nge

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

Star Wars Galaxies Legends is working on Felucia – a new planet with new houses, player cities, and space zone

The upcoming addition of true Bespin content to Star Wars Galaxies rogue servers like the NGE-based SWG Legends has been a big...

New Star Wars Galaxies rogue server Sunrunner 2 blends pre-NGE and post-NGE content

So here's the thing about Star Wars Galaxies: The people who tell you NGE stunk are right. When it launched in 2005, it...

Rogue Server Roundup: Toontown Rewritten, Chronicles of Spellborn, and SWG Legends

Emulators, pshards, rogue servers: Whatever you want to call them, they're buzzing with confidence right now. I mean, we legit got a properly formatted...

Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...

Here’s how SWTOR and Star Wars Galaxies Legends are celebrating May the 4th

You know, I'm not a holiday person generally, but for May 4th, I'll make an exception, as it's for Star Wars. As in
Oh, cool.

SWG: Beyond is the latest in a long line of Star Wars Galaxies emulators

Is it rogue server week or something? Fans have now announced another privately run Star Wars Galaxies server, this one called SWG:...

Hyperspace Beacon: This is the toughest choice in Star Wars Galaxies Legends

I'm Larry, and I'm an altoholic. (Pauses for everyone to say "Hi, Larry.") The toughest part of any game for me is which class...

Hyperspace Beacon: Which Star Wars Galaxies emulator should I try first?

As a longtime Star Wars fan and former Star Wars Galaxies player, I've known there were plenty of emulators out there ripe for...

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

Look, folks, some MMOs have been sunsetted for so long, their emulators are celebrating big birthdays. Such is the case for Star Wars...

Travel to Bespin in one Star Wars Galaxies emulator… eventually

One of the things I always wish SOE had done more of with Star Wars Galaxies was add planets. Yes, it added Kashyyyk...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...
Oh, right, you.

Vague Patch Notes: The complexity of classic preservation for MMOs

Here's a fun question to kick things off. Should old black-and-white films be colorized? The key word there is "old," because there are a...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...
We're just not going to discuss one vector for whining about this story element. We're not.

Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...
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Star Wars Galaxies’ original emulator teases Jump to Lightspeed space content

One of the reasons I favor the Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator is that it's a late enough build of the game that...

Wings Over Atreia: Awakened Legacy could be Aion’s rebirth

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of Aion, the facts of...

Wings Over Atreia: Awakened Legacy is Aion’s NGE gut punch

Woah! WOA is back! It's only fitting: Wings Over Atreia debuted when Aion launched as a new game, and now it is...

Star Wars Galaxies emulator Empire in Flames is launching its post-Endor PvP system

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my return to Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server, an NGE emulator...

The Daily Grind: What major blunders in MMORPG history should future devs study?

A week or so ago, Justin penned another entry in his long-running City of Heroes historical pieces, and down in the comments, a...

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