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 307: Blackwood barges into town

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood, Fallout 76, Star Trek Online, Magic Legends, the GameStop stock thing, and Amazon Game Studios' mess, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on questing vs. grinding.
Well, I guess.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

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Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.

Global Chat: Revisiting all of SOE’s game history

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I'm always a sucker for a good timeline, which is why I perked up at seeing Wilhelm at Ancient Gaming Noob trace out the...

The Repopulation’s latest alpha patch touches on inventory and optimization

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It seems strange now, but five or six years ago, The Repopulation was a much-wanted Kickstarted MMORPG, with visual and design roots in sandboxes...
Theoretically there's a non-jerk version of this out there, but...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 304: League of MMORPGs

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Justin and Bree discuss Riot's new MMO, RuneScape, Neverwinter, Crowfall, and Path of Exile, with adventures in Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft, Torchlight II, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on losing hype and legal complexity in MMOs.

The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

Let’s celebrate the history of the dance emote from EverQuest to Fortnite

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"Slow day at the office, eh MOP?" Yes. Mercifully. I am very tired and working for a casino during New Year's Eve weekend is...

‘I saw a City in the Clouds!’: Previewing Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ Bespin expansion

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There are very few MMORPGs that can plausibly compel me to sit down and log in the weekend of a big real-life move, seeing...

Global Chat: Checking out EverQuest II’s Reign of Shadows

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Haven't had time to check out EverQuest II's latest expansion yet? Telwyn from GamingSF has you covered with some first impressions of Reign of...

The best Massively OP community leaderboard polls, 2020 edition

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We didn't do quite as many Leaderboard polls this year as in previous years, largely because... well, we've already asked a lot of the...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ annual tribute event for Carrie Fisher begins tonight

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This coming Sunday, December 27th, will be the four-year anniversary of actress Carrie Fisher's passing, and players of the Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Crafting

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Crafting, which was awarded jointly to Final Fantasy XIV and EverQuest...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2020

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Earlier this week, we named our biggest MMO story of the year and gave it an award, though we imagine it's hard for a...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Player Housing

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Player Housing, which was awarded to The Elder Scrolls Online last...

The Daily Grind: Are you playing the same MMO at the end of 2020 that you were in January?

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I always find it interesting to look back over the gaming journey that I took during the year. If I rewind the calendar all...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends will launch Bespin as the City in the Clouds expansion in early 2021

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Star Wars Galaxies rogue server Star Wars Galaxies Legends has some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that it's put...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2020?

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Fun fact: We came up with "rogue server" last year in an attempt to disambiguate the word "emulator" and remove some of the whitewash...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Winter holiday events in Runes of Magic, AQ3D, Blades, SWGemu, Destiny 2, Champions Online

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While our big winter holiday MMO roundup event isn't coming out until next week, the snowflakes are piling up around us anyway and we've...

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