[Wall Post] BioWare clarifies SWTOR exclusivity on Origins

This article clarifies to what extent you would have to use EA's digital distribution platform, Origin to obtain and play SWTOR digitally. In essence, once you have purchased and downloaded the game, you don't need to run Origin at all. You won't need to install or use Origin if you purchased a physical copy either. All updates/patches and login will only involve the game client and SWTOR's servers.

Source: www.vg247.com

BioWare has clarified that while Star Wars: The Old Republic will be digitally exclusive to Origin when it launches, the retail copy of the game will not require you to install the Origin client.