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During Friday's AMA event with Sony Online Entertainment, SOE President John Smedley discussed a currently unannounced title that is dedicated to the fans of the now closed MMO, Star Wars Galaxies.
The early days of SWG attracted thousands of MMO fans and it has quickly become one of the most popular closed MMO's in history. Sadly certain development changes and updates caused much of the community to move to greener pastures but Smedley and his crew aren't oblivious to the mistakes that were made.
Q: If you could relaunch a shutdown title, which one would you pick and what would you do differently this time? Smedley: SWG. I would do everything differently. SWG Players - Our next game (not announced yet) is dedicated to you. Once we launch it...you can come home now.
A keen-eyed reader from the AMA event then discovered an image that gives credit to recent rumors suggesting that the Star Wars Galaxies trademark had been renewed. This of course could mean many things, some of which don't involve the release of a new Star Wars game, but combined with Smedley's comments - it's the best hope we've had for a revived SWG since its closure.
Me and my pals played this when it first came out and we picked one guy to go Jedi....the thing was it was super hard to be a jedi, it took months of playing and protecting our Jedi and then they copcked it all up changing the game so anyone could be a Jedi....we just stopped after that.
I loved it that there was only a few Jedis walking around and our pal was one but every player wanted to be a jedi with no hard work needed...ruined the game.
I hope they bring it back but before the "millions of jedis walking about patch".
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EU-Chim here - always remember that theres was to be a big Imp V Reb fight on Dant, about 120 of us from our guild landed and the FPS dropped to zero but chat stayed up for a while till the server completely went down for about 4-5 hours, then there was the KDS Lok event where the CSR's promised it would sty up and they had Vader/AT-AT's and guess what the server went down
Once they f'd up the combat and pvp it soon went down hill and when i got a 7 day free pass it was terrible looking at all the empty places and only a few people remaining but at least they'd still got my suit of RIS armour that cost me most of the money i got for one of the servers first legendary weapons (that broke on first repair)
No i found it on a nightsister while farming elders i found a group of lesser ones while going from site to site and whammo free 25 mill creds, which i didn't need so there was a set of RIS i got for the lulz
Luxor was always a good place to go and i had a large house just outside it and the running joke i always remember was the lesser members had to basically have /salute on macro as when they saw an officer they had to salute, and i can remember slicing the LS of your guild leader once as well. and luxor at one point was much better when you could station at-st's in the properties and you'd see them patrolling..really made it stand out