Best PC games New PC games 2020 Deals Best graphics cards Best free PC games Best Minecraft shaders for 1.16.3 Best Warzone loadout for Season 6

Star Wars Galaxies

5 years ago

Feature: Can you preserve an MMO?

How Players Revived Star Wars Galaxies And EverQuest

I am standing in a place that shouldn't exist. It shouldn't exist because back in 2011 it was decided that this place and the countless others connected to it were no longer financially viable enough to warrant their own existence. Four years ago, almost to this date, thousands of players gathered where I am standing right now to witness the final moments of Star Wars…

Tagged with , , , , , , .

9 years ago

Star Wars Galaxies: The Final Moments

So that one might live, another must die. And so it was that Star Wars Galaxies went the way of Mark Hamill's leading man status last week, having been ushered out of existence by the dark forces of licensing in order to make way for The Old Republic. We've already posted news of the closure, but it's well worth having a look at the below…

Tagged with , , .

Star Wars Galaxies Is Over

There's always something a little melancholy about a game world being shut off for the last time, but this goes doubly for the ill-fated Star Wars Galaxies, which ran its last Kessel run yesterday. The MMO, which was first launched to much fanfare in 2003, was shut down as SOE's contract with LucasArts expired, and to make way for EA's The Old Republic, which is…

Tagged with , .

If You Strike It Down… Galaxies Reborn?

Poor old Star Wars Galaxies will sleep the dreamless, eternal sleep in just a couple of weeks, not entirely uncoincidentally around the time EA's The Old Republic fires up its servers. For the valiant few who'd remained with SOE's bizzare, ambitious, messy, remarkable MMO, it will be an unhappy day. As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in annoyance and were suddenly silenced, then…

Tagged with , .

TOR Was An Accomplice In Galaxies’ Death

There's been a fair bit of grumbling and grief about the upcoming closure of olden MMO Star Wars: Galaxies, with some players reckoning the decision makes no sense and wasn't necessary. I should probably insert some sort of Star Wars quote here, but I'm a 32 year old man - can't I stop doing that now? There's a petition against the closure, of course. There's…

Tagged with , , .

No New Hope: Star Wars Galaxies Closing

A long time (well, eight years) ago in galaxy well, right about here, SOE launched a Star Wars MMO. It was... odd. To say the least. It was also extremely beloved by a significant few, thanks to being something of a sandbox with complex and ambitious features such as player-made cities and pet Rancors. WoW and its many followers might be a whole lot slicker…

Tagged with , , .

11 years ago

Star Wars Galaxies Free For Lapsers

Anyone who previously subbed to Star Wars Galaxies will be able to play for free between February 1st and March 1st. This coincides with "Forces Under Siege", which is a hugely territory conflict add-on, which will allow players to contest for control of major cities. A captured city will confer benefits, such as quests and useful NPCs, to the controlling power. The Imperial types get…

Tagged with , , , .

Star Wars Zombalaxies

No, you don't get to get away from the zombie culture-plague by playing a sci-fi game, because it only pops up there too. A Halloween zombie event for Star Wars Galaxies, inspired by the recent Star Wars zombie novel Death Troopers, is now live (undead?). Assuming anyone is still playing the over-hauled Star Wars game, it seems they'll be able to get involved in a…

Tagged with , , .

12 years ago

Ex-Star Wars Galaxy Designer Talks NGE

Ooh, this is interesting. I came across this mess when digging out links for the Sunday Papers. Dan Rubenfield is an Ex-Sony Designer, relevantly a veteran of Star Wars Galaxies. He's gone into detail about the story behind the New Game Enhancements - the infamous NGE - and candidly explained what was going on, what went wrong and why it was necessary. The one on…

Tagged with , , , .