I want to be excited about the special items for collector's edition, pre-ordering, and the ffxiii code redemption. Obviously, without having played the game, I can't say how good various things will be, but maybe some others have insights into them.
The Garlond Goggles seem to me, by far, to be the best item out there. Regardless of the level of the boost, any nudge in progressing is enough to make me pay my $75 sooner rather than later.
The Asuran Armguards puzzle me a bit. The only description I've read of what they do is "improve the effectiveness of tools." My presumption is that this relates to gathering and crafting tradeskills, but maybe it's translated poorly and is meant to include weapons? While I imagine I'll take up crafting in some capacity, if the item is for tradeskill benefit only, it seems less fun to me.
The Onion Helm seems of dubious value. Anyone have any insight with respect to how KO and recovery works? I figure I'll purchase the collector's edition for the inclusion of the security token and for the early play, but I'm interested if anyone knows anything that can get me excited about the in-game item.
I like the use of in-game items!