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Every week we here at MMORPG.com take a look at the news and come up with the biggest scoop. This week, it was kind of a no-brainer as the world learned that SOE's Star Wars Galaxies is shutting down for good on December 15th, 2011.
Believe me; I understand the sadness of a game closing down even if I was never a big Galaxies player. You’re reading the words of a man who bought the Limited Edition of Auto Assault, reveled in Asheron’s Call 2, and was in the front seat for the opening of Tabula Rasa. But Star Wars Galaxies was more than all those games combined. For a time it was the universe of Star Wars brought to life. In a time when MMOs were just beginning to grow and flourish, SWG offered an entire planetary system to live in and shape with players’ actions. While many were off slaying dragons in Everquest, others were in SWG desperately seeking their path to become a Jedi while running a small business back on their home planet.
Read the rest of The Story of the Week: Ding-Dong, Vader's Dead.