Last week, just days after shipping the Star Wars Galaxies expansion pack Trials of Obi-Wan, LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment revealed that they were going to give the massively multiplayer online role-playing game a massive overhaul.
The update will introduce sweeping changes to the online game, such as redefining all characters into nine professions and eliminating some skills entirely, such as creature handling. While these and other changes will be introduced gradually, the initial reaction from many of Galaxies' players, some of whom are having years of progress eliminated or trivialized, has been quite negative.
To appease some of those angered by the reworking of Star Wars Galaxies, Sony Online and LucasArts are offering refunds to anyone with a Galaxies account in good standing who purchased the Trials of Obi-Wan before November 3. Players seeking refunds should send their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and Station Name to email@example.com. Alternatively, they can send written requests to the following address:
SWG Trials of Obi-Wan Refunds
8928 Terman Court
San Diego, CA 92121
All requests must be made by December 1, 2005.