the emu is getting a ton of support from past and present SWG players. While I don't care to play on small private servers and have pretty much written SWG off, I support the emu as a protest to the bullshit way in which this game was destroyed.
The "New Game Experience" (NGE) was created so SOE could try to compete with WoW. The only thing the NGE did was ruin the game, and cause subscriptions to dive while alienating their core user base. This game has always been sub-standard, but the earlier version of it, pre-NGE, contained enough flexibility that the core users were able to make their OWN content, and have a great time. This made the game more fun for everyone, even new players. In other words, the community was the content. Off the top of my head, it seemed like they removed at least 2/3s of the game's features with the NGE in an attempt to dumb it down and make it more WoW like.
This game should be allowed to die, and Lucas should award the contract for SWG2 to Blizzard or someone else who actually knows how to make a good MMO. SOE got lucky making the first well known one, Everquest, and they haven't been able to duplicate the success yet. EQ2, SWG, Matrix Online, are all failures, IMO. It is ludicrous that SOE is unable to make an MMO based on Star Wars IP that is not equally as successful as WoW. There is no larger built-in audience as far as I can tell.
Edit: Above I mentioned that SOE 'dumbed down' SWG in an attempt to make it more WoW like. WoW is a great game, and it stands on it's own. While it is 'simpler' as far as features go (when compared to pre-NGE SWG), it is also an all around better game that doesn't necessarily rely on the player's imagination and creativity to be fun. SWG has never even come close to the level of polish that WoW has, and it was the CORE USERS that made it a blast to play before SOE stripped it down. I just wanted to be clear that I am not bashing WoW. I'd give anything for a Sci-Fi MMO of WoW's quality.
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He cut the possum's face off then cut around the eye socket. In the center of the belt buckle, where the possum's eye would be, he has placed a small piece of wood from his old '52 Ford's home made railroad tie bumper. Damn, he misses that truck.