Witness the End of 'Star Wars Galaxies' From a Player's Point of View

Posted Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 07:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

Fan made videos capture the final moments of the game and pay tribute to the world they played in.

On December 15th, 'Star Wars Galaxies' shut down for good, another casualty in the MMO war. Whether you were a fan of the game or not, it's always a bit sad to see something ending for good. This holds true especially with MMOs, which are as much about the community as anything else.

Fans of the game have captured the final game moments in videos that span the range between silly , touching and everything in between. There's something to be said for a community that keeps on creating after the game they love is gone.

There are two videos that stand out in particular. The first is a tour of a player's in-game home. It's a place they put time and work into creating and - as of last Thursday - it's gone forever.

The second is an exploration of the 'Star Wars Galaxies' world on the final day set to some very sweet music. There's a lot going on in the video, but the part that's really striking is the ending. The player looks to the sky, watching the fireworks, and is then disconnected from the server for the last time.

Source: Rock Paper Shotgun

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Tags: Star Wars, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPGs (all tags)