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

The Daily Grind: Do you vote in MMO player elections?

This week I spent a bit of time perusing the Star Wars Galaxies Legends Discord, where candidates for the player Senate are making...

The Daily Grind: What’s a neat MMO mechanic that nobody’s trying anymore?

A few weeks back, I was thinking about classic Star Wars Galaxies and the game's training system. While you could gain experience by...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 233: What WoW Classic slouches toward Bethlehem?

Justin and Bree discuss WoW and WoW Classic, LOTRO, Square Enix, Aion, DCUO, and Legends of Aria, with adventures in Chronicles of Spellborn, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on newbie onboarding and MMO end-of-life strategy.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 232: Girl Dwarves rock our world

Justin and Bree discuss WoW, LOTRO, DDO, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Skyforge, City of Heroes, SWG Legends, and Marvel Heroes.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best farming and gardening experience?

Not gonna lie, I really like farming in MMOs. No, not the grindy kind of farming, just the actual process of farming crops on...

Legends of Aria’s new bard and vitality regen system sounds an awful lot like Star Wars Galaxies’

Let me just put it out there: Bards are the best class archetype in all of RPGs, let alone just MMOs, which is why...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 231: EverQuest and Secret World prognostications

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, Pagan Online, EverQuest 3, Guild Wars 2, and Worlds Adrift, with adventures in WoW, SWG, and Villagers & Heroes, plus mailbag topics on The Secret World and MMO fashion.

The Daily Grind: Has there ever been MMO loot you desperately wanted but never got?

Throughout the course of my MMO play, I've found that some loot I've craved is simply never meant to be. Sometimes it's an expensive...

Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...
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The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...

The Stream Team: Celebrating the would-be 16th anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies

When a game has an impact like Star Wars Galaxies did, you celebrate its anniversary. Today, SWG would have turned 16. Luckily, Massively OP's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 226: On the cusp of FFXIV’s Shadowbringers

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, WoW Rise of Azshara, SWTOR, Camelot Unchained, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on XIV's endgame.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most satisfying ‘massively’ content?

A while back, I saw a great thread on the MMORPG subreddit about "massive team PvP." The writer was looking specifically for games...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends is working on Felucia – a new planet with new houses, player cities, and space zone

The upcoming addition of true Bespin content to Star Wars Galaxies rogue servers like the NGE-based SWG Legends has been a big...

The Daily Grind: Do you care whether MMORPGs have seasons and diurnal cycles?

In a recent One Shots, MOP's Justin asked readers to offer up their screenshots of MMOs with diurnal cycles - that is, games...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server brings back Empire Day and Remembrance Day events

Fourth of July celebrations in MMOs are always a curious event in games with broad global reach, which is possibly why so many skip...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best systems for helping newbies?

A while back I saw a deeply underrated post on the MMORPG subreddit about mentoring systems. I don't mean the kind of systems...

New Star Wars Galaxies rogue server Sunrunner 2 blends pre-NGE and post-NGE content

So here's the thing about Star Wars Galaxies: The people who tell you NGE stunk are right. When it launched in 2005, it...