Star wars is one of the many franchises that has crossed all the boundaries of entertainment. With a wide range of products, such as movie trilogies, best-selling video games, action figures and more, beloved characters and their actors have made their mark in the life of any Star Wars fan. That’s why community-created server players Star Wars Galaxies Legends have come together online to celebrate and pay tribute to the series’ most beloved princess.
Developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by Lucas Arts. Star Wars Galaxies was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that was first released in 2003. After eight years live, the developers shut down the game’s servers in 2011. This was to make way for the newest MMO in the game. franchise at the time, Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, players who enjoyed Star Wars Galaxies have still found ways to play the older game through rogue servers created by the community. Such as Star Wars Galaxies Legends.
In a recent post on community forums, the development team of Star Wars Galaxies Legends shared the details of her annual Carrie Fisher tribute event. On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of her death on December 27, 2020, the team invited players to pay their respects to the Princess Leia actress. Aside from her character’s father, Darth Vader, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia is arguably one of the most iconic characters in the franchise. This explains the massive player participation that led to some server glitches during the online event.
The tribute was held on Dee’ja Peak within the game’s Naboo, famous as the character’s home planet. Featuring statues of Princess Leia and R2-D2 perched in their iconic scene from Star Wars: A New Hope. Players were encouraged to interact with the memorial shrine with the in-game / Bow2 command. Those who stayed in the memorial area for a certain time received a special in-game item to commemorate this year’s event. And to keep the event orderly, the team implemented a no-fight rule in the area. And he recommended that players put away their pets, droids and vehicles to reduce lag factors in the game.
Within the same post on the community forums, fans were also encouraged to share the lessons they learned or their fondest memories of Carrie Fisher. Whether they have personally met the actress or not. Multiple responses in the thread have commented on how important Princess Leia is as a character. Enough to remain relevant in current Star Wars content. Fans can only hope that the Star Wars team continues to recognize and utilize the importance of their influence within the fandom.