It's a turbulent time for other space sim communities on the internet. Hard Light Productions, the largest Freespace community, has been offline for over a week after the Gamespy server they were on was compromised:
The dynamic servers were faced with a malicious attack and had to be
shut down. All passwords for the sites ran on these servers have been
compromised along with user information on forums, and other login services
you may have been running.
If you have an HLP account and use the same password anywhere else, you have to change it immediately. The Gamespy servers are supposed to come online again soon, but it's not yet clear when the hosted sites will be accessible.
Meanwhile the Lancers Reactor is pondering covering more than just Starlancer and Freelancer news. They haven't decided if they will stick to what they know and cover the whole space sim scene or if they will expand to Microsoft games in general. In the words of one forum member, this bold move will put the Reactor back into Lancers Reactor. In completely unrelated news, Eraser replaced Bargib as lead webmaster earlier this week.
Edit: A Talent For War is also temporarily on hold as its lead webmasters are in transition. They expect to get back up and running in early November.
Flying Hornet Plans Released, Prototype Gets Confed Colors
AircPiratesNinsei has made excellent progress on his flying Hornet model. For starters, he's released baseline plans on his website for other aspiring builders to put their own version together. There's a couple sizes available, and plans for his improved double-layer stabilizer are also already online. (2019-03-24)
GOG Spring Sale Knocks $35.94 Off WC Series
GOG's annual spring sale is now in full swing, and Wing Commander discounts are back! Individual games in the series are now 75% off at $1.49 each or $11. (2019-03-23)
Miniatures Tabletop Game Crunches the Numbers
Adm_Maverick has made more progress with his Wing Commander tabletop game. He's pretty close to being able to playtest the game with fellow fans thanks to finalization of some stat tables. There's also an attractive new 3x6" card layout for characters and ships. (2019-03-22)
All Wings Considered - Episode 5 - LIVE!
The fifth 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 we're heading to the most difficult mission in Wing Commander history, Ghorah Khar 2D... (2019-03-21)
Cockpit Renders Tease WC4 Remaster
Among many other Wing Commander endeavors, Pedro is still grinding away in the background on his WC4 Remaster project. He reports that there might be some exciting breakthroughs regarding cockpits soon, and DefianceIndustries has stepped up to share some of the prototype views. There's still work to go, but these examples are pretty sweet! (2019-03-20)