The Star Wars: The Old Republic early access begins today for those who pre-ordered the massive BioWare MMO. The game actually comes out on December 20 for everyone, but if you showed some loyalty to EA they're repaying you by letting you in on the game a week earlier than everyone else.
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"The Old Republic blends the best of breed features from the MMO space and adds significant innovations, resulting in an emotionally engaging online experience where you have a clear, meaningful purpose,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager of EA’s BioWare label and Co-Founder of BioWare. “Our Beta testers have told us we have truly captured the magic of the Star Wars™ universe and changed what they expect from an MMO. The Old Republic team is incredibly excited, honored and humbled to provide early access to our pre-order customers today. This is just the beginning of a grand adventure together!”
During the game's extensive beta testing period, millions of players got to test out Star Wars: The Old Republic and formed over 78,000 guilds. If you've pre-ordered the title and want to jump in to the experience as soon as possible then go to the SW: TOR website and enter your pre-order code.
After much internal struggle I've decided to go with a Sith Inquisitor as my first character in The Old Republic. If you've got early access, let us know how your first day goes and what kind of character you're going to make.