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#1 Sep 09 2009 at 1:56 AM Rating: Good
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I have never bought a Collector's Edition for any game, mainly because the extra content isn't all that interesting, or not worth the extra 20-30+ dollars. Some of the CE's merchandise is total garbage. One only needs to read through a few of the 1 star player reviews of most CE's on Amazon.com for proof. If SE were to put some heart and soul into a FFXIV Collector's Edition, I would probably buy it.
Bioware seems to have put a little work into their CE for Dragon Age: Origins. With it, you get: "a tin game case, a bonus content CD, a cloth game map, four pieces of in-game content and an unlockable item for 'Mass Effect 2.'"
Exluding the item for Mass Effect 2, all of those extras for FFXIV would satisfy most of my desires. Since Nobuo Uematsu is composing all of the music for XIV, it would be nice to include a CD of the soundtrack. I know a few people who wouldn't mind that.

I'll end with a couple questions...

1) Would you buy a FFXIV Collector's Edition, if SE made one available, and it was worth the extra cash?

2) What kind of things would you like to see in a Collector's Edition?

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Edited, Sep 9th 2009 6:32pm by TheJollyjokers
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#2 Sep 09 2009 at 7:42 AM Rating: Excellent
1)sure (I bought XII's after all)
************ strat guide/maps, music, in-game items (even if they're just "hey, I've been here since day 1" type of things), tidus voodoo doll, dog tag, etc. I'm not too picky as long as it's not outrageously expensive.
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#3 Sep 09 2009 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
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WHAT ABOUT MOOGLE NIGHT VISION GOGGLES?! FFXIV: Prestige Edition
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#4 Sep 09 2009 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
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Professor shintasama wrote:
tidus voodoo doll


I thought about plush Tarutaru/Lalafel dolls, but realisticly, I'd probably just give it away to some girl, or kid.
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#5 Sep 09 2009 at 1:14 PM Rating: Good
TheJollyjokers wrote:
Professor shintasama wrote:
tidus voodoo doll


I thought about plush Tarutaru/Lalafel dolls, but realisticly, I'd probably just give it away to some girl, or kid.
I was thinking something more along the lines of: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/8/26/
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#6 Sep 09 2009 at 1:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'd rather the FFXIV CE have some neat exclusive in-game items than some cheap novelty itmes.
#7 Sep 09 2009 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
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Professor shintasama wrote:
1)sure (I bought XII's after all)
2)non-sh*tty strat guide/maps, music, in-game items (even if they're just "hey, I've been here since day 1" type of things), tidus voodoo doll, dog tag, etc. I'm not too picky as long as it's not outrageously expensive.


That's pretty much my sentiment. I'm a sucker for in game items...especially ones that make me feel uber for having been one of the special first players in the game.
#8 Sep 09 2009 at 5:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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In game items would be the kicker for me too.

I was always jealous of the moogle wand of FFXI! Was so cute! :)
#9 Sep 09 2009 at 7:42 PM Rating: Good
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Joke Response: Replica Galka Subligar, Brady Games Strategy Guide, FFXI Vana'diel Collector's Edition 2010, and Potion drink.

Actual Response: Music Soundtrack of FFXIV, Map of Haedelyn with useful points of interest, Aetheryte statue, and maybe for fun, a Moogle Hat. ;)
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#10 Sep 10 2009 at 4:54 AM Rating: Good
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Mykha wrote:
I'd rather the FFXIV CE have some neat exclusive in-game items than some cheap novelty itmes.


Would you prefer in game cheap novelty items then? Because that's all it'll be. Just an item to show everyone around you that you spent an extra 20-30 dollars for the **** of it.

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#11 Sep 10 2009 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Beats showing people cheap irl novelty items that have no meaning to them.
#12 Sep 10 2009 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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i like a lot of art books that come with CE games... as long as the CE doesn't JUST include the art book... yeah i like them but they are not worth 20-30 dollars more alone... i'de like to see an art book, that soundtrack cd sounded like a good idea, some additional in game content (items, or exclusive area maybe, or special mount...) some sort of poster. a plush or accessory or something would be nice as long as it did not suck...

any combination of these things really not necessarily all, like i said as long as its not JUST an art book.

a guide isn't really that important to me... especially for an mmo things change too drastically and a guide becomes obsolete making the only use for it to be the pretty pictures, which would be included in the art book i mentioned above.
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#13 Sep 10 2009 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
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I would pay 30 dollors if it included an in game banana hammock for my Roegadyn ... i'd be so sexafied I would make the dodos go extinct all over again.
#14 Sep 11 2009 at 2:39 AM Rating: Good
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I'd definitely buy the CE of this game if there will be one. I always buy the CE of games I'm highly anticipating, unless they are blatant ripoffs.

Things that I love included are soundtracks, posters, comic or art books, bonus in game items, and an awesome case of course. In game items (for MMOs) and posters are probly my favorite, though.

It's way better though when they really make it worth it and give you something really unique that isn't done often. Plushies, action figures, and batarangs are extra cool compared to anything else included. Just something that really signifies the game and is fun to show off.
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#15 Sep 11 2009 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh, a guaranteed spot in beta would be a huge plus for me as well...
#16 Sep 11 2009 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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I'd totally get one. I might even pay my sister, mother, father, grandmother, dog to get one to so I can resell them for inflated rates later depending on how many were made.

Common things to find in a lot of collector's editions are like soundtracks, art books, guides, and small plush stuff. I'm happy with any of this, but I'd probably like the plushie more. It's also good, maybe even required to have some sort of in game item that doesn't effect gameplay. WoW CEs have exclusive in game pets that you can only get with the collectors edition. So in FFXIV maybe a piece of novelty equipment or something like that.

Generally something that you can't copy/rip off somewhere else. Anyone can download the sound track, pull guides from the internet, or look at art online. People can't really make their own in game item.

#17 Sep 11 2009 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd buy it if it came with a real moogle...or at least a real moogle's bon-bon.
#18 Sep 11 2009 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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One way to entice people to buy a FFXIV CE would be to include a free 1-?? month subscription card. I'd be sold.
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#19 Sep 11 2009 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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TheJollyjokers wrote:
One way to entice people to buy a FFXIV CE would be to include a free 1-?? month subscription card. I'd be sold.


Yeah, that's the ticket! Spend an extra 30 dollars, receive 2 months free! (a $25 value!!!!) :P


I doubt I'd do any CE, but if I did, it would be for ingame trinkets. If I'm gonna spend my money on junk, it might as well be virtual junk. That way it doesn't clutter up the place, and I can show it off to the only people who might care.
#20 Sep 11 2009 at 9:36 PM Rating: Good
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sirhenrywalton wrote:
I would pay 30 dollors if it included an in game banana hammock for my Roegadyn ... i'd be so sexafied I would make the dodos go extinct all over again.


YES! DO WANT

Other than that 2 disc CD for the music and a Artbook.

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#21 Sep 11 2009 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I think it'd be pretty sweet to have a cloth map of the region/world included. I'd rather have quirky, real life things like that instead of in-game items, personally.
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