Monthly Archives: June 2011

SWG Retrospective- Part 4: The Ugly

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The last few days I looked at my history with SWG. During that trip I took a look at the game and how it evolved and how that effected the game. ¬†Today I’m going to look specifically the good and …

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Let’s stop by Tatooine

Taking a break from SWG for a moment, let’s take a look at a recent SWTOR video. http://youtu.be/H2Li6KYbzgY   Things I liked: Speeders– Suggests the land is relatively big, instead of small instance maps. Story Interaction– The two players each …

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SWG Retrospective- Part 3: The NGE

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It is rather bitter sweet that today I’m going to talk about some of my worst and best memories of SWG. We left off last time with the CU and the summer of 2005. I graduated from grad school, had …

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SWG Retrospective- Part 2: Rogue Squadron

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By the spring of 2004, SWG had added player cities, some vehicles and everyone was eagerly anticipating the release of the Jump to Light Speed, which would add the missing space component to the game. My friend Zeric and his …

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SWG Retrospective- Part 1: The Early Years

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My experience with Star Wars Galaxies began in early 2003. I didn’t follow the development of the game until close to it’s launch. This was the early days of MMO’s and I had played none of them. My sister and …

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RIP SWG

I received an email the other day from Sony Online Entertainment informing me that Star Wars Galaxies would be shutting down in December. I haven’t actively played SWG since at least 2009 but it is still sad to hear that …

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Do you wish to join via holoprojector?

Coming via the Ancient Gaming Noob, there’s an interesting piece about SWTOR from Penny Arcade. This talk about the quest system in SWTOR has me intrigued. It’s been awhile since I’ve been excited about a game coming. There was STO …

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Item Shopping

Today in Tobold’s blog he asked whether people prefer to buy “useful items” or “useless fluff” in Free-to-Play MMO’s. I’d agree with the statement that the discussion is normally dominated by people who wouldn’t buy either, so they naturally don’t …

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All ahead full…

Greetings internet! Welcome to my blog. What is it about you might ask? Well, to be honest I’m not really sure. I enjoy reading blogs and sometimes I feel like there is something I want to say. ¬†Unfortunately, what I …

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