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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 1:18PM (Unverified) said

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You hear that? That's the sound of nobody caring.

GG SOE at making one of the largest movie franchises, ever, fail as a video game.

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 1:29PM (Unverified) said

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You hear that? Thats the sound of someone butthurt.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 1:32PM postman said

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seriously the NGE was what? 3-4 years ago? if you are that distraught about it still either
1) go talk to a professional
2) go play the Emu

SWG now as it stands is a pretty decent game.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 1:58PM animagnum said

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This type of response to anything SWG-related is the eqivalent of saying "FIRST!!1"
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 1:55PM (Unverified) said

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NGE fixed a broken game.

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 2:16PM (Unverified) said

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I ... hope you're joking.

That's a joke right?

That's got to be a joke?

I mean, I don't care for the QQing 4 years later.. but "fixed" SWG? I mean, if the goal was to ostracize 100s of thousands of players, ok... fixed!
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 3:36PM JaySpeed said

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I can't tell if that's sarcasim or you are legally insane! We are all entitled to our opinions but that's a far out there opinion. I'm guessing around 75-80% of the game's population left because of the NGE. The core SWG game was fine until the CU. That was the start of the decline. I liked the traditional MMO combat system SWG had mixed with the skill point mix and match class system. No levels just skill points to spend however you wished. They took the game from 32 classes down to 9!!!! Jedi was made a starter class! SWG might still be going but it's far from still going strong.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2009 5:25AM (Unverified) said

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Anybody who thinks that didn't play it before NGE or CU. Or else they only played it a tiny bit and never understood how much better the game worked.

The char progression, the combat, the immersion, the community, etc.. all 1,000,000% better before NGE.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 3:20PM (Unverified) said

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Couple of things here.

Until recently 'I' was one of the people who used to bitch about SWG and would cite the reasons why the NGE sent me to WoW.
Thing is, I was working abroad at the time it hit, so I came back to a completely different game that everyone else had pretty much settled into (if not entirely accepted) and I was not a happy Durni.

About a month ago I realised that I was burned out with WoW and couldn't face logging back in to Azeroth and knew that I needed a change.
So I reinstalled SWG for a laugh to see what had changed and if I could give it a fresh start; roll a new character and relearn the game from the base up.

Graphically, it's not as good as some games out there atm and, yes, there are still some old bugs which SOE reeeeeally should have sorted by now. But it's still got content that I enjoy.

Maybe I'm just a die-hard Star Wars fanboi who will do anything to keep his mind occupied until SW:TOR. But tbh, I don't care. I'm enjoying my Commando and the Space combat side of things is still as fun as I remember.

Oh, and finally to Lesley. The GU12 gift is Anakins cybernetic arm. NOT Lukes. Sorry to be picky but Luke only lost his hand and even that hasn't yet occurred in the games timeline.

Yeah...I need to get out more!

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 3:03PM wjowski said

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They might as well start tagging every SWG article with 'BAWWWWWWWW'.

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 3:08PM Miffy said

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Still going strong? lol yeah compared to Tabula Rasa.

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 3:49PM Lateris said

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I played SWG for 5 years since beta. The facts are pretty much written in stone. The NGE really hurt SWG and was broken as the initial launch itself. SOE lied and backstabbed the SWG community at that time. But when Dead Meat took over the guy really turned the game around in terms of development, content, and community. He did a good job fixing what SOE and Lucas Arts broke and never fixed with the launch the NGE. Unfortunately SOE moved him to a new position.

SO SWG is not a bad MMORPG these days. It is just caught between positive and negative forces. The game is in a better state since the NGE was released. But in my book I can never forgive SOE and Lucas Arts for the crap they pulled on the fans. This current producer who is leaving a bad match for SWG fans who still play the game. Good luck.

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 4:18PM (Unverified) said

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The next update is about zombies. No, I am not kidding.

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 4:26PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, it's a halloween event tied in with the release of an upcoming star wars based horror novel. They've already admitted its a stretch, but its for halloween and s**** and giggles.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 6:54PM RogueJedi86 said

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Actually, wasn't the book made to tie in to SWG, not SWG tying into an existing novel?
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 7:18PM (Unverified) said

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The (now former) Producer of SWG pushed for the zombie update upon hearing about the book.

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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 9:44PM RogueJedi86 said

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Odd, I had heard about SWG Zombies before LucasBooks Zombies. I assumed SWG's version was announced first too.

I'd still like to see a retail expansion for SWG. When the NGE hit, they said they'd still make expansions. 3 1/2 years later, no expansions, just card games and zombies. The lack of expansions just makes me think SOE knows they don't have enough customers to justify a physical retail release, or even a download-only release.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2009 4:46PM Miffy said

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I hate it when real world events cross over into games. This Earths history is completly different to what would be on other Planets so leave it out.

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 5:58PM Zantom said

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SWG has had its problems (still does), but in today's ever increasing console aimed MMOs it has some really complex and deep systems that make it stand out and enjoyable. A lot (not all) of the damage done by the NGE has been mitigated. I recommend anyone that left the game because of the NGE give it a try. At this point the boycott is only hurting yourself, SOE has learned and paid for the failure that was the NGE. The current dev team are very good and responsive to the community. The space game (which was almost completely unaffected by the NGE) is almost alone worth the game.

If you are a role player I don't think there is any other game out there that could compare to the RP possible in SWG, especially with the up coming Chronicles update.

We all wish the NGE never happened, but the fact remains, SWG as it currently stands is a great MMO to play and one worth coming back to. If you do, give me all those old pets you might have in your datapad ;)

Posted: Aug 11th 2009 7:08PM (Unverified) said

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Wow, you people are a joke. You downvote a post because you disagree with it? That's incredibly childish.

I say it again: NGE fixed a broken game. It is far superior now.

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