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FireFoxx80
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.03.14 20:53:00 - [1]
 

Has anyone got hold of the Apocrypha Box yet?

I've just ordered it for my brother, but he's keen to get started ASAP, so I'm wondering if:

a) Is the DVD special at all? Or can my brother just download the Eve Client in advance, and save himself a 2h patch download.

b) Is the account creation anything special? Or can he create an account in advance and use the 60d GTC when the box arrives (note, not sure whether this invalidates the special shuttle).

Any help appreciated.

Zurioc
Posted - 2009.03.14 20:55:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Zurioc on 14/03/2009 20:56:21
Yeah you can download and such, But yeah you lsoe the "bonuses" of creating the account with the code from the retail box.

could always create a trial account do the tutorial and get used to the game, And then create a proper account and start fresh when the box arrives.

Armoured C
Gallente
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2009.03.14 20:56:00 - [3]
 

pacth up a client but dont start a account you use it in conjunction with the time card you get in the box

Xenoxide
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.03.14 22:02:00 - [4]
 

The DVD is out of date, so he should get started downloading the Apocrypha client.

He has two options:

1. Get 21 day trial on a new account, then use the 60 day card from the box. This will give him 81 days and nothing else.
2. Wait, don't start a trial, and use the 60 day card on a new account. This will give him the Special Edition shuttle and the increased faction standins.

Sirani
Posted - 2009.03.14 22:05:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Armoured C
pacth up a client but dont start a account you use it in conjunction with the time card you get in the box


people need to stop propogating this. it's not a patch, you are not downloading an entire 2gig patch on top of the already 2gig game for a total of 4gigs worth of EVE, the "patch" is just an entire new EVE client. the "patch" is just re-downloading the client if you have the old one installed, be it classic or premium.

Armoured C
Gallente
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2009.03.14 22:12:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Sirani
Originally by: Armoured C
pacth up a client but dont start a account you use it in conjunction with the time card you get in the box


people need to stop propogating this. it's not a patch, you are not downloading an entire 2gig patch on top of the already 2gig game for a total of 4gigs worth of EVE, the "patch" is just an entire new EVE client. the "patch" is just re-downloading the client if you have the old one installed, be it classic or premium.


erm the person recieveng the box doesnt have the client installed so installing it before he get the box is samrt please go sit outside and let the big boys talk for a minute.

Sephrin
Minmatar
Zombicidal Mania
Penumbra Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.15 01:55:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Sirani
Originally by: Armoured C
pacth up a client but dont start a account you use it in conjunction with the time card you get in the box


people need to stop propogating this. it's not a patch, you are not downloading an entire 2gig patch on top of the already 2gig game for a total of 4gigs worth of EVE, the "patch" is just an entire new EVE client. the "patch" is just re-downloading the client if you have the old one installed, be it classic or premium.


Uhh tell that to my 4.7GB eve directory.

This is a major content release with lots of new flashy graphics the 1.2 GB patch is mostly all additional data, so yes it is 2gb on top of 2GB.

Although the entire client download is only 1.9GB so i would pick one of those up as a backup.

FireFoxx80
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.03.15 12:25:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: FireFoxx80 on 15/03/2009 12:25:19
Ok, seems the best option is to download and install fresh client from E-O.

Then use the included 60d GTC to open a new account. Don't create a trial account in advance, as that means you won't be able to claim the extras (Standing, Shuttle, etc).

Agreed?

PS. Huge thanks for answers so far. Goes to show that us veterans don't know everything.

Armoured C
Gallente
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2009.03.15 12:32:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: FireFoxx80
Edited by: FireFoxx80 on 15/03/2009 12:25:19
Ok, seems the best option is to download and install fresh client from E-O.

Then use the included 60d GTC to open a new account. Don't create a trial account in advance, as that means you won't be able to claim the extras (Standing, Shuttle, etc).

Agreed?

PS. Huge thanks for answers so far. Goes to show that us veterans don't know everything.


yes you are correct


now spread your love on eve in a non sexual way

Don Chitolito
Posted - 2009.03.15 13:06:00 - [10]
 

He should start his alt account before his primary account NOW!


 

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