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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

Delria's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1951
According to Twitter, only four invite waves are going out? That's silly.

Mnkybttr's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1952
Facebook SWTOR page just posted: "The third wave of Early Game Access emails have been sent, one more to go!"

Thinking this means only one more wave of folks today... Sadface. Oh well.

AliTheRobot's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1953
i ordered when release date was announed, when will ig et my code

Elvien's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1954
Either it's going to be screwing a lot of people over in this last wave or its going to be a HUGE 4th wave of invites.

Darkprowler's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1955
So... if the server my guild was assigned to is flagged as 'Full', yet I haven't been able to log in because we're doing access in waves (and only the first few days of pre-orders are currently in the game), should I be concerned? Will I still be able to create a character on the server my guild is assigned to?

And since I'm posting let me just say that, in my opinion, the wave concept is horrible. If the servers can't handle all the pre-order early access volume right now, how in the world are they going to handle things on the actual launch date? They knew how many players to expect... they had server load metrics from the betas... they assigned guilds to servers knowing the current membership counts of those guilds... how hard was it to make sure that there was enough capacity to handle the anticipated load? Didn't they already do at least some of that when they assigned guilds to servers? It's not like adding another server lessens the load on my now-full guild server, unless they have the ability to add capacity to a shard and if they have that ability then they should have added it from start. I'm just not seeing how 'waves' benefits anything.

If they've done all of this to ensure a smooth launch they've only succeeded for the lucky few who've gotten in. For everybody else (at least, for those who expected to get in) it's been pretty frustrating. "Up to" 5 days. I get it. They didn't promise much of anything, but they added in early access as a pre-order incentive and the precedent set by previous MMOs was that you got in when early access started. You can refer back to the "up to" sleight-of-hand all you want to, but it's still an underhanded move in my opinion. This isn't "bonus" time; it's time I paid for by pre-ordering (or giving them my money ahead of time). It wasn't clear that I was getting a lottery ticket and not guaranteed access before 12/20. Is that my fault? Maybe I should have read that a bit better and not expected it to be the same as all of the preceding MMOs. Or maybe they should have clarified that and explained their early access plans a bit better. In any case I'll certainly be less likely to pre-order an EA or Bioware product in the future as a result though.

I enjoy the pre-launch environment and the excitement that comes along with it, but this one is really wearing on me. I have a mental list (my opinions only, based on first hand experience) of smooth launches that starts with Rift and ends with Vanguard. WoW is in the middle somewhere. As stated, this is personal opinion and is based on server stability, ease-of-access (queue times), availability, etc. SWTOR is about half way down the list right now, and dropping like a rock. My opinion. If you don't like it, I really don't care.

PrimeRadiant's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1956
Quote: Originally Posted by Embraer View Post
July 22nd... Just got in on the 3rd wave (9:11am MST)
This does not bode well at all if someone who registered in the first group had to wait until the 3rd wave to get in.

ScramblesTD's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1957
Quote: Originally Posted by HaydenC View Post
"the third wave of Early Game Access emails have been sent, one more to go!"

Swtor Facebook!
Wait! Wait wait wait!!

"One more to go!"? What does that mean? One more wave and then they're done for the day?



meancraig's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1958
Quote: Originally Posted by Frumph View Post
The secret is that they're only letting people in who haven't checked if they have access by logging in.
awww, crap, I've checked like 5 times so far...just in case.
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Ellintor's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1959
Quote: Originally Posted by snafus View Post
I'm kind of curious how many of these "upset individuals" will keep crying once they get in?
Probably a good chunk, most ppl arent happy unless they are ************ about Granted yes I myself would like to get in, but I know that isn't going to happen until the weekend (if i get in earlier...hooray for me, but im not holding my breath). Just glad ppl that redeemed on the 22nd are finally getting in, less ppl to post complaints

Jurav's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:15 AM | #1960
This thread just officially went plaid.

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