Star Wars: The Old Republic set for December launch

By Jos
Sep 27, 2011
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  1. Bioware and EA today announced the release date for its new massively multiplayer game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The launch is set to  take place just before the Christmas holidays…

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,027   +111

    Old News but Hyped!
  3. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 179


    i'm actually concerned about this

    EA servers are known for being unreliable.

    Well, i was going to purchase this game but i'm not giving EA 15 dollars a month for crappy support and unreliable servers.

    Unless they prove me wrong.
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,027   +111

    They will be running it slightly different. I don't think they want to screw up experience for players ;) Afterall they have invested over 100 Million in this project.
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,451   +466

    Can't get excited about Star Wars anything. Ever since the first one came out (and yes, I was one of the millions standing in line around the block to see a midnight showing back in 1977), it's been nothing but a media frenzy for the movies and all the peripherals - toys, clothing, books, cartoons, conventions, etc.

    Think I was completely burned out on Star Wars by about 1985. :p
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Guru Posts: 644   +133

    Remember, if you want to play this game, you must forfeit your right to sue EA first.
  7. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I hope this flops. Bioware and EA need a wake-up call, and I can't really see any better way to do it than having this abomination roll over and die on them. But who am I kidding, if it fails, it will probably go free to play long before they actually shut it down.
  8. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,027   +111

    Yeah and if the game flops it will do more damage to MMO industry then good, nice thinking. Give the game a try.

    I hope that MW3 flops, Blizzard shuts down etc.. etc... they need a wake up call. While we at it I hope Apple bankrupts and Microsoft gets flooded with mass Viruses!

  9. I wanted to reserve this on origin today (first time using it) but it wouldn't add the game to my cart then I tried to add BF3 to the cart and it worked well. Is the digital distribution of the game restricted to the us? I am gonna try later with a proxy just in case.
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,432   +898

    It probably will take some time to get the kinks worked out... I played WoW for a bit about a year after it came out and wait times to get on the server were common... days when the servers were down were common... You can't prevent it either; you can't justify a ton of capacity without first seeing how well many people sign up. Hopefully their architecture is easily expanded and they can fix issues like this quickly.

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