that old new thing

The Old Republic launches in just a few hours. What little time I’ve had free this holiday season has been spent furiously sabering in the headstart to get a jump on things. The guild is humming along nicely, so if’n you’re so inclined drop by and have a look.

The web-based guild program seems to be a great success for easing people into the process. We didn’t have to scramble for the 5k credits or run people all over creation quick-like to get our guild name on some arbitrary server. Everyone who was in the web guild was immediately prompted to join with their new character and the server selection screen handily notes our deployment server. For those keeping score, we landed on Shii-Cho.

The game itself is not without it’s bugs, but in my estimation it’s launching at the same level of polish and quality as WoW did way back. I accept that as a fairly beginning. Time will tell if they can really make this thing work, but I have to believe the BioWare is all-in on this title.