Several hundred people have been caught in the ether recently while trying to access the Wing Commander Development Center. Maverick let us know that the site is currently now set up at its new home at wc.telefragged.com. Thomas Bruckner and Popsicle Pete's Wing Commander sites are also in transit at the moment.
May 18 is the twenty year anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington, after which the St. Helens of Wing Commander 4 was named. It's also Kris' nineteenth birthday and the fifth anniversary of the earliest recorded legitimate alt.games.wing-commander post. Happy birthday all around.
We don't have an SL reference handy today, but Avault has a review of X: Beyond the Frontier posted. In the facts area they officially class it as very similar to Privateer 2 and make references to the variety of ships available to the player in Privateer 1 later in the article. XBTF makes you stick with the same shuttle throughout the game. You can find the review here.
Financial commentator Tony Knox reports. The opening of a new multi-purpose manufacturing plant has made Hermes into a hive of activity. Hundreds of immigrants are arriving daily, looking for work, closely followed by huge numbers of merchants, looking to find favourable prices for raw materials. Ore stocks have been reported as being low.