Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Experience

SWG claims 3m player-made quests

Ageing MMO enlivened by Chronicle Master.

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that players have created over three million quests for its Star Wars Galaxies MMO in just over a month. The quests were made using the new Chronicle Master system for content creation.

No Station Cash for SWG, Vanguard

SOE item sales stay in EverQuest 1 & 2.

Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has told Massively that there are no plans to bring the Station Cash item sales just introduced to EverQuest and EverQuest II to SOE's other current games.

Hoth battle live in Star Wars Galaxies

MMO gets classic film sequence at last.

Even those MMOs that don't have a new expansion pack this winter have saved up their tastiest updates for the run-up to Christmas, and Star Wars Galaxies is no exception.

Star Wars Galaxies support to continue

Even though SWTOR's on the way.

LucasArts executive Tom Nichols has confirmed there will be continuing support for Star Wars Galaxies - even though new MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is on the way.

George Lucas has never played WOW

He's a fan of Star Wars Galaxies though.

LucasArts producer Tom Nichols has confirmed that George Lucas is "very excited" about Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, it doesn't sound like the famous director is a huge fan of the MMO genre - he hasn't even played World of Warcraft.

FeatureFear and Levelling in Las Vegas

Eurogamer goes gonzo at Sony Online Entertainment's Fan Faire.

I have an admission to make: even though I've played MMOs for years, I guess I believed the stereotypes, and I expected Sony Online Entertainment's annual Fan Faire in Las Vegas to be filled with shuffling, socially-awkward freaks with poor dress sense, using obscure science-fiction references to mask their conversational inadequacy. The reasons for this are quite simple: having played MMOs for years, I'm a shuffling, socially-awkward freak with poor dress sense, and I use obscure science-fiction references to mask my conversational inadequacy.

Star Wars Galaxies to get vehicle combat

Echo Base, far away in time.

Christopher Field, producer of Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies MMO, has confirmed that vehicle combat is coming to the five-year-old game.

Trading card game for Star Wars Galaxies

Champions of the Force, for subscribers only.

Sony Online Entertainment is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its controversial MMO, Star Wars Galaxies, with the release of a new online trading card game.

Dates announced for SOE Fan Faire

Dates announced for SOE Fan Faire

Sixth Sony event heads to Vegas in August.

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the date and location for the sixth of its annual Fan Faire conventions.

Fan Faire 2008 will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton over four days, from August 14th to 17th.

Tickets go on sale later this spring, but the hotel can be booked now at a discount rate. Check the official announcement for details.

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MMO patch news roundup

MMO patch news roundup

Pirates, Heroes, Galaxies, Tabula.

It's a busy time on the test servers at NCsoft and Sony Online Entertainment. Patches for the former's City of Heroes and Tabula Rasa and the latter's Pirates of the Burning Sea and Star Wars Galaxies are imminent (or in the case of SWG, just out).

Pirates developer Flying Lab has announced that the swashbuckling MMO's next patch, 1.3, will go live on the test server on April 8th. The patch will include a user interface overhaul, a duelling mode, revamped player-vs-player rewards, some new environments for on-foot combat missions, more group-focused seafaring missions, and the long-awaited, much-delayed completion of the French colonial capital, Pointe-a-Pitre.

Watch out for Eurogamer's equally long-awaited, much-delayed review of Pirates of the Burning Sea on the MMO channel later this week.

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