Galaxies Legends is an MMORPG that was released in June of 2003. It has since been a free-to-play game with microtransactions and currently remains the largest Star Wars MMO out there, but it recently added apartments to its virtual world of Bespin. The idea behind this move was to celebrate the games’ sixth anniversary as a rogue servering for players who might want to revisit their favorite spots from the past or try something new after years spent playing Galaxies Legends.
The launch of the planet Bespin and Cloud City to the Star Wars Galaxies rogue server SWG Legends delighted Star Wars enthusiasts last spring, but there was one essential item missing: housing. That was significant, because SWG’s housing is famous in the MMO genre. That’s all changed as of yesterday, with the player-led development team finally getting Bespin apartments out the door — or rather, you in the door of them.
The developers write, “We are thrilled to announce that Bespin Player Apartments will be launched in conjunction with our six-year anniversary!”
“Upon signing in, you will get a Bespin Housing Token through the /claim window. This is a one-token-per-account No Trade Shared token. To redeem these tokens, speak with the Bespin Architect NPC Odih Owela at /way 75 164. For a Housing License, there is a NON-REFUNDABLE credit cost of $25 million. […] A player will be able to visit an Apartment Terminal after they have obtained a license. These may be seen in apartment building lobbies. The Planetary Map may be used to filter all residential structures. Square, Round, and Tibanna are the three forms of dwellings. You will be able to choose an apartment to rent at the apartment terminal. If you’ve packed an apartment, you may unpack it in the lobby’s apartment terminal.”
Yes, you can transfer the license between characters for money, yes, you can place vendors in apartments, and yes, apartments require upkeep, which you must pay in advance, so it’s more like LOTRO than the rest of the homes in SWG, albeit if you miss a payment, your apartment will simply be packed up.
I went for a brief run this morning to photograph other people’s flats and was shocked at how rapidly they were filling up. One nice touch: the windows in each apartment are genuine, so the direction you choose for your view is important.
The patch arrives just in time for this rogue server’s sixth anniversary, so if you have an account, you should log in and claim your freebies; there are dispensers in Mos Eisley for the title and painting, as well as a one-per-account ITV that will take you directly to the Mos Eisley, Theed, Coronet, and Bespin cantinas. There’s also a two-experience event that runs till March 4th. Greetings on your special day!
With this latest restart, we have released our Six Year Anniversary Update to our Omega Server! You can read the full patch notes here: https://t.co/zBjf79vVrF! #SWGLegends #StarWarsGalaxies pic.twitter.com/7xTOHsXIYA
— SWG:Legends (@SWGLegendsStaff) February 28, 2022