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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

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Early Access 'Waves' - Updating Here

flipdesterke's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2941
Quote: Originally Posted by Davidc View Post
Worst game launch ever, how the hell are you supposed to group with your friends to level up and enjoy the game when we all start at different times?

Don't think EA realise that when advertising withing the UK and EU `early access' as a feature of pre-order and then not delivering it for everyone at the same time, they are breaking the law, particularly when they have taken 5.00 deposit for the pre-order.

Wonder how many folks will have to complain to Trading Standards as a result?
They've always said that the order in which you get access to early game access will depend the day of redeeming your code. So what did they do wrong exactly apart from not inviting you personally into the game from the first minute?

knightgames's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2942
Let's be honest. the only reason most of us want into the game right now, on a work day, is to try and get the names we want. Sure playing it will be fun. But to have the name of our choosing. That's what we are all really pissed about.

Straza's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2943
They need to let more people in, there are 8 people in Imperial Fleet...I want to run Black Talon

xXHERETICXx's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2944
08.08.2011 here.

DoctorMundo's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2945
So what is the deal with this 4 waves a day policy?

bartho's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2946
i dont see what all this fuss is about, imean comeon seriously stop complainning they are doing their best to satisfy your needs in their best effort not because you demand access to the game 2 days before the intended time schedule. If you have nothing to do but sit and wait on the forums trolling thats your problem not the rest of the world, decides you could like find an old game or something and play it instead of whinning and keep an eye out for the email they promised to send out.


DarthLordB's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2947
What we have here, is a failure to communicate!!

I think a lot of people honestly misunderstand what Early Access REALLY means. Allow me to enlighten you a bit about it.

Early Access = A term used by any game developer/publisher/distributor to control the flow of traffic to said game. Most of you people think that early access is a gift. There is "some" truth to that. However, in fact early access is the companies way of handling all the customers how they see fit without us having any ability for legitimate recourse.

Name one MMO out there that had hundreds of thousands of pre sales to their game that didn't have an early access. They do it as a sales pitch but that isn't the real reason. Early Access allows them to do as they see fit for the launch of their game without you being able to take legal action to false advertisement.

They can't do this on the 20th. They would have a class action lawsuit on their hands. So by offering to us Early Access as a "gift," then they can run it how they see fit.

Now in knowing this, I don't have a problem or complaint about money or anything else. My only issue is with the way they have decided to go about it. Doing the launch (even though it isn't the official launch) in this matter hurts ALL of the people that showed loyalty by pre purchasing.

1. People have taken time off of work and sacrificing other things to be apart of the early access.

2. People may not be able to get the name they wanted now.

3. MMO's are supposed to be about community and grouping but your actually separating them like this which is a big part of a new game.

Anyway, like everyone else this is just my opinion on the matter. I really feel you have failed me greatly BW. I honestly would not have pre purchased if I knew early access was going to be ran like this.

Regardless, I am going to go back to bed and hope when I wake up the e-mail will be there. Thanks for getting my hopes up and letting me down. This is the first time for you BW... however it is a big one.

lenoid's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2948
Quote: Originally Posted by vilsevalle View Post
worst launch ever, invite more ppl bioware....
It's not launch yet. That's in a week.

Portabella's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2949

BrandonEast's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 10:57 AM | #2950
Quote: Originally Posted by daddyroo View Post
THIS IS SO LAME!!! I call false advertisement. Not only did I take the day off of work, but I spent all my gas and lunch money because I thought if I preordered it I would get in today... Might as well be Sony Entertainment Online running this game....
False Advertisement??? lol... it says UP TO 5 DAYS EARLY!!!!!!! Not 7!!!!!!!!

Also just run up stairs from your moms basement, she will give you more gas money, should have went to work at Burger Kings today........