Galaxies: Gone Shopping

I am way behind posting everywhere, here the worst.   So, how about some in game screenshots to get started.

First up, I can think of no game ever before or since Galaxies where one of the activities is just plain going shopping.   I like my Architects merchant tent, but there are some people playing the game who were obviously super decorators on Live, because they bring that inventiveness to the Emu as well.  I’ve been trying to take pictures of the cool ones as I find them.   People put bits of furniture together to make aquariums and fireplaces.  They make a set of bookcases against a painting look like actual windows.   I prefer shops that have a few featured vendors rather than the malls where you walk into a big room with a sea of vendors and there is no way to know which has your item for sale.













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This Week In The Galaxy

I’ve been playing quite a bit this week, to the exclusion of pretty much everything else.


I’m finally getting a good stock of all buildings, art and sculpture, furniture and home décor.   I’ve decided that I won’t ever be a Harvester maker, because they’re boring and require storing and acquiring materials with specific stats.  Storage is a real problem if you do multiple crafting professions, and the goal is always to do every crafting profession–it’s how I play all games.

My architect tent and vendors are outside of Coronet    (2170     -5341).


Inside the guild hall, I’m working to have all the in game paintings that can be acquired (except that one Imperial quest one), the furniture, and the compiled loot kit items like the Large Gong and Naboo Sculpture, etc so you can see what they look like before buying.


She’s on hold while I work on stocking Architect items, then she’ll be stocking up.  I am slowly working on a Bioengineer so that at some point I can offer those items as well.


I have a hard time finding the weapons I need for prices my lowbies can afford, so I’m also slowly, slowly grinding Weaponsmith.  I really hate macro grinding, but I now have a ton of podcasts to listen to while I work so maybe there will be progress.

She will be specializing in Melee Weaponry, again, storage is an issue for all my characters who craft, so I’m thinking  a specialization on weapons which only need one good stat–Shock Resistance, is a good plan.


I’m working the third level of Pistoleer boxes and am finding it a slog.  I see my spouse out there with his Master Pistoleer and he just mows everything down while I remain puny.


I really wanted to go Swordsman, because I’ve been one before and it is powerful, but dang, a swordsman whose weapon is a Power Hammer.  Hated that in live, can’t face it again now.  In live I had guildies to help me get the Scythe Schematic and a WS to make the weapon.  Ya, that’s not going to happen here on the Emu.

Since I just want to wield a sword, and have never done Fencer at all, I switched to Fencer yesterday with this character.  She’s my someday Chef, so if she’s also master at any combat profession, she will be great.   So far she’s ruling the Meatlumps on the fringe of Coronet.


Master Ranger, Master Rifles.  Every single shot she takes wipes her mind.  Clearly I need Food Enhancements, Entertainer Enhancements, but also a weapon with less Mind cost and Armor that I can use without being Mind Blown.   She’s wearing Ubese armor, but this week I found a screenshot of my live Galaxies Ranger and she was wearing Padded Armor.

Black padded armor.  Really low HAM costs on it.  I’m shopping for some nice black padded armor now, but am only seeing blue and brown and other colors.  I’ll find it, and hope it serves her better.  There is always the problem though, that I only had a Ranger in the short CU period (two of them, I loved it so much) and maybe it won’t work as well for her.  She’ll look good, if nothing else.

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Phendrena’s Star Wars Galaxies Tailor Catalogue

I’m still working on my color charts, specifically on my vast collection of color names.  I’ve been collecting and thinking up color names for years, with the Galaxies Tailor Color Charts in mind.  I have pages of printouts and little scraps of paper with ideas that came to me over time.  I’m putting them all in one list, categorized by the color shades.  Then I’ll plug them into my charts.

While I was looking for a nice picture of the charts themselves, I came across Phendrena’s page, which I’d never seen before.  It is so wonderful, it not only pictures the charts, but all of the outfits and when you mouse over a piece, it will tell you which color chart (s) the piece uses.  It’s immensely helpful, and you can direct your customers to it so they can select what colors they’d like a particular outfit in.

The site has some fun blog/adventure pages last updated in March of 2016, so this site is very up to date, compared to many which aren’t available anymore.  I’ll be looking for sites that are still active and will post the links over on the sidebar.

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Tailor Vendor Reboot, Cloaks

I couldn’t find my main color chart so I pulled everything off my vendor that I couldn’t identify from my previous chart.

Since I originally made a bunch of clothing that I liked myself in all the colors, I decided to work for my actual potential sales audience (all guys!) and I’ve started with Cloaks.  Since Jedi are in the game, it seems a good time to stock these.

There are two versions available, Hood Up and Hood Down, otherwise the two are identical.

Hood Down (In Geist Gray)

Hood Up (In Geist Gray)

The Cloak color palette has many brown shades, which can be boring to someone like myself who loves pastels.

There are 48 distinct shades in this palette (and it is in some places called Leather Palette 1 48 colors).  I was in a somber mood when I named the colors, so…also, I thought some Star Warsy color names fit, and some sci-fy/fantasy type names were suitable.

In doing a vendor search, Cloak (Hood Up) is named in the schematics so you can search that, but the hood down version just says Cloak.  I named all of mine Cloak (Hood Down) so they’ll come up that way after all the other vendor’s Cloaks.  Look for mine 🙂

Next I’ll be making all of the Shirts, then Pants (though Ithorian Wear will come later when I’ve made all the general species items).

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Back, And You Didn’t Know I Was Gone

I was off on vacation for a couple of weeks.  Before I left, I restocked all my vendors (re-listed, actually).  Yikes, lots of sales on my Homes and Halls vendor, so I’ve been working to restock the past few days.

With the advent of Publish 9 and quite a few returning players, business is good.  I’m working on my architect first, since it’s a bit easier.

My Tailor is slowed to a halt because somehow, I’ve misplaced my big color chart, the one with 255 colors, with all but a few rows named by me!  Maddening!  I thought I might be able to use my supply of Loose Dresses- which represent every color I’ve named from the chart, but no, impossible.  I can’t recall which colors go where.  Grr if I have to start from scratch, I can use those color names, but I’ll need to blow away all the outfits currently on my vendor in order to get it all right.  What a quandary, you say.   Details as events warrant….


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Notes From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

This is the first time I’ve ever created a blog, then only did a single post.  My original purpose was to sort of journal my adventures in this unique world.  Somehow, I found I wasn’t willing to share.   Very odd.

I’ve thought of various things I’d like to put here to make it a sort of Archive, and perhaps I still will.  This would focus on the things my Architect and Tailor could make, because some of those sites that showed pictures of everything are gone.

A few Tailoring sites are still there, but honestly, since the game and it’s players took such an un-amicable turn with the advent of the NGE, many sites were taken down or taken over by adware and other malicious software.  There aren’t many places left which aren’t “infected”.

As a starter, I’d recommend the SWG Emu pages, many of which are copied from the original forums in all their glory.  The danger is in clicking on any of the links from those original pages, because again, they’re gone or corrupted.   Consider this a safe haven.

About me as a Galaxies player:

My main characters are always Architect and Tailor.  I love what they can do and what they add to the world so much.

I also have a Master Ranger, a class I never played till the Combat Upgrade when so many of my other characters just got whammied and weren’t fun to play anymore.  I’m finding that my Pre-CU Master Ranger is kind of weak sauce as a combatant.  She get’s pounded, usually her mind, so fast, even with buffs and food/drink.  I’m pretty discouraged about this, because once I tried Ranger in the CU, it was my all time favorite class.  I mastered two Rangers on different servers in the short CU period.   The answer might be as simple as too much encumbrance from both my weapon and armor.  Right now I’m just leveling other fighting classes to see if I like them better and she doesn’t get to range as my live Ranger did.

I have ten characters, and am pretty much slowly working on all the crafts and some different combat classes I didn’t try in the live game, such as Fencer.

This was my first MMO and I’m interested to see how I now approach this game with the sensibilities of someone who has now played many, many MMO worlds and I’ve changed considerably as a gamer.

I will say this game seems as great to me as it ever did.  There is nothing here you can’t do, nobody you can’t be.  It lacks the community it once had, no question.  The live game had the best, the brightest and liveliest players I’ve ever encountered anywhere.   Perhaps once the Emu is fully developed, with the addition of Jedi and Space, and is on a stable server rather than a test server, some of those people will return.

Onwards to adventure!


I want to note that the glorious MJ from Massively did a live stream from the Galaxies EMU yesterday to celebrate the birthday of the game.   It was so much fun to hear her reminisce about her live game life and the people she knew.   Watch and remember!

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Welcome to my Star Wars Galaxies Blog!

I’ve been playing this daily for about three months now (created my EMU accounts over a year and a half ago) and I’m at the point where I love the game Star Wars Galaxies as much as I ever did, which is a tremendous amount.

It was the first online game I ever played.  It took some time and patience from people I met in game teaching me the ins and out of online worlds.  Once I understood how it all worked I was hooked!

If you ask the people in my household what the best game they’ve ever played was, of any type, the answer has always been Star Wars Galaxies.

I played from June 21st 2003 till 2011 when the game was shut down to make way for the arrival of Star Wars The Old Republic.  There is no doubt in my mind the games could have coexisted, but those in control just couldn’t let it be.

Thanks to the efforts of talented people who somehow have mind bogglingly (a word, I’m sure) brought the world back to life on the Basilisk Server ( I am only interested in the Pre-Combat Upgrade game), I am living in this incomparable world once more.  My husband, the wiliest Trandoshan/Ithorian you’ll ever meet also plays (we had four copies of the live game, eventually).

This new blog is almost just for me to post pictures, ramble lovingly about the game, and try to put into words what its like to live the grandest adventures ever brought to the PC screen.  See you in game.

Atheren Lightrunner

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