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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:06AM (Unverified) said

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Going to play the angry EU costumer card, and say; $150 sounds fine for a CE of this magnitude $213, however, does not.

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 2:24PM Zal said

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That was the thought process I went through. I'm not paying $200+ but if it was at the current conversation rate and costed about £90 that would have made me genuinely consider it.

However just because that was the right choice for me doesn't mean it's right for everyone. I'm a broke ass University student so £130 for me is a lot of money. Money that could go on other things... like food. If you can afford that and you want it then cool, whatever floats your boat.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:07AM Lordkrall said

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I would easily pay $150 IF that was all I needed to pay. I would however never pay that much for something that I still have to pay for each month.

So if that is the pricetag for Guild Wars 2, I will pay it without a doubt

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:13AM gildhur said

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@Lordkrall ^ this ^
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 10:09AM DarkWalker said

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@Lordkrall
^^ this.

I paid $250 for a DCUO with lifetime sub. I'm musing paying the $300 for the STO lifetime sub.

In the case of SW:TOR, though, the CE is quite worth the cost for anyone who would actually be willing to purchase the miniature by itself; it's the players that don't want the miniature, or that would prefer a digital purchase, that are out of luck.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 2:25PM (Unverified) said

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@DarkWalker Out of luck? There's a Digital Deluxe Version and a Digital Standard Version for those who are not willing to pay $150 and/or want a digital version...
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 7:32PM JonBuck said

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@Lordkrall Very yes. If not a lifetime account, at least six months.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:09AM chauncy said

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I bought the Collectors Edition, yeah. Only one though - bought the Digital Deluxe for the wife, since we can share the physical items. I actually paid in GBP too (£130) which works out at what? $210?

As for what the most I'd pay for a CE of something would be, well, that would really depend on what it was and what it included. I could definitely see myself going much higher than £130 though. Much higher.

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:11AM gitawego said

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@chauncy second it, if it's for GW2, I would pay for it without doubt, but this one ? sorry...
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:18AM Dril said

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@chauncy

Agreed.

I'd go to about £200 if it was REALLY good, but I'm mainly getting the CE for the novelty of having a CE. Also: the little store sounds nifty :P

And I don't why I should be surprised, but it still amazes me how eager people are to try and work in a little jab at how much better/cheaper/nicer GW2 will be.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:20AM Lordkrall said

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@Dril I am rather sure people are referring to GW2 since that is the only big B2P MMO that we know of atm.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:39AM Lenn said

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@Dril It's because GW2 won't have a sub fee, making a high price-tag on a CE somewhat more bearable. It has nothing to do with GW2 being better as a game or whatever.

Agreed with a few posters above, by the way. I did preorder the digital deluxe (or whatever it's called), which is a bit more "reasonably" priced than the CE. Only logical, what with that statue being a bit hard to push through all those internet cables.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:55AM Greyhame said

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@chauncy I agree, it definitely depends on what's in it. If I thought it was worth the price and had the money, then I don't think that there's really that much of a limit.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:12AM Duulin said

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The price of the collector's edition is the unveiling of EA's sixth pillar of MMO's, which they firmly planted up the consumers arse.

I'll be purchasing a standard edition.

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 11:10AM Ryn said

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@Duulin

Couldn't have said it better myself!
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 3:21PM Suhaira said

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@Duulin
Wow that totally sums up how I feel about most CE releases lately.
I would pay $150, but the value isn't in this CE for me personally. Personal taste and what I think is valuable affects the decision as much as the price. Eg... Art books/ concept art are worth more to me than a statue.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:14AM arryn11 said

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Reserved the CE yesterday after work(gf did as well), not going to play the game at all tho. We're just going to sell it asap. Star Wars is one of the most collectible things in America and people are willing shell out massive amounts of money for it, judging from the price of the CE..... a lot of people know this.

If the game releases something interesting then I might buy the normal version or keep the CE except the Bust. Most likely tho i'm just going to sell it.

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:16AM Noviere said

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The most I've ever paid was... $79.99 I think? I can't see myself paying more than that.

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:17AM stealthrider said

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The only reason I'm considering the CE is for the authenticator. I *might* have considered the digital deluxe, but my internet is slow as hell so it'd take days to download. I'd rather have a boxed copy.

So, normal for me, unless I do decide to grab the CE.

It's not *totally* out of my price range, especially for the extras along with the authenticator, but it's enough to make me think long and hard about it.

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 8:06PM chauncy said

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@stealthrider You'll be able to buy the authenticators seperately according to Stephen Reid, if that helps your decision any.
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