I don`t say this to take a dig at Firaxis, not at all. But preordering any PC game is a bad idea: 1. We don`t truly know what we`re getting till we get it. 2. It encourages bad practises. 3. The `incentives` are just bait trinkets to hook you. It`s not worth it. 4. You`ll still get the game if you don`t pre-order. 5. It only suits the Publisher, NOT the customer\player. 6. It encourages bad official reviews (do not trust them). 7. It`s a psychological trick being played on you. You feel as if you have something when in reality, you have nothing, just what you think in your mind, which is always better. Just wait until release and see what customer reviews\utube reviews say. Then pay up if you`re happy with what you hear\read. patience, padawans.