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The NGE, or new game enhancements, was a series of drastic gameplay changes made to sci-fi sandbox Star Wars: Galaxies in 2005.

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

Gravity is apparently cracking down on Ragnarok’s rogue server community

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The Ragnarok Online rogue server community is in uproar this week as Ragnarok's Korean developer and publisher, Gravity Co., has filed at least one...
waugh? okay

Vague Patch Notes: The positives of MMORPG rogue servers

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Here at MassivelyOP, we have a complicated relationship with rogue servers for MMOs. We have some pretty firm rules about when covering them is...

The Daily Grind: What’s the quickest way to derail an MMO expansion?

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I think that if I polled veteran MMORPG players about expansions that bombed, they'd probably point to Star Wars Galaxies' Trials of Obi-Wan and...

Star Wars Galaxies’ Restoration III rogue server preps Mustafar and Death Star II

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Star Wars Galaxies Restoration III, a hybrid CU/NGE rogue server that launched back in May 2021, gave a triumphant wrap-up of the previous year...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...

Star Wars Galaxies rogue server SWG Legends updates Smuggler slicing and weapon ‘freedom of skin’ system

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Smugglers, if SWG Legends' last slicing update didn't do it for you, well then I'm not even sure why you're a Smuggler. But in...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPGs of all time, 2021 edition

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Five years ago this week - back in 2016 - the MOP team and readers did an epic Massively Overthinking picking out their top...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that would actually benefit from a Classic server

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Here's the thing about having a classic server for a lot of MMORPGs: It doesn't actually do much. In order for a classic server...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends just restored language-learning and expanded smuggler slicing

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I have grumped before about logging into an MMORPG and having a mechanic upended so thoroughly that it's cost me days or weeks of...

The Daily Grind: Do you *really* want MMOs to be constantly changing and evolving?

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On Napyet's podcast last year, I talked about the differences between SWGemu and SWG Legends, both Star Wars Galaxies emulators with very different goals....

Jedi have arrived to Star Wars Galaxies’ Empire in Flames rogue server

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We talk a lot about Star Wars Galaxies Legends and the SWGemu here on MOP, and we even covered the... let's call it tumultuous...
Oh boy.

Is there a long future in Star Wars Galaxies server emulation?

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With high profile news updates like the trainwreck launch of the hybrid CU/NGE rogue server and the addition of Bespin to the Legends rogue...

The Star Wars Galaxies Restoration III hybrid CU/NGE rogue server launches tonight

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We've been updating at the end of this post. The original article follows. It's a happy day for Star Wars fans in the MMO...

Which Star Wars Galaxies rogue server is for you? Here’s the best list we’ve seen

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The MMORPG rogue server industry is booming lately, you might have noticed, particularly for much-loved MMOs that were sunset for dumb reasons in the...

Player apartments won’t make SWG Legends’ Cloud City expansion launch next week

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With SWG Legends' City in the Clouds expansion just a week away, the player devs have dropped a dev blog (yes, really). And it's...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best way MMOs can improve player retention – other than new content?

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Months ago, Gamasutra published a piece about the long-tail of game development - basically, how to keep a video game selling copies and/or attracting...

SWG Galaxies Restoration III’s CU/NGE blend rogue server says launch is ‘imminent’

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If you follow the Star Wars Galaxies emulation community at all, you're probably waiting on a very big announcement from a certain rogue server...
Elegy.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO sunsets and the myth of meritocracy

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A few weeks back, I talked about why a given MMO might have failed even when it possessed good qualities. It was a response...

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