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Giving a grace period for STAR WARS: The Old Republic

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Giving a grace period for STAR WARS: The Old Republic
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12.15.2011 , 01:42 PM | #1 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hello everyone,

While we've worked closely with our retailers in the launch territories to ensure copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic are available from our launch date of December 20th, we understand that for those of you who’ve pre-ordered, there may be a concern about getting your copy on time. We’ve heard you want a 'grace period' where you can continue to play without having to enter a final product registration code (AKA 'game code').

We've been listening, and after doing another deep review of our platform infrastructure, we're taking action. Today, we're announcing a two day grace period for Star Wars: The Old Republic customers.

This means that everyone who pre-ordered and is in the Early Game Access program has forty-eight hours from launch in which to enter their product registration code, which will be found inside the physical Standard and Collector's Editions of the game; for digital editions of the game from, the registration code will have been emailed to you after December 16th and will arrive before December 19th at 11:59PM EST. After December 22nd 12:01AM EST, you will be required to have a valid payment method and a product registration code registered to your account to continue to play. We strongly recommend that you register your product code as soon as you are able to do so (rather than waiting until the last minute) to ensure a seamless entry into the game, a smooth experience on the account website and to collect any special gifts and items you may be entitled to based on the version of the game you purchased.

We understand that for some, your copy of the game may still arrive on or after December 22nd. Unfortunately, we cannot extend the grace period any further. We suggest you contact your retailer to discuss shipping options, if this is a concern.

You may be wondering if your 30 days of game time (included with your purchase of the game) will be affected by the grace period. The answer is no. If you redeem your product registration code during the grace period, and add a valid payment method to your account, you will begin your billing cycle from then, and you will be entitled to 30 days of game time. If you redeem your product registration code before December 20th, your billing cycle will begin on December 20th at 12:01AM EST (the official launch date and time of the game).

We know this has been an issue for some of you, and we apologize for the concerns. We're looking forward to welcoming all of you to the official launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic!


Ray and Greg

(This post is available in French here, and in German here.)

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12.15.2011 , 01:57 PM | #2
I love you

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12.15.2011 , 01:58 PM | #3
Cheers! Well done!
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12.15.2011 , 01:59 PM | #4
Yay. Someone at Bioware musta' took one for the team to get EA to relent!

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12.15.2011 , 02:00 PM | #5
I could kiss you.

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12.15.2011 , 02:01 PM | #6
I approve of this

Thank you very much

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12.15.2011 , 02:01 PM | #7
Not in yet but well done Even tho I got my copy and it signed last night at the Game launch in London.

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12.15.2011 , 02:02 PM | #8
Way to stick it to the bean counters. Thanks!!
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12.15.2011 , 02:02 PM | #9
They do listen. All those haters can relax now.
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12.15.2011 , 02:03 PM | #10
You have renewed some fatih in your companie(s) from me, a decemberian. =) good choice