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WSRB
03.30.2014 , 03:15 PM | #31
I played SWG at launch until the CU. I had a lot of fond memories, but I also remember other things too:

A near complete lack of any sort of story content.

Grossly overpowered buffs that enabled players to solo content meant for a group of 20.

Every enemy racing up to melee despite the existence of blasters.

Recursive macros that enabled people to level a character wihtout ever actually playing the character.

PVP being forced on huge numbers of unwilling participants who simply wanted to engage in the core Star Wars fantasy of being a Jedi.

Let's not forget that the NGE didn't happen because SOE and LA somehow "got greedy" but because they'd driven away over 850k of the million people who purchased the game and were bleeding subs at a rate of 15k per month. SWG was fun, but extremely broken.

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Manweth
03.31.2014 , 10:08 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by WSRB View Post
I played SWG at launch until the CU. I had a lot of fond memories, but I also remember other things too:

A near complete lack of any sort of story content.

Grossly overpowered buffs that enabled players to solo content meant for a group of 20.

Every enemy racing up to melee despite the existence of blasters.

Recursive macros that enabled people to level a character wihtout ever actually playing the character.

PVP being forced on huge numbers of unwilling participants who simply wanted to engage in the core Star Wars fantasy of being a Jedi.

Let's not forget that the NGE didn't happen because SOE and LA somehow "got greedy" but because they'd driven away over 850k of the million people who purchased the game and were bleeding subs at a rate of 15k per month. SWG was fun, but extremely broken.
I was like 11 and even I remember these things.

Funny how grown men forgot how problematic even the original SWG was.
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GraydenTOR
03.31.2014 , 06:14 PM | #33
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Mallorik
04.02.2014 , 12:34 PM | #34
It was so long ago I don't remember my char names but I think my server was wanderhome and another one I cant remember.

The one and only thing I miss from swg is Jump to Light Speed.

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DarthMaulUK
04.03.2014 , 09:06 AM | #35
I played at launch on a US server from the UK - Eclipse was my original home - Biere was my toon selling Stry'kers weapons from my store on Tatooine.

Engaging every night in battles between Bestine and Anchorhead. Good times.

Rolled on Infinity when Euro got servers - a Bounty Hunter Wyatt Earp. Set up a big guild on Taris I think which was pretty big (Order 66) stayed until NGE and used to run swgalaxies.net
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Niklarus
04.03.2014 , 11:18 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by WSRB View Post
I played SWG at launch until the CU. I had a lot of fond memories, but I also remember other things too:

A near complete lack of any sort of story content.

Grossly overpowered buffs that enabled players to solo content meant for a group of 20.

Every enemy racing up to melee despite the existence of blasters.

Recursive macros that enabled people to level a character wihtout ever actually playing the character.

PVP being forced on huge numbers of unwilling participants who simply wanted to engage in the core Star Wars fantasy of being a Jedi.

Let's not forget that the NGE didn't happen because SOE and LA somehow "got greedy" but because they'd driven away over 850k of the million people who purchased the game and were bleeding subs at a rate of 15k per month. SWG was fun, but extremely broken.
I left SWG early too. Joined at launch and was gone within six months. I think the tipping point for me happened when I was working my way up the trees to actually become a Smuggler and realized "Hey, wait a minute! Why am I doing this when there's not actually any SMUGGLING for me to do when I get these trees filled in?" It didn't take long after that for me to actually leave, delete the game and toss the discs. I went back to Ultima Online and stayed there until I got hooked on City of Heroes. Now I'm here.

So, yeah, I have more nostalgia for UO than I do for SWG. Never felt like I was wasting my time in UO.
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