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Kittynaria's Avatar

12.22.2011 , 11:38 PM | #1
I'm not sure if there is already a thread on this, if so I apologize but checking the first 5 or so pages of the forums did not turn up one.

Having had my CC info stolen off the internet several years ago, I prefer not to use CC online if I can get away with it, so my intention is to pay for TOR with time cards. After spending several days looking for them a Game Stop, Wal-Mart, my local grocery stores and Best Buy I was finally able to find one this afternoon.

The first Best Buy I tried today had them in stock according to their computers, but after 2 different clerks spent 30min trying to find one, they sent me to the Best Buy an hour away. It took another two clerks at the next store but when I was finally able to purchase a game time card I immediately realized why the clerks where having so much trouble finding them as whoever designed/reviewed the graphics for the time card's casing was obviously fortunate enough to have never actually seen the inside of a retail stock room.

The time cards come in a your basic DVD case. The front and the back of the case has "GAME TIME CARD" written in it in large caps, the side of the case says "Star Wars: The Old Republic PC DVD-ROM Software" and looks basically identical to a copy of the actual game. As things in most stock rooms (or at least the one's I've had to search through) are normally stacked with the spines facing out, 3 out of 4 clerks were identifying the card as a copy of the game. While people at the stores will eventually figure out whats happening, labeling the cards more clearly will probably give you more happy customers and save alot of clerks/supervisors/managers some headaches.

Also, please make physical time cards more widely available. I would prefer to go get one from the Game Stop 5min from my house then at the Best Buy an hour away.

BTW if anyone is looking for Game Time Cards on Oahu the Best Buy in A'iea still had 10 left after I got mine.

Tyranox's Avatar

12.22.2011 , 11:40 PM | #2
woop woop!

darthrihilu's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 11:11 PM | #3
Did you try to go to the GameStop in Waikele? That's where I bought mine. The staff there are nice and easy to get along with. I have gone there for years, and I have had no problems there, as well as no issues with the store (unlike those that were involved with the Deus Ex thing). Favorite GameStop on the island.

I agree with you saying that the cases should be labeled better. The spines look the same/very similar.

Solemnone's Avatar

12.24.2011 , 07:08 PM | #4
Yeah, I've had a lot of trouble finding them as well; I just thought they didn't think ahead and was waiting to ship them. I signed up my account with my CC, but was going to use game time for my nephew.
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MaladorTheGreat's Avatar

12.24.2011 , 07:16 PM | #5
The only thing I have had trouble with is that where ever I go they are sold out. I will probably stop by and pick one up in a few weeks
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Darkely's Avatar

01.27.2012 , 06:59 AM | #6
What surprises me is that the game is sold through origin but time cards aren't. i was going to buy one today thinking it is there, but nope =) they have it for miserably failed warhammer games tho =/

MasterZephyr's Avatar

04.14.2012 , 09:34 AM | #7

Origin does sell Game Time Cards digitally, on the SWTOR product page scroll down to Optional Game Addons the game cards and security key are listed there and as far as I can tell are purchasable separately from the game itself.