Early Access - You Got In Already?

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#1 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -


#2 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

I fully expected to be in the first wave of invites, having preordered my preorder box right after the SDCC announcement and redeemed the code immediately. However, I'm not and that's okay. Just curious on who got in already? When did you guys get your preorders and when did you redeem it?

So - off to doing a workout and laundry and grocery shopping, so my body will be ready for SW:TOR early access (which really should happen for me today) and Back 2 Karkand, which definitely hits me at 20:00 CET. Full day ahead of me.

#3 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

It's not starting for another 12 minutes so this should be 100% no. Right?

What if I answer no now and tomorrow I get in?

#4 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

It's not starting for another 12 minutes so this should be 100% no. Right? What if I answer no now and tomorrow I get in?

German MMO-website Buffed.de reported early access is live. According to my knowledge, it began at 13:00 CET.

#5 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Funny how Blizzard sent me a 7 day free pass today. Guess they're getting seriously nervous for the first time years.

#6 Posted by tekmojo (2299 posts) -

I sense no presence in the force.

#7 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

I've got in but I'm stuck at work for the next 5 hours!!! God damn it's going to go even slower now :(

#8 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Nope, I'm expecting tonight or tomorrow.

#9 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

I'm in, but I'm working so I can't play.

#10 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -

Client is downloaded and up-to-date, account is flagged for Early Access but still no dice.

#11 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@SamStrife: @PhatSeeJay:

You guys on a digital pre-order on Origin? Or a physical pre-order box like me?

#12 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@Seppli: Origin Digital Delux Edition, pre ordered 9am GMT on the day pre orderes became available.

#13 Posted by Spooks (28 posts) -

Didn't register my pre-order till august so don't expect to get in till later in the week. Suits me fine though as it gives me time to play the bf3 dlc.

#14 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -
At the very beginning of pre-orders, which started on July 21st, we had a massive influx of pre-orders. A huge spike. After that, things settled down. As a result, today especially, you're going to see a fairly narrow band of dates from those admitted to Early Game Access. From tomorrow, it'll spread out to a wider date range.
#15 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -

After visiting the official boards, it sounds like things are a mess right now regarding who is and who isn't getting into the Early Access portion of the game; surprise. For the most part, those who preordered from around July 21st to July 24th are saying that they're in the Early Access, with some people farther off than that also saying they're in. But there's a pretty substantial influx of people who claim to have preordered and redeemed their code on the 21st who can still not get in.

As someone who did not redeem his code until the 27th, I'm doubtful I'll see SWTOR today, but I'm still holding out hope.

#16 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I didn't preorder till October so as long as I get in by Friday, I will be very happy. Got a friend who entered his code on day two of preorders and he hasn't gotten a email yet. I really expect today and the first half of tomorrow to be slowly sending out emails. All in all, I just happy that its finally started.

#17 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

@Seppli said:

@SamStrife: @PhatSeeJay:

You guys on a digital pre-order on Origin? Or a physical pre-order box like me?

Physical Collector's Edition copy. Redeemed my pre-order code July 21st.

#18 Posted by tekmojo (2299 posts) -
@Funkydupe said:
At the very beginning of pre-orders, which started on July 21st, we had a massive influx of pre-orders. A huge spike. After that, things settled down. As a result, today especially, you're going to see a fairly narrow band of dates from those admitted to Early Game Access. From tomorrow, it'll spread out to a wider date range.
Then our worst fears have been realized.
#19 Posted by StarvingGamer (7995 posts) -

It looks like I'm in, but I'm at work so I can't be sure.

I don't even know if I'm going to play since my time is limited and I want to beat Gears 3 and Uncharted 3, and get my feet wet in Revelations, before the year is out.

#20 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -

Here's the official statement from their Senior Community Manager regarding how invites work and where they're at currently:

Hey everyone, good morning and welcome to the first day of Early Game Access for Star Wars: The Old Republic!
We're granting access based solely on when people's pre-orders were redeemed, and we're going to be granting it in 'waves' - large batches of emails and game entitlements that will go out over the course of today (and tomorrow, and the next day, and so on).
I'll be updating this thread (and this post) as we send out more 'waves' of invites.
So far today, we have sent out two 'waves' of invites; we will be sending more later on, but I cannot be specific on timing. (Why? Because as we invite each wave, we monitor to see how servers are performing and so on. If everything is good, we'll send a 'wave' earlier; we in fact sent 'wave 2' ahead of schedule. So cross your fingers.)
Now, to the question you all have: when will you be invited? Well, I cannot be specific to individuals or even to dates, because again, we have to remain flexible. That said, I can talk a little about the pattern of pre-orders.
At the very beginning of pre-orders, which started on July 21st, we had a massive influx of pre-orders. A huge spike. After that, things settled down. As a result, today especially, you're going to see a fairly narrow band of dates from those admitted to Early Game Access. From tomorrow, it'll spread out to a wider date range.
That's about as specific as we're going to get right now. However, as we send more waves I'll update this thread/post with more information. Thanks for your patience - we know it's been a long road, but you'll be playing before too long.

It also appears, via the SWTOR Facebook page, that waves of invites will be sent out every 2 hours currently. That taken alongside the official statement regarding their process for invites, as long as servers remain steady and no problems arise, this appears to be the schedule of invites, every 2 hours.

#21 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1405 posts) -

@Captain_Felafel: So far it's been every 1h30 :( I pre-ordered so late so I'm not really expecting to get in today :'(

#22 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

It's been a looong road..!

#23 Posted by Etaber (160 posts) -

I got in and played a trooper to level 5 before work. It was very smooth, no lag or anything.

#24 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (832 posts) -

Not yet. I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition and redeemed the code on July 30, so hopefully I get in later today sometime.

#25 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4630 posts) -
#26 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

It's been a looong road..!

Getting from there to here...!

#27 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

Kind of sucks that most of my guild got in, and are going to outlevel me.

But that's completely my fault for ordering late, and I get why they're doing it.

#28 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

I preordered about three months ago, so I'm probably not going to be in this very first batch.

#29 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1405 posts) -

Wave 3 just went. Only 4 waves today, so it's either the next one or another day of waiting :'(

#30 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

@Seppli said:

@SamStrife: @PhatSeeJay:

You guys on a digital pre-order on Origin? Or a physical pre-order box like me?

I did the digital pre-order and got an email saying I am in, and indeed I am in.

#31 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

I'm in now too. Made me an Inquisitor named Volition. Gonna be rad.

#32 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

My pre-order got fucked up, it's not attached to my account somehow. Hopefully it will get resolved soon and to make it up to me they'll let me in today! Maybe?

#33 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1405 posts) -

@Seppli: A lot of inquisitors apparently, at least on live streams and all.

#34 Posted by Ursus_Veritas (383 posts) -

Been in since the first wave at 12pm GMT (five hours ago in whatever timezones apply!), leveling up my Smuggler. Loving it so far!

#35 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

Oh man the official forums are incredible right now. So many delicious, delicious tears.

#36 Posted by adoggz (2042 posts) -

@Brodehouse: of course they are. bioware brought that on themselves.

#37 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

I'm in. Played a bit with my Jedi and Trooper.

Already want to punch the collective community in the back of the head. Game's running fine though, not had any lag or anything.

#38 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@LethalKi11ler said:

@Seppli: A lot of inquisitors apparently, at least on live streams and all.

I just find playing the Empire side much more appealing, since it's much more of an unknown quantitiy. Sith culture. I expect lots of grey area decisions somewhere between neutral and chaotic evil. Jedis are all-played-out. And I really want to zapp me some folks and get the cute Jawa companion. I also wanna dabble a bit in healing and dd caster speccs, since I usually go for more physical classes.

Guess I'm not alone in this.

#39 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

@Seppli: I doubt they are worried in the slightest.

#40 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Oh - I'm on 'Field of Nightmares'. PvE UK server I believe. Check me out some Brits instead of the eversame German crowd. I hope they're as delightful as their TV shows.

...and I'm finally done with my chores, maintained my muscle tone, and all clean and fed. Time to get my inner Sith on. Before a late night of Back 2 Karkand. Life is good today. A tad bit too rich in the giving, but I can live with that.

#41 Posted by ajamafalous (11847 posts) -
@Seppli said:

Funny how Blizzard sent me a 7 day free pass today. Guess they're getting seriously nervous for the first time years.

I get those about once a month, so, no, I wouldn't say that at all.
#42 Posted by Great__defunct__Northern (127 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

Oh man the official forums are incredible right now. So many delicious, delicious tears.

This. Some people are absolutely losing their minds.

#43 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -

They only sent out five waves today.... they said they are stopping until tommorow... so if you didn't get in, good luck tommorow :( at this rate i'll probably get in by thursday.

#44 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Shit, the official forums are just sad to go through. People have literally 0 patience at all.

#45 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -

@Marz said:

They only sent out five waves today.... they said they are stopping until tommorow... so if you didn't get in, good luck tommorow :( at this rate i'll probably get in by thursday.

Heh, at this rate I will probably get it by Monday. I only pre ordered sometime late November.

@CL60 said:

Shit, the official forums are just sad to go through. People have literally 0 patience at all.

Just took a quick look. Wow. It seems everyone wanted to be in the first wave when they knew full well that wasn't going to happen.

#46 Posted by Nephrahim (1119 posts) -

My friend got in today, he signed up day one though, so no surprise. He reserved our names and stuff on a server though, so I'm happy.

#47 Posted by Matt (957 posts) -

I got in earlier today but had almost no time to actually play it :(

#48 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@Matt said:

I got in earlier today but had almost no time to actually play it :(

I didn't get in so nobody can join the republic guild that's not already in it. :( Gotta wait until I get in before invites can be sent out.

#49 Posted by Omega (829 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
@Seppli said:

Funny how Blizzard sent me a 7 day free pass today. Guess they're getting seriously nervous for the first time years.

I get those about once a month, so, no, I wouldn't say that at all.
I wouldn't say they're nervous but the closer to SWTOR's release the more dense the WoW commercials have become. Right now I can't go one commercial break without seeing Chuck Norris or that cute lady in the glasses from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I doubt that's a coincidence. 
#50 Posted by ajamafalous (11847 posts) -
@Omega said:
@ajamafalous said:
@Seppli said:

Funny how Blizzard sent me a 7 day free pass today. Guess they're getting seriously nervous for the first time years.

I get those about once a month, so, no, I wouldn't say that at all.
I wouldn't say they're nervous but the closer to SWTOR's release the more dense the WoW commercials have become. Right now I can't go one commercial break without seeing Chuck Norris or that cute lady in the glasses from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I doubt that's a coincidence. 
I haven't seen the one with the girl, but goddamn if that stupid Chuck Norris one isn't on every other commercial break on ESPN.

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