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Star Wars Galaxies Added to Station Access!
The world of online gaming just got more exciting with the addition of Star Wars Galaxies™ to the SOE's Station Access™ subscription. Find out all the details!
The Galactic Civil War HEATS UP!!
Players are fighting for control of the planets! Read about the exciting new changes affecting the Galactic Civil War, including an improved faction flagging system, and a new GCW tracking system.
Call to Arms!
The Galactic Civil War reaches a new level of intensity as players struggle to gain and maintain control of cities throughout Star Wars Galaxies. This week's upcoming SWG publish will allow factions to raid and take over cities, changing their look and feel and strategic positioning. Iconic Star Wars leaders of both sides will implore their supporters to join in the fight.

Cities previously known as Rebel strongholds will risk being overrun by the arm of the Empire. And complacent Imperials could see the Rebel insignia flying over their town in an instant.

Also this week, players gain access to some very cool Player Event Tools. They'll now be able to use droids to set up their own large-scale in-game events, like scavenger hunts, lotteries and the ever popular swoop bike races! Also, to spice things up, players will be able to rent NPC "actors" to add some real talent and variety to their events.

Star Wars Galaxies is increasing the fun factor with each and every publish! Jump in and see what the buzz is all about!

Player Events Schedule Updated!
Virrago has updated the Player Events Schedule! for February 25th! Check out the latest events for each Galaxy!

Weekly Feature Update!
Weekly Feature Update! What's the little green droid thinking in, "Tigg's Toons"?

Keep track of those resources in this week's Tuesday Tip

Check out our Wednesday Guide that showcases, "Khristen's Guide to Player Cities"

This week's Galactic Home Show is a fantastic war room using a lot of the new loot and even some veteran rewards in the Imperial Command Center at Omnibuscortex, Twilight Citadel, Tatooine, Valcyn

Finally, this week's Friday Feature displays some more of the new weapons that will be added to the game in the Combat Upgrade!

Star Wars Galaxies Valentine's Day Contest Winners!
Happy Valentine's Day! We would like to thank everyone that submitted a screenshot for our Valentine's Day contest. There were a lot of great submissions and it was a difficult decision, but we have found our screenshot winners. Click here to see who won!

Updates of Galactic Proportions Coming to SWG!
In Development has been updated with the full Enhanced Galactic Civil War System, the new Player Event Perks Design, a Global Vendor Search System, and the updated version of the Group Looting changes. We've also posted a Friday Feature that shows some of the new Combat Upgrade Weapons. Be sure to read all of the updates and give us your feedback on the forums!

SWG Studio Update
Star Wars Galaxies studio manager Gordon Walton offers his latest Studio Update. Most notable is the creation of "strike teams" within the Austin studio. These teams will deal with content, infrastructure, combat upgrades, GUI, Events, Quality Assurance, community, customer service, live issues, and there's a "secret team" tackling ... well, we can't tell you. Read Gordon's report.

Exciting Changes Coming Your Way!
In concept, In Development, and In Testing have been updated with new information about upcoming additions to SWG. These updates include information about Veteran Rewards, TEF removal, Galactic Civil War changes, Group Looting and more! Be sure to read the updates and give us feedback on the forums.

Note to Station Access Subscribers
As many of our Star Wars Galaxies players signup for Station Access, we would like to clarify that your original purchase date of Station Access will NOT affect your Veteran Rewards Status for any previous or possible future rewards. The Veteran Rewards System will always operate off your original Star Wars Galaxies subscription date.

Player Events Schedule Updated!
Virrago has updated the Player Events Schedule! for February 25th! Check out the latest events for each Galaxy!

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.

Fan Site Kit now available!
Do you run a Star Wars Galaxies Fan Site? Have you ever thought about running a Star Wars Galaxies Fan Site? If you said, "Yes" to either of these questions, then download our new Fan Site Kit! It contains some hot screenshots, banners, logos, AIM Icons and more!

Changes to Customer Service
In-game Customer Service Representatives are now assigned to individual servers rather than using a global system. And we've also added SWG customer service message boards. Read more.

Players, Upgrade Your DirectX!
SWG will soon require that all players upgrade to version 9.0c. Find out all about DirectX and download your upgrade today.

Meet James Pratt
Find out about James Pratt, Star Wars Galaxies's new user interface designer. Read his letter to the community.

New Faction Armor Friday Feature
Be sure to check out the latest Friday Feature which showcases the new Faction Armor that is slated for the Combat Upgrade!

Message Board Format Changes and Broken Links
On Monday, January 18th the Message Board Discussion forums are being re-arranged.  As a result, many of the existing links and some of your bookmarks won't work anymore.  We are working to repair the official links as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience.  To find out what the new message board arrangement looks like, click here.

Stratics House of Commons Dev Chat
On Wednesday January 19th at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT, Stratics will present a chat with Star Wars Galaxies devs. For more information on what the topics will be and how to connect, then click here!

Star Wars Galaxies Now Added to Station Access!
The world of online gaming just got more exciting with the addition of Star Wars Galaxies™ to the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Station Access™ subscription. The service offers access to current games published by SOE (game software sold separately) through one easy subscription service. Station Access is your passport to the best game worlds online - and now that lineup is complete with the addition of Star Wars Galaxies available beginning February 1, 2005. If you currently play or want to try any one of the other exciting SOE games including EverQuest II®, EverQuest®, EverQuest® Online Adventures™, EverQuest Macintosh Edition®, Planetside® and Station Pass™ access, which includes the popular games Infantry Online™, Cosmic Rift™ and Tanarus® this is your ticket to the greatest adventures online!
For more information, click here.

Tech Support Phone Hours Update
Technical Phone Support will be closed Monday January 17, 2005 for the Martin Luther King holiday. We will have Live Chat and Email support available 9 am to 6 pm PST. Normal hours for both Tech Support and Live Chat will resume on Tuesday January 18, 2005.

For many of the most common issues regarding all games, visit the Station Knowledge Base. This simple to use search tool can help in answering and solving most of your SWG support questions.

Team Comments: Sheri Graner Ray, Sr. Designer & Content Lead
This time we bring you a letter from the Sr. Designer & Content Lead. Get to know Sheri Graner Ray! Welcome aboard Sheri!

Untold Legends Site Launches!
Untold Legends™: Brotherhood of the Blade™ is SOE's first game title for the PSP™ handheld entertainment system. It offers wireless multiplayer gameplay, stunning 3D graphics, and exciting RPG action! Read the official press release.

Jonathan Hanna's Team Letter
Please welcome our new Community Director, Jonathan Hanna! Click here to read Jonathan's letter to the community.

Star Wars Galaxies: Studio Update Closing Post
After reading all of your posts and feedback, Gordon Walton has returned to post a closing comment on the discussion. Click here to read what he has to say!

SWG Wallpaper Contest!
SWGVault wants your art! Desktop wallpaper art that is. SWGVault is having a wallpaper contest. If you think you have what it takes to win then, click on over and check it out!

Advanced Tactics/Strategies for Pilots
SWGVault is offering an advanced Pilots guide with added info on flying and available equipment, plus tactics for difficult missions.

FilePlanet's Ten-Day Trial!
FilePlanet subscribers, take advantage of this exclusive offer. Try Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed for ten days!

Star Wars Galaxies: Studio Update
Check out the latest Star Wars Galaxies Studio announcement from Gordon Walton. Gordon brings us news about the the decisions and direction of SWG!

SWG: Jump to Lightspeed Team Q&A #1
In RPGVault's first JTL Q&A, the dev team discusses the wide range of ships available in Jump to Lightspeed. Check it out.

Good News for Aspiring Game Designers!
Sony Online Entertainment creative guru Raph Koster's book, "A Theory of Fun for Game Design", has just been published. It evolved from Raph's 2003 talk at the Austin Game Conference. The book addresses such essential design subjects as "what makes a game fun"; "whether games can be art"; and, above all, "why games matter."

Check out an excerpt from "A Theory of Fun for Game Design" at the gaming site, Gamasutra. (free membership required)

Upgrade to DirectX 9.0c
Star Wars Galaxies will soon be requiring that all players upgrade their DirectX to version 9.0c. DirectX 9.0c improves the graphics, security, and performance of your operating system. Download and install this update for your Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP-based system. More information.

Friday Feature: Understanding Ship Components
After getting rid of your recruiter-based ship, you'll want to buy your first new ship. To go from being a good pilot to being a great pilot, you'll want to find out all about a ship's components. Check out our ship components guide.

New Graphics Option Guide For SWG
A new Graphics Option Guide has been created for Star Wars Galaxies players. This guide gives a thorough explanation of each graphic setting and should help players make the right decision for optimizing their SWG gaming experience.

New SWG Knowledge Base
Do you have a question about SWG gameplay? Check out our new SWG Knowledge Base!

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