Star Wars Galaxies Diary

The Star Wars Galaxies Website offers Cinco Barnes' Letter to the Community (thanks Frans) as the lead designer on the upcoming Jump to Lightspeed expansion for Star Wars Galaxies shares his enthusiasm for the project:
I can't wait for you to know the feeling I had the first time I flew through the Naboo system and wove my TIE fighter through the merchant lanes. Or the first time I sat in the X-wing cockpit and looked over my shoulder to see my droid looking back at me. For that matter, the first time I flew through a nebula and saw blinding cords of electricity ripping through the clouds.
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Unfortunately, these games require you to dedicate 400+ hours of grinding away at womp rats just so you can afford a run-down garbage scow.

That is basically it in a nutshell.

I notice most of the people whining about the game are the ones posting. You want everything handed to you the day you sign up. Get real.

For my $70Cdn for the box/CD as well as $100Cdn subscription fee I expect a hell of a lot more than the priveledge of having to run out in the middle of nowhere to pay maintenance on a harvester and make sure the resource hasn't dried up. I expect the game to be fun from the get-go, not a dreary exercise in repetition. But then most of these types of games excel at placing barriers in front of players; compare the reward systems of MMOGs to "single" player RPGs. Let's shake that money tree.

I've played on some fine NwN persistent world servers. The game kept my interest despite max lvling many characters because there were so many combos and an impressive aamount of community content; and I didn't have to pay a monthly fee. What about Guild Wars? I haven't tried it, in fact I know little about it, but I see there is no monthly fee. So it can be done.

You're right, there does need to be more themes than just fantasy, but the fact this game is Star Wars, for me, doesn't make it any less a dog. Perhaps I'm a little too cynical, but there's no way I'm going to give Sony more of my cash to see if they've fixed this game. I have plenty of other great games to play


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