So D2D is giving me an issue with trying to make the RIFT CE pre-order. So I figured while someone their works out my issue I'd make a list of site that I know that are selling RIFT as a digital download, their price (for CE, as CE comes with all the goods of normal preorder) and the benefits from buying from said site. Normal price is $49.99 for peeps who do not (or can not) want to spend another $10.
Rift's main site for pre-order can be found here.
$ 59.99 for CE.
* Shrouded Sourcestone Rune: Grants +3 Endurance and +10 Death Resist.
* Companion Pet: Each character you create can choose from one of three unique pets (see below in steam for list).
* Beta Access: Play in the remaining beta events.
* Head Start Access: Play the game before it hits store shelves.
* Complimentary Game Time: Thirty (30) days of subscription service for new accounts.
* Collector’s Satchel: Increase the size of your primary backpack to 24 slots.
* Ancient Tartagon Mount: Available at level 20, this two-headed turtle mount increases your speed by 60%.
* Bogling Wastrel: This mischievous, Collector’s Edition-only pet sets you apart from the other Ascended.
Rift via Steam can be found here.
$ 59.99 for CE.
*Steam Exclusive pre-order item: Blazing Sourcestone Rune Weapon Enchantment.
*in-game pets: Cockatrice Chick, Deep One Spawnling or Hellhound Pup (Same for all sites)
* Ancient Tartagon Mount: Available at level 20, this turtle mount increases player speed by 60%
* Collector’s Satchel: Increases the size of your primary backpack to 24 slots
* Bogling Wastrel: This unique pet sets you apart from the other Ascended
Rift via Gamestop can be found here:
$ 59.99 for CE
All the Stuff said above in the Steam section
***If you pre-order in the store, you get the CE box that comes with a Mouse Pad, a Wall poster map, a Comic Book, a Reminder KeyBind card, an 8GB USB Flash drive
Rift via D2D can be found here.
$ 59.95 for CE
Same as Steam, however:
D2D is the only site other the the Main RIFT site that says you get early bird head start.
***Visit this thread and a few have posted a link for a 20% discount that will work on the pre-order of RIFT CE. So your total goes from $59.95 to $47.96.
So here are my thoughts for the current going deals.
D2D has the best deal. If you use one of the promo codes, the person's link you used, it gets them $10. You save $10, they get $10.
All the other sites are giving the same bag, enchant, vanity pets, etc.
Complimentary Game Time: Thirty (30) days of subscription service for new accounts.
This only shows up in one place, and that is from pre-ordering from the main site. If you are someone who is not planning on using their Founder’s Pricing (a payment plan that if you set up before March 15th [iirc] and pay 3/6months at a time, you save MORE per month) a free 30Days of play before an actual Charge could be nice.
I only saw the 30day free time at the main site's page. It may actually be part of all purchases at all sites. I do not know 100%. Most MMOs do give some kind of free time.
If you pre-order through wal-mart, you get Shambler Hatchling Pet over the Rune Weapon. It is kind of ugly, but I'm sure there are/will be vanity pet hoarders. You can see a pic of it here, it is found a little ways down the page.