Galaxies was launched 10 years ago today! And I know what you're thinking.
Let it go...
And you're right. But this isn't a post about how SWG should be brought back, or debate if it was the "greatest MMO ever made ever you guys." I just thought it would be fun to see if any duders out there had any favorite SWG memories to share.
As for me, I remember I couldn't care less when it was released. It was Jump to Lightspeed that hooked me in, because I thought it would be a modern update to the X-Wing series. Well, JtL turned out to be a massive pain-in-the-ass grindfest (though I finally did earn my own Millennium Falcon, with a bugged zero-weight engine from a friend that made it haul ass), and the planetary gameplay ended up stealing most of my interest.
I played as a doctor on Bria, and to this day can't explain what was so curiously fun about that. I loved heading out to the market to buy and then craft my repertoire of powerful medicines. Stims for health, stamina, diseases, bleeding, and more - and the grand quest to get them up to server-capped potency. I loved hanging around the Coronet med center and talking mess with whoever wandered in for healing (also learned quite a bit about the game this way!) I remember a few fights with the docs just there to heal tumblers and get a piece of that sweet Buff Bot pie, but those were short lived.
In short, there was something about working to actively help and enhance others' gameplay that I found tons of fun. Maybe why I've chosen healing roles in every MMO since. I suppose EVE offers the closest example to what I'm talking about - building up an industry and cranking out the best guns in a solo game (like the X series) feels kind of dumb, but doing it knowing that it actively supports other players is different. "Your weapons could be the ones that win the war" and such.
Oh, and there was walking in on my guild leaders cybering. That was fun.