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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
This was once controversial!

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

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While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...
Oh, is this one my time? It keeps changing back and forth.

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

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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?

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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...
SWG

Star Wars Galaxies’ original emulator teases Jump to Lightspeed space content

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

Working As Intended: Returning to Star Wars Galaxies – in 2018

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If you've followed the Massively OP Podcast this summer or read any of my ramblings in Daily Grinds and WRUPs, you probably know that...

Check out the new trailer for Star Wars Galaxies’ Legends emulator

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I've been trucking along in one of the dozens of Star Wars Galaxies emulators, Legends, for the better part of the summer thanks...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Villains, enhancement diversification, and Going Rogue

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It's always easy to look back at the making of City of Heroes and its first year with a memory tinted...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG boasts the best space gameplay?

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Over the past week or so, I've been tinkering with Star Wars Galaxies Legends, an NGE emulator for SWG that's actually pretty polished...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG skill system that avoids the ‘illusion of choice’?

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Over the weekend, my husband and I were chatting about playing on a Star Wars Galaxies emulator again, probably the Legends one...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever walked away from an MMO over a studio’s treatment of its playerbase?

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Star Wars Galaxies' NGE is one of the MMORPG genre's favorite bugbears: We pull it out as a warning, a label of doom,...
Hit it harder!

The Daily Grind: Would you appreciate the option to swap your MMO class?

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I'm no stranger to the allure of alts in MMO, but there are some games where the content is so massive that I don't...

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