Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us $3,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
«6 »
  • Post
  • Reply
basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


edit: discord here

kazr posted:

hi i made a discord for anyone interested

https://discord.gg/dJW9X4D

A lawfully purchased copy of SWG in 2018:



Hey yall. I've decided I'm gonna put some time into playing a game called Star Wars: Galaxies.

First off, I'm making this thread outside of Games and the MMO HMO because I like yall more, the MMO HMO is dead, and i've put in my post there where I'm sure nobody will give a rat gently caress because it has a bunch of MMO burnouts hanging out there.

The game is quite beautiful at times, but it is also fairly janky. There's no getting around that as the game is a SOE title from the early aughts.



This game shut down some years ago, apparently in a bid to force all of the dwindling subscribers to play Bioware's way worse MMO and not confuse the market.

Which by many accounts was fine, because after years of mis-managed development, Galaxies was shifted from its roots as a star-wars based sandbox where you could be anywhere from a dancer, musician, or a kung-fu master or smuggler, or even rarely a Jedi, into a more typical, but lovely MMO.

SWG EMU aims to re-create the game at its technical peak, and it's almost there. Some features are missing, for example everything having to do with Jump To Lightspeed does not work, and i'm not sure but I think jedis are not in either, which is for the best as jedis kinda sucked and need a re-work.

I want some goons to play with. Here's why you should join me

This is a game where you can build a house, build a town, just about every role is available to you, you can prospect for minerals, you can be an architect, you can become a renowned armor or weaponsmith. You can do whatever the hell you want, including picking a side in the rebellion. I'm currently neutral but I'll eventually be taking sides myself. If you get involved in PVP you can purchase military bases and other things. Bounty hunters can hunt down and kill jedi once they're implemented. Teras Kasi artists can become unmatched kung-fu masters who can wreck your poo poo, and marksmen can kill you before you even see them. There is a lot to do.

If you're interested, you need to find yourself a copy of Star Wars: Galaxies. There are legitimate ways, and there are illegitimate ways to do this. I cannot advocate piracy but personally I don't give a rats rear end how you get your copy as the people running the server can't prove it one way or the other.


Now that you've installed your copy of galaxies, you need to go here and make an account: https://www.swgemu.com/forums/index.php

Then you need to download their launcher: http://launchpad2.net/setup.exe

After you install the launcher and point it to the directory of your SWG install, it will patch itself and some other stuff, it won't take long. This game is from the era of physical releases on compact disc, so things never got very large.

If I've somehow convinced you fellas to try this game, my in-game name is Mostell Tismeer. I chose a doofy name to not piss off the locals who can be RP-heavy.

My discord is Basically Hitler#0399. If you want to join me, i'm on corellia near coronet generally.

This game gets way more fun with friends.

I know this isn't usual GBS fare, but I want to play this with non-games types if I can help it.

basic hitler fucked around with this message at Jan 15, 2018 around 00:00

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

free hubcaps
Oct 12, 2009

Burned up on Reentry


can you murder ewoks and jawas and ugnauts and pile all of their tiny corpses together in this game

Stick Figure Mafia
Dec 11, 2004

We've run outta retro!

The Goodwill down the street has a copy of Galaxies for 14.99 I think I will try this.

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


free hubcaps posted:

can you murder ewoks and jawas and ugnauts and pile all of their tiny corpses together in this game

i dont think you can travel to the planet ewoks are from. i may be mistaken. You can almost definitely kill jawas though.

Wicker Man
Sep 5, 2007

Just like Columbus...

Grimey Drawer

In the trial version, it took me a long time doing crappy odd jobs to save up a huge stack of money to purchase a vehicle. At the same time, I decided it would be fun to join the empire and make my status "overt."

Before my computer could even finish loading the new city I fast traveled to, someone murdered my rear end and destroyed my expensive vehicle I saved up so much for.

Kak
Sep 27, 2002


Wicker Man posted:

In the trial version, it took me a long time doing crappy odd jobs to save up a huge stack of money to purchase a vehicle. At the same time, I decided it would be fun to join the empire and make my status "overt."

Before my computer could even finish loading the new city I fast traveled to, someone murdered my rear end and destroyed my expensive vehicle I saved up so much for.

owned

COMRADES
Apr 3, 2017


The Vanguard of the Revolution!


Wicker Man posted:

Before my computer could even finish loading the new city I fast traveled to, someone murdered my rear end and destroyed my expensive vehicle I saved up so much for.

A Good MMO

Agent Escalus
Oct 5, 2002

Link had high spirits, but lost his bottle of gin after drinking to the pint of no return. Dis-spirited over his ale-ment and at Lagerheads, he sought brew-prints for beer.

I recall SWG was probably the most ranted about/hated MMO game up to that point. Yeah Ultima Online launched in a barely playable mess but SWG made forum folk viscerally angry because of what it was and wasn't. Also by extension Sony Online was pretty hated by the very audience base they were courting because after buying out Everquest their future games were either buggy at launch or a bit lackluster with higher-than-normal monthly fees. Everything they did was met with derision and anger; with all the report about EQ1 players spending hours in front of the PCs, SOE copped one of the first major sponsorship-promo deals in a game for EQ2. Typing "/pizza" would start the automatic process of having Pizza Hut make a delivery. Autists and nerds bitched that was a sellout move that broke the fantasy immersion.

...anyway, good luck finding other players. It's always kind of neat to hear that long-discarded games aren't totally forgotten, especially in the MMO sector where soloing is almost impossible in most games.

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

my left ball is bigger than my right ball

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


Agent Escalus posted:

I recall SWG was probably the most ranted about/hated MMO game up to that point. Yeah Ultima Online launched in a barely playable mess but SWG made forum folk viscerally angry because of what it was and wasn't. Also by extension Sony Online was pretty hated by the very audience base they were courting because after buying out Everquest their future games were either buggy at launch or a bit lackluster with higher-than-normal monthly fees. Everything they did was met with derision and anger; with all the report about EQ1 players spending hours in front of the PCs, SOE copped one of the first major sponsorship-promo deals in a game for EQ2. Typing "/pizza" would start the automatic process of having Pizza Hut make a delivery. Autists and nerds bitched that was a sellout move that broke the fantasy immersion.

...anyway, good luck finding other players. It's always kind of neat to hear that long-discarded games aren't totally forgotten, especially in the MMO sector where soloing is almost impossible in most games.

SWG had one of the worst launches in the history of ever, but it rapidly improved, however when the subscriber base didn't recover (how they could've expected this after that launch is beyond me) they made much more drastic changes that destroyed the game entirely, and by the time they put it out of its misery it was a joke of a game.

This emulator is attempting to re-create the game at its peak, which is somehere in the early to mid half of the game's lifespan. This would be when people on the internet would go "you know... it was bad... but its kinda good now"

Kak
Sep 27, 2002


I don't understand what the point of playing a MMO that isn't being worked on anymore. What do you do once you run out of content.

It's like the people clamoring for vanilla WoW servers. All the content has been mapped out and played through. Everyone knows what the best classes/skill trees are. I don't get it/

Inescapable Duck
Mar 2, 2017


IIRC the game failed badly at being the kind of MMO they intended, but became super popular as basically Star Wars themed Second Life with communities and roleplaying and all that crap. So then they completely changed the game to massively turn off all the existing players, let everyone be a Jedi, in the expectation of a new player demographic that never materialised.

The Protagonist
Jun 29, 2009
the vortex with SUCKS

i watched a guy play this way back when it was a thing


i just remember him running, running endlessly across a vast featureless desert

COMRADES
Apr 3, 2017


The Vanguard of the Revolution!


I remember when that game was coming out and I knew it was going to suck because either you only let a very small number of people be Jedis and then that sucks from a "game" point of view or you let anyone be a Jedi which sucks from a "roleplay" and "immersion" and "feels special" point of view.

Inescapable Duck
Mar 2, 2017


COMRADES posted:

I remember when that game was coming out and I knew it was going to suck because either you only let a very small number of people be Jedis and then that sucks from a "game" point of view or you let anyone be a Jedi which sucks from a "roleplay" and "immersion" and "feels special" point of view.

The funny thing is that they started with the former and then changed it to the latter, resulting in absolutely nobody being happy.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006

Light city
Bright streets

gently caress yeah I've always wanted to try SWG at the peak I've been waiting for something like this. It'll be a few days as I'm working, but yknow

Skypie
Sep 28, 2008

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

Kak posted:

I don't understand what the point of playing a MMO that isn't being worked on anymore. What do you do once you run out of content.

It's like the people clamoring for vanilla WoW servers. All the content has been mapped out and played through. Everyone knows what the best classes/skill trees are. I don't get it/

Blizzard is actually releasing legacy servers soon and I'm looking forward to seeing the scales fall from people's eyes

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006

Light city
Bright streets

Kak posted:

I don't understand what the point of playing a MMO that isn't being worked on anymore. What do you do once you run out of content.
You either move to another game and/or you chill with the people you like. They might migrate to something new with you.

Inescapable Duck
Mar 2, 2017


God loving dammit I miss City of Heroes.

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


Kak posted:

I don't understand what the point of playing a MMO that isn't being worked on anymore. What do you do once you run out of content.

It's like the people clamoring for vanilla WoW servers. All the content has been mapped out and played through. Everyone knows what the best classes/skill trees are. I don't get it/

This game is a giant sandbox and the content is more or less generated by the players. The devs job is to make a functional toolset and the players' to make the game interesting. The more player involvement, the more fun the game. SWG(at this dev build) happens to be good at fostering this.

504
Feb 2, 2016

YOSPOS


Can I bang one of those blue chicks in this game?

Inescapable Duck
Mar 2, 2017


504 posted:

Can I bang one of those blue chicks in this game?

Since this is a MMO, I can guarantee you certainly can.

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


SWG Basilisk has an RP heavy contingent so if there's an alien you wanna gently caress you can bet someone is down and they're a professional dancer too who will buff you for watching while you type sex with them

504
Feb 2, 2016

YOSPOS


RP?

I wanna bang one of them blue chicks.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006

Light city
Bright streets

Do you have a full list of profession and skill trees available?

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006

Light city
Bright streets

504 posted:

RP?

I wanna bang one of them blue chicks.
Role-playing. They're the weirdos who play 'in-character' and take it all way too seriously.

Closest you can get irl is finding a girl way into rp and cosplay, along with a tarp to catch all the blue body paint.

scott zoloft
Dec 7, 2015


that's well and ood but is there a mode where you go on space adventures

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


mind the walrus posted:

Do you have a full list of profession and skill trees available?

It would take a while to unironically screencap every available profession tree and post them but this wiki has the pre-nge skill tree, which is close enough to what you'll have available.
http://swg.wikia.com/wiki/Professions_(pre-NGE)

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006

Light city
Bright streets

Those are some versatile options hell yes.

Inescapable Duck
Mar 2, 2017


There's a surprisingly untapped market for what amounts to a Sims MMO. Basically somewhere between Animal Crossing and those Facebook clicker games.

It's not like the combat part of most MMOs is very interesting most of the time.

kazr
Jan 28, 2005

There's no sense in nonsense
Especially when the heat's hot

Swg is a big aimless sandbox but god drat the crafting and economy of it is unparalleled

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


SWG is unique in that minerals and other harvestable materials have variable quality. It's not a matter of right clicking a node in world of warcraft. If you manufacture from poo poo grade materials you get a poo poo grade product. Prospecting is insanely profitable and people guard valuable nodes and sources for things like they would in real lifel.

No game has done what SWG did with the economy before or since. Eve came sort of close, but Eve is a poo poo game that's otherwise not fun. SWG is a sandbox MMO with depth AND fun. That's why i even have hte nerve to advocate for playing it with me and a couple others here in GBS.

Mega64
May 23, 2008


Grimey Drawer

Kak posted:

I don't understand what the point of playing a MMO that isn't being worked on anymore. What do you do once you run out of content.

It's like the people clamoring for vanilla WoW servers. All the content has been mapped out and played through. Everyone knows what the best classes/skill trees are. I don't get it/

Early MMOs have a different design philosophy than post-WoW ones. While later MMOs are about grouping up for raids and going through story content, early MMOs encouraged a lot more community interaction, ideally serving as hubs for actual communities with all sorts of mechanics encouraging people to find and fill their own specifically unique niches in said community. Combat was secondary to exploration and interacting with the community, so a lack of new content isn’t as big a deal compared to other MMOs.

Of course, it turns out most people who play these games end up being assholes in one way or another, which is why more structured MMOs like WoW took off and made crazy mad bank while the other ones slowly faded away as the communities ate each other up until people quit due to frustration / real life stuff

That said I generally prefer the older MMOs solely because, due to how they’re structured, they always have the best griefing stories.

communism bitch
Apr 24, 2009

~~~~~Carl~~~~~


The only MMO I ever played and enjoyed was EVE, and all I enjoyed about it was scamming people out of their money and beating up unsuspecting nerds with a stealth bomber.

Can you steal from people and ruin their fun in this game that's what I want to know.

Dongattack
Dec 20, 2006

I wish I could be a simpleton.


How can i block one SA avatar without blocking all of them? OP's avatar is giving me a loving seizure.

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


communism bitch posted:

The only MMO I ever played and enjoyed was EVE, and all I enjoyed about it was scamming people out of their money and beating up unsuspecting nerds with a stealth bomber.

Can you steal from people and ruin their fun in this game that's what I want to know.

You can engage in espionage and whatnot as pvp assets are expensive, if and when jedis are implemented, their death is permanent and even though they are powerful in the end, they spend a long time being weak and vulnerable and hunting them down prematurely causes lots of gried for the person killed and the guild they belong to..

Actual scamming like eve-style things such as recruitment scams are likely disallowed, and there's likely no such demand for joining any goon guild, the extant one <GS> is, according to Kazr, who i played with a bit tonight, totally dead. You couldn't pull it of, and if you did the server admins are unlikely to tolerate it.

SWG's sandbox is far more pub friendly than eve, and while there are insanely obstuse and difficult aspects like eve, the community is pretty friendly and being known as a guild of assholes is an easy way to find yourself getting gangbanged if you find yourself pvp flagged anywhere.

If you liked eve for the aspects that let you play with the supressed sociopath inside you, it won't deliver you any joy in the slightest. It'd say it's still worth playing as someone who enjoyed the other aspects of eve (combat aside).

If you ever thought the eve economy was interesting but lacked enough actual interaction and gameplay to be interesting, the SWG economy is basically what eve tried and failed to do.

Dongattack posted:

How can i block one SA avatar without blocking all of them? OP's avatar is giving me a loving seizure.

You'll have to blame whoever gave out these silent majority avatars. Sorry about that. I asked the guy in the thread i got it from to change it to a less siezure-inducing one but I don't have the money to blow on avs and word on the street is the silent majority guy is a psycho who will replace any av he gives you the second you try to change or replace it.

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

We wanted to get vaporwave into the hands of the average Joe, with an a e s t h e t i c they could relate to.


Do they have the atmospheric flight added in? I didn't get a chance to try it before they closed it.

Moxxis Endowment
Dec 11, 2017

Looks CAN kill


Is Creature Handler in?

Neurolimal
Nov 3, 2012

ASK ME ABOUT BEING UNABLE TO GO INTO SHOPS BECAUSE I FLY INTO FITS OF RAGE WHEN I SEE A PACKET OF FRUIT PASTILLES AND REMEMBER THAT ROWNTREES NEVER FINISHED THEIR SEARCH FOR THE ROWNTREE ADVERTISEMENT CAMPAIGN/HIGH FANTASY SERIES


Kak posted:

I don't understand what the point of playing a MMO that isn't being worked on anymore. What do you do once you run out of content.

It's like the people clamoring for vanilla WoW servers. All the content has been mapped out and played through. Everyone knows what the best classes/skill trees are. I don't get it/

Depends on the game; stuff like classic WoW servers tend to survive off of a desire for pre-rework stuff, usually pvp related. Everquest classic servers tend to have new content because of how old and thoroughly cracked the game is, other projects like Shadowbane or Gunbound are fueled by enjoyably unique PVP, and other projects like Ragnarok Online are fueled by a desire to see the lategame content without years of grinding + real dollars for hats (Maplestory used to be in this category, but then the official maplestory was reworked into being sane)

beyond that you might as well ask why anyone would play a singleplayer game with no new planned DLC.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Len
Jan 21, 2008

Pouches, bandages, shoulderpad, cyber-eye...

Bitchin'!

Inescapable Duck posted:

There's a surprisingly untapped market for what amounts to a Sims MMO. Basically somewhere between Animal Crossing and those Facebook clicker games.

It's not like the combat part of most MMOs is very interesting most of the time.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sims_Online ?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply
«6 »