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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Izia
12.13.2011 , 09:10 AM | #831
Quote: Originally Posted by Lithographer View Post
i redeemed on the 22nd and I still haven't gotten in... though I'm wondering if amazon purchasers are getting the shaft
No I pre-ordered CE from amazon and was in the first wave :O Just at school waiting for my final till I can play...
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Beerpig
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #832
You guys should realise by now that you won't be getting an ETA. Would I like one? Of course! But that isn't how it works. You know why? If you get told that you will be let in at ROUGHLY 8am, then you will expect to get in by 8. Then if something goes wrong, multiple threads pop up saying 'omg its 8:15 and I'm STILL not in!, get your act together Bioware'

Ever heard of under promise, over deliver? Classic marketing, they will always keep it vague so that you are pleasantly surprised.

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skotish
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #833
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeronas View Post
That's ********, as all the retailers (Gamestop, Spaceworld, etc) here in Oslo, Norway got an email from EA this morning that they are NOT ALLOWED to sell their retail copies before the 15th of december!
Stop this nonsense mines is already in the mail

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Baibu
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #834
Quote: Originally Posted by evildestroyer View Post
this early access wave crap is stupid.

Why cant they let everyone in instead. I see why people are complaining. I dont care if i dont get in today but i wish they just give me a damn date on when i will get in rather than me checking my email every hour or so.
Completely agree, it's ALWAYS better to inform people ahead, be it in work or private hemisphere.

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Dameaus
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #835
Quote: Originally Posted by Baibu View Post
Seems 5 at a time
considering they havent even gotten everyone in from the FIRST DAY of preorders.... you arent far off.

preorders opened 6 months ago.... they havent even fullfilled the first day. *********** idiotic.
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Kiaburr
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #836
Quote: Originally Posted by Spyde View Post
If they cant get 916k pre orders on in 1-2 days.. this will be sad...
There are many more pre-orders than that, besides the game does not release until the 20th, and your early access does not begin until the 15th...the fact that they decided to start rolling out early access on the 13th is a bonus to everyone. With a 2 day early staged metered roll out you are more likely to have a stable 5 solid days of early access. And for those that gripe about lvl 50's running around by the time they get in, I doubt you will see lvl 50's until the 22nd... and if you do why does it matter to you???

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Ergos
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #837
Quote: Originally Posted by passey View Post
Kinda wished i pre ordered on day 1 now! Didn't pre order until 2nd of Novemeber, so today has gotta be a no go. Maybe tomorrow but my original guess was Thursday.
Just really annoying they can't tell you what day you'll be in, find that very strange.
Anoying for me is that i did preorder on day 1, about 5 mins after the anouncement was made, but the swedish provider messed up and i didnt get my code until 5 days after, thats was the problem for most swedes

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agoraphobe
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #838
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhyltran View Post
Yes they do. Want proof? Rift had 59,000 physical pre-orders at launch according to VGchartz. According to Rift they had around 600,000-700,000 players during early access.
gnarly.. so i learn 2 things here. VG charts was horrible to go by. and there could be 9Million people waiting for EGA according to your #'s?.. nice.. back to bed for me then
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ashtonx
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #839
Early Access is not a gift, it's a promotional service that was promoted on the website.
People paid for it, paid for the game, and it's standard procedure to reward people who pre ordered the title.

In one of the interviews they said there's as much pre orders as there was beta testers during weekend. Well i haven't seen any queues or waves on beta weekend.

Sure i can understand people who pre ordered early to be patient and understanding.

However people who pre-ordered after beta, when they saw banner about up to 5 days early access.. well they're gonna get pissed if they won't get in on 15th.

Also, lack of proper information and details is simply insulting. There is no proper explenation about why the hell are there waves. Game went through stress test during beta weekend, they know how many people pre ordered. They should have enough data to know how and when people can access...

Early access isn't a friggin beta, it should be treated like a normal product, sure server overloads and crashes are something that can be expected but treating people like some test subjects and not providing proper eta and information is just an insult.

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JustinxDuff
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #840
I wish they would be more specific month-wise. I registered my code in September, I hope I don't have to wait 2-3 days =(
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