I am actually looking forward anxiously to getting mine. I've had the collectors editions of WoW in the past and while there is really nothing spectacular about them, I still enjoyed getting them. And I have definitely made use of the mousepads.
In this collectors edition I am looking forward to the journal, the security key and the early start. I've used a security key on WoW for 2-3 years now and it doesn't bother me at all having to put in that extra information. I have never been hacked (/knock on wood) and it really does make me feel safer using one.
The ingame hat is goofy, but I suppose useful. The certificate is kind of neat, but like you said, not something I'm likely to frame and hang on my wall! And the early start is always neat, in my opinion. Since you already have yours, can I ask a couple of questions?
1. The early in - is that part of the free 30 days play or is it an extra 7 days on top of the 30 free days?
2. As for the journal, I realize you talk about the pictures in it being small, so my quesiton is, How is it set up for use? Is it a lined journal for you to write in, or is it blank pages with the small pics in the upper/lower corner, or what? I was hoping it would be a decent writing journal so I can put info in it about the game. I like to write down people's names and my own character's information sometimes - basically just to keep notes on things. I usually do it though because I have several characters and it's nice to have it in front of you written down as to what they are and their abilities, etc. when you're playing a different one so you can maybe send them items that might be useful to them. However, in this game it looks like I'll only play 1-2 characters, in view of them insisting on only having 1 per account unless you pay more - I find that a bit ridiculous. I mean really, couldn't they at least allow 2-3 with the game and then charge for more??
Anyway, that is off subject. My package is on the way to my house but I won't be there to get it until after work, so I'm hoping they will just leave it at my door.
Was anyone else getting theirs in the mail and not able to be home to accept it and if so, did they go ahead and leave it without a signature, or did you get a note to pick it up or have it resent?
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