The latest Producer's Note for Star Wars Galaxies is an extensive one and outlines a boatload of changes coming soon. Among the changes is the implementation of new leader boards for individuals, guilds and cities in the ongoing battle between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance.
For individuals, the game will track each character's contribution to the GCW score for the week. When the weekly tracking period ends, the top 10 contributors for each faction will be displayed on the "Previous Week" leader board. The "Current Week" leader board will display the running list of top 25 contributors for each faction for the current week to let you know where you stand, and how much more you need to work to get to the top end before the week ends. Those who made the "Previous Week" top 10 list, get a cool title to display until the next week's cycle. We'll be putting up a forum post to get your suggestions for these titles. There will also be some rules on which PvP kills contribute to the ranking score to make sure that players are PvPing out in the open where they are at risk. For cities and guilds, if they are factionally aligned, whenever a character contributes to the GCW score, if he/she is the same faction as his/her city/guild, that city/guild will get "credit" for the GCW score contribution. These leader boards will have a "Previous Week" and "Current Week" display similar to the individual. We're still finalizing the details but we'd also like to add some rewards, badges, and collections for incentive. The system that we are developing will support these if we want to add them in the future.
The rest of the letter talks about the upcoming Fan Faire in Las Vegas and players' opportunities to meet face-to-face with the SWG dev team; a sneaky look at some new content; the rare loot system soon to deploy; news about the public test server; SWG's seventh anniversary; and the announcement of an official Facebook SWG page.
Sit back, relax and read the rest at the official site. In the meantime, check out this screen and figure out what new conent it implies: