I looked through some threads and didn't find the answers so:
If I want to get the items, does it matter if I pre-order from a real store instead of online? Does anyone know when pre-order ends? When they run outta copies, or what?
What exactly is this "Right of Passage" that you get with the CE? Something to do with the early access maybe?
Who calls them "Tumblers"? So crazy.
I agree that "right" of passage is correct - that it is a right to do something, but it's not literally a right. From looking at the CE online, it basically states that you will be getting an actual piece of paper - probably something you can hang on your wall like a poster - not something that gives you something special ingame. One site shows it as:
– Collector’s Edition preorders will include a reward code to receive an exclusive in-game item
, the Onion Helm
(an exclusive in-game item which accelerates character recovery after falling in battle).
•EARLY ACCESS – Play 8 days prior to the release of the Windows PC Standard Edition (timing of access subject to initial server capacity).
•BEHIND-THE-SCENES DVD – Get an insider look at the making of FINAL FANTASY XIV, with exclusive video content, interviews and more in this special documentary DVD.
•SECURITY TOKEN – A FINAL FANTASY XIV–branded Security Token for use with your regular password.
•TRAVEL JOURNAL – Record your travels in this beautifully bound journal filled with pages of never-before-seen concept art. •RIGHT OF PASSAGE – Redeem a voucher to receive your fully-personalized Right of Passage Certificate, each stamped with a unique serial number.
•AMANO COVER – Special PC Collector’s Edition illustration by renowned artist Yosh*taka Amano.
At least that is the way I take it - you send in a voucher (probably so you can list your character name and such to have it on your certificate)and then you'll receive it back in the mail with your personalized certificate stamped with a unique seriel number.
Of course I could be wrong, but like I said - that's what I take it to mean. And you'll notice that the only ingame item is listed as an "ingame" item.
In any event - can't wait to get mine!
OH, and if you are going to pre-order from a store, I would suggest Gamestop - they do this stuff all the time and usually have a midnight opening for big games that are coming out. I've been to them for whenever Wow has had it's midnight releases of its expansions and such. I should think this game would definitely be one they would have a midnight release of. Check with your local Gamestop. And even if they don't have a midnight release opening, they will be much more reliable for picking up a game than a non-gaming store like Best-Buy, Walmart or Target.
Gamestop advertises as follows: Pre-order Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition by Sep 21 at 11am CST with overnight shipping and get guaranteed delivery on the street date of Sep 22! If your product does not arrive on the street date, we will fully refund your shipping charge. Continental United States only. Must have Overnight Service available in your area. Offer void if you are unable to accept a delivery that was attempted. Not responsible for orders delayed due to inclement weather, incorrect address or credit card information. Edited, Aug 13th 2010 1:29pm by Mimotep Edited, Aug 13th 2010 1:32pm by Mimotep