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SWTOR: Galactic Starfighter – First Impressions

Galactic Starfighter

Galactic Starfighter


I got the chance to play a few matches of Galactic Starfighter when it was on the public test server. Other than knowing I would most likely get a lot of enjoyment out of it in the future (I like dogfighting games!), I really didn’t dive too deep into it, because I wanted to save it for live.

Yesterday GS went live and I got to play four or five matches. So far I am enjoying it as much as I figured it would, and I’ve made a few observations.

  • One GS match was getting me roughly 3/4s the amount of XP I earn on the same character in a normal war zone match. I am thinking between Warzones and GS matches that if one chooses, doing planetary side quests will not really be necessary. This is great news for my upcoming Imperial Agent/Sniper alt.
  • Gunships are damn cool. Sniping from a moving star ship? Say it ain’t so. The gameplay is a bit slower than on the other two classes of ship, but it’s a nice little break from the run and gun tactics I was using with the Scout and Strike Fighters.
  • Scout ships are even more cool. Fast and deadly, can’t take a lot of damage but if played right, can avoid the damage anyway. My best matches were in the S-12 Blackbolt, Imperial Scout ship.
  • I find playing the strike fighter to be pretty… meh. Maybe I just haven’t quite figured it out yet.
  • Two matches earned enough points to buy my first upgrade. That seems to be pretty good timing. Other games I’ve played with similar progress methods took 6-7 matches of getting obliterated before earning enough points to get any upgrades that would help.


All in all, for a free game update, I think SWTOR has hit it out of the park. It wont help you at all if you don’t PVP, but if you do, it’s a whole lot of fun and a great minigame that I could very easily see being the main attraction for a number of SWTOR players.


My first match on the live server. Not to shabby!

My first match on the live server. Not to shabby!


  1. Ajay

    Which one is your character? If you can draw little attention, gunships are great!

    1. Sig (Post author)

      Korgun is my Bounty Hunter/ Mercenary.


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