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 OP Podcast Episode 320: Guild Wars 2 shakes and stirs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, EG7 and Daybreak, Soulworker's sunset, and the patch parade of PlanetSide 2, Wizard101, Fallout 76, SWTOR, and Dungeons and Dragons Online, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on perpetual content in MMOs and toxic positivity in the genre.

Happy Star Wars Day! SWG Legends has launched the Bespin expansion, SWG Restoration 3 will launch May 28

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If you're on social media, it's impossible to miss right now that May the Fourth is happening for Star Wars fans everywhere - and...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time you were super hyped for an MMO expansion?

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I have two different modes for getting MMO-expansion-hyped. The first, and more common, is when it's a big game for the genre, whether or...
Sure. Fine.

The MOP Up: Halo Infinite’s cross-platform pledge

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For those looking forward to Halo: Infinite's multiplayer shooty action, you should be pleased to hear that Microsoft has confirmed that the game will...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends previews City in the Clouds expansion features in new trailer

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There's definitely been plenty of telling (and a fair bit of showing) over the past few months from Star Wars Galaxies Legends as it...

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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 319: A sadness prison for addicts

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Justin and Bree discuss Destiny 2's tmog, Elite Dangerous Odyssey, PSO2's New Genesis, RuneScape and Albion on mobile, and Jeff Kaplan's farewell, with adventures in Guild Wars, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag discussion on Blizzard's downfall and future.

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...

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 318: Middle-earth no more

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Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO's cancelation, LOTRO's Bilbo patch, FFXIV's 5.5, and SWG Legends' Bespin expansion, with adventures in WoW Classic, Guild Wars 2, Albion Online, and Cozy Grove, plus mailbag topics on ugly duckling MMOs, reconciling immersion, and superhero MMOs.

Star Wars Galaxies Legends finally puts a date on the City in the Clouds expansion: May the fourth

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Rogue server Star Wars Galaxies Legends has been teasing its Bespin expansion, called City in the Clouds, for literally years now. It was supposed...

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...

The Daily Grind: What was the last thing you built in an MMO?

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MMO builders, this Daily Grind is for you. And I don't mean people who build MMOs; I mean people who build in MMOs. And...

Massively Overthinking: The 2021 MMORPG outlook is good, actually

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Early this week, I saw a mainstream gaming headline in my feeds about how we should all just give up on 2021 since it's...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...
So here's the deal.

The Daily Grind: What cancelled MMOs deserve a rogue server?

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As a historian, game preservationist, and general MMORPG geek, it does my heart good to see players do their best to restore and operate...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends teases Bespin creatures coming in the City in the Clouds expansion

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If you're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bespin in the Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server, you're going to want to peek into...
Small steps.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 315: The Wrath Baby strikes back

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Justin, Bree, Chris, and Tyler discuss Magic Legends' soft launch, World of Warcraft's price hikes, WoW Burning Crusade's beta, Elite Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, Raph Koster's virtual world manifesto, and Monster Hunter Rise's launch, with mailbag topics on when subs aren't worth it and why MMO currencies are just the worst.

The MOP Up: Red Dead Online is off to the races

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Whether you head off to the horse races or play in a posse in Red Dead Online, you're going to get extra rewards for...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster posts a manifesto on the future of MMOs

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Believe us, we here at Massively OP are dying to know all of the details about the online game project that Raph Koster and...

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