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Post by tHeBoRg @ 09:42am 08/12/11 | 327 Comments
From the official website of Star Wars: The Old Republic comes this announcement about early access starting in the next few days:
Early Game Access* for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is only a few days away! Starting December 13, 2011, The Old Republic will begin emailing invitations to start your Early Game Access. Invitations will be sent throughout the Early Game Access period offering rolling access to the game in the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code, so be sure to check your email inbox!

To ensure that players can get into the game as quickly as possible when their Early Game Access begins, we are now allowing everyone who has redeemed a Pre-Order Code at our Code Redemption Center to pre-load the game to their computer.

In order to download the game client before Early Game Access begins, you need have already logged into your account and redeemed your Pre-Order Code. Once you have done this, you can download the game client by clicking on “My Account” in the upper-right of the window and then click “Pre-Order.” On your Pre-Order page, click the large button that says “Download Game Client” to begin download of the game!
While Australians are still suffering under the mystery of what is happening with the local release it seems many people are going to be happy to import this one and get into the game as soon as possible rather than waiting for EA to sort out what is going on over here. promoted/edited forum item



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Latest Comments
Eorl
Posted 09:57am 08/12/11
Sweeeet.
taggs
Posted 10:41am 08/12/11
awww yeah, i'm looking forward to having a bash at this.

is there any way to see what your approximate place in the 'queue' for early access is?

edit: 27gb client!? :O
Zapo
Posted 10:04am 08/12/11
If you have the latest beta client which was used for the 'open beta' weekend then you already have the latest client - so don't uninstall it. It will just need to be patched.
ravn0s
Posted 10:14am 08/12/11
i got the email to preload. i also go an invite to the diablo 3 beta today :/
DM
Posted 10:21am 08/12/11
So I downloaded this 30mb downloader, go to install it and it gets half way then vanishes. No error, no warning or anything just *boop* gone. And I'm getting messages on the official site that I can't preorder (though I have through amazon and registered my key) because of the offical stance of "f*** australia". Not looking good.

last edited by DM at 10:21:16 08/Dec/11
glynd
Posted 10:32am 08/12/11
i got the email to preload. i also go an invite to the diablo 3 beta today :/


there goes your summer.

absolutely chuffed. can't wait for this.
DM
Posted 10:34am 08/12/11
Ok turns out Fraps and RaedonPro stop the installer working. First time they have ever flat out broken a program for me. Strange. Anyway with 27gb to download looks like it's back to skyrim lol
Nerfy
Posted 10:38am 08/12/11
Oh gawd, this is already out?

It looked bad but everybody apparently likes it, damn tempting KotOR'yness... >_>
Ickus
Posted 10:43am 08/12/11
i got the email to preload. i also go an invite to the diablo 3 beta today :/


Is it wrong to want to kill you out of jealousy?
tHeBoRg
Posted 10:45am 08/12/11
The official forums and the Whirlpool TOR forums are going ballistic with the info that the games FAQ was updated this morning with the following....


"If I pre-order Star Wars: The Old Republic but don’t purchase or obtain the full version of the Game, may I continue to play past the Early Game Access period?

The Game officially launches on December 20th, 2011 at 12:01AM EST (Pacific: December 19th, 9:01PM PST; European: December 20th, 05:01AM GMT, 06:01AM CET). There will be no ‘grace period’ post launch in which those who are in Early Game Access will be able to continue to play the Game without completing the following required steps for launch:
1. Fill out your contact information
2. Set up minimum 3 - maximum 5 security questions to protect your SWTOR account
3. Redeem a Product Registration Code (This is different from your Pre-Order Code. Your Product Registration Code is the code tied to the official Game.)
4. Sign up for a recurring subscription or enter a Pre-Paid Game Time Code

You will have the option of completing these steps during the Early Game Access period so that you are ready to play upon the Game’s official launch."

No Grace period which flies in the face of what we have been told since July...by mr Stephen Reid...

"There will be a period after launch day in which those who have pre-ordered will be able to continue playing before entering their Game Code. More information on this will be made available closer to launch."
-Steven Reid

And US Amazon is apparently sticking with it's 21st to the 29th delivery date even though the European Amazons are stating they will ship the game on the 15th of December.

Alot of rage generated by these updates...
LOTUK
Posted 10:51am 08/12/11
If only it was easy to buy it through Origin with VPN's. But the US credit card address they require makes this not an option for me.
Zapo
Posted 11:11am 08/12/11
So basically we're screwed if we pre order it with Amazon as we won't get the game for ages??
DM
Posted 11:12am 08/12/11
With xmas and all we wouldn't get the game until early new year.
Zapo
Posted 11:20am 08/12/11
I've just cancelled my order.

I will try it from a web/key store.
Zapo
Posted 11:22am 08/12/11
Awesome, G2play is out of keys :)
tHeBoRg
Posted 11:31am 08/12/11
I wouldn't have cancelled my order...worst case is you cant play for a few days...if you get early access you can get on the server you want and create all your characters even just as placeholders to reserve your name.

No point getting all bent out of shape over it....things can still change....Amazon could send it out around the 15th, there still might be a grace period or Bioware may reinstate one due to the outcry of them not having one....

just my 2 cents...
glynd
Posted 11:32am 08/12/11
"Delivery estimate: Dec. 23, 2011 - Dec. 29, 2011"

Oh well, just means I'll have to wait a week or two ... no hair off my back. s*** happens.

besides, leading up to christmas, i wouldn't have as much time to play anyway.
Zapo
Posted 11:47am 08/12/11
I would rahter buy the key online and be playing over the xmas break, then play on the weekend for early access and run the risk of being unable to play until early January.

Either way, this is a pretty poor move - if someone has a preorder code at least enable them to play for a week or two prior to kill it.
TicMan
Posted 11:51am 08/12/11
I'm lost by the big post, is the problem simply "After the 20th of December you need to enter your retail CD key to continue playing" ?

If so, I'm sure Amazon mentioned when I was buying my copy that they would send me the CD key electronically at launch date.
Zapo
Posted 11:55am 08/12/11
Ticman, Amazon sends you the pre-order code, it won't send you the CD key to play the game though.
ravn0s
Posted 12:02pm 08/12/11
well that's a pretty big f*** you to everyone that bought it off amazon etc.
ravn0s
Posted 12:13pm 08/12/11
I wouldn't have cancelled my order...worst case is you cant play for a few days...if you get early access you can get on the server you want and create all your characters even just as placeholders to reserve your name.

No point getting all bent out of shape over it....things can still change....Amazon could send it out around the 15th, there still might be a grace period or Bioware may reinstate one due to the outcry of them not having one....

just my 2 cents...


heh even if amazon ships it on the 15th, we probably still wont get it until after the new year.
TicMan
Posted 12:13pm 08/12/11
Rightio, no biggie I suppose.. I'll get it after Xmas once all the family bugger off from squatting in my house.
ravn0s
Posted 12:21pm 08/12/11
i guess i could change my amazon order to the priority international courier (2-5 days) shipping, but it doesn't list how much more expensive it is.
Gesthemene
Posted 12:25pm 08/12/11
ravn0s, it's about an extra $10 for priority shipping
Eorl
Posted 12:28pm 08/12/11
Yeah, not really worth it when I can just get a CD key for $50.
TicMan
Posted 12:32pm 08/12/11
Might as well wait until the 19th to see if the position of Bioware (COME ON STINKY) changes.
ravn0s
Posted 12:33pm 08/12/11
i don't trust cd key sites.
Zapo
Posted 12:35pm 08/12/11
Well I've just ordered it from a CD Key site...it will be interesting to see what happens with my early access code - and whether or not that gets invalidated (or not).
Eorl
Posted 12:49pm 08/12/11
CJS is fine, used them heaps. Same with CD Key warehouse, used them for a few games as well and they delivered it all swiftly.
LOTUK
Posted 12:51pm 08/12/11
let us know if you get the early access code and if it lets you register it
BladeRunner
Posted 01:28pm 08/12/11
I think Ill wait for my collectors edition to come, Cant be bothered to do early access.
boba
Posted 04:02pm 08/12/11
Shipping Estimate December 21, 2011
Delivery Estimate: January 4, 2012 - January 17, 2012

haha f*** you amazon
Fuzzy
Posted 04:21pm 08/12/11
Got mine from G2Play, but I didn't get the pre-order bonus, just a regular purchase, so I don't get my key emailed till 20th :(
Fuzzy
Posted 04:23pm 08/12/11
BEHUB
Posted 04:34pm 08/12/11
The game is only 18.4Gb not including the 'cache' file located in either 'swtor' or 'betatest' sub folder. If it's larger than that then you most likely have some old 'green_*' asset files hanging around in the 'assets' folder that aren't needed anymore.
ravn0s
Posted 04:58pm 08/12/11


ending is lol

last edited by ravn0s at 16:58:16 08/Dec/11
ravn0s
Posted 06:00pm 08/12/11
has anyone bought the game off origin with a vpn?
Eorl
Posted 06:02pm 08/12/11
has anyone bought the game off origin with a vpn?

Can't. It asks for a US address, and checks your card I think. Just kept coming up with errors.
taggs
Posted 06:03pm 08/12/11
has anyone bought the game off origin with a vpn?


some people in the whirlpool thread claim to have done it.
ravn0s
Posted 06:06pm 08/12/11
yeah i know taggs. was just wondering if anyone here had.
HurricaneJim
Posted 06:11pm 08/12/11
has anyone bought the game off origin with a vpn?


It's not on Origin.

On another note if you played the last set of betas and kept the install just update, loader won't log you into the game. I read via the SWTOR forums that you should check your game folder and find the retailclient_swtor.version file, if you have this you will be fine to play at the start (will post a link if I find it).
sharkuul
Posted 09:17pm 08/12/11
hey guys ... theres a d***load of stuff floating around the net about this, but the only official w3rd is from the swtor.com forums. Ive pasted the text below:


In preparation for the official release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, we wanted to make sure that everyone has the correct game client installed on their machine.

If you participated in our Game Testing Program before November 25th, we recommend that you uninstall the game testing client (refer to instructions below) and then download and install the launch game client. We’ll update this post with more instructions when they’re available. You will need 27GB of free space to install the launch game client. The actual size of the game client is approximately 19GB (without additional languages installed).

If you have played in our game testing program at any point from November 25th onwards, you will not need to re-install the game client, as you should already have the launch version installed.

To verify that you have the launch version installed, you can check for the "assets_swtor_main" version file in the following location on your computer: \Program Files (x86)\EA\BioWare\Star Wars – The Old Republic (assuming default installation). If you have that file present, you do not need to reinstall the game client.

With that said, some users may notice that their game client folder is much larger than 27 GB on their system. This may be due to having redundant files from previous versions of the client. If you need to clear up space, we recommend completely uninstalling the client and downloading and installing the launch game client. Again, we’ll update this post with more instructions when they’re available.

To Uninstall the Game Client:
Click on the Start bar and open up your "Control Panel."
Under "Programs" select "Uninstall a Program" (Windows 7) or "Add or Remove Programs" (Windows XP).
Select "Star Wars – The Old Republic."
Right Click on the title and select "Uninstall" (Windows 7) or "Remove" (Windows XP).
Follow all the uninstall steps to remove the game from the PC.
Make sure the following directories no longer exists (or are empty):
-C:\Program Files (x86)\EA\BioWare\Star Wars – The Old Republic
-C:\Program Files (x86)\BioWare\Star Wars – The Old Republic


Note: If you do not see an entry for Star Wars – The Old Republic in your program list, please try the following...
Click on the Start bar and open up Computer.
Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\BioWare\
Locate the "Uninstall Star Wars – The Old Republic.exe" file and launch it.
Follow all the uninstall steps, listed above, to remove the game from the PC.


For more information or if you have questions, please visit our FAQ.

Allison Berryman | Senior Community Coordinator
Follow us on Twitter @SWTOR | Like us on Facebook
[Contact Us] [Rules of Conduct] [F.A.Q.] [Dev Tracker]



SOURCE: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=714124

so in summary if you have a file called:

assets_swtor_main_version.txt

You SHOULD be right to go.
sharkuul
Posted 09:39pm 08/12/11
BTW if you go to properties of the assets file above it should read:

Modified: Saturday, ‎3 ‎December ‎2011, ‏‎4:52:00 AM

if you have this you should be good to go ...
ravn0s
Posted 09:45pm 08/12/11
i'm good. i just want the game over the xmas break.
groganus
Posted 09:49pm 08/12/11
I will probably can my pre-order with amazon if they don't ship by mid next week and by off a cd key site.
Eorl
Posted 11:29pm 08/12/11
Ordered through CJS, just waiting for their restock.
LOTUK
Posted 08:32am 09/12/11
restock of early access?
ravn0s
Posted 09:14am 09/12/11
It's not on Origin.


it is if you use a vpn. being able to buy it is another matter.
Eorl
Posted 09:46am 09/12/11
restock of early access?

Restock of their main game CD Key, which I just got now, but bloody redeeming has been taken down due to website maintenance.
tHeBoRg
Posted 09:51am 09/12/11
Nice to see that there is no drama's obtaining your copy of SWTOR early if you live in Europe

ravn0s
Posted 11:03am 09/12/11
amazon haven't even got their stock yet :/

amazon customer servive have been telling people to talk to EA because it's EA that is stopping them from sending it early. EA customer serivce is telling people to talk to amazon because they have no control over when amazon ship the game.
boba
Posted 11:05am 09/12/11
I cancelled my amazon order and purchased it on cjs
Khel
Posted 11:13am 09/12/11
I've got the collector's edition on amazon, so I'm gonna wait for that. I was thinking about buying a cheap key then upgrading it to the collector's one when I received it, but apparently you can't do that, you can only register one key on your account.
WirlWind
Posted 12:15pm 09/12/11
I just grabbed it off CJS for 17 pounds, since I already had a bunch of store credit after the kerfuffle over the russian skyrim stuff lol.
Eorl
Posted 12:19pm 09/12/11
Yeah only one key on a account sadly. Ah well, at least you can reserve your character/name etc. Just put my key in, all set and ready to go!
ravn0s
Posted 12:40pm 09/12/11
I cancelled my amazon order and purchased it on cjs


did your amazon early access code get removed?

also does cjs come with early access? are the cjs keys US or EU keys?

last edited by ravn0s at 12:40:40 09/Dec/11
Khel
Posted 02:16pm 09/12/11
I remember reading that early access keys for cancelled orders would be revoked, but I dunno if they'll follow through with it, sounds like a time consuming process.
BEHUB
Posted 02:18pm 09/12/11
Amazon have no power over what goes on between you and bioware.
Khel
Posted 02:32pm 09/12/11
Yeah, I wasn't reading it on Amazon, it was Bioware saying they were going to cancel the early access keys for orders that were cancelled.
DM
Posted 02:57pm 09/12/11
Yeah I got the same thing from amazon. If you cancel your pre-order they cancel the early starter key as well. Still don't know of any places that you can preorder a key from and have them send you a early start cd key as well.
Hogfather
Posted 02:58pm 09/12/11
Just did a cjs, waiting on restock. It eventually worked for you eorl? Did you need to do the request key thing again?

And yes, I was adamant I wasn't buying this. I'm a f*****g sheep.
taggs
Posted 03:01pm 09/12/11
And yes, I was adamant I wasn't buying this. I'm a f*****g sheep.


hah, i caved last week ><
glynd
Posted 03:08pm 09/12/11
Yeah I got the same thing from amazon. If you cancel your pre-order they cancel the early starter key as well. Still don't know of any places that you can preorder a key from and have them send you a early start cd key as well.


so why cancel from amazon? it takes a week w/ express shipping. gonna get the same play time + game box.
DM
Posted 03:10pm 09/12/11
Strange. Cjs don't have any standard + early starter versions left but I can order a normal AND a early starter key seperately for $4 more

EDIT - Because even with express shipping, there is no way it is arriving before xmas and often there is an entire stop of mail until after new year. I don't want to have to wait 2+ weeks for my boxed copy when I can just buy a CD key instead. I already have the game on my PC but just need the CD key to activate it.

last edited by DM at 15:10:29 09/Dec/11
Nerfy
Posted 03:15pm 09/12/11
And yes, I was adamant I wasn't buying this. I'm a f*****g sheep.

I'm so f*****g tempted.
taggs
Posted 03:22pm 09/12/11
Because even with express shipping, there is no way it is arriving before xmas and often there is an entire stop of mail until after new year


pretty sure with the most expensive shipping option it can arrive any time from 24/12 onwards from amazon (minimum shipping time 2 days)

also, entire stop of mail between xmas and new years? are you sure about that?
DM
Posted 03:32pm 09/12/11
Well cjs is a bust. They don't accept raw credit cards, and the only services they use want me to get an SMS from them before they will let me send my money through. I don't own a mobile. F*** them in the butt.

EDIT - Also because I missed the beta test, I assume there are WoW like servers so which one does everyone play on?

last edited by DM at 15:32:40 09/Dec/11
Zapo
Posted 03:48pm 09/12/11
Well I ordered yesterday from CDkeywarehouse (www.cdkey.com.au) - it seems they have run out of keys also - so I just hope my order will get me one quickly enough.

I cancelled my Amazon preorder yesterday too - my code redemption on SWOTR site is still showing a preorder registered, so I wonder if they will purge all invalid preorder codes prior to the early game time - here's hoping they don't!
Crakaveli
Posted 03:59pm 09/12/11
Currently downloading TOR and the Diablo 3 beta ;).
ravn0s
Posted 04:12pm 09/12/11
im going to try and get a key from cjs tonight, but only if they're US keys. how long does it take to get the key?

last edited by ravn0s at 16:12:31 09/Dec/11
TicMan
Posted 04:11pm 09/12/11
Any update on the grace period thingie?
Zapo
Posted 04:28pm 09/12/11
There is no grace period. If you are wanting to play it over the break then I would strongly recommend buying it from a CD key place. The issue is that they're all being flooded now.
Khel
Posted 05:28pm 09/12/11
I'm not overly concerned, I got the expedited shipping from Amazon, so it should arrive reasonably quickly. And its couriered not going through the postal system, so it shouldn't get as backed up as mail does over Christmas. Besides, the first week of a new MMO, while its fun being in there at the beginning, is often a laggy mess of server restarts until they balance the load out. At least you can all come here and yell at Stinky if the servers go down :P
ravn0s
Posted 07:49pm 09/12/11
bah looks like cjs are EU keys.
Everlong
Posted 09:03pm 09/12/11
Ha they are probably finalising the European sales before the EU collapses, hence the early shipping for Euros :P
ravn0s
Posted 09:05pm 09/12/11


Eorl
Posted 09:20pm 09/12/11
Bioware have stated there is no region restriction between EU and US, just time differences on servers. So EU can play on US and vise versa. CJS took about 9 hours to get to me, it will tell you the delivery date on the website. I believe they are out of game+early access, but have plenty of normal early access.

I can see why Bioware would be cancelling the Early Access codes, but currently you can't put a new one on a account that already has it, so if I was to buy the one on CJS, it would be useless. They should just let it be, not gonna hurt anyone.
ravn0s
Posted 09:21pm 09/12/11
Bioware have stated there is no region restriction between EU and US. So EU can play on US and vise versa.


yeah i know that but people are speculating you will have to pay your sub in euros if you get the EU copy.
Eorl
Posted 09:29pm 09/12/11
Eh, I doubt it, most MMO's will want to stick to the $15 all round.
ravn0s
Posted 09:40pm 09/12/11
err they're charging US$14.99 ($14.80), £8.99 ($13.90) and €12.99 ($17) for monthly subs.
Nerfy
Posted 09:45pm 09/12/11
Haha that comic's awesome rav.
ravn0s
Posted 10:25am 10/12/11
wtf my order on amazon has disappeared. :/

and because bigpond email is down i cant see if they sent an email about it.
Zapo
Posted 10:29am 10/12/11
wtf my order on amazon has disappeared.


Check to make sure it just doesn't' appear on the last 6 months screen. By default it only shows orders made in the last 30 days.
ravn0s
Posted 10:33am 10/12/11
lol never mind it's reappeared. not sure what happened there.

still list dec 21 as shipping date :(

last edited by ravn0s at 10:33:01 10/Dec/11
Hogfather
Posted 10:45am 10/12/11
err they're charging US$14.99 ($14.80), £8.99 ($13.90) and €12.99 ($17) for monthly subs.

Which I'm fine with. $2 a month doesn't break me.

It doesn't take a lot of depreciation of the EUR for those prices to fall in favour of EU. We've been gaining on the EUR for 2 years now and I don't see them turning that around anytime soon, do you? There may not be a EUR in 6 months anyway ;)

The USD rate has possibly peaked though? If the EUR wekens much more I could totally see net-savvy buyers of this s*** turning to EU markets rather than US, which is what floating rates are supposed to f*****g do anyway, right?
Hogfather
Posted 11:02am 10/12/11
Dear Hogfather

Please accept our apologies for the delay. Our buyers are aware of the problem and we are working hard to fulfil your order. We are sorry that you are experiencing this unusual occurrence. You will receive an email when the problem is resolved.

You will recieve your key before release date.

Best Regards
CJS-CDKEYS.COM
Support Staff
DM
Posted 11:35am 10/12/11
Its nearly impossible to buy from any of these cd keys sites when you can't use paypal. I may be stuck having to reorder from amazon and just having to wait 2 weeks.
Eorl
Posted 11:41am 10/12/11
Don't you have a debit/visa/mastercard DM? If you do, use the MoneyBookers method. No need for a pin to be sent or anything.
DM
Posted 11:44am 10/12/11
Yeah I tried that but it said my visa is unverified and they need a moble number to send a pin too. I snaked my mums mobile, tried it, no key came through. Just trying paypal again and hoping thing's don't go south. If they do i'll get the money in a week or so back. Maybe it was just that sellers account having issues that I tried.
ravn0s
Posted 12:54pm 10/12/11
dm try these guys they only accept paypal

http://www.ultimatumgamekeys.com/en/game/buy-cheap-ea-swtor-star-wars-the-old-republic-origin-cd-key

let me know how it goes if you do.
DM
Posted 01:06pm 10/12/11
I went to a place i've been to twice before and placed my pre-order. Amazingly I think it went through. Must of just been that 1 person's account who wouldn't work with my paypal account. $50 for Digital Deluxe version which apparantly comes with this stuff as well.

Flare Gun: Fires flares into the air.
Training Droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance.
HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer.
HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures.
STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform): Sleek and unique in-game vehicle.

Just wonder when i'll get my actual key and if the amazon early starter one I put in will be canceled sometime or not.
Zapo
Posted 01:24pm 10/12/11
amazon early starter one I put in will be canceled sometime or not


I'm wondering this also as I've done exactly the same thing.
DM
Posted 03:03pm 10/12/11
Had to make a new SWTOR account but got my digital deluxe key, registered it and ready to go. Old account will just rot I guess. Anyone else looking for a good place to buy from, this may be a good start. Used them 3 times now and each time keys have been delivered in a couple of hours (about 2 for this key), without errors and still do work.

last edited by DM at 15:03:15 10/Dec/11
ravn0s
Posted 02:59pm 10/12/11
why did you need to make another account?
DM
Posted 03:04pm 10/12/11
Because my amazon keys were still active inside the account and it wouldn't let me register a 2nd set of keys. They may of been deleted later on before launch but i'm impaitent. Wouldn't be a problem for someone who hasn't already gotten a code from amazon.

Oh yeah also comes with the early start bonus.
ravn0s
Posted 03:55pm 10/12/11
im gonna give that site a shot.
ravn0s
Posted 05:21pm 10/12/11
just saw this posted on whirlpool

Khel
Posted 05:44pm 10/12/11
How are these cd key sites selling cd keys already? I wouldn't have thought Bioware has released cd keys to them yet. And if they have, why the f*** wont they let Amazon send it out early?!?
Eorl
Posted 05:49pm 10/12/11
They probably have deals with suppliers that allows them to put out earlier.
TicMan
Posted 06:56pm 10/12/11
DirectGameKeys lets you pay by PayPal.
ravn0s
Posted 07:15pm 10/12/11
DirectGameKeys lets you pay by PayPal.


i'm still waiting for my key from them

dm how long did it take for you to receive yours?
DM
Posted 07:19pm 10/12/11
Only about 2 hours. My other 2 keys took about 6 though. You'll get it.
ravn0s
Posted 07:26pm 10/12/11
ordered about 4hrs ago so hopefully get it soon then.
boba
Posted 08:46am 11/12/11
Got this from CJS

Thank you very much for your payment. We are pleased to inform you that your starwars_oldrepublic_standard_WITH_EARLYhos_15dec activation key(s) is now ready for collection in the AutoKey System.


Pitty the swtor website is down...
TicMan
Posted 08:59am 11/12/11
I got this from DGK overnight, not sure if it's the retail key or early play key though.


An order you recently placed on our website has had its status changed.

The status of order #12345 is now Completed

Order Details

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Date Placed: 10th Dec 2011
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boba
Posted 09:57am 11/12/11
yeah looks like I got a preorder and game key from cjs
ravn0s
Posted 10:21am 11/12/11
yeah i only got the one key too ticman.

dm did you only get the one key?
DM
Posted 10:29am 11/12/11
Yes I got 1 key which gave me both the pre-order and the early start bonus.
ravn0s
Posted 10:31am 11/12/11
cool. guess i have to make a new account then.
DM
Posted 11:12am 11/12/11
Just trying to read up about the classes but the official page is always down it seems for maint so buggered if I know where to go. The pages I have found only give extremely vague descriptions of what the clases history is over the SW universe. Useless.
ravn0s
Posted 11:15am 11/12/11
the main site doesn't give much info either

torhead has a bit of info. not sure about history of classes though.
DM
Posted 11:19am 11/12/11
I found this site seconds after posting so looks like I found what I need.
Hogfather
Posted 11:29am 11/12/11
CJS sent me an email that I had a key but there were none when I logged in to retrieve it.

What a f***ed system. Now waiting like 3 days or something.
DM
Posted 11:49am 11/12/11
What was the ping like when playing the beta? About the same as WoWs? What server is everyone going on/what side because I don't wanna run off and roll a server on my own and then get bored because I got no one to play with.

last edited by DM at 11:49:09 11/Dec/11
ravn0s
Posted 11:51am 11/12/11
i was getting between 200-250ms. apparently on west coast servers, people were getting 100-150ms.
Eorl
Posted 12:09pm 11/12/11
200-250ms for me as well. Was playing on their US servers, will try EU servers as well. Depends if the servers are closer to us compared to America.
DM
Posted 12:13pm 11/12/11
Wow that's good to hear. No need for a ping service then. I'm looking at imperial agent classes and bounty hunter videos and not 100% on what I want to play yet. I want that little companion blizz but i'm not sure if any class besides BH can get him or not.
groganus
Posted 12:29pm 11/12/11
Anywhere i can buy a digital delux key?
Eorl
Posted 12:43pm 11/12/11
Gotta admit, they are doing really well with their servers. Downloading at 3mb/s is awesome.

I'm rolling Sith now, RL friends are all going Sith.

Grog, try the sites listed in here, but you might find it hard to get one so close to pre-release.
Khel
Posted 01:15pm 11/12/11
What server is everyone going on/what side because I don't wanna run off and roll a server on my own and then get bored because I got no one to play with.


Dunno yet, waiting to see what server the majority of australian guilds get assigned to
ravn0s
Posted 01:32pm 11/12/11
get an error when using the code with my account, so making a new account to see if that works.

edit: "Sorry you do not meet the criteria to create an account at this time."

wtf? would it be because i put my country as australia?


last edited by ravn0s at 13:32:35 11/Dec/11
DM
Posted 01:48pm 11/12/11
I made my 2nd account last night and it worked fine for me. Dunno what's up with that rav.
ravn0s
Posted 01:48pm 11/12/11
might be because the site just came back and account making is back up and running yet.
DM
Posted 01:50pm 11/12/11
Oh well that could do it. Can anyone else log in with the launcher? I think I need to download a few more files
ravn0s
Posted 05:04pm 11/12/11
made a new account and activated the key. looks like it's just for the early access though :/
DM
Posted 05:18pm 11/12/11
Under the code redemption page mine says this...

12.10.2011 Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Early Game Access: Ready to patch
12.10.2011 Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Deluxe Edition Pre-Order

Same as yours?
Hogfather
Posted 05:21pm 11/12/11
Anyone know when the patcher / preloader will be up?
ravn0s
Posted 05:29pm 11/12/11
mines the same as yours, but people are saying if use used the actual game key, in your origin account it's supposed to list two games. one that says preorder and the other that just says deluxe or standard edition. i only have preorder listed.

i've sent them an email to see what's up



last edited by ravn0s at 17:29:33 11/Dec/11
Hogfather
Posted 05:28pm 11/12/11
Yeh, my Origin shows both.
boba
Posted 05:38pm 11/12/11
if you try to redeem the game key in origin it sends you to the swtor website to redeem it. I redeemed mine from CJS under https://account.swtor.com/user/codes then refreshed my games in Origin and it appeared.
DM
Posted 05:40pm 11/12/11
Do you need to use origin though to load this game? I don't like it but in my 2nd origin account (seems star wars made one for me) it only shows the 1 games deluxe preorder thing.
TicMan
Posted 05:45pm 11/12/11
I think those of us from the beta are going Shadow Hand & Imperial side. The ping during beta was top notch, absolutely no problems at all and sub 250ms for me any time I checked it.

Hoggy - you should be able to grab the client launcher and install using it. I know when I installed the beta client (which is retail) that it used it's own launcher for downloading and not Origin. Link to client is here.
ravn0s
Posted 05:50pm 11/12/11
Do you need to use origin though to load this game?


nope
BEHUB
Posted 05:50pm 11/12/11
West Coast servers during the last weekend were giving me 150ms - 160ms.

Those that use a tunnel/proxy in wow most of the major providers are going to have support during the early start period.
ravn0s
Posted 05:52pm 11/12/11
i was just thinking maybe the code system is different for the digital versions. might only be one code instead of two like the retail version.
Hogfather
Posted 06:02pm 11/12/11
Hoggy - you should be able to grab the client launcher and install using it. I know when I installed the beta client (which is retail) that it used it's own launcher for downloading and not Origin. Link to client is here.

I have the launcher, but when I log in it says "Server not responding".
DM
Posted 06:03pm 11/12/11
Same. Server for the files must be down for awhile. Hope to god they havn't put in place some type of "f*** you australia" IP ban
ravn0s
Posted 06:04pm 11/12/11
yeah the update servers are down atm. afaik there's no eta when they'll be back up.
Eorl
Posted 06:24pm 11/12/11
There was an ETA, stated when you signed in that they were taking them down. I think they will be back up at 9pm our time.

We (as in my friends and I) will be rolling on Shadow Hand, as that seems to be the server Aussies have taken a liking to, plus it's the one we all played beta on. However, as I said before, going Sith, but might see you guys running around the world, so I'll make sure to shove my lightsaber in your guts!
DM
Posted 06:27pm 11/12/11
Well I'm playing a bounty hunter merc so looks like shadow hand it is then.
groganus
Posted 06:28pm 11/12/11
There is actually a large daisy chain with some of the larger Aussie guilds to "decide" on an unofficial Aussie server.
Hogfather
Posted 06:28pm 11/12/11
There was an ETA, stated when you signed in that they were taking them down

Not on my computer.
ravn0s
Posted 06:35pm 11/12/11
all i know is i'm either going jedi shadow or sith assassin.
Hogfather
Posted 06:42pm 11/12/11
Patcher is up!
DM
Posted 06:49pm 11/12/11
So when does early start.. er start? 2 days?
ravn0s
Posted 06:50pm 11/12/11
here's some info about the legacy system. sounds kinda cool

IGN: Can you explain what the Legacy system is meant to be?

James Ohlen: What we're giving at ship is basically just a taste of the Legacy System. It's allowing you to essentially choose your legacy name, essentially your family name. You're creating a family, and you can populate that family with children or siblings, but you can also populate it with friends and henchmen. Even though it's part of a family you can still have aliens or people that aren't actually related to your other characters. This is one of the features that we have a lot of people focused on right now. All the characters in that family tree are going to share the benefits that come from being part of that family and those benefits are going to include new powers, new items, there's going to be a whole bunch of different things that you're able to unlock through the Legacy system.

The inspiration for it is that Star Wars is very much about family, you have the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader or Anakin Skywalker so that was what started it off. We also wanted another reason to reward players for playing more than one character. If you decide to be the player who plays the Bounty Hunter and an Imperial Agent and a Jedi Knight, you're actually rewarded for doing that because you know they can all be part of the same family tree.



So when does early start.. er start? 2 days?


only for those that preordered months ago.
Eorl
Posted 08:36pm 11/12/11
Legacy system sounds wicked. Basically making alt characters more fun then just "want to see what they are like or guild needs me as this".
Khel
Posted 08:47pm 11/12/11
Yeah, you could create guilds on the website months ago, and set up alliances with other guilds, then before the game launches they lock all the guilds and assign them to servers, trying to make sure that all guilds that have alliances with each other end up the same server. So heaps of big aussie guilds all set up alliances with each other, to try and get assigned to the same server. Server allocations have been released yet, but once they are, I'd imagine whatever server all the aussie guilds ended up on will become the unofficial australian server.
ravn0s
Posted 08:48pm 11/12/11
i would say server allocations will be released the day before early access
DM
Posted 08:49pm 11/12/11
Watching BH merc pvp videos makes me want to play this so bad. Either BH or Imp Agent for me. The other styles of classes will be so overplayed.
ravn0s
Posted 08:53pm 11/12/11
do all imperial classes have a british accent?
Khel
Posted 09:13pm 11/12/11
The other styles of classes will be so overplayed.


There was tonnes of bounty hunters when I was playing my Sith Inquisitor, probably not quite as many agents, but there was still a lot, theres not going to be any class that isn't "overplayed", so just pick what you want.
DM
Posted 09:22pm 11/12/11
Yeah I bet your right. I dunno BH just seems like the class for me. I don't like to tank so merc gives me 2 DPS trees and a healing one. I just love the blasters, rockets, flamethrowers and so on. I take it there is a respec type feature yes?

EDIT - And I get Blizz as a companion!
BEHUB
Posted 09:40pm 11/12/11
Flamethrower is really only used by the Power Tech. As a merc you'll get a ton of AE abilities that are better than flamethrower anyway.

Class/Race/Faction breakdown from the 11,000 vote poll on the SWTOR forums:
http://www.malumfactum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SWTOR-Poll-MF.png
Khel
Posted 10:58pm 11/12/11
I take it there is a respec type feature yes?


You can respec your talents, but once you choose your Advanced Class, thats permanent, you can't change that.
DM
Posted 11:08pm 11/12/11
Cool graph. If I was going rebels (or whatever they are called) i'd be going smuggler or jedi consular so I could throw rocks at people. Surprised there isn't more female characters though.
groganus
Posted 07:33am 12/12/11
I gave the smuggler a good work out in the beta, The cover system made it one of the most unique classes i have ever played in an mmo.

The story was pretty tops as well. I plan on giving one a good work out.
tHeBoRg
Posted 07:52am 12/12/11
Check out this link for a very comprehensive Guide & F.A.Q. to everything The Old Republic...

http://liberi-fatali.net/the-old-republic/star-wars-the-old-republic-guide-and-faq/
Zapo
Posted 09:39am 12/12/11
I believe I've entered all my codes and the following show up in my account. Is this what others are seeing?

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Early Game Access: Ready to patch
Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Standard Edition Pre-Order

I'm hoping that's early access and the normal pre-order.
ravn0s
Posted 09:56am 12/12/11
unless you have 2 swtor games listed on your origin account, then you only have early access.

still no word from the place i bought from :/
Zapo
Posted 09:59am 12/12/11
I have two games on my Origin account :) So I guess I'm set.
DM
Posted 10:15am 12/12/11
Well s*** now i'm worried. I only have 1.
Obes
Posted 11:28am 12/12/11
Origin physical copies are being released on the 16th ...
Amazon still the 20th.
BEHUB
Posted 11:54am 12/12/11
Amazon UK are shipping on the 15th
glynd
Posted 12:21pm 12/12/11
so has an "unofficial" australian server been decided or is shadow hand the one decided by people ITT?

will be interesting to see who rolls what. I was going to roll a Merc BH but don't really want to roll a BH if every boy and his dog are playing one. Either that or imperial agent as they seemed to have less people playing.
ravn0s
Posted 12:47pm 12/12/11
Well s*** now i'm worried. I only have 1.


i reckon we will get a key a day or so after they receive them for origin because afaik origin is the only place you can get the digital deluxe version
tHeBoRg
Posted 12:51pm 12/12/11
so has an "unofficial" australian server been decided or is shadow hand the one decided by people ITT? will be interesting to see who rolls what. I was going to roll a Merc BH but don't really want to roll a BH if every boy and his dog are playing one. Either that or imperial agent as they seemed to have less people playing.


No unofficial server has been decieded yet as Bioware are still to tell the guilds that participated in Biowares guild deployment system what server they will be placed on. The PVE daisy chain of guilds is scheduled to meet tomorrow night at 9pm to come to a decision based on where we are all placed.

I believe the PVP daisy chain is doing something similar...if we are all placed (or majority placed) we will go where Bioware puts us...if not the various guild leaders will deciede what server to roll on, and it will probably deteriorate from there...lol.

Once Bioware tells us where they are deploying the guilds decisions will be made pretty quick after that...I will post in this thread as soon as I know what the PVE daisy chain does.
Eorl
Posted 01:55pm 12/12/11
Eh, I think I'll stick with Shadow Hand anyway, seemed to have a good amount of aussies on at our time.
BEHUB
Posted 11:08pm 12/12/11
Fpr those curious about unofficial aussie server .. good info here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/swtor/comments/n9hil/unofficial_oceanic_server/
boba
Posted 06:35am 13/12/11
boba
Posted 07:20am 13/12/11
Zapo
Posted 07:30am 13/12/11
Is that a US West Server?
boba
Posted 07:48am 13/12/11
Is that a US West Server?

Yes
darkjedi
Posted 08:04am 13/12/11
Wish I had the spare money and time to let me get into ToR. Doubt my marriage or fitness could survive me playing two MMOs!
DM
Posted 09:03am 13/12/11
I can quickly see swiftsure being a 3 - 6 hour long queue now thanks to this daisy chain of aussie guilds.
boba
Posted 09:05am 13/12/11
I can quickly see swiftsure being a 3 - 6 hour long queue now thanks to this daisy chain of aussie guilds.

like this? http://www.leagueofpirates.com/sirvival/queuedance.html
tHeBoRg
Posted 09:20am 13/12/11
Well the PVE daisy chain seems to be split across 2 servers...The Harbinger and The Jekk'Jekk Tarr, though I tthink their are a few others as well but it seems the bulk is on those 2.

Tonights Ventrilo meetting will be very interesting...I can see it easily turning into a s***fest,,,the general consensus of as this morning is maybe to have both those servers as the unofficial PVE servers.

Will post when I know more.
Khel
Posted 09:48am 13/12/11
Yeah, I reckon The Harbinger is where I'll end up, Jekk'Jekk Tarr, apart from having a really annoying to type name, sounds really full.
Eorl
Posted 10:19am 13/12/11
They both will be extremely full. Still gonna stick to Shadow Hand, if it turns out me and my mates can't get a raid going, we will come over to where the Aussies are all at.
TicMan
Posted 10:48am 13/12/11
ravn0s
Posted 11:32am 13/12/11
i would prefer to play on a west coast server since the lower ping would probably help in pvp.
TicMan
Posted 11:33am 13/12/11

Assigned to Server Hyperspace Cannon


Is what has happened to Khel's guild.
Khel
Posted 11:42am 13/12/11
Yeah :( Thats why I think Jekk'Jekk Tarr is probably full, cos all our allies and enemies that we set up are on Jekk'Jekk Tarr, so if it wasn't full, I would have imagined we would be put there.

We probably aren't gonna go where the guild was deployed though, gonna go on one of the above servers.
TicMan
Posted 11:45am 13/12/11
So if I'm not mistaken the two server choices at the moment are The Harbinger & Jekk'Jekk Tarr ?
ravn0s
Posted 11:57am 13/12/11
looks like its going to be

pvp: swiftsure

pve: the harbinger
DM
Posted 12:21pm 13/12/11
Well i've found PvE servers to be very boring and quickly lose interest while PvP you can at least go gank. Swiftsure seems like the place for me though.
BEHUB
Posted 12:25pm 13/12/11
I hope they decide on a secondary pvp server
Khel
Posted 12:48pm 13/12/11
PvP servers are too frustrating to level up on, I used to play WoW on a pvp server, but I got over it a few years ago. World PvP doesn't seem to be too special in ToR anyway since on all the planets I played, republic and imperials didn't have many quests in the same areas, they had their own separate areas, so you didn't see people from the other side very much anyway. If you get bored, go play a Warzone, the pvp will be more fun and you get rewards for it.
DM
Posted 12:56pm 13/12/11
Oh I just assumed it would be like wow where both horde and alliance have lots of contact. If that's not the case then, and from the sounds of it more people here are going PvE then Harbringer it is. Also has a cooler name.
Khel
Posted 01:31pm 13/12/11
They usually share the same main city on each planet, but the questing areas (apart from a few of the heroic quests and such) seem to be separate areas. It might change in the higher like 40+ zones, but I didn't get that far.

And you can't even go to the other side's areas a lot of the time, like on Tatooine when I was imperial and tried to go to the republic areas, I got killed by a sandstorm.
glynd
Posted 02:18pm 13/12/11
Anyone know the australian time for when the game opens up?
typo
Posted 02:20pm 13/12/11
And you can't even go to the other side's areas a lot of the time, like on Tatooine when I was imperial and tried to go to the republic areas, I got killed by a sandstorm.


Somebody didn't go to the Great Pit of Carkoon.
DM
Posted 02:22pm 13/12/11
Anyone know the australian time for when the game opens up?

I dunno. Something about some people getting an early early start because they pre-ordered before others? So they get to start like 2 days before the early start? f**** me but within the next 3 or 4 days I would assume.
typo
Posted 02:23pm 13/12/11
Anyone know the australian time for when the game opens up?


11pm tonight is the start of early access.

Is what has happened to Khel's guild.


And a couple of other smaller AU guilds. All of which are waiting to see what a) their members think, and b) where the AU daisy chain of guilds decides to end up. It just makes finding PUGmates easier at 2 in the morning.

EDIT: Khel, send that man an invite to the facebook group.

last edited by typo at 14:23:58 13/Dec/11
DM
Posted 02:25pm 13/12/11
Oh tonight? Oh cool late night then!
glynd
Posted 02:28pm 13/12/11
11pm tonight is the start of early access.


magic, cheers mate.

might spend the early access decided whether to roll a BH Merc or IA OP and then make a decision on a server. After making the switch from a US server to Oceanic in WoW, I'm definitely going where the rest of the aussies are going. never making that mistake again.
typo
Posted 02:28pm 13/12/11
Oh tonight? Oh cool late night then!


Yeah, 7AM Est I believe (-5GMT). Everybody send your positive thoughts to stinky, he's going to have a huge couple of weeks.
ravn0s
Posted 02:31pm 13/12/11
early access doesn't start for everyone tonight. it's only those who get invited which is probably people that preordered months ago.
typo
Posted 02:32pm 13/12/11
After making the switch from a US server to Oceanic in WoW, I'm definitely going where the rest of the aussies are going. never making that mistake again.


My only fear is that it has a cool name, so heaps of people will flock to it giving us huge queue times. That being said, there was some statements that their servers can handle s*** tonnes of people due to their zone-instancing (and the queues in the stress tests weren't that shabby, so who knows?).

But yeah, I joined a US server to play with a friend after LK came out and, other than weekends, it was a barren wasteland of pointlessness if you wanted to group for anything.
typo
Posted 02:34pm 13/12/11
early access doesn't start for everyone tonight. it's only those who get invited which is probably people that preordered months ago.


Yeah, it's all in waves. Kind of like the beta test from a couple of weekends ago.

That was 750,000 over 2 or 3 days that got loaded on, right?
DM
Posted 02:43pm 13/12/11
Wonder when we get the emails saying to come and join
ravn0s
Posted 02:47pm 13/12/11
you wont get an email until the day they want you to start playing.
DM
Posted 04:58pm 13/12/11
My other account's codes are still active so I guess I got 2 chances at being able to play tonight.
typo
Posted 05:19pm 13/12/11
For PvP players, it looks like "The Swiftsure" is the PvP server of choice for AU guilds. PvE server is still being debated on.
DM
Posted 10:03pm 13/12/11
Guess i cant get into the early early start since neither account can log in. Bugger. Oh well only 2 days.
glynd
Posted 10:12pm 13/12/11
oh whoops, completely forgot. I only played the most recent BETA, do I need to re-download the whole game again?
DM
Posted 10:19pm 13/12/11
No. There was something about a "if you have retailclient_swtor.version" in your directory (actual file name may be different) then your good to go.
tHeBoRg
Posted 02:14am 14/12/11
The PVE guild meeting didn't really accomplish much we have 2 unofficial servers The Harbinger where most of the aussie guilds went and Jekk'Jekk Tar where The older Gamers guild went and a couple of small aussie guilds.
Keato
Posted 08:50am 14/12/11
Don't just wait for the email, keep checking your account. People here at work have not recieved the email but playing fine.
ravn0s
Posted 09:16am 14/12/11
poor TOG. no ones cares about them.
TicMan
Posted 09:23am 14/12/11
I'm confused about this early access thing.. I have it on my account (from my Amazon pre-order) but then I cancelled that however the subscription is still there. I go to add the CD key received from DGK and it says I can't add a second copy of the same game.

Can't login yet either and I'm sick which was going to be a totally awesome day of sitting at home playing SWTOR.
ravn0s
Posted 09:27am 14/12/11
ticman, they are inviting people into the early access in waves. the earlier you preordered the game, the earlier you get access. also your amazon preorder code is still active, that's why the new code wont work. if you want to use that new code you will have to make a new account like i did.
TicMan
Posted 09:36am 14/12/11
Oh right, thanks for the explanation. I am guessing that once the 20th is here, my DGK key will work because it will be the retail code?

Zapo, how early did you pre-order?
boba
Posted 09:38am 14/12/11
/me shakes fist at everyone already playing
DM
Posted 09:39am 14/12/11
DGK told me in an email that they will be sending keys out on release date when they get them. Also far as I know you can still use your current account and when the time rolls around to input your key, it'll upgrade to whatever version the key is tied to. So no need to make a second account (wish I knew this before!)
Khel
Posted 09:46am 14/12/11
I originally ordered in July but my pre-order code got f***ed up and attached to the wrong account. By the time I realised that it was November, ordered another copy to get another pre-order key (figure I can sell the game to someone when I get it), but I'm probably going to get f*** all early access. Customer support was utterly useless at helping me as well, after 3 attempts all I managed to get was a canned response about how they can issue me a new pre-order key if I'm having trouble redeeming mine. All I wanted was for them to honor the original date I pre-ordered :(

Went above and beyond and ordered the special colletctor's edition of the game and now I get completely screwed because of it. Thanks EA.
Eorl
Posted 11:27am 14/12/11
I'm in! Just needed to set-up my subscription and I was able to play! HOLY JESUS THIS IS AMAZING!
Khel
Posted 11:31am 14/12/11
Wtf, didn't you only just order it in the last few weeks?
DM
Posted 11:32am 14/12/11
I still can't get in because I cant set up a subscription due to not having my actual retail key yet. F***. Perhaps I don't get to play a week sooner after all.
Nerfy
Posted 11:33am 14/12/11
I miss being confident that this game would be lame, now you guys sound like you're having fun and I'm not.
DM
Posted 11:37am 14/12/11
Lv 30s already running around.
Eorl
Posted 11:58am 14/12/11
I pre-ordered ageeees ago on Amazon. The no subscription notification isn't a bug, it will disappear when you get invited. I didn't receive a email, just logged on and found I could play. Servers are chockers though, but no real lag issues so far. Feels more polished then beta to, which is surprising considering beta was so well done.
DM
Posted 12:34pm 14/12/11
Wow people on the forums are going bats*** calling this a terrible launch (despite the fact the game doesn't officialy launch for another 6 days) and EA yet again f*****g people over. Seriously so much anger, I would assume all from people who didn't get picked to play today or else they wouldn't be posting. Ah so hilarious.
Drummo
Posted 12:37pm 14/12/11
I'm in! Just needed to set-up my subscription and I was able to play! HOLY JESUS THIS IS AMAZING!


I tried to set up my sub in advance to save me time when I gain access but it refuses my CC :(

Will have to try out the wife's later and see if I have any more luck, anyone else had a similar problem?
taggs
Posted 12:40pm 14/12/11
so i pre-ordered off amazon.com - entered my early access code into my swtor.com account and was happily waiting for my invite.

now my swtor.com account doesn't appear to have remembered that i've entered that code and when i try to re-enter it it tells me the code is in use -.-

don't have more than one swtor or origin account so i have nfi what has happened. guess i'll be chatting with EA support tonight :(
Shaexen
Posted 12:45pm 14/12/11
I originally preordered from Amazon in July. I redeemed the code on the 28th of July and I didn't get in today. Amazon are apparently going to be shipping the game early for everyone but I canceled and bought through a CD key site anyway.

You think the nerd rage is bad now, wait until they finish inviting people tomorrow lol.
Khel
Posted 12:46pm 14/12/11
guess i'll be chatting with EA support tonight :(


Good luck, they're f*****g useless
DM
Posted 12:49pm 14/12/11
Hahaha EA support are a joke. You will have better luck trying to bath a cat with boxing gloves on.
kappa
Posted 01:23pm 14/12/11
They should have just had a "Pre-order before X date for early access".

It would have been a lot simpler.
Eorl
Posted 01:27pm 14/12/11
They are testing server capacity. Early access is really only to get s*** sorted, figure out what server you want to be on and make some characters for name sake. Otherwise it's going to be like all other MMO launches, and have lag everywhere.
boba
Posted 06:19pm 14/12/11
Hope you don't expect to get in EGA anytime soon if you pre ordered in Dec

https://twitter.com/#!/Rockjaw/status/146705008350609408
DM
Posted 06:24pm 14/12/11
I have my 2nd account with pre-order codes still active which was made in september so either way i'm getting a few days. Just need to spend some time deciding bounty hunter or imperial agent.
ravn0s
Posted 06:27pm 14/12/11
Hope you don't expect to get in EGA anytime soon if you pre ordered in Dec

https://twitter.com/#!/Rockjaw/status/146705008350609408


lol that's probably me. was hoping i would get into it on the 18th so i would at least get a good solid day of play.
neimad
Posted 07:24pm 14/12/11
Yes, TOG decided to stick with The Jekk'Jekk Tarr server for our PvE guilds. At least the meeting was (mostly) civil and the consensus was to have two Oceanic based servers.

Now, where's my EGA email?
glynd
Posted 07:28pm 14/12/11
seriously ... at least a day of early game time haha. f***, should have CD key'd it
Obes
Posted 08:45pm 14/12/11
Their server might be running well.
The game might be perfect.

But as far as launches go this is one of the least well done.

I haven't seen such angry forums since SWG.
ravn0s
Posted 08:56pm 14/12/11
eh what's happening on the forums? people whining they didn't get invited on first day?
Zapo
Posted 08:58pm 14/12/11
Obes, the only dodgy thing that they've done IMO is change their stance on the whole grace period - well that and not selling in AUS/NZ:)

Other than that I don't see an issue with a staggered release over a pre-release window. The alternative is that everyone tries to login at the same time, they can't bring up additional servers properly to cater for load, there are huge huge queues and server instability.

The people b****ing on the forums are a bunch of twats, and the same people b****ing there would be the same people b****ing if they just allowed everyone access at the same time!

What's the better alternative here??
Enska
Posted 09:12pm 14/12/11
Posting to say f*** CJS keys up the ass. What a f*****g retarded system, it's like you need to be a jobless douche sitting in front of your pc all day just to collect the key you've already f*****g paid for.

f*****g morons whoever runs that joint.
darkjedi
Posted 09:21pm 14/12/11
Other than that I don't see an issue with a staggered release over a pre-release window. The alternative is that everyone tries to login at the same time, they can't bring up additional servers properly to cater for load, there are huge huge queues and server instability.


World of Warcraft is calling from 2004. Hello Queue dance!
ravn0s
Posted 09:29pm 14/12/11
apparently people that have EU keys are seeing subs in US$. guess the keys aren't region specific.

also on the pvp servers you can create both imperial and republic characters.

last edited by ravn0s at 21:29:23 14/Dec/11
DM
Posted 09:37pm 14/12/11
I'll no doubt spend the first week trying out sith sorcerer, bounty hunter and imp agent. This is a huge issue with me in MMOs that I can't just decide on a class.
ravn0s
Posted 09:43pm 14/12/11
oh and amazon have announced they're shipping the game on dec 15.

and the security key app is available for download, but isn't working yet

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/star-wars-the-old-republic/id488420295?mt=8

last edited by ravn0s at 21:43:01 14/Dec/11
Obes
Posted 09:52pm 14/12/11
The staggered launch only achieves reduced load in the starting areas. Which I get.

But may I suggest that calling early access was a poor choice, if they had called it a pre-release public beta, inviting people randomly to join it, then on say the 2nd last day announce hey we are letting people keep their toons. The public perception would have been significantly different to the current 200 threads of bioware renegging on grace time statements, and the whole people feeling entitled to pre-release access and being denied.


Also the level 30+'s are exploiting war zones allegedly.
ravn0s
Posted 09:55pm 14/12/11
yeah bioware said they are looking into the exploiters. i will lol if they ban them.
DM
Posted 09:55pm 14/12/11
Yeah there is a ton of rage. Of course from people who aren't in the game. Only issue I have with the game is that they kept saying that pre-orders would get 5 days early access. Now they are back tracking and saying "oh no, we ment UP TO 5 free days". Annoying but oh well not much we can do.
Zapo
Posted 09:59pm 14/12/11
DM, I don't think they were backtracking, it's always been very clear - at least from what I had seen - that the early access was always based upon when you registered your game...It was 5 days - and then changed to 7.

I'm in the awkward position of having the game - but not wanting to play it because everyone else I know is waiting to get in! Still, I think it was the right decision...do I think 7 days is a little excessive? Sure. But what's done is done and as I said before they have been pretty transparent with the whole early access thing the entire time.....unlike the Grace Period issue.
Obes
Posted 10:04pm 14/12/11
oh and amazon have announced they're shipping the game on dec 15.

Hmm no, not quite. stupidly long url at amazon

They announced they will start shipping on the 15th. Strangely US customers will get priority.

International folks for the most part are being told it will be shipped on the 19th... if you get lucky you might get it on the 24th otherwise I would expect 28-30th.

Which is pretty fruity Amazon logic. The fastest delivery US purchases will probably be at the customers on the 16th... 4 days ahead of the cut off.
If they did the international on that day we might have them by the 20th, only a might. If the same day US folks had to wait to the 17th, they'd still have them 3 days before they needed them. oO
Eorl
Posted 10:04pm 14/12/11
It has always been clear, since the first time I put my pre-order code into SWTOR website, that I could get minimum 1 day early access. No where did it say I'd get the full 5 days, which was then extended to 7 days, of early access. This is probably the smartest "launch" I have seen for a MMO. Why risk servers exploding, huge queues and just headaches everywhere, when they can stagger the amount of people going in, get servers sorted, get people sorted etc.

Also, everyone is forgetting how bad the glorious king of MMO's went on it's launch day. I waited half a day to get onto Silvermoon. Half a f*****g day. And then put that with quests bugging out in the starter area, NPC's disappearing, the old loot bug which can still happen mind you, mining nodes disappearing, terrible class balance (paladins lol), crafting skills that were just useless or broken, and above all, the terrible lag. I would constantly get 10,000MS+ on the initial week of WoW. That's if I could get into the server, which went down half the time.
DM
Posted 10:15pm 14/12/11
Also, everyone is forgetting how bad the glorious king of MMO's went on it's launch day

You mean the first year of it's life. The amount of times they were forced to do emergency maint, fix broken servers, have servers go down for multiple days at a time and so many more problems. Even some of those issues were still around 2 years after.

At least this time before I get invited gives me time to finish skyrim.
Shaexen
Posted 10:19pm 14/12/11
http://www.leagueofpirates.com/sirvival/queuedance.html

^ Nostalgia

I think though that even with massive queues/lag/crashes people would actually feel part of the launch. This arbitrary "YOU MAY PASS" system has alienated thousands of players who enjoy and cherish the launch of an MMO.
DM
Posted 10:22pm 14/12/11
I can see why some impaitent, raging star wars fans would be pissed and foaming at the mouth while furiously pounding away on their keyboards. Though there are all these theories now that today was the real release date and that it was a scam cooked up by EA or something. If this was some unknown studio yeah maybe but not bioware man. They got more class than that.
boba
Posted 11:41pm 14/12/11
They got more class than that.
I think you're forgetting they sold out to EA
Khel
Posted 12:04am 15/12/11
Where/when did they announce that? Cos I checked my order this afternoon and it still said shipping december 21st
Drummo
Posted 08:19am 15/12/11
yeah bioware said they are looking into the exploiters. i will lol if they ban them.


It's going to be interesting to see how they go about punishing them. To the best of my understanding the exploit consists of queueing for a warzone. That's it.

The game then puts you into a warzone (battleground) shortly after it decides that there aren't enough people in there and terminates it, rewarding every participant with full XP as if they had achieved victory.

Please correct me if I'm wrong. If i'm correct then players queueing for warzeons is going to be hard to punish, you could claim that there are people queueing match after match after match for hours on end and that they are clearly exploiting. They could of course just be playing a newly launched MMO and looking for PvP but are having trouble getting it because they have managed to stay at the head of the leveling curve in a rush to PvP and are having trouble to find other players to compete with because NONE OF THEM ARE ALLOWED INTO THE GAME YET.

That and a lot of other players will be cruising along just enjoying the story based first 10-20 levels.

So, while they're calling it an exploit, it's really something that shouldn't of slipped through the copious amounts of testing they did.

Reminds me of one of the battlefields that was crashing just after launch as soon as the server browser was populated with over 100 servers. This was something they never came across in closed testing because they never had 100 servers running.

*EDIT*

Looks like current estimates at the end of the second day of early access invites indicate that everyone who pre-ordered before October 4th is now in.

http://www.reddit.com/r/swtor/comments/ncd7q/early_access_day_2_post_when_you_get_in/

I might get a look in this weekend as someone who didn't purchase until the start of early access.
DM
Posted 09:31am 15/12/11
he moment we've all been waiting for is finally here. Early Game Access* has started, and you can now begin your adventure. To start playing, click on the button below and follow the steps outlined on the page. Welcome to your Star Wars™ saga.

Amazon preorder, then cancelling ftw!
Zapo
Posted 09:43am 15/12/11
DM, that's EXACTLY what I did too :)

hehe
ravn0s
Posted 09:56am 15/12/11

Looks like current estimates at the end of the second day of early access invites indicate that everyone who pre-ordered before October 4th is now in.

http://www.reddit.com/r/swtor/comments/ncd7q/early_access_day_2_post_when_you_get_in/

I might get a look in this weekend as someone who didn't purchase until the start of early access.


awesome. that's better than what people were predicting. looks like i might get invited in the next day or two.
TicMan
Posted 10:04am 15/12/11
No access for me yet and I'm still sick off work - worst sickie stint ever!@
taggs
Posted 10:15am 15/12/11
so to the people who pre-ordered off amazon.com and then cancelled, your early access codes from amazon still work?

tempting.
DM
Posted 10:45am 15/12/11
Yeah they said that cancelling would void the code and they'd revoke it but they never did. So here i am playing because I ordered from amazon in september
ravn0s
Posted 10:47am 15/12/11
why would you play on the account that doesn't have the digital preorder?
glynd
Posted 11:36am 15/12/11
cancelled amazon and ordered CD key ... was willing to wait it out if I got full access to early game but haven't even got the email yet.

*EDIT*

mmmm ... got the CD key and everytime I go to punch it in my account, it comes up with:

"You already have the game and items associated with this Product Registration Code."

I thought the pre-order code and game cd key was different? Or is it just worth setting up this new CD key with my current origin account to avoid problems?
DM
Posted 12:02pm 15/12/11
Far as I know you are able to enter the digital deluxe key into an account that only has the standard pre-order and it'll upgrade your account for you to that level.
glynd
Posted 12:05pm 15/12/11
Far as I know you are able to enter the digital deluxe key into an account that only has the standard pre-order and it'll upgrade your account for you to that level.


mmmm...reckon it's just worth chucking this on my BF3 origin account so i don't have to jump through the hoops? can't see anywhere to cancel the current pre-order code from amazon.
Eorl
Posted 12:07pm 15/12/11
mmmm...reckon it's just worth chucking this on my BF3 origin account so i don't have to jump through the hoops? can't see anywhere to cancel the current pre-order code from amazon.

That's what I did. Chucked it on my BF3 account. Though I initially had a pre-order on another account, but just got another pre-order code for my BF3 account and was good to go.
Obes
Posted 12:07pm 15/12/11
Amazon finished updating by the looks...
Originally it was released on 20th, shipped 21st, delivered between 23rd and 28th. (which is lawls since the 24th to the 27th will basically be no mail/delivery days with weekends and public holidays. And a rather large backlog on the 28th meaning it would only be a 50% chance of getting jack s*** on that day.

The new improved Amazon delivery dates ?
Shipped on the 19th. Expected delivery date 21-27th. In reality them shipping it 2 days earlier I rekon means I will still get it on the exact same day. 28th or 29th. But who knows maybe they have some how worked out to ship something in under 4days from the US... I haven't ever experienced it with amazon before (usually at least 7 days).
taggs
Posted 12:12pm 15/12/11
did you pay extra for the international courier option, obes?

i did and it's giving me the same expected delivery dates.
DM
Posted 12:14pm 15/12/11
If you have already put in a pre-order code from amazon, you can't get rid of it. So far it turns out (at least I think) all pre-order codes give the same thing. early access and the colour stone. The only way to get anything extra is to input your actual cd key which then bumps your account to standard, digital deluxe or whatever else.
Obes
Posted 12:32pm 15/12/11
Yeah taggs I did.

Having used it before, my experience was picked up on the day, then got processed the next day got to an international airport late that night, spent a solid day in transit, spent a day sitting in some facility in Australia, then delivered the next so about 4 and a half days.

Must be a bunch of people cancelling.
The collector's editions are available again for $149, and from Amazon.


boba
Posted 12:40pm 15/12/11
I have a spare ega code if anyone is interested. Not that it will get you in early or anything
BladeRunner
Posted 12:45pm 15/12/11
Ill be sticking with my amazon order. Sure Ill get a few days to play now and then have to wait til 30th-Jan 3 or something but thats OK, I got BF3 Saints Row 3 and Skyrim still.
Khel
Posted 02:32pm 15/12/11
boba
Posted 05:44pm 15/12/11
so looks like up to end of Nov tomorrow and Dec Saturday onwards

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=219733#edit219733
DM
Posted 06:05pm 15/12/11
So far having the most fun with imperial agent. still deciding on sniper or operative (since i kinda wanna heal but dont like melee in this game). Just wish I had a super cute companion for the final person I pick up. Oh well. Playing a good guy on sith side (Seri if anyone here wants to invite to a guild) on that swiftwhatever pvp server. Love the server pings. Why can this game maintain a steady 220 - 250ms but wow even the the most unpopulated area can't break 500?
Hogfather
Posted 06:07pm 15/12/11
hahah Khel
Khel
Posted 06:10pm 15/12/11
Why can this game maintain a steady 220 - 250ms but wow even the the most unpopulated area can't break 500?


Yeah, and I remember one of the reasons they gave for not releasing it in our region was because they couldn't guarantee a good experience so they were waiting for more server infrastructure or some s***. Its already a better experience than most of the other MMOs out there that people from Australia have played for years!
DM
Posted 06:13pm 15/12/11
I don't know who is running these servers but they are doing a f*****g good job. Steady, low ass pings for aussies. Why WoW doesn't/won't do this i'm not sure.
Hogfather
Posted 06:20pm 15/12/11
Why can this game maintain a steady 220 - 250ms but wow even the the most unpopulated area can't break 500?

Nagle's. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but wow forces this in their game's network stack to ensure an optimal experience for people who live close to the server. Low ping services remove this problem as the relay server is close to the game server.

With Bioware wanting (or at least explicitly allowing) EU clients to connect and play on US servers this was probably a network design decision.

That said, the end result for Australians is the same, TOR feels like a better / less laggy game.
Obes
Posted 06:48pm 15/12/11
You're wrong hogfather (but you won't believe that). You can still gain a slight improvement by messing around with TCPAckFrequency. But it is kind of minor.

Nagle has been disabled since 2.something around 2007.


Low ping services do nothing for me on Telstra (I get a steady 220-240), but on Optus where traffic gets shapped, it made a huge difference because it was getting classed as a different level of traffic (nothing to do with blizzard, or nagle, or anything other than Optus).
ravn0s
Posted 06:55pm 15/12/11
so looks like up to end of Nov tomorrow and Dec Saturday onwards


excellent i'll be playing on saturday. so most of you guys are imperials on swiftsure?
Hogfather
Posted 06:59pm 15/12/11
You're wrong hogfather

Talk to ticman. He invented lowerping and told me how it works.

I said I might be wrong but I got it from the source.
Low ping services do nothing for me on Telstra

And yet they halve my ping on telstra.
Eorl
Posted 07:01pm 15/12/11
excellent i'll be playing on saturday. so most of you guys are imperials on swiftsure?

Sith here.
ravn0s
Posted 07:33pm 15/12/11
guess i'll be going sith assassin then
TicMan
Posted 08:15pm 15/12/11

A quick update on today's invites, and a little preview of tomorrow.

Today, we invited people who had pre-ordered up to the very beginning of October (roughly). Tomorrow, we're going to be inviting the same number of people again; that will take us up to the last week or so of November. On Friday, we'll be inviting even more, and we'll give you an update on that tomorrow.

You'll see more servers coming online tomorrow, and almost certainly there will be some queuing. That was always expected. As a reminder, our plan here is to maintain healthy server populations post launch, and during the excitement of launch that will mean queues. That said, we'll be working hard to keep those queues reasonable.

We'll check back in tomorrow with another update.


From official forum post

So the tomorrow talked about in the above post is the 15th so here's hoping by Friday evening we'll have those that pre-ordered up until the end of November ready to rock and roll.
ravn0s
Posted 08:50pm 15/12/11
heh so it turns out that warzone xp exploit was all a bunch of bull.
Obes
Posted 08:51pm 15/12/11
Wow hogfather, you are not wrong! Ticman is like wikipedia times a million... no ... wait your just wrong.

Also TCP sucks for gaming.
ravn0s
Posted 09:03pm 15/12/11



woah here's some damn nice pics.

1920x1080, 8x AA, 16x AF

https://picasaweb.google.com/106586933090887462432/SwtorHD1920x10808xAA16xAF?authuser=0&feat=directlink#

last edited by ravn0s at 21:03:08 15/Dec/11
groganus
Posted 09:04pm 15/12/11
I f*****g love some of the server names

My favorite has to be "Sith Meditation Sphere"
groganus
Posted 09:10pm 15/12/11
The Jabba the hutt part to that video was one of the best things i have ever seen that was made by a fat guy.

Also I managed to grab one of the CE off amazon when they went on sale again today, they were only up for about 30minutes.

Going by the SWTOR.com faq I will be able to enter a SE key then upgrade it to CE key when I get it.

I'd normally just wait for it to arrive but i've booked leave for next week and i cbf spending time with my actual family.
Hogfather
Posted 09:35pm 15/12/11
Wow hogfather, you are not wrong! Ticman is like wikipedia times a million... no ... wait your just wrong.

Also TCP sucks for gaming.

And the reference for your opinion is .... ?

(also are you aware you're carrying on like a bit of a tosser?)
groganus
Posted 11:01pm 15/12/11
F*** yes, amazon order has changed to shipping soon, and i've been charged on my CC.... heres hoping.
Khel
Posted 11:07pm 15/12/11
Sweet! Mine too!
BladeRunner
Posted 11:27pm 15/12/11
+1 to shipping soon.

So far I like Sith Inquisitor, Dialog for it is cool. Bounty Hunter is also cool. I still dislike the Clone Wars cartoon style of the characters but dialog and stuff make up for it. I seem to get 250 or so ping, smooth as can be considering California is 11,000 klicks away.

Some screenshots I have taken.
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9675/swtor2011121418483900.jpg
http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/75/swtor2011121417270880.jpg
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/5876/swtor2011121506015734.jpg
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/60/swtor2011121519125030.jpg
Khel
Posted 12:23am 16/12/11
The environments are where the graphics really shine, some of the environments look absolutely amazing
TicMan
Posted 08:44am 16/12/11

The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here. Early Game Access* has started, and you can now begin your adventure. To start playing, click on the button below and follow the steps outlined on the page. Welcome to your Star Wars™ saga.


I pre-ordered on the 28th November.
stinky
Posted 08:46am 16/12/11
I don't know who is running these servers but they are doing a f*****g good job.


yes you do.
ravn0s
Posted 09:11am 16/12/11
/sigh got an invite on my old account. 1 more day to go.
arkter
Posted 09:27am 16/12/11
So whats the go with this game and actually buying it in Australia on origin or something? is there a retail release date here yet?
TicMan
Posted 09:28am 16/12/11
It's stinky's colleagues!@ :D

In other news, what guilds are being setup on Swiftsure for us QGLers?
tHeBoRg
Posted 09:30am 16/12/11
Amazon has started to ship, mine is on its way...also Bioware and EA are allowing a 48hour grace period to put in your key you can read that at the following link...

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=28618
Eorl
Posted 09:59am 16/12/11
Just got an invite on my old account as well haha. I'm more then happy to setup a Ausgamers/QGL guild on Swiftsure if people are wanting to, but I'm on Sith side. Oh yeah, name's Eorl, finally got around to making a character haha, been busy playing Cave Story+.
Khel
Posted 10:56am 16/12/11
Got my early start too, I'll be playing this afternoon.

Also, Amazon has shipped my copy of the game! Happy days.
glynd
Posted 11:06am 16/12/11
haha god dammit, i'm far too impatient. oh well, least I know i'm definitely getting the game on the 20th and I just got my early access from my amazon code :P
Eorl
Posted 11:12am 16/12/11
Ticman and myself are currently playing on Sith, I'll start up a guild soon. What name should we have? QGL/Ausgamers?
Obes
Posted 11:23am 16/12/11
And the reference for your opinion is .... ?


Hogfather, where's your reference ?

2.3.2 patch notes

Reduced network latency by disabling the Nagle algorithm.


Then in 4.1 they gave you the option of turning it back on. That's what the "Optimize network for speed" option is, (it's on by default ie. nagle is off when it's on). But it also does more s*** as well (it sends a lot more data).

4.1 patch notes
Added a network category to the new Options screen and included the two network checkboxes.
The Network category contains the options "Optimize network for speed" and "Enable IPv6 when available". "Optimize network for speed" will be enabled by default, and will send packets more frequently at the cost of higher bandwidth. The higher bandwidth may lead to disconnects for some players who have limited bandwidth. Players getting disconnected frequently should try unchecking this box.

Now possibly you could turn off optimize for speed, and tunnel and you'd get the best of both worlds ? Less traffic and no nagle. But that's only a nissue if you are somehow capping your download rate.

At any rate, if you are getting better performance with a tunneling service now it's because your ISP is at some level f*****g you around, or possibly they just have ssh traffic at a really high priority.

Optus for certain have non web, non ssh international traffic shaped. It was massively noticeable in Rift and WoW. Rift in particular would be 1000+ pings with out tunneling, with tunneling it'd be 300ish.

(also are you aware you're carrying on like a bit of a tosser?)

Only towards you ... perhaps that's because of the way you have acted towards me ?
taggs
Posted 11:54am 16/12/11
aww yeah, my amazon copy has shipped and i got my invite!

stupid work :(
tHeBoRg
Posted 12:00pm 16/12/11
Servers are going down at 7pm AEDT tonight for a 4 hour maintenance...just a heads up guys.
glynd
Posted 12:12pm 16/12/11
Servers are going down at 7pm AEDT tonight for a 4 hour maintenance...just a heads up guys.


just in time for me to get home from work ... dammit!
Hogfather
Posted 12:18pm 16/12/11
Hogfather, where's your reference ?
I mentioned discussions with Ticcles who was the guy who came up with the lowerping services. It was originally designed to target Nagle's, but probably also solve other problems. I also mentioned in my very first post that I could be wrong, and it looks like Wow no longer rolls with Nagles (at leats they say so).

Big f*****g deal Obes.

Aside from that, you have a massive hardon for my posts. What the f*** is with that? I've seen photos of you and I'm super concerned about all this undesired affection. Leave me alone thanks, I don't roll like that.

For the record I'm making a conscious choice to have nothing to do with you and a couple of other dopey posters. I'd appreciate reciprocity but I'll totally settle for ignoring every retarded thing you say. Its no big surprise you're a TOG member haha. You carry on like they did in the PVE daisy chain every time you open your mouth!

Back on topic, looking forward to getting my invite hopefully tomorrow ><
boba
Posted 12:29pm 16/12/11
what's everyones names on The Swiftsure?
Eorl
Posted 12:30pm 16/12/11
Eorl for me, Ticman is Ticcles.
Hogfather
Posted 12:35pm 16/12/11
Someone start a thread for names, free pie if you can be bothered updating it.
Obes
Posted 12:58pm 16/12/11
BTW loads of Queues on West Coast servers. Harbinger (the unoffical Aus PVE) is 50min+

All PVE queued, PVP 1 not queued.
RP and PVP-RP have a few options.
TicMan
Posted 01:30pm 16/12/11
Just got booted off Swiftsure while I was doing some stuff and clicked immediately to get back on and am now faced with a queue of 600 with a ~40min wait time.

stinky - please remove 599 people from Swiftsure queue.
BladeRunner
Posted 02:05pm 16/12/11
My copy has been shipped!! I have my Inquisitor on Swifty and a Bounty Hunter.

Sith Inquisitor - KORDAAK
Bounty Hunter - IZORAV
typo
Posted 02:24pm 16/12/11
Big f*****g deal Obes.


Don't be too hard on Obes. Being bitter and holding grudges are the only things in life that give him any meaning.
Eorl
Posted 02:28pm 16/12/11
Ah queues, how I have forgotten about you.
Obes
Posted 02:34pm 16/12/11
Don't be too hard on Obes. Being bitter and holding grudges are the only things in life that give him any meaning.

hehe typo it's funny because well you're not at all bitter about what trog and term did to qgl and lanning ... right ? (I hope I got the people right)
BladeRunner
Posted 02:34pm 16/12/11
I am in que too, I was 460 somthing, Now about 120 or so.
Khel
Posted 07:10pm 16/12/11
Also, if you want anti-aliasing, you need to edit the settings file (C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings\client_settings.ini) and add the line:

AntiAliasingLevel = 4


to the [Renderer] section of the file.

It works with nvidia cards, but theres mixed reports of it working with ati cards, but apparently forcing the AA on in the catalyst control panel works for ATI cards.
Damo
Posted 08:47am 17/12/11
Caught up with a mate last night and watched him play for awhile. First thoughts is that this s**** all over Wow.

Everything looks so polished and all the tedious boring crap isn't there and there's a STORYLINE!

If I wasn't so busy i'd consider playing this.
DM
Posted 09:21am 17/12/11
Thinking mabye swiftsure isn't a good choice anymore. 8am and 30 min queues. This is only going to skyrocket in a few days. Ugh I f*****g hate queues.
Obes
Posted 11:03am 17/12/11
lawls at the people claiming the Early access program would prevent queue dances.
TicMan
Posted 11:18am 17/12/11
I'm not attached to the server but I reckon queues will be inevitable for the next month anyway once the game is publicly released. It always tapers off after a couple of weeks when people start to regulate their play time, the infrastructure teams squeeze a little bit more juice out, etc.
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