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Old 2011-07-18, 05:18 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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What do you want in a "collector's edition"


Getting ahead of myself, let's skip to release. What would you expect from, what do you want from and what do you wish was in the collector's edition.

So, I'll start:
  • 3 versions, one for each faction, containing something faction related each. Like miniature / keychain weapons / MAX of that specific faction.
  • A physical map of the world at release
  • Artbook
  • Soundtrack
  • Mission statement for your faction
  • Little sfx computer that allows you to playback some of the most common voice commands (V-V-* for example)
  • Faction branded Authenticator

And probably a lot more. Let's see what you all can come up with!
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Old 2011-07-18, 05:29 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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I just hope there aren't half a million versions all dependant on where you order them from. (I'm looking at you Gamestop, Mr. Powertotheplayers).

I can't think of anything to add to your list.
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Old 2011-07-18, 05:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Life sized blow up doll of a VS MAX shown from the concept art.

Empire themed bed sheets with matching pajamas.

20FT Hand sculpted statue of a heroic Planetside battle.

VHS tape with instructions on how to play PS.

Really OP item that only I can use and destroy the game with.


I'd be content with 1 and 2 though.

But in all seriousness....Maybe a poster? Some artbook like you mentioned. The only special edition game I ever bought was Halo 2 and it came in a tin case and had a DVD along with it. Wasn't really worth it.
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Old 2011-07-18, 05:37 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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I really enjoy when developers include a "making of" video. Showing a bit about the team, technology and art that when into the project over the course of development.
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Old 2011-07-18, 05:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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You know, I love Collector's Editions for my A-List games (ie- games that I'm super excited about) and Planetside 2 is a defining moment in my gaming life. However, i have basically NEVER been interested in Out-Of-Game content. I don't have any interest in miniatures, maps, helmets, salves, creams, prophylactics, or plushies.

I want IN GAME content for my Collector's Edition purchase. Let's assume that this game will NOT be Free-to-Play (but honestly, I absolutely think that SOE should be smart about this and have it be Free-to-Play). So, the game presumably costs $59.99. I want the Collector's Edition to have automatically-unlocked customization options for Outfits and Squads. Some Collector's Editions sell power (like Dragon Age, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, etc), but they can do that because it's a single-player game (there isn't some "other player" who will be overwhelmed with superior power just because he didn't buy the more expensive version). So, as much as I wish I could buy a bunch of special weapons and items, I understand that it would be game-breaking.

So, what I really want in the Collector's Edition (apart from an already-purchased package of customization that can also be purchased piecemeal) is that I want my character to be "Elite" status. I shall explain:

Again, I think that Planetside 2 will be free to play, and that you can spend money to double your earned XP and double the speed of leveling skills. If this is the case, I will absolutely be buying the biggest package possible. But, let's say that the game is NOT Free-to-Play, but is instead a game you purchase. I would still want this feature. Let the game cost $85 instead of $59.99, or whatever, and have Collector's Edition players permanently gain double XP and enjoy double leveling speed.
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Old 2011-07-18, 05:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Digital content might indeed be interesting as well. Maybe some special visuals (armor / weapons) that are unique to those that got the collector's edition?

Anyhow, from the merchandise thread:

Originally Posted by Infektion View Post
I want a tactical ear piece, the hat and the fucking sun glasses! ... maybe not the aviators, I got a pair already, but the ear piece and the hat!
Hey, why not? Oh, and the t-shirt (or voucher for, so you get the correct size) of course!
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Old 2011-07-18, 05:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Smedley said there will be some sort of F2P aspect.

Oh, and if we got the TR shin / arm pads / backpack in-game I would so buy a collectors edition. lol
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Old 2011-07-18, 05:59 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Brushed aluminium box with a faction specific logo on top of it and the usual extras like maps etc inside.
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Old 2011-07-18, 06:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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A Vanguard.
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Old 2011-07-18, 06:18 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Higby's personal cell phone number.

A red and black spedo with the TR logo on the back and a "shoot all defectors" statement on the crotch.

A NC themed lunchbox that says "freedom to eat apples or oranges".

A TR themed lunchbox that says "apples only by order of the republic".

A VS themed lunchbox that says "gluten free, good for your colon, technology is might".

A Cycler airsoft gun.

A gause rifle airsoft gun.

A pulsar water gun.

Plasma grenade scented cologne.

A NC themed pen that says "freedom isn't free" every time you write with it.

A TR themed pen that screams "for the republic" every time you write with it.

A VS themed pen that says "purple isn't a gay color" every time you write with it.

Empire specific toilet paper, TR specific has NC and VS logos on it.

Remote controlled marauder RC car.

Poster with Matt Higby riding a space kraken captioned "ask me when beta is one more time, I dare you".

a list of Planetside theme'd pickup lines
-you make me OS in my pants
-do you have a dark light? because I can see myself infiltrating your pants
-I'm a gal pilot, can I drop a load on your back door?
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Old 2011-07-18, 06:33 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by ShowNoMercy View Post
a list of Planetside theme'd pickup lines
-you make me OS in my pants
-do you have a dark light? because I can see myself infiltrating your pants
-I'm a gal pilot, can I drop a load on your back door?
LMAO!

Seriously though, I want maps of each continent.
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Old 2011-07-18, 06:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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aww, here I was hoping for a steam only release. The disks mean nothing! They become out of date the day of release.

As far collectors stuff you could just use the extra 10 dollars you'd pay to buy in game vanity stuff, and I'd imagine T-shirts will be for sale somewhere hopefully. I can't think of anything and the things already listed sound boring.

Actually now that you mention it I don't think there should be a collectors edition. I don't see the point. I'd much prefer a digital download for an MMO with nothing else. Just purchase a key from Planetside2.com or steam and download it. Simple and easy.
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Old 2011-07-18, 06:43 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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I want a picture of Smed taking a huge dump on a BFR... any empire I really could care less
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Old 2011-07-18, 06:44 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Originally Posted by Sirisian View Post

Actually now that you mention it I don't think there should be a collectors edition. I don't see the point. I'd much prefer a digital download for an MMO with nothing else. Just purchase a key from Planetside2.com or steam and download it. Simple and easy.
But the publisher sees the point. People are willing to pay 20%-25% extra for some useless item/bonus/extra/whatever that took probably less than a few manhours to develop. What's not to like for them?

And to be honest, if SOE doesn't screw up, I won't mind paying extra.
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Old 2011-07-18, 08:11 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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A Non-Combat Mini-faction Specific BFR

DUUUUUH...
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