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 246: When rock bands play MMORPGs

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard and Square's financials, WoW, LOTRO, Pearl Abyss, EverQuest II, AQ3D, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, and mailbag topics on optional subs and Blizzard's lessons.
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The Daily Grind: What’s the longest break you’ve ever taken from MMOs – and why?

A while back, MMO blogger and fellow SWG Legends player Napyet posted a video about a sudden burst of burnout he was feeling...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 244: An Onslaught of news

Justin and Bree discuss Onslaught aka SWTOR's first expansion in three (!) years, Fallout 76's latest kerfuffle, the return of Kritika Online, ArcheAge's ArchePass confusion and rework, DDO's mounts, BlizzCon, and Halloween, with a mailbag topic on MMO toxicity.

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will reward social gameplay, not just hack-n-slash

Since announcing he is building a new MMORPG with the apparently respectably funded new Playcraft studio, Raph Koster has been doing a long...

MMO Business Roundup: Ubisoft’s stock drop, Skull & Bones’ delay, Google games

Welcome back to another depressing super fun roundup of business news from the MMO industry and adjacent climes. Ubisoft We don't cover a lot of...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ Halloween events add fresh content to the rogue server

Even the rogue servers of the MMO world celebrate Halloween. Case in point: Star Wars Galaxies Legends, one of the SWG community's larger...

SWG Legends teases new dances, flourishes, guild halls, houses, and Halloween

The SWG Legends rogue server of Star Wars Galaxies is ramping up for its October update, and what better way to show...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will be more than ‘just hack and slashing your way through levels’

Yesterday, we reported on something pretty thrilling for long-time MMORPG fans: Raph Koster, one of the brains behind classic MMORPG sandboxes Ultima Online...

Raph Koster is making a new MMO and just raised $2.7M in seed funding to do it

So, who wants a new and well-funded MMORPG from the guy who literally wrote the book on virtual worlds? I knew you would. Raph...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 240: Hypergank!

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, Zenith, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, with mailbag entries on true MMO difficulty and cyberpunk MMOs.

Preview: Dual Universe demos alpha 2’s player economy, solar system, and space stations

You know that feeling when you follow a game's development and it just keeps getting better and better? I don't mean the promises of...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

A couple of weeks ago, MMO developer Mark Kern tweeted a controversial claim about how challenge and interactivity is the point of games...

Star Wars Galaxies’ Legends rogue server plans PvP flashpoints and fresh ground/space content

Star Wars Galaxies fans know that the rogue server SWG Legends has been teasing new locales, Bespin and Felucia, for a...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever collected in an MMO?

Back when original-flavor Star Wars Galaxies was alive, I had a bit of an obsession with Ubese shirts. Essentially, they were sleeveless undershirts...

Space content for SWGemu is still up in the air as devs say a wipe and launch are still ‘a long ways off’

If you've followed the long-running original-flavor Star Wars Galaxies emu community for any length of time, you are surely aware of the emulator...

Massively Uplifting: LOTRO community events, appreciative FFXIV fans, and making gaming accessible

Just because it's the hottest month of the year doesn't mean we don't want to bury ourselves in warm fuzzies! Positivity is always...

The Daily Grind: What was the last MMO that you regretted quitting?

Last spring, I made a hard call: I finally decided that I wasn't playing Ultima Online enough to justify a sub. That's not...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 235: The one about WoW Classic

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Legends of Aria, LOTRO, Black Desert, Astellia Online, Elite Dangerous, and EverQuest II, with mailbag topics on progression servers and stream etiquette.