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 wcmush.com 2199!
The logo of the Inferno News Network-- a planetary news station viewable only in Pembroke-- spins, then flickers off to a live feed. The camera cuts in to a shot of a male reporter standing out in the middle of a hectic, noisy Inferno spaceport. In the background, throngs of people mill and crowd about an empty landing pad-- old, young, women, children. It's clear that there is no order, and the shouts and hollars of confusion add a constant din behind the newsman's voice.
"This is Pawel Polonski, live from The Hole, where as you can see behind me, the situation is out of control."
The camera pans into the crowd, where a sparse few policemen attempt to control a crowd numbering in the thousands. Some of the crowd hold signs: 'ESC ABANDONED US!' and 'WHERE IS OUR GOVERNMENT?', 'I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN' and 'EVEN THE KATS SAVE THEIR OWN'.
"We have confirmed earlier reports that Consortium government officials left eight hours ago aboard a small convoy of transports, and most of the local police force have abandoned their posts. There isn't anybody left in charge here, and from what I understand, ESC locked out the burst comm relay before they departed. We're asking anyone with a ship-- /anyone/ out there who can help, please, do the right thing."
There's a sudden wind that blows Pawel's salt-and-pepper hair around, and as the camera pans back, a transport fires its thrusters and touches down.
"There's women and children here, for God's sake-- at least help the women and children! We don't have much to--"
There's a sudden commotion. A dozen people break through the line and start running toward the newly-landed ship, charging it headlong. 'Stop! Stop there!' cries one of the outnumbered policemen. The sound of gunfire is heard as the camera turns away and whoever is holding it starts to run. The sounds of pandemonium and heavy breathing fill the microphone for the few seconds before the INN logo returns.
(Posted March 25 2012 07:00 UTC)