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AU and NZ get in on Star Wars: The Old Republic testing

Tuesday, 11th October 2011 23:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Despite the game’s lack of official release date for Oceania, some lucky Australian and New Zealand fans are getting their feet in the Star Wars: The Old Republic door.

BioWare sent a small batch of Antipodean invites overnight as part of a test of its California data centre; the closest continental US Internet hub.

“Data from this test will be used to inform decisions about the launch of the game in Oceanic regions,” community manager Allison Berryman said in a forum post.

“We currently have no updates regarding the launch of the game in these or other territories, but will provide information as it becomes available,” she added, so don’t get your hopes up just yet.

All invites have been sent, so if you didn’t get one, check your spam filter, and then give up.

While BioWare has shied away from committing to a local retail launch or server centre, it has indicated it won’t region lock the game.

The Old Republic will launch in Europe and the US in December.

Thanks, Massively.

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  1. Talkar

    Well, tbh they have more than indicated it won’t be region locked. They’ve said it, several times, both in official news/statements, but also in forum posts, and twitter posts, and emails xD

    #1 3 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Its a wise idea not to relock the game. Of course, like with any MMO if you play on a server outside your region, you have to deal with the latency issue.

    I remember when SWG launched, I imported it because the UK release was still months away. I played on a US server and I didnt really have any issues.

    Players should be allowed to play on a server of their choice – no matter what region they live in. I know WoW is region locked now(UK versions wont give you access to US servers)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    I can say that i had about 100-120 ms lag in SWToR, and i’m from Denmark. So i would definately think it is playable in Oceania ;)

    On another note, the WoW client isn’t region locked anymore, it used to be, but now all you have to do is change the connection string to connect to the US battle.net servers instead of the eu ones, provided of course you have both an EU and US account. But the client itself isn’t region locked.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    Shows how long ago I played WoW! ha. I sold everything and gave all my fortune away to the guild so I couldnt return.

    I think the only time you may have an issue would be during pvp but in todays world, its not much of an issue any more.

    #4 3 years ago