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!
"Good evening. I'm Candace Rutland. Breaking news from downtown Traggil tonight after someone opened fire in a crowded club, shooting a man to death in what appears to be an act of premeditated murder. We go live now to Karen Wilder at the Bada Bing Nightclub. Karen?"
The camera goes live showing Karen Wilder, a tall blonde reporter standing amidst a crowd of Kilrathi Commonwealth police hovercars. Patrol officers and members of the detective bureau mill about, cordoning off the scene and taking statements from bewildered, scantily-clad eyewitnesses. "Thanks, Candace. From what we understand, a short time ago, Traggil's nightlife was shattered by multiple gunshots, as a man drew a pistol and opened fire during peak hours here at Bada Bing. The popular adult venue has had its share of trouble since its opening, but never anything like this."
Two large Kilrathi police officers lead a tall, muscular human with a cybernetic eye out of the club's front doors. His arms are cuffed behind his back, and he's wearing leg shackles. The pair maneuver him to a waiting unmarked hovercar. "According to witnesses, the suspect, who has yet to be identified, acted without any provocation. One man I spoke to said he simply stood up, pulled out a gun, and started shooting at a man in a leather coat. Several people who were nearby the attack have stated that they didn't even know anything was out of the ordinary until the bullets started flying."
"Sources within the police department tell us that the target of this terrible act, whose identity we have not yet learned, was pronounced dead at the scene, having been shot multiple times in the chest and extremities. Commonwealth police are asking anyone who has any information about the man who was shot or the reason behind this crime send a statement to Headquarters Precinct in care of Detective Sergeant Talragh Hhallas."
A police officer with a measuring device begins to meter out a distance from the club doors inward. Medical personnel wheel a gurney out past him. The person atop it is covered in a white sheet, clearly no longer living. "We will keep you updated as this situation continues to unfold. Back to you, Candace."
"Thank you, Karen. That was Karen Wilder, reporting live from Bada Bing in Traggil in the wake of a deadly shooting. In other news tonight: Inferno refugees and crime. Have these desperate people turned to desperate measures?"
(Posted April 1 2012 07:00 UTC)