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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

Gardiig's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:14 AM | #31
No problem with the waves but its about time an MMO company realises the most important issue on launching an MMO is communication with its player base. A representative of BW shouls be scanning these forums and asking questions back at base. Then a post that players can read but not post in set up relaying information back. For example clearly many people are questioning the 4 wave comment, how hard would it to be to ask a techie at BW if anymore are planned and then relate the information.

We may not be able to speed up our invitation but if BW could let us know they are listening to us it will please a lot of people.

Patrucio's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:14 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by KittyPrawn View Post
Not everyone is sitting at home staring at the launcher or staring at their email. Many people who are waiting for early access are at work and unable to log in at this time.

If they are checking for server stability, they have to realize that if they send out, say 250,000 invites today. Maybe half (and I'm being generous) are logging in immediately. They have to give time for the other half to log in later.
QFT - I've noticed that the community tends to skew a bit older than other game sites, so I fully expect that there are many more "older people with responsibilities" in the early-order crowd.

Effinia's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:14 AM | #33
Well ii just went though all 289 pages, and im not sure what is going on, i had my code i redeemed it and i cant get in. hopefully it will let me later today!

Hockeyhacker's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:14 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by LordDarkySaber View Post
if thats true then i spend 5 dollars for nothing so they made the 5 dollars a scam, but i dont know if it is lawl i mean after all its all rumors right. who knows i dont care i just want to play hahahaha
You DID NOT pay an extra $5. The $5 it charged you when you pre ordered was a place holder order, but when you get charged the rest of the price it charges that $5 less. Just because the bill looked like
$5 pre order
$74.99 Digital Delux


$5 pre order
$54.99 regular

does not mean you paid $5 exta, if you look at the actual pricing of the game it $79.99 /$59.99/ignoring CE... point is just like if you pre order in a physical store what ever you put down when you pre order goes towards the game wither you pay it off early or pay it off the night of release.

Pitchster's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:15 AM | #35
Obviously all these twerps calling for patience and to be calmn are Republic scum. Im part of the Empire dont you know we feed off rage and chaos? Now grant me my early access now damn it!!

Oh and the reason why they arent posting the preorder dates that have got in is because they are talking rubbish, its not going in order, 3 people from my guild are playing who all redeemed their codes months after i did.

Smovs's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:15 AM | #36
I reedemed my code the 2.december where am i at? LoL

Saella's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:15 AM | #37
Riot !!! lol

StephenReid's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:03 AM | #38
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.

Fireci's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:04 AM | #39
Any estimates how many waves you had planned today?

Szarkan's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:04 AM | #40
Thank you