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Posted: Aug 29th 2011 9:52PM Jef Reahard said

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Damn I look good in a duster.

Posted: Aug 29th 2011 10:23PM Valentina said

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is that a SS of SWG? Lol

Posted: Aug 29th 2011 11:16PM real65rcncom said

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@Valentina

I thought that was APB alpha footage. :(
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 11:23AM Jef Reahard said

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@Valentina

Yeah, from early 2004.
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Posted: Aug 29th 2011 11:00PM Acharenus said

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as far as mmo shutdowns go this ones impressive and respectful of the player base.

Posted: Aug 29th 2011 11:19PM Equillian said

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@Acharenus

QFT
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 10:23AM smg77 said

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@Acharenus
If only they had listened to their players during the NGE release. There wouldn't need to be a shutdown now.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 12:46PM (Unverified) said

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@smg77

Sorry, but you clearly have not played SWG in a while. The game was doing just fine. Not a gigantic success, to be sure, but servers like Starsider were pretty darn full. New content was being added, the player community was active. This game could have - and should have - continued for a long time. You can trace its demise squarely back to LucasArts, who either promised EA that TOR would have no MMO competition or was simply hoping the displased SWG players would add to the frenzied masses slavering over TOR.

Meh - SOE has kept EQ, Vanguard and Pirates going with MUCH smaller player bases than SWG. If LA had not refused to renew the license, I fully expect the game would have lasted at least a few more years.
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Posted: Aug 29th 2011 11:14PM DevilSei said

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So... is anyone currently able to play the game if they want right now? Or is it restricted to just people who previously subscribed to the game?

I don't remember them ever announcing anything about opening the game up to new accounts/players for the ending.

Posted: Aug 29th 2011 11:44PM JanChel said

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@DevilSei

I read somewhere that before Sept. 15 is the cut off date for subscribing. And after that it will be free for those who had a sub until that point. Though I'm not really sure if that is the case, so take this comment with a grain of salt.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 12:43AM Tristik said

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@JanChel

That's the gist of it. If your account is paid up and in good standing on Sept. 15th, you're in until the end. No charges after that date for those that meet the requirements to continue to the end date of it's existence.

Pretty sure you have to be a paying customer on that date though. So just having an account won't keep you in.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 11:59AM RaQin said

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@DevilSei you can play at any time you like. You need to get the client from SOE.com
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 4:10PM kaelidancer said

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@DevilSei New accounts are welcome, provided that they sub before the September 15 deadline. All subscriptions, sales, and new registrations are suspended then. Once you're in before the deadline, you're in until the end.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2011 2:13AM Furdinand said

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I really regret not trying SWG again earlier than a few months ago. This game really opened my eyes up to what is possible with player generated content. My main MMOs historically were EQ, COH, and WOW, so I never really had much experience with MMOs where, to any degree, the players' actions, not just the world, were persistent.
Fortunately, EQ II seems to have a lot of that same spirit. At least with housing. I think they are also working on a player created dungeon system, but I'm not sure.
Hopefully, I will see an aspect of this genre move closer to being AD&D or Hackmaster in 3-D.

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 4:32AM Elikal said

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Wow, hat's off to SOE. That sure is a cool idea. ^^

After all the let downs from SWTOR, it just makes me even more sad now that SWG closes. :(

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 7:38AM SolomonKing said

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I think it would be cool if they finished the game like the finished the original trilogy: an all-out humongous space battle around a nearly completed Death Star while a massive land war wages below on Endor. Winner take all!

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 8:58AM KDolo said

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SPOILER ALERT: Vader dies

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 12:01PM kaelidancer said

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I recently re-subbed for the sunset - SWG is a beautiful, beautiful game. There's absolutely nothing else like it, and I'll be very sad to see it go.

I'd love to see more former players return for the final months. If you're subbed and active by Sept. 15, you're in until the end in December - a small price to pay for such a monumental and (thus far) well-executed event.

I'm on Starsider, Kel'nara Starlighter, usually around Mos Eisley :)

Posted: Aug 30th 2011 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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Me too. :(

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 3:31AM RogueJedi86 said

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I would love for the Empire to win just to spite the ending the movies had. It would defy all expectations.

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