EA and Bioware have been doing everything in their power to make sure the launch of SWTOR goes smoothly and while the technical launch might, it seems pre-orders aren’t going as smoothly.
Over the weekend it was announced that the retailer GAME would be the exclusive seller of the collectors edition for Star Wars: The Old Republic in the UK. While EA has previously listed other sellers including Amazon, Zavvi, Play.com and ShopTo Online, it seems those were listed in error and GAME and Gamestation would offer them exclusively.
This basically means that if you pre-ordered the collectors edition somewhere other than GAME and live in the UK, you’re sh*t out of luck with your pre-order and will have to fight to find a copy on launch day.
In worse news, due to a system data error, Walmart canceled nearly all pre-orders, CE and regular, Saturday night and sent out emails to customers telling they their orders have been canceled. The data error did not delete the actual orders, so they are still there and Walmart is working on fixing the issue. But at this time, most of the orders are canceled.