SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 1 & 2

Entry #1 Saturday, June 7, 2003 – 4:31AM (ScreenShot0000). My first ever SWG Beta Screeny… After years of posting on the SWG Development boards, after waiting all night for a “buddy key,” I was in game. I was so excited, I didn’t know what to do first. So I did what any fledgling adventurer who’s […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 3 & 4

Entry #3 Sunday, June 22 2003 – 1:05AM (ScreenShot0121) When the servers came back up, I had to remake Vroflus. You couldn’t use the same name as a previously used character, so I added an extra “s” at the end, and just hoped to run into some of the guys under a name that resembled […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 5 & 6

Entry #5 Thursday, June 26 2003 – 8:26PM (ScreenShot0000) – My first Screeny after launch I took off of work and woke up at the crack of dawn, too excited to get sufficient rest. I drove to “Electronics Botique” and waited for it to open… and as soon as it did, I gave the guy […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 7 & 8

Entry #7 Sunday, June 29 2003 – 4:14PM (ScreenShot0037) That night, while waiting for Zox, I actually stood by the Starport to greet the few people that actually made it to Lok. Every last person who landed was valuable to me. If they took the time to go to Lok, then they were “my kind […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 9

Entry #9 Saturday, July 05, 2003, 4:20:11 AM (ScreenShot0100)  Later on that night, I found myself alone, camped in the middle of Lok. Every lifelong CH remembers this day. You didn’t have any pets yet because you didn’t break into the CH elite profession, so you still found yourself in the middle of nowhere, harvesting […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 42

It was only a matter of time… Entry #42 Sunday, December 14, 2003, 1:08:29 AM (ScreenSho1143) Over a month after the first Jedi was spotted in SWG, I finally saw one for myself. I loaded into the Starport, and right when I was about to make the gallop to GAT City, I looked up and […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 43

You win some, you lose some… Entry #43 Tuesday, December 23, 2003, 8:25:22 PM (ScreenSho1216) On Tuesday, December 23rd, I mastered Swordsman. That profession is simply fun as hell. I grinding out the last box on Lok, doing Gurk missions… I’m pretty sure that if I had a graph of my kills in SWG over […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 44

Begun, The Composite Clone Wars have… Entry #44 Tuesday, January 06, 2004, 10:30:55 PM (ScreenSho1233) On Tarq, Dantooine was a “goto” place for Rebels to place bases… so we’d find ourselves there frequently either farming faction points, or sometimes taking out turrets prior to full on base raids. There were different methods of getting the […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 45

The things you do for old friends… Entry #45 Thursday, January 15, 2004, 8:27:56 PM (ScreenSho1261) GAT Citys time on Tarq was at its apex, but for some reason, I was drawn back to Eclipse. I think my real reason was that CH’s didn’t have to use armor in PVE, so I was taking a […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 46

Entry #46 Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 11:18:14 PM (ScreenShot1305) By January 27th, SWG was 7 months old, and I was up to my old server splitting tricks. I had tried to get some guys from Eclipse to roll on Tarq, and some guys on Tarq to roll on Eclipse with only minimal success. For a […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 47

Entry #47 Tuesday, February 10, 2004, 11:05:12 PM (ScreenShot1337) Far be it for me to withhold the “l33t” screenshot. That’s right… screenshot 1337 depicts me, and someone who I cannot possibly identify with the HUD turned off because everyone looked exactly the same during this period in SWG history. All leetness aside, it is a […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 48

Entry #48 Monday, February 16, 2004, 1:22:12 AM (ScreenShot1354) I believe as time went on, I observed that my most common theme concerning the game itself was that it was broken, but for me personally, the graphics kept me memorized. By mid February 2004, I took a screenshot that captured exactly how I felt. I […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 49

Entry #49 Thursday, March 18, 2004, 2:31:51 AM On March 18th, I started “principal photography” for my SWG comic. At first, I really didn’t know where I was going to go with it, or what story I really wanted to tell… but I knew one thing the second I started compiling screenshots for the layout… […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 50

Entry #50 Monday, March 22, 2004, 12:57:43 AM( (ScreenShot1748) Two days and 180 screenshots later, I was in the middle of a world tour with anyone that was online. The idea was to get as many screenshots from various locations as possible, so I would have a lot of material to build comics with. Monday […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 51

Entry #51 Sunday, March 28, 2004, 1:13:16 PM( (ScreenShot1833) Knowing that the plan was to move the comic story over to Eclipse for a few pages, I started taking “stock” photos of Vroflus. Eventually I passed by my first house, and took a few shots inside and out. The first room contained a few seats, […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 52

Entry #52 Thursday, April 08, 2004, 4:25:01 PM (ScreenShot1944) Yet another sign that GAT City had already peaked… I was parting ways with my Quarran vendor. My days of putting my crit fails up for sale seemed more time consuming than worth the effort, and it wasn’t fair that I kept a vendor spot in […]

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SWG: From Beta to Blunder – 53

Entry #53 Sunday, April 18, 2004, 12:24:12 PM (ScreenShot2009) About a week after the Corvette content was patched in, I quickly learned that not everyone in the galaxy got as abused as we did on Tarq. Over on Eclipse, while waiting for a shuttle, someone pulled up in a vehicle I had never seen before. […]

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SWG: From Beta To Blunder – 54

Entry #54 Tuesday, May 18, 2004, 6:02:08 PM (ScreenShot2043) A few minutes later, I was still spamming screenshots just in case I ever went back to making the comic. I did a big shoot with Nym because I wanted him to play a role in the comic considering he was the guy who ran Lok […]

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SWG: From Beta To Blunder – 55

Entry #55 Thursday, May 27, 2004, 7:52:52 PM (ScreenShot2218) The last time I ever saw Alistea was fitting… we were killing Stormtroopers on Endor. I’m sure this is the way Ali would like to be remembered. By now sightings of either her of Florian (actually I think Flo was officially gone by this time) were […]

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SWG: From Beta To Blunder – 56

Entry #56 Sunday, July 18, 2004, 10:39:12 PM One night in mid July, Ciale didn’t log on. While some thought it was strange, personally, I thought nothing of it because I knew Ciale had unsubscribed and I assumed we’d see him less and less until the day his subscription finally expired. A few days later, […]

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SWG: From Beta To Blunder – 57

Entry #57 Sunday, August 29, 2004, 2:39:39 PM (ScreenShot2337) The Creature Handler profession, by nature, is one of choices. You are only granted a certain number of spots in your datapad for your pets… I think that number was 12 or so. Also, there was an exploit for a while that allowed you to store […]

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SWG: From Beta To Blunder – 58

Entry #58 Thursday, September 16, 2004, 4:32:36 PM (ScreenShot2393) By Thursday, September 16th, I had collected almost every badge in the game other than profession mastery and a few others. The process was an easy one by this time, all I had to do was swoop around and pass by some of the POI’s that […]

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SWG: From Beta To Blunder – 59 & 59.5

Entry #59 Monday, September 20, 2004, 12:01:30 PM (ScreenShot2449) After losing Ramp, I headed back to Dathomir to drown my sorrows in some good old fashioned questing. The problem was… The Village quest line, or at least the part that I was up to, became a non stop grind of local patrol missions that would […]

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