2,000 Rift Crystals will give a decent headstart in hiring pawns above the Arisen's lvl in the beginning, from what I saw on a DD preview on youtube hiring lvl 19+ pawns gets expensive. At 19 they start costing 1K RCs.
Seriously though, I think the Rift Crystals is best, especially if it happens on every character you make. However with my Amazon credit and RDD for a buck, Amazon's the way to go for me. Still hoping they'll go back and price match Newegg's pre-order deal though.
Pfft I say! amazon gives the Weapon Upgrade (if you can call it that) Pack this is amazons pack: Pre-order Dragon's Dogma and get the Weapon Upgrade Pack, which will stock your item storage with dependable weapons for the class you choose at the beginning of your game (Fighter, Strider or Mage) -- an Iron Sword, a Criteria, and a Wooden Staff.
Best Buy Preorder Content: Dragons Dogma: Armor Pack Dlc - PS3 [Digital Download Add-On] ARMOR UPGRADE PACK - Commence your adventure in Dragon's Dogma with an armor upgrade early in the game. This armor pack will stock your item storage with sturdy armors for the class you choose at the beginning of your game (Fighter, Strider or Mage). A Farewell Hood, Farewell Gloves, and a Farewell Cloak will help you no matter your new vocation, making your adventures sweet and easy as Meloirean pie. Pre-order now. Token code e-mailed on Release date: 5/22/2012
this is Gamestops Preorder Bonus: Bonus Item *Pawn Upgrade Pack!
Preorder Dragon's Dogma and get the Pawn Upgrade Pack!
Pawn Upgrade Pack - Begin your Dragon's Dogma adventure with an additional 2,000 Rift Crystals! This early cash advance' will allow you to enlist higher level PAWNs early on in addition to having an expanded set of items available for purchase at Aestella's shop in Cassardis!
Honestly, I feel like none of these pre-order bonuses are really amazing. None of it is exclusive content, or anything extraordinary. Yeah Gamestop does have the best one, but it's not saying much, heh.
i havent gotten my weapons code yet either. i got a email from a chat i had earlier and even though i had the game pre-ordered sine last month, they said i didnt qualify for the bonus but yet i got the 10 dollars credit. i even tried to talk in a live chat just now and the rep told me they dont give the codes, only marketing does