Travel to Bespin in one Star Wars Galaxies emulator… eventually

    
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One of the things I always wish SOE had done more of with Star Wars Galaxies was add planets. Yes, it added Kashyyyk and Mustafar in expansions, eventually, but they were always more like gated themeparks than like the big open spaces classic players were used to.

Emulators, love ’em or hate ’em, have done much more to develop the worlds of Star Wars. For example, I poked my head into one called Stardust a few weeks ago, and it’s added multiple new planets, including Chandrila and Nal Hutta. Not that I could afford to travel there!

It looks like Bespin – yes, home of Cloud City – is on the way to one of the NGE-flavored emus now. As part of its development roadmap, Star Wars Galaxies Legends staff said that a long-term goal for the game is to add the planet with all-new graphics, new quests, new collections, new badges, and “iconic characters” whom you can befriend or alienate. E chu ta.

That’s long-term, though, off in the future with items like guild space stations, new starships, and new Jedi content. In the short-term, the team is working on a new world boss, third anniversary goodies, a major overhaul of the player city system, hardmode instances, and everyone’s favorite, an update to the Ewok Festival of Love aka SWG’s Valentine’s Day event. Did I say favorite? I meant the most horrifying MMO event of all time.

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Bruno Brito

For people who play on Legends:

Have any of you considered a MOP guild? It seems a lot of people are interested in learning more about the game ( me included ) and the game community while helpful, seems a bit out of reach for us for a n number of reasons.

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starbuck1771

Talk to Bree she plays on Legends.

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Bruno Brito

I know. I’m thinking about it.

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xpsync

I think i’m going to be quite happy here for a long time to come. Still playing Warframe and FO76 but this is an mmorpg.

The first night i didn’t play allot as i spent an inordinate amount of time setting the game up, tweaking controls, making a starter character to run around to get a feel for the game ect. (That’s how a game should be, overwhelming options!!!)

Last night however i dove in playing and i realized i’ve never played the NGE.

Once i got past the class select and got in a little deeper i’m like COOL i’ve never played this version before. The most i did back then was check it out briefly, was very hard core EQ2 at the time, this is all new and i’m loving it. Like finding a buried treasure.

I’m still going to check out SWGEmu some of the pre CU, NGE emu’s but reading peoples feedback i’m not entirely sure i’d be able to deal with clunkiness of them again as Legends is such a smooth experience, and it’s a brand new game to me sort of, ok ok ok it’s time i check out this NGE everyone’s been talking about (14 years ago) lol.

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Anstalt

It’s been years since I played on the main SWGEmu server, but there were still updating it all the time and wiping characters fairly frequently. I’d be curious to give one of these servers a go.

My preference is for a pre-cu server, ideally with a healthy european community. I am also curious about the stardust server, just went and watched their “about us” videos and I’m really impressed with what they’ve done. I looked at the legends server too, but their website is a mess, couldn’t find anything on their website actually explaining what it is! Is it pre-cu? nge? custom?

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starbuck1771

It is nge but custom it has advanced past what SOE and is a completely better experience.

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Cory James Hill

I just started playing on Legends and I’m loving it. Tired of playing MMOs that make me feel chained into some story I don’t care about.

Yes, it’s NGE, but more like NGE++. SOE added a lot of things back to the game before sunset due to player demand (such as Beastmaster/Bio-eng) and the Legends crew have been expanding on that as well.

I tried to play one of the pre-CU emus and the interface was much more clunky than I remember. I just couldn’t get past it. NGE, for all it took away, also makes the game more playable in modern times, though it’s still old school AF.

There are some nice graphics and sound enhancements now too and you can do your own client-side modding if you desire.

The only thing I miss is the old skill system (vs NGE classes), but you can still play around it to make your own path.

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xpsync

I was surprised how easy they have made it to install and get going. Kudos and thanks for all the hard work, very much appreciated. I’m so impressed with all the great work which is being done in this community. Speaks volumes how amazing this game is still to this day.

It is so great to be back playing, i mean i really can’t believe how dumbfounded i am, i’m sure other swg vets know exactly what i’m talking about. I love the community already and i’m not only talking about the legends server, as i was searching around other options, there seems to be this entire community as a whole, kinda like an underground feel to it. Which is why i’m more than likely going to be checking out some more emu servers.

I’m pretty sure i’ll be making legends my main server but i was (i’ll admit) a wee disappointed when i saw select your class, brought back bad memories of the game ending. Long run i’m sure legends is the right server for me, but i really missed getting dropped in, no direction, just make your way, sink or swim.

Back then i mainly played pre-cu, and pre nge, not too much post that, so nge is more new to me in many ways. No doubt i’ll be checking into SWGEmu, Stardust, Reckoning… the list seems to go on and on, lots of fun in store.

The nutshell from what i gather are there are really only two options out there, with some tweaks ofc, but you are basically looking at pre nge(cu too) servers, and post nge server options. Pre-cu and pre-nge there is no jtl, no leveling via traditional levels, class less system, combat was turn based, but building your character is very very deep. Post nge, more modern feel for sure and much more polished from what i remember, a much more fluid flow to the game and leveling obv.

One thing i learned though, never, and i am so serious about this, NEVER get the idea in your head to do this on the end of weekend, meaning late Sunday night when you have to get up for work the next day, i’m so tired right now. lol Nothing like a catnap and then get up for work :), TONIGHT!!!

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Jarrid Bigham

Legends is great and all but they need a staff overhaul. Wayyy to much drama and corruption coming out of it rn.

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Levarris Hawk

Come to Stardust. Ain’t no drama here.

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Bruno Brito

Nor people.

I played Stardust for a bit, and while it’s cool, the ideas are great and i actually admire the work you’ve put it, the whole stuff gave me a “WoW Mall Pserver” vibe.

I think Mos Stardust could have a better NPC placement, to give a more “townie” feel.

Also, and i’m being fair here. While the people are incredible, there’s not many players. Maybe i just didn’t travel much, but the main hub having 5 people isn’t really something i’m tempted to make a home for now.

I may push through tho, the server is good, indeed.

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Akagi

I wish…

Status: up | Users Currently Online: 25
Highest Online Count: 25

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Bruno Brito

I didn’t find their online count on their site. Where did you find it?

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starbuck1771

Most likely on the launchpad

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Akagi

It says it right there on the home page:

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Levarris Hawk

Well, you were looking less than an hour after the daily restart. Our numbers currently peak around 100-120 or so during US prime time hours.

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Bruno Brito

Yeah. Which is still not really that good. This is not a jab at you, Lev. The work you did on this server is really good. It’s something to behold. But, there’s a saying on the WoW Pserver Community:

“”Tight-knit community” is just a euphemism for “stagnant”. Every pserver should want success.”

Again, i may drop by and see if i make it my home too. But the “WoW pserver Mall” feel is real on the city you made. Is the NPC disposition on Mos Stardust just temporary?

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Levarris Hawk

Well Mos Stardust itself is a player city, anyone is welcome to run for mayor of it if they want. The NPC Trainer placements were meant to make the trainers easy to find. I put little thought into them beyond that.

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Bruno Brito

Yeah, i’ve noticed. It’s not a bad city by any means, but it could have some more to it. The NPC trainer placement for instance, could be like: Pistol seller near the Bounty hunter and Smuggler trainers in some shady corner of a storehouse.

Just some ideas.

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starbuck1771

All of the emu’s have staff drama but Legends has the least that I have seen.

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Jarrid Bigham

The krymsun drama alone probably blows the rest away. I’ve seen so many Jabba the Hutt memes with her tits on it I want to puke. The the whole cheating on her husband with half the current csr roster? Riiiiight lol

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Bruno Brito

I googgled it and found nothing. Would you clarify that?

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Vincer Kaden

Like all MMOs, the only drama to be found is when you actively seek it out and partake. That said, Legends Drama is far and few between (I’ve been there since August, for some reference). The staff is tremendously dedicated and accessible. If you just want to play SWG with a healthy population, look no further than Legends. Anyone who is skeptical… and they enjoyed the NGE, I ask them to give it a week and guarantee they will be convinced.

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draugris

I never had a chance to play that game on live. I have spoken to so many people who enjoyed the game, it made me really curious.

I have a question regarding SWG:Legends. As I understand it the server is located in the US. Is anybody here playing from Europe and can tell me how the latency and how the population is during EU prime time. Are there people playing from Europe at all?

Next question would be how easy or let´s say accessible is this game for a complete SWG noob like me ^^ ? Is the community there beginner friendly for the most part ?

Thanks

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starbuck1771

It is beginner friendly as for pings for the EU I have no idea.

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Vincer Kaden

SWG Legends is even better than live. If you haven’t checked it out, you’re doing yourself a disservice. The game, the staff and the community are absolutely awesome!

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xpsync

OK i was wondering, it feels so much more polished than i remember, it runs so smooth too. Sure newer hardware since then ofc, but there is more to it than that.

As far as the community… no words. Now i know where they been hiding.

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Sexually Identifies as BB-8

I’ve been playing on Stardust for a couple of weeks now. It’s a small but tight-knit community that’s incredibly helpful to someone starting out. There’s some great changes like the removal of the mind pool, making all the armor sets viable, and balancing the professions to all be competitive. Been enjoying it tremendously.

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Levarris Hawk

Glad you have been enjoying it!

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Bruno Brito

Small? It’s one of the biggest pops on the Emus.

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Bruno Brito

Oh, Stardust. I thought it was Legends.

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xpsync

This was a bad idea, really bad, i have to get up for work tomorrow. lol

At least i finally figured out why they don’t make games like this anymore, you don’t want to play anything else.

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Levarris Hawk

You couldn’t afford to look at the new planets Bree? I’d be happy to show you personally anything and everything you would be curious about when it comes to Stardust. Just reach out to me on Discord. I’ve seen you poking about in it. :)