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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I always figured I would play this, since it probably has a pretty good story, though I never felt rushed to play it.

Especially since it's an ea published title and they have reprehensible history for customer satisfaction. Aamof, iir my history correctly ea doesn't have that great of record with employee satisfaction either. I seem to recall the word slavery invoked when talking about ea and employees. This is just another typical pr stunt that would probably work on a console title. So some brilliant upstart pr asshat decided to try it on a PC title.

Because you know, ea can't afford to reserve/buy 5 or 10 extra severs or have a week of open beta testing. poor poor ea, they are so helpless.
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