SWG was in the original trilogy era and that certainly did not play out better
Personally I think this era was the best choice, things are recognizable, but still removed far enough to have freedom artistically and storywise
QFT! For example, SWG was set at a point in the timeline we all know and there lies the limitations........Devs have to lay out content in accordance with the lore, unless you want to really throw it out of the window (a la SOE and the 1000000's of jedi parading around when according to lore there were a handful) and alieneate the fans of the IP. this era was the best choice with more oppportunities for real original material which fits, without compromising the lore.