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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:11PM jmerriex said

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I will miss Tatooine in the summer.

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:28PM TheJackman said

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@jmerriex you can see Tatooine in SWTOR again :)
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:38PM Lucidus said

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@TheJackman the Tatooine that is perpetually somewhat mid-morning?
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:39PM jmerriex said

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@TheJackman Yeah but not like SWG... not like SWG...
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 12:31PM (Unverified) said

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@TheJackman

Sorry, but no thanks. TOR is an entirely different game than SWG, and nothing about it will fill the void left when one of the last great sandbox games is laid to rest.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:16PM Rammstein said

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Goodnight, sweet prince.

I was a big fan for about the first two years of the game, for that was before Combat Update AND New Game Experience ruined everything. While this version of Starwars: Galaxies is not the one I fell in love with, it still holds a place in my heart as it was my first MMO and the MMO that I hold others to in terms of quality. I've played them all and none have come close.

I would also be remiss if I did not mention "SWGemu," which has been running the best version of Starwars: Galaxies for years now, pre-Combat Update or NGE and would recommend it for those who enjoyed SWG. Physical discs required, of course(which is why SOE hasn't shut it down) but you can find those in the bargain bin in many places.

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 7:19PM StClair said

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"Good night, sweet prince."

And flights of Ewoks sing thee to thy rest.
(Yub yub!)
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:26PM TheJackman said

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At the end there is a huge Deathstar with the letters SOE on it and it blows up in your face!

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:30PM SiML said

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When players tire of the themepark that is TOR, you will regret this decision LucasArts.

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:53PM (Unverified) said

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@SiML

I hope you're not serious... NGE practically put SWG into themepark territory.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 6:49PM Omali said

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@SiML

Looking at the prequel trilogy, the re-edits to the original trilogy, and Jar Jar Binks, I doubt "regret" is in the dictionary at Lucas Arts.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 11:16PM Tizmah said

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@SiML Just like players tired of SWG? Seriously, wth...
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 12:33PM (Unverified) said

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@SiML

I agree. TOR is fine for players who love their themeparks, but those who wanted to "live" in a Star Wars world, where they could tell their own stories rather than choosing from pre-scripted choices, will miss SWG very much, indeed.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 1:11PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified)

I hope YOU'RE not serious. The NGE added themepark elements, but SWG was so much more than a WoW clone like TOR. Can you build cities in TOR? Engage is space combat? Are there entertainers? Dedicated crafters? Can you place absolutely every in-game object in a house or ship to completely customize it? Is there atmospheric flight - off the rails? Can you explore every square inch of a planet without forced pathing? Is there weather? Can you build a trading empire by searching for rare spawns and collecting the best resources, or is everything you make exactly the same as everything everyone else makes?

Please - TOR may have its virtues, although they are lost to me. But please do not act like SWG was of the same ilk, particularly if you have not played since you rage-quit over the NGE.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 1:24PM Cavadus said

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@SiML

Just playing three rounds of TOR beta bored me to tears by the end of it, lol.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 5:41PM Lucidus said

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Bon Voyage SWG. You had so much potential, yet killed in infancy by Raph Koster. Still, you tried to make right and even had worthy space combat. Sad to see you leave the MMO world.

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 6:52PM dudes said

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No Wookie players in TOR. Or Rodian. Just Sayin'

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 7:36PM jealouspirate said

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@dudes

Yeah =(

One thing I think TOR really dropped the ball with is race selection. It's like they went out of their way to pick the most bland races out there.

Really, they kind of wrote themselves into a corner with it though. Because of how the game works each playable race needs to meet two requirements: 1) speak 'basic' and 2) sex with companions. Wookie love!

The first requirement really puts a sad limit on the race selection...the second, well, I guess that's up for debate.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 5:32AM dudes said

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@jealouspirate lol Wookie's need love too. In a galaxy as diverse as Star Wars I would have thought inter-species relationships wouldn't even have eyelids battered twice at the thought.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 7:25PM jealouspirate said

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Must be sad for all the SWG fans out there. I mean, I know that all the MMOs I love playing will be permanently gone someday... but it always seems so far off. I know I would be very sad to get booted off the server, never to login again.

I hope all you fans find another game to be passionate about!

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