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Regarding Release and Codes...

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Regarding Release and Codes...

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GrndAdmrlVegeta
12.13.2011 , 01:45 PM | #1
For those of us who didn't shell out the extra cash to get release-date shipping on our physical copies of the game, are we going to be locked out of the game when early access ends until our copies of the game arrive in the mail?

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Dasffion
12.13.2011 , 01:46 PM | #2
Unfortunately, yes.

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SithCrash
12.13.2011 , 01:48 PM | #3
No, I'm pretty sure that the Early Access FAQ said that the client you install during EA is the launch client, and you don't need to reinstall when you get your physical media. There is absolutely no reason for them to force a reinstall, if the EGA client gives you full access.

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sXekid
12.13.2011 , 01:52 PM | #4
You won't need to reinstall the game. But you won't be able to play it after Early Access from midnight until you enter your code. Sorry mate

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Dasffion
12.13.2011 , 01:54 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by SithCrash View Post
No, I'm pretty sure that the Early Access FAQ said that the client you install during EA is the launch client, and you don't need to reinstall when you get your physical media. There is absolutely no reason for them to force a reinstall, if the EGA client gives you full access.
He was asking about access not installation.

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Daederik
12.13.2011 , 01:56 PM | #6
You'll be cut off come the 20th I believe (launch date) if you don't have the product code put in on your account. I don't know about timings, but there is a possiblity I'm sure of you having some "downtime" because of it.
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tifaia
12.13.2011 , 02:00 PM | #7
Hopefully this portion of the pre-order/early access FAQ will help out:


http://www.swtor.com/preorder/faq#q209656


There isn't a grace period from Early Access to the Official Launch that will allow you to continue to play while you wait on your copy of the game in the mail. All we need is the code, but no retailer would break into a box and give it out willy-nilly without serious consequences. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait like others have said. I'm in the same boat too. I just can't say no to free shipping. But at least you have Early Access. ^^
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GrndAdmrlVegeta
12.13.2011 , 02:12 PM | #8
Bummer. I guess I'll have to spend the time with family and doing other lame things instead of playing Star Wars.

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Rengrave
12.13.2011 , 02:52 PM | #9
I'm pretty sure I read that the pre-launch code you get for early access is good till the 31st of December.

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Peroxide
12.13.2011 , 03:00 PM | #10
they've already stated that Early Access ENDS Dec. 19th at 10pm EST
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