The Old Republic charters its course out of region locking

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That’s right folks. Peeps who pick up The Old Republic at launch will be free of any region locking. Aussies, Brits, Amazonians, researchers at McMurdo and even tourists at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. will be able to kick Sith butt anywhere in the world, assuming their WIFI is good enough. So never fear, BioWare is a kind master. If your ISP can make the Latency Run in under 12ms, you will be able to find the droids your looking for… and then slice ’em, shoot ’em, fly ’em and kick ’em all the way back to Coruscant. Unfortunately, no Jedi or Sith Lord has yet conquered the Origin service that the game will be digitally exclusive available on. Guess you’ll just to smuggle it through an old fashioned retailer.

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  • 12ms is insanely fast, I hope you were joking when you put that in.
    I mean, even if I’m going from a router to another router in a lab, I can sometimes see latency a little higher than that.

    • Claire Phillips

      Um…another joke maybe? Millennium Falcon ring any bells?

    • A joke, definitely. Han Solo said that the Falcon did the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs, so I was spoofing that. The main point of the article is that region locking has been killed in the Old REpublic, although everyone will still have to worry about latency. 🙂

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