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Venom750
01-07-2004, 10:41 PM
I thinking about buying Star Wars :Galaxies would you Recommand it?

lil_dude
01-07-2004, 10:55 PM
well if you don't mind the monthly fee, then i guess you should get it, i've heard some good things bout it


damn, 4x post:ball:


Just remember that the edit button is your friend. ~Taos ;)

SpaceButler13
01-08-2004, 01:08 AM
I think Galaxies is designed to trap unknowing parents of little kids into huge financial outlays. The notice on the box doesn't even describe how much money, and seems like it could be part of the esrb rating. I was given it as a gift from someone who knew I liked Star Wars games and had no idea it was like that, and I returned it for Kotor.

Sam Fisher
01-20-2004, 01:44 PM
If it didn't cost anything for Online, I'd get it, but since it does...

In short, you get it if you have a lot of money!

lil_dude
01-31-2004, 07:32 PM
i have it now, and i think it's worth it, people say there's no content but that's bull ****, if you don't mind the fee it's great

McCusto
02-09-2004, 01:17 AM
Get the game #1 RPG!!!

Stupid fools! Have you even played the game for more than a week!?

lol ALOT of money? It is only $15 a month lol!!!

McCusto
02-10-2004, 01:57 PM
Stupid fools! Have you even played the game for more than a week!?

McCusto
02-10-2004, 01:58 PM
lol ALOT of money? It is only $15 a month lol!!!

Sivy
02-10-2004, 02:11 PM
in future McCusto could you edit your first post instead of triple-posting, thanks :)



Galaxies doesn't really appeal to me and i haven't heard enough good things about it to convince me otherwise

Hiroki
02-12-2004, 08:07 PM
I wish people would not be so cheap as to cut themselfs out on a great game, just becouse you gotta pay for it. How much do you all owe on your cars?

Darth Exar Kun
02-12-2004, 08:54 PM
a car is much mnore esstinial then a so-so mmorpg

McCusto
02-12-2004, 10:37 PM
Did I triple post? If I did sorry :(

Pnut_Man
02-13-2004, 11:35 AM
I recommend against it. The game is still in Open Beta ;)
(Maybe once they had some more satisifying features...such as drinking animations...)

Boba Rhett
02-15-2004, 04:36 AM
Only 15 bucks a month? Not even including the purchase price, that's 180 a year for one game. That's a lot for any game. Let alone a mediocre, bug riddled one. And it may appear that it has content but in reality it's all paper thin.


It's a waste of time and money.

McCusto
02-15-2004, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Siv
in future McCusto could you edit your first post instead of triple-posting, thanks :)



Galaxies doesn't really appeal to me and i haven't heard enough good things about it to convince me otherwise


I respect your thoughts but the bad reviews were about the demo because that did suck but the game is worth the price:)

Dharkbayne
02-16-2004, 08:29 AM
:o

Jedi speCtre
02-20-2004, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by McCusto
Get the game #1 RPG!!!

Stupid fools! Have you even played the game for more than a week!?

lol ALOT of money? It is only $15 a month lol!!!

Lets say the game costs 60 dollars that is 240 for the first year, but I'll assume they give you a month free so thats 225 for the first year. Let's say you play for 2 years thats 545 and once you stop playing you lose your character + Lucas is rolling around in your cash. If you have the money go ahead, it is YOUR money after all but for $545 dollars you could buy about 8-9 Good RPG's that could keep you entertained far longer than SWG can.

Taos
02-20-2004, 07:02 AM
I say if you're going to get it now is the time. For a while there wasn't much to it, but now things are finally getting to where the devs want them. I really feel that SOE/LA rushed them into releasing that game way ahead of schedule. I reccomend getting it. It's been a lot of fun for me. :)

Hiroki
02-21-2004, 10:07 PM
Yes, only 15 dollars. Yes, we all need a car, but why do we need a awsome, shiney, hotrod of a car? Enjoyment. You might place such a car above an MMORPG, but you shouldn't. The need for a car period is above one, perhaps, since you NEED one to live today. But haveing a expensive one, wich is mostly becouse it looks good, is just as trivial. So why not spend 15 dollars for SWG?

Tito
02-21-2004, 11:06 PM
Well, seeing as most people struggle for every Dollar they make, they wouldn't spend it on a hotrod, but on stuff like FOOD and BILLS, instead of those 225 bucks for a year of playing a game... Yeah, it isn't THAT much, but it's still quite a huge sum...

SpaceButler13
02-22-2004, 01:44 AM
PAY! 15 dollars a month to
TALK! to wonderful people like MCCUSTO and
GET! carpal tunnel syndrome from
CLICKING! repeatedly to
BUILD! an ugly chair out of
WAMPA BONES!

YES!

Talak Halon
02-25-2004, 09:24 PM
Ok i'm sorry but that game was horrible. I had the game for a few months and iwaws good for the 1st month. Then you realize... I really don't have 5 hours a day to level up my character:mad: It takes too wasy too long to do anything in this game. You have to buy all of your equipment(not so bad) when you finally get enough money to get a so-so tool/gun you realize that you need to level up your character for like 5 more hours NON STOP. Cause if you don't you can't use the equipment. :mad: Then after you step back a secoind and notice how much running around you do and say to your self"i haven't done anything fun yet". Wanna beome a Jedi? GOOD LUCK Pffff...... The game id not fun and i a semi-complete waste of money. I feel sorry for all who have bought the game and saw for them selved that it doesn't even desevre the title of Star Wars.

Rogue15
02-26-2004, 03:04 AM
I am so getting this when i get my new computer in september!!!!! i'll be gone this summer...in basic and ait in ft leonardwood so i'll have to wait to get it...

Taos
02-28-2004, 12:44 AM
Hey 15, let me know when you're going to do it. You'll have to join the starsider server and Dark Sovereignty as well. :)

Hiroki
03-03-2004, 08:12 AM
I'm REALLY sorry about this mods and admins, but Talak Halon, for SWG Stratics, and SWG official forums, STFU noob!!

*cough* Again, I'm sorry, but I really had to say that. Talak, do yourself a favor and never play another MMORPG, becouse SWG has one of the easiest level treadmills. You can reach the Master level in a week if you really grind it, no other game lets you do that. If you bought the game to be a Jedi, then don't complain, its clear by spending two minutes on any SWG boared that becomeing a Jedi is the hardest thing within the game.

Also, yes, you have to level up your character to use the best stuff, otherwise it would be EQ in space, and everybody would pimp up every noob that walked into the game, and there would be no challenge. Atleast, for all the hundreads of sets of comp armour I see, I know that most actually earned them. As easy as it may have been. I'm sorry Talak, if you can't use cheat codes in SWG, but it is one of the fastest MMORPG's around.

Five hours? Five hours is nothing. Five hours gets you a pint of Ale in Everquest. And you must be doing something wrong there becouse I can gain several skills in five hours. You just have to know what to kill. Take a moment to learn the ins and outs of the game, find yourself a good guild. You might actually find it fun if you show some patience.

Again I'm sorry for my somewhat agressive post, but it just pisses me off when people want everything to be SO easy...

Edit: Also, you probably played back when the game first came out. Of course it was buggy and unfinished, all MMO's are buggy and unfinished when they come out. They can't help that. Things have really gotten better. You have Speeders to get you around really fast now.

Weiser_Cain
03-12-2004, 08:52 PM
Is evercrack the standard now?
I wouldn't get it, I don't like the idea of paying for a game I just payed for(No, I don't have a car, yes I can afford the game...and a car)Plus if say, I take a month off didn't I just buy takeout for someone at Lucas for nothing? And while I'm not a fan of cheating I do like modding. I don't like dancing wookies. Or killing small creatures for experience. Or running forever. Plus with a standard game you can goof off without any consequences.
Five hours is a long time doing anything(try brushing your teeth). Kotor is a superior starwars experience just play it again.

Hiroki
03-13-2004, 08:11 PM
Its better in your opinion. Maybe MMO's just arn't your type of game, if you don't like to do such things, then just do not play. Though don't play, then complain about how hard it is, like the last one. Thats annoying...

Weiser_Cain
03-13-2004, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Hiroki
Its better in your opinion. Maybe MMO's just arn't your type of game, if you don't like to do such things, then just do not play. Though don't play, then complain about how hard it is, like the last one. Thats annoying...
Who, me? I was under the impression that we were being asked our opinions...

Ziegler
03-13-2004, 11:52 PM
I would do almost anything to play this game! The sad part is that I do not have the time, nor the money to do so :/ I might give it a shot after the summer. It seems like one of the most brilliant games ever made! So all hails to SWG ;)
(even tough I haven't played it yet :P)

Darth Raven
03-22-2004, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by McCusto
Get the game #1 RPG!!!

Stupid fools! Have you even played the game for more than a week!?

lol ALOT of money? It is only $15 a month lol!!!

Obviously you have NO idea what financial situation my family is in:

My dad has two disabilities: three-day migraines and Asperger Syndrome (extremely unsocial and intelligent). He got FIRED from his job because he missed a few days because he was in bed with a migraine.

My mom got FIRED from her job at a jr high school because the principal's secretary's sister wanted a SECOND job while my mom doesn't have money to feed her own kids (my brother is 3).

We are now 'raking in' $200 a month. That's not even enough for rent! (though the people that let us live in this house were kind enough to pay for that).

If my mom did not work with the woman she did at the school, we WOULD be homeless (she lets us live in this house).

If you think 15 dollars a month isn't very much, think again because for us 3 dollars a month is too much for us to handle. My brother likes to buy gumballs, but usually we can't afford them. And, no, I'm not joking, I'm incredibly serious.

If you were constantly living on the verge of ultimate depression and living on the street, you wouldn't be so quick to make fun of those without much money. We only got this 'cheap' DSL to bring some measure of joy to our lives.

To you 15 dollars isn't very much but to our family it is way too much.

I'm not trying to come across as angry, because I'm not mad at you, but i just *HATE* when people don't understand what it's like to be poor. Did you know that both my parents' parents won't let us live with them? They know we might be homeless very soon but deny it. Even at our former church the pastor wouldn't give us a few dozen dollars because he thought we were manipulating him and he was being greedy.

So maybe you'll realize what it's like living in this position. Think about it for awhile. If you have one small sliver of a heart you'll feel bad that we have to live this way, near constantly begging people for a few extra dollars to pay our bills so we don't get out electricity shut off.

I'm not making any of this up to try and make you feel sorry for me, I'm just stating the facts. Please don't think that 15 dollars is very little money, because to me it's not anymore.

Hiroki
03-27-2004, 05:47 AM
Wow, and Christians too? You must've done something to upset God, or he's testing you one. Hang in there, and don't lose faith, okay? It doesn't sound like your family would be the type to upset God, so ignore my first statement....

Nikana
04-14-2004, 04:44 PM
I thought always that they that get an income below 1000$ has no rent but that is swedish laws only maybe.
I get 500$ every month so thats why i dont think that 15$ is much but now because you said so i think twice.
Here am i and throw food worth alot of money because it haves some red thingies on it

dark jedi 8
04-14-2004, 05:09 PM
when i heard it was gonna be on xbox i was pretty happy, but now that they cancelled that version, some time ago i think, it lost all its flavor. my pc cant even play the demo of jedi knight 2: jedi outcast, so i think its a huge investment for me to get this game cus i'd have to spend at least 800 on a new computer and then over 200 for the game and to use it a year. its a good idea and i'm still partly interested but its one of those games i just have to push aside, and maybe wait a few years. thats if its still around.

Shadow_Thief
04-19-2004, 08:35 PM
Why pay for any online game when ther are so many excellant free ones.

Sarendipity
05-06-2004, 02:53 PM
Okay, summer break's starting for me and I'm without my usual list of slackerish ways to kill the time. The idea of a Star Wars MMORPG definitely has its appeal, but I honestly don't know squat about the game and haven't played a MMORPG before. Does it take a while to get into? How much interaction do you have with other players, and is it easy to get into the swing of things or are people cliquey and elitist? The idea would be to spend a ridiculous amount of time playing over the next couple months, and then quit when I get bored so as not to be paying out the wazzoo for it. Is that a practical approach?

Caelib
05-07-2004, 10:21 AM
I was a beta tester for SWG for about four months leading up to release. I purchased the game at release and played it for about 5 or 6 months.

In my opinion, SWG was the absolute worst possible implementation of the Star Wars license that they could have done for an MMO.

There is almost no static content in the game. The entire combat system is based on dynamicly created missions ... when you reach the maximum level, there is nothing to do but give up your skills and try another profession.

The Jedi system is what killed SWG ... people want to play Jedi and it was a mistake making the path to get there so difficult and time consuming.

The biggest mistake they made with SWG was binding themselves to a timeframe that was not "open" ... they chose a timeframe somewhere in the middle of Ep. 4 - 6 ... STUPID! Bioware did it right by choosing an era where they could do pretty much whatever they wanted. Verant is stupid and I have no doubt that LucasArts regrets their decision to let Verant make SWG.

Is SWG fun? Yes. But it does not have the "staying power" of a true MMO ... most people only play for a few months before they realize how boring the game gets (ala no content) after a while. Buy it if you need something to do for a few months ...

Prime
05-07-2004, 11:15 AM
I didn't like Galaxies at all because I am always looking for a good and "accurate" Star Wars experience. The one thing I've learned is that you cannot rely on other players to provide that experience...

kookaburra
05-09-2004, 10:35 AM
Lol you want to hear somthing more silly in Star Wars Galaxies that you ever herd of?... LOL....:eek: I herd that some one sold their FIRST! yeah first Jedi! ever created in Galaxies on ebay say a couple of months back for about approx $4000 (for real life money) and some crazy lunatic brought that jedi character for real life money...oh god how crazy is that? would you go that far or would you waste $4000 on a jedi character when you can build up to be a jedi in galaxies for FREE (let me tell you people i havent played Galaxies yet but I will one day) I just herd this in a magazine anyone herd about it and YES I am a big star wars fan

newtothefourms
05-19-2004, 10:14 PM
people sell jedi accounts on ebay for around $2000 now

lil_dude
05-20-2004, 12:59 AM
you can buy 500k credits for $20 anywhere, you can pretty much buy anything now days.


the game is so fun and addicting, it's all i play now, i suggest getting it for sure

Weiser_Cain
05-20-2004, 06:03 AM
Anyone want to buy my KOTOR save game. It come with special feature and only goes for ten bucks US(I'll also need your social security number and or Ip address)! For anyone interested I'll tell you but it's a spoiler...

My save allows you to play as Revan!!!

FiEND_138
05-22-2004, 04:33 AM
Galaxies never really interested me until I saw the "jump to light speed" trailer. If I had more time to play (better enjoy my investment every month), I'd get it but I don't. Just have to wait for KotOR 2 :)

Prime
05-25-2004, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by FiEND_138
Galaxies never really interested me until I saw the "jump to light speed" trailer. If I had more time to play (better enjoy my investment every month), I'd get it but I don't. Just have to wait for KotOR 2 :) From what I have seen, "jump to lightspeed" look pretty poor to me. It looks a lot like the vehicles from JA and the Asteroids or Star Destroyer map. I mean, X-Wing Alliance still looks better than this...

Poggle
05-25-2004, 04:29 PM
X-Wing Alliance still looks better than this...

by some distance I think

FiEND_138
05-26-2004, 08:00 AM
Don't play JA, anymore. The flight was great, just got sick of be'n punished for shooting an admin out of the sky. & I lost all my x -wing games a few years back. & uhhh... I was trying to find something good about the super sized bug feast that is SWG, jeez :D

& RoFL @ Weiser_Cain

Kale Jerre
05-26-2004, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Prime
I didn't like Galaxies at all because I am always looking for a good and "accurate" Star Wars experience. The one thing I've learned is that you cannot rely on other players to provide that experience...

Exactly, Prime. Galaxies just doesn't feel like Star Wars regardless of the graphics.

JD Wiker, one of the guys who worked on the d20 SW RPG, had this (http://www.jdwiker.com/things/index.html) to say about the game and I completely agree with his assessment.

Prime
05-26-2004, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by Kale Jerre
JD Wiker, one of the guys who worked on the d20 SW RPG, had this (http://www.jdwiker.com/things/index.html) to say about the game and I completely agree with his assessment. Yep. He's hit it right on the head...

flamefls
05-31-2004, 04:10 PM
Galaxies is alot of fun cause you can do lots of stuff
you can be your own person and it is better than final fantasy or everquest cause it is starwars and starwars rox

Weiser_Cain
05-31-2004, 06:12 PM
It's better that a hammer to the head too, but that doen't really say much either. I thought this topic was over?

Lord Kyro
06-04-2004, 01:36 AM
The Game was amazing the first couple months! I was a competitave Rebel on Tatooine and was actually known by imperials off on Naboo were alot of the imperial Guilds's HQs are. but alot of people whinned for stupid reasons and SOE for some reason listened to the whinners that whined about something stupid. So began the Nerf Wars! the age of fun and prosperity turned to fear and more whinning as the Nerfs ravaged profession after profession leaving profession that didn't make sense dominant over others that should be dominating. for example A Bounty Hunter, wouldn't you agree that this should class should be powerful? especially since it takes up all but a little of your skill points hardly giving you the chance to dabble in something else? Bounty Hunters, a profession for fighting and killing getrs thier ass handed to them by a martial artist with no gun at all! as do Pistoleers and other gun professions. The Teris Kasi Artist is way over powered compared to reality. entertainers such as musicians and dancers have more range and melee defense that Bounty Hunters! now why be a Bounty Hunter? no reason at all just pick a different class. The Bounty Hunters were originally a feared profession, and in the beginning they were rarely seen and when they were people ran or droped like flies trying to defend themselves because they themselves have not lvled the same. The Bounty Hunter was hit hard by The Nerf and hit hard til they were laughable. Everyone I've talked to on SWG is nerf paranoid. updates are feared and hated instead of encouraged and welcomed now. SOE's answer to every problem is another nerf it's sickening. SOE because of their brillant planning turned a game to crap. It was put out 50%-75% done and it was still more fun than it is now.I won't go back to that game till i see the Nerf War ended or major major improvements.

well that's the status of the game now, if you were to ask about it in the summer of it's release i would have encouraged playing because it was a really fun game, now it's just annoying