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The Star Wars Galaxies devs on how Hoth was made

Just a bit ago we noted the launch of the Hoth heroic encounter in Star Wars Galaxies. Chapter 11, as it is also known, has been a long time coming. It's a project the developers have put a lot of work into, and they were eager to share with us some of the background on the mega-patch's...

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How Hoth was made pt. 2

Making It Real Jesse: Shadowbrak worked closely with CancelAutoRun to bring a sense of speed and firepower that mirrored the movie snowspeeders into the game. I think they did an amazing job. I really feel like I am flying around in a snowspeeder just like in the movies. Flying a snowspeeder...

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Hoth goes live in Star Wars Galaxies!

The SOE Austin team may not be working on an expansion for Star Wars Galaxies, but today it sure feels like the players have gotten one. The enormous content drop, Chapter 11 in the SWG saga, hit the live servers early today like the main blaster on an AT-AT walker. The Hoth heroic encounter is...

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Star Wars Galaxies producer letter previews Hoth, Christmas events

The latest Producer's Letter from the head of Star Wars Galaxies development is in! Chris 'Dotanuki' Fields offers up some encouraging words about the team's plans for Hoth, which is now on the Test Center server. The Imperial side arrived first for intensive testing, and the Rebel portion of the...

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Star Wars Galaxies looks to the future with Hoth, BioWare

The upcoming release of the Hoth Heroic Encounter for Star Wars Galaxies has been dominating the official site for the last few weeks. For a plethora of details on the new content, you need look no further than right here. They've got a great look at what 'secrets' players will able to delve into...

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Rumors of new Star Wars Galaxies expansion most likely false

We received a tip from a reader named Lateris, pointing the way over to a discussion on MMORPG.com about a possible new expansion for Star Wars Galaxies. A video originally posted to YouTube purports to show footage of new content coming to the game, and labels the expansion "City of the Skies". The...

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Star Wars Galaxies team prepping for Hoth, welcome new lead designer

There's been big news in the Star Wars Galaxies community in the last week. Last week's Friday Feature hints at the progress the development team is making in bringing to you a huge addition to the Galaxies experience: the Battle of Hoth. The "choose a side" feature highlights the different...

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Star Wars Galaxies producer says Hoth is coming next month!

In an open letter to the players of Star Wars Galaxies, producer for the title Christopher "Dotanuki" Field gave fans a heads up on what's coming down the pipe in the next six months or so. He lays out a timeline for upcoming patches, revealing that the Halloween event called "The Galactic Moon...

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Fan Faire 08: Exploring Hoth and the Star Wars Galaxies heroic encounters

SOE's Fan Faire had a number of excellent events and panels that had nothing to do with the new EverQuest expansions. One such panel was a chance for the makers of Star Wars Galaxies to lay out some background on the high-end experience for all players in the game: Heroic Encounters. These unique...

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Exploring SWG heroic encounters pt. 3

"There's no getting around the fact that the Rebels lose at Echo Base. We had to work out how badly they lost, as a question of what's fun for the Rebel players." The base, the developers offered up, is just ridiculously large. It's sort of silly. The Tusken Army Encounter will fit into the Echo...

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