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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:03PM (Unverified) said

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Bookmarked

/begins tapping foot and hoping for an email tomorrow.

Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:20PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified)

You and me both, but since I did not order till later not expecting a email till later in the week.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:12PM Yellowdancer said

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I thought the emails came out today?

Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:43PM aurickle said

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@Yellowdancer
Early Access starts tomorrow. According to the emails that have been sent thus far it sounds like each person will receive his or her Early Access notification when the account is unlocked for play. So the first emails should go out tomorrow and then continue through the weekend.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:49PM Yellowdancer said

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@aurickle

Ah. I didn't even read the email. I probably should have dled the client again. I've been having so much fun with EQ2 and DCUO that I don't know how I will fit in TOR. Oh well. #firstworldproblems
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:17PM Space Cobra said

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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:40PM Space Cobra said

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@Space Cobra

Also, so *this* is what Larry's been up to all this time and why we haven't seen many articles come out from his keyboard recently!
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:48PM Larry Everett said

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@Space Cobra
Pretty much, yeah
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:18PM heimskringla said

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No coverage of EA reneging on the grace period for those who purchased boxed copies of SWTOR from retailers other than Origin?

Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:32PM Lucidus said

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@heimskringla being mean usually revokes an outlet's "access"
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:38PM Brianna Royce said

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@Lucidus Perhaps you should click on some of the hands-on articles linked in the post you're commenting on to see all the flames we took for negative previews of SWTOR. Good grief with the conspiracy theories that make no sense. We're not covering news stories in a guide compilation.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 12:41PM heimskringla said

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@Brianna Royce Right. I'm just surprised that few of the major gaming epubs have covered something that's relatively significant. A large percentage of pre-orders being locked out of the game after 22:01 on 12/19 because EA decided not to have their previously announced pre-order seems like something at least worthy of comment. I know I was surprised to hear that despite the fact I spent $149.99 on a game, I would lose access because UPS doesn't deliver until 8PM on 12/20.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 1:03PM (Unverified) said

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@heimskringla
One day? Please tell me you aren't QQing about one day of access?
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 1:19PM Vagrant Zero said

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@heimskringla Nobody cares about you losing a single day of play. Seriously. Nobody. You entitled pricks. Go russle up some starving in Africa. #firstworldproblems indeed.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 1:28PM Jef Reahard said

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@Vagrant Zero

Hyperbole aside, some people do care. Especially given BioWare's idiotic legacy/naming system, where a day of lost access may prevent someone from making their character exactly how they'd envisioned.

Certainly not equating that to third-world starvation, but people are perfectly within their rights to call EA/BioWare onto the carpet about this whole pre-launch launch nonsense and the shoddy communication that has accompanied it.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 1:31PM heimskringla said

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@(Unverified) It's not about the one day of access. It's about the fact that Bioware/EA said, in print, that there would be a grace period so that players ordering boxed copies would have time to receive their copies and enter access codes... then a week before EGA they decided there would be no grace period. I don't know about you, but if I did that to a client in my business, my client would be within rights to choose another consultant.

I don't care about the day of access. I care about the fact that I made a purchase after being told one thing and then another thing happened. In marketing we call that bait and switch, and it's universally reviled as an unethical tactic.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 1:57PM Clemalum07 said

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@Brianna Royce You guys should just get rid of the troll. He has been caught NUMEROUS times on here spreading false information about games.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 2:12PM chum said

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@Clemalum07

OMG No! You mean these comment threads aren't full of factual, non-biased information?!? Welcome to the internet.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 2:20PM heimskringla said

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@Clemalum07 Hope you're not accusing me of spreading false information about games. I certainly don't and certainly haven't got a reputation for it. :) I'm just a customer who's disgruntled about EA reneging on the benefit that tipped the scale toward an $150 CE versus an $59 digital edition.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 3:18PM (Unverified) said

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@Brianna Royce There's nothing conspiracy theory about it - they officially stated there would be a grace period, then a week before release said there wouldn't be one. So for 3 months people pre-ordered from places like Amazon EXPECTING a grace period.
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