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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.

Working As Intended: What Star Wars Galaxies got wrong

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If you've listened to Massively's staff and readers talk about Star Wars Galaxies a little bit, you might come away with the impression that...
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There are eight live SWGemu projects right now

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The Daily Dot has a long piece out this week on its Kernel subsection all about Star Wars Galaxies and its emulator underground. Author Dennis Scimeca...

Massively Overthinking: The next big Star Wars MMORPG

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In honor of Star Wars week (and rumors that EA is working on another Star Wars game), let's talk Star Wars MMOs. Star Wars Galaxies...

Ten years ago today, Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE made the New York Times

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Hat tip to Redditor dejoblue, who's reminded everyone about the fateful day back in 2005 when SOE, struggling in the wake of World of Warcraft's...
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Why big MMO expansions are a good thing

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I'm not really on board with the trend of saying that big expansions are back. They never left. Sure, we have one coming out...

The MOP Up: A rebirth for Star Wars Galaxies

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Divergence Online’s Ethan Casner on SWG 2.0, open PvP, and edgelords

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Star Wars Galaxies-inspired indie sandbox Divergence Online busted out its third alpha and third crowdfunding campaign last week, prompting many of Massively OP's readers...

Massively Overthinking: Building your dream MMORPG

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Massively OP Kickstarter donor xenaphex wants to hear about our dream MMOs. What really makes you tick? What would you build with a million-bajillion...

The Game Archaeologist: Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE

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It became one of the most infamous moments in MMO history -- and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. For all that the MMO community...

Global Chat: Do you crave human interaction in MMOs?

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I've long been an advocate of "playing alone together" in MMOs. While I enjoy grouping and teaming up to a degree, mostly I want...
Which one of you is the Juno Reactor and which one is the Don Davis?

Massively Overthinking: When IPs are wasted on mediocre MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor Aldranis, whose query neatly dovetails with the IP-related question we answered on the...
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The Game Archaeologist: What Star Wars Galaxies life was like before the NGE

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A decade after Star Wars Galaxies' "New Game Enhancements" hit the game, controversy, grumbling, and revelations still pop up about the notorious decision to...

Koster on Star Wars Galaxies’ combat and social connectivity ‘glue’

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MMO designer Raph Koster is back with yet another post-mortem on Star Wars Galaxies, this one the second part of his "living society" discussion. Get...

How Jedi ruined Star Wars Galaxies

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Hope you're not tired of hearing about Star Wars Galaxies because Raph "Holocron" Koster's got SWG on the brain this week, and he's answering...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 9

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Justin and Bree discuss April Fools' Day, Neverwinter on Xbone, EverQuest II, SWG's NGE, Trove, Star Trek Online, WildStar, and RIFT, with mailbag questions on Guild Wars 2 leveling and the VR trend.
Way to go, Jedi grinders

Crowfall’s Walton says we should blame him for Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE

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Hey, NGE fans! Crowfall's Gordon Walton says that the day that will live in Star Wars: Galaxies infamy was his idea. Now, that's probably oversimplifying things just...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever rage-deleted an MMO character?

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During our insane streamathon on Friday, Massively OP's Jef confided in us that he ragequit Star Wars Galaxies after the NGE hit -- and worse, he deleted...

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