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MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/23/03)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
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Our Combat Upgrade Q&A

Posted by Craig McGregor on May 03, 2005  | Comments

Our Combat Upgrade Q&A - Star Wars Galaxies -

In recent weeks our mailbox has been filled with players angry over the recent "combat upgrade" patch that went live in SWG.  The update featured rolled-back servers, tougher times for crafters, and soloing woes for players.  We compiled some of the more constructive questions and asked SWG Producer Julio Torres some questions about the update.  A preview is below: Why do you believe that there has been such a furor in some quarters of the community against this change to the game?

This is a fundamental change to the combat system and therefore to the way people have been playing Galaxies for almost two years. Any change this dramatic is going to elicit passionate responses, especially from some of our more accomplished players.

It’s important to realize that no one would ever undertake a publish this ambitious, knowing full well that there is risk of alienating many current subscribers unless we really honestly believed that it will greatly benefit the game overall.

The entire development team is encouraging our players to give the new combat system a thorough try by utilizing the skill migration (Respec) over the course of the next couple of weeks. We are confident that once people find their ideal skills and play through some of the new content, they’ll very much enjoy our new way of playing Star Wars Galaxies.

You can read the full Q&A at this link.