Ok, yup I'm one of those Warhammer nerds, I admit it. I have a huge history with the lore and the miniatures game and all that garbage. So it was without hesitation that I jumped all over the Collectors Edition when I saw it.
I have been suckered in by stupid CE's before, the worst of which I bought was Lord of the Rings Online with its lame paper map and recycled 80's keyboard synthesizer soundtrack.
Tabula Rasa's collector's edition was probably my second favorite. That one came with a host of cool things and a nice DVD, which I love. Of course my all time number one favorite CE was The Burning Crusade. That was a heck of a deal and the DVD was fantastic. Hellgate: London was so so , I got it mainly for the comic book.
So finally today I went to the condo office and got my Collectors Edition. EB Games never lets me down and it had arrived 3 days ago, on time and ready to be activated. The box weighs a hefty 8 pounds, and as Werit pointed out on his blog it is 8 pounds of love. Nice huge box with an embossed logo on the front, and two thick, well bound hardcover books on the inside. One of them is of course a 128 page graphic novel with 6 individual stories in it. So naturally I added it to my comic collection promptly. Review on that later.
The art book is gorgeous, and as I have always loved the art this is a great addition to my Warhammer bookcase library. I give the artbook an A+. Included inside was of course a miniature, provided by Games Workshop. A good starting point for anyone collecting an Orc army in Warhammer Fantasy. The miniature is casted nicely with good detail, and it is actually 2 mini's in one blister. I give it a A-, only because it is an orc. Blech.
The in game items were so so. First off, my high elf gets a bandage over his eyes. Not only does this make him look EMO, he can't see what the hell he is swinging at. I give that a C-. The other thing was a 3 charge experience booster. Yippeee freaking DOO. Well I guess it will come in handy but MEH. Heck I never used my 4 year vet rewards in EQ2 to level up faster, so I doubt I will use this. I am always scared to use things with charges because I know it will bite me in the ass later. D+ for that item.
As for the other in game things, like a quest and all that junk, I haven't had time to really get into those yet, but let me give that a D+ up front because it is going to make me do work in game and I am lazy. Ok well the servers are up, time to log in. I think I will make a level one somewhere and check in on those CE quests.