Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit - PC

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  • All new design of the first 30 levels
  • Includes complete content from Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided and Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed
  • Customize your character's appearance -- body types, facial features, tattoos and more
  • Take on one of over nine iconic professions, including Bounty Hunter, Smuggler, Commando, or a Jedi
  • Inspired by all the George Lucas films, including all the trilogy and prequel movies

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Live in the Star Wars universe and be the hero of your own Star Wars adventure in a galaxy far, far away. The Starter Kit has everything you need to jump into Star Wars Galaxies right now. With an all new design of the first 30 levels of the game, players can get into the online of world of Star Wars easily and start having fun immediately. The all new Starter Pack makes Star Wars Galaxies fun for players of all levels from casual to experienced.

When you're ready to enter the Star Wars universe and become a hero of your own adventure in a galaxy far, far away, then it's time for the Star Wars Galaxies Starter Kit. Featuring an all new design of the first 30 levels of the game, the Star Wars Galaxies Starter Kit will let players of all levels fly into action immediately.

Visit the familiar Mos Eisley Cantina.

Encounter the familiar bad guys.

Help Han fend off Jabba.
Whether you want to enter the excitement of Jabba's Palace or the dangers of the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina, the galaxy is yours for the asking. Begin your adventure aboard the Millennium Falcon helping Han Solo and Chewbacca fend off the notorious Jabba the Hutt. Along the way you will choose your path as a Rebel fighting the Galactic Empire, or even join forces with the Dark Side! Heroic adventurers can seek their fortune in space or on the ground as a Bounty Hunter, Smuggler, Jedi or a host of other unique Star Wars professions. Getting started is easy -- the Star Wars Galaxies Starter Pack is all you need!

Included with the Starter Kit is the complete content from the multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, as well as Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed. You can immerse yourself with content inspired by the classic trilogy, the prequel movies including Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and the hundreds of comics and books that have been inspired by the George Lucas films. You can explore 10 fully realized Star Wars worlds, such as Tatooine, Naboo, and Endor, and decide whether you want to work for, or against, the likes of Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Han Solo and Princess Leia.

Along the way, there will be no rest for the weary as you adventure through 11 space sectors filled with asteroid belts, dangerous nebula, enemy fighters and opportunistic pirates. With access to a full range of powers and controls, you'll be able to command dozens of different starships, like the X-wing, TIE fighter and even the Firespray -- Boba Fett's starship. You can even pilot multi-passenger ships such as the YT-1300, the same ship as Han Solo's famed "Millennium Falcon," through Death Star debris and enemy encounters with your friends as your gunners. And if that's not enough, you can also choose to race speeder bikes, swoop bikes and landspeeders, or mount creatures like banthas and dewbacks.

With the Starter Kit, you can also customize every detail of your character's appearance, from 10 playable species (human, Wookiee, Bothan, Twi'lek and others), by selecting from various body types, facial features, tattoos and more. And you can take on one of over nine iconic professions, including Bounty Hunter, Smuggler, Commando, or -- the ultimate -- a Jedi! And best of all, you can remain live online in the Star Wars universe with your friends, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while you explore the distant galaxies.

One thing you should know: the Star Wars Starter Kit is a powerful MMORPG, loaded with the latest special effects and exceptional light displays. So if you have had photo-sensitive seizures that may have been induces by flashing lights or patterns, you will want to talk to your doctor before diving into this game.

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Release date November 22, 2005
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1.8 out of 5 stars 372 customer reviews

1.8 out of 5 stars
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Product Dimensions 7.4 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
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By Adalie on November 23, 2005
DONT BUY THIS GAME. You will absolutely regret it after the "honeymoon" phase of the game is over (probbly 1 week).

This game is completely bug-riddled to a point where its hardly playable. The developers have been aware of most of these bugs and only fix them months after they appear, if at all. These are major bugs which could be noticeable with 5 minutes of testing, however SOE and LucasArts dont seem to have ANY QA department.

Every patch introduces new MAJOR, GAMEBREAKING BUGS and impliments changes that are the REVERSE of what SWG players want. Today's patch, for instance, made jedi completely unplayable as it broke all their ranged attacks.

In addition, rather than adding to the game, SOE consistantly takes away from it. And they don't put back in what they take away. For instance, Battlefields, a Force Rank System for jedi, Bounty Hunter Player Missions, Faction Bases, a Force Sensitive Village, and more are all examples of things they have spent months developing and then just decided to remove them. Not a good value at all for the customer, as they are paying $15 a month for that wasted development time.

EVERY PATCH NERFS SOMETHING. Players are quitting left and right because all of their equipment keeps getting destroyed by patches, and SOE doesnt care. For instance, you could spend months and months and millions of credits on Skill Enhancers, Armor, Weapons, and other equipment, and then SOE will introduce new changes that disable you from wearing that equipment or break the effect they have. This has happened OVER AND OVER AGAIN and will continue to happen.

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I have played Star Wars: Galaxies for 782 days according to the /getvet command. I have purchased all of the expansions out to date. I was considering creating a second account. As of 11-17-05 my account is cancelled. The New Game, also known as the Starter Kit, is the third version of SWG and it is riddled with bugs and incomplete. It is a far inferior product to its previous versions as well. The NG was released after being kept secret for an unknown period of time and allowing players only a two week notice of it being published. Even less time was devoted to it being tested by sources outside of SOE. Trials of Obi Wan and the NG were released in such a manner as to call into question SOE's and LA's ethics. As represented by the employees who post to the forums SOE and LA are uncarring, glib, and/or vastly out of touch with the player community.

Most of these are not new complaints. However, with the release of the NG these problems have escalted to such a degree that the game is no longer playable. While some are content to merely switch games I am not. Simply changing the direction of the flow of money to SOE and LA will not get their attention. I am boycotting all products created by Sony Online Entertainment and Lucas Arts. I encourage others to do the same.

I do not think my actions alone with effect SOE or LA one iota. In fact, I doubt anything will change their policies. The fan base for Star Wars and other properties is sufficiently numerous to mitigate any discontent portion. While some have predicted that the NG will cause the collapse of SWG I believe otherwise. It will lose many current players but those will be replaced by SOE's and LA's new target market.
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I've played this gane for 3 years, but recently I had to quit due to the game being changed into garbage. Here are 3 reasons NOT to play this game:

1) Bugs, bugs & more bugs - This game is just simply horribly coded & unplayable. There are litteraly more bugs than I can count. The worst part is they keep adding more.

2) Horrible Play - The new combat system isn't even fit for Barney. It's been turned into the WORST FPS immatation I have ever seen. I've never loved the combat, but this is just unejoyable now.

3) Lies - SOE, who run the game, keep changing things & liying to the players. I've never seen a company be this dishonest. They WILL take your money and abuse you. 10's of thousands of people have quit this game in the last 3 weeks because of the actions of SOE and their lying. Over 100 people I personaly know have quit.

I loved a lot of things about this game, and the depth was amazing before the recent changes, but now this is THE worst Star Wars game I have ever played. Think of combat WORSE than DOOM...the original. This game is going under... don't be suckered into going down with it. Do your resaearch and you'll find that it's not worth it.

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The "Starter Kit" from Sony Online Entertainment and Lucas Arts is capable enough getting you started in the online world of Star Wars Galaxies.

The problem is once you get into that world you aren't left with any compelling reasons to stay.

A brief history: Star Wars Galaxies has been out for more than two years. In that time the developers have fumbled around with unwanted game changes that have positively alienated their player base and fostered an amazing amount of ill will. Truly the players that continue to stick with this smoking dung heap have more creativity and love for the cannon than all of the developers put together. I have been with the game from beta through November 15th. It is an absolutely accurate statement to say this game has been in beta from 2003 and continues to be in beta. The game has gone through so many massive revisions and changes that what once was, has no bearing on what actually is.

On to the NGE (Starter Kit) itself. The "Starter Kit" a tool Sony and Lucas are using to lure new players in to a complete change in game play. The NGE (New Game Enhancements) has removed most of the depth of play. Most professions have been completely removed (from 32 to 9). If you were a player that perused one of the 23 now obsolete professions you were forced to "respec" into one of the nine "iconic" professions. Further, the remaining nine professions have zero individuality, with the exceptions of "Trader" (a crafting profession) and "Jedi". The Jedi profession is self-explanatory. The crafting professions have been reduced to producing items that players don't want, nor need. This, of course, begs the question "Why bother?" Most crafters are still trying that one out.
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