I'm a big Borderlands fan, I have been watching the game ever since its original announcement in GameInformer. I was then very disappointed when I saw the game take a dramatic artistic style change. But the whole idea of being able to loot millions of guns and have RPG elements in a shooter sounded like the coolest game ever. So I did get it eventually, and when I did, it did not disappoint one bit. The art style with its cartoony looks and humor fit perfectly, better than I could of ever imagined.
Once Borderlands 2 was announced I was extremely excited, and when that first trailer came out, I ended up watching it many times over the next coming days. When they announced the Limited Editions and I saw that chest, I was instantly sold on it. Next comes my mistake.
I have seen many limited editions of games in stores well after the game had been released, so to me a "limited edition" of a game is never quite a limited edition. It just is more of a special edition, that they make a ton of copies of, and they end up sitting in store shelves for a while. So I felt when pre-orders opened for Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chest "Limited Edition" I didn't have to rush to get it, I figured I'd get it sometime before September. I was on vacation when the pre-order was opened, and I never heard any news of it anywhere, nor was there any announcement saying it would happen on that day. If I had seen something I probably would of done it out of excitement, but I had figured the pre-orders would open up later sometime like July or August. So I was in no rush.
Of course by the time I notice that the Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chest edition was open for pre-order was about June 20th. Now by that time the pre-orders were sold out just about everywhere. Hearing from others it was sold out 2 days from the time it opened which was something like June 1st.
So here I was, 20 days after the pre-order opened and I'm without a pre-order. So I head on over to Amazon to do my pre-order and of course there's none available. So I start Googling around and find that they had sold out very quickly. I then head to the Gearbox Forums to whats going on.
And this is where my adventure starts. My goal: Get a Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chest Edition for PC. My Deadline: September 18th.