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Read down to the comment portion. Auto (and a bunch of numbers) claims he works for BioWare and that he "heard in the halls" the reason for the closure of SWG.
Also from what I have heard in the halls, Starwars Galaxies was shut down due to the fact are talks with LA,EA suits ecouraged the new guy at LA to increase the licensing fee at renewal time. it was a move to remove any direct competiton to TOR.
I have no idea if this is on the up and up, but maybe, SOE should make a call over to LA and find out if their IP fees have went way down in the last couple of months.