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Moriir
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When will I know what date early access starts for me?

posted this , edited by ♦♦gnarf Dec 10 2011 9:06 AM

When will we find out what day we get early access, I know it was said that it is based on the date you ordered the game but just curious.

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Anonymous
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posted this , edited by ♦♦gnarf Dec 10 2011 9:07 AM

Bioware are going to send out e-mails about a week before to let us know when we get our early access.

From the FAQ

You will be informed via an email sent to the email address registered to the Star Wars: The Old Republic account against which you have redeemed a Pre-Order Code. Emails will only be sent to accounts which have redeemed a Pre-Order Code. The start of Early Game Access will also be announced via the official Star Wars: The Old Republic website.

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years100
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posted this , edited Dec 5 2011 2:26 AM

Depends on when you pre-ordered. If you pre-ordered the day that pre-ordering became available, then you'll no doubt get all five days of Early Access. But as you pre-order closer to launch, you'll receive less and less Early Access time. So if you pre-order now, I'm guessing you'll only get one day of Early Access. The cool thing, however, is that Bioware has said that no matter how late you pre-order, so long as you pre-order even ONE day before launch, you'll still at least get access to the last day of Early Access. :D

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amersccrdude

amersccrdude posted this Dec 5 2011 2:27 AM

So if I preordered just hours after preorders launched I will get all 5 days? Nice to know! Thanks.

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Damienov

Damienov posted this Dec 5 2011 2:42 AM

The pre-order is already available months ago, so you might get your early access invite a bit late. But dont worry though. If enough slot is a available you should be able still to join the early access.

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Wolf0351

Wolf0351 posted this Dec 5 2011 3:31 AM

The other thing to note is, when you bought the game is not important. When you entered your pre-order code on the SWTOR sight is what counts. I believe the game went on sale July 26th at 12:01am. If you got the game at 12:01 went home, got......
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StormHale
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We'll get an email some time before the 15th (with the 15th being the worst-case scenario). Until then, we can only be patient.

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Yaba

Yaba posted this Dec 4 2011 5:50 PM

Patience is a virtue....except when waiting for SWTOR

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christopher-dornan
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early access is only 5 days before launch witch would make it for the 15 of DEC

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Norp'Sel
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posted this , edited Dec 4 2011 8:19 PM

you can have up to 5 days early access depending on when you entered your preorder code on the swtor site. Over the next several days I would expect BW to start notifying players of which day they have will be able to log in. From my knowledge this will be based on the number of preorders and when you entered your code. That's about all the info out there right now.

oh, the earliest would be the 15th of december.

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Packetdancer
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According to many posts on the SWTOR forums (before they went poof), we'll get an email the actual day that we get into early access, not before. Stephen Reid also tweeted about this:

Rockjaw: Early Game Access starts on December 13th. Emails will be sent on the day you get access.

As for when you actually get on, as others have said, we don't have an easy way of mapping it; they won't confirm or deny anything. About all you can guess is that probably the people who preordered on the first day will get in on the first day of early access.

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Albel
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It starts on the 15th but yes the people put there code in first will get in first. I ordered mine in July and as of right now i have not been told when i would get in

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Echartea
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Early Access starts on the 15th of December officially, although when you'll actually get in depends on when you entered your Pre-Order code. How, exactly, they intend to divide it up has not yet been announced; it may be that they intend to do 4 waves (one for each day before the game releases), but that's just speculation.

We won't know any more than that until Bioware announces something, or people start getting emails telling them when their access starts.

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Loadtime

Loadtime posted this Dec 5 2011 1:11 AM

You will probably get an email from the SW:TOR team detailing the date and time you will be able to begin your early access sometime in the next 9 days. Friends we are 10 days from the start of this!

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Damienov
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An email will be sent to you if you have redeemed your pre-order key at the SWTOR website when the early access opens up.

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Yukonjack
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Just looked at V G Chartz and did a few figures to help people guess about where they fall for early access, the date is listed when you entered the code on the SWTOR site under account info,

As of the Nov 26 there were over 900K pre orders. That will be about 200K each day for early access, barring everyone else going out and pre ordering it also. However they said from the start that pre orders were limited (most likely to one million). Only question is what size groups will they give access to at a time (which will then determine the wait until the next group is let in). Just FYI per V G Chartz, SWTOR was first listed on 7/30 with 119K, which was a change of almost 100K from the week before (7/21 being the first day for pre order) So by using the chart to see where you fall in, you can sort of guess when your early access will start! V G Chartz data can be pulled up by week but that should be enough to give any one curious an idea where they stand.

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AbstractQuantum

AbstractQuantum posted this Dec 5 2011 7:55 AM

Does VGChartz include the orders placed at origin? (I don't think so) and was given the impression that those pre-orders are equal to if not greater than the outlets tracked by VGChartz. In my "guess work" I am assuming that the two are equ......
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oafinatux
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They will notify you regarding when your early access will start via e-mail in the next couple of weeks.

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Damienov
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You will get an email from BW that will explain the details of when you can access the early access

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Findarato
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You will get an email soon. It is the 4th now, and the 15 is a little over a week away. I would expect the early access people to know at the latest the 13 of December.

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Girion
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Early access starts on 15 December in Europe.

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loonsun
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We will probably get it on the 15th, but they will be making an official announcement next week

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Findarato

Findarato posted this Dec 4 2011 7:08 PM

I would expect the emails to go out around the 12-13 just like the beta weekend they give people a few days to download the client.

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GamerDLM
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Its obvious that they have to send out the emails at least a couple days before the 15th so people can get the client if they deleted it or never downloaded it.

I'm going to make a bold guess and say it might be the Friday update, maybe 10th at the latest. This would give people a heads up and say how many days they have to download the game (assuming they weren't in the Nov. 25-28th stress test)

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Findarato
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posted this , edited Dec 5 2011 9:31 AM

We do not know a whole lot about the early access time and who gets what, but if you type "Early Access" into that box on the right side of the screen, then choose posts, you get some cool stuff.

  1. How long will Early Access last?
  2. How long will early access be?
  3. Payment
  4. Pre-Ordering Early Access Code
  5. Will the beta client update to the live client for early access?
  6. Physical Edition Early-Access and Pre-Order Items
  7. Early game access.
  8. Early Access

Oh and R2db drag and drop linking is FUN!

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geneocide
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From the official FAQ. This has been changed just recently, which is why the other answers are different.

When does Early Game Access begin?

Early Game Access will begin on December 13th, 2011 , 7:00AM EST

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geneocide
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The other answers used to be correct but this has just been changed. From the official FAQ

How will I know when I’ve been granted Early Game Access?

Starting December 13, 2011, 7:00AM EST (Pacific: December 13th, 4:00AM PST; European: December 13th, 12:00PM GMT, 1:00PM CET), The Old Republic will begin emailing invitations to start your Early Game Access. Invitations will be sent throughout the Early Game Access period offering rolling access to the Game in the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code, so be sure to check your email inbox! To see your Early Game Access status, log in to swtor.com and visit My Account >> Pre-Order.

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Dragaus
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From what I heard is that early game access will be allowed on the 13th of Dec. Like everyone said before me on this, you will get a email stating to the fact of when you will be allowed access to early content.

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Griffchon
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As everybody else has said, we don't know yet. What you can do other than watch your email is follow Steven Reid on twitter for updated information. He's usually a good source for information before it comes out. http://twitter.com/#!/Rockjaw

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Phobos
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E-mails will be send out this week. No idea when exactly though.You can confirm this in the official forums or Steaphen Reid's tweet.

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Cueca
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Despite your purchase date I think everyone will be granted 5 days early access (starting 15/12). Just my 2 cents.

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