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Pre-Order Breakdown: Where are You on the Pre-Launch List?

If you’re anxiously awaiting when you will get into the game, here is some interesting information about the pre-order breakdown, number of people who have pre-ordered and where you might be on the list. Now you can see a very generalized guesstimation of where you might be on the list. While it’s fun and interesting to see it in graph format, we say “guesstimation” because these stats are not 100% accurate. This is only box sales from North America. It does not include digital copies or copies from Europe. That’s a great deal of numbers missing. In fact, it could be only half of the actual numbers of the game that have been preordered. Anyway, the stats from vgchartz.com may not be completely accurate. It also includes the disclaimer that it is just intended to give a general idea of where you might stand on the list. For that purpose,…

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Amazon Germany Showing SWTOR Ship Day December 15th

Possibly due to stocking days when most stores fill up their shelves, some reports are saying that SWTOR will ship to Europe on December 15th. This news came after the confirmation that SWTOR would, in fact, be a worldwide release on December 20th and that European players would not have to wait days after North America to get the game for themselves. Some gamers are reporting stores in Europe letting them pick up pre-orders on the 13th as well as having email alerts of shipping on the 15th or arrival by December 15th. One poster on Reddit had this to share: I just got an email from Amazon (Germany), stating that the “release date” of SWTOR has been moved up to the 15th and that they will ship it earlier because of that. However, the email also states that the official start is still the 20th and only preorders will…

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SWTOR Jumps to Number 1 on the Pre-Order Charts

SWTOR has received a lot of attention especially over the last few months but with the launch scheduled for only a few weeks away, it’s gaining even more attention. Last week, I told you how SWTOR was in the top 5 preorders. Well, just as I predicted, it’s now number 1 on the pre-order charts. That’s right, it’s at the top of the list and this jump does have a lot to do with the beta testing that took place over the weekend. After gamers had a chance to spend a little time playing the game, they seemed to be hooked right away. Most players found the game to be intriguing and a few hours of play only made them more curious as to exactly what SWTOR has to offer. Many gamers waited to get a taste of the game to see how they felt about it before placing their…

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Star Wars: The Old Republic engages buyers

What is all the hype of SWTOR all about anyway? We already know that there are a select group of Star Wars fans who have been waiting forever for this game and there will be some SWG crossovers (those who are not blacklisting it) but still, that leaves a massive interest in the game. Where is it coming from? A story on UK’s Gaming Entertainment explains how SWTOR engages buyers, which is one reason they believe it is so popular. A snippet: We are under no illusion that sales will be that of MW3, but we have been surprised at just how much attention SWTOR is having on gamers. According to this source The Old Republic has now made it to the number one position for pre-orders, which is said to be more than 180,000 more than its closest rival. So what are their reasons for why SWTOR is getting…

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Not Getting Beta with SWTOR Pre-order

I have heard complaints of people pre-ordering SWTOR and then not getting the beta time they were promised or gamers confused about when they will get their beta access after pre-ordering the game. Part of the reason for this confusion can be tracked down to salespeople at the game stores, specifically in the U.S. My sister works at Gamestop and she purchased a pre-order for her boyfriend because she was told there was beta time when you ordered. Then her manager at GameStop told her that you get a week of beta access but you don’t get to choose your week and they will tell you when you get your access. A search online in the forums said other people were told the same thing, several by Gamestop employees and managers. But this isn’t the truth about the SWTOR pre-order. If you’ve been promised beta play time by a salesperson…

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No Australia Pre Orders

We wrote back in June about the rumors of SWTOR being delayed in Australia and it seems like there must be some truth to this rumor. When you go to the SWTOR Pre-Order site, as many were doing today, there are no options for Australia. If you’ve gotten the dreaded: “Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is not available in your region” Then pre-order is not going to be available in your region; at least not yet. This has some Aussies pretty upset about the news and it wasn’t long before threads were popping up about it. The biggest question from those in the limited regions like Australia, New Zealand and Latin America is “why?” Static52 even brings us a fun little cartoon that expresses exactly how most feel about the issue. Stephen Reid, Senior Online Community Manager, came through with an official response today on the forums: “To all of…

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Pre order banner ads showing up around the net

I guess all the buzz about pre-orders was correct.When I woke up this morning, many of the major MMORPG websites are showing banners and backgrounds for Star Wars the old republic. Here is a picture of how WoWHead looks: And here is a picture of how mmorpg.com looks this morning: All links seem to be pointing at a page over at swtor.com that’s not open yet. This might be due to time difference between Europe and USA, but I’m pretty sure it will be working later today. We also now know one of the announcements that BioWare will give us at comic con. Edit: BioWare has send out the Pre-Order mail. GO GO GO !

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SWTOR Pre-Order Leak

A Polish online store had a potential SWTOR pre-order leak up recently that has since been taken down (or maybe the link was never valid?) but BetaCake blog has the original photo with an attempted Polish translation of the text up on their site today. The translated description according to Beta Cake says: “Discover the period of the Old Republic – thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when the war between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire divided the galaxy. Choose and create your own character from many classic heroes of Star Wars ™ series, like : Jedi Knight, Bounty Hunter or Smuggler. Make decisions that will define your personal story and shape your own path at the Light or Dark side of the Force. During the adventures complement to your team that you support the will to fight. You will fight an amazing fight, you will…

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Danish Shops are starting to promote SWTOR

It pays to preorder SWTOR, at least if you order from certain Danish shops.This neat little find shows that many countries are already promoting pre-orders of Star Wars: The Old Republic. The sign says:“Order now – it pays off”“Double bonus points if you pre order” The Bonus points are a point system the shop has. You can trade the bonus points to discounts on games. (As if we needed more motivation to buy SWTOR!) Most video game stores and shops around the globe have similar deals and discounts in the works. There’s no word yet on whether or not BioWare will be offering special deals or discounts to Other gaming sites around the globe have had preorder deals up for as long back as 2010. play.com says :Star Wars: The Old Republic£29.99 Free DeliveryPre-order. | Due for release on 28 Oct 2011 (later changed to “date to be confirmed”) Amazon.com…

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