BioWare Reassures Australians About Star Wars: Old Republic
While there will be plenty of duels and battles to be had in BioWare’s upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, the participation of Australians in the fray is a battle that has already been won. In a statement released on the official The Old Republic forums, Senior Online Community Manager Stephen Reid stated that “there are no plans to ‘region lock’ or ‘IP block’ players from the game.” This is appreciated among the growing fan base of the MMORPG, with forum user Balbosa calling BioWare’s communication with community “awesome.”
With this new information in hand, players who are located beyond the official release locations will still be able to import and play the game and will at worst experience some latency issues. Of course, the game will not be optimized for that region, but showing interest in the game will likely result in EA setting up local servers.