SWTOR Preorders break EA records apparently.

#1 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

According to the EA conference call 
 
"They are ahead of expecations, largest number that we have done with EA, larger than Battlefield 3." 
 
They also said;
 
"In the summer we're ramping up our beta campaign and through September, then we'll be in a position to give our hard ship date." 
 
So that probably means we will get the release date in September/early October, and MMOs usually ship 1-2 months after they announce the release date. So we're close!

#2 Posted by Jams (2956 posts) -

wait... I thought they already gave a release date? I thought it was in December?

#3 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Jams said:

wait... I thought they already gave a release date? I thought it was in December?

They just said Holiday 2011, so probably November or December.
#4 Posted by Marz (5608 posts) -

I just want to play the open beta to see if it's worth my time.  

#5 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

Yay, good news!  Really hope this is a success.

#6 Posted by CornBREDX (4456 posts) -

Still looking like December of this year. Can't Wait!

I need to stop hyping myself so much for this or I'm gonna ruin it.

#7 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1326 posts) -

I want to preorder this really bad, but with so many mmo's failing to wow it's hard. I do have high hopes for this one though. Maybe if I had a chance to play the beta that would seal the deal.

#8 Posted by JeanLuc (3518 posts) -

Cool I just pre-ordered my copy. Can't wait for the beta.

#9 Posted by GalacticPunt (983 posts) -

@SirPsychoSexy said:

so many mmo's failing to wow

I see what you did there (maybe on accident).

#10 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

Its good they are selling loads of copies, i would like it for this game to succeed.

#11 Posted by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

Good for them. I hope it does well. It's between this and Guild Wars 2 for me and I'm still pretty torn.

#12 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@Marz said:
I just want to play the open beta to see if it's worth my time.  
I just want to play beta so I can check if my pc needs an upgrade to run it fine or if it can wait.
I'm quite positive the game itself will be wonderful.
#13 Posted by Jams (2956 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@Jams said:

wait... I thought they already gave a release date? I thought it was in December?

They just said Holiday 2011, so probably November or December.

Oh yeah, I remember now that I got the date from Amazon. This item will be released on December 31, 2011. I just figured that was the release day. Now that I think about it, it does sound like a weird date to release a game.

#14 Posted by Shady1992 (161 posts) -
@Jams:  
That is a placeholder date
#15 Posted by MaFoLu (1854 posts) -

I preordered just so that I could get into the September beta thingy. 
I'm really interested to see whether it will just be more of the same MMO-gaming, or if it is different enough for me not to get bored after a month or two, which seems to happen with pretty much every other MMO... 

#16 Posted by Seppli (9742 posts) -

Pre-order boxes for the win!

#17 Posted by Lotus (204 posts) -

Oh man, too bad the race selection is just not doing it for me, green, purple and blue human, just because it will look wierd to kiss space romance interrest as a Bith. A Bith Jedi how cool that will be. 

#18 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

I'm going to call end of November as the release date for this. Pretty awesome, as I will be on my month-long Christmas break from school.

#19 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Kombat said:

I'm going to call end of November as the release date for this. Pretty awesome, as I will be on my month-long Christmas break from school.

I hope so. Sadly I'm not going to be able to participate in the early access though, never got my code :(
#20 Posted by Brendan (7515 posts) -

That's a little surprising, but cool. The real test will be on the game's legs, however. That I am interested to see.

#21 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Apparently they've even beaten Modern Warfare 3 preorders.

#22 Edited by phrosnite (3517 posts) -

I would be surprised if the they didn't. SWTOR will be HUGE! We should start predicting DAY 1/WEEK 1 sales.

#23 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I'm still surprised.
 
So little info and so many pre orders?
Is this Bioware's magic at work or EA's marketting? 
I just wish they'd tell us the subscription costs, I don't like that they're keeping it under wraps so long, its bound to be higher then expected.

#24 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I'm still surprised.  So little info and so many pre orders? Is this Bioware's magic at work or EA's marketting?  I just wish they'd tell us the subscription costs, I don't like that they're keeping it under wraps so long, its bound to be higher then expected.
If it's more then $15 a month the game will most likely fail.
#25 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I'm still surprised.  So little info and so many pre orders? Is this Bioware's magic at work or EA's marketting?  I just wish they'd tell us the subscription costs, I don't like that they're keeping it under wraps so long, its bound to be higher then expected.
If it's more then $15 a month the game will most likely fail.
Especially with WoW going F2P till lvl 20.
#26 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
@CL60 said:
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I'm still surprised.  So little info and so many pre orders? Is this Bioware's magic at work or EA's marketting?  I just wish they'd tell us the subscription costs, I don't like that they're keeping it under wraps so long, its bound to be higher then expected.
If it's more then $15 a month the game will most likely fail.
Especially with WoW going F2P till lvl 20.
Aye, but with the pre order stuff being so costly...I can just see them try it, EA's crazy/greedy enough for it.
I know that all 7 of my friends who look forward to playing it launchday will not get it if the subs are 15+.
 
15 is the max, end.
#27 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
@imsh_pl said:
@CL60 said:
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I'm still surprised.  So little info and so many pre orders? Is this Bioware's magic at work or EA's marketting?  I just wish they'd tell us the subscription costs, I don't like that they're keeping it under wraps so long, its bound to be higher then expected.
If it's more then $15 a month the game will most likely fail.
Especially with WoW going F2P till lvl 20.
Aye, but with the pre order stuff being so costly...I can just see them try it, EA's crazy/greedy enough for it. I know that all 7 of my friends who look forward to playing it launchday will not get it if the subs are 15+.  15 is the max, end.
Yeah. I can't see them going over $15, they HAVE to know it would be the death of the game. They can't be that stupid to try and up the monthly price in a genre where people are hesitant to pay even the $15 sometimes.
#28 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@CL60
They already had the price up to 55 for the pre order, no way they can get away with a sub of 15+, people will go mental.
If they're smart they're around 12-14 like others, even 15 would hurt, since so far they announced too little about end game.
And besides the class story there's not really a lot of difference 1-50 a second time (so far, they really need to step up with details), so unless they're shooting for a strong influx of cash at the launch and the first few months, I can't see what they're trying to accomplish besides killing off their own game.
#29 Posted by rmanthorp (3696 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: @CL60: God I hope it's not $15... The only thing I have heard them say is that it will be "comparable to other MMOs on the market" So I hope that means It's the same as WoW

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#30 Posted by Astras (973 posts) -

Just what the world needs, another mmo with Tank, healer, dps group mechanics.... OH WHAT A JOY *sarcasm, game looks crap

#31 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Astras said:
Just what the world needs, another mmo with Tank, healer, dps group mechanics.... OH WHAT A JOY *sarcasm, game looks crap
K? ....

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