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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

StephenReid's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:03 AM | #1
Hey everyone, good morning and welcome to the first day of Early Game Access for Star Wars: The Old Republic!

We're granting access based solely on when people's pre-orders were redeemed, and we're going to be granting it in 'waves' - large batches of emails and game entitlements that will go out over the course of today (and tomorrow, and the next day, and so on).

I'll be updating this thread (and this post) as we send out more 'waves' of invites.

So far today, we have sent out two 'waves' of invites; we will be sending more later on, but I cannot be specific on timing. (Why? Because as we invite each wave, we monitor to see how servers are performing and so on. If everything is good, we'll send a 'wave' earlier; we in fact sent 'wave 2' ahead of schedule. So cross your fingers.)

Now, to the question you all have: when will you be invited? Well, I cannot be specific to individuals or even to dates, because again, we have to remain flexible. That said, I can talk a little about the pattern of pre-orders.

At the very beginning of pre-orders, which started on July 21st, we had a massive influx of pre-orders. A huge spike. After that, things settled down. As a result, today especially, you're going to see a fairly narrow band of dates from those admitted to Early Game Access. From tomorrow, it'll spread out to a wider date range.

That's about as specific as we're going to get right now. However, as we send more waves I'll update this thread/post with more information. Thanks for your patience - we know it's been a long road, but you'll be playing before too long.

Update: Wave 3 was just sent.

Update: Wave 4 was sent approximately noon CST. (Apologies for delay.)

Update: Wave 5 - the final wave for today - was sent at approx 1:30PM CST.

More invites will be sent tomorrow (Wednesday).

Yvin's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:00 AM | #2
Greetings folks!

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Everheart's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:03 AM | #3
All in good time folks

Plus this gives me time to work on content for

cshouston's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:03 AM | #4
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If you were not invited during today's invites, don't worry! We will continue to invite more people as Early Game Access continues.

That's reassuring -__-
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hotshottt's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:03 AM | #5
Thanks for updating

LordSatoh's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:03 AM | #6
What difference does it make
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Bumking's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:03 AM | #7
Aargh, can't the fourth wave be sent soon! x)

Tiralyon's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:04 AM | #8
Maybe nice people will post in this one?

choxor's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:04 AM | #9
So the 4 waves for the day is set in stone?

Retrokill's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 11:04 AM | #10
Sap, having fun waiting guys eh?
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