Star Wars Galaxies Restoration III is a new rogue server blending the CU with the NGE

    
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Star Wars Galaxies Restoration III is a new rogue server blending the CU with the NGE

One of the best (and arguably also worst) parts of the Star Wars Galaxies emulation community is just how many servers we have to play around with, many of them with new ideas and new ruleset combinations that keep the 2003 MMORPG fresh long after its sunset. While we cover SWG Legends and the original SWGemu around here a lot, I want to bring your attention today back to one that is neither classic vanilla SWG nor late-stage NGE: It’s a little bit of both and then some.

I’m talking here about SWG Restoration, more specifically its third iteration as Restoration III, which is a hybrid of the CU (combat upgrade) version of the game and some bits and bobs from the NGE era. Here’s the pitch from the Restoration team earlier this summer:

“This new server will allow us to better emulate the combat and balance of the Combat Upgrade than the current live server RestorationCU, as well as include some NGE features that we consider an upgrade over what the CU had, such as the NGE creature crafting system, the reverse engineering system, and the option of levelling through questing. It will also include most NGE content, as well as some custom content. Kashyyyk, Mustafar, and Jump to Lightspeed will all be included at launch, as well as the Heroic Instances. Jedi on Restoration III will retain many of the ‘hardcore’ mechanics implemented on Restoration Classic and RestorationCU.”

Open testing for this server is supposed to begin this afternoon or evening, according to messages posted to both Facebook and Discord; interested players are encouraged to keep an eye on the Discord for account and download info. “We are still on track to start open beta today,” the devs posted a few hours ago. (And hey, as to the Discord? Watch your step… this place can be a little rough.)

Restoration 3 is planned for open beta this Friday, we may have an early access as soon as Wednesday the 9th, Join our discord for the latest news and announcements. We hope to see you there!

Posted by SWG Restoration – Combat Upgrade on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Source: Restoration, Facebook, Discord. Thanks, Bruno!

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Bobo56Bear
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Bobo56Bear

I am actually looking forward to someone Bolting On “Ray Tracing” to Old MMO’s like these RTX2080 3080 support, if that’s possible ? Or does Ray-Tracing require an complete overhaul of the graphics engine etc, Have to go Amazons “Lumber-Yard” etc, to achieve ?

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Bryan Cole

Now I want to play SWG again lol, this is right up my alley, combination of the old game with the NGE questing and other enhancements, the hybrid sandbox/themepark I’ve been pining for all these years and with a Star Wars skin, I’m sold. Downloading the client now!!!!

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LunzenBoyo

Imagine judging a Server by a vocal minority on the Discord.

I joined them recently (2-3 days ago) and while there are some questionable people in the Discord they are also new arrivals. The older people seem helpful at least.

((Edited by mod. Speaking of new arrivals: Please review our commenting code!))

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ninob168

It’s not just the “vocal minority” its the Developers and Admins who are also saying questionable things. These projects only survive when they’re run at least semi professionally. We’ll have to see with time, but its not looking too good.

LunzenBoyo
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LunzenBoyo

I am not sure if we have a different definition of “questionable” but if you can’t take jokes then perhaps you should stay off the internet.

Very quick to judge without bothering to look deeper into the people that you judge.

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Bruno Brito

but if you can’t take jokes then perhaps you should stay off the internet.

Yeah, imagine gatekeeping people for not being able to behave yourself like a decent human being.

Very quick to judge without bothering to look deeper into the people that you judge.

“I’ll behave like a doped-up chimpanzee, but if you judge me by that, you’re a shallow person”.

No, thanks.

ninob168
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ninob168

I’ve been a part of the SWGEmu community at large for years. The people involved with this server have tried multiple times to start servers, but lame internal drama has ripped them apart multiple times.

The “professionalism” that’s currently on display on their discord reads like a 4chan thread. If you think that a project can sustain itself for a long time with people like this, just look at the history of failed SWG servers and you can find the same names.

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Bruno Brito

Is Levaris part of this? I’ m not a part of SWG community so i can’t speak for the others, but he was a particularly egregious individual.

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ninob168

Nah Lev isn’t, I don’t think. I’m pretty sure he’s stepped away from the development community for SWG in general.

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Bruno Brito

Can you tell me about the people who are part of this project and their history in general? I wanna be well-informed.

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Bruno Brito

Do not come here thinking spouting this garbage will help you. This is NOT your discord. The Wurm online community did the same and got chastised heavily for it.

You want people to play on this, behave yourselves here as a group of people we would want to play with.

ninob168
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ninob168

Oh man, the discord is total trash. If the community in game is as awful as the one in discord, I’m gonna have to pass, even though the CU is my favorite era of SWG.

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Bruno Brito

It really is. I want to play the CU, but the community is going to be a uphill battle.

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Toy Clown

I dislike how there are so many SWG emus around. It seems like at least a half- to a dozen new ones a year open up. A person in my SWG:L discord tried to get all the people from the different SWG emus together into one channel and it’s been not only amusing, but bemusing to see reactions to a unified emu community.

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Bruno Brito

You’re not wrong, but this specific emu is a CU emu. We don’t have a CU server still, and i’m extremely excited to betatest it today.

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Toy Clown

Guess those niches have to be filled! It was a strange place for the game, IMO, in that it removed a lot of gameplay from pre-CU and didn’t have any of the content that came with NGE. Regardless of how I view that, I do hope you have an enjoyable time!

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Bruno Brito

Hence why they feel like shoving it with NGE content. My main problem is that the administration of the server seems known and not exactly the best rep people.

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Bobo56Bear

Only very View have JTL and/or good Player base, the Big 3 are, Legends, EmpireonFire?, and SWGr3. Cant Play SWG without JTL ! just Cant ! … all those others SWGemu with just base-source code don’t count !? Waste of effort.