Not massively earlier, but hey every little helps. Plus it's a good sign on how closed beta is going.
So for anyone who doesn't know, the CE of WAR is limited to 60,000 units in North America and 55,000 in Europe. Included in it are several nice touches.
- Limited edition minature
- Graphic novel
- Art book
- Quests not available elsewhere
- 12 exclusive face models
- A temporary bonus power to increase xp gain
- A permenant power to add (occasionally I think) damage to your attacks
- A permenant power to allow groups to rest
- A headstart on the live game
And my favourite
- Open Beta access to what they have said will be a limited open beta
As for CoX people, right now I know at least five, maybe six others who will be right there with me in October.