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The Old Republic Early Access Begins

EA announces the promised early access is now beginning for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's new Star Wars MMORPG. Here's word:

The globally acclaimed MMORPG goes live on December 20, 2011 in North America and Europe, but customers that pre-ordered the title will begin entering the game starting as soon as today, December 13, 2011 at 6:00 AM CST. Players will access the game in waves, creating a rolling thunder of fans pre-loading and playing the game. The Early Game Access program will help manage server volumes, helping to ensure a smooth day-one experience. To participate in the Early Game Access program, customers must pre-order Star Wars: The Old Republic and redeem their code** at http://www.swtor.com/preorder/code. Pre-orders are available in limited quantities at most participating retailers and digitally via Origin.comô.

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14. Re: The Old Republic Early Access Begins Dec 13, 2011, 12:20 Xoxotl
 
Are you seriously going to stand by that comment?

Darks, did you actually, you know, bother to read my comment at all? Especially the part where I said "Don't get me wrong. I agree about the rolling early access. I have no problem with that"?

Or the part where I said "it's a good way to prevent a million people in the newbie zones at once and causing the server to catch fire and explode"?

My gripe is with the way it's being handled. I have zero problems with the "staggered start" approach. I just wish they would stop it with this "wait around and hope you get an early access e-mail which you may or may not get today" silliness and just say "Hey, if you put in your pre-order code from (date 1) to (date 2), you can start playing early on (date 3)."

I did get my email early this Moring telling me that I was now able to go and play.

Well, it must be special to be you.
 
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