Leaderboard: Do you play Star Wars Galaxies’ emulator?

Welp, here we are: Star Wars Galaxies would be turning 14 years old today, had it been allowed to live.

SWG is much beloved around here, among our staff and many of our commenters, and the good news is that the existing emulators for the game have seemed pretty safe from the wrath of the copyright gods, which means you can put your mouse where your heart is and still play. But do you? And if not, why not?

That’s what today’s Leaderboard poll is meant to find out. (You can choose multiple answers on this one.)

Do you play Star Wars Galaxies' emulator?

  • Yes, I play the emu regularly (10%, 55 Votes)
  • I play occasionally (8%, 46 Votes)
  • I have played the emu before but not currently (23%, 129 Votes)
  • I may play the emu someday (Suncrusher, anyone?) (14%, 80 Votes)
  • I've never played the emu (15%, 84 Votes)
  • I will never play the emu (4%, 23 Votes)
  • I don't play any emulators (9%, 53 Votes)
  • I never played or didn't like Star Wars Galaxies to begin with (11%, 62 Votes)
  • No response / view poll (6%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 477

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Jeronimo Collares

Swtor need change engine… mechanic, animation combat, etc.

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Weilan

Quests were too boring and repetitive and I hated having to beg for buffs at the cantina, I wish it had more of the story-telling SWTOR has.

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GiantsBane

Tried going back, but nostalgia only goes so far when the games core mechanical functions (movement / combat) are super clunky by todays standards. Been spoiled by the newer streamlined ones and games like SWG / EQ1 just feel super tedious now.

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Alex Malone

I’ve been back to the proper SWGEmu servers a few times over the last 7 years, usually last 1-2 months before quitting.

I still love the combat, professions and general feel of the game. I usually get to the point on the emu where I nearly complete my main template and its time for the gear grind and then quit. Main reason for quitting is that the population always seemed to be US based, whereas I’m EU, so finding groups was difficult. This meant no leveling groups, so I didn’t earn much money building my template, and solo groups were hard to find (for grinding rancor missions for cash).

I did appreciate being able to have multiple characters and being able to log them both in. Once I reached a certain combat level, I would just take my combat toon to the squill caves on Tattooine and leave him with an AoE macro to grind XP whilst I then focused on my doc / image designer.

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Soulbreeze

I’ve played it quite a bit, but allowing multiple characters, and allowing them to be logged in simultaneously, really takes away something. It’s still fun to play sometimes, but I don’t stick around for long.

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quark1020

Maybe I’ll play one day, I do come back to older MMO’s from time to time. I didn’t play the game for a very long time before the shutdown, so I wasn’t as heart broken when it shut down, but I always loved Star Wars games that let me make my own character.

rawhunger
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rawhunger

Never was into star wars games… sorry.

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starbuck1771

You’re dang straight I play the EMU.

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Jack Pipsam

I tried the EMU a couple times out of curiosity after the closure (my rule is only to ever try an EMU once a game cannot be legally played), but it was the pre-CU one so I got in and was very confused at the time, then I left.
The only version of the game I ever knew live was the NGE, the mythical golden age is like Vanilla WoW, I never played it when it was prime, obviously I couldn’t. So it always felt like I was playing a game which while I enjoyed it, half the chat just kept whinging about how it used to be better.

I enjoyed SWG for what it was, even though it’s still the most bug filled MMO I have ever played (man that was one JANK game), but I don’t know if I could ever really go back to it.

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Pedge Jameson

Oh god, some of the pre NGE crowd never stop complaining. If you liked the NGE as I did, go to an NGE emu. But even if you liked pre-cu, your gonna hate pre-cu servers because people still cannot stop the butt hurt in chat. A lot of them don’t even do anything but sit in Tatooine and expect to be worshiped for being an elder Jedi when the game was live. Even if I cared, how am I supposed to know that?

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April-Rain

I keep going back and visiting my fave haunts and then quit as I am not keen on pre-cu.

I got really interested in Stella Bellum project and the server plays very well but it looks like the project is currently on rocky ground, which is sad to see as I was hoping to play a lot more once they launched properly after a failed soft launch.