So once again a new World of Warcraft expansion is looming upon us, and of course, I have a collector’s edition reserved well in advance, which should be sitting somewhere near The Ark of the Covenant for all the accessibility you get for paying more $$. It pisses me off that one STILL gets no early benefits (such as insta-leveling a character to 90, digital extras, etc) that one gets for pre-purchasing the digital versions.
Blizzard make at least one bullshit concession on this, but it’s ridiculous that in this day and age, when you can pre-order practically any physical game and get codes printed on a register receipt, that WoW does not support this. Â Here’s an idea; you pre-order the Digital Deluxe edition for $60, get your character upgrade, whatever but you get a code printed on a receipt or email. Â You pre-order the Collector’s Edition from wherever you want to, and put in that code to get $60 off (that you already paid). Â You get charged the difference once WoD ships, add the code in the box to upgrade your Battle.net account to the Collector’s edition, you’re done. Â Noone has to be shelling out $160 just to get the insta-90 ahead of time, or buying an ENTIRE EXTRA GAME CODE THEYÂ DON’T NEED. Â It’s like a crappy 2-for-1 deal where you’re really just getting two things.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving You Nightmares
</rant>. Â Since I personally don’t NEED the early lvl-90 boost, and Blizz lets you pre-download upcoming patches regardless (to save time and bandwidth for both you AND them), this was less a personal issue and more one ofÂ principle. Â Now that the pre-patch for 6.0.2 is dropping tomorrow (which basically contains all the major game-overhaul changes from the PTR, shown here, or the typical Wowhead summary here) there will finally be something to do again, as I had gotten more or less everything I wanted to out of Patch 5.4.x in 2013. Â Looking forward to the next slew of limited-time-only story-lead-inÂ until WoD goes live Nov 13th, especially as I only joined up in the middle of Wrath of the Lich King (and missed experiencing Outland while Burning crusade was current). Â For those others who also enjoyed the Warcraft strategy titles of yesteryear, the lore update for Draenor will be a welcome chapter for players who’ve waited a long time for legendary NPCs from that period.
But still not as long as the wait for THIS preorder