The lady at eb games told me to come around 5 and 6 to get a number so at midnight i could just come right in. The problem is most people dont pay the full amount when pre-ordering only a deposit. So I get there at 5 and the line up is at least 2 hours long and the lady working said this is normal.
I personally dont get the point of lining up at 5 for 2 hours. Id rather just line up at 11 and only have to make one trip, not two.
In Edmonton, there may (typically) be no point.
Whole point of the ticket system is so, if they get 30 copies and 40 people stand in line, you know you'll get a copy.