The Repopulation

I heard about a new game in development this weekend called “The Repopulation“. It is a sci-fi themed sandbox MMO due out in Fall 2013. They had a successful Kickstarter campaign this last summer, raising twice their goal. What’s really …

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Capitalships

One of the things I think is missing in games is a true Capitalship experience. A lot of games have tried, or pretended to try, but no game I’ve played or heard of has really captured what it is, I …

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SWG Retrospective- Part 5: The Good

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Last time we looked at some of the flaws of SWG. Now we’re going to look at what it right and what made it a wonderful game. Some of these things didn’t survive until the end, but many of them …

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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. ┬áToday I’m going to look specifically the good and …

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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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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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