SWG Legends news // *SWG Legends: Player Spotlight: Nolo*

Main Character Name:
Nolo Finn
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Player Association:
Terror Squadron/New Westport, Prefecture

Where in the RL world do you live?
The US
How long did you play the live version of Star Wars Galaxies?
Off and on for a few years. I only played a little pre-NGE (a few months). Then, I popped in for months at a time during NGE.
What type of work do you do?
I’m a Professor of English
What does a typical Star Wars Galaxies day consist of for you?
As of late, I log in only a handful of times a week due to work. It’s usually space and space RP. I lead a space RP group called Terror Squadron. Running their stories and events is what I log in for and I love every second of it.

What was the race and profession of your very first character?
Trando Marksman, if I recall.
What is the one thing you’ve always wanted to be in Star Wars Galaxies that isn’t or is no longer?
I miss the old Pre-NGE system at times. I loved the variety that it gave. I’ve always thought that expanding on a similar system is what is needed if we ever get SWG II. Jedi being able to master the lightsaber forms of combat, stuff like that. More iconic races would be nice too.
What other hobbies or activities do you take part in, other than playing Star Wars Galaxies?
I write. It’s my “side hustle”, as much as I hate the term. I write short stories, novels, and someday I’ll sell one of these screenplays I’ve written...or, so I tell myself.
What race and profession is your main character?
Human Smuggler

What do you like most about the profession you have chosen for your main character?
Pistols. I absolutely love pistols. Smuggler really feels like you’re playing as Han or Lando with the skills they give you.
What faction is your main character?
What is your favourite player owned ship?
Oh, this is a tough one. I do love the RGI. I’m also a sucker for the classics and love the TIE (Heavy). The standard Interceptor is nice as well.
What is your favourite ground vehicle?
Flare S Swoop

How did you choose your main character's name?
I’m a Tolkien nerd. It’s actually a trimmed form of the Quenya name of Fingolfin (total badass elf from The Silmarillion). I’ve used variations of it since I was a kid.
What is your favourite planet and/or city and why?
I love Corellia. NPC city: Tyrena. Player city (shameless plug): New Westport.
What is your favourite NPC?
Thrawn. The update you guys gave his uniform is great!

What are the most credits you have ever spent on purchasing a single item for one of your characters?
Oh, man…I’ve made some bad purchases through the years…I try not to drop more than 40 mil. I’ve probably dropped 40 mil on a few things over the years.
What do you like best about SWG Legends?
There’s so much to do. The added content is always great. I haven’t tried the ranching yet, but I think that is so awesome. The Senate system really paves the way for things that the community wants. We get a lot of great additions because of it. That’s really what sets this place apart. The community is good too.
Describe your best experience playing Star Wars Galaxies.
This is a tough one. If I had to pick just one thing, I’d say the “Tears of the Empire” storyline that I ran alongside Gerico more than a year ago now on Legends. We had a lot of different groups and storylines that all centered around a single mcguffin. I did tons of writing and work on it. It was probably the most stressed that I’ve ever been playing this game but I like writing, so… Anyway, we had a huge group of various characters. I met some great people and made some friends along the way. We all came together for something we all love: Star Wars.

Honorable mentions: Working with Zale on the “Admiral’s Daughter” storyline and the current “Thorne” storyline we’re doing in New Westport, Corellia. Working with Barclay on establishing New Westport was so fun. The guy seriously has done phenomenal work for the city and the community there. The “Death of Dristan” was awesome too and working alongside Dristan to kill off a character established in the RP community was really something special that I’ll remember. “The Island” was a good time as well.
What is your favourite questline and/or place within Star Wars Galaxies and why?
The Imperial Retreat on Naboo and the Imp Themepark that comes with it. The camo scout trooper armor is cool as hell, but the questline was awesome. I liked going and meeting all the iconic characters and doing their chores.

Thank you Nolo for taking time to answer our questions! We hope this gave you a bit of insight into this wonderful member of our community!
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