On Nov. 15, Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts will be relaunching Star Wars Galaxies with restructured character classes, an improved battle system, and more authentic missions. The goal is to remove the tedium from the MMORPG's current format and make the experience more adventuresome and authentic. This means aspiring bounty hunters will receive the finest in Mandalorian training from Boba Fett, and should you choose the path of a Jedi, you'll be able to access this class right from the start.
Unfortunately, fans of the game's current format (are there any?) will be left out in the cold after two years of progress. However, the game's developers believe the new direction will be well-received and is mostly in response to what customers have been asking for all along. According to SOE producer Dallas Dickinson, "We are allowing people to access the fun of Star Wars quickly, and then feel themselves progress and get stronger through fun gameplay, rather than XP grinding". Those who choose to be a sultry Twi'lek entertainer needn't take the words "feel themselves" and "grinding" literally.