Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator celebrates third birthday with a quest for cake

    
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Look, folks, some MMOs have been sunsetted for so long, their emulators are celebrating big birthdays. Such is the case for Star Wars Galaxies Legends, one of the largest of the dozens currently in operation for the original game. SWGL just turned three years old and is in the middle of a celebratory event that’s bigger than what a lot of live games see.

The player devs say that there are 89,000 characters on the server, and if every account had five characters, that’d come out to nearly 18,000 unique accounts – not too shabby at all for three years, especially for an NGE server!

The festivities include a galaxy-spanning quest to murder bosses for cake, plus fireworks, multiple new collections, new paintings and gifts, and a double experience event running through Monday.

Source: SWGL forums. Cheers, Jim!

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This game is not letting me go anytime soon.

I mean you don’t know, but my only regret is not getting this 3 years ago, who knows, had i; the server may have flopped. Legends is maintained and runs so well. Among the plethora of emu options how would you know.

Well we do now!

I always steered well clear of emu’s, thought they are risky as you put in allot of work and poof gone, they aren’t growing or improving, you get what you get, if you bug out you’re screwed, they would be down all the time.

I could not be more wrong.

This is top notch support, well maintained, better than the huge triple AAA’s seem to be able to do. It’s because people love what they are doing here, and it certainly shows.

In reality i played SWG but went with EQ2 not long after swg’s launch. I never really dug in. Kinda always wished i had, i didn’t ignore the game completely i did do the Hero of Tatooine after all, anyone who did that back then knows i was into the game but really wished i done more, crafting ect, especially after it shutdown.

Not often you get another chance to dig in and am i ever, it’s all i play, all i want to play.

I mean the nutshell i get here from playing it;
On average there are well over a thousand people just having a good time!

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Bruno Brito

WoW Pservers teached me a long time ago that emulation, if well chosen and ran, is everlasting.

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“everlasting” that is good to know, thx!

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Bruno Brito

I need friends to play this. And a guild.

Why hasn’t MOP made a guild on this yet?

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It’s kind of difficult to get an active guild up and going in the game… mostly because of the reality of this being emulated means that active players are going to be a finite resource. While there are usually around 1k players on at any given time, that’s a pale shadow of even the slowest days of SWG.

Beyond that, SWG, buy its very nature, caters to a very wide variety of play styles. Some people love to PvP, some like PvE and instances, some like space, some like to craft and decorate, some play the merchant game, some are all about social stuff… and some do several of those. But that means that you’re always cutting smaller and smaller parts of a pie.

We recently had a player got frustrated that we weren’t “more active” and weren’t recruiting what he called “quality” players. Of course, that meant active towards the particular activity he wanted, and he left to go start his own guild and recruited several other players to go with him. More power to him… but they’re going to learn that there’s a pretty small sliver of people to pull from for it. More than that, the average age of a player in a game like this is going to be quite a bit older than other games, and that means life often gets in the way of carving out hours of playtime each day.

That being said, come out to Valcyn on Talus (the city in the picture)… there’s a guild that runs it (as well as another city on Tatooine), and we’re always recruiting (to any game play style or level of involvement… we are pretty laid back).

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Mat Bars

Hey that’s Valcyn! My characters live there!

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Mine too!

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starbuck1771

Your Welcome Bree. Sent the tip two days ago so I figured you missed it. 🐶

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For those without install disks, the SWG subreddit has a link to a download for all three .iso files (images of the original CDs) needed in the sidebar on the right: https://www.reddit.com/r/swg/

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nahek

If only all more defunct MMOs could get this treatment.

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Mat Bars

I agree, FreeRealms is pretty high among the MMOs that doesn’t really have one in the works I really want to play again, it used to have one in the works but not anymore. And with City of Heroes, SEGS is taking so long that Ship of Heroes and City of Titans will probably come out first. Jury’s still far too out if Heroes and Villians will come out before SEGS is fully playable though…

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Toy Clown

I’m now on a quest to obtain the discs on the cheap. I can’t figure out the whole torrenting thing and it’s driving me bonkers.

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PanagiotisLial1

same reason I dont try this game either to be honest

especially since I hadnt really played it before

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If you have a Half Price Books nearby try it. I was able to pick up a full CE box with discs doe $25

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Fully explained it to you already Toy. At the bpottom of this post.

Travel to Bespin in one Star Wars Galaxies emulator… eventually