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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:09AM dudes said

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Should have gone to F2P! Shame on them! Don't worry I'm sure Ewok's go to heaven. Ewok Genocide = digital blood on _their_ hands.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 11:40AM The Grand Nagus said

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@dudes F2P wasnt an option because LA wasnt renewing their license.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 12:45PM dudes said

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@The Grand Nagus

F2P was looked at and discussed by all parties involved but dismissed and the license will be removed, yes. But F2P was discussed and deliberately vetoed.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 8:49PM The Grand Nagus said

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@dudes Link?
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:23AM Jesse A said

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Part of me would like to do this for nostalgia (SWG was my first MMO), but with SWTOR still slated to be out by then...

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:28AM Yellowdancer said

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@Jesse A

I get this itch that says TOR doesn't ship till after SWG closes.

I am going to sign up, though. I would like to get some EQ2 Live time in.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:24AM Oskiee said

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Seems like this Sunset Event thing is a last ditch effort to make some money on the game before it shuts down... Pity both TOR and SWG couldnt coexist.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:42AM bulldozerftw said

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what exactly are free starter packs subs for dcuo and everquest

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:47AM JohnFordColey said

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@bulldozerftw

From how I'm understanding it, it's basically free access to those games until December 31st.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 10:36AM TolaGarf said

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@JohnFordColey
I guess I have to own DC Universe in order to get that free play time. I can see I have free EQ2 playtime, but that's all.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 11:15AM Furdinand said

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@TolaGarf Even if it is just EQ2, it looks like it would be much cheaper to sub a month of SWG than to sub 2.5 months of EQ2.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 11:28AM chum said

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@Furdinand

Sounds like you'll get access to all of them, just not until Oct 15. Not a bad deal.

"Fan Appreciation Offers
We welcome those active SWG subscribers in good standing to play one or all of the below SOE massively-multiplayer online PC games at a fully-paid subscriber status (or "membership" status where relevant) at no cost between October 15, 2011 and December 31, 2011 (subject to the terms and conditions described below). To activate these special offers, use the same Station Account you use now to subscribe to SWG** and simply click on the game you would like to try to download the game software. We are offering the following SOE games: Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and DC Universe™ Online. The game software will all be made available for download on a link accessible from the StarWarsGalaxies.com web site beginning on October 15, 2011."
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 11:48AM TolaGarf said

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@Furdinand

I'm already subbed with SWG.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 12:21PM Daemodand said

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Could've gotten in for free, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. The Galaxies I miss closed its doors in 2005. The game still running with that name is one I don't recognize.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 5:20PM RogueJedi86 said

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@Daemodand

Plenty of SWG things are exactly like they were pre-NGE. The crafting, the housing system(and player cities as a result), the roleplaying-friendly community, the space combat, the sheer amount of customization of players via both outfits and their character's model. You know, all the best things about SWG that people loved pre-NGE. No one played SWG for the combat system, not even pre-NGE/CU.

Plus for me, this was my very first MMO. I loved SWG for so long(both pre-NGE and some post) so I owe it to my baby to see it through to the end. You should too. Even if it's not the game you remember, can't you spare $15 to ride out the last 3 months free? It's 3 months for the price of one, and nostalgia alone makes SWG worth it.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 1:31PM (Unverified) said

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I'm VERY tempted to sign up to try seeing the world before it shuts down....anyone here interesting in playing tour guide? Star Tours, as it were?

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 5:34PM shiningfury said

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After playing a beta test for a certain similar game, all I can say is that I doubt we will ever have a Star Wars experience as fun, complex, and fulfilling as SWG provides. It's really a shame that this game is shutting down.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 5:47PM jslim419 said

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so they can squeeze out another 15 bucks from me for a product that wont be around in a month or two? no thanks.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 6:17PM RogueJedi86 said

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@jslim419

3 months actually, and giving you 3 months for the price of one isn't ripping off anyone so I don't see how you can complain beyond the typical "I miss the game and wish it wouldn't shut down" complaints.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:03PM (Unverified) said

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@jslim419

Pssst.

ALL the MMOs you pay for will eventually "not be around".
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