Star Wars: The Old Republic beta weekend sees four-digit queues

Star Wars: The Old Republic enjoys massively popular Beta weekend, four-digit queues.

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I'm sure some of you pulled out your Lightsabers for the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta weekend just gone, and I've been hearing nothing but great things about it, but now we have some news on just how successful it was. Bioware had invited practically everyone to play in their MMORPG, so that they could stress-test their servers to see how they went with hundreds of thousands online at once.

Star Wars: The Old Republic beta weekend sees four-digit queues |

Most servers had queues on them all weekend, with a few of them with queues of over 1000 gamers waiting to get in. Other beta testers and Twitter posts indicated even higher numbers on the queue, so you would think that it would be a limited server issue, right?

Wrong. Bioware were continuously adding new servers, with 51 North American-based servers and 37 European-based servers pumping away keeping SWTOR fans happy. Also, this was just for the beta. While the beta was free, it came in the cost of bandwidth. The beta client weighed in at more than 20GB, so it would be a turn off to those who are bandwidth restricted.


If this is a sign of things to come once the full game goes live, it seems as though World of Warcraft will have something to compete again. The Dark Side is coming.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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