Happy Life Day from SWG Restoration

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SWGR Staff

December 25, 2023

December 25, 2023

posted by

SWGR Staff

"A day that takes us through the darkness! A day that leads us into light! A day that we celebrate ...the Liiiight!"
-Princess Leia Organa

Now if you've never seen the Star Wars Holiday Special, take an hour and embrace the cursedness this holiday season and just settle in.

"A longstanding Wookiee tradition, Life Day celebrates the values and tenets of Wookiee culture, including family, joy, and harmony. While Life Day is a celebration traditionally held at the Tree of Life on Kashyyyk and observed by extended Wookiee families, Wookiees throughout the galaxy still mark the day.

When Wookiees were enslaved by the Empire, the holiday took on an even greater significance. Today, people from planets across the galaxy have embraced this tradition and made it their own by celebrating with festive décor, twinkling string lights, unique food and drink items, music, and activities.

People share the hopes of celebrating freedom, harmony, and peace, no matter how different people may appear. At the end of the day, everyone gathers to sing songs and be reminded of their dedication, courage, and love for one another. This is the promise of the Tree of Life."

-Star Wars Databank

From the SWG Restoration Staff

"When I first played Star Wars Galaxies all those years ago, Jazletta made the best weapons. People would come from far and wide to find Jazz. It wasn't that the stats were better, or that her selection was the best. It was the personal care and attention she took with each customer.

I've since heard from others that the player behind Jazletta has passed on. That's normal. That's the future we'll all eventually embrace. But for moments, Jazletta was connected to complete strangers via an MMO, through a universe we know and love. She labeled her weapons [JAZZ], so you could tell. She hung out in the Cantina. She ran for mayor. She will be missed.

Star Wars Galaxies is just a game, but the social connections we make through it are not. The heart of what we have here is special, and we should hold it in special regard. Happy holidays."

-CNiper, Community Relations Lead

"I'm too busy working on Jedi to bother with this. Happy Life Day, I guess."
-Aconite, Lead Developer

Thank you to the community for their many years of faith in the project and wish everyone happy holidays and a happy New Year. I always look back on how SWG mesmerized me at a young age, having never really played an RPG but being a huge star wars fan the mysterious world full of discovery was more than enough to hook me in, I recall seeing my first Jedi in Mos Eisley, it was night time in the game and his lightsabers glow reflecting on the walls was mind blowing, I had to figure out the mysteries of this game and how to become a Jedi myself, and the rest is history.
-Halo, Developer

"As we wrap up 2023, I'd like to take a moment to express my appreciation for everyone involved with SWG Restoration. It's been a hell of a year for us, and we couldn't do it without the tireless work of the Development team. It's also important to understand that the devs wouldn't do it if it wasn't for our amazing player base. From the GCW update, to Ornj's combat update, all of the community/staff events, and everything in-between, 2023 has been a whirlwind of activity. I cannot wait to see what all we're able to accomplish together in 2024. Happy Life Day, everyone!"

-Erebos, Quality Assurance

"Happy Life Day to the whole Restoration Community! For those who don't know me, I was brought onto the Restoration team as a Project Manager, and the whole team is really looking forward to following up the merriment and snowfall with some very exciting updates pretty early into the new year. I can't wait to see your reactions to what we've been working on. We're fueled by the excitement of our very close-knit community, so please do be sure to spread some holiday cheer to your fellow Restoration players!"

-Exceed, Project Manager

“Happy Life Day Restoration! This is such a great time of year to celebrate our community! I hope you all have had an outstanding year and look forward to the many events that are in the works for 2024!”
-Tynan, Community Relations

-EarthtoMike, Marketing

"Life Day is about family & friends. Whether that's your out-of-game family or your in-game friends, take time to connect with those you care about.

The team made huge strides in 2023 with major updates to combat and releasing new content, but 2024 is going to be the best year yet for SWG Restoration. Once the enormous task of Jedi implementation is finally finished, it will be very cool to see what direction the project goes and what great new content is released."

The Restoration journey has sure been something I’ll remember for a long, long time. I used to think it was just gonna be trauma I would need to bury, but we recently did some reminiscence on the staff of the full history, the ups and downs, the drama and the miracles the server has been through. Through it all, the community continues to surprise me and I know that the best is yet to come. Thanks for being you, Restoration.
-ornj, Developer

The Holiday Special and Star Wars Galaxies

A surprising amount of content was created in Star Wars Galaxies that was inspired by the Star Wars Holiday Special. Wanted to highlight just a few here but be on the look out for many many more items in game and where they appear in the TV special.

"Mind Evaporator"

Possibly the most disturbing is the chair which displays 'stimulating' content for its observer.

"Mind Evaporator" for extra special stimulation
Star Wars Galaxies "Proton Chair" version

Family Bonds

Although a notorious drop from Rare Loot Chests, the scene in the special mimics quite exactly the family painting in game.

Holiday Special scene
Treasured painting in game


Nab your cookie before Lumpawaroo does!

Lumpawaroo goes in for a Wookiee-Ookiee
Bonus to your health pool!


Decorating the Tree Quests (Imperial and Rebel)

Life Day Trees are located in the following cities:

Doaba Guerfel, Corellia
Wayfar, Tatooine
Dearic, Talus

Quest givers either have you collecting presents for the Life Day Tree (Rebels) or destroying presents (Imperials). Look for the following NPCs (/target Oolovv if you can't find them, for example).

Rebel: Oolovv (Wookiee Freedom Fighter) tends to be near the Cantina
Imperial: Sstrigge (Trandoshan "Trader") tends to be near the City Shuttle

After running around and to all of the piles of Life Day Presents, your score will be tallied and given Tokens to cash in. This year's highlight is the Kashyyyk Tree House Deed but many unique rewards such as the Proton Chair, Life Day Presents, Kashyyykian Fireplace, or Hanging Lamps are there as well.

Mega storage. Mega token price

Saun Dann Quest (Near the Life Day Tree)

This quest line rewards the STAP-1 vehicle and is given out by Wookiee friend Saun Dann. Travel around Naboo and Tatooine until eventually making your way to Watto in Mos Espa.

Friend of the Wookiees, Saun Dann

Make sure you claim your present from the Life Day tree while you're there! More on that below.

2023 Resto Original Rewards

Life Day Tree Gifts

Head to one of the Life Day Trees to collect your badge and special gifts (radial the tree)!


The Planet of Scarif ornament is in honor of a planet that is no more. One of the first planets destroyed by Empire.

Life Day Pajamas

In white or red, these jammies are the hit of the holiday season and can be worn by Ithorians and Wookiees alike!

Restoration Jammie Design

This year the designers took extra care in making something unique for players.

Early designs in the creation process similar to last year's models... but that would be too easy

“The sweaters last year were so much fun and were a big hit with the community. This year, we wanted to capture that same festive spirit with our new pajamas."
-Cfarf, Developer

Tinkering with Life Day pattern ideas...

Ornj chimes in with excellent art skills

Adjustments to the patterns

"It took us a few attempts and some collaboration before we arrived at the final design. Trying to stretch the jammies around fuzzy Wookiee bodies was an awkward challenge, but it was worth it if every player can get cozy this Life Day. Happy holidays!”
-Cfarf, Developer

And something for the Ithorians as well...

May the Force be with You

-SWGR Staff