The Wing Commander CIC turns nine years old next month, and that means we're just three weeks away from our annual online bash! Since our last big party, we've gotten EA Replay, Wing Commander games on GameTap, more fan project releases and all the exciting stuff surrounding Arena, so there's lots to celebrate. With all the other exciting news that's been happening all year, this is actually our first formal announcement, but we've already been working hard to prepare for the event. Check out last year's updates here to get an idea of what to expect.
You're all invited to come and join us on August 10 in our #Wingnut irc chat room. The gathering begins at 7:00 pm Eastern US time (4:00 pm Pacific and 11:00 pm GMT). Beginning at that point, we count down for one hour before updating the website with a bunch of special updates. Since the event falls on a Friday night/Saturday morning this year, we expect a great turnout. The party is one of the best opportunities of the year to meet fellow fans, get involved with fan projects and win plenty of door prizes. The main event only lasts for a few hours, but Wingnuts are sure to be chatting away (and blasting away in Arena, Prophecy and Armada) throughout the night.
First time users are welcome to stop by #Wingnut through our web interface any time. See you at the party!
The folks over at the Wing Commander: Against All Odds fan RPG have asked us to post a notice. In short, they've moved to a new location. Here's the official word:
The forums based RPG Wing Commander: Against All Odds has a new address, the forums can now be found at www.wcaao.net/board. Everything has been moved here, all of the accounts, the old threads and posts, the fleet status tool, and we are continuing from where we were before the change without any interruption.
If you're interested in joining a fan RPG group, be sure and check out last year's RPG Roundup article.
For those of you unfamiliar with AAO, the RPG focuses around fleet and capital ship based combat during the Kilrathi War. Players take the role of task force commanders within the Confederation Navy and face the kilrathi in a variety of offensive and defensive missions, and may work with other players in joint actions to accomplish especially critical missions. Currently it is 2659 in the RPG and Confederation and Kilrathi forces are engaged in heavy fighting, trying to break the relative stalemate and achieve a breakthrough of some kind.
We are always looking for and accepting new players, feel free to check us out, and if interested sign up. We’d also like to extend an invitation to former players who had to leave the RPG due to real-life commitments to come back if they feel they have the time. If anyone has any questions about the RPG or how to get started, they can send me (ck9791) a message here or at the AAO forums.