I know all the hype is currently focused around the release of a new generic MMO set in the Star Wars universe - but last night saw the end of an era for some - the servers for Star Wars Galaxies, that launched on June 26th 2003 shut down for the final time.
In a fitting tribute, the guys who worked on the game will be releasing a 'Memory book' http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/index.vm
For a game that is so old now, it had amazing vision(pre-cu) in terms of what it allowed the player to do, where they could go without having to hold their hand every step of the way.
Maybe that was its own downfall but it will still shine as one of the best, most creative MMO of all time. Beat that SWTWoW