I played a few days of a trial with it. It was ok, I suppose. Everything seemed kind of...tiny, though. It felt like I was playing a game to kill some sand people or something....not like I was there beating them down myself.
I played it about a year ago and the graphics weren't so hot, either. That's the #2 reason I left anarchy online. They've been promising updates for years on that one.
SWG when it first released was a masterpiece, if it stayed it's course it would be as much of a hit as WoW is today.
Becoming a jedi was a long and tedious process. It could take months to complete the trials to become a jedi.
Then, they release NGE and CU updates. Which dumbed down the game by a huge amount. It merged their great diverse class system (Which had unlimited possibilities) into 9 default classes. They also tried to implement a FPS aspect into the game with CU, that had no place. Some will argue that it's fine now, yet those are the same people who never played pre-NGE/CU and they are idiots.
Basically, SWG when it first released was a shining beacon of MMO gaming. It was by far the best MMO game I have ever played. When they patched it with NGE/CU, a MASSIVE amount of people left and the game died.
How does this game compare?
When SWG first release, it would emit a shadow over this game that STO could never get out of. STO doesn't compare one bit to SWG.
Post NGE/CU? STO wins that battle...
Couldn't have said it better. Spot on comparison and explaination.