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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Lithographer
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #841
Quote: Originally Posted by Izia View Post
No I pre-ordered CE from amazon and was in the first wave :O
sweet, now I can go back to studying for finals... it'll happen when it happens....

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harrydixon
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #842
Quote: Originally Posted by MaGicBush View Post
Eh, obviously your code is in or you couldn't post here :P.
Really? How come? If that's the case why is swtor.com still telling me i need to redeem my code???

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YagamiJase
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #843
Is anyone getting this on their launcher? "There is currently no active subscirption on this account. Actitvate your account here."

Does this happen to have anything to do with the email that you are all talking about?

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SpeedRay
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #844
Im content with not having access already... thanks bioware for testing everyones patience

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Caid_Baraka
12.13.2011 , 09:11 AM | #845
Quote: Originally Posted by freakuancy View Post
Jesus didn't you read what he said? or do you just not understand?

That information isn't AVAILABLE because they're releasing waves as they get performance metrics from the server loads.

You're asking them to magically know how the servers are going to perform and when they'll be comfortable adding huge numbers of new people.

Do you not comprehend this? Or are you just one of those people who never defrags and has 4 inches of toolbars on his IE window?
You just made my morning with that post. Part of it's going in the sig.

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Oricular
12.13.2011 , 09:12 AM | #846
Quote: Originally Posted by Khafar View Post
Nobody should expect that... the surge will be huge, and they need to spread things out so there aren't 1000+ people trying to run around on each starter planet concurrently.

These worlds consist of a large cluster of very expensive servers each, and they need to make good use of that hardware, spreading player levels over time to help balance that load across all planets on each world (and the whole cluster of servers for that world). If they have 2 million pre-orders and wanted to allow everyone to rush the gates all at once, they'd probably need like 1000 worlds (not 107). Then, post-launch, they'd have massive server mergers once the excitement died down (because once players spread out past the starting planets, each of those worlds would feel too empty).

Even just the Day 1 rush will be huge (although perhaps they'll finish that up by the end of today). Didn't they have like 350K pre-orders on July 21st?

Kudos to them for spreading things out, hopefully keeping the launch smooth. I don't expect to get in until maybe Saturday, but that's OK. My kids won't be joining me until Tuesday .

Khafar

and just what do you suppose they're going to do for the launch on the 20th, AFTER they take the servers down at 22:00 for the 00:00 launch (as they have mentioned they would be doing)?.. Gonna make EVERYONE playing at launch (both pre-orders and non pre-orders) come in waves over a week or two?..

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Taranthule
12.13.2011 , 09:12 AM | #847
'nevermind' - edit

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Aescseco
12.13.2011 , 09:12 AM | #848
Gon be a LONG ride Folks.

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TurktheWolf
12.13.2011 , 09:12 AM | #849
Quote: Originally Posted by RoriBeedm View Post
This isn't server load testing. This is ensuring that everyone gets in smoothly without issues like occured with STO during it's first month. Open Beta resulted in server crashes, insane lag, and all around pissed off customers. Launch Day the game was almost unplayable for the people who got in and queues had to be instituted that resulted in huge numbers not being able to play at all. It took them over a week to get enough servers to get everyone on, THEN the servers started going down every half hour to an hour.

Bioware is attempting to ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible with no crashes, no "I have to wait in a queue for 5 hours" and as little lag as possible. Plus with the staggered entry you won't be fighting with one million other people over the starting areas.

If they had let everyone in you'd be here complaining about "The server keeps crashing" or "I'm stuck in a queue" or "I can't complete this quest because everyone else is killing all the enemies" or "This lag is horrible, Bioware you suck". There is no way for them to win in this situation so they took the way that will be least painful for the players and cause the least resentment due to hardware issues.
Well said. This makes me feel better about waiting.

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TheHolgar
12.13.2011 , 09:12 AM | #850
25th of July EU and no invite, i am hoping to get my invite tomorrow though
- If i get it today i will jump out of my chair.
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