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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:36 AM

My word! My second post in a year.

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SONY is putting the Star Wars Galaxy SWG game out of its misery. The game will be shut down at the end of the year. SWG was rushed out too early in the hope of making $$$ despite the bugs. After WoW hit the big time they tried to turn it into a WoW clone, but the WoW players stuck to WoW and the non-WoW people who wanted their own Star Wars universe to play in were sacrificed for the cause.

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The saddest thing I ever saw in SWG was the night before the NGE on the Euro servers... Creature Handlers taking out their favourite pets one last time, petting and playing with them. Perhaps they thought they'd still be able to pull them out; maybe they knew. I am not joking when I say that the conversations I overheard between them then brought a lump to my throat. And I knew then that what SOE was doing was a breach of faith. I became then as angry as the rest of us. (Terra Nova blog, "Order 66," comment by Chewster , 12/16/2005)

http://www.escapistm...ing-Up-Galaxies


The idiots who oversaw this explained at the time that the drop in subscriber numbers after this was fine because people would have a whine and come back. Interesting business plan, except they didn't come back. But why admit you screwed up when you can choose instead to remember only the good bits?
http://www.escapistm...r-Wars-Galaxies

EA Bioware is doing their own Star Wars multiplayer game which is the official reason for shutting down SWG. Interesting to see if this succeeds. If it doesn't, the franchise is surely dead. (The space combat sounds like it sucks BTW, but good luck to them)

http://en.wikipedia....he_Old_Republic

Other day I was in the shops and saw a Stormtrooper released in the original Kenner packaging, but when I looked closely saw the head was a different shade of white than the body. Cheap and Nasty, George!

Last word to Anon on the shutting down SWG.

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OMG by Anonymous Coward writes: on Monday July 11, @09:54PM (#36729072)

I wish anything to do with star wars would just die. I mean, this is the most overly marketed product in history and it is actually sad and retarded when another star wars "something" comes out. I mean, I was browsing a toy store looking for a gift for my nephew and could not believe that 1/2 of the lego isle was devoted to start wars lego sets, I mean, what 5 year old has even watched star wars? I remember when the special editions re-releases came out hearing 13 years old's say they never saw star wars and whether the movie was good enough to see.

Lucas has raped this concept for all that is worth and it is time that the franchise dies. There is nothing NEW in star wars, no new stories, no new characters, no new concepts. its a tired rehash of a movie that came out in the 70's and we have entered second decade of the 21st century now. The people involved in anything to do with star wars are only interested in money, period. Not artistic integrity, not advancing the franchise, not doing anything relevant or meaningful to encourage a new generation of people to get hooked into the series, only to offer crap for purchase to 40-something year old shut-ins.

I am saddened by anyone that is still enthralled by anything to do with star wars. What a simple mind and life to anticipate a new game release or to crone on reciting movie quotes or buy old memorabilia. When Lucas belched out the prequels, that is when I decided that would be the last time I would waste a dime on the star wars franchise. I can't even capitalize the title of the franchise because it has become so watered down and redundant to not warrant any special distinction, its two words from the dictionary IMHO.

http://games.slashdo...r-Wars-Galaxies
http://games.slashdo...08&cid=36729072
http://www.blistered...-shutting-down/


PS. Thanks JAMG for the invite
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:55 AM

wow. I never got into MMORPG's because I knew I wouldn't have time to devote to them that which they would require to have a "meaningful" gaming experience, nor could I justify the monthly cost (after forking over for the game in the first place). I also heard about the changes to gameplay that people hated and so forth. I know that there are people running their own unauthorized private servers, but of course it won't be the same experience of having a whole "world" of humans to interact with. Ah well, sorry guys.
As for the Star Wars franchise, I somewhat agree. I'm pretty burned out on it too.

I enjoy the movies, and I can still enjoy them like any other movies I like. Some of the games too.

But I can't just sit there hoping it will be constantly fresh and relevant and constantly have new products coming out that I can be "proud of" that are worth my time and/or money.

That's life. Star Wars isn't meant to be a religion, it's just some merchandise based on some popular movies. I do sometimes wonder if the people in charge every really understood what it was all about for these fans. Every franchise hits its peak and eventually dies down.

So how can someone be a fan of Star Wars today? Ask yourself how were we able to be fans from '84 to '90 (or really at any time after ROTJ left theaters until the Special Editions were released, because the world at large forgot about Star Wars in that time).

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:03 AM

Guess it was timing. Back then we were kids and it was all a massive shared experience of something new (new as far as we could tell). We had lots of free time and our parents had just enough cash to buy us heaps of Kenner action figures. I once was a gamer and if a good MMORPG we could have wasted our summers that way.

The movies are just moves to me now too. Grown ups don't have timer for MMORPGs, and life has a lot more to offer.

If you're a young one these days you've grown up with a many of science fiction and fantasy series on tap. If Star Wars appeared now, it wouldn't rate a blip. You'll keep playing WoW.

Someone is buying those new action figures or the stores wouldn't carry them. It's hard to imagine any kids getting *that* excited about Clone Wars? But MMORPGs are expensive to run and live or die by their community.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:19 PM

It sounds like I didnt miss anything in SWG, but I'm decidedly looking forward to seeing what the Old Republic will be like, though Huttball hasnt encouraged me...

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:04 AM

Huttball is so-so. For serious sports fans I'd recommend the athleticism of Boba-Rally.

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"I had a lot of different ideas. At one point, Luke, Leia and Ben were all going to be little people, and we did screen tests to see if we could do that." -George Lucas, in STAR WARS: the Annotated Screenplays (p197).
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:14 PM

I'm looking forward to Twilek Synchronized Swimming.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:24 AM

Three words:

Wookie Hairstylist Championships

Like those lumberjack championships, only manlier.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:32 PM

I wonder if we'll be able to take time out from the game to watch a wookiee cooking show.

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