Whenever a major MMO nears launch, tensions and anxieties grow to a fever pitch among players -- particularly in regard to their pre-orders. There are worries that a game won't install right, ship on time, or allow proper access to one's account. Today, there are a few more issues to be concerned with in regard to Star Wars: The Old Republic
if you've pre-ordered it.
Over in the UK, GAME (and Gamestation) has announced that it will be the sole retailer for SWTOR's
physical Collector's Edition in the region, even though EA
previously said that companies such as Amazon, Play.com, Zavvi and ShopTo were going to be selling them as well. UK players can also purchase non-CE versions of the game through EA's Origin service.
In other news, several players who secured their copy of SWTOR
through Walmart found that their orders -- both regular and CEs -- were canceled over this past weekend. A Walmart customer service representative appeared on the SWTOR
forums to say that this happened due to a "data error" that forced the company to nix most of the pre-orders. SWTOR's Stephen Reid
said that BioWare
is investigating the situation, but he confirms that any players who have already added their pre-order codes into their accounts will have locked in early access for the launch.