SWG Legends news // *Galactic Moon Festival 2021 Arrives!*

"Welcome to the Galactic Moon Festival! What can I do for you friend? A costume perhaps? Or some trinkets courtesy of the benevolent Jabba the Hutt?"
―Z'ozpheratu, to a Galactic Moon Festival celebrant

If you've either forgotten or it's your first time with the experience of Galactic Moon Festival, fear not (you can fear a little though, it is supposed to be scary). It's a lot to unpack and it can be overwhelming for a new or returning player to the galaxy. We're here to offer some help on breaking down the celebration for you a little bit more, so before you read on further here and potentially fluster yourself even more, we encourage you to take a brief detour and read the basics in our Friday Feature on Galactic Moon Festival RIGHT HERE and dive into the festival without fear (well hopefully still some fear. Again, still scary).

One of last years winners of our Capturing The Madness Screenshot contest - @Fingerblaster (ign Chino)

We're very proud to be here enjoying the release of our SIXTH GMF celebration on SWG:Legends and as always, with the arrival of this recurring festival, comes other updates, so make sure you don't forget to check out all of the patch notes for our October 2021 - Development Update in the following link HERE to get the details for this months rollout.
If you already have, continue reading on. This thread will briefly cover what's returning for our beloved Moon Festival, but mostly touch on what's new. We have some really interesting new additions to the galaxy this year we've been anxious to throw at you all and what better time than GMF to do share these spooky surprises?
(Reminder for new & returning players: Read up about more of the basics of GMF in our Friday Feature!)

Another winner of last years Capturing The Madness screenshot contest - @Polterheist (ign Polter Heist)

It's time to take down the evils within the Dead Forest that have returned to torment Kashyyyk for another Galactic Moon Festival! Journey back to the Dead Forest for new riddles, new rewards, and familiar friends/foes. The Sayormi spirits are again running amok and it's up to brave festival goers to keep evil in check near the haunted tree. Some of the new treats you can find this year at the Haunted Tree raid include:
  • New Badge
  • New Title
  • New paintings
  • And many more returning goodies from last year's celebration!

The Tree Raid is located at ( /way 440 -380) ) inside The Dead Forest. The event at the tree will reward players once per character, per day.

There's many more secrets to the moon festival for you to discover. Brave the night and tread carefully through the Dead Forest where you can learn more about the spirits within, discover the secrets of the Undead Chubafly, acquire your own Spooky Pumpkin Helmet, drive back the Sayormi Ghost Queen and her minions to bring another year of peace to the restless souls wandering the Dead Forest. Terrify the galaxy by any means necessary and maybe the Blessing of the Blood Moon will shine down on you this Galactic Moon Festival..
The Tusken Invasion Heroic is getting a special GMF themed twist given to it and you can read our announcement about the heroic's difficulty increasing during the GMF period in the following link here.

What would any festival let alone one of the spookiest festivals be without live events?! It's too scary to think about.. Galactic Moon Festival 2021 will see no shortage of Tokens of Gratification! Our Events Team will be chomping at the bit to bring us all together for many frights and much fun.
Events this year will span across many parts of the galaxy with a mix of scheduled and surprise events so if you don't want to miss any of our scheduled live events, make sure you stay tuned to Discord and our social media platforms so you don't miss your chance to claim our brand new Galactic Moon Festival Live Event badge!
Let's take a look at some of what we can expect to see this year for Live Event action!
The yearly Swim of Demise is returning to terrorize the waters within the Dead Forest for another series of swimming races pitting survivors against one another to see who make is it out alive the fastest! More to follow soon!
The Haunted Maze is making its return to the galaxy! Mysterious energies have descended upon the Great Maze on Lok to turn this famous POI location into something quite infamous. Can you brave this labyrinth of the lost and escape with the treasures located within (and your life?) in this perilous journey? Stay tuned for more details!
The Cult of Lord Nyax has seen a surge in followers. Unbeknownst to the greater galaxy, groups of this cult have penetrated townships on countless planets and this sinister group if finally ready to unleash mayhem on The Galactic Moon Festival. The Pale Ghost Pandemonium is nearly at hand..
Jabba's Menagerie of Mayhem pits the mighty Jabba's tools of terror against a celebrating galaxy during the Moon Festival. Tricks, treats, and terrorizing are what's in store for festival goers throughout the celebrations as Jabba pits his most vicious creatures against civilians and townspeople everywhere. All you have to do is survive!
The Galactic Homeshow is underway, so make sure to put those terrifying touches to your horrifying homes! Maybe you can scare off the competition and reap the homeshow rewards this month! Read the details here!
It's time to Capture The Madness again this year! All throughout the Galactic Moon Festival, we're anxiously awaiting to see what terrors you can capture in a single screenshot that really showcases the Galactic Moon Festival! Learn more about the contest here.
We have a special event happening towards the end of the Galactic Moon Festival! The thing is.. We could use your help for the venues. We want to see some of your spooky decorated Cantina structures perhaps maybe YOUR CANTINA could be one of the galaxy's stops during our big cantina crawl! Learn more in the details here.
We're moving from pumpkins this year! We wanted to try something different and give the community an opportunity to show up and show out in their best Star Wars themed costumes this Galactic Moon Festival! You can read about more about the Galactic Cosplay Challenge here.
Stay tuned for even more! This is far from everything that we have in store for you all for GMF 2021. We'll be announcing more throughout the month so keep up with us here on the forums, on Discord, and social media so you don't miss out!

GMF 2021 is a special time we've all been looking forward to and we really can't wait for you all to venture out this year to explore and collect all of the goodies and take part in the many events and contests happening throughout this time. We hope you all have a lot of fun playing and thank everybody so much for the continued support in doing what we do. Without this community, it would all be for naught (which sounds even scarier than GMF!).
It's hard to believe that we're already so close to the end of the year (you can almost hear the faint sound of Life Day bells in the distance), but despite there being so little time until 2022, there's actually so much to do and much more new and exciting adventures on the horizon to go on together.
May the Force be with you,
The SWG:Legends Team