Thanks to GameSpy for their interview with Lucasarts staff about playing as a Jedi in Star Wars Galaxies.
The article discusses the powers granted to the newly-unlocked
Jedi in this PC MMORPG ("There are over fifty Force powers, ranging from Force Lightning, Force Weaken, and Force Throw, to Jedi Mind Trick, and a variety of lightsaber moves"
), and the possibility your Jedi character could be lost forever ("We have partial permadeath for a Jedi. Basically, a Jedi is allotted a certain number of deaths before they lose all progress that character has made."
) Elsewhere, player-owned vehicles were enabled in the game
earlier this week, and the official SWG page has information on the types
, including the X34 Landspeeder, Swoop bike, and Speeder bike, and even documents player-hosted races
that are being attempted, showcasing an in-game reproduction of the Mos Espa Circuit
from Star Wars: Episode 1.