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Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Sales Limited; Huttball Introduced

GameInformer reports on plans to limit the number of copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic sold upon the game's launch: "According to the representative speaking at this demo, EA and BioWare made the choice to limit the number of copies of the game available for purchase in order to assure a smooth launch. It's fairly common for popular MMOs to suffer from long wait times and server crashes for the first few months after launch because of the stress put on servers. EA says it would rather make sure the experience is quality for the first gamers to get in than to sell as many copies as possible but ensure a subpar experience for everyone." How many copies they will sell is not specified. On a related note, the Star Wars: The Old Republic Website has a new trailer from BioWare's upcoming MMORPG introducing the sport of Huttball. Here's word on this in-game sport: "A new event has captured the hearts and minds of the citizens on the Smuggler’s Moon of Nar Shaddaa. Known as “Huttball,” two teams clash for the amusement of the masses and to win favor with the famed Giradda the Hutt in this new video that highlights just one of the Player-vs-Player (PvP) Warzones in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™!"

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49. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Sales Limited Huttball Introduced Aug 19, 2011, 18:13 CVSiN
 
D_K_night wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 17:40:
CVSiN wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 17:34:
D_K_night wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 17:31:
Inflammatory comments ASIDE...

So let's get this straight.

1) I go to Best Buy, and I pick up a copy of this game.
2) I create/register new account to play
3) I login - now what happens?

a) The game lets me in
b) I can't login due to restrictions on concurrent users


Which of the two(a or b) is the most likely scenario for me on launch day?

A since they are limiting the amount of product released so the servers dont get hammered.

So you're saying:

Retail such as Best Buy will only carry precisely, what EA allows, and not a box more. EA knows exactly, how many copies were sent out to EBGames, Best Buy, Future Shop, etc.

So if the box is on the shelf, that means it's a guaranteed entry into the server right, on launch day, right? I want to make sure.

That's exactly what they are saying..
they are only releasing X amount of copies to ensure server performance and that nub areas are completely playable.

 
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