On March 5, 2013, Wing Commander: New Horizon MUSH was shut down due to lack of activity. Thanks to the staff and players for your support. We had a good run and created some amazing memories. Keep in touch on the Facebook page for the game, which will be preserved.

The entire game's codebase and database (minus player information) has been open-sourced and released to the public, and the game itself is back up to help support the code at 2199!

WCNH Newbie Guide Part 6: Keeping Up With The News


The +bboard system (often just called +bb), short for 'bulletin board', serves several purposes:

To interact with the bboard system, you can use the following commands:

It might mean quite a bit of reading at first, but keeping up with the news on +bb 10 (Enigma Sector Newsnet, representing 'official' news broadcasts) and +bb 11 (The Free Press, which can be written by anyone and should be taken with a grain of salt!) is a good idea.

IC communications

We have a robust IC communications system that represents the ability of characters to communicate with each other when not in the same room. You can also use it to RP even if your character isn't in the same room with somebody else. IC comms can represent anything from simple text-based messaging to full video messaging, as you desire. See 'help comms' for information on the comms system.

OOC chat

Channels like <Newbie> are OOC chat; any player who's online and on the channel will see anything said on the channel. You can talk on them using '+<channel name> <message>' (so, '+public Hi!'). You can also abbreviate channel names, so '+pub Hi!' works too.

To list channels you can join, type '@chan/list'. To join a channel, type '@chan/on <channel name>', and to leave it, '@chan/off <channel name>'.

If the chatter on a channel is bothersome while you're trying to RP, you can also temporarily mute the channel, or gag it, using '@chan/gag <channel name>', and ungag using '@chan/ungag <channel name>'. Channel gags are also automatically reset when you disconnect, so it's often preferable to leaving the channel entirely.


In addition to the IC comms system, we also have a simple system for sending OOC messages to other players, called @mail. If you have unread @mail, it'll be displayed when you first logon, and you'll be reminded occasionally.

To view your @mail, just type '@mail'; unread messages will be at the bottom of the list and be marked with a 'U'. You can read a message using '@mail <message number>'. To send a @mail, use '@mail <person>=<subject>/<message>'.