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Star Wars Galaxies: The Long Good-Bye

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,596MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Players who want to help determine the final moments of Star Wars Galaxies will want to make sure to (re)activate their accounts by the end of today, Thursday, September 15th. After today, no more account creations or re-activated accounts will be accepted.

To get ready for the 'end times' for SWG, which is slated to close down forever on December 15, 2011, a new patch has been released that brings a host of changes to the game including Atmospheric Flight:

With atmospheric flight, you will be able to travel the skies above and see the worlds of Star Wars Galaxies in a new way. To launch into atmospheric flight, or to return to the ground, you can use your ship's icon in your datapad. Whether you are looking to host a peaceful event in your yacht with the Theed Waterfall as a backdrop or prove your piloting skills against another player over the desert of Tatooine, atmospheric flight will offer a unique way to experience Star Wars Galaxies.

Read the full patch notes and get your account squared away for the long good-bye on the Star Wars Galaxies site.

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  • icehawkeicehawke Elgin, ILPosts: 52Member Common

    They should just reactivate all the old accounts. I cannot really see anyone paying to join/play a game that is closing in 3 months.

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,539Member Uncommon

    I want to forget about this MMO. Those updates since the shutdown announcement are just like putting salt in wounds.

    Their whole attitude surrounding the shutdown has been insulting. 'at some point it has to end' 'we decided it was for the best' . Because the 'we'  in this are certainly not the players that were still playing it.  And whose 'best' exactly? It is like cowardly parents who dont have the guts to tell their kids that some decision was pure about self interest and instead make up some stupid excuse instead. So fking hypocrite and degrading.

    The whole idea of 'lets make this game more fun for these last few months' is ridiculous. The same company couldve bargained for Lucas Arts' license and kept the game alive, but CHOSE not to do this. So now its just about squeezing another monthly payment out of you.

  • ThanesThanes St. Augustine, FLPosts: 182Member

    Originally posted by icehawke

    They should just reactivate all the old accounts. I cannot really see anyone paying to join/play a game that is closing in 3 months.

    What if they added atmospheric flight?   Oh wait..

  • Agricola1Agricola1 PortsmouthPosts: 4,984Member

    For 5 years people have been begging for a rollback and now at 7k subs and servers shutting down in December they add atmospheric  flight!

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience"

    CS Lewis

  • tshack88tshack88 Indianapolis, INPosts: 48Member

    They added a badass feature when the game is shutting down.

    WHAT THE FLAJFLKDUHSAJKL;GHDFA;GHFAD

  • KyngBillsKyngBills Charlotte, NCPosts: 449Member Uncommon

    I can't believe they waited this long for that new feature...lol

    I did not re-sub...I wanted to get on for the last couple Months but I'm not paying SOE for a Game that's shutting down...We've said our goodbye's...I'll miss my 20 or so structures the most...hehe

  • AbdarAbdar Thunder Bay, ONPosts: 400Member Uncommon

    You figure SOE would have the brains to try and leave people with a decent impression of them after they brutally destroyed what was a fun and unique MMO.

    No, they try and trick you into resubbing now so they can make one final cash grab.

    It's not even funny on what a crap company SOE is.

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,183Member Uncommon

    My guess is that SOE will be out of business, at least in the MMO department, within the next two years.  Smedley has driven that division into obsurity.  There has to be a point where Sony realizes that the divison is a losing proposition and just boots it.

  • xdefectxxdefectx greeneville, TNPosts: 4Member

    I will always remember the good days, PRE-CU!!!

  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member

    You guys realize that SW:TOR is just the next "patch" to SWG-post NGE, right?

    I mean, yeah, sure you realize it... Its, pretty obvious....

  • AbdarAbdar Thunder Bay, ONPosts: 400Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    You guys realize that SW:TOR is just the next "patch" to SWG-post NGE, right?

    I mean, yeah, sure you realize it... Its, pretty obvious....




     

    They are nothing the same. I've played both.

  • uidCausticuidCaustic acworth, GAPosts: 128Member

    Originally posted by Abdar



    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA



    You guys realize that SW:TOR is just the next "patch" to SWG-post NGE, right?





    I mean, yeah, sure you realize it... Its, pretty obvious....










     

    They are nothing the same. I've played both.




     

     *  <----- His point was right about here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This is how far you missed it by.  ----> *

  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    My guess is that SOE will be out of business, at least in the MMO department, within the next two years.  Smedley has driven that division into obsurity.  There has to be a point where Sony realizes that the divison is a losing proposition and just boots it.


     

    EverQuest "Next" is in the making.

    SOE's MMO realm is obviously generating income. It doesn't have to be like WoW to be successful.

    It's a profitable failure.

  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    I don't even want to hear it.

    I've played nearly every major MMO out there. Star Wars Galaxies was the best by far.

    Two reasons:

    #1. It was just different. I didn't have my path set out in front of me. It was combat combat combat. I could socialize, set up shops, combat other guilds, go exploring (real MMO exploring), depict my character as different due to the countless clothing/color options, etc.

    #2. Star Wars World

     

    This will never happen again. It's sad.

     

    The success of WoW has destroyed MMOs. It went from innovation and about the players to give give me give me give me give me $$$$ developers.

  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member




    Originally posted by Abdar




    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA



    You guys realize that SW:TOR is just the next "patch" to SWG-post NGE, right?

    I mean, yeah, sure you realize it... Its, pretty obvious....

    They are nothing the same. I've played both.

    Thats adorable.

    I don't remember typing "they are just alike" anywhere in my post.  Let me re-read it, brb.

    k, totally back.

    Nope, didn't saythat anywhere.  Aaaand, still believe in my statement.



     

  • wrekognizewrekognize salt lake city, UTPosts: 384Member

    I finally found a good game to play after SWG shuts down.  Linkrealms.

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    You look at the feature list of SWG even now, in its hacked up rebuilt state. It has more features than ToR and GW2 combined. Its sad to see it go. I'll be there when they shut the lights off.

  • shinobi234shinobi234 Bronx, NYPosts: 437Member

    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA












    Originally posted by Abdar














    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA











    You guys realize that SW:TOR is just the next "patch" to SWG-post NGE, right?





    I mean, yeah, sure you realize it... Its, pretty obvious....

    They are nothing the same. I've played both.

    Thats adorable.





    I don't remember typing "they are just alike" anywhere in my post.  Let me re-read it, brb.





    k, totally back.





    Nope, didn't saythat anywhere.  Aaaand, still believe in my statement.










     

    lol wow what you do teleport O_O you are like the mighty goku himself or better XD

    .....

  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,148Member Uncommon



    Originally posted by Abdar

    You figure SOE would have the brains to try and leave people with a decent impression of them after they brutally destroyed what was a fun and unique MMO.





    No, they try and trick you into resubbing now so they can make one final cash grab.





    It's not even funny on what a crap company SOE is.










     

    My thoughts are similar.  You think they would try to do something nice and just activate peoples accounts for the end, but no instead they go for a cash grab :/



    RIP SWG, I still miss the early days pre-Jedi, pre-NGE, pre-everything that wrecked it :(

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  • BelegStrongbowBelegStrongbow Pasadena, MDPosts: 281Member

    They did the same crap with tabula rasa.

     

    Game was given a death date and 3 months before it was given the date they added a huge Earth instance where people could teleport back to earth and try to save the planet.  They also added a Mech tank.  

     

    wow

  • Shimmer9Shimmer9 Portsmouth, VAPosts: 49Member

    Do your part!  Sign the petition!! Go to saveswg.org!!!

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,718Administrator Uncommon

    This is really depressing, honestly. They're doing all the cool stuff I wanted to see in the game back when I played actively and now it's shutting down.

    :(


    Bittersweet is an understatement.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • DeathengerDeathenger atco, NJPosts: 462Member Uncommon

    Good by old friend

  • AlcuinAlcuin Broken State, CAPosts: 310Member Uncommon

    Wow.  I've never been one to hop on the "I hate SOE" bandwagon, but what a blatant money-grabbing attempt.  

    To put resources into this game now and to bait it as our 'last chance' is insulting.   These resources should be being used elsewhere, in my opinion.

    Oh well, it doesn't matter what anyone says.  We'll vote for it with our money, or not.

    Does make me sad to see it go, still. 

    _____________________________
    "Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit"

  • Shimmer9Shimmer9 Portsmouth, VAPosts: 49Member

    I dont feel this was an SOE decision.  This was made by Lucas Arts  They dont want two MMO's at the same time with the Star Wars title.  Lucas needs to stop being a stingy Ahole.

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