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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:04PM (Unverified) said

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I'm ready this while I wait, cause I'm stuck in a 15 minute Q.

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:04PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified)

Reading.. not ready >.>
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:23PM Skraps said

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@(Unverified) I wouldn't call a 15 minute queue bad. The hour plus queue I have had some nights I would call bad.
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:25PM urgan said

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@Skraps I would call a 15 minute queue bad, just not as bad as an hour queue.
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:12PM (Unverified) said

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More Ducttape!!!

This isn't a bad launch though, trust me, it can be much much worse

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:24PM Mykell said

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Well queues in the Harbinger seem to have gone from 2-3hrs down to about 10-15 minutes so its a big improvement.

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:28PM nexmanus said

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Lol would love to be stuck in a Q still stuck in "oops we removed your registration code by mistake and now we need at least a week to correct that mistake"

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:32PM syberghost said

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Now if they'll fix the memory leaks so we don't have to periodically log off and go to the back of the queue...

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 5:58PM Shirvington said

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@syberghost Get a memory manager like Cleanmem. It sweeps your memory either periodically or on a doubleclick and prevents your game experience from degrading until BW fixes the memory leaks. After starting to use Cleanmem, I have not had to log out and in to "fix" my game performance.
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:46PM madcartoonist said

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Unfortunately there will be another round of new players who get their game on Christmas. Hopefully they will be all ready for that.

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 3:55PM dudes said

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"Perhaps I can find NEW WAYS to motivate them!"

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 4:09PM Nenene said

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From what I hear TOR world servers cap around 5,000 players, and it's instanced to hell (big cities have several instances, so even if there's 300+ players in a city you might only see 40-50 of them). Maybe if they actually lifted the server caps to somewhere close to WoW's (Somewhere around 15,000 players a server, or so I'm told) they wouldn't have such a big problem with queues.

Or is the low server limit supposed to promote the idea that space is at a premium as to give the game the illusion of popularity higher than it actually has? Time will tell, I guess.

Either way, that fake queue on their website the other day gave me the distinct impression that there's some definite managing of expectations going on here.

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 4:17PM Borick said

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@Nenene I agree. It looks like a lot of engineered scarcity to me.
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 4:42PM KvanCetre said

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@Nenene
Here, you need this more than I do.
/trade [Tin Foil Hat]
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 6:02PM Vgk said

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@Nenene
I think your on to something, the player caps for the servers do seem...small
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Posted: Dec 24th 2011 1:10AM DerpMchurson said

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@Nenene From what you hear? Lol. 1,000,000 pre-orders/5,000 people per server would require 200 servers for North America alone. That's not inc

Any other nonsense you'd like to share?

Queues are artificial to spread population, nothing more.
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 4:46PM MarkLIVE said

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I still vouch to wait 20-30 mins than be in a low pop server!

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 4:54PM jimr9999us said

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@MarkLIVE
Agreed. Bioware is learning from Mythic's mistakes. Trion had to learn the hard way as well...
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Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 5:12PM Lafajet said

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Ah Massively... may you never run out of Star Wars references to use in your article titles.

Posted: Dec 23rd 2011 5:35PM NeverDeath said

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Not as smooth as RIFT's, but smoother than anyone else's launch that I can remember. Not that RIFT was without queues, but they remedied the situation even quicker, and they didn't have to stagger launch to do it, which was a plus. Still, like I said, relatively smooth launch so far, glad to see it. SWTOR is not my cup o tea, and I won't be buying it any time soon (if ever), but for people who love Star Wars and fans of Bioware's RP game elements will love it, I don't think it'll be going out of business for a very long time.

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