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Launch Day!

Posted by Michael Bitton on Dec 20, 2011  | Comments

Launch Day! - Star Wars: The Old Republic -

Join us in this week's Star Wars: The Old Republic column as we discuss our experiences with the game so far and its long-awaited launch.

So far, all things considered, I’d say things have been going fairly smoothly. While Early Game Access kicked off with a lot of frustration as many pre-order customers weren’t too happy about the staggered invite system BioWare decided to go with, you’d be hard pressed to say things went poorly. Server stability has been great, server lag, at least for me, has been a complete non-issue, and the game is running just fine. Sure, the queues are long on many servers (though they have been improving), but these are just typical launch woes for a popular game. Of course, there are still some issues. Some users are experiencing technical issues stopping them from connecting or staying connected to the game, there were a number of reports of users receiving everything but their game codes in their Collector’s Edition boxes (trololol?), and even speculation that some users were exploiting their way to high-level.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB