Question about Pre-Order Bonuses

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#1 Posted by ghoti221 (104 posts) -

Question for the community - I pre-ordered Borderlands 2 Deluxe Edition from Amazon.ca. One week after launch, they don't have any inventory, and don't know when they're getting any inventory, so they don't know when they're going to ship anything to me. And they can't/won't give me a code (because it's the physical copy.)

Now, there are still places I can get the Deluxe Edition from, but I lose my pre-order status. So here's the question: are the pre-orders actually worth it? Do they add enough to the gameplay that it's worth waiting on playing the game?

Thanks, JGH

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#2 Edited by Abendlaender (3055 posts) -

So my Pre-Order Boni were three guns that were useless after half an hour and a gold key I wasted cause I didn't realize that the one chest is the golden key chest (got a level 6 shield, yay). I don't know about other Pre-Order Boni other than the Mechromancer class (which will be available for purchase). If nobody corrects me, I'd say you don't miss anything at all.

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#3 Posted by ChadMasterFlash (1000 posts) -

You won't miss anything. Except getting the mechromancer for free.

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#4 Posted by golguin (5255 posts) -

I think the preorder relic that gives you a 5% magic find and the mecromancer class is a pretty big thing.

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#5 Edited by Capum15 (5650 posts) -

The key and access to the Mechromancer are the only things worthwhile, imo. The guns help at the start but become useless pretty fast, and the key is basically a dice roll on whether or not you'll get something good. I got a few great things from it on my Siren (great laser sniper and a shotgun that fires firebombs), but an okay pistol and crappy pistol on my Commando.
 
But, since I pre-purchased for $36, I'm not gonna complain.
 
Edit: Oh yeah, the 5% magic find relic is nice.

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#6 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2725 posts) -

Only thing you'll be missing long term is the Mechromancer for free, but you can just buy it if you want it anyway.

The gold weapons are cool for a bit, I used the sniper rifle probably longer than I should have, but nothing else is worth talking about. Even the chest that hands out the purples is kind of underwhelming IMO, definitely a crap shoot, and you can still get a gold key by signed up for Shift anyway.

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#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

The only thing you'll miss is the character. Go ahead and cancel with amazon.

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#8 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Wait.

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#9 Posted by ghoti221 (104 posts) -

Okay, thanks for the replies. I might keep the Amazon.ca order going just for giggles, but I'll go and get the Deluxe Edition elsewhere.

JGH

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#10 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

The golden guns literally become useless as soon as you find another gun. It helps that you can start off with a sniper rifle and SMG, but as soon as you get another gun of the same type, which is usually by the end of the tutorial, they'll be useless.

5% magic find is useful, but there are better relics later on. Like others have said, the only thing you're really missing out on is the free Mecromancer.

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#11 Posted by Icemo (715 posts) -

That magic find relic is useless, level 28 now and the only orange I've had was a low level quest reward shield... You don't really need those pre-order bonuses, except for the mechromancer when it comes available.

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#12 Posted by Marcsman (3557 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

So my Pre-Order Boni were three guns that were useless after half an hour and a gold key I wasted cause I didn't realize that the one chest is the golden key chest (got a level 6 shield, yay). I don't know about other Pre-Order Boni other than the Mechromancer class (which will be available for purchase). If nobody corrects me, I'd say you don't miss anything at all.

Ironically I wasted that key too

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