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SWTOR Adds Player Housing

August 22, 2014

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Star Wars the Old Republic finally has one of the features I missed most from Star Wars Galaxies, player housing, the ability to have a personal house in the game and decorate it, and make it available to other places to admire.

Previously all that was available was each person’s personal starship, but these can’t be decorated, nor are they open to other players in general.

Early access to “Galactic Strongholds” for subscribers launched Tuesday. After trying to learn the ropes for a couple of days, I think the system seems to be a much improved version of the one used for Lord of the Rings Online, but falls far short of what Star Wars Galaxies offered.



A world beyond a galaxy far, far away

March 29, 2014

LOTRO Yule Festival


In mid-December I gave up playing Star Wars the Old Republic, and gave Lord of the Rings Online a new try. I had actually signed up for the game when it was new, and was so excited about it I paid for a lifetime subscription. But I never really got beyond the starting phase.

Partly I was disappointed there was no player housing, as this was what I was most excited about in Star Wars Galaxies at the time. But, many years later, SWG was gone, and SWTOR seemed to have run its course. There was nothing to do at the top level, and even the addition of five new levels with the Makeb expansion wasn’t all that interesting.


May the 4th be with you – free ios game

May 4, 2012

From The Unofficial Apple Weblog:

Daily iPhone App: Star Wars Pit Droids is free on May the fourth (be with you)

WoW news of interest

March 22, 2012

From CNET:

Good news for those who get separation anxiety every time they have to leave their game of World of Warcraft: there may be a mobile version in the future.

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It would be nice if there was a mobile app component to SWTOR. Perhaps a way to remotely assign crew missions or read mail. I always wished for something like that for SWG, a way to check on and restock vendors and factories, for example.

From the Verge:

Blizzard points to Star Wars: The Old Republic as the latest culprit in World of Warcraft’s steady decline from its 2010 peak in popularity of 12 million subscribers, according to a Eurogamer report.

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Nice this Star Wars game is doing well, although it remains to be seen how long it can continue after most users reach level 50. There’s some criticism on the forums that the end game isn’t that captivating.

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