No Grace Period Makes Me Cry
I just read an article where I learned that while I may get into early access even earlier than expected (yes, i registered my pre-order code pretty early), once the official launch date of December 20th get’s here I’m likely screwed and won’t be able to access the game for an undetermined amount of time. Why is that, you ask? Well it’s because I’m a nerd and I chose to buy the Collector’s Edition of the game through Amazon. And now we’re being told that on the 20th we’ll be asked for our official product code and won’t be able to play until it’s entered. According to my Amazon account, my estimated delivery date is in the 2nd week of January.
Now in fairness, let me say that way back when I ordered the CE, I was aware that it wouldn’t be shipped to me before the launch date. It was something I took into account and decided I was fine with. But since then there’s been all this talk about early access and how it could be granted based off of your pre-order code. This meant I could play before receiving the box in the mail and the excitement has been building ever since. So now I can play days earlier than launch based off of that pre-order code, but I can’t play after launch. Way to play with my emotions BioWare. You got me good with this one.
Supposedly BioWare is going to talk to retailers about speeding up delivery or maybe even delivering early, and if that happens I will stop crying and get to playing. But if that doesn’t happen, I really think the early access is going to make me more sad than glad.