Star Wars: The Old Republic came out for preorder today, what will you do?
Wait three months after release to see if people are still into it, then decide if it's worth picking up. Community is everything in MMOs and the migratory WOW players will have returned to their own roost by then if the game isn't fulfilling. Besides, release bugs should be patched by then, too. I'm not too interested in pre-order bonuses like colored lightsaber crystals.
While I'm still excited for this game, unlike most of the game's press that have seemingly agreed to collectively write this game off, I must admit I'm starting to get a little irked by EA's handling of TOR's launch. I've downloaded Origin and it seems to be a fully competent digital games service, but the recent announcement of "limited server-rollouts" at launch is upsetting. Coupled with the previous pre-order announcement that earlier pre-order customer's will get access to servers first, EA and Bioware are pretty much forcing you to pre-order if you want to play on day-one. Which, we should remember STILL hasn't been announced. I don't want to come off as some whiny, ethically high-minded fanboy, but I hate the idea that I could buy this game at launch and not be able to play it. I really just need to get over it and pre-order the game already, but I at least need an announced launch date.
I'm waiting. I don't like MMOs really, I don't like playing with others (take my toys and go home!). I bought WoW just to see what the fuss was about and leveled to the cap, which at the time was 60, but I quit soon after. If TOR is as story-rich as they say it is I will probably do the same thing, but only after I read a lot of feedback.
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