Can I take this a sign they know exactly how many C.E.s they will get (got?) already? More specifically, does this guarantee that I'm going to get mine (ordered 9 hours after it became available on 15th)?
That's a lot of C.E.s they got themselves, if I'm right, seeing how it took 16 days to run out even if other places sold out in hours. I know Amazon is big and most ppl ordered months ago from other places but 16 days? Really? Everyone that ordered gets one (I hope so)?
ON the German Amazon site they have a disclaimer that the number of Collector's Editions the supplier assured them they would get is sold out and that they therefore do not accept any more pre orders. They also say that it could be that some CEs will become available when people cancel their pre orders but that's it. It looks like they do not expect to get any more CEs.
they seem to have eventually sold out now - remember these days most CE's aren't actually rare - but then the publishers never say they are - they are just collectors editions - there will still be 10000's of them worldwide...
Anyone has any idea when the CE will become available again, if at all? It took me a while to collect my money and when finally wanted to buy it is not longer available. How was it with SC2 CE? Did it ran out? Did they resupply or once you run out there is no other way of getting the CE? Please help!
Amazon has said that some people will cancel their pre-orders and then it might become available again but atm it's still not clear when they will know how many ppl will cancel and when they decide to reopen pre-orders (if ever, it may be on 14th when they see exactly what they have to ship and what was cancelled so it won't be pre-order anymore just order and a very small number OR it could happen before if/when enough ppl cancel).
Resupply from Blizzard seems to be out of the question (they said they won't be making more and they never did when they said that + the German Amazon said they sold out and won't be getting more than what they were promised). Resupply from other places (those options to buy through Amazon from other stores or individuals) is still possible, even probable.
Stay tuned to Diablo 3 CE page at Amazon USA. If you dont mind paying more for shipping, you can get yours from the USA site when it is restocked. I've been monitoring the page and they seem to restock every weekend or so.
No, the servers are not locked. You can order D3 from anywhere, install it, and from Battle.net choose any region you want to play in. The only locked thing is that if you choose to play on US region while you have the home address in Europe in the Bnet account you will not be able to use the Real Money Auction House AT ALL until you change the region you want to play in. (Ofc you will have to deal with latency since it's on a different continent).
You can change region at any time as many times as you want but the characters you make do not move between regions (or items or gold or artisan upgrades and I think friends lists are also region specific and don't move or interact).
Unless they announce they changed any of this later this is the last public statement (and it's still in the FAQs in this form).
Also for people that still want to preorder from Amazon.co.uk it seems they open up once in a while (most likely from cancelled preorders since restocking at this point is out of the question).