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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 2:41AM (Unverified) said

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@Unverfied B

Not to be a dick, but it's also because we don't want your poor latency effecting OUR gameplay. Now, do you see it as a good thing that we would have to suffer because of accommodation to you guys? I don't think so.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 4:35AM Bezza said

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A.) I didn't mention anything about servers in this post.
B.) with regard to latency, we are in a different time zones and don't play when you do. So really your argument is illogical.
C.) yes we are only 10% if that even when compared to the US. All the more reason why we should not be excluded from the release as we will have bugger all effect on your game anyway.

When it comes to the crunch, there is no real reason for the decision, none of the so called reasons given make any sense. Aussie MMO gamers are accustomed to playing on US servers, we speak the same language and we play at different times.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 2:40AM Rowlf said

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Funny how people think they know how things are or should be...
Ah well... what strikes me though is that it can't be fun to start a new game with such an attitude... especially a mmo that could last (for you) for a long time.
My best guess on this is that people are projecting a lot of other frustrations on whatever they can find on the internet.
I for one am happy that gaming is getting bigger and more awesome games are being made.

(btw, i'm not talking about people who ciritcize games in a normal fashion)

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 2:43AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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Hmm, so $60 just for the client?
It doesn't even say if that includes any gametime?
And they haven't released the business model yet, so it could be sub + micro in worst case?
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Yeah, ok, that sounds a bit too fishy, I think I'll keep my $60 and see what happens..

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 3:54AM chauncy said

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@SgtBaker1234556 They all include 30 days of game time. But no, the business model hasn't been talked about yet.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 4:18AM nevin said

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oh and the digital edition can expire if you don't use it for two years.
http://www.qj.net/pc-gaming/news/ea-origin-deletes-inactive-games.html

I know I have gone back to games with breaks longer than 2 years.

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 5:34AM Lenn said

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@nevin No, the CODE expires. Not your game. You just need to use your code before 31 December 2012.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 5:40AM Lenn said

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@Lenn Edit: Sorry about that, I didn't read that link. I was referring to the fine print here: http://www.swtor.com/preorder/

Yeah, if that's true, that's a strange move on EA's part. I'm sure that'll turn around and bite them on the ass soon.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2011 6:35AM Jethren said

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@nevin Steam has the same thing in their EULA.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 6:59AM dudes said

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I've read that some online stores have run out of the CE.

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 3:15PM Daemodand said

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When it comes to MMOs I follow a few rules:

1. Never pre-order.
2. Never buy a lifetime sub (least of all before the game even launches).
3. Never buy a collector's edition.

I like to keep it pure, simple, provide myself with a bit of protection and make it about the game itself. A proposed rule #4 is currently under review: "4. Never pay a subscription," but my jury is still out on that one.

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