Star Wars Galaxies has officially closed its servers and is no longer available to play, making way for Star Wars: The Old Republic which launches on December 20th.
Star Wars Galaxies ends Decembers the 15th, 2011, but how it ends will be up to players. If you'd like a chance to beat an MMO game, make sure to sub before September 15th, so that you'll be able to participate in the end.
Sony has announced that it will be closing the doors for the last time on Star Wars Galaxies come this December.
Sony Online Entertainment is also offering eligible former players the opportunity to come back to Star Wars Galaxies for free!
SOE alerts past and present Star Wars Galaxies players to news of server closures.
The game is introducing a new player created quest content addition to the game. The new addition will allow players to create their own content and distribute quests/missions on a holocron via the Bazzar or vendors!
Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts are celebrating the fifth anniversary for Star Wars Galaxies by announcing the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game. First release is named Champions of the Force and it’s scheduled to be released late this summer. Several months of in-game events will follow as well.
Subscribers of Star Wars Galaxies is...
Chapter 10 for Star Wars Galaxies is now live. There's quite a few highlights:
A new theme park with quests beginning at level 55, an improved community search system, group pickup points, and changes to Mustafar instances.
Improved Community Search
Group Pickup Points
Jedi Force Drain was nerfed
New title for Order 66 collection
Star Wars Galaxies Game Update 4 went live very recently and the patch notes contain numerous of interesting changes.
Game Update 4
Publish Notes, May 27, 2008
Commando, officer, and smuggler profession and expertise updates; new stackable damage over time effects; addition of a particle slider and other UI improvements....
SOE recently published an interesting overview of the Jedi expertise paths in Star Wars Galaxies. Information about the light and dark sides of the force are covered and it's a quite interesting read.
The expertise system gives Jedi a choice of the path they wish to follow in the universe of Star Wars Galaxies. Choose a side and your role as...
Christine "TrandoshYar" Chugon is working as an artist at SOE for Star Wars Galaxies. She's responsible for creating The Tomb of Exar Kun -- an heroic encounter dungeon. You can read how the dungeon was made and what had to be done to make it reality.
This particular dungeon started out as a pencil sketch given to me by Travis "Shadowbrak"...
Another team profile (interview) have been published on the official Star Wars Galaxies website. Usually developers are the one that get most of the glory in interviews such as these. This time it's different. Smith "Elias" Getterman works at SOE as a Community Relations Representative.
What is your real name? Smith "Elias" Getterman.
The team behind Star Wars Galaxies recently posted a preview of some collections that will be made available in SWG with Chapter nine (9).
Read more here.
Last Thursday (13th March) Game Update #2 was pushed live to Star Wars Galaxies.
Added the 57 month veteran rewards: the homing beacon and three new permanent storyteller tokens. When placed in a structure you own, the homing beacon will allow you to land near your house from the space station above your home.
You can also...
If you've played Star Wars Galaxies for 57 months or longer you will be given the Homing Beacon which is a new veteran reward.
Citizens who have been part of Star Wars Galaxies for 57 months will receive a great reward for their loyalty this month as we introduce the homing beacon. Need to avoid Imperial entanglements at the starport? Have to...
Sony Online Entertainment has published the patch notes for their MMO Star Wars Galaxies.
Star Destroyer Heroic Encounter:
Players should be less likely to be dropped to Corellia when attempting to enter the rogue Star Destroyer from a multi-player ship.
Players will now be confined to the Blackguard cloning room while an event is in...
Over at the official Star Wars Galaxies website there's a new Team Profile posted. This time it features the Lead Artist of SWG. Allexis Allen.
What is your real name?
Alexis Allen, but please call me Alex.
What is your official title/position?
I'm the Lead Artist on Star Wars Galaxies.
How long have you been working on Star Wars Galaxies?...
A developer of Star Wars Galaxies just made an entry in their developer diary about the animation system used in SWG.
Hey all, Matt "AdeptStrain" Boudreaux here. I'm one of the programmers for Star Wars Galaxies. This dev diary covers our animation system that we use to create and play all those great moves you see in game.
Before I was a...
Today's Galactic Showcase takes a look at Serenity, a player-created home - designed by Whitecoat - for relaxation, meditation, and art appreciation. For those of you not aware, players are able to build their own homes within the world and decorate them however they like. This is one of many examples of this, and the SWG team is taking an...
Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, June 12th, SWG will be taking all U.S. and European galaxies down for maintenance and a live update.
4:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles) / 6:00 AM CDT (Austin) / 7:00 AM EDT (New York)
12:00 PM GMT (London) / 1:00 PM CET (Berlin) / 8:00 PM (Tokyo)
Table of Contents
1 Planetary Survey Droids:
2 House Packup:
June 5, 2007 is Structure Demolition Day on all planets in Star Wars Galaxies. Tired of the Rebel Alliance using abandoned structures as bases and safe houses, the Empire is instituting a galaxy-wide effort to remove deserted buildings.
Structure Demolition Day is Coming!
Demolition begins on June 5 and lasts until Darth Vader's calculated plan...
On Thursday, May 24th at 4:00 AM PDT all U.S. and European galaxies will be taken down for server maintenance and a live update.
When the update is complete, all galaxies will be live but unavailable while we complete final testing. All galaxies will be made available after that time.
4:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles) / 6:00 AM CDT (Austin) / 7:00 AM EDT...
The publish notes for the next Star Wars Galaxies update, titled "Masters of the Wild" are available on the SWGPlayers website.
Two of the new features being added in this update are Storytellers, and the Beast Master Expertise.
But that's not all that's being added; the list is fairly lengthy, both in new features, updates, and bug fixes - so...
This year's Star Wars Anniversary Bash - celebrating 30 years of Star Wars - kicks off on May 23rd. But that's not all, this bash also celebrates the 4th anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies, so there will be many in-game events taking place to kick off these special occasions.
Table of Contents
1 Nym's Anniversary Bash
2 Star Wars Anniversary...
Check out the TheForce.net's latest podcast which features Chris Albrecht from Atomfilms! He talks all about the Star Wars Movie Challenge, Atomfilm's relationship with Lucas Arts and much more. You can go here to download the podcast.
Don't forget that April 30th is the submission deadline for the Official Star Wars Movie Challenge! Get those...
Beast Master Expertise is an exciting new feature coming to Star Wars Galaxies in Chapter 6. These are new creature-centric abilities available to all players, regardless of profession or level, through a third expertise tree.
Choosing these new expertise abilities will open up brand new game play features that include several phases of creature...
The Star Wars Galaxies teams from SOE and LucasArts will be at the upcoming Star Wars: Celebration IV event and want to hear from YOU. Join them for a Star Wars Galaxies Community Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, May 26th and get a complimentary one-day pass to Star Wars: Celebration IV for the day, an exclusive in-game...
Sony has just relesed their weekly SWG Podcast. You may listen to the podcast by clicking here, and mail feedback to Brenlo by sending a mail to email@example.com
The official SWG website has updated it's guides section, and it is with great pleasure that we bring this news forth to you as seen below!
The Way of the Warrior
A Guide to becoming a Mandalorian Soldier
They were the warriors of legend. Driven by the thrill of battle and the honor of victory, the Mandalorians carved an empire...
SOE has once again updated the official Star Wars Galaxies fan art gallery. Regardless of what you might feel/think of the game, you have to admit that there are some pretty talented artists out there spending their time on playing MMOs.
Discuss these pieces of fan art below!
What is your real name:[[br]]
Timothy Vick (Lead-GM Maener)
What is your official title/position:[[br]]
Lead Game Master
How long have you been working on SWG:[[br]]
Since Beta 2
What profession do you like to play in SWG:[[br]]
I like to play a Bounty Hunter. I enjoy the PvP aspects of the game and the challenges that a few skilled Jedi on my...
Here are my picks for the week... Enjoy!
Lonavalamari put up this thread with some great screen shots from their Green Day event.
DarkaGolloum found this hilarious link to the Admiral Ackbar Potato.
Rahoih's RedMoon Temple made it into GarVa's Galactic Home Show.
If you have never played GarVa's Puzzler game, you definitely should give it a...
Dev Diary: Beast Mastery Expertise
Hi everyone, I'm Mark Halash (SWG-Tunso on the boards) and I am a game designer on Star Wars Galaxies. Over the last year I've been primarily working on the expertise system and I'm also responsible for designing the bounty hunter, officer and medic expertise trees. For Chapter 5, I added the Build-a-Buff...
Profession Expertise System Rollout Complete: The final two iconic professions, traders and entertainers, are the beneficiaries of all new skills and abilities in Chapter 5, allowing them to fully customize their characters and carve out their own place in the galaxy. Players will be able to earn up to 45 expertise points as their...
We have another sneak preview of some of the great things coming your way in Chapter 5: Holo-bands!
Holo-bands give entertainers a new way to have fun in the game by spawning their own band members. With this entertainer expertise ability, dancers can choreograph new dance routines using their holographic dance group and musicians can create a...
Thomas Blair: We have always strived to offer a different style of game-play for those players who didn’t want to go around killing...
When the update is complete, all galaxies will be live but unavailable while we complete final testing. All galaxies will be made available...
Some folks have been following along with my questions and comments about the Trader expertise. A little of this information may not be new to you. Most of this information about the Trader Expertise has not been discussed, though. So, in today's Comlink, I will give you information on the expertise charts for the...
When the update is complete, all galaxies will be live but unavailable while we complete final testing. All galaxies will be...