Most people that know me already know how much of a nerd I can be, so if you read this prepare for a bit of geek speak. Back in 2003 a game came out right around or before the hugely popular World of Warcraft called Star Wars Galaxies. It was an amazing online multiplayer game based on the Star Wars franchise. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not but I have a co-worker who was into it and he got me hooked. Long story short I played this game from 2003-2011. I played the game off and on and became among the most knowledgeable people in the game as well as one of the wealthiest players with the most in-game credits. My peak had me at over 600 million credits, that didn’t count all the items I had in game which when I added up the value once was well over 1.5 billion credits. I had three characters that I played throughout my time. My blue skinned, short, rodian named Kargo, who was an expert crafter/reverse engineer. My He-man and the Masters of the Universe clone and beast master named ‘He-man’, who I would walk around in game dressed as He-man and would roleplay to everyone as if I was that character in Star Wars. Then lastly my primary character that I named Charles’ and later renamed to Chuckster, who was an amazing Evil Sith Lord, he even got a small following of being known as one of the few Jedi on my server who could solo many missions and was an amazing tank for a group. If you are reading this and know of this game then it might interest you to know that Charles’/Chuskter had completed 4 holocrons, the entire aurillian village, and completed most of the game’s final Heroics.
Around 2008 I started toying with the idea of making a video series for Youtube about Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) but couldn’t decide if I wanted to make a tutorial series or just a let’s play series or recording myself doing some of the toughest things in game. I finally decided that due to how much time I spent in game helping people that I would be best at doing a how to/tutorial series. So I came up with “How to Play SWG”. I did over 30 videos of different topics in game from common knowledge to some of the very complex pieces that not many people were very good at. My specialty in game had become Reverse-engineering which started spreading in game by simply word of mouth. Around 2009 I started getting a feeling from articles I read and how the game was progressing that SWG could possibly be shutdown soon. That was when I decided to make most of my videos because I felt otherwise I would have nothing else to remember this game from as well as give others something to look at and remember what they could do in such a game. So in a sense this was sort of my farewell to a beloved game that I had shared so many years with. I greatly enjoyed SWG, I miss the connections I made with other players, and yes even at times the confidence a game can give you when you become a top player. Goodbye SWG you were fun while you lasted.