As much as I absolutely hate Star Wars Galaxies, I still love it; the incredible experience it was as a Star Wars game and the powerful nostalgia it still brings me as I remember the experience. I honestly can’t say I’ve had so much fun in any game since.
The combat update (or upgrade) came about six months after I started playing. The update wasn’t an absolute game destroyer. Most are led to believe that the combat update is what killed the game, but that isn’t the case. Then the NGE came soon after and that was the end. I still can’t believe they removed about 30 professions. Yes, 30 professions. That’s not the exact number but it’s close.
Then there is Jump to Lightspeed which is still amazing. Apart from it’s ground game counterpart, Lightspeed is the best Star Wars space combat experience since Lucasarts X-wing.
Star Wars Galaxies did so many things right – and so many things wrong. What it did right really made it incredible and made the wrong easy to stomach.
About a year ago I started playing again only to jump back in my tie fighter and I had a blast. I mostly avoided the ground aspect of the game but I also got into crafting again. Crafting is still fun for the most part. It’s just the best crafting experience in an online game hands down to date. It’s complex but easy to grasp. Nothing can compare.