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

Posted by Craig McGregor on May 11, 2005  | Comments

Our Look At The Combat Upgrade - Star Wars Galaxies -

One of's newest writers - Clint Nielson (Monthigos) recently put together a thourough look at the new "combat upgrade" that was released into the Star Wars Galaxies universe.  As many of you may know, this update was highly controversial and unfavored by a large number of SWG players.  Clint attempts to uncover why this is:

"I can't comment, except to say that will be addressed in the Combat Upgrade."

Former Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) subscribers: Unless you’ve been living in a Squill cave for the last year, chances are you’ve heard these very words posted on Sony Online Entertainment’s (SOE) official SWG boards NUMEROUS times from official channels. It’s small wonder that you and your ex-SWG buddies have been ready to explode like fireworks on Life Day in anticipation. You’ve watched as the promise of the Combat Upgrade stretched on forever, even under going two name changes. Combat Balance or Revamp anyone? Perhaps the Combat Upgrade was SOE’s last chance to ever get your money again, and now it’s finally out. You’ve heard the rumors of forum riots and petitions, canned correspondents and in-game protests. So what’s this Combat Upgrade REALLY about, and why has it gotten so many people stirred up? Let’s find out.

First of all, the basis of this report is formulated from many hours on the test servers; however, I felt it wouldn’t be fair to give a review of the Combat Upgrade until it was released on the live servers and I had tested it out with my own characters. All opinions on game play are formulated from experiences AFTER the upgrade went live, and not before.

To read the complete editorial, click here.