Happy 5th Anniversary to you!
Star Wars Galaxies will reach it's fifth anniversay later this month, and the dev's took some time to look back at the most memorable moments in the game.
My most memorable experience was before I was on the development team, during the first hours in game back in beta. Without really reading anything on the forums I created my first character, a Wookiee.
I spent the first hour basically walking around Mos Eisley and becoming familiar with the game. But during my exploration I couldn't help but notice several players kneeling in a group with a weird farting particle around them. (I would later find out they were traders, hand sampling for resources.) Curiosity got the best of me so I walked up and asked them what they were doing. The first group I asked turned to look at me but said absolutely nothing; one shrugged his shoulders.
Thinking those guys were jerks I went to the second group of gassy players and asked the same question.
"Oh, look. The Wookiee is trying to say something. How cute," said one.
"Ooooru to you too, pal!" said another.
"Dude... get some pants or something. LoLZ," another rudely commented.
I felt pretty dejected, but I recalled what Obi-Wan had said in Episode IV about Mos Eisley being a wretched hive of scum and villainy and figured they were just role-playing.
A few minutes later I blew my newb credits on a shuttle ride to Bestine in search of a friendlier location. It was there that I met my first mentor, Hand Sulu, who had me train him in Shyriiwook comprehension.
For more fond memories of the early days, check the Star Wars Galaxies Community Site.
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