Dev Diaries

Star Wars Galaxies: The Making Of Update 8 – Extreme Make-Over Hits Player Cities

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Ever wonder what kind of process developers go through to make their additions and changes to their game updates? Do the devs actually analyze and ask for input from the player base, or do they just go at it? In this very intriguing developer diary, Star Wars Galaxies' James Michener discusses the cycle he went through to developer the content that was made available to characters in SWG's Game Update 8. If you're a Star Wars fan, this is definitely worth a look!

The first thing I did was to reach out to Cigaran, the City Senator, who represents the community with respect to “City” focused feedback. I immediately contacted him to get his views on what the priorities were in the player’s perspective. I had a list of “to-dos” as always, but needed to get a feel for the community’s perspective, and where they would like to see the update go. I’m amazed at the amount of insight the City Senator was able to provide, which was good considering the size of the list he handed me at the same time!

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