12-08-2011 11:47 AM - edited 12-14-2011 11:00 AM
Star Wars: The Old Republic Fans!
Yours truly, the official Best Buy forums, will be hosting a developer chat with the good folks working on Bioware & Lucas Arts’s much-anticipated MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic!
Join us at 7PM CST on Tuesday, December 13th for a live chat with some of the Bioware's Developers!
With pre-orders racking up and fan excitement growing like a wookie's appetite at a buffet, we're giving you a chance to participate in this Exclusive Live Chat with some of the minds behind this eagerly awaited title. You've got burning questions, we've got Developers with answers!
The following link will serve as your portal to the chat when it goes live on 12/13 at 7PM CST so bookmark this thread!
UPDATE 12/13: Link now directs to the chat transcript.
In the meantime, please make sure you have the most current version of Java installed.
Pre-orders for the Standard Edition are still open! Order your copy in-store or online today to secure early access and special in-game color stone! (pre-order code delivered via email).
Don’t forget to check out our new gaming experience on Facebook: http://bbyurl.us/FBGaming. We will have photos from the midnight opening events for SWTOR as well as more great content about the title. Check in regularly for the latest news on more great gaming events.
SynopsisThousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader, an ongoing war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire kept the galaxy divided. Choose to be a Jedi or Sith and start your journey down the path toward the light or dark side of the Force. Develop meaningful relationships with other characters and they'll join you as you take part in epic lightsaber duels, cantina shootouts, massive multiplayer battles and more. Navigate your own ship through the galaxy and take part in thrilling space combat. Will the Force be with you? Choose from one of eight iconic roles and immerse yourself in the exciting interactive storyline of Star Wars: The Old Republic. As a Jedi or Sith, you'll pilot your own ship, which serves as your base of operations, and engage in heart-pounding space combat. Build or break relationships with your companions as they join you in your journeys and fight by your side in exciting lightsaber duels, cantina shootouts and incredible multiplayer battles. Make wise decisions, as your actions will determine your path down the light or dark side of the Force.
12-08-2011 04:53 PM
From what it sounds like we actually only have two stores hosting special midnight openings for this release: Union Square, NY and Austin, TX. It's always good to confirm with your local Best Buy though as it does vary from store to store.
12-08-2011 10:11 PM
I have the same question as Frenemy.
Bioware representatives originally stated (In August) that Pre-Orders would receive a "grace period" to allow people who ordered from third-party retailers (like Best Buy) the ability to continuously play from the end of early game access to the arrival of their product key. (http://www.swtor.com/community/showpost.php?p=8064
Bioware also updated the FAQ on December 8 to remove reference to a "grace period."
I'm assuming the game is being shipped earlier than December 20th, since even if a person had a physical copy of the game in hand, they could not log on until the servers were active.
12-09-2011 10:53 AM
So when this chat goes live. Should we ask why a lot of people who pre ordered still haven't recieved there pre order invite key yet. I PM'ed you Kyle and Gaming and still no answer.
12-10-2011 01:19 PM
@Frenemy and NielsBohr - We do not actually ship games before they release in order to avoid breaching vendor agreements. With this title though, pre-orderers will have the opportunity to load the full game before it even releases so, although I can't speak too much to how they'll handle the transition from early access to official release, you should already have the game loaded and even been playing before then.
12-10-2011 01:19 PM
@dustin554 - I'm almost positive this isn't a question they'll field as it relates to the purchase experience and not necessarily the game experience, which is what they'll be talking about. Please hang in there as we work through the Gaming-BBY inbox and get to your private message.
12-10-2011 03:28 PM
Thank you for your response, Kyle. For CE owners it means we can play for x many early access days until December 20th. Then, until our physical game copy arrives, we will be prevented from playing, due to EA/BW's removal of their grace period.
Is that how BB understands it, or will product codes, (in addition to the pre-order codes we were previously given), also be sent via email the day the CE product is shipped?