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A Headstart on Headstart Talk

Published by under Beta on Mar. 18. 2011.

I am a fan of Headstarts. Depending on the popularity of the game, launch is always a hectic time. Headstarts tend to “help” in that you start by getting some of those people who want to play your game in earlier than the general population. of course, Headstarts can sort of tend to not help, in the case of Rift, where almost everyone pre-ordered and got in early, which mad the Headstart a pain, just like a normal launch day.

I wouldn’t mind seeing a different approach to a headstart, if Swtor has one. First I wouldn’t mind seeing the Headstart broken down by pre-order, Collectors and normal. Normal pre-orders would get a headstart, but not as long as the Collectors. Collectors would get, say 3 extra days prior, to login and play the game. This way you have those, like myself, that are really dedicated to playing the game a chance to get in prior to the general population that just pre-orders to get in early.

Now, sure, this is about getting into the game before the mad rush, but it is also about a fun start to what is probably going to be the MMO a large population of the MMO world is waiting for. Launch day is rarely fun, in any MMO. I think a break down in headstart invitations might help alleviate the congestion that seems to plague the initial launch of almost every game that comes out. So what are your thoughts on how a headstart should be handled?

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On the Eve of Greatness

Published by under Beta on Mar. 11. 2011.

Photobucket Pax is upon us. It is permeating our brains and skin and making us eager for every scrap of information that may be posted, tweeted or blogged about. Our

browsers are set to YouTube and forums with our fingers eagerly hovering over the F5 button so we don’t miss a beat of what may come out of this weekend. What will come from this weekend, besides

hours of gameplay video and screenshots galore? I have a theory and I hope I am right.

I see this weekend as Bioware “giving us the game”. By this I mean they are giving mid-level classes to people to play in a mid-level instance (flash point). This is some big content as this gives people, who really pay attention to things, looks at a lot of stuff. we have UI, mid-level abilities, specs, advance class play, gear and tons of other things. That list alone is a ton of information, much of which isn’t known, until people start playing in the morning.

Now let’s talk about what has happened this week. We had the launch of the Guild Page where groups can set up their Guild on a forum based on the official Swtor site. From this we can get people to browse and find groups we may want to play in the game with when the game releases. If you look at it like I do, this is a near release function to prep people to get ready to play in the game. No, I am not saying that the release date is coming, although I wouldn’t be mad if it did. I am thinking the NDA is about to drop.

There is technically so much information that will be screen-shotted, snapped and videoed over the weekend, it’s close enough to be one. After being able to play something this big in the game, how could the NDA not be dropped. It’s hard to say.

We only have a few hours left to find out.

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