There will be multiple people that upload the entire DVD to ThePirateBay for backup purposes. Cause there are going to be many warped/cracked/broken DVDs due to people's initial excitement when opening up the box. I will probably personally put a torrent up as well. Just send me a PM in 3 months. Obviously you would still need your physical copy for codes. I am hoping that Steam is able to sell it on their website at launch, we got 3 months to find out. Because if you buy it on Steam, the registration code is shown right through your account. Don't need to download the game.
Edited, Jul 3rd 2010 9:42pm by Excenmille
I suppose it really would have to be for backup only purposes, as the DVD itself is fairly worthless.
I can't speak for EVERY MMO out there, but it's usually a couple of years into release before a MMO developer will release a downloadable version. It'd be nice if they did though.
Quick on the edit button there ^^ Edited, Jul 3rd 2010 6:45pm by Osarion