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LucasArts / SOE Austin
MMORPG | Genre:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/23/03)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$19.95 | Pay Type:Subscription
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Star Wars Galaxies Features

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  • Ten Most Voted Female Characters in MMOs and RPGs

    A few months ago, we had an exciting MMO Super Women discussion about what essential elements create memorable female protagonists. We asked you to name the women characters from MMOs that made an impression on you. As a result, we compiled your votes into the following ten MMOs and RPGs. Enjoy, and be sure to add any additional female favorite heroes in the comments below!

    Posted on 07/08/2014 by Genese Davis
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More Recent Features

  • Twelve Famous Player-Driven MMORPG Moments

    MMOs offer a unique community where friends create a bond and a history. As players invest in communal gameplay they foster social relationships that drive these shared experiences. Moments of this nature continue beyond the game, because of the impact we have on each other. Which of the following events did you take part in, or do you remember? Check out the following list of famous player-driven moments.

    Posted on 04/30/2014 by Genese Davis
  • When Change Comes Knocking

    Change is never an easy thing to take though it is a frequent visitor to the MMO space. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at change and how the communities of the games in question have reacted. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Posted on 11/08/2013 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • Getting the Stars to Realign

    One of the things that profoundly affects any community is the closure of a game to which its been devoted. In a new column today, we take a look at what "losing" a game means in the bigger picture. Check it out before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 03/04/2013 by Christina Gonzalez
  • Dynamic Events

    In today's column by Matt Miller, we take a look at Dynamic Events and how nice it would be to see the return of these types of in-game events being run by actual human beings rather than simply scripted. Check out Matt's ideas and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 02/05/2013 by Matthew Miller
  • Two ‘Failures’ and the Sandbox Revival

    Could the sandbox sub-genre of MMOs be set for a revival of sorts? How did the relative failures of both Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars: The Old Republic play into the state of the sandbox MMO? We discuss it all in this week's column.

    Posted on 08/08/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • 5 Ways MMOs Will Survive

    MMOs these days are having a hard time...some of them anyway. Studios are closing. Developers are being laid off. The news seems all gloom and doom. We think, however, that there are ways that the MMO-niverse will keep on keepin' on. See what we think in our latest edition of The List.

    Posted on 05/28/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • Story of the Week: Star Wars Comes and Goes

    The Story of the Week is all Star Wars, as The Old Republic opens its doors and Galaxies shuts its own. Read on for our brief thoughts and feel free to chime in with your own.

    Posted on 12/17/2011 by William Murphy
  • Farewell to SWG

    Star Wars Galaxies will be closing its doors for good in December 2011. In today's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley bids adieu to SWG, a game that was one of her "defining games". Read Isabelle's thoughts about the final days of Star Wars Galaxies and her memories of the glory days. Add a comment or two of your own in the comments.

    Posted on 09/23/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • Story of the Week: Star Wars Makes Some Moves

    The Story of the Week may be a no-brainer, but that doesn't stop Bill Murphy from chatting about it and recapping the events. Star Wars: The Old Republic has its pre-order all lined up and ready for fanatical consumption, and it's definitely generating some buzz.

    Posted on 07/23/2011 by William Murphy

Editorial

Previews

Interviews

  • When Change Comes Knocking

    Change is never an easy thing to take though it is a frequent visitor to the MMO space. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at change and how the communities of the games in question have reacted. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Posted on 11/08/2013 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • Galactic Civil War Interview

    MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller recently asked a few questions of Star Wars Galaxies producer Tony Tyson about the Galactic Civil War and what it means for players.

    Posted on 01/29/2010 by Garrett Fuller
  • User Created Content Interview

    Star Wars Galaxies is introducing the Chronicles system into their game that will allow players to create their own content in the iconic universe. MMORPG.com's Chris Higgins had the opportunity to ask a few questions of SWG Producer, Tony Tyson.

    Posted on 10/16/2009 by Garrett Fuller
  • Phantom Squadron and the Future of Jump to Lightspeed

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Jef Reahard writes this interview with the commander of the Phantom Squadron in SOE's Star Wars Galaxies, a group dedicated to making the Y-Wing a viable and dangerous PvP craft.

    Posted on 10/23/2008 by Jef Reahard
  • SWG Trading Card Game Demo

    While at GenCon, we had the opportunity to talk to Game Designer Chuck Kallenbach about the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, where he gives us details on the game and shows us how the game is played.

    Posted on 08/27/2008 by Keith Cross
  • AGC: Breakfast with SOE

    We ate breakfast with four people from SOE and learned about each of their titles.

    Posted on 09/13/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Chris Kramer, Senior Director of Corporate Comm.

    Chris Kramer is the head of SOE's public relations and corporate communications, we recently caught up with him.

    Posted on 08/18/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Interview with Casey Keefe

    As things settle down at LucasArts/SOE, we catch up with Casey Keefe for an update on Star Wars Galaxies.

    Posted on 02/21/2006 by Dana Massey
  • NGE Interview with Casey Keefe

    In addition to our editorial and review, we have a brief interview with Community and Press Relations Manager Casey Keefe.

    Posted on 11/23/2005 by Dana Massey
  • Interview with Julio Torres

    Julio Torres is the Producer of Star Wars Galaxies. Today he answers some of our questions on the game and its future.

    Posted on 10/27/2005 by Jon Wood
  • Dev Profile: Tim Temmerman

    In this first of many upcoming Q&As from around the industry, we profile Tim Temmerman, the QA Lead for LucasArts on Star Wars Galaxies.

    Posted on 07/11/2005 by Dana Massey
  • Combat Upgrade Q&A

    The recent "Combat Upgrade" introduced to Star Wars Galaxies has many players upset. We decided to address many of the issues with the update by going directly to the source and asking Julio Torres - the SWG Producer at LucasArts.

    Posted on 05/03/2005 by Dana Massey
  • Interview With Dallas Dickinson, SOE Producer

    Reed Hubbard asks Dallas Dickinson a few questions about the upcoming expansion "Rage of the Wookiees" for Star Wars Galaxies.

    Posted on 04/05/2005 by Reed Hubbard
  • Jump To Lightspeed Interview

    Richard Duffek gets a chance to talk with Julio Torres, the Associate Producer and Kurt Stangl, the Community Manager at SOE.

    Posted on 11/08/2004 by Richard Cox

Dev Journals

General Article

  • The Way Back Machine - Licensed MMOs

    This week on The Way Back Machine, MMORPG.com's own writer Drew Wood takes a look back on Victor Wachter's article about the state of Licensed MMOs from December 1st, 2009.

    Posted on 02/12/2011 by Drew Wood
  • Collections of Note

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent RJ hubbard writes this interesting piece on various collections found in SOE's Star Wars Galaxies.

    Posted on 12/10/2008 by RJ Hubbard
  • Hoth Hubbub

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Brian Turner writes this look at the recent addition of the ice planet Hoth to SOE's Star Wars Galaxies.

    Posted on 12/08/2008 by Brian Turner
  • Tips for Returning Players

    Our new Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent writes this short article giving a few play tips for players who may have left the game and are planning a return.

    Posted on 11/17/2008 by RJ Hubbard
  • The First Rule of Star Wars Galaxies PvP

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Jef Reahard writes this article discussiong the lack of attention that the PvP system in SOE's Star Wars Galaxies has received and why PvP should have been an integral part of the game.

    Posted on 09/02/2008 by Jef Reahard
  • Correspondent - Does Crafting Matter?

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Jef Reahard writes this article on crafting and the recent crafting changes that have come with Update 5.

    Posted on 08/06/2008 by Jef Reahard

Progress Reports

  • E3 Look Forward

    Jon Wood spoke to a developer behind this controversial game.

    Posted on 05/13/2006 by Jon Wood
  • Progress Report

    We talk to the development team about the Combat Upgrade and Rage of the Wookiees. How did they do? What impact did it have on the bottom line?

    Posted on 06/01/2005 by Dana Massey

Awards

  • 2010 Awards: Game of the Year

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we feature the 2010 Game of the Year.

    Posted on 01/14/2011 by Jon Wood

Column

  • Twelve Famous Player-Driven MMORPG Moments

    MMOs offer a unique community where friends create a bond and a history. As players invest in communal gameplay they foster social relationships that drive these shared experiences. Moments of this nature continue beyond the game, because of the impact we have on each other. Which of the following events did you take part in, or do you remember? Check out the following list of famous player-driven moments.

    Posted on 04/30/2014 by Genese Davis
  • Getting the Stars to Realign

    One of the things that profoundly affects any community is the closure of a game to which its been devoted. In a new column today, we take a look at what "losing" a game means in the bigger picture. Check it out before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 03/04/2013 by Christina Gonzalez
  • Dynamic Events

    In today's column by Matt Miller, we take a look at Dynamic Events and how nice it would be to see the return of these types of in-game events being run by actual human beings rather than simply scripted. Check out Matt's ideas and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 02/05/2013 by Matthew Miller
  • Two ‘Failures’ and the Sandbox Revival

    Could the sandbox sub-genre of MMOs be set for a revival of sorts? How did the relative failures of both Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars: The Old Republic play into the state of the sandbox MMO? We discuss it all in this week's column.

    Posted on 08/08/2012 by Michael Bitton
  • 5 Ways MMOs Will Survive

    MMOs these days are having a hard time...some of them anyway. Studios are closing. Developers are being laid off. The news seems all gloom and doom. We think, however, that there are ways that the MMO-niverse will keep on keepin' on. See what we think in our latest edition of The List.

    Posted on 05/28/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • Farewell to SWG

    Star Wars Galaxies will be closing its doors for good in December 2011. In today's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley bids adieu to SWG, a game that was one of her "defining games". Read Isabelle's thoughts about the final days of Star Wars Galaxies and her memories of the glory days. Add a comment or two of your own in the comments.

    Posted on 09/23/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • Me and My MMOs

    In today's Player Perspectives column, readers get a rare inside look at the MMOs that have shaped those perspectives for MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley. They've winked and snuggled and finally drawn her into their ever-lovin' arms. Read on to see which MMOs have captured Iz's attention and heart over the years and then let us know what you think!

    Posted on 06/03/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • Bring Your Own Sand

    One of the perennial arguments amongst MMO gamers is the one that centers around Theme Park vs Sandbox games. Proponents of one or the other draw battle lines and argue vehemently that "theirs is the best type" of MMO. In today's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley takes a look at these two MMO types. She's got a lot to say about them so be sure to check out her article. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 02/25/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • Top Crafting Systems

    Crafting is a make it or break it proposition for many MMO players. A good crafting system can keep a player involved for years. A bad one can chase them out very quickly. In The List this week, MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at several MMOs that he thinks set the standard for all that's right in crafting. Check it out and then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.

    Posted on 02/02/2011 by William Murphy
  • The Quiz: Bill Murphy Edition

    No, it's not a quiz about Bill Murphy but it is based on his latest list of the worst MMO launches in recent memory. MMORPG.com's Drew Wood took inspiration from The List and created questions for each of the games mentioned plus a few extras. See how you do in The Quiz: Bill Murphy Edition and let us know in the comments below.

    Posted on 01/05/2011 by Drew Wood
  • The Worst MMORPG Launches

    The launch of an MMO is arguably one of the most important facets in a game's long term success or failure as most players will not hang around a buggy game. In The List this week, MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy takes a look at the five worst MMO launches thus far in the history of MMOs. Check it out and add any you think are missing in the comments below.

    Posted on 01/04/2011 by William Murphy
  • The Quiz: MMO Holiday Edition

    In The Quiz this week, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood takes a break from the eggnog to post up the Holiday Edition. Put on your Santa hats and get cracking with The Quiz: MMO Holiday Edition. Let us know how you did in the comments below!

    Posted on 12/22/2010 by Drew Wood
  • The Quiz: Expansions Edition

    With this week's launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood figured that expansion packs would be a terrific subject for today's Quiz. So sit back, see how you do and let us know what you think in our forums!

    Posted on 12/08/2010 by Drew Wood
  • Top 5 Ugly MMO Races

    The List this week features a look at some of the ugliest races ever to grace the hallowed pixels of our favorite MMOs. Bill Murphy has pulled some mirror-breaking folk from expected, and maybe a few unexpected, places. Check out his list and then add some uglies in our comments section below.

    Posted on 12/08/2010 by William Murphy
  • Top 5 MMO Learning Curves

    The List this week focuses on our favorite MMOs and the learning curves employed. How long it takes a player to pick up and play a game largely determines how long their tenure will be. Find out which games MMORPG.com's Bill Muphy thinks make it tough on the newest players and then add your thoughts on the forums!

    Posted on 09/28/2010 by William Murphy
  • Ten MMOs and Their Place In History

    MMORPG.com's Jon Wood returns this week with another list, this time taking a look at ten games that have, for better or worse, solidified a place in MMORPG history.

    Posted on 11/18/2009 by Jon Wood
  • Five Scariest MMO Launches

    In honor of Halloween this weekend, we count down five of the scariest MMO launches in history.

    Posted on 10/30/2009 by Dana Massey

Guide

  • Imperial Flight Guide, Part Two

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Thomas Allegood writes this helpful guide for up and coming Imperial pilots in the SOE MMO based on the popular sci-fi franchise.

    Posted on 03/13/2009 by Thomas Allegood
  • Imperial Flight Guide, Part One

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent writes this helpful guide for up and coming Imperial pilots in the SOE MMO based on the popular sci-fi franchise

    Posted on 03/03/2009 by Thomas Allegood
  • A newbie's guide to the Jedi Profession

    Star Wars Galaxies correspondent Thomas Allegood takes us from Padawan Learner to Jedi Master in this guide to Jedi in SWG.

    Posted on 02/24/2009 by Guest Writer
  • City Building Guide

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Jef Reahard writes this new guide giving players some insight into creating player cities in SOE's Star Wars Galaxies.

    Posted on 11/05/2008 by Jef Reahard

System Focus

  • Trading Card Game Overview

    MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Jef Reahard writes this overview of the recently added Trading Card Game in Star Wars Galaxies.

    Posted on 10/07/2008 by Jef Reahard

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