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SWG vs SWTOR – Which Is BEST in 2020?

Do you prefer SWG or SWTOR? If you’re looking for a game that allows you to immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe and roleplay while completing different objectives, which one should you pick? In this video, Napyet will breakdown the major differences between SWG (Star Wars Galaxies) & SWTOR (Star Wars The Old Republic). They’re both classic MMOs but which is best in 2020? This is actually a debate we saw a lot more back when SWTOR was new and SWG had been shut down and did not have emulators available yet. A lot of big fans of SWG were (rightfully) upset with SWTOR for bumping their favorite game off the scene. SWTOR itself has come a long way since then and is in many ways not like the same game it was at launch. But now, in 2020, both games are available to play through different venues. The…

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The 5 Best Things About Star Wars Galaxies!

The 5 Best Things About Star Wars Galaxies!

I have written a lot of posts about Star Wars Galaxies here on the site. That’s because it’s one of the most beloved Star Wars games of our time, and it has an interesting relationship with SWTOR, which we began writing about a couple of years before it launched. There are lots of reasons to love SWG, and ask any fan and they’ll likely rattle off an entire list for you. But one thing that nearly every fan will say about SWG is that it was the community that really set it apart from other games. We have a video to sahre with you today from Napyet on this very topic. A totally subjective list of the 5 best things in Star Wars Galaxies! Massively Overthinking: Is open-world housing a failed experiment? Check it out for yourself here: Now, let us know in the comments if you agree with this…

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YES! Star Wars Galaxies Raph Koster Is Making A New Game!

Raph Koster, the original lead developer on Star Wars Galaxies, has announced that he’s working on a new MMO, one that embraces many of the elements that made SWG so special. In this video from Napyet, we learn more about that and what that might mean for SWG fans. When it comes to Star Wars games, SWG has been one of the most popular of all time. If Koster is creating another MMO, we can hold onto hope that it might be just as good as SWG, or at the very least, that it will contain the best aspects of SWG. A lot of really great points made in this video about the future of gaming, the types of games, and what we – the gamers – are looking for. What do you think?

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Star Wars Galaxies Being Updated In 2020!

If you’re playing SWG on Legends, or if you’re thinking about coming back to SWG now that it’s on EMU, then you may be interested in these new updates added earlier this summer. Here’s a video from Napyet about the upcoming changes to Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server. I really love that he covers all the details and specifics of the updates, what makes them unique and interesting, and shows us in the video while telling us about it. Two very important updates just dropped for the Star Wars Galaxies server SWG Legends – the Avatar Platform Hardmode and PVP Flashpoints. I talk through why these updates are so exciting for Star Wars Galaxies in 2020! SWG has a lot of fond, nostalgic memories for people and those players are now coming back to play through these emulators. This is a great example of how the fans and…

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What is Star Wars Galaxies Empire in Flames?

Dan from Wolf of Thorns gives a fantastic overview of Star Wars Galaxies, SWG, on the emulator server, Empire in Flames. If you were a fan of SWG and are considering returning under the EMU, this could interest you. If you never played the original SWG and you want to learn more about it, this video will help you. His video and commentary specifically covers EiF server and also talks about some of the specific changes made by private servers. This is a perfect example of how fans have kept the game alive all of these yeas and also added their own features so that it meets their needs and stays current. See the video for yourself here: Here we take a look at the scope of Star Wars Galaxies, one of the most ambitious MMORPGs ever created, playing on the SWGEmu server: Empire in Flames. If you don’t have…

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Star Wars Galaxies: A Community Together

For the first time in our history, the entire globe is facing a crisis at the same time. The pandemic has changed the lives of everyone in different ways, but through it, we are finding new ways to connect with the world around us. For many, online gaming has been a way to keep occupied, connect with others, and keep their spirits up during social isolation. Swg Legends decided to make a great and uplifting video about the community, with positive messages shared in a compilation. I think this is a very great video to watch, even if you don’t currently play SWG Legends. If you’re a Star Wars fan at all, this will speak to you as a fine example of how the Star Wars community comes together. We asked Star Wars Galaxies players to send a video message sharing a positive message with the community. We had so…

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Better Graphics For Star Wars Galaxies – SWG Legends Mods

If you’re playing SWG Legends and you want to be able to ramp up your graphics, here’s a great video showing you exactly how to do so. It’s just about 6 minutes in length and you can make all of these tweaks to your game settings in under 10 minutes. It’s very useful. Napyet was running the game on potato settings until someone mentioned it in a comment on a video and he decided to take some time and figure out how to tweak these settings and improve the graphics. He put that process to a video tutorial to help all of us know how as well. Check it out here: Star Wars: Galaxies is still possible to play via SWGEMU, but you need the original CD witch is availible from amazon: http://amzn.to/28PSxPj So, what do you think? Did that help you and will you be using it to improve your graphics…

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What Is Star Wars Galaxies Legends?

What is SWG Legends? Where did it come from? And how does it compare to other Star Wars Galaxies emulators and the original game? All of those questions and more are answered in the video below. If you were a fan of Star Wars Galaxies (SWG), or if you’ve heard a lot about it and want to try it out for yourself, then you’re going to want to pay attention. This is also a great way to pass the time if you’re spending more time at home than usual lately. See the video here: There’s your basic overview, in just about 10 minutes. It will answer a lot of questions that you might have about SWG Legends, game emulators, and more. Technically, emulators are not legal. They are a copyright infringement – so it’s important to know this before going in. That said, it’s highly unlikely, at least at this…

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Stay Indoors and Read Galaxies: An Empire Remembered

Are you looking for something to keep you occupied while you’re practicing social distancing and staying in to avoid Covid-19? How about some Star Wars reading? Galaxies: An Empire Remembered is now available as a FREE eBook! The Definitive Unauthorized Guide to Star Wars Galaxies 15 YEARS AFTER STAR WARS GALAXIES FIRST LAUNCHED, AN EMPIRE REMEMBERED IS A CELEBRATION OF THE BELOVED ONLINE ROLE-PLAYING GAME. This comprehensive guide gives those who played the game – and those who never got the chance – an opportunity to relive the nostalgia and excitement of this landmark entry into the MMORPG genre. The History of Star Wars Galaxies: Never far from controversy, Star Wars Galaxies has one of the most dramatic histories in gaming. An Empire Remembered features new insights into the games early and ongoing development, right until its sunset in 2011. The Codex: Explore Galaxies species, professions, planets, quests, items, events, and gameplay mechanics in unparalleled detail. Over 700 Full Colour Images: The memories will…

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SWG LEGENDS – Why Play STAR WARS GALAXIES in 2019?

We have written a lot about Star Wars Galaxies here and that’s because it is an AWESOME game! It shut down about 7 years ago, when SWTOR came out, and many people will say it’s day is over. But, is it? Now there is an emulator, Star Wars Galaxies Legends, and you can play it today in 2019. It’s not about looking back, but it’s about appreciating the good of past, present and future. This video is a great testament to what was great about SWG and how you can still enjoy it today in 2019 (and why you would want to). Napyet says, ” I’ve recently returned to Star Wars Galaxies with the SWG Legends emulator. This is the best experience I’ve had playing SWG since the game was officially shut down in 2011.” See what else he has to say here: What do you think? Did you play…

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How Jedi Killed Star Wars Galaxies

What really killed Star Wars Galaxies? SWG was one of the greatest Star Wars games of all time and it is still very well-loved. So, what made it die off? That’s a question that can open a can of worms because people have a lot of different opinions on it. But here’s a video that presents some interesting points. Star Wars Galaxies is still available on Amazon, if you want the disc for your collection, or you need it to play SWGEMU. Get SWG here. This video from saintmillion talks about how the real downfall of SWG was Jedis – or rather, how they handled the Jedi in the game. But a lot of the context for the video comes from Raph Koster, the original creator of the game. See below for the link to his blog where he did a postmortem on the game. There is now a book collecting…

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Why You Should Try SWGEmu!

Why You Should Try SWGEmu

Are you still on the fence about trying SWGEmu? Why? We’ve written here on the site before about why SWG is very much worth your time, and SWGEmu makes it easy and accessible for you to play the game. I’ve touted the game and it’s many features here before, but honestly, it really is a great, fun, wholesome Star Wars game. There is so much to see and do – as with many MMOs, so how you choose to play the game is up to you. If you’re a returning Star Wars Galaxies fan who longs for the “good ol days”, or a new player who never had the change to experience it in its original glory, SWGEmu gives you that chance. Here’s a video that answers the question of why you should try the game and it really gets to all the basics. Bottom line: It’s a great game…

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Force Ghost: Why Star Wars Galaxies Refuses to Die

Why Star Wars Galaxies Refuses to Die

Star Wars Galaxies – it’s the game that will not go quietly into the night. We have written on it many times here and that’s partly because we know the readers (at least a lot of you) are big fans. Were its official servers not shuttered in 2011, Star Wars Galaxies would be turning 15 years old this month. Of all the Star Wars games to get the axe, this one is probably mourned the most. The MMO still holds a strong community and fanbase, as you will know from our posts here, or if you’re one of those fans. That is why it lended itself to an emulator to keep it going. Rather than dying a slow death in the canceled MMO graveyard, SWG refuses to die. Force Ghost has some theories as to why, which they cover in this article. It’s a very long piece that digs into…

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In Memorium: Star Wars Galaxies

Who remembers Star Wars Galaxies

Who remembers Star Wars Galaxies? We have talked about this game at length here on the site and it has a bit of a bittersweet tale as it was the most popular Star Wars game at the time that we started this site, in anticipation of Star Wars The Old Republic getting released. Many predicted SWG getting shut down with the new Star Wars MMO coming out, but we still hoped it wouldn’t be the case. Isn’t our world big enough for both? Alas, the doors closed on SWG and it is now only available from the SWGEmu, which we gave also written about extensively here, but if you’re looking to revisit SWG, you may like this post from ReforgedGaming.org. From the post: ” If you’re one of the few that has never heard of Galaxies, you may be more familiar with the title that “replaced” it. Star Wars: The…

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Star Wars Galaxies: The Book

A new book celebrating SWG Galaxies is coming. Sounds exciting, right? This is a complete passion project for the author who has been working on it for the past 5 years or so. What do you think about a book about Star Wars Galaxies? SWG was one of the most popular Star Wars games and to this day, hardcore fans of SWG are still talking about those good ole days. What if you had a book written by a fellow fan to help commemorate the game and the great times it contained? You can learn more about it and follow the updates here on Facebook. Here’s a snapshot of the table of contents so you can get a good idea of what the book is about: It was shared, along with an FAQ from interested fans. This info from the author: What content can I expect to find in the book?…

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Star Wars Galaxies: Awakens

Ever wanted to experience a Star Wars MMO between Episode 4/5? Introducing Star Wars Galaxies: Awakens. This is a fantastic and exciting project that will get you hyped up. It’s guaranteed to stir up those old nostalgic feelings about SWG and we think you’ll love it even if you never had the chance to play SWG. The Stella Bellum development team has something very interesting for you to check out. Start with this video, then find more information below. If this is giving you goosebumps, you’re going to want to head on over to learn more about the project, create an account, and learn how you can play yourself. Here is their mission statement which gives you a much deeper look into what they are doing and why. Check out StellaBellum to learn more. Go here to create an account. Here’s how to play (from their forums): Register at http://login.stellabellum.net to join…

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Star Wars to Eve Online- Sandbox MMORPG Discussion

CaptainShack from TheXPGamers has a video from mid-2016 that you might have missed if you’re not a regular follower. As a forewarning, it does have strong language, like most of his videos, but you might find the topic of discussion interesting. What IS a proper sandbox MMO in the first place? How do you define it? CaptainShack is going to tell us how he defines it and then why he thinks many Star Wars games up to this point are not hitting the mark. So how does Star Wars measure up with Eve Online when it comes to the topic of sandbox MMO play? I have played MMOs since Ultima Online (mentioned in the video) and I played WoW from beta and did enjoy it. I understand the reasoning behind other MMORPGs basing their games on WoW. I mean, why fix what isn’t broken? That said, there has been a great need…

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My First Steps in SWGEmu Andromeda

If you loved Star Wars Galaxies (like us) and you have started playing on the emulator, or if you’re just thinking about playing the emulator, you’ll want to check out this video. This is one player, Andrew Alderaan‘s views on the game in SWGEmu Andromeda. As you may already know, there are different servers you can choose to play on and these different servers will feature different styles of play or features sometimes. You can see in the comments section of the video that someone from the server, Violet.915, comes by to thank Andrew for his review and also expresses there have been updates to the server since the time this video was made. That’s actually one of the best parts about SWGEmu – it’s like a living, breathing entity. Things are always changing, constantly updating, and regularly improving. It’s not static.  So give the video a look to see what you…

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Star Wars Galaxies Emulator: SWG Legends

You know how we love Star Wars Galaxies here. Honestly, I am a fan of SWTOR since release as well, but I still loved SWG and I do miss it and the community that was built around it when it was closed back in 2011. It’s great to see so many fellow fans come together to bring the game back in the form of the SWG emulator. While not exact, it is very much like the original game and it’s a real throwback for serious fans, or for those who have heard about SWG through the popularity of current Star Wars games, but who never had the chance to play it themselves. The emulator, Legends, has also had some updates to make it even better. NGE seemed to make it more streamlined, and more polished, which many players will agree with. The downside, however, was you couldn’t customize the character…

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Remembering Fallen MMOs: Star Wars Galaxies

Did you play Star Wars Galaxies? We’ve talked about it a lot here before because it is still one of the most popular Star Wars games to date. If you missed out on it back then, there’s still a way for you to play it now, which we will add at the end. For now, let’s take a look at all that this video has to show us about SWG. In this video below, The Positive Gamer talks about what made SWG so popular, how it was different from other games when it first came out, and how it differed from other Star Wars games up to that point. There was player-built housing, within player-built cities, and it was an entirely new concept from other games of the type. It didn’t have tons of NPCs to fill roles within the world. Instead, the expansive world of SWG had players fill these roles…

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