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Posted: May 4th 2011 6:03PM Graill440 said

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I'll get it in before someone else.

Great, one of the bigger titles is going to be released just as the world ends. (Chuckle)

Posted: May 4th 2011 7:11PM Altruist said

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@Graill440
If I read it correctly, you'll have a year of TOR before December 2012 (Fiscal year is different than calendar year).
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Posted: May 4th 2011 6:56PM Braiks said

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@Graill440 I'm going to assume you picked out the numbers out of this article and didn't even read one single word which would be obvious since you only posted your response 3 minutes after the article was submitted.
In the same sentence: where Q2 FY12 and Q3 FY12 correspond to July through September and October through December, respectively, of _this_ year.
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Posted: May 4th 2011 7:15PM Lenn said

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@Braiks The reference was made to the impending end of the world in 2012, which would make december 2011, a very possible release month for TOR, "just as the world ends".
So get off your high horse and either laugh at the joke or ignore it.
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Posted: May 4th 2011 7:16PM Graill440 said

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@Braiks

Listen hero, i read the supplied content and understand fully what they may or may not have done, you on the other hand need to lighten your ass up and just enjoy the joke. (Grin)
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Posted: May 4th 2011 7:26PM paterah said

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@Graill440 The joke has no merit to begin with since that would mean the world would end in 2011 or swtor would release in 2012. None of this is true, swtor is set to be released at least a year before the world ends (in your joke) and therefore the "just as" statement doesn't qualify.
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Posted: May 4th 2011 7:29PM Lenn said

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@paterah You must be a hoot at parties.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 12:44AM Faction 3 said

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@Lenn Yeah, Buzz Killington comes to mind...
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Posted: May 5th 2011 6:34AM Decanus said

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@Graill440
with the world ending in 2012 thing is it when it becomes 2012 or at the end of 2012, also who's new years does it, use as we are all spread out in time zones, or is it the Chinese new year or some other new year that i have over looked.
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Posted: May 7th 2011 12:59AM Xerberos said

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@Decanus
World ending in 2012 is from the Mayan calender - Dec 21st 2012 is the last day. Their calender only goes up to that day, so some say it prophesizes the end of the world. That the 21st is the winter solstice and their New Year and the calender would probably continue if their civilization hadn't died out 1000 year ago is just a side thought.
In real archaeology the sync between our calender and the Mayans is just a guess agreed between two early Mayan archaeologists with a plus or minus 50 year error margin, so the calender ends somewhere between 1962 and 2062.
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Posted: May 4th 2011 6:05PM Thasri said

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Mmmmmm, interesting....

Posted: May 4th 2011 6:14PM Madallaw said

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So fiscal years are marked as a year late? FY12 is actually 2011? Seems odd.

Posted: May 4th 2011 6:51PM paterah said

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@Madallaw Not as a year late but as 9 months late. If it was actually a year late then I assume it would be renamed.
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Posted: May 4th 2011 6:51PM Madallaw said

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@Tempes Magus

Many thanks. That makes sense.

It also makes me hopeful to see TOR. However, I am betting it is released Q3. If it is in the projections, it will probably end up there. Gives them more dev time.
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Posted: May 4th 2011 10:10PM C Rose said

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@Madallaw

I've been reading alot of info on this game's release date and people have trouble with what "fiscal year" means.

Simply the "fiscal year" BEGINS in April of one year and ends March of the next. Partly for tax reasons this is how corporations divide their year. Jan. 1 for instance is meaningless for companies, April 1 is more applicable to corporate "new year".

So when a company states FY12, they mean April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. So FY12 Q1 is the first quarter (3 months) of their fiscal year, being April - June.

SWTOR is projected to be released in Q2 or Q3. They specifically stated in the conference call, which I heard, that the game is expected during Q2 BUT MAY SLIP INTO Q3.

That statement leads me to believe that they will release near the END of Q2 (Sept. 2011), but if there's any small setbacks it may SLIP into Q3 (Oct.).

That's pretty solid intel there. Late Q2, early Q3.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 4:47AM C Rose said

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@Tempes Magus

No not really. I should have been clearer in saying EA's Fiscal year ends in March and starts in April. Fiscal year determination is strictly a company decision and is in no way a set standard. Although alot of companies follow this particular formula.

The tax thing is just throwing you. Forget that. I was just trying to clarify to people what FY12 is. It's not 2012! It's from parts of 2011 into 2012.

That's it. Hope that helps some people.

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Posted: May 4th 2011 6:16PM Vgk said

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Interesting, this is gonna be a big year for Bioware as well for the MMO world, and I'm interested to see how this game turns out

Posted: May 4th 2011 6:18PM Vgk said

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@Vgk
Also inb4 any and all comparisons of this game to WoW or GW2, all 3 are looking to be good games
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Posted: May 4th 2011 6:26PM Interitus said

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This isn't confirmed, this is about as much information as we had after the first conference call. At that one it was April - December. Now it's simply July - December, in fact they said they are even throwing January in there in case everything goes wrong.

Posted: May 5th 2011 2:56AM Interitus said

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@Interitus

Lol, what? Why was this voted down? I'm simply saying that if you asked me yesterday when the game was coming out I would have said sometime between July and December. Too much needs to be released to say May or June and we knew from the last call that the end date went back to December. I'm simply saying the launch window is still pretty much as vague as it was yesterday, nothing has really changed.
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