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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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