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Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC Physical $7.97 [gamestop.com]
Physical meaning you get a package with a Blizzard.net CD-Key and use of any included disc is completely optional.

Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector's Edition $49.99 [gamestop.com]
Full Legacy of the Void Game
StarCraft II Tech Manual
Behind the Scenes DVD
Soundtrack CD
Heroes of the Storm Hero (TBD)
Heroes of the Storm Voidseeker Mount
Hearthstone Legacy of the Void Cardback
World of Warcraft Archon Pet
D3 Probe Pet
D3 Protoss Transmog
3 x StarCraft II Portraits (Narud, Purifier Zealot, Void Thrasher)
1 Purifier Skin for StarCraft II Adept Unit
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#2
Interested in this but one question (the description has me a little bit confused) Does the 7.97 physical come with box art and the like along with the official disc or is it different than getting it retail?
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#3
When I got the 'physical' version of Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Storm, the include disc only contained battle.net software. There was a separate product key included for registering the game on battle.net.

Even the battle.net software on the disc was obviously outdated and needed to be updated, so it made sense to skip it and just download battle.net directly and just use the included key.

Basically, the 'physical' version did not turn out to be physical at all. It was really a digital key packaged with some useless stuff (a notepad etc.).

Not sure if that's the case here too, but thought I'll share my experience.
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Quote from pumpkinwhite View Post :
When I got the 'physical' version of Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Storm, the include disc only contained battle.net software. There was a separate product key included for registering the game on battle.net.

Even the battle.net software on the disc was obviously outdated and needed to be updated, so it made sense to skip it and just download battle.net directly and just use the included key.

Basically, the 'physical' version did not turn out to be physical at all. It was really a digital key packaged with some useless stuff (a notepad etc.).

Not sure if that's the case here too, but thought I'll share my experience.
Thanks for the clarification! I have a feeling it's gonna be similar to this then.
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#5
I am still laughing how Blizzard is getting away with their collector's editions. At least with other companies you are getting a paperweight dust collector, like a statues to some hero or a bust or whatever. Here you get some digital junk that cost 0, you won't be able to sell on eBay and may not even be applicable to you if you don't play any other games. WTF.
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#6
Is Heart of the Swarm an expansion, or the original game?
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#7
This is a great expansion, worth it.
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Quote from pumpkinwhite View Post :
When I got the 'physical' version of Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Storm, the include disc only contained battle.net software. There was a separate product key included for registering the game on battle.net.

Even the battle.net software on the disc was obviously outdated and needed to be updated, so it made sense to skip it and just download battle.net directly and just use the included key.

Basically, the 'physical' version did not turn out to be physical at all. It was really a digital key packaged with some useless stuff (a notepad etc.).

Not sure if that's the case here too, but thought I'll share my experience.
The CE of the Starcraft 2 games do come with physical bonuses. No statues, but you get the soundtrack on CD, art books and things like that.

Is it worth the $100 at release for the CE vs the regular edition? That's up to you.

I have all 3 CEs and personally love the extra goodies they come with. $50 for the CE is a bargain in my opinion.

In regard to the installation disc being out dated - that can be said about any modern game. Companies release updates and patches all the time so it makes sense that the disc needs to be updated.

The plus side to that is that if you're on metered internet or slow internet, you can install the bulk of the game and just get the patch(es) vs downloading everything.

Also, if you play other Blizzard games, the little bonuses are cool too. I love having the Protoss pet in Diablo 3. It's just cosmetic (mostly - it does pick up gold, but that's it) but it goes nicely with my Wizard's "Archon" mode =)

Quote from Gadget13 View Post :
Is Heart of the Swarm an expansion, or the original game?
My original statement was that you didn't, but I was incorrect.

You do need Wings of Liberty.
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Quote from VideoGameHunter View Post :
Interested in this but one question (the description has me a little bit confused) Does the 7.97 physical come with box art and the like along with the official disc or is it different than getting it retail?
It's a physical box with included discs and a CD key. The CD key can be used without the discs to add the software to your Blizzard account and download without discs, but it can be installed from the included discs and updated with patches as well.
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Last edited by nico07 September 6, 2016 at 08:41 AM
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collection been $49 a long long long long long long long long time

No one want to buy this garbage
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Quote from killdiablo View Post :
collection been $49 a long long long long long long long long time

No one want to buy this garbage
StarCraft 1 since a good game. but now StarCraft 2 is getting boring?. maybe I play too much legend of league? lol
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#12
If anyone is buying the CE for physical collectibles they don't own but already has LOTV and wants to sell their battle.net key, PM me.
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#13
Looking for LoTV! Not the collectors edition..
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#14
Good deal at 7.97 for Heart of the swarm, even if you buy the physical edition you still register your key online. Does require wings of liberty but it can be found for ~$10 often if you don't already own it.

Quote from yayanaji View Post :
StarCraft 1 since a good game. but now StarCraft 2 is getting boring?. maybe I play too much legend of league? lol
I believe the comment was referring to the price of the collectors edition, not the quality of the game itself.
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Last edited by bigmace September 6, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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What else do I need to buy to play Starcraft II if I buy Heart of the Swarm? Wings of Liberty?

What is LOTV? Another expansion?
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