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Old 04-21-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Question Pre-order Bonuses

What does the forum think about pre-order only bonuses? Is it fair that people get benefits for buying early? Or should gaming be a uniform experience where everyone is treated equally, no matter when gamers buy the game?
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
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If it's something physical, like a plush, or a figure, etc, then awesome. If it's in game content, then it's dumb.
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If it's something physical, like a plush, or a figure, etc, then awesome. If it's in game content, then it's dumb.
I agree.

If it's a special gift that's not used in part with the game, then I think pre-order only bonuses are great.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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I think it's fair. If you're a hardcore enough fan to pre order something, you have the right to the free stuff.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:05 PM   #5
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What about if it's in-game content that may prove to be an advantage to others online?
Think in light of Medal of Honor's gun pre-order bonus.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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Example of good preorder bonuses:
Sheep Plush (Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
T-Shirt (Soul Calibur 3)
Vinyl Gamecube skin(Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness)
Snow globe (Resident Evil 5)

examples of bad preorder bonuses:
In game baseball bat(Left 4 Dead 2)
Klassic Scorpion Skin(Mortal Kombat(2011) )
Rollcage Skins (Portal 2)

The reason the ones on the good list are good is that they are physical, collectible objects with a value that heightens over time. They can be physically picked up and admired most any time.

The bad list is bad for multiple reasons. First of, L4D2. First off, what makes the baseball bat so different from other bludgeons in the game? Second, it was alter made available to everyone through an update.

Th Klassic scorpion skin is awesome, right? You think it's pretty cool that you got it, right? well, guess what, it can be unlocked in game. You got ripped off.

As for the Rollcage skins...who gives a ****?

I could go on.
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I usually don't care as long as I get the game, though they are nice touches(unless you have to pay extra)
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There was a sheep plush for Magical Melody? ;~;
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There was a sheep plush for Magical Melody? ;~;
I want a sheep plush....
...I'm going to have to scour eBay now, aren't I? -.-

Edit: Only one I could fine is here, http://cgi.ebay.com/HARVEST-MOON-MAG...item3cb540edba
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...I'm going to have to scour eBay now, aren't I? -.-

Edit: Only one I could fine is here, http://cgi.ebay.com/HARVEST-MOON-MAG...item3cb540edba

You got her birthday gift right there

I agree completely with in-game content being dumb because most of the time it's either for a bunch of nerds to show off their new character skin or have advantages with more maps/guns etc.

Personally, i prefer physical items like MVC3 T-Shirt i have.

They should also combine other games, i only bought Halo Wars due to getting the mythic map 2 months earlier then everybody else + nowadays i prefer Halo Wars to Halo itself. I think it's a good way to give other games a push in that respect.
 
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