So as most of you probably know, Guild Wars 2 is now live and has hit stores, but if you’re a really big Guild Wars fan and you want some extra goodies, then this is what you should be buying. Now I personally don’t care much for the Collector’s Edition box of games, especially since most cost an outrageous amount of money, I could still see why some people would get it, and would not mind spending some extra bucks to complete their Guild Wars 2 experience.
The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition costs a whopping $150.00, but if you really want this and think it’s worth it, then by all means, buy it. As every other game out there, you can buy the regular game alone for $60.00. If you want something extra, then for $80.00 you can get the Guild Wars 2 Deluxe Edition which includes the following items. Note that these items are not real-life items, but are in-game extras and such to increase your experience or make it more easier.
- Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill. This is just a spell that lets you temporarily summon a Mistfire Wolf to aid you in combat.
- Miniature Rytlock. This is a companion that accompanies your character throughout the game.
- Golem Banker. Basically just a golem banker like the title says, but you have access to a bank by summoning him from anywhere for five days.
- Chalice of Glory. With its one-time use, this chalice grants you extra glory.
- Tome of Influence. This is also a one-time use that boosts your guilds influence.
I present to you, the very useless, Mini Rytlock!
The Collector’s Edition has these same exact in-game items. It offers more than just that though. Here are the extras in the Collector’s Edition. These are all physical items.
- 10-inch Figurine of Rytlock. I guess you can use this as a paper weight.
- 112-page Making of Guild Wars 2 book. This actually sounds pretty cool and would seem like an interesting read.
- Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD. I guess this is pretty cool if you can’t get enough of the in-game soundtrack and want to listen to it in your car?
- Art Portfolio and Five Art Prints. This one would actually be something nice to look at. I’ve always loved looking at all the hand-drawn art.
- Custom Art Frame. Please don’t put your family photos in this.
Well there you have it, the Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition. For $150.00, it seems pretty useless, and most of the in-game stuff expires pretty quickly and you probably will forget about your in-game wolf pet or mini rytlock. If you have extra money to spend then you should go treat yourself and deck out your room with a chick magnet Guild Wars theme.
In all seriousness, I’m not trying to bash on Guild Wars 2 or anything, I just think that any game that comes out with a $100.00 or more Collector’s Edition or whatever you want to call it is usually a waste of money with a bunch of extra useless figurines and books that you’re never going to read and I promise you that.
Other than that, go enjoy Guild Wars 2. It’s definitely a great game, and with all the new features, it will keep you occupied for a long time.