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Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders

Preorders are now being accepted for Star Wars: The Old Republic on the official website for BioWare's upcoming MMORPG, though these are currently restricted to customers in the North American and European territories. They offer three different editions, the Standard, Digital Deluxe (only through Origin), and a Collector's Editions. Preordering any of the three entitles the purchaser to a virtual Color Stone as well as early access to the game, though it looks like the $150.00 USD Collector's Edition is already sold out.

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51. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders Jul 22, 2011, 11:03 Jonny
 
Tumbler wrote on Jul 21, 2011, 22:16:
Early game access is extended to all everyone who pre-orders Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. If you have pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, game access will begin seven days before the game’s release. If you have pre-ordered either the Base Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition, game access will begin three days before release.

I would not be surprised if they extended this 7 day period to the digital deluxe edition as well to encourage more sales on origin. 3 days hunh...will have to do I guess.

According to one of Bioware's community guys on Twitter, the only factor in how you get into the early access is when you registered your pre-order code. There's no 7-day for CE, 3-day for everyone else.

zboardfatal asked: Rumors are that CE get 6 days early access & Digital Deluxe/Standard get 3 days. Confirm/deny?
rockjaw responded: Deny. Based on when you redeem

And:
JakeHargus asked: does the CE really get a bigger head start than other versions or is it simply when you register? There's still some debate on this
rockjaw responded: Just when you register

For two big companies, that have decades of experience in releasing games, Bioware and EA always seem to fuck up basic things like getting information out to customers and making sure everyone has equal access.
 
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