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jabbawoki
10-12-2007, 09:45 AM
Went to pre-order AC today, only to be told that Australia will not be getting the AC Special Edition which has the Altair figurine... instead, we should be 'thankful' that we get the pre-order bonus tin... as our special edition

This has apperantly now been confirmed by Ubisoft in Australia. With the excuse sighted being that the packaging was too big to fit on the shelves at stores... basically, its all the retailers fault.

This really sounds very, very lame... I doubt specialist games reatilers would pass up a chance to stock a limited edition, after all, if they are concerned with not being able to fit it on the shelf, they should only order enough to satisfy pre-orders, then they would not have to worry about putting them on shelves. In short, I cant believe this is the retailers fault.

This has really ruined the anticipation of playing AC. No doubt I will still buy it eventually, but I dont think I am going to go out a pay extra cash for a 'special edition' which consists of stuff other territories get for simply pre-ordering AC.

Really, Ubisoft, this is not good enough. While most people simply want to play the game, I am a collector, and I want a proper special edition, not some cobbled-together-on-the-whim-of-a-marketing-exec 'hope-this-will-do edition'

Sorry Ubisoft, but you just lost yourselves a fan

Thumper1980
10-12-2007, 07:11 PM
Dude, i got the pre order tin...and i didn't pay any extra.

The pre-order pack isn't our special edition it's the pre order pack.
Maybe you should do a little more research before you get so disgusted in public.

jabbawoki
10-12-2007, 10:35 PM
@Thumper1980

Hey dude,

Where did you go to get this?

I'm only passing on what I was told at a specialist games retailer when I pre-ordered... I also checked with another couple of retailers, as well as read through the official statement from Ubisoft Austrlaia (check kotaku.com.au)

Granted, I did mis-read the statement slightly, in that the pre-order stuff doesnt cost any extra, so apolgies about that. At least thats one thing.

I am more annoyed about the fact that Ubisoft wont release the figurine edition here, and are instead touting the pre-order pack as being the same as a special edition... and the fact that other territories gets both

Sorry to go on a public rant like this, but it just really upset me because as far as I can see, were getting treated as second class gamers.

Thumper1980
10-12-2007, 11:08 PM
It's cool mate.

I just pre-ordered it from EB like ages ago. I went to pay it off last friday and he gave it to me.

jabbawoki
10-13-2007, 01:34 AM
Weird... thats where I ordered it from.

Maybe because you paid yours off fully, My EB told me they were only giving them out on release day in case people cancel their pre-orders.

Well, I had my whinge now, still sux we get no figurine, but I guess there is nothing we can do about it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif