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The Controversy in the SWG Restoration Community: What’s Really Going On?

The Controversy in the SWG Restoration Community: What’s Really Going On?

Buckle up because today we’re diving into the latest drama in the SWG Restoration community. From shady dealings to broken promises, there’s a lot to unpack. Let’s explore the nitty-gritty details and understand what’s causing the uproar. What is SWG Restoration? SWG Restoration is one of the many fan-driven projects aimed at reviving the much-loved MMORPG, Star Wars Galaxies, after its official servers shut down in 2011. These projects, often run by passionate volunteers, seek to recreate and enhance the original game, keeping the magic of SWG alive for its dedicated fanbase. Who is Aconite? To get to the heart of the controversy, we need to understand who Aconite is. Aconite, also known by the alias “Obliterator,” is a key figure in the SWG Restoration project. His involvement, however, has been anything but smooth. A Rocky History Aconite’s name might ring a bell for those who followed the Farstar Reborn…

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Star Wars Galaxies: A Journey Through the Iconic MMORPG

Star Wars Galaxies, launched by Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts, remains a cherished memory for many fans. This iconic MMORPG has left an indelible mark on the gaming community, offering an expansive universe where players could live out their Star Wars fantasies. From its unique gameplay to its vibrant community, let’s dive into the rich history and lasting legacy of Star Wars Galaxies. Introduction to Star Wars Galaxies When Star Wars Galaxies first launched in 2003, it promised an immersive experience set in the Star Wars universe. Players could create their own characters, explore iconic locations, and participate in a dynamic, player-driven economy. Over the years, the game evolved, faced challenges, and ultimately left a lasting impact on its community and the MMORPG genre. What Made Star Wars Galaxies Unique? Innovative Gameplay Mechanics Star Wars Galaxies stood out with its complex and flexible gameplay systems. Unlike many MMORPGs of its…

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Star Wars Galaxies Legends Celebrates 8 Glorious Years with Special Events and Updates!

It’s hard to wrap our heads around it, but the beloved USGS rogue server, Star Wars Galaxies Legends, is turning eight this week. This milestone is not just a number; it’s a testament to the enduring legacy and evolving journey of one of the most cherished player-run servers in the gaming community. The dedicated team behind SWG Legends is rolling out a “wee patch” in celebration, inviting players to partake in badge collecting, gift paintings, and enjoy the fruits of their latest bug fixes, particularly those enhancing the massive player-city upgrade release. A Look Back at the Journey The emulator’s history, meticulously recaptured in the 2021 release by Bezney, showcases a timeline of upgrades and innovations that have kept the game alive and thriving. While 2023 might have been a quieter year for new content, it saw the developers fully update their server hardware, ensuring a smoother, more immersive experience…

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Star Wars Galaxies and the Evolution of MMORPGs: Charting the Course of Online Worlds

Welcome to a deep dive into the world of MMORPGs, focusing on one of the genre’s most influential titles, “Star Wars Galaxies” (SWG). Launched in 2003, this game wasn’t just a title; it was a revolution in the world of online gaming. As we embark on this exploration, we will uncover how SWG not only capitalized on the massive potential of the MMORPG genre but also set new benchmarks that continue to influence online gaming today. In this comprehensive analysis, you will discover: Prepare to embark on a journey that explores the rich history, innovative features, and the enduring legacy of “Star Wars Galaxies” in the ever-evolving saga of MMORPGs. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to the genre, this article promises insights into how a single game can redefine the boundaries and expectations of an entire gaming category. Setting the Scene: The Early Days of SWG In…

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Celebrating 18 Years of Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan

Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan

Eighteen years ago, the expansive universe of Star Wars took a significant leap in the realm of MMORPGs with the release of “Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan.” This expansion for the main “Star Wars Galaxies” game, developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts, offered players a deeper dive into the lore of the iconic Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the volcanic planet of Mustafar. An Expansion of Galactic Proportions Trials of Obi-Wan” transported players to the fiery world of Mustafar, a planet that played a pivotal role in “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” Here, players could embark on over 50 new missions, uncovering the secrets of the planet and encountering the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi himself. Mustafar: A World of Danger and Discovery The volcanic landscapes of Mustafar presented both challenges and opportunities. From navigating its treacherous terrains to battling new creatures and droids,…

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Nostalgic Voyage: Recalling “Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed” on its 19th Release Anniversary

Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed

19 years ago today, the cosmos of the Star Wars gaming universe expanded beyond the terrestrial realms into the boundless expanse of space with the release of “Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed.” This expansion pack, released on October 27, 2004, was the first of its kind for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Star Wars Galaxies, and it came as a fresh breeze of innovation, whisking players off their feet and into the cockpit of their fantasy starships​​. Soaring to New Heights The base game, Star Wars Galaxies, allowed players to live out their fantasies in the Star Wars universe, but it was with Jump to Lightspeed that they could now traverse through 12 vast and distinct space sectors, ranging from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim. This wasn’t just an expansion; it was a liberation from the gravitational pull of the previous game mechanics, providing an…

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SWGEmu Honors Star Wars Galaxies’ 20th Anniversary with a Tribute Video

Star Wars Galaxies - Celebrating 20 Years

Two decades ago, the gaming universe was introduced to “Star Wars Galaxies” (SWG), a title that would go on to become a beloved classic among MMORPG enthusiasts. While the game celebrated its 20th anniversary in June, the festivities continue, thanks to a heartwarming tribute video released by SWGEmu, the original rogue server for the game. A Walk Down Memory Lane: SWGEmu, which has been operational since before the game’s sunset in 2011, has crafted a video that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of every SWG fan. The video begins with a nostalgic nod: the opening credits of the game, accompanied by the iconic Tatooine sunset music. This evocative choice of music is bound to transport viewers back to their cherished memories of the game and the classic Star Wars movies. The video isn’t just about nostalgia, though. It offers a visual journey through various in-game sequences, showcasing the…

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Two Years of Restoration: Celebrating the Successes and Looking Forward to the Future of Star Wars Galaxies

Two Years of Restoration: Celebrating the Successes and Looking Forward to the Future of Star Wars Galaxies

Two years ago, an ambitious project was launched with a vision to bring back the nostalgic feel of the beloved Combat Upgrade era of Star Wars Galaxies. This dream, known as the SWG Restoration, was birthed out of a lifelong passion for the game and a desire to provide a platform where fans could relive their cherished memories. Fast forward to today, the project has not only survived but thrived, marking its two-year anniversary with significant achievements and promising plans for the future. A Journey of Restoration The journey of SWG Restoration has been marked by several notable achievements. The project has successfully rebuilt and refactored a number of game systems and services. The economy remains stable and the combat system continues to be refined in order to maintain balance between professions. Furthermore, substantial content has been released, including numerous community events and the complete Mustafar. In addition, the first…

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Star Wars Galaxies: The Paradox of the Best and Worst MMORPG Ever Made

Star Wars Galaxies: The Paradox of the Best and Worst MMORPG Ever Made

Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts. Released in 2003, SWG has long been a topic of heated debate among gaming enthusiasts. This essay will delve into the reasons why SWG is simultaneously the best and worst MMORPG ever made, analyzing its unique features, design choices, and the impact it had on the gaming community. The Best Aspects of Star Wars Galaxies SWG’s greatest strength lies in its open-world sandbox environment. The game allowed players to explore a vast and immersive galaxy filled with iconic Star Wars locations, such as Tatooine, Naboo, and Corellia. This freedom of exploration and the ability to create one’s own narrative within the Star Wars universe is unmatched by any other MMORPG. SWG’s player-driven economy and crafting system set it apart from other MMORPGs. Players could collect resources, craft items, and…

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Is the Return of Star Wars Galaxies Worth Your Time? A Look at SWGEmu’s New Finalizer Server

Is the Return of Star Wars Galaxies Worth Your Time? A Look at SWGEmu's New Finalizer Server

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…

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Star Wars Galaxies – Pandora’s Box

Star Wars Galaxies - Pandora's Box

Star Wars: Galaxies was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on June 26, 2003. It was developed by Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts. The game was based on the Star Wars universe and allowed players to create their own characters and explore the galaxy, engaging in combat, trading, and performing missions for various factions. At the time of its release, Star Wars: Galaxies was one of the most anticipated MMORPGs and quickly gained a large following. The game boasted an extensive character creation system, allowing players to choose from a variety of species, professions, and skill sets. The game also had a unique crafting system that allowed players to create their own weapons, armor, and other items. One of the biggest selling points of Star Wars: Galaxies was the ability to pilot spaceships and engage in space combat. This added a whole new level of excitement…

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The rise and fall of Star Wars: Galaxies

Star Wars: Galaxies was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and was released in 2003. The game was set in the Star Wars universe during the time period of the original trilogy, and allowed players to create their own character and explore the galaxy as a member of various species, professions, and factions. For many fans of the Star Wars franchise, the prospect of being able to live out their own Star Wars adventure was incredibly exciting. Players could choose to be a Jedi, a smuggler, a bounty hunter, or any number of other professions, and could even take on quests and missions to further their character’s progress and reputation. The game was praised for its immersive world and its attention to detail, as well as its expansive content and player freedom. However, despite its…

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Star Wars Galaxies: The Dangers of SWGemu’s 1.0

Have you come back to play Star Wars Galaxy through SWGemu? Many players who loved the game before are enjoying it once more under emulators like SWGemu. Others who never got the chance to play it before are experiencing it for the first time because of emulators. While SWG and the current emulators are not without their downsides, the best part about player-generated content is that the fans can greatly impact the content that you see in the game. While it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time, the developers and volunteers who work on these projects always try their best to give the community what they want. In fact, it is because of the SWG community that we even have any way to experience this game at all today. With that in mind, here’s a video about the dangers of SWGEmu’s 1.0. It covers some…

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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 Here is what you also can do: Here’s what you can do: Remember that your results may vary based…

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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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