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SWG … once again

[ad#gog_arcanum_box]So after about six months of absence I’ve decided to subscribe for a month back into SWG to see if things changed for the better (and to see if my stuff still exists). I spawned inside my house where I left the game last November and decided to bring my char to level 90 so I did many of the quests that I still had open. After all quests are almost the only way currently to gain XP quickly.

The game is basically still the same since I left it! Many of the same old bugs and a gameplay that has only distantly something to do with RPG. Examples: Tried to continue the ‘Secret of the Syrens’ quest but the Black Sun Bunker at the waypoint never spawns,I want to call my mount pet inside the Kashyyk Hunting Grounds but it doesn’t spawn, I want to attack that imperial trooper that permanently shoots at me but I can’t because he’s stuck inside a wall … the list could go on for a while.

The one and only reason why I don’t give up SWG completely is because of it’s theme! If it wasn’t Star Wars, I wouldn’t have lost one more word about it after I unsubscribed the first time. The real problem is that this game is ‘maintained’ by SOE! They fail at every occasion to be honest to their customer base. Their forum nazis continue to lock forum threads or ban users on their official forums if it’s not to their liking (In fact my forum access is still banned though I have resubscribed and have a right to at least read their forum).

Because it is in fashion by other MMOs to bring in more ‘No Trade’ items, SOE just copied this behavior which means that many items cannot be traded. This is very annoying! it is almost unbelievable but there are still many cafters online. When the NGE came live I really first thought they are a dying species but it seems they are thougher than I thought.

Player Bounty is back!

Ok so much for the worse but there are also good things to report! SOE seems to realize that some of their decisions were wrong. Since one of the most recent publishes its possible again for Bounty Hunters to hunt Jedis! In fact it is possible to not only hunt Jedi but all other Players. If a player got killed by another player in GCW PvP (i.e. as Special Forces) he is able to set a bounty for the player who killed him. The BH can then get the mission from the terminal like usual. Most marks go for around 25k but some go up to 100k or even more. It is also possible to hunt somebody together with other BHs which I think is cool!

Target Locking

Another good thing to report is that SOE announced to bring back Target Locking. The player will then be able to choose which targeting he prefers, either manual or with locking like it was before NGE.

New Quests

The Legacy Quest Part II came live a while ago and I have to say that it is quite good content-wise! The story is interesting to follow and there are some new interesting locations. Aimed at players of level 40 this quest is like a sunday ride for level 80-90 players but I enjoyed it nevertheless, especially the parts with the drug syndicate and the slaver compound. You can even get the highly valued Endor Combat Helmet in this quest, although it has a different color.
The battle around Restuss is currently in progress but I don’t have much time to take part in it! You have to collect medals by killing troopers of the opposing faction and do some space or mining/crafting quests and with the medals you can buy a new armor and new weapons. However I’ve saw the new weapons on some screenshots and must say that they like kind of crappy. Not sure how the armor is!

SOE also announced a face lifting about the player skins in near future. That means that player characters will get a new higher resolution texture look! How it will look in practice and if it has any impact on performance we will see when it’s live.

Except from these points the severs look in fact quite empty to me but I play at odd times anyway so I cannot really judge this. I can only hope that SOE decides to bring more pre NGE things back into the game. They will not do a rollback to pre NGE or even pre CU but I believe that they will bring in some things like they were pre NGE.
If they want to get some plus points from me they should hurry to bring the Creature Handler back! It was my most loved profession! Especially in late CU days it was a lot of fun to be a CH! The pet logic is still in the game! You are able to call droids and command them to attack your enemies. It’s basically the same like for CH pets! Also everybody currently screams to bring the pets back because they are missing their beloved mounts!

The game looks a bit unbalanced Planet-wise! Only Mustafar seems to be though currently. But go to Dathomir as a level 80-90 is like a walk in the park! You easily kill five Rancors while also reading a book and putting a Pizza into the oven!

I’m very skeptic about Emulated SWG servers! Setting up an Ultima Online Server is one thing but SWG is of a completely other scale! I don’t think this is easily done with some packet-sniffing! I will only believe it when I first see such an emulated server being online and working! Otherwise it’s just naive to believe that this can easily be done!

So much for the current situation! We will keep you up-to-date if anything important is to report!

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  1. rarvous
    September 2nd, 2006 at 00:23 | #1

    the emu is good its going slow right now no combat but its obvious that it has great potential go on the test centers they are far from done but in my opinion better than the nge ever will be… and there arent npcs mobs or combat of any kind try it out i was sceptic at first but now im very pleased

  2. Rockhound
    September 2nd, 2006 at 06:04 | #2

    Brother I could not agree with you more about everything. I have always been a crafter. and always will be . I dont see very many crafters tho ( in Radiant ) and vendors are almost always emptee. But I sell alot of stuff LOL your brother in the battle Rockhound

  3. Kakorat
    September 10th, 2006 at 10:51 | #3

    lol, what kind of crafter r ya? i play on radiant if ya do….Pre Cu Plz come back !!!

  4. Kakorat
    September 10th, 2006 at 10:55 | #4

    Oops, well, I heard Emu users will get banned by SOE when they “find out” the are taking over every thing like MxO back then ,lol, and they took over runescape (wich i never played btw) and banned everyones IP from it then deleted the game….Monolith or someone better needs o coe to SWG take over SOE and bring back pre-nge/Cu to get rid of allthese noob jedis and there 10k heals!!!

  5. September 11th, 2006 at 16:57 | #5

    Jedi are teh sux0rs now! There is a ratio of 60% Jedi, 30% BH and 10% one of the other profs in the game now (from which most are rather useless, Smuggler or Officer anyone)? Instead of ruining a first class highly complex RPG with vast amount of possibilities and a player-driven economy, LA/SOe should have decided to create a second game, an FPS with only Jedi and BH … for the wannabe-roxx0r kids! But leave the sophisticated RPG to us grown up crowd!

  6. randomdude
    September 15th, 2006 at 01:55 | #6

    Interesting read, I played this game briefly on a trial a few years back, I’m so glad I never subbed because damn all of you people got it hard in the bumbum from SOE. I think SOE via SWG has set a precedent of what not to do to your playerbase.

    BTW It’s spelt tough as in “a tough beast”, I’m not a spelling nazi but this confused my brain thinking ‘though what??’

  7. September 20th, 2006 at 16:45 | #7

    Welcome back – some of us understand not being able to stay away – check out stars-of-intrepid.blogspot.com

  8. ted
    November 20th, 2006 at 08:54 | #8

    were do you finde this sight iwant to play im pissed. lol but searelsy

  9. Mike
    November 28th, 2006 at 11:46 | #9

    i wish swg went back to pre-nge. i miss everything about the game: the group grinding(that was the only way to go), i thought it was cool to bring down AT-ATs but no more, many professions but…u guess it. No more. Swg sucks now and im still suprised i still play that game. In fact, the only reason i play it is because its Star Wars, and star wars makes my favorite games (besides this), my fav. movies, etc. SoE should go to hell!

  10. December 1st, 2006 at 04:29 | #10

    haha! i think SWG has turned at its best again!

  11. December 1st, 2006 at 04:40 | #11

    i think their gonna change it back again!
    SWG will once more rule the galaxy, besides they have already changed some things back……/(im buying the complete online adventures)

  12. January 4th, 2007 at 03:02 | #12

    check out Returning SWG to PRE-NGE Petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/PRE-NGE/index.html and spread the word

  13. USAFSpawn
    January 8th, 2007 at 13:17 | #13

    Uhhmmm…we tried to do a petition for getting everything back to Pre-CU…we also tried a petition before the CU to not implement the CU, neither worked. SOE is not going to just waste the money and man hours put into creating something that extensive. They are a very stubborn company. You would think that they would at least make a sid server for those of us that they lose to these stupid things. Make a couple Pre CU servers, a couple Pre NGE servers, etc. Then they would still be making money off of those of us that thought the game was perfect Pre CU…btw, we managed to get well over 50,000 people to sign the Return to Pre CU State Petition. Shows how much SOE cares about $750k per month…

  14. mr piggy
    February 18th, 2007 at 19:59 | #14

    ive read through all of these comments, and the 1 about kids being bh and jedi wannabes is completely rediculous. Im 13 and my m8 is 12, and neither of us are jedi or bounty hunters, i am a commando and he is a smuggler. So to your comment i say UP YOURS A HOLE

  15. February 22nd, 2007 at 02:35 | #15

    This tread was began about 7 months ago and I can tell you things are even better now than they were then.

    The combat expertise has been rolled out to all of the combat professions and just trying the different professions have been a lot of fun.

    Today the combat upgrades have done much to level the playing field. So much so that Jedi and BH are no longer the dominating classes in numbers. I can’t speak for every server but on Starsider the most popular professions are Commando and Spy. Commando is popular because of the heavy damage they can do and Spy because of the heavy defense (defense in the sense they can cloak and escape combat).

    The Rebel to Imperial ratio is much closer now and with that much more pvp available.

    Comming Soon is the Trader Expertise. No doubt when it hits the PvP on Starsider will cease to exist for a period of time while everyone has some fun with the trader profession.

  16. mr piggy
    March 4th, 2007 at 00:10 | #16

    My galaxy is scylla, and there are quite a few jedi, a couple of medics, barely any smugglers or officers, lots of bh and commando. I have tried out each profession and what i find extremely lame is that commandos can defeat pretty much every other profession with ease. and jedi purely suck in pvp now. I want the professions to be even matched, and for god sake bring back the pre-nge stuff!!! I came into this game having 30 odd awsome professions, now it has 8 or 9. I have downloaded a L.S mod containing the pre-nge saber moves and I must say it makes nge saber fighting look like crap.(excuse my language)

  17. mr piggy
    March 4th, 2007 at 00:11 | #17

    sorry i meant *commandos pretty much own every…*

  18. VetStar
    March 5th, 2007 at 02:27 | #18

    mr. piggy,
    Commandos one on one do win against every other class at the moment but…. they can not escape from the fight as us Jedi can.
    When i fight 2 on 1 if I see I’m not going to win I can leave the fight.
    If a commando finds himself againt me and a friend he will die 90% of the time. The balance of classes don’t all ways boil down to 1 vs 1.
    i think this encourage us to fight as teams not solo and to me this is good.
    just my thoughts,
    starsider elder jedi

  19. mr piggy
    March 5th, 2007 at 03:50 | #19

    yes but what if there is a team of commandos and/or medics

  20. March 5th, 2007 at 22:24 | #20

    if there is a team of commandos and/or medics you best have a good team yourself.

    we actually had a battle in Restuss last night against a commando team.

    imps – 3 commandos, 2 jedi, 1 officer
    rebs – 3 jedi, 2 commandos, 1 spy, 1 medic

    It was a great battle lasting around 10mins. Rebs eventually won. In this case i think it was our Medic more than pure numbers that made the difference in that he was able to give us heals and preformed 2 or 3 rez before he went down.

  21. mr piggy
    March 6th, 2007 at 20:39 | #21

    sounds like fun lol, by the way a peice of advice for jedi expertise, make sure you upgrade your heal to have dot resistance. Also get the forsake fear ability which gets 60% of your energy back, they help me so much in both npc and pvp combat.

  22. STFU
    March 29th, 2007 at 01:02 | #22

    you guys are sad fucks swg is shit and a waste of fuckin space now tbh its not even unique when it was pre-cu the game was the best and tbh if it was still like it, it would be the top mmorpg and probs be so good become more famous then WoW is now SWG PRE CU FOREVER NGE CAN SUCK MY FUCKIN BALLS!

  23. Beebz
    March 29th, 2007 at 01:05 | #23

    mmm swg emu will be here soon and they have actually succeeded in making it stable, ive even been on the test servers and it runs very smooth, cant wait!! so fuck you sony mauahha

  24. March 30th, 2007 at 02:22 | #24

    wow is for teenies. emu is for fools that want to waste their time on a server that will shut down without warning leaving you with nothing.

  25. Gra’urk’ke (swg name on kauri)
    April 4th, 2007 at 04:59 | #25

    very nice article anyone willing to sell an elder?

  26. Legoklas
    April 9th, 2007 at 23:52 | #26

    VetStar – WoW isnt really for teenies.
    and the EMU IS NOT FOR FOOLS.
    The EMU is very stable and if the server should shutdown it wouldnt leave you with nothing.
    Ever heard of CHaracter save?

    Well there are now 2 EMU teams, http://www.swgemu.com and http://www.swganh.com
    I dont know wich one is the best, but the swgEMU team got a testserver, and ANH doesnt…

  27. J3SuS
    April 26th, 2007 at 00:10 | #27

    I Will Gladly Pay For a PRE-CU SWG Server, Bring Back My Tera-Kasi And Medic Professions, Loved That Build, Tank A AT-ST With Ease =o.

  28. May 3rd, 2007 at 06:50 | #28

    We currently have 3 test servers in SWGANH but we pick ppl to do our testing we currently have over 50 ppl from different communities that are doing testing. Once we are happy with our core and coding we will open a public test server. But having to many ppl reporting the same bugs over and over and over cause they didnt read it was posted 9 times before they posted it isnt going to help us. Also look at the other teams test server. It is for testing its just a bunch of ppl running around ganking each other. Nonone is really looking for bugs they are just messing around with a half put together combat system. We promise once we open a test server it wont be anything like you have seen. Thanks for taking the time and stop by our site offten to check for updates.

  29. CucumberBoy
    May 8th, 2007 at 00:22 | #29

    how many players are currently playing swg? And wouldn’t it be cool if they narrowed down the no. of servers so there’d be more player on each server? The graphics has to be improved btw.

  30. Gra’urk’ke (swg name on kauri)
    May 10th, 2007 at 09:42 | #30

    the new Beast master sux it couldnt be worse i meen players love their expertese and dont waste the points lightly before chp 6 comes out they should change it to a different profesion completely like piolet

  31. May 11th, 2007 at 01:30 | #31

    Actually i believe the removing of abandon houses (June 5) will be the first step for a server merge. I expect they will do a merge before year end. However there will be some issues to solve before they do that. things like people having toons on both servers that are merged? A guild that has a town on say Naboo with shuttle and all… do they loose shuttle ect.?

    But while Starsider isn’t the full server it was day 1 it would be too crowded if the poplulation suddenly doubled.
    Starsider Elder Jedi
    what if they merge a server

  32. FlowerDavid
    May 21st, 2007 at 11:15 | #32

    I have played SWG not to Long Just around 3 months. and i have made Profiles on the free 15 day triall to see if SWG has gotten any beater. and i have a question should i start playing SWG again? since all im playing now is GTA San Andreas, Halo, Halo 2, WarHammer 40K dawn of war, and a little of StarCraft and Star wars Knights of the old republic since the update with Pet Proffesion coming to a end, Just around 9 profeesion and no lock on Targeting Combat system Update.
    [BTW i bought SWG the total Experence, plus my BARC Speeder Exploded by a sith Grrr....]

  33. Strezin (AHAZI)
    June 22nd, 2007 at 00:05 | #33

    im starting up a pre nge/cu revival site with furums just for this kind of discussion any body willing to helmp my sn is athet12@aol.com.

  34. Eclipese
    June 23rd, 2007 at 03:35 | #34

    I’m starting SWG but i dont see the problem of NGE and what is cu?I’m noob in this but i would like to know so i could understand everithing.
    Explain everithing so i can understand well

    Ty for the time

  35. somerandom reply
    June 24th, 2007 at 18:03 | #35

    hey Eclipese, whats your email address? (it’ll take a lil while to explain it all lol), my address is japgatjames@yahoo.com (tell me thru there if u dont want everybody to know ur email or something)

  36. soccerking
    July 10th, 2007 at 15:25 | #36

    I think that SWG is still the game I remember it to be… yes the elder players that played it from the beginning could be disgruntled but everyone else that is starting out is loving it. I myself am in school so I make it a habit that every summer no matter what I must play SWG and I love every second of it! I don’t really care what other people say about it because this game is star wars and that right there is enough to make me play it! And I will be loyal to this game until it is bested by the upcoming online star wars game that is rumored to be based off of KOTOR! which will be AWESOME!

  37. JV
    July 11th, 2007 at 01:53 | #37

    I’ve played SWG 6mos. after it came out. Actually, I bought it for my son, in tears because the video card we had wasn’t good enough to run the game. So, we changed the video card and were up and running again.
    I LOVE SWG – there’s no other virtual world and a place for friends to work and play. I’ve had many profession, been a mayor of a large city and have done countless things which keeps me busy.
    Has it changed -> FOR SURE IT HAS. and I personally think there have been many changes for the better. I’m sure there will be more changes and again it will be to make the game better. Only more good will come.
    May the Force be with you……………..

  38. Met
    July 13th, 2007 at 07:01 | #38

    I just started up again after about a year away and am having a blast. I solo mostly just because of time but other then the lack of a lot of people around, I don’t have anything that really bugs me. Of course, I’m still a noob (again!) so can’t speak for later on :)
    I started again after reading a new Star Wars book – Darth Bane : Path of Destruction (which I recommend! ) and started thinking about the game again, and of course had to start a Jedi. Come on, the allure of swinging a red lightsabre is just to great! Surprised my house is till up on my other toon, though it drained he bank account dry :D
    What server you on JV ?

  39. August 11th, 2008 at 15:08 | #39

    I loved the desert skiff and I had a blast with my guild as well.

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