Anyway, here's the official press release about MoP, and here's the condensed version.
There will be four purchasing options for MoP:
- The standard box versionWith the announcement of the new option for the Digital Deluxe Edition, I might actually have to consider buying it. It's cheaper ($60 compared to $80) than the traditional box copy of the CE but still comes with the redeemable in-game mount and pet (Lucky Quilen Cub), you can pre-download the new content, and then play the expansion as soon as the game is released on launch night.
- The Digital Download
- The box version of the CE
- The Digital Deluxe Edition
It doesn't come with ALL the CE bells and whistles, though, like the artbooks, dvds, etc. The Digital Deluxe Edition only comes with in-game redeemable items for WoW, Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3.
NOTE: Both the pet and the mount will be Battle.net account-wide.
Normally, I don't invest in the CE versions of WoW. Why? Because I can't bring myself to pay $80 for the pet, only to feel like I'm missing out on all the other CE pets. Once I get started, I fear I won't be able to stop. The end result would be over-spending way beyond my budget just to maintain the "completeness" of my CE collection. And my WoW CE pet collection will NEVER be complete too, since the vanilla CE pets are no longer readily available. Argh. I don't know if that's something my mind (or heart!) can handle. :P
Except this new Digital Deluxe Edition option... it's extremely tempting. Damnit.
Another great thing is that I can always choose to purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition at a later date for an additional $20. If I can't decide now, there's always a possibility in the future. For how long, I'm not sure, since there's no indication of a time limit to the DDE.
Ah, I'm so torn now!
But I guess now is not the time to be lamenting over my own collection. I have to focus on gathering as much information on the MoP pets; beta will likely be coming to a close in the near future.