Anyway. I was thinking; comparing prices; and researching the game, when I started thinking of the benefits you receive for buying the DD version
So, the benefits of the DD version are these..
Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill* (Skill Summon)
Miniature Rytlock* (Mini pet)
Golem Banker* (5 days)
Chalice of Glory* (1 use)
Tome of Influence* (1 use)
Okay. After seeing these, I decided to investigate how much they contribute to your game play.
I admit, The Summon Mistfire Elite Skill, and the Miniature Rytlock sound pretty cool. So I won't bag about those.
Tome of Influence = Give your Guild a One-time Influence Boost. (Useful for obtaining Guild Emblems, ect.)
So you basically have a book which grants influence for you guild; or the guild you have joined. I personally wouldn't use this on any guild but my own; because of the fear that you won't permanently be in that guild. Like a scenario; when you use the boost on a Guild, and the next day you are kicked out. I would be pretty upset; as I was a main contributor.
Chalice of Glory = Grants you bonus glory for each PvP match
Above all, this seems to be the one worth the least to me. An item, which you can also obtain from chests in PvP. Bronze chests, Silver chests, Gold chests. All providing you with different rewards.
I myself have opened my fair share of chests, and each time received a Chalice of glory that gave me a temporary boost of Glory.
Golem Banker = Grants a portable Golem which gives access to your bank anywhere in the GW2 world for 5 days after use.
I must admit, this seems the most valuable to me. Check out the prices of a 1-time use bank access from the Gem shop below.
Bank Access Express 35 for 1 / 125 for 5 = Each portal allows access to your bank from anywhere once.
Giving the fact, that you might use the Golem Banker over 100 or 200 times during the 5 day's if you are a 24/7 player that has a full inventory, here is an estimate. (Just an estimate, don't go abusing me because of bad estimates. )
So, 150 x 35 = 5250 Gems. And 5250 gems.... Is a lot of real-life cash.
+1 to Arena Net for throwing that bonus in.
All in all, it's a pretty good variety of bonuses for the extra $20 spent to buy the DD version.
But what I want to know is if you guys think it's worth it.
Post what you think, and we'll help some people make their minds up on whether they want to buy the DD version or not.