Fallout 4 pre-order

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Pinkolik, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Pretty much this. Bought 2 games on early accese and i regret both.. Never pre ordered anything and i never will.
     
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  2. Censor

    Censor Huh?

    103
    Jan 28, 2013
    Pre-order "Fallout" 4? Hell no.
    Only pre-ordered a game once and regretted it about 1 hour after downloading. Not making that mistake again, definately not with a Bethesda game.
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Seeing how quickly Wolfenstein The Old Blood was sold for half the price after its release date I also have come to the conclusion that people in general should not pre order games.
    There is some exclusive mission, map, skin etc? Just wait for a while, it will probably be sold loose in time anyway (see Alien Isolation) or some modders or hackers will find a way to put it in the game.

    BTW, all of you who love Return to Castle Wolfenstein (and even Wolfenstein 2009 like I do), I would in general not waste much time/money on this game unless you have played pretty much all somewhat sci-fi ish/supernatural shooters and are looking for something new to go through.
     
  4. gordog_frohman

    gordog_frohman namhofr_godrog

    90
    Mar 4, 2015
    I got burned by Eidos when I pre ordered Thief, so no, no Fallout 4 pre order for me. Will I buy it when it comes out? that remains to be seen...
     
  5. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I only pre-order Mike Mignola comic hardcovers.
     
  6. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Preorders of the Pipboy Edition seem to be sold out everywhere.
     
  7. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I'll definitely get it. . . on the high seas. Yar.
     
  8. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

    730
    Jun 17, 2015
    Pre-Ordering makes absolutely no sense in a world with digital copies. They will never run out. It only made since when your local store had X number of copies and you may not get one.
     
  9. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    A friend went out of his way to buy a new copy of Borderlands 2 for me as a birthday present, despite the fact ALL I did was tell him it was my birthday and invite him over to a birthday dinner at a restaurant I was checking out, and despite the fact I never played BL1 AND had no interest in the series whatsoever. So while I will 100% not pre-order FO4, and I'm currently undecided whether I will pick it up on launch or within a few months of its release, chances are high that I'll end up owning it, whether I bought it myself or otherwise. XD
     
  10. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I've only pre-ordered 3 games, New Vegas, Rage (what a disappointment that was) and now Metal Gear Solid V. Personally, I prefer physical copies over digital and plus I'm hoping for some sort of midnight launch.
     
  11. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Midnight releases are pretty cool. You get to hangout and eat free food and chat with generally cool gamers for however long you arrived before midnight, then get in line and get your sweet game when the time comes..... or just leave cause you only came for the free food and company. XD
     
  12. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I pretty much did that for the PlayStation 4 launch. I didn't get a PS4 or anything, but I did win a Vita and got given free pizza. Met some great people and stayed awake for a total of 40 hours or so. It was a pretty sweet evening. I ended up with a PS4 about a year later through so it wasn't a big deal.
     
  13. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Never preordered a thing in my life. Also, i'm cheap, so most often i will wait for the % to appear where the price is.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    You should never ever pre-order a game. Like. Never. It is really the worst thing you can do. Why? Well think about how much other stuff you pre-order outside of games. That many? Exactly. Almost zero. And now think about why you're not doing it.

    Yet. Gamers feel fine with it. At leas some. And those gamers later complain eventually about their choice. How the game is full of bugs. How it's not like the developer promised it. And so on. Well ... no shit. Games are known by now for having issues at release. That you should eventually wait for at least the first patch. But as long a large group of people pre-orders stuff, maybe even to get some of those super-hyped pre-order bonus-content-thingy developers and publishers will continue to throw out eventually unfinished games and eventually spending less time on optimization.
     
  15. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    889
    Jul 2, 2015
    Pre-ordering is only for those cases where you fail your saving throw against "hype." I've been around long enough, and learned enough about the nature of marketing that this very rarely happens (I think I've preordered/kickstarted like 4 games this century.) If they're not going to run out of copies (and they don't run out of copies of AAA games, particularly ones that have a digital release) don't preorder it.

    My general feelings towards Fallout 4 lean more towards "trepidation" than "excitement" anyway.
     
  16. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Comes with the Pipboy frame for you to wear, a manual for the Pipboy (dunno what's in here), plus a giant poster with all the perks on it.

    All inside a metal case.

    I got mine on pre-order.

    Worst comes to worst, I can always scalp it for high, high prices.

    Mwahahahahaha.
     
  17. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    You could also scalp the items separately for even higher prices. Seen it done.