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!
"We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special announcement from the Enigma Sector Consortium."
A jaunty news theme plays, and the image changes to the familiar sight of an ESC press conference. The man behind the podium is a middle-aged white male in a very expensive suit. Next to him is an exceedingly large Kilrathi with jet black fur save for a white stripe that runs down the center of his face. The subtitling on the screen identifies him as Press Secretary Mark Hompsand accompanied by Kilrathi Commonwealth Representative Baxu Sihkag.
"Good evening," the human speaks. "In light of the recent crisis on Pembroke, the Consortium and the Kilrathi Commonwealth have come together in order to find a long term solution to the sudden influx of refugees that are overwhelming other worlds in the Enigma Sector. Tonight, I am pleased to announce that we have reached a historic agreement that will be hugely beneficial to both species. The Commonwealth and the Consortium will be pooling our resources in order to successfully terraform the first planet in the Bistango System."
"Many of you may be familiar with the history of this particular planet. Prior to the war, Bistango was a human colony renowned for its unrivaled collection of Terran antiques and artifacts that pre-dated human space travel. The planet was also home to several facilities specializing in astrozoological research. During the war, the Kilrathi Empire launched a blitzkrieg attack on the planet that killed thousands and wiped out the majority of its infrastructure. The planet has been uninhabited since the end of the war due to the lack of atmospheric generators needed to make it hospitable."
"In the coming months, humans and Kilrathi will come together in order to make Bistango a suitable new home for thousands of displaced Pembroke refugees. At the same time, it will be an opportunity to acknowledge how far our two races have come since the end of the war. Private organizations throughout the sector can look forward to a plethora of contracts related to the terraforming operation in coming weeks. Thank you."
Before the conference can end, a reporter shouts out, "Mr. Hompsand! What about Inferno? What will the ESC do about the bomb?"
Hompsand turns back to the podium, "At this time, the Consortium and the Commonwealth have both agreed that our efforts and resources are best spent on the Bistango Project. With the successful evacuation of all Pembroke citizens thanks to the enormous showing of good will by volunteers throughout the sector, it has been decided that the remaining infrastructure on the planet is within the limits of acceptable loss. There are other planets in the Pembroke System that can be mined in the future. This is the time to heal and move on, not the time to dwell on the past."
Hompsand and his Kilrathi cohort leave the stage amidst a roar of questions.
(Posted April 2 2012 07:00 UTC)