UK WoW fans plead for Lich King Collector's Edition
Amazon.com allocation sold already
UK gamers are up in arms and venting spleen in forums over fears that the Collector's Edition release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will not be be released in Blighty.
According to a statement from publisher Blizzard Entertainment, the CE version will only be available in “select regions”. We contacted the firm to find out which locations will be favoured, but so far the company hasn’t returned our calls.
What we do know is that US gamers will be get their mitts on the Lich King CE. Amazon.com has this version of the game listed. Amazon was taking advance orders, but it's now sold out of its initial allocation.
WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Collector's Edition: might not reach the UK
But there's nothing on Amazon.co.uk, and British WoW fans are already in uproar over this apparent rejection. They've vented their frustration in numerous forums. The game’s official forum, for example, is bursting with speculation that UK gamers won’t be offered the CE version.
One gamer pleaded for a “representative from Blizzard to confirm which retailers are going to be selling the CE”. Another fan said simply that it “seems bizarre that Blizzard wouldn't release the CE over here”.
Topic threads on Amazon’s UK website strike the same note. One contributor asked Amazon UK to list the CE version for sale in the UK because he’s got the money burning a hole in his pocket.
We contacted HMV to see if it’ll sell the Wrath of the Lich King CE, but a spokesman for the retailer said he didn’t know either way. “I have checked with our Games team, and they have received no official notification from the supplier,” he said.
But there’s some good news. A spokeswoman for the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) told us that it’s awarded a 12 rating just this week to a DVD entitled World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - behind the scenes.
In the US, the DVD comes with the CE and contains a cinematic introduction video, a Black Temple patch, music and unreleased pictures. But if the BBFC’s classified the DVD separately in the UK it begs the question whether it’ll be sold separately - unlikely - included in a CE, or bundled in with the game itself.
The BBFC told us it had not had a Collector's Edition of the game submitted for certification.
One thing that is for certain is that will be out in the UK on 13 November, priced at around £25 ($40/€35).
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Blimey bit much isn't it
Avid player of WoW (although don't play it enough compared to some people), can't really see the point of a CE. I'd get a collector's edition of something with the thought that I might want to sell it a few years down the line when it's value has increased, can't really see that happening with a computer game.
@ratfox, aye they usually have US and European server regions, the 2 don't allow mixing and matching of game clients.
Blizzcon tickets and the 4am F5 key fiasco
This ohh so reminds me of trying to get Blizzcon tickets too, 10,000,000 subscribers and 15,000 tickets.
They tease and they tease but they just dont care .. sob sob..
Cuddling my Lurky doesnt help either
Play EVE Online Instead
it's much better than WoW! None of the kiddies have figured out how to play EVE properly yet so it's no fun for them!
Not just WoW y'know
Europe -- and the UK especially -- seems to get screwed whenever any "limited edition" thing is released in the States. It takes long enough for "standard" products to reach here, and it doesn't just apply to computer games either.
So stop bitching you can't get the latest expansion for WoW yet and just consider yoursleves lucky you get the stuff at all.
As a long-time, responsible paintball and Airsoft enthusiast, I am now considered to be as dangerous a threat to the public as a a drug-crazed maniac carrying a real firearm. At least you lot get to enjoy your hobby without the danger of getting shot because some dumbass idiot cannot tell the difference between a real, metal gun and a plastic imitiation.
Seen carrying what looks like a "real" gun? Nero and Caeser would be proud of the "Kill 'em first, answers ain't important" bullsh*t passed into law last year.
having trouble with this
At what point did WOW replace Real Life(TM) ? More importantly, whats the IT angle ? Ahhhh, obsessiveswith no tan and a fear of reality, its a Tech Support story :)
WOW is up there with Sad Life for those whose social skills could use a little honing so all this bitching about expansion packs is rather non-news.