This article may contain spoilers to those who have not seen Star Wars – The Mandalorian, especially in the Season 2 from Chapter 9+.
The Force is strong in this one. My nostalgia hit the roof in ‘Chapter 9 – The Marshel’ with how they’ve shown off Tatooine. It hit a very special place in my ‘SWG’ heart because Mando ventured to places I’ve been, though not exactly. He traveled somewhat parallel in my tracks seeing nearly the same scenery where it hit special feels. If Mando visits Corellia and Dantooine seeing similar sceneries as I have that would really hit a very special place in my heart. Tattooine though, the nostalgia is strong!
For those that are confused, SWG means ‘Star Wars Galaxies’, a dead MMO with Sony has killed with the NGE update. I’m not fond of SWTOR so I’m seeking another game, or even looking into playing SWGemu, though have been dealt very dire cards in life preventing me from doing so. Family members passed, I was forced to move (something I have to do once more), and I need more space in my hard drive to even play SWGemu. Its something I haven’t done making me appear tardy, lazy, or in a negative tone. I genuinely want to get back into SWG. I LOVE Star Wars, though hate the drama behind it. I however love Mandalorian’s take on Star Wars touching up on all the proper tones and points.
Related Blog Postings:
- [SWG]Galaxies – An Empire Remembered Guidebook:
- [PC Nostalgia] Star Wars Galaxies – Collectors Edition:
For those desiring a soundtrack while going back through memory lane again, or the atmosphere:
Sticking to the basics is always the best. I just want to cry out of nostalgia.
One of my very fond memories from Star Wars Galaxies was how I started my journey where I was in a bowl with mountains on all sides. Similar to what you’re seeing in the above screenshots we (new friends I befriended) started our adventure here as we became medics, brawlers, and etc doing our own thing. I love it! What I would give just to play in this situation again in a 2020 adventure-survival manner.
I can also note how brutally hostile Tatooine was, even how the days cycled to night with how we had to camp, and etc. It was awesome. We had a blast; I had a blast.
My memory is hazy of what is actually where on the map, though still fondly recall the great memories and the fun times I’ve had in SWG. I wish I could go back and enjoy it once again, undisturbed and with no guilt tripping. I don’t want to be homeless, though do want to dive back into the Star Wars realm once again.
I would honestly love a singleplayer version where you could just aimlessly venture around the galaxy without fighting people as your main goal. If necessary, sure. Fighting is sometimes necessary. What made SWG great was how you would grow with your adventures, gather resources, fight, heal, dance, build droids, talk to people, make settlements, travel freely (while paying credits), customizing your character, and even tame creatures. It had a nice vibe, something which Star Wars games no longer capture. I’m sure I can go back to SWGemu, I’ll keep trying, though would love a nice 2020+ updated version of such which doesn’t behave as a themepark like SWTOR does.
I just want to freely explore the galaxy as I had in SWG, and the way Mando does in Mandalorian. I want to fly in my Decimator, craft, and just do my random thing. I wish we could gain a singleplayer, yet co-op styled version of Star Wars where everything could be NPC driven to befriend NPCs as you travel. Sadly that be just a wish.
Man, I may be a bit rambly not being all that accurate, or maybe I luckily am accurate with my descriptions. Its just,…. I admire the very minor things on a more building & survival manner when it comes to Star Wars that I love how Mandalorian brought it back to life. Riding mounts, the modular structures, and even the mood. I miss it from a Star Wars Galaxies POV as well. Even having to wait at a space port to catch a shuttle as you travel to another planet.
Star Wars Galaxies Images – For Comparison:
I don’t have all the images because I’ve lost them to time, though the ones I do have I will share in comparison while even adding a bonus. I will add some extra images because I would love to be in a proper Star Wars world once more. I genuinely love how The Mandalorian treats the Star Wars lore that I want to pay my respects in the way which is why I made this blog posting in the first place, if delayed by a few weeks.
I’m a busy person, just a bit down on his luck. 🙂
– Bonus – Star Wars Galaxies – VT-49 ‘Decimator’:
As a bonus, I wanted to share my pride and joy of SWG ‘Jump to Lightspeed’ because it made SWG the best-of-the-best back then. I worked my way up to the Decimator making it my home. I loved how you could carry people on it, and etc. I miss my ship. I wish we could get SWG back in a 2020+ modern form so I can fly, or at least see a modern take on my awesome Decimator.
I need to at least find a model to keep her alive. I wish I could see her in The Mandalorian, though that would be slim-to-none type wish.
I may have been a bit rambly, though do hope you understood where I was going with this. The hype, the admiration, and my love for Mandalorian while reawakening my nostalgia for ‘Star Wars Galaxies’, one of the best MMOs before Sony idiotically killed it, as they have done with their Playstaiton with censorship on Anime & etc. Yes, people have mass-purchased PS5’s though still doesn’t justify what they have done on both the Star Wars, Gundam, and Anime side, and their censorship.
I thank The Mandalorian for making me love Star Wars once again while hitting nostalgic notes. Making references from the past while connecting it with the 2020+ era, as well as hitting on my SWG nostalgia. I do plan on still playing SWGemu once I gain a new hard drive (or make space) so that shall happen, when ready.
I can’t wait to see what else The Mandalorian has to show regarding because it pays true respect to the Star Wars lore. It has awesome music and everything. I love it! They’ve even gave awesome cameos to various Star Wars fans, even one Canadian.
I’ll always be a Star Wars fan, just as long as they keep true to the theme and lore. Disney genuinely (F word) screwed up up with their new trilogy making me love Rogue One, Clone Wars, Rebels, and The Mandalorian. The respect to the lore is what I love about those forms of media over the ‘New Trilogy’. People “may” view me falsely as ‘Alt-Right’ for whatever weird reason, that’s on them. I simply love Star Wars, that’s all there is to that. I love the respect The Mandalorian has on the lore, thus why I’m praising it as much as I am right now for even hitting a nostalgic note 🙂
Thanks for reading, and ‘May The Force Be With You!’