Have you been wondering when those long queues are going to end? This GameSpot article may shed some light on the queues as EA and BioWare release list of servers for new players to avoid; with no ETA on ability to transfer characters to different servers.
Star Wars fans have been waiting years for The Old Republic, which makes it particularly cruel that the game finally launched yesterday and the first thing many players had to do was wait in line to join the game on crowded servers. Electronic Arts and BioWare are well aware of the problem, but in a post on the game's official forums yesterday, senior online community manager Stephen Reid explained why it might not get better anytime soon.
BF3 server version R11 (892188) has been released. This is a required server and client update and we have rolled it out to all servers now. Clients will be able to play on the new version as soon as they have updated and the current (as of midnight PST on 12/6) Blaze/Battlelog maintenance event is over.
On the server side, R11 fixes a few crash bugs and removes the limit on the number of players required to start a game. You can see all the details here.
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Are you one of those looking forward to the old republic release? Well you are not the only one. According to EA, the Beta attracted millions of volunteers!
EA declares strong interest in test period for MMORPG, with testers averaging 12 hours of playtime on Thanksgiving weekend alone.
The recent public testing phase of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic attracted 2 million volunteers, according to EA. The publisher says more than 725,000 unique players joined the game over the Thanksgiving weekend, making it "one of the biggest beta tests in history." Some 2.4 million gamers had registered in advance on the game's official website, with 2 million later signing up for the public beta.
Are you still wondering if BF3 can compete with MW3? Or is it the other way around? Check out this comparison from technorati.com.
I've already written an article comparing Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and in that article I said that Modern Warfare 3 was more like playing a movie than a game. I still hold that opinion.