The losers may, or may not, find a new definition of pain as they're slowly digested over 1,000 years.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced its plans for the final weeks of Star Wars Galaxies, before the MMO is shut down forever at the end of this year.
According to the official forum
, Sony is planning for the current action in the in-game civil war to escalate from September.
Both sides will score points until the game's last week in December, and every kill and captured flag will count towards the total score.
The side with the most points will emerge as the victors of the eight-year conflict, and Sony has also promised that the losers will go out with a 'big bang'.
Sony has also announced that it will allow people to host their own shutdown events if they would rather not be involved with the greater conflict.
Star Wars Galaxies is scheduled to be shut down on 15 December 2011. Will you be marching to war, or will the end of the world pass you by? Tell us in the forums