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XolituDe
12.14.2011 , 12:56 AM | #1
Quote from Pre-load the game now SWTOR E-Mail.
"Early Game Access* will begin on December 13th at 7:00AM EST, 2011 and ends on December 19th, 2011 at 10:01PM EST. During this time, we will be emailing invitations to join Early Game Access based on the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code."

This means, if you were the first person to pre-order the game, you will be the first to be invited.

If you were the last to pre-order, you will be the last to play the game.

Quoting a post that a recent member made
"I went to McDonalds, and although i paid the same amount of money for my BigMac as the guy who was 3 spaces in front of me, he received his burger first, y u no fair?"

Basic Ideology, first in, first serve.

You may think that thousands of people pre-ordered the game right?

In america alone, reports show that over 1 million people pre-ordered the game in USA alone.
Allowing over 1 million people to enter the servers at once would be chaotic, it would crash the servers, potentially damage the system and postpone the launch.

Just because you paid $50-$90 for your game, it does not guarantee you a space in the first few waves early-access.

SWTOR Pre-Order stated that you could receive up to 5 days early-access gameplay time, read that again, it says you COULD receive UP TO 5 days.
That does not mean you WILL get 5 days.
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Salryc
12.14.2011 , 01:00 AM | #2
That looks an awful lot like logic there! We can't have that on the forums today. It doesn't go well with the excitement and angst.
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Crescentfire
12.14.2011 , 01:03 AM | #3
Hooray, another person posting the exact same thread. While all of you people whine about complainers posting the same rage, all you people do is post exactly the same thing. Anyways, a lot of the people aren't saying LET EVERYONE IN NOW. That's way too reductionary, and honestly you're pretty stupid for not realizing that. A lot of people are upset that server populations continue to remain low, when it seems that more people could be let in safely without crashing or destabilizing the servers, but aren't being let in. I don't care if people play before me, but I would like to play as early as possible, which, due to poor management of waves, I am unable to do.

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NobleRogue
12.14.2011 , 01:03 AM | #4
Official Launch is likely to be pretty much the same. They'll kick everyone out signifying the end to the head start...

And the order in which you will be able to play from Dec 20th will likely be based on either when you redeemed your Product Registration code and/or when you subscribe to the monthly reoccurring fee.

Which will give the advantage to whoever gets their physical/virtual download of game first.

This way, they can roll out additional servers based on how well the game handles the influx of new players. This may also explain why there is no "grace" period.

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nobadee
12.14.2011 , 01:05 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by XolituDe View Post
Quote from Pre-load the game now SWTOR E-Mail.
"Early Game Access* will begin on December 13th at 7:00AM EST, 2011 and ends on December 19th, 2011 at 10:01PM EST. During this time, we will be emailing invitations to join Early Game Access based on the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code."

This means, if you were the first person to pre-order the game, you will be the first to be invited.

If you were the last to pre-order, you will be the last to play the game.

Quoting a post that a recent member made
"I went to McDonalds, and although i paid the same amount of money for my BigMac as the guy who was 3 spaces in front of me, he received his burger first, y u no fair?"

Basic Ideology, first in, first serve.

You may think that thousands of people pre-ordered the game right?

In america alone, reports show that over 1 million people pre-ordered the game in USA alone.
Allowing over 1 million people to enter the servers at once would be chaotic, it would crash the servers, potentially damage the system and postpone the launch.

Just because you paid $50-$90 for your game, it does not guarantee you a space in the first few waves early-access.

SWTOR Pre-Order stated that you could receive up to 5 days early-access gameplay time, read that again, it says you COULD receive UP TO 5 days.
That does not mean you WILL get 5 days.
You're logic is flawed. The world revolves around me, it's been proven with science; therefore, I am entitled to whine all day and night until I get whatever I want regardless of any rules or order.

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nobadee
12.14.2011 , 01:07 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Crescentfire View Post
Hooray, another person posting the exact same thread. While all of you people whine about complainers posting the same rage, all you people do is post exactly the same thing. Anyways, a lot of the people aren't saying LET EVERYONE IN NOW. That's way too reductionary, and honestly you're pretty stupid for not realizing that. A lot of people are upset that server populations continue to remain low, when it seems that more people could be let in safely without crashing or destabilizing the servers, but aren't being let in. I don't care if people play before me, but I would like to play as early as possible, which, due to poor management of waves, I am unable to do.
So you are justifying yourself complaining about people complaining about others complaining. Makes sense.

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Crescentfire
12.14.2011 , 01:09 AM | #7
Yes, I suppose we could continue this chain of complaining about complaining, but really it comes down to people flaming and refusing to address the original point.

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Lrdprimus
12.14.2011 , 01:10 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by XolituDe View Post
Quote from Pre-load the game now SWTOR E-Mail.
"Early Game Access* will begin on December 13th at 7:00AM EST, 2011 and ends on December 19th, 2011 at 10:01PM EST. During this time, we will be emailing invitations to join Early Game Access based on the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code."

This means, if you were the first person to pre-order the game, you will be the first to be invited.

If you were the last to pre-order, you will be the last to play the game.

Quoting a post that a recent member made
"I went to McDonalds, and although i paid the same amount of money for my BigMac as the guy who was 3 spaces in front of me, he received his burger first, y u no fair?"

Basic Ideology, first in, first serve.

You may think that thousands of people pre-ordered the game right?

In america alone, reports show that over 1 million people pre-ordered the game in USA alone.
Allowing over 1 million people to enter the servers at once would be chaotic, it would crash the servers, potentially damage the system and postpone the launch.

Just because you paid $50-$90 for your game, it does not guarantee you a space in the first few waves early-access.

SWTOR Pre-Order stated that you could receive up to 5 days early-access gameplay time, read that again, it says you COULD receive UP TO 5 days.
That does not mean you WILL get 5 days.

I went to McDonalds, and although i paid the same amount of money for my BigMac as the guy who was 3 spaces in front of me, he received his burger first, y u no fair?"



McD's doesnt close after 6 hours and let everyone else just sit in line waiting for the next burger to be cooked. They keep the line moving *cough* *cough*

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sparkvolt
12.14.2011 , 01:10 AM | #9
/facepalm

I cannot even begin to fathom how naive some people are.

The "first come first serve" works well in scenarios of limited supply. There is no limited supply here. It is a marketing and sales strategy designed with a specific purpose of creating virtually limited supply.

The less supply the higher the demand. I bet you if they said everyone who pre-orders the copy gets early access the same day there would be no spikes. Some people would buy it sooner some people would buy it later.

However, saying that it's "first come first serve" created a huge sales spikes and brought in a lot of money on the first day. If I was to go to investors I'd do the same thing they did and say "look! we announced game and sold over 9000 copies in an hour alone!"

First come first serve does not apply in this case. It is a virtually applicable construct created by marketing and sales team at Bioware, and now they can't go back and reverse it as it would appear too shallow and would aggrevate even more people. They have to stick with it.

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TyrantLeader
12.14.2011 , 01:12 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by XolituDe View Post
Quote from Pre-load the game now SWTOR E-Mail.
"Early Game Access* will begin on December 13th at 7:00AM EST, 2011 and ends on December 19th, 2011 at 10:01PM EST. During this time, we will be emailing invitations to join Early Game Access based on the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code."

This means, if you were the first person to pre-order the game, you will be the first to be invited.

If you were the last to pre-order, you will be the last to play the game.

Quoting a post that a recent member made
"I went to McDonalds, and although i paid the same amount of money for my BigMac as the guy who was 3 spaces in front of me, he received his burger first, y u no fair?"

Basic Ideology, first in, first serve.

You may think that thousands of people pre-ordered the game right?

In america alone, reports show that over 1 million people pre-ordered the game in USA alone.
Allowing over 1 million people to enter the servers at once would be chaotic, it would crash the servers, potentially damage the system and postpone the launch.

Just because you paid $50-$90 for your game, it does not guarantee you a space in the first few waves early-access.

SWTOR Pre-Order stated that you could receive up to 5 days early-access gameplay time, read that again, it says you COULD receive UP TO 5 days.
That does not mean you WILL get 5 days.
good logic... where does it state that they will stop invites after 100 -200k and watch the servers untill next morning because beta stress tests werent enough time to test... where does it say that we wont keep seperate lists for eu and american preorders so that we have round the clock activity on servers and get as many people in on first day possible...

slacking.
PTS with no character copy before major content patch - Fail
Taking out major content from a patch the day before it goes live - BioFail

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