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: What skills should MMOs give players – but never do?

I was reading the patch notes for the latest update to my favorite Star Wars Galaxies emulator when this line just leaped...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 191: It’s looking a little patchy around here

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst Halloween event in the MMOverse?

No real salt from me today: I personally loved Star Wars Galaxies' Halloweeny Galactic Moon Festival, as ridiculous as it was, and as I...

Massively Overthinking: The sunsetted MMOs we never played

I've been thinking a lot about MMO sunsets lately, thanks to WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and even that ridiculous

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.

Whatever happened to Divergence Online, Tree of Life, and Eternal Crusade?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 188: Classic-flavored Lineage II

Tina, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Red Dead Online, Lineage II Classic, Secret World Legends, Bless Online, World of Warcraft, and LOTRO, with a mailbag discussion on feeling unwelcome in MMORPGs and a rundown on site bugs we've smooshed.

Star Wars Galaxies emulator Empire in Flames is launching its post-Endor PvP system

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my return to Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server, an NGE emulator...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG, living or dead, offers the all-time best crafting experience?

Over the last couple of weeks, when I was putting in sometimes 18-hour days working on the site, I didn't really have much time...

Hyperspace Beacon: What will we see on SWTOR’s ‘ancient Jedi world’?

Producer Keith Kanneg wrote, "[T]he next phase of the SWTOR storyline will kick off with a bang on the ancient Jedi world." Let's look at the clues that let us know exactly which Jedi world that is, why I am excited to see that world, and what we will likely see on that planet. I don't think I have to mention it at this point, but I will: Possible spoilers ahead, but only if I am right.

LOTRO Legendarium: A new Lord of the Rings MMO enters the One Ring

It's a tale as old as time: Whenever an MMO starts getting up there in years and starting to show signs of age, you...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 185: PAX West crud

Larry, Justin, and Bree talk PAX West, Elder Scrolls Online, Rend, Dauntless, Torchlight Frontiers, Blades, Neverwinter, Anthem, Star Citizen, Runes of Magic, Wizard101, FFXIV, PlanetSide 2, SWTOR, WoW, and Star Wars Galaxies, with a mailbag email on how MMOs can facilitate roleplaying.

The Daily Grind: What major blunders in MMORPG history should future devs study?

A week or so ago, Justin penned another entry in his long-running City of Heroes historical pieces, and down in the comments, a...

Working As Intended: Returning to Star Wars Galaxies – in 2018

If you've followed the Massively OP Podcast this summer or read any of my ramblings in Daily Grinds and WRUPs, you probably know that...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any strange MMORPG memory associations, and what are they?

I've been thinking about this topic for a few weeks, ever since MJ and I did a stream on the City of Heroes...

Check out the new trailer for Star Wars Galaxies’ Legends emulator

I've been trucking along in one of the dozens of Star Wars Galaxies emulators, Legends, for the better part of the summer thanks...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever feel addicted to MMOs or entrapped by compulsive gameplay mechanics?

MOP reader Alex recently wrote to us about the ongoing conversation sparked by WHO's controversial and not particularly well-supported "gaming disorder" classification, hoping...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 183: Battle for Battle for Azeroth

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss WoW Battle for Azeroth, Fallout 76, WildStar, NCsoft, Ashes of Creation, MMO Kickstarters, FFXIV, and SWG, with more haiku and mailbag entry on rating WoW for kids.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs are nearly different games with max settings or upgraded clients?

MOP reader Nibbana has a great question for The Daily Grind today. "So I just picked up Shadow in order to run my favorite...

Leaderboard: Must MMORPGs revolve around grouping to be MMORPGs?

It would be easy to dismiss Saga of Lucimia's pervasive "group-based or go home" ideas as mere rhetoric, but the reality is,...

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