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The Online Gamers Anthology #18
Sun, 21 Sep 2008 17:19:00 GMT [download/play]



Welcome to Episode 18!  This episode is Part 1 of our look back at Star Wars Galaxies!

- Luke finds out the force isn't as strong with ObiWan as he was lead to believe.
- Jonathan introduces the show
- New House??
- Jonathan's father plays his first video game... Earth shifts axis.
- Jonathan's daughter watches Star Wars for the first time... re-aligns Earth.
- The History of Star Wars Galaxies!
- Jonathan talks about the timeline that lead up to SWG's release.
- John (aka "Shuttler") from the "Limited Edition" podcast joins Jonathan on the show and
  shares his memories of SWG!
- Jonathan closes the show and talks a bit about the next episode, and even gives a quick peek into episode 20!


- Next Episode:
   We continue our look at Star Wars Galaxies, and a look at Jonathan's favorite memories!

   Email us your favorite gaming moments at theonlinegamersanthology[at]gmail.com!!


   Limited Edition Podcast
    http://www.virginworlds.com/podcast.php?show=27&ep=1

   TechRaan's Warhammer Online Videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/techraan

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Previous Episodes
Episode #20 - Duration: 01:25:12 - Released: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 01:26:00 GMT
Episode #19 - Duration: 00:54:00 - Released: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 04:23:00 GMT
Episode #18 - Duration: 01:31:08 - Released: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 17:19:00 GMT
Episode #17 - Duration: 01:09:32 - Released: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:02:00 GMT
Episode #16 - Duration: 01:46:34 - Released: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 01:57:00 GMT
Episode #15 - Duration: 01:34:19 - Released: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:55:00 GMT
Episode #14 - Duration: 01:20:31 - Released: Wed, 14 May 2008 02:38:00 GMT
Episode #13 - Duration: 01:01:26 - Released: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:31:00 GMT
Episode #12 - Duration: 01:03:32 - Released: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:14:00 GMT
Episode #11 - Duration: 01:39:14 - Released: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 18:34:00 GMT
Episode #10 - Duration: 01:46:21 - Released: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 21:54:00 GMT
Episode #9 - Duration: 01:19:48 - Released: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 13:31:00 GMT
Episode #8 - Duration: 01:26:00 - Released: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:00:00 GMT
Episode #7 - Duration: 00:35:39 - Released: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 22:57:00 GMT
Episode #6 - Duration: 00:58:24 - Released: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 21:33:00 GMT
Episode #5 - Duration: 01:34:47 - Released: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 19:36:00 GMT
Episode #4 - Duration: 00:46:28 - Released: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 05:09:00 GMT
Episode #3 - Duration: 01:04:25 - Released: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 03:45:00 GMT
Episode #2 - Duration: 01:03:37 - Released: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 03:57:00 GMT
Episode #1 - Duration: 00:44:17 - Released: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 09:10:00 GMT
Episode #Intro - Duration: 00:23:05 - Released: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:59:00 GMT

Episode 18 Discussion Thread

'BAH AHAHahhahh!!!' by techraan
Submitted on 2008-09-21 21:43:43 CST
Obiwan - So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view.
Luke - No.
Obiwan- What?

AHAHAHHAHAHHA great stuff. Looking forward to the future Star Wars MMO.
Great jaab, Jaan!



'I miss SWG' by Seritaph
Submitted on 2008-09-22 19:20:39 CST
Wonderful memories of a wonderful game. Not a big fan of the NGE, but had some great fun before it. Verant (like Looking Glass) is one of those developers I miss. Speaking of Looking Glass, any chance you'll cover the Thief series of games in the future?

Thanks for the entertaining show!



'Thanks, Jonathan' by Checksix
Submitted on 2008-09-23 08:02:09 CST
I look forward to this podcast. Each new one is a gift!

Thanks man for another cool walk down memory lane.

Checksix



'Man, fantastic show!' by Beauturkey
Submitted on 2008-09-23 15:11:20 CST
Grats on another gooder.

And DOWN WITH SMEDLEY!

BOYCOTT SOE!!

REMEMBER THE NGE!

I'm kidding.

Beau



'@ Beau' by BurntSushi
Submitted on 2008-09-24 10:44:32 CST
Yea we all know you are kidding Beau, you never say anything negative about SOE.



'Good times' by shuttler
Submitted on 2008-09-24 11:31:09 CST
I had a blast chatting about my SWG memories on this podcast, big thanks again to Jonathan.

I loved the show, especially the account of your kids first Star Wars viewing. I'm planning on introducing my children this week, but where to start Original trilogy or child friendly new trilogy?

Can't wait for part 2!



'Great Show' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2008-09-24 13:42:19 CST
I always loved your concept of this show and how it reminisces about games.

I'm actually playing SWG right now, I'm having fun with the SWG Trading card game too. I played it right after NGE and had to stop because too much negativity around it and I needed help from the forums but got too much of haters still playing.

Now that people see another KotOR MMO coming I guess there not worried about SWG stopping another SW MMO coming out. Because it is, I admit I will go to the new one but yeah not taking anything away from any good memories from SWG.

One thing about SWG is imo it was way ahead of its time, especially with the huge player made real time non instance working cities you can make, and it is freaky when you go visit the ones that were made a long time ago and all the items you see decorating them, like long lost ghost towns. That is actually pretty cool in a weird sort of spooky way. All that stuff time spent to get those items and towns built, they are still there.

My old house and all its stuff was still there too, I thought it was going to be torn down but I guess not.

And the venders you can buy Role playing items and events from, I never saw that in any other game.

And it having land and space in one game, now that is awesome, and many different planets and all the badges you can earn for exploration and stuff.

I'm going to play the story line this time around.

Lots of respect to the elders of SWG.



'Correction' by darrenl
Submitted on 2008-09-26 10:25:10 CST
That statue of Felicia is 10ft tall...not 8. I'm shocked and appalled at the inaccuracy of your reporting sir!


'Alas...' by Jonathan
Submitted on 2008-09-26 13:44:28 CST
Ah, apologies, Darren.. Tis true... when I was killed by the Felicia statue I only had time to register "watch-that-statue-what-statue-splat". The 8-foot assumption was only part of a last moment estimation before I found myself respawned in an empty warehouse somewhere in Iowa.


Thanks to everyone for the great comments! I had a great time with this episode and I can't wait to finish part 2! :)



'Dug up the comics I mentioned' by shuttler
Submitted on 2008-09-29 12:49:33 CST
I found the comics I mentioned that were part of the Shadows of the Empire game/arc I briefly mentioned

http://www.yellowspandex.com/?p=80



'Great show' by Isanox
Submitted on 2008-11-18 19:52:42 CST
As usual I am way behind. Just do to listen to the show. You two did a great job.

John was an awesome guest host. I always love hearing about someones first MMO experience.
Looking foward to part 2.



'Which server do you play on?' by matagin
Submitted on 2009-02-26 20:28:16 CST
Jonathan which server do you play on and what is your main character? Is there much difference between the servers? Love the show. Thanks.

Matt
Boring Beige Box podcast
http://www.boringbeigebox.com