(from the movie series, "star wars")chancellor palpatine turned the re public into an empire
stormtrooper: for the galactic empire!
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From the bloated carcass of the Old Republic, an ambitious politician carved the Galactic Empire, a New Order of government meant to sweep away the injustices and inefficiencies of its predecessor.

Rather than offer the people of the galaxy newfound hope, the Empire instead became a tyrannical regime, presided over by a shadowy and detached despot steeped in the dark side of the Force. Personal liberties were crushed, and the governance of everyday affairs was pulled away from the senate, and instead given to unscrupulous regional governors.

Accompanying the growth of the Empire was an unprecedented military buildup. The many shipyards in the Emperor's domain churned out immense fleets of Star Destroyers and TIE fighters. The Imperial starfleet maintained order in the galaxy, a role previously undertaken by the Jedi Knights, an august order of protectors wiped out during the Emperor's ascent.

It was through fear that the Empire ruled. Its power hungry lieutenants and technocrats developed greater and greater instruments of destruction to cow a rebellious populace. This philosophy culminated in the creation of the Death Star, a mobile space station with a prime weapon of unspeakable power. When fully charged, the Death Star's superlaser had the ability to destroy a planet.

Despite such shows of strength -- indeed, because of them -- the flames of rebellion fanned higher. Small pockets of resistance banded together to form the Alliance to Restore the Republic. At first, the pitiable number of freedom fighters seemed no match for the oppressive Empire. Nonetheless, they managed to score an impressive victory with the destruction of the Death Star at the Battle of Yavin.

Having proved itself a viable threat, the Rebel Alliance found itself under Imperial counterattack. The core group of Rebels spent three years relocating their hidden headquarters, before being routed in a crushing attack at the Battle of Hoth. A few short months later, the Rebels discovered that the Death Star was but the first of many Imperial superweapons in development. A second Death Star was nearing completion over the distant moon of Endor. Intelligence gathered by Bothan spies informed the Rebel planners that Emperor Palpatine himself would be present to oversee the final stages of construction.

Thus an irresistible target was in place over that peaceful green moon: the Empire's next great weapon, incomplete and vulnerable, and the head of the Empire himself, both in one place. The Alliance took the bait -- the Battle of Endor was entirely designed by the prescient Emperor Palpatine to be the final confrontation in the Galactic Civil War. Palpatine failed to foresee the resourcefulness of the Rebels or the treachery of one of his most trusted aides, however.

Palpatine died at Endor, and the second Death Star was destroyed. With this crippling blow, the Imperial reign of terror over the galaxy ended. The Rebellion began forming a New Republic, and worlds across the galaxy celebrated their newfound freedom.
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Starport is a massively multiplayer game meaning you play with and compete against many other players from around the world. Your life in the Starport universe will be filled with the excitement of battling other space captains for control of the galaxy, joining up with allies to run giant multigalactic corporations, and colonizing or invading vast new worlds to expand your empire. Crusader of justice or villainous space pirate? The choice is yours!

BEST GAME EVER! Amazing game with a small player base and okay graphics. Everyone's mature and pretty intelligent. The games mixes the use of intelligence, skills, and people skills. The course of the game is decided by the players as they form corporations and declare war against each other. Your reputation and status in the community is not based on anything but skill and who likes you, Therefore, even when you start, you can be awesome!

The game is built around colonies, which you must build and defend. This skill takes smarts and awhile a hone.

The second skill needed is invading. Being able to maneuver your ship past many obstacles and hit the biodome is no easy task. Teamwork is used to accomplish it.

Fighting has lost its charm ever since mods were integrated, but it's still very evident in the new server Blitzkrieg, in which 2+ teams will battle over 1-3 colonies for 20 minutes. Tons of fighting and invading occurs and it is the most rapid paced game out there.

This game is maintained by one person called Toonces.
Muffin: Hey Toonces, can you get rid of mods? And make 3 planets permanent in Blitz? Oh, and starport: galactic empires is awesome!

Vet: Hey Toonces. Weed. Am I right?

Toonces: Yeah. Lol.


You have been muffled.

/fondle Toonces
by -Muffin January 11, 2011
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