Working As Intended: Touring my new SWG Legends houses (and looking at Bespin deco!)

    
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If you’re a fan of MMORPG housing, Star Wars, Star Wars Galaxies specifically, or just chatter about MMOs, then this very self-indulgent Working As Intended video is for you. By popular demand (OK, it was like five people and I was going to do it anyway), I’ve put together an updated video that tours my houses in SWG Legends.

Legends, of course, just saw the release of its Bespin expansion, which brought with it all kinds of new content, including houses and craftables and decorative objects. Since the launch, I’ve abandoned my old houses and started anew, so if you saw last summer’s video, well, that house is now gone. In its place, I’ve erected a new shop in a Commando Bunker a new workshop in a private Diner. The video not only explains my reasoning for the switch but also shows off my deco job and Storyteller props – and you bet I’ll be demoing a few of my favorite bits of Bespin deco. Enjoy!

The MMORPG genre might be “working as intended,” but it can be so much more. Join Massively Overpowered Editor-in-Chief Bree Royce in her Working As Intended column for editorials about and meanderings through MMO design, ancient history, and wishful thinking. Armchair not included.
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HolyAvengerOne

This is really impressive, thanks a lot for the overview, Bree. I wasn’t expecting this (an expansion for SWG!!!) to ever happen, and certainly not with the quality it seems to have been done. Hats off to the SWG Legends crew.

Really curious to if anyone’s heard anything about having that content usable in other SWG emus, given the underlying stuff they have in common? I would guess probably not without a lot of work, but the idea got me dreaming of a vastly more expansive and thriving SWG-modding scene :D

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elenie

Thank you Bree! I loved the house tour and your builds and would always enjoy more videos (no overworking yourself though).
The highlight for me is that you can actually see through the windows – I so wish ESO had houses with actual windows, ideally looking out into the “real gameworld” or at least into your own instance area. For some reason having fake windows really puts me off no matter how nice the house is otherwise.

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Louie

Really, really enjoyed this, Bree! Would love to see more things in this style. Especially enjoyed it since I’ve been fondly revisiting my memories of SWG’s housing for a blog post. I didn’t realize this was something I could have been asking from you, so make that six people.

Time to patch Legends again…

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Katriana

I wish I had your knack for decorating. My houses are mostly bare :/

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TomTurtle

I agree about the Tatooine planters looking nice.

For some reason it never occurred to me to have housing load in once you step inside which helps reduce FPS strain beforehand. So simple but it makes open world housing work.

I didn’t remember about being able to personally mod the textures in this game. It’s strange to think about how much control you have over something like this considering the tightly controlled modern era of MMOs.

You’ve managed to do a lot with so little space. Thanks for sharing this Bree. I enjoyed it!

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Turing fail

Thank you for sharing this, Bree. After listening to you describe your diner on several episodes of the podcast, actually seeing it as you take us on a guided tour is enlightening and entertaining. Your enthusiasm is delightful!

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Witches

This reminds me of Landmark.

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Aldristavan

oooh, a lunchtime treat. watching now!

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Fisty

Very nice. More of this kind of content.

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Bruno Brito

And this is the moment where i learned boss-Bree is a virtual landlord.