Jury-rigged methods to create an Oceanic server
are needed no longer: Star Wars: The Old Republic
has officially launched -- a day early! -- in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. BioWare
is offering both the standard and digital deluxe version (the latter through Origin) for sale to interested space jockeys. The prices for both the client and subscriptions are in step with what we've seen from the North American and European product.
Asia Pacific players who not only jump on board but either subscribe or use a 60-day game card by the end of April will also receive a Founder's Medal, which grants an in-game title.
BioWare is aware that many players in these countries have already begun to play on NA servers, and as such the studio is offering a "limited-time opportunity" to transfer for free to a local server in late April. Entire guild transfers, however, will not be possible. The SWTOR FAQ page
has more information about the transfer process and payment methods available.