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Australian EGA/Grace Period

CaptainPidduck's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 03:26 PM | #1
[LEFT]Hello there fellow forum goers, and the team of Bioware. I've noticed an odd discrepancy with some presented dates regarding SWTOR's launch/early game access. Australian is fully one day ahead of America, and we were told we'd recieve EGA from the 13th of Dec (Yesterday for us Aussies), only to find out it starts today, on the American 13th of Dec, yet Australia's 14th.

The Pacific launch for SWTOR is late December 19th (I think), so basically what I'm trying to say here is, well, are Australian players further being shafted due to our own timezone?

Secondly, the Grace Period issue. I know that technically SWTOR isn't launching here, but Bioware/SR have repeatedly stated that their will be no IP/CC blocking, and that we will only experience some lag due to the natural distance to this servers. This is completely understandable, and I'm fine with it, However, I'm not 100% for the lack of a grace period. Amazon estimates that my Order for SWTOR will arrive Jan. 4, 2012 - Jan. 17, 2012. That's a damn long time to wait and I will have nothing to do, :P

/Edit: Update-
I just upgraded my Amazon order to Priority international Shipping and paid an extra 14 dollars. That wait into 2012 was just oo large.