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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.

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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...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...
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Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ community honors a fallen player developer, Irish

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One thing I've learned over the past many years of dabbling in emulators is that their communities and teams can be as tight or...

Crowfall just picked up former SWG comms director Diane ‘Tiggs’ Migliaccio as its new community manager

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There's a fresh face over at Crowfall, though it's one long-time MMORPG veterans will remember: Crowfall has picked up a new community manager, Diane...

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

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One of the best (and arguably also worst) parts of the Star Wars Galaxies emulation community is just how many servers we have to...
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Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

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Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends celebrates 40 years of Empire Strikes Back with new PvE and PvP content

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It's patch week over in the Star Wars Galaxies rogue server known as SWG Legends, and if you're a PvP player or endgame PvE...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the shortest leveling content?

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One of the oddball things I actually liked about Star Wars Galaxies - even its NGE version - was how wildly fast leveling went...

The Daily Grind: If you had your way, what one MMO patch in history would you roll back?

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Rollbacks are in the news lately, and not for great reasons - some Guild Wars 2 players did indeed lose hours of time played...

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