star wars galaxies

Official Site: Star Wars Galaxies
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: June 26, 2003
Sunset Date: December 15, 2011
Genre: Sci-Fi Sandbox
Business Model: Subscription
Platform: PC

Massively Overthinking: How long should it take MMO players to get to ‘endgame’?

With Throne & Liberty's latest global underway, I want to point back to something Amazon said about the test for our Massively Overthinking discussion...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends teases ships, city structures, and Jedi Themepark Part 2

Star Wars Galaxies rogue server SWG Legends has dropped its spring newsletter, with a few teases about the future of the game - in...

The Daily Grind: What percent of your MMO gaming should be combat?

MMO combat is fun. It is. I love trying out combat skills, grouping with friends to take down bosses, and hearing the sound of...

The Daily Grind: Do you play different MMORPGs for different content types?

A while back on the MOP Podcast, I was waxing on about housing and crafting and player cities in SWG Legends, when Justin asked...

Working As Intended: The top 10 hot tubs in MMORPGs

It's been a running joke for a few years that I always put hot tubs in my MMO houses whenever possible, and once that...
City again.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that experienced a surprising comeback

It's hard to pass up a really good comeback story. We love it when a beloved something or someone is counted down and out......

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.

Playable World’s Raph Koster refutes claim that his book Theory of Fun espouses a regressive agenda

Reading comprehension is an important skill that one could argue is being lost to the flood of hot takes and those who absorb only...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most polarizing topic in your favorite MMORPG?

I was playing Lord of the Rings Online last weekend when my server naturally veered off into one of its favorite discussions: whether Moria...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most-used consumable in MMORPGs?

I've been thinking a lot of about economy problems lately - economy problems in MMORPGs, that is. It's a confluence of discussions, really: my...

Perfect Ten: MMOs with live-action media tie-ins

Every so often I think to myself that a video game should get some kind of media adaptation before I come to my senses....

Star Wars Galaxies Restoration rogue server is working on new races and the planet of Nar Shaddaa

One of the best parts of the Star Wars Galaxies MMORPG fandom is that we have so very many rogue servers to choose from,...

One Shots: Murderhobo and the Moon

Do you ever wonder what the last thing you'll ever see in this world before you bite the big one? I just hope it's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 461: Dune Awakening rises from its slumber

Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained, Final Stand Ragnarok, WoW Cataclysm Classic, Dune Awakening, New World, and Albion Online, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on BitCraft and our thoughts on the merits of early access.

The Daily Grind: What’s your current backup MMORPG?

I'm really enjoying what I'm considering my second wind in MMORPGs, fam. I had a rough spot in the mid-teens after the original Star...

Working As Intended: Cloud City apartments and player cities on Star Wars Galaxies Legends

It's been a while since I did a deep-dive into Star Wars Galaxies Legends, the rogue server that's been one of my main MMORPG...

Hey game devs, stop namedropping Star Wars Galaxies and make a spiritual successor

If you're an MMORPG gamer who watches the mainstream gaming space, you probably know that most gaming sites take any opportunity they can get...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends turns eight years old with badges, paintings, and a history lesson

It's hard for me to believe that Star Wars Galaxies rogue server SWG Legends is officially eight years old this week, but it's true,...
Sit the eff down.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 459: A Gigantic return

Justin and Bree discuss Nightingale's launch, Gigantic's return, Guild Wars 2's Realm of Dreams, and Last Epoch's launch, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on Wagadu Chronicles and TTRPG-MMO crossovers.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever gone a long period without playing MMORPGs?

I was thinking about this topic a few weeks ago when chatting with MOP's Eliot about some of our formative experiences in the genre....