For those of you still waiting to get into Star Wars: The Old Republic – a privilege you earned by pre-ordering the game, we might add – BioWare offers some good news: they are offering a two-day grace period for Star Wars: The Old Republic customers. The move is meant to reward fans who pre-ordered but have yet to get early access to the game. They are concerned about getting it in time for the December 20 launch of the game. This two-day grace period means that if you pre-ordered and are in the Early Game Access program, you will have 48 hours from the launch to enter your product registration code.
BioWare is telling customers to register their product code as soon as possible to ensure a seamless entry into the game, a smooth experience on the account website and to collect any special gifts and items you are entitled to based on the version of the game you purchased.
"We understand that for some, your copy of the game may still arrive on or after 22nd December," BioWare bosses Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk said on the SWTOR forum. "Unfortunately, we cannot extend the grace period any further. We suggest you contact your retailer to discuss shipping options, if this is a concern."
An EA executive added: "We know this has been an issue for some of you, and we apologize for the concerns. We're looking forward to welcoming all of you to the official launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic!"
The 30 day game time included with the MMORPG is not affected by the grace period, which means that you won't use it until after those two days of free-play have passed.