My Collectors Edition was confirmed on Friday night. I’ve taken 2 weeks off work and I’m ready to mould myself into my chair for at least 20-22 hours a day for that period. Yes, Blizzard has done it again – they’ve brought out another timesink!
They have added a few changes to the original formula though, with a level cap of 60 instead of 99. Hmmm, does this possibly remind you of Vanilla WoW? With news of a few planned expansions, we’ll probably see a few level increases as things progress, just like their ultimate moneymaker. The devs have stated that you should be able to get to the top level through the standard storyline, way before you finish Hell difficulty though. This should open up to more gear grinding and less level grinding – I guess to make their planned Arena battles fair they had to limit the level and skills available, making it a gear and skill grind.
Anyway, the Collectors Edition! Ohhh it’s so tasty! On top of the standard game, just look at the extra goodies you recieve:
- Behind the scenes making of DVD (and Blue-Ray)
- Diablo III Soundtrack.
- The Art of Diablo III 208 page book.
- Diablo skull and 4gig USB soulstone.
- The full games: Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction come loaded on the flashdrive.
- The soulstone USB fits into the skull as a resting place/decoration item.
- “Aesthetic Artifacts” in Diablo III: Two special color dyes (Bottled Cloud and Bottled Smoke) and glowing Tyrael’s Angelic Wings. These items can be used through your shared stash on any of your characters as many times as you want.
- World of Warcraft Fetish Shaman pet.
- Starcraft II Battle.net character portraits
That skull is pure beauty. I can’t think of a single RPG geek that wouldn’t want Diablo’s skull (with the soulstone embedded) on his desk. It’s an absolute must-have.
Of course, Collectors will be limited. I had to try quite a few stores before getting myself one booked. If you’re a US citizen, you can still try Amazon and see if they have any left. Be sure to use my referral linky if you do though