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  • 26

    Jun

    DefianceIndustries

    has switched over from his recent streak of big flashy stations and capships to put together something from the other end of the spectrum. This is his take on the stealth Hellcats that we see pop up in the Wing Commander 4 novel. He's managed to pull off a neat hull effect that blends the standard gray durasteel with some kind of low profile coating. The result is pretty neat and helps make the case for the Hellcat remaining in service with the Black Lance into the 2670s.

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    After the war, the boys over in R&D and Special Projects started slapping a cloaking device on anything with wings. They were obsessed with trying to close the gap between us and the fur balls; even after their disarmament at Torgo they still had a big lead on us in cloaking technology. So when we heard Douglas was shipping us a new model of Hellcat to test out we were a bit...skeptical is probably
  • 25

    Jun

  • 24

    Jun

    It is time again for Risa’s annual Lohlunat Festival, and with it some much needed R&R for Captains from all corners of the Milky Way. From July 2nd to August 15th, the residents of Suraya Bay and the Lobi Crystal Consortium have once again partnered to bring festival participants the highest quality wares. This year’s celebration will launch simultaneously on PC, Xbox and PS4, allowing players of Star Trek Online to get into the summertime spirit regardless of their platform of choice. This year’s celebration includes the chance to exchange Lohlunat Prize Vouchers (2019) for the updated Risian corvette [T6]! A detailed Dev Blog containing full stats and description for this speedy starship will be published separately, which will also include a brand new ship-related feature that we’re excited to reveal. Don’t blink or you might miss it! As for other Risa activities, all

  • 24

    Jun

  • 23

    Jun

    Here are this week's main stories.


    The role of President of the Alliance has been abolished following a majority vote in the Alliance Assembly. Prime Minister Mahon stated that the move was intended to prevent any further abuse of power, given Gibson Kincaid's recently uncovered crimes. The same assembly session also named Admiral Tahir West as the newest member of the Council of Admirals.


    4,000 former Imperial slaves have poured into Port Isabelle, the capital of Eotienses A 3, after being forcibly freed by activist group Autonomy. The emancipated individuals have made camp in a number of public buildings, begging for food and credits. There have also been reports of clashes with local residents.


    In other news, an appeal for materials from Evangeline's Elite Expeditionary Force has concluded successfully. A new megaship, EFS Archangel, has finished construction and is now

  • 23

    Jun

  • 22

    Jun

    Four thousand Imperial slaves have been left stranded on Eotienses A 3 after being forcibly freed by emancipation group Autonomy.


    Independent journalist Gwendolyn Nash reported for Vox Galactica:


    "Since being set free outside Port Isabelle, the former slaves have been without food, shelter or income. Many complain that they cannot return home without completing their indentured servitude to pay off debts or fulfil contracts."


    "In desperation, thousands of newly homeless have poured into the city. Many public buildings, such as the Imperial Museum of Culture, have been turned into makeshift camps, with large numbers also begging on the streets."


    "Police and support services are struggling to cope with the unexpected influx of immigrants. Already there have been several clashes between citizens and the emancipated, and such incidents are likely to escalate until a solution is found."

  • 21

    Jun

  • 21

    Jun

    It’s time for a Bonus Coupon Progress Token weekend! Playing the Featured Task Force Operation, ‘Crystalline Cataclysm’, from June 20th at 8am PT to June 24th at 10am PT, will earn you 100 Coupon Progress Tokens per day! You can apply these Tokens to your progress towards unlocking a Tier 6 ship of your choice! For more details on this new system, read below. We’re debuting a brand new system for Star Trek Online. Earn progress toward a Free Ship by participating each day in the Featured TFO Events that will be running from now until Fall of 2019. By playing these three Events, you can earn Coupon Progress Tokens each day, allowing you to eventually claim a '100% Discount Coupon: Tier 6 Ship' that will allow you claim a free Tier 6 Starship of your choice from the Zen Store. When you play the 'Crystalline Cataclysm' Featured TFO Event, once per day, you will receive 50 Coupon

  • 21

    Jun

    The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include:

    • Privateer and conversation! The plot continues as we run drugs for Tayla.
    • Where is the Gemini Sector, anyway?
    • Fleet Action Book Club, Chapters 10 & 11
    • Privateer 2 ship of the week: the Duress

    Missed the stream? The replay will be available below once it has been processed by YouTube. You can subscribe to the AWC channel for future notifications here.

  • 21

    Jun

    Trelane

    , the hard-working producer of

    All Wings Considered

    , has put together a neat video explaining how the credits system works in Wing Commander Privateer. He recently developed a good working understanding of the code behind Privateer's currency system while putting together the on-stream counter that displays while the team plays Privateer. I thought I knew a thing or two about binary numbers, but I learned a bunch while watching this! Have you ever wondered if you can get fewer than zero credits? What's the maximum number that you can accrue in your account? Watch the video to find out!

    Just how many credits can you get in Privateer? Just how few credits can you have in Privateer? Yes! Both!
  • 20

    Jun

    An appeal for materials from Evangeline's Elite Expeditionary Force has concluded successfully.


    Following coordinated efforts by the galactic community, a large number of deliveries were completed to Chu City in Shana Bei. The new megaship, EFS Archangel, has now been completed and is currently undergoing final quality checks from the technicians involved.


    The group's commander, Archangel Evangeline, provided the following statement:


    "Our command group is preparing the EFS Archangel for her shakedown cruise through the system. On behalf of Evangeline's Elite Expeditionary Force, we salute the galactic community for its support and generous efforts. Without their assistance, this would not have been possible."


    Contributors to the campaign can now collect their rewards from Chu City in the Shana Bei system.

  • 20

    Jun

    The Lobi Crystal Consortium is pleased to announce their latest featured sale! From Thursday, June 20th at 8AM PST til Monday, June 24th at 10AM PST, shrewd Captains will be able to choose from their wide selection of wares, just by visiting the in-game Lobi store. All items in the Lobi Store will be 20% off for this entire sale! Now’s the best time to take command of a Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought Cruiser, or get your hands on a Boolean Heavy Assault Cannon, or fly the stars in a Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser. Enjoy, Captains! For a limited time, Research and Development packs will be available to Captains for 20% off! From Thursday, June 20th at 8AM PT to Monday, June 24th at 10AM PT, both Research and Development packs as well as bundles will be discounted. Research and Development Pack – Normally 300 Zen, Now 240 ZEN This pack includes: 15 Common, Uncommon,

  • 20

    Jun

    General: Added the ability for default starting weapons to move to the players inventory when dry docking a ship. Adjusted the spawn location when beaming up to Sol System during the Discovery Era Tutorial. Resolved an issue that was causing Tamavs gun to not appear during the cutscene in “Impossibility of Reason”. Resolved an issue that would cause EV Suits to not appear properly with certain costume configurations. Woven Hair (Female hair choice) should no longer look metallic. New "Version 2" of some existing female hairs have been updated and added. UI: The range of energy credits or GPL that can be bet at Dabo has been increased to be between 100 and 1 million Resolved an issue causing the Galaxy map to not zoom/scale properly. Accessing your account bank from a location that also allows character bank access will now bring up the window that switches between the

  • 20

    Jun

    PeliKenraali

    has put together a neat little video that chronicles the graphical progression from the Wing Commander 1 to 3. Most Wingnuts today would be quite familiar with these cuts, so there's nothing really new to see here, but there's a certain charm to seeing them presented side by side so you can appreciate how much the gaming world changed in just four years. The clip looks at characters, dogfighting, cutscenes and even the title sequence. Check it out below:

    In this video, I will show how Origin's Wing Commander PC series (Kilrathi trilogy) graphics improved from Wing Commander 1 to Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
  • 19

    Jun

    We’re pleased to announce the return of the Research and Development Weekend! This event will run from Thursday, June 20th at 8AM PT to Monday, June 24th at 10AM PST, and features several bonuses throughout STO that will give Captains of all levels a leg up advancing their rank in the Research and Development school(s) of their choice. For those Captains looking specifically for extra help with their projects, all R&D packs throughout the game will give out an extra 25% of the items they currently disperse for the duration of this event. Queue R&D Material Reward Packages (Normal, Advanced and Elite) will reward 25% more R&D Materials and have a chance to reward a Catalyst. Alternatively, Captains wanting to advance through Research and Development schools as fast as possible should seek out Harvest Nodes, located in mission maps throughout STO, which will not only disperse 2 extra R&D

  • 19

    Jun

  • 18

    Jun

    The moment you've all been waiting for is here, Captains. The Discovery Era Constitution From June 20th at 8am PT to July 11th at 10am PT, we are running a promotion that will provide an additional bonus when opening a Research and Development Pack. When you purchase a Research and Development Pack from the C-Store and open it, you will receive either 10 Lobi Crystals or a Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack in addition to the Research and Development Pack. We are excited to announce two new additions to this Promotional Ship Pack: The Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser [T6] and D7 Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser [T6]! Recovery from Yard 39 continues on. Most recently recovered was the superstructure of a Constitution-class superstructure that had been just laid down when disaster struck Yard 39, halting the construction process.

  • 18

    Jun

    Howard Day

    's

    cockpit test

    last week quickly turned into something much more. He's maintained the retro visual style plus added extra Hornets and Dralthi to contend with. The result looks like a really awesome Wing Commander shooter! The fun ship designs may look familiar as they are inspired by

    Arne from Android Arts

    . Click into each of the thumbnails below for an animated gif of the engine in action!

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    Hey, folks. Playing with some ideas in Unity. if I can get it working well, I'll release it to the community to make your own campaigns and games.

    I'd much rather make a system that's simple to read and create with, lightweight, and easily used to make new stuff. You should be able to 1-1 remake the original, but some things... I would recommend against? Faster projectiles, multiplayer options, etc. Anyhow, I dunno. I'm definitely just screwing around at this point, we're a long way away

  • 17

    Jun