One of the unique events in the MMO landscape was always Star Wars Galaxies’ Empire Day and Remembrance Day, which intentionally crosses paths with the US Independence Day but always stays entirely in-character. Fortunately, SWG Legends ensures we can still take part in the event even years after the game’s sunset, and it’s back in the rogue server as of today, inviting players to celebrate and snap up rewards.
“Welcome back, Empire Day! Celebrations for Empire Day have returned to the streets of Theed and Remembrance Day is once again running rampant throughout the city of Coronet. As mentioned earlier, Princess Leia and Darth Vader are back to pick a random citizen in the crowd that demonstrates what it really means to be a true service to the cause. Also back are the many kiosks scattered throughout Theed and Coronet. Hang recruitment posters on empty Kiosks, tear down the opposing faction’s recruitment posters and halt the spread of enemy propaganda (If you’re brave enough to approach these kiosks as Special Forces, your token rewards will be doubled, but DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!). Empire and Remembrance Day vendors are also back with not only previous years rewards, but many new ones. Don’t forget to claim your goodies from the Emperor statue (Imperials Only) or the Master Yoda fountain (Rebels only) that are next to these vendors.”
And the rewards really are worth it: There are two brand-new buildings going into the game, faction-themed guildhalls that take up only five lots and allow the display of a ship or vehicle. There’s a nice roster of live events on the way as well, and don’t forget to check out the patch notes too: I spied a few nice quality-of-life tweaks, including the doubling of destroy missions in the mission terminals list.