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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 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 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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Star Wars Galaxies Legends – A Day On Tatooine

We loved Star Wars Galaxies and if you loved it, too, there are still servers where you can play with an emulator. Details for that below. If you played, you might find the video below nostalgic and even if you didn’t play, it’s still fun to watch. You can check out three friends just enjoying a nice day on Tatooine in Star Wars Galaxies Legends. Give it a watch and see their gameplay and even learn a little more about the game if you never had the chance to play it. It’s just under 30 minutes of play time, so enough to give you a good feel for the combat and playstyle. If you did play, what were your favorite parts? What did you play? What did you love the most about it? Does this video bring back memories for you? CaptainShack, Tabby and Morph takes a look at the…

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