Pre-Purchase DetailsMarch 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 47 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg, video game
You know I didn’t actually buy any of the collector’s editions for Guild Wars. I didn’t think the custom emotes, the art book or the music was really worth it. Just not things I would enjoy over a long period of time.
That said I was very open to buying the Guild Wars 2 collector’s edition until today.
3 day head start
Digital Deluxe $80
Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill
Chalice of Glory
Tome of Influence
Collector’s Edition $150
10-inch figurine of Rytlock
112 page Making of Guild Wars 2 book
Custom Art Frame
Art Portfolio and Five Art Prints
Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD
I was really hoping for some character slots, or bank slots, or something that was useful over the long term. Books and art and one time use consumables don’t interest me at all. And maybe I still would have gotten it, if it wasn’t $150.
As with SWTOR it’s fine if you like the stuff they’re throwing in, but I’m not interested.
The digital deluxe version is slightly more intriguing but I’m still thinking it over. I didn’t end up getting the DD for SWTOR but I’ve been enjoying the game and haven’t regretted it at all. If that is anything to go by then maybe I shouldn’t get the DD.
But I’ll go ahead and explain why I’m personally (seriously, my own personal reasons) not impressed.
The soundtrack. Considering I’ll be listening to the in game music enough that I’m already sick of it, having a copy on hand doesn’t seem worth it. I’m sure many will never get sick of the music but I will.
Art prints and frame. I am a big fan of the art, every time I change my desktop or need an image for a blog post I go straight to Guild Wars 2 art. I’m over familiar with it and don’t particularly need it on my walls cluttering up my spiderman poster space.
Making of Guild Wars 2 book. I’ve been keeping track, thanks.
10-inch Rytlock. I’m just getting way too old for that sort of thing. I’m sure it looks fantastic and a lot of people would love it.
Tome of Influence. I have to wonder how much influence this grants and how useful it is. A one time use is a definite mark against it. If it’s a low amount of influence I’m sure it will help guilds when groups of people use it, but it’s nothing a few days of regular play in other guilds wouldn’t fix.
Chalice of Glory. Again, a one time use consumable to increase PvP glory only gives you a small headstart. I suppose it depends on how long it lasts and how much of an increase. Practically meaningless if you don’t PvP much.
Golem Banker. This would be fantastic if it wasn’t a one time use. 5 days? Really?
Rytlock miniature. Some people squee over miniatures, I mildly grin and move along. Making a choice to spend an extra 90 bucks or even 20 for the digital deluxe shouldn’t hinge on a single miniature.
Mistfire Wolf Elite skill. This to me is one of the few things I’m interested in. I really want it.
Hero’s band. At first this sounds great, and then you look at the stats. This is a very low level item that most characters would outgrow quickly. I can’t say by what level but I suppose you could trade around to all your low levels. Or I would hope so. Thankfully this is for anyone who preorders.
Beta Access. Again this is for anyone who pre-orders. Which means there are going to be craploads of people in beta events post April 10th.
3 day headstart. Yeah I guess I’d want in on this.
And that is my assessment of the collector’s edition items. I hated the SWTOR CE so this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. It’s just not worth it to me personally. Even buying the digital deluxe is questionable at this point, however I think I’m probably going to end up with it.
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