Star Wars Galaxies was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released in 2003 by Sony Online Entertainment. It was set in the Star Wars universe, allowing players to create their own characters and explore the galaxy as they completed quests, fought in battles, and interacted with other players.
SWGEMU is a project that seeks to recreate the original Star Wars Galaxies experience by creating an emulator that allows players to run the game on their own servers. The project aims to recreate the game as it existed before the major changes made in the “Combat Upgrade” (CU) and “New Game Enhancements” (NGE) updates that significantly altered the game’s mechanics and structure.
The release of SWGEmu’s new Finalizer server has many players considering whether or not to return to the original Star Wars Galaxies Pre-CU emulator. The Pre-CU version of the game is widely regarded as the best version of the game, with many players preferring its complex crafting system, open-world exploration, and challenging gameplay mechanics.
The Pre-CU version of Star Wars Galaxies featured a rich and immersive world, with a wide range of playable species, each with their own unique abilities and skills. Players could choose to become smugglers, bounty hunters, Jedi, or any number of other professions, each with their own unique gameplay mechanics and storylines.
One of the key features of the game was its complex crafting system, which allowed players to create a wide range of items, from weapons and armor to food and drink. Crafting required the player to gather resources and use various crafting tools and machines, making it a challenging and rewarding experience.
The game also featured a robust player-driven economy, with players able to buy and sell items on the game’s marketplace. This allowed for a great deal of player interaction and cooperation, as players worked together to create and trade goods.
Star Wars Galaxies was also known for its large-scale player vs. player battles, with players able to engage in massive battles both on land and in space. These battles required coordination and strategy, and were often some of the most memorable experiences in the game.
However, the game was not without its flaws. Some players felt that the game was too complex and difficult to understand, and that the developers made too many changes to the game over time. Others felt that the game lacked a clear sense of direction, with no clear endgame or goal for players to strive towards.
Despite its flaws, Star Wars Galaxies remains a beloved game among many MMORPG fans, and the SWGEmu project has allowed players to experience the game once again in its original, Pre-CU form. Whether or not players choose to return to the game is a personal decision, but for those who enjoyed the game’s complex mechanics, immersive world, and challenging gameplay, the release of SWGEmu’s new Finalizer server is certainly worth considering.