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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

Philya's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:13 AM | #231
I've preordered 7.23! I want to play today!

Zakumene's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:14 AM | #232
Quote: Originally Posted by SarethX View Post
Half the guild is in...other half isn't. Fantastic broken system there guys. Half the players will be in the mid teens before the other half can even join them to do stuff.
Get better friends?

Barnak's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:14 AM | #233
Logged in this morning expecting a lot of QQ and T.T, i was served a platefull.
It's a trap!


12.13.2011 , 08:14 AM | #234
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post

To, er, quote myself:

Sorry folks - we can't be more specific.
Well, I guess that's better than "soon".

hanshotemfirst's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:14 AM | #235
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post
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.
Registered on July 25th. All I need to know is can I afford to get some sleep, or do I keep drinking coffee?

MediaFriend's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:15 AM | #236
Quote: Originally Posted by J-Sheridan View Post
Its going to be a a day per month.

July = 13TH
Aug = 14TH
Sept = 15TH
Oct = 16TH
Nov = 17TH
Dec = 18th

Go figure why they moved the early access ahead 2 days because anyone who bought the game in December would get almost no early game access.

Of course BW are never going to admit or confirm this kind of timing even if it would save them grief of people constantly loading the launcher / refreshing the page every hour.
I love that he made up these figures and throws suspicion onto Bioware for not confirming his imaginary numbers that he just estimated based on his complete lack of knowledge about the subject. Good work, keep it up. I used to formulate random information like you, but I took an >>---> in the knee.

-ZaRDoZ-'s Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:15 AM | #237
Quote: Originally Posted by Broxxus View Post
Is there a planned cutoff time for sending the emails, such as end of business day (5pm)?
They better not go home at 5pm
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DocSavag's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:15 AM | #238
Quote: Originally Posted by Brene View Post
Still conforming to budding elitism, joy.
Yea I hate it when those elitists at the Sizzler get seated before me just because they were there before I showed up! Jerks!
Chataka Windae

Cormanth's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:15 AM | #239
Just to throw a little fuel on the fire...

Roommate pre-ordered July 22nd and got his invite in wave 2

Thugmuch's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:15 AM | #240
awesome. you guys rock
Taste my lightning Jedi scum!