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Old 11-04-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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Since pre-order information was released, fans have been speculating on how long early access to Star Wars: The Old Republic would be. Stephen Reid has said in the past that it will be a matter of days, not weeks. Now we know that the earliest players with pre-orders will receive access is 5 days in [...]

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Old 11-05-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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I pre-ordered within the first 2-3 minutes, but it will take at least 3 days to download (30 GB +), so why 5 days? everyone has to download for early access, and unless you live in Korea, a majority of that time will be spent in the loading screen.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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I pre-ordered within the first 2-3 minutes, but it will take at least 3 days to download (30 GB +), so why 5 days? everyone has to download for early access, and unless you live in Korea, a majority of that time will be spent in the loading screen.
That's a good point, I didn't even think of that. I would hope their servers are extremely fast, but at the same time a lot of people will be downloading at once. We'll see how it goes I guess.


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Old 11-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #4
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I believe theres around 750,000 pre-orders so far, I know not all will be allowed access in the 15th (That is determined by your pre-order date) but thats still a hell of a lot of leechers hehe. I foresee server crashes.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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I would hope it is handled like pre-loading from Steam, where you can start the download before the 5 days, but from what I've seen of Origin so far, I wouldn't count on it.


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I guess this is going to be another classic case of "good things coming to those who wait"
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:59 AM   #7
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:38 PM   #8
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Well like Mav said, hopefully there will be pre-loading. Pretty sure there was for Battlefield 3 which is Origin-only.


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