SWTOR Early Game Access Details Revealed

November 8th, 2011 by Hayden

Hope you were one of those who pre-ordered the SWTOR mmo. If you did, you are in luck as you will have gained an Early Game Access before the launch on December 20th. A great chance for all you SWTOR gamers to start before anyone else. Stay ahead of the game and other folks.

Depending on which day you redeem your Pre-Order Code, you have the chance to gain Early Game Access of up to five days before the official release date. Redeem your code here at the Code Redemption Center. If you haven’t then order it right away as there is still time. See what you will get in our Pre-order details or watch the exciting SWTOR collectors edition unboxing video

lay your character ahead of the official live game launch.Many of you have been wondering how long Early Game Access will last, and we are now happy to announce that depending on when you redeem your Pre-Order Code, you will gain Early Game Access up to five days before the official game launch date.

More advanced contents such as tips, hints and strategies is shared over at SWTOR Guide.

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SWTOR Collectors Edition Top Hit at Best Buy

August 23rd, 2011 by Marcus

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Best Buy Co.Inc reveals online sales for SWTOR pre-order are its best-selling product. This week, SWTOR Collector’s Edition ranked as the No.1 product sold on Bestbuy.com

SWTOR Collectors Edition which sells at $149.95 includes the Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue, collectible metal case, The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural, SWTOR galaxy map, Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD, Collector’s Edition box and seven digital items.

In other related news, Microsoft Corp. this holiday will also sell a limited edition Xbox 360 Limited Edition Star Wars Kinect Bundle.

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EA Limiting Supply of SWTOR at Launch

August 18th, 2011 by admin

A SWTOR rep at Gamescon revealed plans that EA would limit the game supply right at launch date. The purpose of this move is not a marketing move to create an illusion of the game being more popular that it already is. If you rewind back in the past, I think Nintendo was accused of using this strategy with the Wii. Anyhow, the rep at Gamescom says this move is made to avoid server instability, something that all MMOs face during the launch of the game where there are just to many players for the server to handle. This will seem to be the case considering the SWTOR pre-order numbers. The rep also goes to say that it plans to limit copies both at retail and digitally. Apparently no figure as to the maximum number was given but the rep did mention that once the number is reached, digital sales will be the first to be cut off while EA will try to increase its server capacity before allowing more players in the game.

EA is able to limit or pause digital sales is due to the fact that all digital SWTOR copes will be available exclusively through its own Origin shop, therefore making the process relatively simple.
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The rep says that game publishers are willing to do this as they are more interested in players having a great and smooth experience rather than sell the game to as many people as possible.

Relating to the statement above, EA’s Frank Gibeau talked about increasing its server capacity to allow millions of players if needed, he described his plan as an “aggressive plan”.

“We’re pretty relaxed about what we’re going to be able to achieve there. We’ll be able to scale up and light up new severs on a fairly quick basis. We’ve got a plan to do that over the months following ship, and we’ve got a lot of capacity built into that,” says Frank.

He went as far as to say that it would only take half a million subscribers for SWTOR to be profitable.
“And anything north of a million, as we approach a million and a half or two, starts to look like a great investment, and justifies the entire purchase price… of BioWare in a very positive way, he said.

According to many statements, it seems reassuring to know that EA is going to ensure a great gaming experience and hopefully will not face any problems at launch. Bioware is aiming to have the game out this year, but still no release date has been mentioned yet. If worst comes to worst and the game is not released this year, it should be out in early 2012. Those who have already made a SWTOR pre-order will get to play ahead of time.

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SWTOR Pre-order Update

August 8th, 2011 by Jack Matthews

As SWTOR release date is slowly coming and hoepfully just round the corner, let’s have a look at Star Wars: The Old Republic pre-order numbers which have become quite interesting. Thanks to VGChartz and their data regarding pre-orders of Americas Preorders Chart, 6 August 2011.

Here are America’s pre-order numbers for Star Wars: The Old Republic in the week of August 6, 2011.

Rank: #9
Title
: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Platform
: PC
Weeks Until Release:
N/A
Change from Last Week
: 97,322
Total
: 234,403

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