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Star Wars: The Old Republic December Launch; Pricing Details

The official website for Star Wars: The Old Republic announces BioWare's Star Wars MMORPG will launch on December 20, 2011 in North America, and on December 22nd in Europe, noting that those who preorder the game and register on the website will be eligible for early game access. "This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game," says BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka. "We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release." The game comes with a 30 day subscription, and they outline the fees that are required to play after that:

  • 1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
  • 3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)
  • 6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94

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49. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic December Launch, Pricing Details Sep 25, 2011, 04:52 Jonny
 
Sempai wrote on Sep 25, 2011, 00:21:
Jonny wrote on Sep 24, 2011, 19:49:
I'm happy to see a release date, but one working day before Christmas? How is that not an utterly retarded time to release a new MMO? It doesn't exactly give them much leeway. If something unexpected crops up as often happens with MMO launches, then either their staff will have to work over Christmas or everyone will be screwed until the middle of the week after.

While I agree with you 100% on the release, how is Tuesday one working day from Christmas which is on Sunday of that week?

Am I missing something?

I'm English mate, 22nd for me. Which gives them Friday as the only full day to sort out any mishaps before the Christmas weekend starts. Any that start a day or two after launch in the EU will be a special sort of trouble for someone. Add in the expectation of a really bad winter in the British Isles and you've got a situation which goes from "works fine" if they're lucky to "total clusterfuck" if they're not without any wiggle room.

It's not what I would have expected given the problems firms have had releasing things around Thanksgiving and other times when their staff are off en-masse.

This comment was edited on Sep 25, 2011, 04:59.
 
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