Bria - Free One Time Only Single-Character Transfer with Items and Credits
Over the past few weeks our Bria galaxy has been experiencing intermittent stability issues which have caused the service to be unavailable to our players from time to time - and we realize how frustrating this is. Our goal is to provide our community with the highest quality service possible, and the Bria issues have certainly presented us with several challenges these past few weeks. We want you to know we appreciate your patience with the situation and that we are working very hard to get a final resolution in place - fast!
While we are continuing our efforts we want to reach out to our players and offer some game-play opportunities outside of the Bria galaxy. We are making available, for a limited time only, a one-time, free single-character transfer with items and credits strictly from the Bria server to another server beginning on September 20, 2005 and continuing through October 3, 2005. Read more!
Announcing Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan Beta Sign-Up
Beta Sign-up for the Trials of Obi-Wan are now open!
Click here to find out how to sign up for the Trials of Obi-Wan beta test!
Please Lend a Helping Hand In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina has left an incredible wake of destruction across the south. Sony Online Entertainment would like to ask you to take a moment to make a donation to the American Red Cross in order to help alleviate some of the suffering.
In EverQuest II we have added the /donate command, type in /donate to be taken to the American Red Cross's Hurricane 2005 relief page. For those members of SOE Communities in other games, you can contribute using this link, American Red Cross. The American Red Cross will process your donation and make sure that it is put to maximum use to help those whose lives have been affected by the hurricane.
Additionally, for our 13,000+ players actually in the affected areas, we will be suspending billing until such time as they are able to play again. In addition, any items or structures in any of our games, which decay over time, will be preserved until the user's next login.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.
The SOE Family
Third Party Programs
Please remember that exploiting bugs or using third party programs in Star Wars Galaxies is a direct violation of our Terms of Service and anyone caught using these programs or exploiting may have their account(s) terminated.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Focus Group Recruiting
On Wednesday, August 31st, 2005, Nielsen Interactive Entertainment would like the experienced opinions of current Galaxies subscribers. We will be holding discussion groups (2 hours in length) in Santa Clara, CA for you to consider ideas for the next Galaxies expansion pack and to give us your opinions about what you want to play in the future!
The research pays $100 cash for your participation.
Please call our confirmation department toll free at (877) 862 - 3456 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, and state that you are interested in the "SANTA CLARA GALAXIES research" on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 to determine if you qualify for this exciting study.
ALL SF / BAY AREA WELCOME
*Please be aware certain terms and conditions.
Stratics: House of Commons Chat - Wednesday, August 24th
Stratics is pleased to announce a House of Commons chat with the developers of Star Wars Galaxies on Wednesday, August 24th! It will be at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT in the #StraticsHoC channel on Stratics IRC.
Wednesday's topic's are: Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan (TOW) and a discussion about current and upcoming content publishes and updates.
You can connect to one of our IRC servers through the use of your favorite IRC client, such as mIRC, ircle, xchat, or whichever you prefer. Connect to irc.stratics.com port 6667 or whichever server is closest to you:
- irc.epaxsys.net port 6667, USA - Colorado
- stratics.frws.com port 6667, USA - Colorado
- irc.glowfish.de port 6667, EU - Germany
- stratics.afraidyet.net 6667, USA Atlanta
You may also connect through Stratics handy Java link which may be found right here. You must have Java installed to use this, which can be downloaded from the Java homepage.
Character Transfer With Items is Now Available!
The Star Wars Galaxies community continues to grow each day. This community has evolved from the many fan sites, message boards, player associations, and from playing the game. Many times when a new friend is made in the community, that friend does not always play on the same Galaxy that you do. Now you can transfer your character with select items to the server you choose.
To read more about Character Transfer with items click here.
- Characters moving WITH items will NOT be allowed to take their factory crates, credits, resources, items in datapad and structures. The override function will allow the move to proceed even if those items exist on the character.
- It is highly recommended that you do not give away or destroy existing items upon requesting a transfer, as it is possible that your move request may be denied. Items deleted or given away in anticipation of a future move will not be replaced.
GU Comics Turns 5 Years Old, 1000 Panels!
Congratulations to Woody Hearn and GU Comics for 5 years and 1000 panels. You've done a great job entertaining us all with your comics, and hope to see you continue for years to come. The 1000th panel is about our sister game, EverQuest. Check it out!
Happy Anniversary Star Wars Galaxies!
Star Wars Galaxies is turning "2" on June 27th, 2005! For our second anniversary we would like to celebrate by giving everyone double experience starting on Saturday, June 25th, lasting until Tuesday, July 5th.
The Latest Website Updates!
Check out our latest updates to the site and forums! Tiggs is looking for chat bubbles. GarVa is showing off some of the best in home decor. And Thunderheart is always happy to accept your tips. We've also added a new wallpaper to spruce up your desktop and Virrago updated the player hosted events schedule. Wait! That's not all! We took a census and our faithful Astromec Stats droid is ready to share the info.
Julio Torres Discusses the Bounty Hunter Profession
SWGVault recently interviewed Julio Torres, Associate Producer for LucasArts. Head over to SWGVault and check out this Bounty Hunter profession specific interview.
Fan Fest Highlights!
Fan Fest 2005 was a great success with players coming from all over the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia! There were 25 question and answer panels with the development team members, live action events, in-game events and several contests for Fans to participate in. Check out our highlights!
All Hail the Emperor!
Greetings Citizens! Each year since the Galactic Senate in its infinite wisdom entrusted the government of the galaxy to the impeccable guidance of the Emperor Palpatine, Empire day has been a cause for Celebration. Click here to read all about Empire Day and the upcoming in-game event!
Account Security Notification
Starting immediately, all new Station accounts will require that passwords must be a minimum length of 8 characters, and be alpha-numeric. This means that at least one of the characters in your password must contain a number. Furthermore, you can now use symbols, such as @,# and $ as part of your Station account password thus making your account even more secure. This new password security requirement is only for the creation of new Station accounts; however, it will be required when a current Station member changes his or her current password, secret question or email address.
Star WarsTM Galaxies Update #17 brings Multi-Passenger Vehicles to the galaxy! There are a total of 7 vehicles that now have ground-based, multi-passenger functionality. Check 'em out!
Cross-game Chat for Star Wars Galaxies EverQuest and EverQuest II
Players of Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest and EverQuest II can easily chat with one another by using specific chat syntax. You can also join chat rooms or send mail to your fellow players. We've listed instructions on how you can chat with your friends across different SOE titles.
Ship Storage Bonus With Purchase of "SWG: The Total Experience"
Due to popular demand from players, the 3 additional ship storage slots bonus offer will be extended to include purchase of the new retail box, "Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience", hitting stores on May 26th.
The Total Experience is a compilation pack containing the award-winning original game, "An Empire Divided"; the space expansion, "Jump To Lightspeed"; and the newest expansion, "Rage of the Wookiees", tied to the Episode III: Revenge of the Sith movie.
Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience is available for pre-order now from your favorite games retailers listed below:
For more information, go here.
Share Your Game Tips With Other Players!
Want to share a useful tip? Find out how to get your game tip posted as one of our Tuesday Tips.
New SWG Knowledge Base
Do you have a question about SWG gameplay? Check out our new SWG Knowledge Base!