While I did pre-order and like the bonuses, I can't help but wonder how they are going to implement the armor in the game, will your dwarven commoner have it on him as the game starts?
I could rant a it but i'll just get to the point, if it's an easily obtainable armor, is it superior to other choices in the game?.. I hope not. Getting my hands on superior gear just because i pre-ordered seems a bit to easy for my taste.
Anyhow, the obvious solution to this is "Don't use it." but it got me thinking, is this the kind of bonus we want from pre-orders? --- Guilty is such a bad term, I prefer "not Innocent"
From what we've gathered on the official forums, it's gear you get at the beginning of the game. It's better than other starting armor, but nothing that will last all game. You'll replace it soon enough. --- You can't spell "ignorance" without IGN.
Besides, perhaps, the staff you get with the collector's edition, it doesn't seem like any of the items are much more than really good newbie gear, but poor middle tier, end game gear. That staff MAYBE is middle tier, I don't know, cause I haven't played the game. But nothing seems incredible.
Shale seems really cool though. Powerful too. Reminds me of Vhailor. --- "The Children of Bodom song is part of the EU tracks, they're from Finland." "Finland isn't in Europe, it's in Valhalla." -RB board Wisdom-
What I don't get is why they include the bonus items when we'll have a tool to make a bikini with X amount of armor and a guy who sneezes for X amount of damage. I personally won't make any items like that myself, maybe just get cool skins for stuff, but I should be able to make them with the toolset. I REALLY doubt that they will be end-game gear anyway, that just seems wrong and cheap imo.
I don't think that I want powerful items just for preordering the game. As a roleplayer I generally like to be as immersed as possible, and part of that immersion comes from a steeper difficulty. If I am presented with overbalanced items from the beginning I think I'll just end up ignoring them, potentially keeping them if they look cool just to wear around town. --- You can't spell slaughter without laughter!