I haven't bought Dark Souls II so far because I wanted to beat the previous one first. Now that I'm pretty close to achieving that goal (phew!) I'm thinking about which edition to get. I'm playing on PC.
I had planned on getting the Collector's edition including the art book, map and Knight figure.
Now that the Scholar Of The First Sin (SOTFS) edition is out, I'm unsure. As far as I know, updating from Vanilla to SOTFS costs extra money, and there is no Collector's edition of SOTFS.
What are the major differences between the version and what are consequences of each buying decision (besides the obvious one of the latter not including the physical Collector's edition content)? What are my options regarding upgrading from Collector's edition to SOTFS? Are there other options I've overlooked?