Update: The Official Pre-order page is up. It lists what you get for the CE, Digital Deluxe, and Standard. Pay close attention to the differences between the CE and the DD. The CE gets two exclusives: In-game store and Mouse Droid.
Lots of “leaks” (Graev and I just chuckle when they say it’s a leak because they’re intentional) are showing the SWTOR pre-order and CE details. The latest comes from Gamestop.
No [expletive]ing way am I spending $150 on a collector’s edition. I’m really excited for SWTOR and love collector’s editions, but I have a rule now that I do not spend more than $10 over the box price for any collector’s edition unless it is amazing and I don’t spend over $20 more period.
A ton of stuff comes in the CE. Anything interest you?
Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
Star Wars: The Old Republic game discs in collectable metal case
The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
Old Republic galaxy map
Custom security authentication key
Exclusive music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
High quality Collector’s Edition box
In Game Items:
Flare gun: Fire flares into the air
Training droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance
HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer
HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures
STAP: Sleek and unique in-game vehicle
Exclusive Mouse Droid: Spunky droid to join your adventures
Exclusive Collector’s Edition store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items
It’s been decided that the statue is worth like $50-80. If that’s the type of thing you drop money on then maybe you’re the kind of person this is aimed at, but for me it would sit on the shelf and collect dust. I’d prefer putting that money to use buying an entire additional game or more. The fluff crap like flare guns are throw-away. The mount, I’m sure, will offer no major advantage. What really interests me out of all of that is the unique in-game vendor and I’m only interested in that because I have no idea what it will sell. If it sells more fluff, I’ll pass.
Maybe they’ll offer a digital CE on Origin. I’d pay $10 over the standard price for all those in-game items pending any revelation about the vendor’s offerings being worthwhile. I will not go anywhere near the $150, though.