Star Wars Galaxies – Meet Shark – Now Jump

July 2, 2008

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It seems that beating a franchise to death isn’t enough.   Killing off a subscriber base by completely changing the game doesn’t quite put a cherry on top.   Flogging subscribers to death with the hatred you have of them doesn’t quite have the same ring it used to.

So what is a company to do to further humiliate it’s fan base.   Why it makes a trading card game based on a dying MMO – flog that dead horse Sony – flog it.

What am I talking about?  From this thread:

Sony Online Entertainment is proud to announce the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game! This brand new online TCG is the first ever card game based on the Star Wars® Galaxies universe! Subscribers to Star Wars Galaxies will be able to:

  • Choose between the light and dark sides of the Force and fight virtual matches for the Rebel or Imperial factions,
  • Challenge their skills in story-based solo play or against other players in epic one-on-one battles,
  • Find more then 20 “loot” cards in the first release, Champions of the Force, that can be redeemed for fantastic virtual items for use in the Star Wars Galaxies massively multiplayer game!

In addition, Star Wars Galaxies subscribers will receive five free Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game booster packs every month as part of their regular subscription to the game.

More information on the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game and its first release, Champions of the Force, can be found at www.StarWarsGalaxies.com/tradingcardgame.

I may no longer have an SWG account – but to SOE I have this to say – I wish I could unsubscribe twice.

Full press release for those who wish to be tortured here

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