I don't have the marketing data. I think a lot bought the CE. More power for turbine is a win for me.
I've read a lot of threads regarding the Pre-order.
Vips, premiums, is it worth it threads. I've read it.
I know the Tomes really really rocks, I admit that.
But what really is the Collectors Item in the Collectors edition in the package?
The learning tomes? the CE can give Lesser Tomes on EVERY toon woot! That is a good deal right? But you can buy those from the store in more expensive manner.
The 2k Turbine points? You can't show your TP and say, this is my collectors item.
The adventure packs? Yay it is free, not to mention those who already have it, but hey, it is free! You can buy those from the store.
The deal is really good. I know that. Instead of buying greater tomes, buy the 600tp upgrade for all of your toons, forever! Good deal I agree.
My question is, what is the collectors item?
For me, I want the cat. I want the elite mask. Those are the collectors Item.
Don't argue that the Tomes are a good deal enough. Yes they are, I am not arguing with you. TR crazy all you want. Less grind, woob do bee doo!
You say you can't please all, but I hope at least they tried. I just hope that they've given more options. I want to be part of the Collectors Elite for the underdark expansion, and what deal do I get, infinite tomes.
The CE is aimed to the XP hungry. Hey, you can level faster. You can TR faster. More power, less grind. I agree again, good deal.
But a very small number of us are not TR heavy. We enjoy the level up process. We run all the quests, we run the slayers and look for every Rares and explorers. We only have 2-3 characters plans and will definitely stay on 1 server.
A small number of people wants to play with their F2P friends or their premium friends who doesn't have the money to shell out $80. I will create new toons so that I can run with them. Create static parties. Create new groups. They don't eat tomes, why should I if this should be a static party that levels together.
If you read the threads, what is worth the CE? Yes you are right, the infinite tomes. It is not the battle kitty, not the elite mask. This is now what DDO looks like. You have a collectors edition because you have faster XP boosts. It is all about the xp.
I want my collectors item. But I don't want to shell out money just for the tomes that are not for me.
Edit: I am premium and I suck at levelling in DDO