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#1 Jun 30 2010 at 2:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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In case anyone was wondering what additional goodies you got other than a week head start.
http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q2-2010/063010a.html
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The Collector's Edition for Final Fantasy XIV will contain an impressive number of goodies for gamers who are interested in ponying up $75, which is $25 more than the standard box. The Collector's Edition includes:

# Early access, several days before the Standard Edition release
# A behind-the-scenes DVD
# A security token used to provide extra protection for the player's account
# A Final Fantasy XIV-branded tumbler (may only be in the European CE)
# A map of Eorzea, the land in which the game takes place
# A travel journal filled with concept art
# A guest pass that can be used to invite a friend to play for a limited time.

In addition, Collector's Edition pre-orders will include the Onion Helm, an in-game item that increases character recovery rates after dying in battle. Standard Edition pre-orders will include Garland Goggles, which increase the rate of a character's skill progression. All characters created by a player will receive these bonus items, and all new copies of Final Fantasy XIV will receive 30 days of free playtime.


Yeah, I may have to get it just for the Onion Helm, unless you get that in spite of the goggles. The goggles actually sound better.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 3:14pm by Harri
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#2 Jun 30 2010 at 2:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Actually, that's worded wrong.

All copies of the CE come with the code for the Onion Helm (or at least initial runs), but everyone who pre-orders whether it's the standard or collector's edition will get the goggles.
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#3 Jun 30 2010 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Pre-ordered for release day delivery from Amazon. <3
#4 Jun 30 2010 at 2:22 PM Rating: Good
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Tiael wrote:
Actually, that's worded wrong.

All copies of the CE come with the code for the Onion Helm (or at least initial runs), but everyone who pre-orders whether it's the standard or collector's edition will get the goggles.
Good to know. I'm on the fence since I assume we'll be able to use the security tokens from FFXI and don't really care about the extra DVD and literature. If you don't already have a token, the CE looks like a great deal.

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#5 Jun 30 2010 at 2:36 PM Rating: Good
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I've been trying forever to buy a FFXI Token, but could never figure it out... I won't get my CE until after Standard players are already playing, but the Token and logbook sold it for me.

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#6 Jul 01 2010 at 7:16 AM Rating: Default
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A behind-the-scenes DVD
# A security token used to provide extra protection for the player's account
# A Final Fantasy XIV-branded tumbler (may only be in the European CE)
# A map of Eorzea, the land in which the game takes place
# A travel journal filled with concept art
# A guest pass that can be used to invite a friend to play for a limited time.

In addition, Collector's Edition pre-orders will include the Onion Helm, an in-game item that increases character recovery rates after dying in battle. Standard Edition pre-orders will include Garland Goggles, which increase the rate of a character's skill progression.


My only question with this is, when the PS3 releases and/or pre-orders hit the shelves. Will they come with these items as well? Anyone know anything to confirm or deny?

I don't want to pre-order a game for the PC that I might never play on the PC, but those items look yummy.

I would get it for the PC but my machine isn't even close to capable. I might get a new machine sometime next year, but either way I'm looking at around March to get in the game.



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#7 Jul 01 2010 at 7:29 AM Rating: Good
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The free 30 days knocks $13 off the price basically. So you are really paying $12 for the collector's edition. I'd like a new token just for fear of the battery dying in my existing one. I'd hate to wait a week or more to get a new one delivered while I sit there not being able to log on.

I don't really care about all of the goofy ffxiv items like dvd's maps and log books - but I'm sure as the game gets close to relase I will be more than willing to pay the equivalent of $12 to play 8 days early. **** that's less than $1.50 per day to get started early on the game I have been waiting for for over a year.

All that to say I plan on pre-ordering the collectors edition pronto. My only question is who do I pre-order with to ensure that I get to play the game on the 22nd of September? Do I use a local game store, or do I use an online vendor? If I order online how to they ensure that I receiver the game on my doorstep the day of release? Sorry for all of these questions - but I have never pre-ordered a video game before.

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The free 30 days knocks $13 off the price basically. So you are really paying $12 for the collector's edition.
Both versions should come with the free 30 days. If not, then that's really f'd up in my opinion. Has there ever been an MMO that didn't include the first month free?

EDIT: Looks like it will be. Just look at the official site. Underneath both versions:

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#9 Jul 01 2010 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I just got back from our local Gamestop and reserved my copy of the Deluxe Edition. I'm actually glad that the security token is part of that edition.
#10 Jul 01 2010 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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I may get a collector's edition because it'd just feel wrong getting standard after sooo much anticipation building up to this game. I just hope that the collector's does include the goggles. They sound neat, and the onion helm looks silly (though it'll be fun to throw on in a year or two's time just to say haha).

Also the buddy pass is pretty nice, my friend want's to have a try of the game. The travel journal sounds nice as well, I'm definitely a fan of FFXIV's art style. Also, the DVD would be interesting to check out I suppose.

The right of passage thing, I'm not entirely sure how that'll work - redeem a voucher? Is this an ingame item? Oh, and the security token. Heh... I deactivated mine on FFXI because I was so sick of typing in the number everytime, but I suppose I may reuse it for XIV (characters may be vulnerable at the start of the game to exploits I suppose?).

Plus you get a special box! And the rights to say "ooooh I have the collectors edition". :3

I think it'd be worth the extra dollars, for me personally.
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#11 Jul 01 2010 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
I'll probably be pre-ordering the CE next month...there's a Gamestop on my way home from work but the way things went down yesterday if I had to decide today with any finality whether or not I'd be buying the game, I wouldn't be buying it. I'm going to give it a month and see how I feel about it, but I'm starting to get a sinking suspicion that XIV is going to be seen by SE as a cash cow and not a game.

Love them or hate them, at least Blizzard keeps the bonus goodies from impacting performance and if we're already looking at bonus items that affect gameplay, I'm not sure I want to see what the Crysta Currency options are going to provide.
#12 Jul 01 2010 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
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I just hope that the collector's does include the goggles. They sound neat, and the onion helm looks silly (though it'll be fun to throw on in a year or two's time just to say haha).
You get the goggles from either version, as long as you pre-order.
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#13 Jul 01 2010 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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Think I might cancel my SCII preorder and get the FFXIV CE instead.
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Is it possible to use other security tokens instead of the official FFXIV one? I have an RSA SecurID token that I use for work, and I'm wondering if it will work for FFXIV. If it does work, then that would push me to just buying the standard edition.
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Cyiode wrote:
Is it possible to use other security tokens instead of the official FFXIV one? I have an RSA SecurID token that I use for work, and I'm wondering if it will work for FFXIV. If it does work, then that would push me to just buying the standard edition.


I think I read something about this on the FFXI forum like last year concerning the Blizzard token. From what I remember all of those tokens are actually made by the same company (the ones that look the same, at least...not sure about the one you use for work) and every one of them work anywhere any of them are used.

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#16 Jul 01 2010 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Seems I am wrong on the goggles being for all pre-orders.

On the official site it lists goggles as a pre-order item for the standard edition of the game, and the Onion Helm for pre-order item (not a code included with the game) of the collector's edition of the game.

So the CE is awesome, but the goggles sound better.
So pre-order both?

I just hope when the PS3 version releases they'll have the goggles and/or helm as well :/
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#17 Jul 01 2010 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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I'm hanging out with a friend later today and on the way I am stopping by Gamestop and reserving my CE copy. I'm all hyped up now that we have an official release date.
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#18 Jul 01 2010 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
Not to be debbie downer, but pre-ordering giving you an item that lets you skill up faster sits bad with me. It smells of trading game balance for cash and that's the sort of precedent I do not like.
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#19 Jul 01 2010 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
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Not to be debbie downer, but pre-ordering giving you an item that lets you skill up faster sits bad with me. It smells of trading game balance for cash and that's the sort of precedent I do not like.


That was the first thing I thought as well, and I assume and really hope that it is mostly just a cosmetic item, with a very small temporary beneficial effect.
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digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Not to be debbie downer, but pre-ordering giving you an item that lets you skill up faster sits bad with me. It smells of trading game balance for cash and that's the sort of precedent I do not like.


Would you be angry if they gave starting characters a chance to get a slightly less powerful item via guildleve?


either way I agree that something like that would be too much of an advantage...I mean CE users are already getting a head start playing the game, now they also have items that help them achieve it quicker.

Edited, Jul 1st 2010 2:04pm by burtonsnow
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Is it possible to use other security tokens instead of the official FFXIV one? I have an RSA SecurID token that I use for work, and I'm wondering if it will work for FFXIV. If it does work, then that would push me to just buying the standard edition.


Probably not. I mean all those tokens each have their own id and are assigned to one account. Unless you want the possibility of some kind of security breach to your work account, you wouldn't want to assign the same token to two completely unrelated things.

Also don't think SE would be willing to assign your account to a user provided token.

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digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Not to be debbie downer, but pre-ordering giving you an item that lets you skill up faster sits bad with me. It smells of trading game balance for cash and that's the sort of precedent I do not like.
Yeah, I don't like this tactic either but it seems to be getting more and more common to give out these extra in-game bonuses with pre-orders even on regular console games. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 for example. Pre-order copies got codes to use extra characters like Juggernaut that weren't available at all in the regular game. At least not until a month or two where they made them available as DLC and you had to pay for them.
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Tiael wrote:
Actually, that's worded wrong.

All copies of the CE come with the code for the Onion Helm (or at least initial runs), but everyone who pre-orders whether it's the standard or collector's edition will get the goggles.


I can't even describe to you how awesome a Lalafell will look with both the goggles and the helm. Like some sort of wacked out midget WWI german biker.

For me, I quit FFXI before the security token system came along, so the CE is a great deal. Not only do I get the cool extras like the signed book and DVD, but I actually want the security token (I have a Blizzard Authenticator and it's the best 6 bucks I've ever spent). On top of that I get some in game extras that might or might not be very useful, but will certainly look awesome.

And oh yea, I get to play early, too. BONUS. usually I fine Collector's Editions to be kind of crappy and not worth the money, but this is a definite winner. Do want the tumbler though. Perfect to hold my sipping vodka while I adventure.

Edited, Jul 1st 2010 2:10pm by KarlHungis
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I can't even describe to you how awesome a Lalafell will look with both the goggles and the helm. Like some sort of wacked out midget WWI german biker.


Wouldn't those both be classified as hats? At least in FFXI, I couldn't wear both. Would those be two different equipment slots? Because I agree, wearing goggles/glasses/monocle and a helm/hat would be awesome and make me happier.
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digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Not to be debbie downer, but pre-ordering giving you an item that lets you skill up faster sits bad with me. It smells of trading game balance for cash and that's the sort of precedent I do not like.


It kind of depends. What if it gives a one hour buff, once a week? What if it turns out that skill is incredibly easy to get, and it's only character levels or loot that are in some demand?

Also, keep in mind the reason they do this stuff (pre order bonuses). It's really important for them to get a lot of pre orders so that they can safely print a lot of copies of the game, have an idea of how many servers they need at launch, and demonstrate to outlets like Gamestop, Wal-Mart, or whoever else, that their game has a really strong buzz and should be given prime shelf space and promotion. These are factors that make the game better for every one, not just those who pre order, so giving people a minor incentive to help things along is serving the needs of every one, to some extent.
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I can't even describe to you how awesome a Lalafell will look with both the goggles and the helm. Like some sort of wacked out midget WWI german biker.


Wouldn't those both be classified as hats? At least in FFXI, I couldn't wear both. Would those be two different equipment slots? Because I agree, wearing goggles/glasses/monocle and a helm/hat would be awesome and make me happier.


That's entirely possible. In Everquest there was a separate "face" slot for masks, monocles, and such, but I don't recall seeing such a slot on the paper doll for FFXIV (though I also didn't look that closely). I do remember that there are 4(!!!) ring slots now, so I wouldn't be that surprised if they added an extra "face" slot, which could also be used for tattoos, face rings, etc. Just as long as they don't include an equippable bushy mustache. That would be pretty disturbing on a Miqo'te.
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Tiael wrote:
Actually, that's worded wrong.

All copies of the CE come with the code for the Onion Helm (or at least initial runs), but everyone who pre-orders whether it's the standard or collector's edition will get the goggles.


I can't even describe to you how awesome a Lalafell will look with both the goggles and the helm. Like some sort of wacked out midget WWI german biker.

For me, I quit FFXI before the security token system came along, so the CE is a great deal. Not only do I get the cool extras like the signed book and DVD, but I actually want the security token (I have a Blizzard Authenticator and it's the best 6 bucks I've ever spent). On top of that I get some in game extras that might or might not be very useful, but will certainly look awesome.

And oh yea, I get to play early, too. BONUS. usually I fine Collector's Editions to be kind of crappy and not worth the money, but this is a definite winner. Do want the tumbler though. Perfect to hold my sipping vodka while I adventure.

Edited, Jul 1st 2010 2:10pm by KarlHungis


The NA site doesn't list the tumbler in the CE, so it seems we're losing some things from JP to NA.
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tbh I wouldn't be surprised if these goggles / hat became available later down the track (that is if they're genuinely useful). If not, uh, cosmetic item that you'll wear around for a few days before relegating it to the back of storage? Heck it might only effect you for the first 5-10 levels or something.

The items sound too good to simply be given away from pre-ordering. SE are going to get major hate if everybody who had the luxury of preordering got to get items that they can use forever.

Also I don't think SE would of gone to all the effort to make all the (presumably) numerous pretty head-wear throughout the game just to release 2 pre-order items that are gonna see more use :q

I don't like the strategy either but... we shouldn't look at every money-making attempt as EVIL OMG MONEY GRABBERS. Games aren't as profitable anymore as they were a few years ago, at least not in the conventional ways. They have to use these 'tricks' to actually split a profit.

My only concern is that the items will be too good and I'll wanna keep them on me wherever I go. Am happy with purely cosmetic plz SE /
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tbh I wouldn't be surprised if these goggles / hat became available later down the track (that is if they're genuinely useful). If not, uh, cosmetic item that you'll wear around for a few days before relegating it to the back of storage? Heck it might only effect you for the first 5-10 levels or something.

The items sound too good to simply be given away from pre-ordering. SE are going to get major hate if everybody who had the luxury of preordering got to get items that they can use forever.

Also I don't think SE would of gone to all the effort to make all the (presumably) numerous pretty head-wear throughout the game just to release 2 pre-order items that are gonna see more use :q

I don't like the strategy either but... we shouldn't look at every money-making attempt as EVIL OMG MONEY GRABBERS. Games aren't as profitable anymore as they were a few years ago, at least not in the conventional ways. They have to use these 'tricks' to actually split a profit.

My only concern is that the items will be too good and I'll wanna keep them on me wherever I go. Am happy with purely cosmetic plz SE /
Yeah, with the way they talk about this game, I don't think things like skilling up is going to be the grind it was in FFXI where people would kill or pay 1,000,000 gil for a 0.5% boost to something.

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I'll probably be pre-ordering the CE next month...there's a Gamestop on my way home from work but the way things went down yesterday if I had to decide today with any finality whether or not I'd be buying the game, I wouldn't be buying it. I'm going to give it a month and see how I feel about it, but I'm starting to get a sinking suspicion that XIV is going to be seen by SE as a cash cow and not a game.

Love them or hate them, at least Blizzard keeps the bonus goodies from impacting performance and if we're already looking at bonus items that affect gameplay, I'm not sure I want to see what the Crysta Currency options are going to provide.



Geez, I go on vacation for a week, and the whole XIV world goes topsy turvy Smiley: yikes

Aur saying he'll probably not play, release date roughly 3 months away, ps3 released at a different time than PC. I can't leave you people alone for even a few days apparently! Smiley: grin


The whole Sept. release date is obviously a push forward. A major one. We all know what SE's been saying about wanting a longer beta blah blah. All the PS3 rage is understandable. I was planning myself on buying PS3 first, as my PC is getting a bit aged (but still xiv ready).

But I have to assume that the PS3 was going to land in early '11 the whole time, in light of this news.

I don't really agree that there should be performance enhancing items sold with the game either. The goggles seem like way too much. The hat seems acceptable. Lesser KO time isn't going to give anyone a major advantage.
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I'm guessing the Garland Goggles is going to be a limited use item, like you get 5 charges out of it and that's it. This seems like what SE typically does, like the anniversary ring in FFXI.

It just doesn't make sense to give a much better item for pre-ordering the standard edition as opposed to pre-ordering the collectors edtion
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I'm guessing the Garland Goggles is going to be a limited use item, like you get 5 charges out of it and that's it. This seems like what SE typically does, like the anniversary ring in FFXI.

It just doesn't make sense to give a much better item for pre-ordering the standard edition as opposed to pre-ordering the collectors edtion


As a counterpoint: Tidal Talisman. $40~ bought you an item you can use forever.

Still, we won't know till we see it.

EDIT: Before anyone else says it... is everyone basically hoping "The goggles, they do nothing"?

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I don't even care all that much what the goggles do... They look cool. :x
I'd keep using 'em even if any charges or usefulness was long gone.
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EDIT: Before anyone else says it... is everyone basically hoping "The goggles, they do nothing"?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFZh92MUOY

LOL when I read that, the scene from the Simpsons came to mind.

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I would choose the Onion Helm over the goggles for looks, Onion Knight from FFIII is one of my favorite jobs, it's too bad you don't get both for pre-ordering the CE though.

Though it's a moot point since I'm waiting for the PS3 version.
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I would choose the Onion Helm over the goggles for looks, Onion Knight from FFIII is one of my favorite jobs, it's too bad you don't get both for pre-ordering the CE though.

Though it's a moot point since I'm waiting for the PS3 version.


It's possible they could do like DDO and have eyepiece and headpiece in separate slots.
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Aur saying he'll probably not play,



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Mikhalia wrote:
Tiael wrote:
I would choose the Onion Helm over the goggles for looks, Onion Knight from FFIII is one of my favorite jobs, it's too bad you don't get both for pre-ordering the CE though.

Though it's a moot point since I'm waiting for the PS3 version.


It's possible they could do like DDO and have eyepiece and headpiece in separate slots.


Not talking about wearing both at the same time though, you get one if you pre-order the Standard edition of the game and the other if you pre-order the Collector's Edition.

Unless you pre-order both you won't get both items.
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digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:


Aur saying he'll probably not play,



waitwat


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Tiael wrote:
I would choose the Onion Helm over the goggles for looks, Onion Knight from FFIII is one of my favorite jobs, it's too bad you don't get both for pre-ordering the CE though.

Though it's a moot point since I'm waiting for the PS3 version.


It's possible they could do like DDO and have eyepiece and headpiece in separate slots.


Not talking about wearing both at the same time though, you get one if you pre-order the Standard edition of the game and the other if you pre-order the Collector's Edition.

Unless you pre-order both you won't get both items.


I just read it again and... that's pretty dumb. I'd rather have the collector's edition than the standard edition for the behind the scenes stuff and art stuff (same reason I buy any CE version) but then that means I don't get something that comes with the standard edition? It seems odd that people who are willing to pay -more- are going to -not- get an item.

Without regard to the whole "Is this RMT or not?" thing, that just strikes me as odd.
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#40 Jul 01 2010 at 6:15 PM Rating: Good
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I'm guessing the Garland Goggles is going to be a limited use item, like you get 5 charges out of it and that's it. This seems like what SE typically does, like the anniversary ring in FFXI.

It just doesn't make sense to give a much better item for pre-ordering the standard edition as opposed to pre-ordering the collectors edtion



This is a very good point. Nice non knee-jerk reaction. Smiley: grin
#41 Jul 01 2010 at 6:26 PM Rating: Good
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It's been a few years now since I stopped playing FFXI and MMO's in general. The more and more I read about this one the more I'm remembering all the good times I had with XI. I'm sure I'm going to end up pre-ordering the Collector's Edition no mater what. Hopefully Star Ocean: TLH will keep me entertained until this makes it out.
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#42 Jul 01 2010 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
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yea, I assume the Garland Goggles are going to be a limited use charged item. When Aion first came out the people who pre-ordered it got a very similar item that increased experience and only had 5 charges to it before it was used up.

This is probably just like that...but with the added "look I'm wearing goggles!" factor.

Onion Helmet all the way though! I'd want it even if it did nothing haha.
#43 Jul 01 2010 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
Security token, onion helm, 8 days early, pre order goggles... Couldn't resist, I preordered CE at Amazon and payed for release date delivery. Now lets see if the release date changes...
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#45 Jul 02 2010 at 3:19 AM Rating: Good
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The CE is very appealing to me but if the goggles only come with the SE then the SE is what I'll be preordering.
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#46 Jul 02 2010 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Main reason I got the CE is to get the buddy pass for a friend. The onion helm and goggles are a bonus.

I've been wondering if the security token will be pointless for people who have one from XI. Guess we'll find out.
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Think I'll buy the collectors edition even though I cant play it on a PC, not only for the extra goodies, but really.. just to have.
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#48 Jul 02 2010 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
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All that to say I plan on pre-ordering the collectors edition pronto. My only question is who do I pre-order with to ensure that I get to play the game on the 22nd of September? Do I use a local game store, or do I use an online vendor? If I order online how to they ensure that I receiver the game on my doorstep the day of release? Sorry for all of these questions - but I have never pre-ordered a video game before.


Someone probably answered you already and I missed it I'm sure. Either way I ordered the Collector's Edition through a local Gamestop I frequent far to often. Was told I get to pick it up on the 22nd. Hope that helps.
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