There's a war brewing in Star Wars Galaxies.
Well, to be quite technical about it, the game's setting is right in the middle of a war, but the most recent update
brings that war even further to a head. In terms of storyline, the Empire is fighting a pitched battle against a renewed Rebel offensive to take key strategic points across the galaxy. The gameplay side of things sees a number of cities with capturable objectives, defensive fortifications to be built, protected, and demolished, and vehicles to use in the assault and defense of three volatile cities.
It's a big update, and for understandable reasons Sony Online Entertainment
wants to show off what they've done with the game. So they're giving players a chance to jump back into the action
. Between February 1st and March 1st, former players will be allowed to come back for free, with their accounts automatically reinstated for the month. Those who decide that toppling the Empire -- or defending it -- is worth re-subscribing will be rewarded with a special in-game painting. Star Wars Galaxies still has quite a bit of life left in it, and players should be more than happy with the amount of content in this new update.
(via Massively, thanks!)