We can rebuild them. Better, stronger, faster.
The latest Star Wars Galaxies developer diary takes a look at the new space ship designs that will be found in chapter 8.
The space system introduced with Jump to Lightspeed has been tweaked and fixed in small ways in the last few years. New ships were added to the system later, but the designers who added those ships are no longer with the company and their methods for adding them were not documented. I volunteered to add the new ships as I have fixed space issues previously and had the most experience with the systems involved. Since then, much of the design team has worked on space and many of us are now very knowledgeable of those systems.
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