've heard they are all great. People have not complained of an "OP class", which I'll help explain by hitting on combat.

Combat Dynamics
Battles are much longer than in Warcraft and you can't really one-hit kill people. It takes a while to beat a person into submission. When a player runs out of health, they fall onto the ground and get a last chance to fight back, or call for help from allies. If you see a wounded ally down, you can pull them up. Also, if a wounded enemy is making their last call for help, you can do a finishing move to kill them for good.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Def. worth the money!!
Amazing game!!
Published 6 hours ago by chris deyss
5.0 out of 5 stars everything went fine.
Took a little work to get it set up on the ArenaNet end. But other than that, everything went fine.
Published 3 days ago by Michael Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars Dad is now playing Guild Wars 2
My daughter talked me into buying this because she already has it. It is a good distraction for Dad and it gives me a chance to spend time with my daughter via an online game. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Ronnie McBride
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
Great game! At first I was worried it would suck in comparison to WoW, but its amazing!
Published 16 days ago by Alex Roh
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy, excellent game
Excellent game, well worth the cost.
Published 23 days ago by mrc4ee
2.0 out of 5 stars Addictive for its simple gameplay only
GW2 is the Candy Crush of MMOs; it's a no-skill game, though PvP can be challenging.

I've played GW2 for almost two years. Read more
Published 29 days ago by scpd
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, so much content with no monthly fees
My favorite mmorpg
Published 1 month ago by Sherry Lin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fun game
Published 2 months ago by william
2.0 out of 5 stars It's like shopping for deals on Black Friday
About what I expect from an MMORPG these days. My biggest problem with Guild Wars 2 is the same one that I have with most MMORPG's: I do not want to have to muscle my way through... Read more
Published 3 months ago by William Driver
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great MMORPG so many things to do, just make sure your computer can handle its graphics
Published 5 months ago by Aaron
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