Nope, when you buy the boxed version of EQ2 you either buy the CD or the DVD version. You could if you had the time and bandwidth just try installing the trial, activate it, and let it download everything ...
Since you don't pay for the CD (if you do it's like 5 cents) you pay for the key you can download the DVD media off of a torrent and just use your credentials. Just make sure the DVD isn't already cracked.
Yeah, but even so, manufacters can send a cease and desist order to your ISP if they feel the need to, since they don't know if you own a key or not. Best bet is to contact the company and ask them to send you the DVD's.
uuh.... X..... last i've checked, with most online RPG's (or at least those of late), you have to have a valid CD key from the purchased product on your game account (or a main account when it comes to games such as City of Heroes/Villains, Auto Assault, Lineage 1/2, etc...). they have absolutely no way of knowing whether or not you purchased the DVD version. Just about all you ever really get with the DVD versions of games is something that didn't come with the CD version, but doesn't really give you an advantage either.
I'd say it's kinda up in the air. i mean you physically purchased a legal copy of the game, you have a CD key...... though we know how greedy some companies can get.
and as it's been said...... if you do download a DVD Version..... make sure it's the official discs, not a cracked version of it.