On The Galaxies Launch

Quiet Birth for Star Wars World is a Wired article discussing what they seem to feel is a low-key launch for this MMORPG (thanks Mike Martinez). Meanwhile, there are other ways of describing the game's birth as quiet, as problems folks have been having with sign-ups are detailed in a forum post by LucasArts' Kevin O'Hara (thanks HomeLAN Fed). There is also an announcement about this from Raph Koster saying Launch day will not count against your subscription (we can also get a wry update on the topic from The Iraqi Information Minister - thanks Hump). Finally, the intro movie for the Star Wars MMOG has been released, and is available for download from FilePlanet (registration required), FileShack (registration required), Gamer's Hell and Worthplaying.
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Wow...
Jun 27, 2003, 11:11
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Wow... Jun 27, 2003, 11:11
Jun 27, 2003, 11:11
 
After playing the beta, I never expected SWG to have a launch like this.

/sarcasm

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Re: Very entertaining
Jun 27, 2003, 11:08
Flo
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Re: Very entertaining Jun 27, 2003, 11:08
Jun 27, 2003, 11:08
Flo
 
I just checked the german release date for Galaxies....
It's been pushed back to november....for a good reason.
Thnx USA for beta testing this game!!!

Supporter of the "Chewbacca Defense"
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Star Wars Intro
Jun 27, 2003, 11:04
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Star Wars Intro Jun 27, 2003, 11:04
Jun 27, 2003, 11:04
 
Ok was it my luck that I downloaded the intro from Gamer's Hell and for 2+ mins all I got was a nice image of the SW logo with music and other noises playing in the background?

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Re: Very entertaining
Jun 27, 2003, 11:01
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Re: Very entertaining Jun 27, 2003, 11:01
Jun 27, 2003, 11:01
 
Wait a minute, you mean to tell me SWG is having a bad launch? My god, whats next a mediocre MMORPG that people will get bored of in the next month?

I can just imagine the look of horror on every zit faced, scrawny, ass hat Star Wars fan who must have tried to log on last night.

Me? I was fighting elves in Shadowbane and masturbating to free thumbnail posts.

But hey, at least I didn't buy SWG hahaha!

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Very entertaining
Jun 27, 2003, 10:51
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Very entertaining Jun 27, 2003, 10:51
Jun 27, 2003, 10:51
 
This game is gonna flop so fuckin hard... I cant wait to hear all the screaming geeks goin after SOE.

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Re: More downs than ups
Jun 27, 2003, 10:36
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Re: More downs than ups Jun 27, 2003, 10:36
Jun 27, 2003, 10:36
 
Yah, I'm still waiting to play. The ten minutes I have seemed decent enough though.

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More downs than ups
Jun 27, 2003, 10:26
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More downs than ups Jun 27, 2003, 10:26
Jun 27, 2003, 10:26
 
The game servers were taken offline last night, and will be back up at some point this morning. This launch has not gone well, and that may be the understatement of the century.

Seems perhaps some of us predicting doom and gloom were on the mark. Maybe someday the genre will mature enough to make these disasters the exception rather than the norm.
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