View Full Version : "Ships on 02/14/2003"

08-13-2002, 11:42 AM
"Ships on 02/14/2003" (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/categories/products/product.asp?pf_id=220541)

Yup, that's the word from EBgames. And they use to be really correct at setting shipping dates for their products. Sure, Lucasarts claims that it's just a rumour, but EB has been right most of the times when it comes to release dates.

Just warnin' ya. Hopefully, it will be as stated (right after X-mas), but this doesn't look well...

Thew Rydur
08-13-2002, 12:50 PM

I can't wait another two months.. this is terrible.

08-13-2002, 01:42 PM
That sucks! Won't they lose a few sales if they release it after Christmas?

Anyhoo, it had better get extra content or something, i can't wait an extra two months :(

08-14-2002, 12:18 AM
I gotta wait till about Jan 04 when ill startmy real job and be able to get a credit card. Dont think my aprent would let me get one right now... grrr but my comp cant handle it any way thats why Im gonna have agood chater rpd b4 the game comes out =P

Ewok Hunter
08-14-2002, 12:44 AM
right before my birthday, maybe I should talk about it loudly while near my parents :D

08-14-2002, 12:59 AM
monday: "My god, it's raining cats and STAR WARS GALAXIES outside. Better get my umbrella."

wednesday: "That was a nice supper. You know, I could do with a cup of tea and some STAR WARS GALAXIES biscuits now."

friday: "Should I STAR WARS GALAXIES the lawn now, or later?"

Saturday: "Yes, I've done my weekend homeworks. I just got some geography and some STAR WARS GALAXIES. Piece of cake."

Ewok Hunter
08-14-2002, 01:10 AM
Sunday: let go to the Star Wars Galaxies baptistry to pray (that it will be realesed before then) :D

08-14-2002, 03:28 AM
Does EB know better than Lucasarts :confused:

08-14-2002, 03:50 AM
Think of it like this:

EB games's good name is based on them knowing when the games are shipped. That's their main interest.

Lucasart/Verants good name is based on everyone thinking that everything works on schedule, and, most importantly, that people get to know news when lucasart/Verant finds it timely. That's their main interest.

Announcing schedule delays this early is not in lucasart/Verants interest, since to most people that would sound like there is something very wrong (when in reality, most good games have had schedule delays).

EBgames and Lucasart/Verant may very well both know the planned release date, and while EB's major interest is to keep their customers informed, Lucasart/Verants interest is keeping up a hype that is free from bad news. It's like when the government doesn't want you to know what's really in the tap water! :D

08-14-2002, 09:08 AM
They did anounce on the official boards that they did fall something like 1-2 weeks behind because of a hard drive crash and all of the backups failed. This screwed up the version control so they would have had to go to old versions and catch up. However, they were still able to have internal testers working on the game.

this would have been admitted since beta1 was scheduled to start on July 15th. They couldn't exactly say beta was delayed without telling people because that would open a serious can of worms. You know what happens when some peoples imaginations havn't been destroyed by TV and they start sending rumours.

The devs have openly stated this may or may not effect release. It all is definitely hanging on how each of the beta stages go. If any major changes have to be made a delayed release date could definitely come to fruition.

08-16-2002, 08:35 PM
BUT...EBG isnt LAE now is it? =D

Oh this is gonna suck if the release IS delayed a few months =(

/sit on balls of heels and rock back and forth (d'ad be kool wouldnt it? lol)

/puke on new release date

Jan Gaarni
08-16-2002, 09:37 PM
Dude, no need to be disheartened. :D

How long have you waited for this game? A couple of months? 6 months? I've been waiting for this game for soon to be 2 years now. ;)

Actually, I've been waiting for this game ever since I got hooked to Star Wars, but whateva. :D

Ewok Hunter
08-16-2002, 10:52 PM
well, I confess that I've been waiting for this less than I'm axsious for Kotor, but i'm still very impatiant for it :(

Wraith 8
08-19-2002, 08:27 AM
man i have been waiting just as long as jan for this game.. so i think i can hold out a little longer :D

08-21-2002, 07:02 PM
Hmm, X-wing let me fly in a linear story line, TIE fighter awakened my love of the Empire, Dark forces and Jedi Knight let me butcher stormtroopers (so much fun, but not as much fun as turning around and killing the rebels) but only SWG will give me what I crave, as close as you can get to being INSIDE the SW universe as you can with the tech. widely available.

I can wait two more months providing their used to make the game better. I couldn't wait that much longer - the frustration of knowing that I'm so close and yet so far from the game I want would probably unbalance me....

Wraith 8
08-22-2002, 07:41 AM
well lets just hope than that we get into the beta. :)

08-22-2002, 10:49 AM
Actually, me experience this far is that it is better to wait to play the game for two extra months than playing a half-working game for two months, only to be tired of it just in time for it to be fixed.

Wraith 8
08-22-2002, 02:43 PM
well i dont know if you read the first beta guys and girls reply of their testing... and they said it looked unbelievable

Jan Gaarni
08-22-2002, 03:08 PM

Jan Gaarni
08-22-2002, 03:08 PM
Good point, Wraith. ;)

Another point: And that's just the beta. :p


08-22-2002, 07:51 PM
damn the man and his beaurocratic bull ****.

08-22-2002, 08:47 PM
Damn the man! Save the empire!

(is that repeating oneself?)

Ewok Hunter
08-22-2002, 10:27 PM
OK, can some one summarize this all for me? i got lost somewhere after TIE fighter and DF...

08-22-2002, 10:38 PM
sum up:

The game might be released later than planned.

most people thought this is:

A) not a Good Thing [TM]


B) it will propably be worth the wait.

There. If I continue like this, we don't need posters at all! ;D

Ewok Hunter
08-22-2002, 10:47 PM
iwas confused about the thing with the !db! and narf!!! posts of Jan's notthe whole thread:rolleyes:

08-22-2002, 10:49 PM
Oh. I sort of used my reflexes and my natural defence. That is, I ignored it.

Ewok Hunter
08-22-2002, 10:54 PM
probably the safest thing to do, we're like the dodos, we arn't adapted to the high levels of insanity on other threads so when it does come we make a suculent fowl dish :D

08-22-2002, 10:56 PM
"Duck and Cover". It's the only way.

08-22-2002, 11:00 PM
Oh would you look at that, my ears are bleeding.....

Ewok Hunter
08-22-2002, 11:03 PM

Wraith 8
08-23-2002, 05:16 AM
you guys should hang out at RSN for a while.. it realy gets your insanity up...:D i started there :p

Darth Simpson
08-23-2002, 06:36 AM
Didn't they just announce / say that they were shooting for a release between December and February?

Wraith 8
08-23-2002, 09:24 AM
yeah well the pre order is this:

Amazon ships Galaxies on 30th of January only US.
Ebay ships Galaxies on the 14th of February the whole world.

Jan Gaarni
08-23-2002, 11:34 AM
iwas confused about the thing with the !db! and narf!!! posts of Jan's notthe whole thread:rolleyes:
Oh, sorry, I meant to write !DP! :D
My bad, corrected now. :rolleyes:

Ewok Hunter
08-23-2002, 02:28 PM
that still doesn't help because i don't know what DP means either

Jan Gaarni
08-23-2002, 04:01 PM
Well, when you double post, like I did, you edit either the first or second (or in the old days could be up to 3-4-5 posts :D ) and put either Double Post or just plain DP in there instead.

DP means Double Post. ;)

Damn, you made me feel old just now. :p

Narf!!! :p

Ewok Hunter
08-23-2002, 09:51 PM
hmm, i just delete the later post*shrugss*

Jan Gaarni
08-24-2002, 03:50 AM

I wasn't aware you could do that. Now why didn't I think of that. :o

Narf!!! :p

08-24-2002, 08:47 AM
Jan, are you trying to be Pinky?


Ewok Hunter
08-24-2002, 01:10 PM
me thinks he's using it for extra postcounts... U nog

08-25-2002, 04:30 PM
You might be on to something, ewok hunter. Has the usually so calm and serious Jan Gaarni been taken over by a mindcontrolling spam-alien? Spoooky.

08-25-2002, 06:19 PM
damn spam.

haha! get it! cause I'm spamming! ha!

Ewok Hunter
08-25-2002, 08:34 PM
annnywaay, where were we again?

Wraith 8
08-26-2002, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by ewok hunter
me thinks he's using it for extra postcounts... U nog uhm... just a reminder Ewok.. i see you have learned a little something from a friend of mine...... Lynk Former.... he is the one that came up with U NOG....... and i think it is wise not to use that outside RSN... cause i have heard that other people started flaming at the remark.. and thought it was insulting. so im trying NOT to let that little 2 word sentence pop up on these forums.....

BTW... this was NO joke :).

anyway... BACK on topic.... tell me... who of you Pre ordered it? cause on that stupid amazon thing.. i cant order... cause it is only for the US...

Thew Rydur
08-26-2002, 11:50 AM
I have a copy reserved at EB but not preordered.

Jan Gaarni
08-26-2002, 05:57 PM
Yes, I agree with Wraith, just be carefull who you direct the Nog comment at. Use it all you want against me (can't speak for anyone else so I'm not gonna :) ) if you want, I'll take no offence to it. ;)

And as for my illness, I caught a virus which has the symptomes of spamming and generally Narfing around. It's called Bordomus Impetius, and can be contagious. But I've gotten medication for it in the form of exersice and the fact my sports club is starting up again, so I'll be ok again real soon. :D

08-26-2002, 06:37 PM
I'm waiting to do the whole pre-order thing....they usually have deals or throw in free stuff when you wait till closer and they always have enough.....

Ewok Hunter
08-26-2002, 09:18 PM
yeah, and if you wait for a couple weeks, it usually goes for like $10 less
@ Wraith then let's come up with a insult-like thing for SWG and put it in the Sticky so they don't get insulted. how about "gnortisimal" or something

Sounds Risky
08-29-2002, 07:27 PM
It just gives me extra time to get DSL or cable.

Thew Rydur
08-29-2002, 07:48 PM
Yeah me too, but I don't think its available in my area yet. Now all I can get is satellite and thats really expensive.

09-22-2002, 01:32 AM
I'm using satellite from Afghanistan and although it's ok, (better than nothing) it's not a worthy gaming connection. Dial up is more stable but slower.

09-22-2002, 07:59 PM
I hope it releases about a week B4 christmas, So someone could buy me the game as a present and then when it comes to january 15th ill have alot of money to put in the bank because its my Bday.

Also about a week B4 christmas also would be good because they could get a few thousand more ppl buying it and make a load of money.

09-22-2002, 11:25 PM
i just hope the wait is worth it. i pretty sure that it will but if it isnt:mad: *shakes fist*

Wraith 8
09-24-2002, 03:34 PM
hey.. it is worth it :D

09-24-2002, 10:50 PM
Wraith was that persnoall knowldege, first hand Beta info? Hu HUUU?!?!

Just kidding, but yeah im betting it will be worth it at least t better be.

Wraith 8
09-25-2002, 03:44 PM
Lol... no i dont have any inside info... but i sure do read a lot and see a lot of pics and video's of the game to make me see that this game is SO worth it :D