Thursday, August 26, 2004

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

I've actually had some time off from both my jobs over the last day or so. I've worked forty hours since Monday morning.
So, I went and spent some of my well earned free time wandering around Dantooine killing quenkers.

Of course, I'm talking about my playing Star Wars Galaxies. An awesome game. Truly one of the better MMORPGs (Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Games- see why they shorten it down?).
Anyway, here are some screenshots of my character, Roebi Asriv:

This is the load screen. I'm currently a Novice Rifleman. I still can't decide if I'm gonna go towards Bounty Hunter, Smuggler, Sniper or Master Marksman.

This is me at my favorite hangout, The Lucky Despot. I may be re-locating if I can find an Imperial-ran casino. Tip: don't play the Lugjack (Slots) machine. You'll never win anything substantial. The Jubilee Wheel (Roulette), however, is highly reccomended as I've doubled my money quite a few times on it.

This is me wandering around on Dantooine. I'm trying to find a nice spot to take a piss. Note: I always carry my gun into the woods. You never know who, or what, you'll run into.

And here I am enjoying speeder-skiing on Dantooine. Yes, I know my gun's still equipped. I was on my way to killing some assassins. I kinda got sidetracked when I found the water.


Psychbloke said...

This looks cool.....
I don't really know anything about this stuff
How do you get involved?
How much does it cost?

Republic of Replicants said...

Well now...
Looks like I get to go into video-game salesperson mode. :-)

Star Wars Galaxies is an online game that costs $29.95 for the core game with a monthly subscription fee of $14.95. You get one month free with purchase of the game.

You can give it a two week try by going to here. Look for the Gamespot free trial on the right. They also have more screenshots.

If you have dial-up it'll take a while to download the game. It's big. But a friend of mine plays on dial-up and he has no problems.

We play on Chilastra (server).

BTW- the character generation process is just awesome. And the game is real open-ended. You can be whatever you want to be and go wherever you want to go.

Anonymous said...

I can really see my wife's face when I put it on the credit card - not so much the money - just the amount of time that'll get hoovered up if I so much as dip my toe into this thing.
I've got an addictive personality. It ain't my fault.....

Psychbloke said...

Last comment was me by the way - not sure how I slipped into anonymous mode

Republic of Replicants said...

Yeah, I can assure you that it will eat into your free time.
The trick is to pretend it's an interactive movie that lasts for about two hours at a time. Set an alarm and play for that amount of time.
Since the game saves all of your info whenever you log out you don't have to worry about losing anything.

Although if the alarm goes off while you're in the middle of something exciting you might start hitting the snooze bar.