Pre-orderd the first day you could.
I was going to, but I've decided not to. I ordered the box, but with the launch so close to christmas, I doubt i'll see the box this side of 2011 knowing how the mail system works in the UK. I remember going to bed as no one could log onto my realm for Cataclysm' release, even after getting the digital download.
Personally, I think 22nd is a retarded date to release a much anticipated game like this, 2 weeks earlier, or even after the New Year would have been more preferable. At least I'll miss the congested starting areas or any teething problems that might arise over the holiday period.
I think a little patience wouldn't go amiss, myself. Having done the whole power leveling thing on every WoW expansion to date, with hindsight I have to say I hated every minute of it. I'm going to avoid the mad rush at the beginning, wait a month or two for the first round of bugs to be squashed, and then level up in SWTOR at my own speed. If the game is going to be around for as long as WoW has, then in the long run missing out on the first few weeks will make absolutely no difference to me.
I didn't pay enough attention and didn't realize the early access benefits of pre-ordering earlier. So I procrastinated and didn't pre-order until 3 weeks ago. I'm probably 1 millionth in line to get in now. Sigh.
Nah, don't really see a reason to. May as well just wait until there's server space.
Isn't 40gb the monthly cap on most ISPs in the UK?I could go for the digital d/l and that would probably be the best bet but nearly 40 gig's of data to d/l
preordered a Collector's edition pretty much as soon as it was possible to, I plan to get in ASAP and get out of the starter areas as soon as possible, so that I'll be out of there before the general populace lag the crap out of it
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There is rumored to be a million or so preorders worldwide so far (dunno if true, but makes sense I guess .. 500k NA VGChartz + Origin DD + Europe), and TV advertising hasn't even set in yet. Or really any advertising for that matter, except for online banners.
WoW had a similar problem .. Blizzard couldn't print boxes and duplicate CD's fast enough to keep up with demand. 2 months or so after launch I was able to find an out-of-the-way store that just got copies .. big chains like Best Buy and Walmart were always sold out..
Although times are different now, and back then I don't think WoW had a digital download at first, so if you wanted the game, you had to find a store with box copies.
Last edited by Karteli; 2011-09-28 at 04:31 PM.
Wow, I just realized Im taking a week of vacation time starting on Tuesday the 20th, but students will also be on winter break not to mention other people taking time off for launch. The game is going to be a mad house!
Already ordered Collectors the day they announced it
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I guess depending how it goes, they may limit additional sales, or open the flood gates.
The DD sales are a little funny though, since they cost more money to customers, and they are very lucrative for BioWare (no retailer cut, no materials & shipping to vendor etc). It could be that the boxes will be limited, but the DD's are fully available.. a very smart business move .. profit!
Last edited by Karteli; 2011-09-28 at 08:02 PM.
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I preordered it the day it went up.
Then I played it a Eurogamer, when I got home I canceled my preorder. I've still got my early access, so I will still try it, and see if I like then instead, if so I'll just go buy it.