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Bioware recently threw open the gates of The Old Republic to anyone who wanted to try it out. The stress test initially put tremendous strain on the servers, but testers still managed to put in 12 hours of play each on average across the weekend. 725,000 testers logged in over Thanksgiving weekend, clocking up more than nine million hours between them.

The stats were announced by Bioware at the annual Global Media and Communications Conference, attended by Gamespot. There EA chief financial officer Eric Brown said that two million volunteers had signed up to test TOR for the open beta period. Yesterday Bioware shut down the ongoing beta as well to prepare for launch on December 20.

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And it was funnnnn biggrin.gif
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And it was funnnnn biggrin.gif

Release is going to be insane...

Seriously, can't wait.

Being a Sith is deliciously just, awesome.
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Want. Out. Now. YOU GIEF NAO, BIOWARE!

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Need to play my Sith Assassin moar..........

Can't wait for head start.
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LOL...imagine what a weekend of WoW gets.

I am a little shocked at the 12 hours across the weekend bit though...that would probably mean a lot of folks played for 24 hours straight. I think I got about six hours in over the whole weekend
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LOL...imagine what a weekend of WoW gets.
I am a little shocked at the 12 hours across the weekend bit though...that would probably mean a lot of folks played for 24 hours straight. I think I got about six hours in over the whole weekend

Yeah but WoW is a finished product.

These are crazy numbers for a beta and bode well for SWTOR's future
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And it was funnnnn biggrin.gif

This
Iv got a itch to play my bounty hunter!
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Yeah but WoW is a finished product.
These are crazy numbers for a beta and bode well for SWTOR's future

Definitely bodes well...I am sure I will end up playing it as well. It will the only scifi MMO out that isn't Eve Online. I am just not sure how much I liked the voice overs...I read a lot faster than some one can speak. I think about a two hours of the six I played was spent listening to NPCs talk.

For what ever reason...graphically the game ran much better this last weekend over the previous weekend. I was in the same areas and the first time I was getting dips below 30 fps with my sig rig. Last weekend I don't think I dropped under 80 fps...I ended up actually turning V-Sync back on. Every setting maxed out except for AA which was disabled.
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And it was funnnnn biggrin.gif

True that. I need to get back to being an a-hole to everyone on my bounty hunter. lol
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