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Back into ESO

Posted: March 17, 2015 in CE, eso, games, mmo
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Today is the day that The Elder Scrolls Online is going free to play, or like the Guildwars system of buying the game but there are no subscription fees. I am extremely happy about this. When I first played this game in the beta, I was not impressed. The starting area was boring and the story just didn’t do it for me at all. I wasn’t expecting to get this game, but when I was off work due to my depression and I got extremely bored, I took the step and bought the game. Not only that, I actually purchased the Collectors Edition. I know right, that’s taking a huge risk for a game that I was not interested in at all when I had played it.

The one thing that the CE had going for it was the wonderful art book. Elder Scrolls always has gorgeous art books with their CE’s and the statue that came with it was extremely cool. All in all it was a good purchase. Then it came to the game and let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised. The first area was the same, but then I moved to an Island where my dark elf happily roamed around (it’s the Kajit and woodelf starting area, due to having a CE I can start anywhere and i’m not race tied to starting area’s) and explored for some treasure and quests and I loved it!

Now there is some bad stuff too, I wasn’t impressed with some of my skills as a rogue. She felt quite under powered when I got repeatedly killed by boss mobs my level. I am hoping that that will change with this new patch. I already got the warning that my talents have been changed and all my skill points returned to me.

So keep your fingers crossed that rogues will be awesome again!

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The Collector

Posted: April 6, 2012 in CE, WoW
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I’m a sucker for Collectors Editions (CE) or Special Editions. During my gaming-life I’ve purchased all the CE’s of World of Warcraft and the Starcraft 2 game. If it wasn’t for the blood pack… I mean Annual Pass I’d probably also would have pre-ordered the CE for Diablo 3. The only CE my husband has bought is the Star Wars The Old Republic one. Wait… I’m wrong, somewhere there are two CE’s for Age of Conan that we bought.

I don’t know why I’m such a sucker for these expensive versions of the game. I have to admit that I never regretted buying them, except for the Conan-one perhaps. Then again, I still play WoW constantly.

I think the big thing that drags my wallet out of my bag and buys these CE’s is the art books they provide. I love art books! When you have a look at my bookcase, you will see so many books about drawing and painting that I could build a small cat-house out of them. I use them to get inspiration for my own drawings and paintings, but I also just love to see how the creative team of a gaming company just comes up with all these fantastic beings I encounter in the game.  In game pets are nice too, I always love it when I can pull out my mini-Diablo pet from the first WoW CE and have people asking me where I got it. It’s truly just for showing off though. The music will immediately be put on my iPod, but I have to admit that I don’t listen to it as much as I’d like to at times.  Podcasts and audio books will take up my ear-time.

Now I was in a bit of a dilemma; I’ve received two e-mails this week. One from Funcom (ow how you burned me with Conan) and one from Arena-net. Both prompting me to pre-order the CE’s for Guildwars 2 and The Secret World. I was already afraid that this year would become expensive with all the new mmo’s coming out, but after trying Tera for a few weeks, I can say that I won’t be buying that game (£5 well spend to test it and not have to buy to game to find that out). Just a quick side note: the CE for TERA is pretty impressive. That lion-mount is beautiful!

Anyhow, back to TSW and GW2; I checked out TSW first http://www.thesecretworld.com/buy/ , since I could already pre-order that. I do feel that you can get some nice things for their digital upgrades, but in the end there was no valid reason for myself to get a lifetime sub or even the £15 upgrade for a pet, another character slot or a jacket in game. I just want to play the game casually and experience it. Now I was wondering if that would have been different if they would have offered an art book with their most expensive version… I’m not quite sure. I love the concept of TSW and I can imagine how much creepy art there could be in that book. Perhaps I should be happy that I just got the normal version, or at least my wallet is.

Then there’s GW2.https://buy.guildwars2.com/  Their CE is pretty impressive, but so is the price tag; £129. It is just too much for me nowadays. I am going to pre-order the normal edition and just be happy that at least that’s a game I don’t have to pay a monthly fee for.

In all honesty I am still debating if I want to purchase the CE for Mists of Pandaria when it’s released. Perhaps I’ve become a bit jaded with CE’s. I’m always afraid I’m wasting money and I will stop playing the game after 2 months.

How about you guys? Going to buy CE’s for any of the games that will be released soon?