Hmmm.... I don't recall "SWG player" being a requirement outlined when I was invited to become a moderator here on the LucasArts forums. None of the other forum staff said I could only participate and moderate forums for games that I played. Those would be the main reasons.
I've got no issue with people that played SWG or want SWG to return even though I have no interest in the game, chiefly because its setting (e.g. hordes of Jedi) doesn't align with the setting shown in the original trilogy. I typically only pipe up when I see people make "statements of fact" that are not at all factual. And I might throw my opinion in sometimes when the mood strikes me. Thanks for acknowledging your misstatement though. Many times people won't do even that.
From Char Ell
"I didn't play SWG before it closed and unless they made specific changes to SWG I wouldn't play the game even if it did return to existence."
Why would you even moderate a topic you really know nothing about except what you have read people say about it. Yes some people did leave the game for their opinion of the game going downhill. Some people left because mommy and daddy were not paying for it anymore and they had to grow up and get jobs themselves. Of course it really doesn't matter now since you know nobody will ever come on here and ask for directions to a player city or where to get the best resources as this was never the best place to go anyway. However it did happen from time to time.
I aplogize Char Ell for not having my statistics correct as I did only check the Other Discussion instead of wherever that was hidden. However if you take all of the posts about SWG that were deleted or moved or anything else since we have only been able to post in this topic rather start a new post. But I am afraid that most (not all) I still play the old ones sometimes) of the people that play the battlefront game will be done with it a few months after they play. That will be good for business of course because then they can sell new maps or whatever. Having played games for a very long time now.(first computer was a vic 20) There was never a game that kept me as entertained as SWG so yes I might be a little "biased". paying the 16 dollars a mo saved me alot of money over the years as I didn't finish a game and in a few days had to go buy a new one. Of course once the TCG came out I started spending some of that money I had saved...This game was alot of hours playing having fun with friends and then new friends over and over after everytime a new patch came out that people claimed screwed the game would quit. I will get off of my soapbox for my Biased opinion. oh yea and probably only the first 5-10 pages of topics as well.
Hmmm... You really should make sure what you post is true when it comes to easily verifiable claims. This thread has nowhere near the number of views that Star Wars Battlefront III Speculation [TDE] has. I mean, I get that you want SWG back but I think you have biased perspective on the subject.
wow the first time i havnt seen this thread move. I guess people are starting to give up. Disney LA whoever reads this not please bring this game back as you can see it has the most views of any topic on this website.
There is much speculation on this point. It was decided at license renewal that LucasArts and SOE would choose to close the game. Population was not progressively growing and it was finally known that TOR was being released. So as TOR launched, SWG closed. This would allow LA to be more free to promote the only Star Wars MMO in the market while SOE could free server resources for its future games.
What has been widely assumed, is EA had a non-competition clause with LA once a new deal had to be signed as they purchased Bio-Ware. EA bought Bio-Ware as it became known TOR was in development.
SWG has a long (10 years or so) history of ups and downs with much bias and rumor along the trail. What can be said is LA was never satisfied with its performance once World of Warcraft launched.
Even if EA was to build an SWG-type game remember their bread and butter is and always has been the madden franchise. they will not let anything mess that up. they make good games and they do listen to their players otherwise madden wouldnt have been around for as long that it has been. and to this day remains the top football franchise. not sure how they would fare making an mmo. i hope for the better.
With now exclusive rights to EA for all Star wars games I doupt that we will see any SWG2 type (or any good Star Wars game) anytiem soon. I was hoping that Disney does not continue the mistakes made when SWTOR was launched. Game quality has never seen any benifit from exclusive rights to one company and EA has certainly not the best record as of late.
The only emulator that really matters is SWGemu, and it often has so many people at login a que has developed. Yet despite the population, there has been no action from LA. On the other hand, maybe Disney will have a more flexible approach. The indefatigable subsequent point of an emulator is no new content will ever truly exist, and you're just picking over the bones of a once great MMORPG -- which is why I would like SWG to action make an actual comeback with Disney / SOE. Disney shouldn't have all of the hangups and pet peeves that LA had, which ended up damaging the MMO for LA / SOE. LA's hangups and pet peeves are why we have a multi-milllion dollar failure in SW:TOR -- a dull, static, sterile "MMO" themepark.
There are multiple emulators out there... Maybe if we all supported and played on one like protject swg (http://www.projectswg.com/) So the community can live again and perhaps Disney/Soe see the popularity of it. If not it will never be the same but at least we have a chance wandering around in Mos Eisley once again...
I am all for SWG to come back somehow. However, the MMORPG market is starting to dry up. At the very least SOE is trying to make a stab at the sandbox type MMO with Everquest Next, as they say. But it is very disheartening to see games close and or companies go under as of late. With what happened with LucasArts, I tend to fear the worse for gaming.
I complete argree with you notes Nykara those things made SWG great and I miss them I have great memories with the game for those topics, the space was great especially when you had a larger ship and had friends ombord it was so awesome.
Swtor will never be able to change into that....
We can only hope that disney want's to do a new SWG MMO set in the sequel trilogy with the style of SWG so SWG 2.
The Truuth I argree with you too! The Emulators just can't be the same and even though history has shown that no matter how big a fuss we make big corperations usually refuse to listen. We should still try though. The thing is though as for SWG it seams like there is only a relativily small passionate group whom want it back so it might be a harder job then Battlefront 3.
Can someone please build a website with literature that we can provide to Disney in which a Star Wars game that encompasses many of the Star Wars Galaxies game play models. I.E player housing, open world, space travel and combat, many professions to choose from, player and world driven crafting to enforce economy. And please, keep the Jedi as to being a secret profession with evolving ways to obtain the profession. Starting a MMO as a Jedi is nonsense.
I will be honest, I miss SWG for what it was, and I dislike SWGEMU for what it is not.
All of us obviously are true Star Wars fans so I believe that we should all make an effort to let it seriously be known to Disney. Sandbox MMO games are some of the most exciting. Lets keep it that way.
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I wont comment on swtor because like most of you other swg fans I had plans on playing it and was looking forward to it up until swgs murder was announced i swore that day i would not infect my computer with that filth and to this day have not done so even with others trying their best to recruit me I mean the game must have sucked really bad even before laucnch if it was decided to shut down swg just to trick the weak minded of us to go over to play it. my eldest son is 9 now and he too shares my feelings for swg he began playing when he was just 3 and by 5 he was running instances with the guild and a fully capable member of the team. but to leave all that aside i just wanted to say i also had multiple accounts i had 6 and always had at least 3 of them online at all times but since swg shut down i have tried but with no luck to find myself another mmo to keep me interested as swg did no other game has the community like swg no other game ive played since swg has kept my interest for more than a month dont get my wrong i still play a few but not for the game mainly just because i have friends from swg that play and its better than nothing la come on man u gave the swtor thing a shot it was crap i predicted it and you didnt listen so here is another prediction and you should listen to this one SWG2 same game better graphics hell you want to feel like you made some big change fine whatever make the game some 20 or 30 years after all the books that way we have a rich history to work with and the future events of the game wont be held back creatively by story lines that have already been written
SWTOR should have shown that yet another copy product of the same type MMO is also no success. It is interesting that people often call the sandbox MMOs games without a future. I think that if someone were to finally bring something new to the MMO market the best chance is to re-visit the sandbox idea and build something new.
Well, guess it won't be LA, but to be honest, LA value add to the recent games was unfortunately low. Lets see what the future holds.