Collector’s vs Deluxe Digital

So with the announcement last night that the next expansion will be released on Sept 25, I haven’t decided whether I’ll be pre-ordering the retail CE or the Digital Deluxe. Check out my Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition post If you missed out on what you get.

I’ve always preferred to buy the Collector’s Edition (at least the last two) for all the cool extras you get like the pet, art book and even the mouse pad, but no TCG this time? That’s really disappointing news. Since you can get the digital extras like the mount and pet from the Deluxe edition anyway, I might end up just buying the Deluxe version this time. Not to mention you’ll have the expansion downloaded ahead of time, ready to go as soon as we’re given the green light.

However, if the TCG packs were included in this CE, you can bet your fanny pack that I’d probably end up ordering the retail version.

Edit: Looking at one of our local retail stores, the Collector’s Edition will cost AUD$98. With the Australian dollar being so strong right now, I can’t justify the extra costs when the RRP is US$79.99. Sure they need to account for shipping the boxes to us somehow but in the end, trading in some TCG decks for a mount is a fair deal which I’m willing to take. I will miss looking through the art book though and the mouse pad would have been nice too.

Cataclysm had now been upgraded through Battle.net. Let the downloading begin…

So who’s ordering which – standard, deluxe or retail CE?

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items and all things pets.

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  1. CE!! CE!! OMG CE!!!

    I want the soundtrack! the SOUNDTRACK!!!

    I am still tempted to buy Cata CE as well because i want the soundtrack as well.

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  2. I’d love to get the CE, and using the current converstion rates for the NZ dollar it would be about $76 to get the online version.
    Preorder from the shop for the physical CE is $138.

    I may need to upgrade my ISP download so I can download it without breaking my cap :(

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    • @Dragonray – LOL

      @Cool – That doesn’t surprise me since you get the mount :)

      @Aaron – I was thinking the same thing about the DL quota =/

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  3. Deluxe Digital. For the mount and pet.

    Hmmm…retail CE…tempting…

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  4. I’ll probably be getting the CE retail version, I have the last three =) Gotta build on that antique-bookself look, right?

    And what about the Chen mousepad?!? My mouse is tired of Deathwing already, lol.

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  5. I’ve ordered the CE already. I hadn’t realised the mount etc could be bought digital so I’m considering changing my mind. I only have the Cata CE before that.

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  6. That’s so funny. I’ve been waiting for so long for this and they reveal the day right when I’m having a WoW snit and I missed it, off to buy mine.

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    • With the money and time I save from buying the CE, I could use that to get my old name back… or the last pet from the Blizzard store :P

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  7. CE all the way! <3

    However I already upgraded to Deluxe Digital because I don't feel like waiting for the postman to deliver the package to put my paws on the mount and the pet.^^;;

    I'll just give the additional CE code to my sister. ;)

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  8. I think I’m going Digital Deluxe. I hear Amazon had some CE’s left… maybe better price considering our dollar?

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    • @Maddy – I’d rather have it pre-downloaded at the this stage. The extra stuff in the CE I can live without :)

      @Navi – I don’t regret my decision and for me I don’t think the CE is worth it this time.

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      • Yeah, that’s why I couldn’t resist to the the Digital Deluxe even though I’ll be buying the physical CE… Can’t wait to step onto Pandaria! XD

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