UPDATE 7: 10.10pm AEDT – The SWTOR website is up and reports of people being able to get back in game. No word from BioWare on what went wrong.
UPDATE 6: 9.40pm – the official SWTOR Twitter account has finally confirmed the issue:
We are aware some players can’t access bit.ly/SuYweu and experience login issues. We are working on resolving it as soon as possible.
UPDATE 5: 9.31pm AEDT – Thanks to Ken posting in comments:
Just called Customer service. They are aware of a problem, but they have received no info from their higher ups. They also werent aware that the call center they routed calls to for “technical” service is down as well.
UPDATE 4: 9.15pm AEDT – Well over 2 hours since the outage and no official acknowledgement.
UPDATE 3: 8.45pm AEDT – No acknowledgement from BioWare as yet.
UPDATE 2: 8.20pm AEDT – multiple confirmations that people who were logged in at time of the issue are still able to play. Also confirmation from numerous players in US and EU of issues. No confirmation from BioWare at this stage.
UPDATE: 8.00pm AEDT- Other EA sites appear to be working but reports from EU and some US players say they can’t access the game or site either.
This evening local players have found they can’t access the SWTOR patcher or SWTOR.com. Reports started coming in around 7pm AEDT and things are still not up and running. There’s no confirmation at all on the issue but one suggestion is it’s ex-Hurricane Sandy impacting things US-side.
Are you able to log in or were you lucky enough to be in-game and are still there? Let us know in comments. We’ll update here all evening as we find out more or things change.