Set to the sounds of much wailing and gnashing of teeth (and a few lamentations of the women) Bioware has announed that there will be no grace period for SW:TOR between the Early Access Program and the Release Date.
The two groups most affected are:
- Collector’s Edition Orders: Those who have to wait for a boxed set delivery, because they wanted the CE version. I’m less concerned with this but sure, its a bit painful that those paying the most have to wait longer than those who wander down to a store for the standard edition.
- Red Zone Deliveries: As an Amazon orderer, I have an ETA of 23rd to 29th, which means that I will probably get a day’s play, and then wait for 3-9 days for the box to appear. Given that I’m on Annual Leave for that period, its not *so* bad. But still…
I’ve pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I’ll be delayed right in the middle of my leave, so I’m hoping that my copy arrives early rather than later, but I still have 10 days to play it non-stop assuming that it turns up on the 29th. But still… I mean really… BioWare… Do You Hate Us?