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I think the idea of value is more or less objective, the items would normally not cost even half that much. However if that is something you really want and are willing to pay a premium for then go for it, although I think the long term purchasing it is more damaging for the industry than not.

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20 minutes ago, Binzee said:

I think the idea of value is more or less objective, the items would normally not cost even half that much. However if that is something you really want and are willing to pay a premium for then go for it, although I think the long term purchasing it is more damaging for the industry than not.

I think you mean subjective, and yeah I agree, only the person buying the particular editions can say what the value is to them. For me I don't care about collectables, at least not collectables that 10 million other people can also collect.

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What I meant was in terms of giving money for items, similar items can be had for far cheaper, so without the rockstar branding the value is objectively poor. But whether you feel the name and styling on the items is worth the money is entirely individual. And I get what you mean, when the only "collecting" you are doing is forking over money before a deadline the romance and magic disappears for me, and I tend to be a bit of a hoarder myself.

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For me, It's worth the extra money for the Special Edition merely for the additional story mode gang hideouts and bank heist. I want as much story content as i can get, and when I'm playing that hideout and robbing that bank countless times through the coming years, I won't be thinking "sh*t, i shouldn't have spent that extra 20 bucks on this."  As for the outfit and the horses- eh, I don't need it. I do plan to do a lot of hunting though and so that boost to my 'environmental awareness' is going to come in handy too. I'll also score some free weapons and benefit from discounts and a dead eye boost. Like I said, I'll be enjoying all of these for years to come, so for me , it's worth forkin' over the extra skrilla bills.

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2 minutes ago, CMcC said:

For me, It's worth the extra money for the Special Edition merely for the additional story mode gang hideouts and bank heist. I want as much story content as i can get, and when I'm playing that hideout and robbing that bank countless times through the coming years, I won't be thinking "sh*t, i shouldn't have spent that extra 20 bucks on this."  As for the outfit and the horses- eh, I don't need it. I do plan to do a lot of hunting though and so that boost to my 'environmental awareness' is going to come in handy too. I'll also score some free weapons and benefit from discounts and a dead eye boost. Like I said, I'll be enjoying all of these for years to come, so for me , it's worth forkin' over the extra skrilla bills.

I know what you mean about having as much extra content as possible, but for me the SE has some problems:

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Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses: These special Story Mode items will give Arthur a helping hand whenever they are equipped. Attaching the Eagle Talon Talisman to his boot, Arthur’s environmental awareness skill will last longer. By carrying the Iguana Scale in his personal Satchel, Arthur will take less damage while riding on horseback.

Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts: This collection of exclusive Story Mode boosts, bonuses and discounts will help Arthur to survive out in the harsh wilderness and better provide for his gang members and their camp. The Core Stat boost benefits Arthur’s Stamina, Health and Dead Eye Cores. Earn more cash during robbery missions with the Van der Linde gang, and when hunting and selling animal carcasses. Receive discounts on all upgrades to the Van der Linde gang’s camp.

Free Access to Additional Weapons: A good range of weapons is essential for survival in the Old West. Get free access to three weapons at the in-game Gunsmiths in Story Mode: the robust Volcanic Pistol, devastating Pump Action Shotgun and versatile Lancaster Varmint Rifle.

I don't like having an edge straight away, not in story mode. I want to play it as it was intended, not with perks and discounts making it easier. This puts me off buying the SE massively. 

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2 minutes ago, Benjo said:

I know what you mean about having as much extra content as possible, but for me the SE has some problems:

I don't like having an edge straight away, not in story mode. I want to play it as it was intended, not with perks and discounts making it easier. This puts me off buying the SE massively. 

So true. Honestly, I wrestle with this a lot. Part of me doesn't want that edge. A large part of me I guess. Hell, I may not take advantage of it. It's why I'll never climb aboard that monstrosity of a War Horse. But I do stick by getting that bank heist and hideout. That alone, to me, is worth it. 

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1 minute ago, CMcC said:

But I do stick by getting that bank heist and hideout. That alone, to me, is worth it.

It's a dilemma for sure. The FOMO element is the main thing we're wrestling with here I think. 

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5 minutes ago, Benjo said:

It's a dilemma for sure.

Oh I for sure need it, gotta have it.  Are you willing to pass on that? Only ever watch people enjoy it on Youtube or read about it in the papers?! Come oooon Benjo. You know you're buying that Special Edish. 

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1 minute ago, CMcC said:

Oh I for sure need it, gotta have it.  Are you willing to pass on that? Only ever watch people enjoy it on Youtube or read about it in the papers?! Come oooon Benjo. You know you're buying that Special Edish. 

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It's a funky situation. I guess we will see if the split game and collectors box is something that sticks. On the one hand some customers will pay a lot more, and on the other many people (myself included) opted out of it when It's something I would have considered where it a single bundle. I guess GTA 6 or bully 2 or whatever is next will show

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