The Elder Scrolls Online: Collector’s Edition bonuses revealed

I am not happy.

“Why aren’t you happy, Adam?” you may ask.

Well, because collector’s edition bonuses are getting absolutely ridiculous. I can accept a vanity pet or two. Heck, I can even accept horse armor and skins, but when you sell power, you lose me as a customer, permanently. This is exactly what Bethesda is doing with The Elder Scrolls Online.

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Below, you’ll find the contents of the digital and retail collector’s edition of the game. While it may seem harmless, let’s elaborate on some of these and what it could mean for the future of Elder Scrolls Online.

PLAY AS AN IMPERIAL

Play as an Imperial and play in any Alliance. Gain unique bonuses, crafting styles, gear and more!

1. Exclusive race – Limiting an entire character model to collector’s owners is absolutely ridiculous. This goes to show that there is a very solid possibility of Bethesda charging for future race releases.

IMPERIAL WHITE HORSE

Summon this Imperial mount and journey through Tamriel with increased speed.

2. Free mount with increased speed – This is an absolute power sale. Having a faster mount puts you at a huge advantage in terms of leveling speed, PVP chase ability, and being able to outrun ganks that you normally wouldn’t.

MUDCRAB VANITY PET

Explore Tamriel with this vanity pet scuttling along by your side.

3. Crab – Only part of this that I fully agree with.

RINGS OF MARA

Complete the Ritual of Mara with a friend and receive an experience bonus when you play together.

4. Rings of Mara – Slight experience boost for marrying a player. While this is an interesting mechanic, I don’t think it should be limited to collector’s edition players. Then again, I can easily see this as an item in their online shop.

5. Five days Early Access – Come on, whoever doesn’t think this is a sale of power is crazy. Being ahead of all other players is a huge boost in gold, experience, and a lead for guilds willing to shell out extra cash.

6. Play any race in any alliance – Another thing that should be STANDARD WITH THE TITLE.

7.  Vanity Pet and Treasure Map – Vanity pets are awesome, and should be included in collector’s editions. As for the treasure map, well I’m unsure as to what it does exactly. It could be for a vanity item, unless Bethesda has absolutely lost it and given these players free gold.

PRE-ORDER BONUSES + EXPLORER’S PACK:

  • 5 DAYS EARLY GAME
    ACCESS (PC/MAC ONLY)

  • PLAY ANY RACE
    IN ANY ALLIANCE

  • SCUTTLER
    VANITY PET

  • BONUS TREASURE
    MAPS

www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/preorder

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Adam "kharakov" Kharat is part nerd, part geek, and full awesome. With deadly writing skills and the sleeping habits of a jackrabbit, late night gaming sessions are all but mandatory.