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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:03PM jmerriex said

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With bells on, I'll be there...

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:18PM Dunraven said

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Hype Hype Hype Hype and still no word of release.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:29PM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven

Pff. Rift was also only announced like a mere 2 months before launch, DCUO like 2-3 months, FFXIV the same. Of GW2, AA, TERA, TSW etc there's also no release date known. The impatience of some is simply mindboggling.

Ontopic, I heard that at some former conventions the rows had more than 5-6 hours of waiting period, having more stands sounds certainly like the way to go.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:50PM Faith said

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@Dunraven

Sure they have, they've been saying 2nd half of 2011 for a while now. You know it's not coming out this week or next week, you would think if it were due to come out in July or August, it would have been long announced by now to start raking in those preorders. So that likely leaves us, barring any major setbacks (knock on wood), sometime between September-December which never really was any surprise.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:00PM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven
They won't mention a release date until Guild Wars 2 shows its hand as well and they won't give Acti-Blizz the time to craft a huge new patch to combat TOR's release. I expect a 6-week window from announcement to shelves.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:56PM Fabius Bile said

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@Puremallace that arguments hold no water.

GW2 is nonfactor because, while at this point its pretty much set in stone that is THE game release to beat, ANet has showed they dont care at all about their competition, and will not rush the development a single day. They will release when they feel like it, with the confidence that the game IS that good can only give...

WoW is also nonfactor, because honeslty, they probably have that patch almost done or even already done and in the oven.
6 weeks, 6 months or 6 days windows doesnt matter, you can bet your life savings without fear of losing them that whenever SWTOR is announced, Blizzard WILL have that patch to counter it.

If you think about it, the only reason to hide their hand like this is the oldest of reasons...they arent confident in their product and are desperately trying to use every minute they can get to polish the game.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 5:12PM Arkanaloth said

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@(Unverified) it's a pretty safe bet that GW2 isn't coming out this year...
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 3:20AM (Unverified) said

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@Fabius Bile

Nonsense. I advise you to not drink and post at the same time, they don't go well together.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:27PM Laurs said

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Well then i guess this rules out august as a posible launch month.. all i can say is: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:29PM BigAndShiny said

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@Laurs
agree
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 6:49PM (Unverified) said

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@Laurs September has always been a reasonable target. If anything, Oct. November has too many hot titles coming out.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 11:05PM (Unverified) said

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@Laurs They've said many times they'd still show the game after launch...
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:41PM Lateris said

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Looks like they want people to get their hands on the game for some feedback? I still expect it to be ready for spring 2012. Hey Jeff- want to bet some AoC gold on it and one B29 flight? HA HA HA!

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 12:11AM Jef Reahard said

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@Lateris

Lol, nah. I'm steering clear of predicting a date on this one.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:42PM Laurs said

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@JohnLane

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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:45PM Popplewell said

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Anybody is welcome to join what will probably be an 6 hour queue 2 minutes after they open it.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:50PM Irem said

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@JohnLane
It's the sound of incoherent frothing rage. :D

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:53PM real65rcncom said

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I like this very much. It shows Bioware's willingness to 'put up or shut up'.

Hard for haters to argue with this, even if it is a publicity stunt of some kind.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:04PM Laurs said

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For those curious, here's Daniel Erickson's interview at Comic Con, possibly while he's running around on a speeder doing little to no gameplay demo at all:

Daniel Erickson: "Absolutely! Story! Story! Story! Story! Absolutely there is Story! Our Game has S-T-O-R-Y! We have raids and groups *story* and big pvp zones *story* and crafting *story* & huge planets and story! And Space *Story* and absolutely social *story* hubs, we have advance *Story* classes! And We have (...)
-30 minutes later-
...I can't tell you when, but I can confirm that the Release Date has story too! TOR has S-TOR-Y! Its in the name people!" *

*copyright of a mate's

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:15PM JohnFordColey said

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@Laurs

I'm glad there's going to be story.
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