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TOR CE Fuss About Nothing

Published by under Beta,Blog,Game Mechanics,news,Pre-Order,rumor,speculation on Jul. 29. 2011.

Before I get into this anyone who whines about the CE being too expensive and are from the US “SCREW YOU ALL”.


*Rant Set To Maximum*

You already have one, if not the lowest priced CE additions on earth how dare you. You only pay $150, I’m paying £129, which is around $200. And then I’m a lot better off than those poor Australians who have great trouble just getting the game and after import tax and such are looking at over $300. So, stop it, right now.

*End Rant*


Now to address all this bitching.

Everyone would like something for nothing, but it’s not going to happen any time soon as far as the gaming world is concerned. Do not clutter the forums with pointless posts asking why the standard addition does not has the same trinkets as the DD or CE does. Standard or Basic is just that you get what you pay for. Do not expect free gifts lavished on you when you are paying the very minimum amount  possible.


So what have you missed out on really ?


CE Only

Darth Malgus statue – This I do not care for, thought it will sit next to my R2D2 and my nodding Yoda on my desk. This aint going to ruin the game for anyone and it’s a major fluff item.


The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural – Another thing I can do well without. I will look at this only when the servers are down or in a break at work still not going to ruin the game for anyone that does not have this.


The Old Republic Galaxy Map – Another thing that is more fluff than useful. This will show up every time you use your ship not going to kill you not to own it.


Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD – Owning this ain’t going to make you OP. People who would care for this is over the top Star Wars nerds, and I ain’t one of them. (Fluff)


Security Authentication Key Fob – This is the only real useful item to come in the CE box-set. Yet this will become available to everyone by some means as security in an mmo’s is of great importance.


Exclusive Mouse Droid: A faithful droid to join you on your adventures. YaY for non combat pets. These type of things have been around for an age now and though this may be an exclusive to the CE box it does not say others like it may not come by the way of MT’s. These items above all open the door for MT’s to enter the game. Just remember I told you first (wink)


Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store – Nothing I see about this is going to give anyone an advantage. Raids and Warzones are going to pimp anything you may find in here. Cosmetic crap for those like me that like that stuff.


CE & DD Only


Flare Gun: Fires flares into the air – Woop for sparkles, nuff said.


HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer – The RPers dream and pixel perv’s fantasy. Mayor fluff factor that has no player advancement quality’s. Something that will get old real fast.


STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform): Sleek and unique in-game vehicle – Not faster not stronger than anything you can find in the world, just different.


HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures – At first this looks quite an odd thing to put in the DD and CE. This is kind of a screen shot kit that may be replaced by a single button click. Yet it may just have the cool factor. If this just happens to trigger every time you earn an achievement in-game. Something along the lines of Rift’s Twitter spam feeds we have all seen, just without the spam.


Training Droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance – Not sure on this one. Though it does not give you an advantage it may or may not help you in the very early levels but we have too little info on this. I do not see it replacing a companion or giving players an advantage.


All Pre-Orders


Early Game Access and as an added bonus you’ll receive a Color Stone to change your weapon effect! As we know now colour stones will come with stats. So this may well be the coolest item of them all. If we get stat on this little sucker we will have a much easier time than those that do not pre-order.

And the head start, stops you getting bottle-necked in some strange places, before the masses finally get their hands on the game. A real nice bonus for anyone who chucks coins at this baby early.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “TOR CE Fuss About Nothing”

  1. Dwismon 29 Jul 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Maybe I’ve just been lucky, but I haven’t seen any bitching about people becoming overpowered through the CE… Except some Mouthbreeder (not a misspell) on the forums who thought the CE store was something it clearly was not.
    Only Bitching and moaning I’ve seen has been about the price (and my own about gamestop not providing me with my preorder code).

    ..Dare i ask? Since you trash-talk everything in the CE, why did you order it? Personally I ordered it for the book n statue and the album. Maybe I’ve misread your post and you are only talking about how un-OP the CE makes you?

  2. MrWarlockon 29 Jul 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I got the CE like I do with all games, and the only good point is the Key Fob. Which I would recommend to anyone.
    And yes this is about how un-op CE and DD makes everyone.

  3. Mikroon 29 Jul 2011 at 1:57 pm

    @Dwism I think Warlcok just wanted to point out how items in the CE do not make you overpowered, which is something people have been complaining about on the forums. So I think it is not him not liking the items, bu t rather, him not liking people that say these items will give some kind of advantage in the game, which IMO they won’t.

  4. Zlattoon 29 Jul 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Nice rant Warlock.
    The CE makes you over-powered like attending Comic Con makes you over powered.
    Its an outlet for those who may want to have more ‘things’ about the game without really impacting the playing format.

    Now …. IF…..
    If could pull out the holo-dancer and leave it on the ground to distract sand ppl as I kill them from behind – maybe OP
    If there were bag space issues and the store allowed you to sell instantly like the WoW sales droid engineers could make – maybe OP
    If the flare gun broke stealth – maybe OP

    but like you said its a matter of fluff and toys not tactical advantages.

  5. grenithon 29 Jul 2011 at 4:21 pm

    The key-chain authenticator, imo, should have been included with every physical box, that is my only gripe with the pre order items really, and i have an adroid phone where i expect an app at launch for that.

    The price is just nuts tho 210~ dollars from scandinavian retailer before shipping, yeah dont think so, as for ordering from amazone, i prefer to support local business atm, being charged more just because you happen to live somewhere else bites, poor aussies.

  6. Swtorcrafteron 29 Jul 2011 at 9:34 pm

    /agree with Warlock

    none of this stuff makes me op but it does make me feel pretty inside? 😛