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: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...

Travel to Bespin in one Star Wars Galaxies emulator… eventually

One of the things I always wish SOE had done more of with Star Wars Galaxies was add planets. Yes, it added Kashyyyk...

Hyperspace Beacon: The tale of Ood Bnar and his place in SWTOR

If you've not watched the "Choose My Alignment" livestreams that MJ and I have been doing over the last couple of years, then you've...

Perfect Ten: Hit franchises that were almost made into MMORPGs

For my money, there are few more tantalizing and agonizing thoughts than the great "What Ifs?" of the MMO genre. What if one title...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?

Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 206: This is our Anthem

Justin and Bree discuss MMO character creation systems, the Anthem demo mess, Ragnarok 2's abrupt development end, WoW's new raid, Daybreak's EverQuest franchise plans, Last Oasis, and Fallout 76, with mailbag questions on needlessly complicated MMOs and subs for maintenance mode games.

One Shots: Party on, Garth!

What makes for a really smashing party in an MMO? You can throw all of the prizes, pretend food, and decorations at the wall,...

Massively Overthinking: Why aren’t you playing the MMO most like your favorite sunsetted game?

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from reader Smuggler-in-a-YT. "Star Wars Galaxies had its problems, but the sense of community, purpose, and...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 205: Dragons and other MMO rarities

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr, Breach, Nexon, ArcheAge, Pantheon, FFXIV, SWG Legends, CrossCode, and the harms of early access.

Tamriel Infinium: Examining the features (and hype!) of Elder Scrolls Online’s Season of the Dragon

I have mixed feelings about dragons coming to Elder Scrolls Online. Originally, we knew that we would not see them because they were...

Project Horseshoe’s design papers confirm decades of MMORPG lessons

Not everyone involved in game design is trying to squeeze every last penny out of you. Yes, a lot of them are, but many...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.

The Daily Grind: What dead MMO needs more coverage?

One of the humorous awards we've given out in the past - but didn't in 2018 - was our award for the dead game...

What Destiny 2 could’ve learned about community puzzle gating… from Star Wars Galaxies

Say you're the developer of an online shooter, but you really want to add something that challenges the players in a world where they...

Co-op ARPG Breach hits early access January 17, with packages live now

Co-op ARPG Breach was meant to hit early access before the end of 2018, and as it turns out, it'll be only a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 203: New year, same old loot

Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris team up for an end-of-the-year roundtable to recap our massive annual awards rollout, our holiday gaming fun, and the Atlas launch.
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Vague Patch Notes: The complexity of classic preservation for MMOs

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...

Star Wars Galaxies emulator plans Carrie Fisher tribute event on December 27

When Carrie Fisher died two years ago this month, I actually sat in my car and cried. This is not something I normally do,...

The best Massively OP streams of 2018

Massively OP's long-running Stream Team, unquestionably captained by MJ and her sidekicks Larry and Andrew, got a welcome surprise this year: Our newest writer,...

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