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I wonder if you know how they live in multi world? If you seen it, then you mean it and you know you have to go
(Posted by Polar on Year 24 Day 4)
Year 24 Day 4, 11:05 Polar banned player Bleyz Pavon providing the following reason: Multi ban, asset sharing   Year 24 Day ...
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I work the graveyard shift.
(Posted by Noctis on Year 24 Day 3)
Year 24 Day 3, 20:19 Noctis banned player Ky`lan Rindar providing the following reason: Multi Ban - Anakin Sky recreate. Perma...
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He didn't hide his multis so well...
(Posted by Chupacabra on Year 23 Day 357)
Year 23 Day 357, 7:22 Chupacabra banned player Sakesskeni Vartraker providing the following reason: Multi Ban Year 23 Day 357, 7:22...
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Community News

Last Chiss' mass
(Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 365)
Polar here Firstly, short announcement about incoming event. We are planning to add a time limited winter quest at the beginning o...
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Wheel of Warsim!
(Posted by Chupacabra on Year 23 Day 355)
Starting next week, prizes for warsim will be re-enabled. There are six possible prizes you can win by being the top fighter or war...
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When the stars get weird.
(Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 351)
Polar here   Latest reports are claiming that the strange ghosts are slowly disappearing from the galaxy. Many brave people deci...
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Technical News

Room Map CP Bounty Update
(Posted by Falcon on Year 23 Day 329)
Greetings members of this great Combine,   I come to you with an update about the CP Room Bounty that was opened a while ago. Ov...
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Sync Report Y23D288
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 23 Day 288)
- Amazing new cockpit hyperspace animation by Alex Tylger. - New non-flashing coloured notifier icon setting.  
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Sync Report Y23D283
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 23 Day 283)
- Updated notifier icons. - Vendor interface now shows maximum amount of wares able to be stocked.   In addition, Faction Leader...
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Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 365 22:33

Polar here

Firstly, short announcement about incoming event. We are planning to add a time limited winter quest at the beginning of december. The good news is that it will be open for around a month so there will be plenty of time to finish it. The bad news is that you will have to fly with your ship to the designated area. So if you are interested in participating, you can already start planning on how to get to it, after the quest will be announced through a sim news. To start and finish the quest you will have to be somewhere close/inside of those 3 zones, marked on red:

You won't need to travel between the zones, in each of the zones there will be a NPC starting the quest and everything you will need to finish it, will be within the zone, so you only need to get to the one that is closest to you. The quest may require flying between planets that are inside the zone so make sure you have something better than hyper 1 ship.

More informations will be provided once the quest will be added to the game.

 

Now to the Deathmatch! New round is up, you can vote for it here.

New grudge matches are up too. Results of the previous ones are as follows:

Biggest threat to galactic peace Zann and The Empire

Which gunboat is the best? U-wing dominated this voting, 2nd place goes to Tri-Mark

Favorite Female Jedi round 2: Ahsoka Tano wins this one, but not far behind her was Mara Jade

 

We are still rewarding players with 500CP if the grudge match that they submit will be published. Feel free to submit one if you want some easy CP's.

 

This is all for today, have a good incoming week everyone.

Polar out

 
Posted by Chupacabra on Year 23 Day 355 12:48

Starting next week, prizes for warsim will be re-enabled. There are six possible prizes you can win by being the top fighter or warship pilot for that week! At the end of each round I will post the winner in the Showdown/Exhibition Discord server and roll a D6, then reward the respective winner. Prize will be spawned at winners choice or just made right over. The possible prizes (and corresponding D6 value) are:

1. Ginivex DC
2. ETA-2 DC
3. 10 million credits
4. Frosty Patch
5. 5 million credits
6. ETA-5 DC

To participate in warsim, travel to any ataturk, golan, xq-1, or the petabys station and talk to the NPC located in the command room. There is no cost to participate other than the time you wish to put in.

Each winner may or may not have a gungan NPC with custom script added to their account that is always in the room with them. You can not kill it or otherwise get rid of it, ever.

Be sure to thank the ASims for the hard work they put in doing all of this.

That's all for today!

Edit: nobody saw that I forgot about xq-1's... nobody at all

Edit2: Due to popular demand by players, asims and admins XP for warsim will be disabled starting next rotation. Enjoy the XP grind while you can! :D

 
(Edited by Chupacabra on Year 23 Day 358)
Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 351 23:52

Polar here

 

Latest reports are claiming that the strange ghosts are slowly disappearing from the galaxy. Many brave people decided to take the matter into their own hands and fight the unwelcomed guests in their ships. It is being said that one of the biggest weaknesses of the scary creatures was a tool called Ghostbox, which often helped by silencing creatures deafening shrieks. It is advised to hold onto those devices, if you happen to own one, because who knows, maybe they will be useful again in the future.

 

Now, since we are done with the ghosts topic, time to talk about death. We have a new winner of the Deathmatch - Alaenoor Shouna! Congratulations! New round is up, you can vote for it here.

New grudge matches are also up... right here!

Results of the previous ones are as follows:

What will you do when PvP is added? Hide and Do Nothing took the first place with 183 votes. Actually Fight My Enemies got only few votes less. Only 33 people will Quit.

When did you join SWC? Most of the respondents (180) joined during Year 5-10. Also more voters joined before year 5 than after year 20!

Whats more scary? The winner is: Hypering for 10 days to realize you forgot something from home. Not many people are afraid of Getting kicked out of your factions ship in the middle of nowhere or Gungan reveal party.

 

 

At the end of this post, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Halloween quest/event, I hope you had some fun with it. I also wanted to thank Eli Descartes for writing the script and members of QA, Art and Descriptions teams for helping with polishing it. Oh and Falcon too. Without him it would probably take at least twice as long to set everything up, so if you have a minute, you can always send  him a DM.

 

This is all for today, have a good incoming week everyone!

Polar out

 
Posted by Arjuna on Year 23 Day 297 17:49

Good Evening,

Here in North America, the seasons are slowly changing, summer is giving way to fall.

The air is getting crisper, the leaves are turning colors and your local Admin team is looking for another member to join the team as an Asim.

If you are interested, here are the rules:

  • Newly hired asims are not required to irrevocably drop their character. Instead, their characters are suspended for the duration of being an asim.
  • Asims have no IC activity related to their character while working for the administration.
  • Asims will have a defined period of service of six months after which a new group of asims will be hired. There is no limit on the number of terms if reselected.
  • Compensation in the form of Combine Points will be provided for asims who remain active and effective throughout their service period.
  • Asims are required to use Discord and must be active in staff channels as that is how the majority of decisions are made.
  • Asims duties center around helping players affected by bugs, handling support tickets, and dealing with rules violations. There will be opportunities for asims to assist in designing RP opportunities for SWC at large, along with participating in discussion on game features before they are announced or implemented.


Applications should be submitted via Darkness Message to both Arjuna and Falcon. Please answer the following questions in your application.

SWC-specific questions:

  • What is your Combine handle?
  • How long have you played SWC?
  • What have you done IC so far (including previous characters)? What are you working on currently, and what is your position with your faction?
  • Why do you want to become an asim?
  • Are you involved in any other online games or RPGs of a similar nature? If so please describe your position and responsibilities
  • Please provide three references of SWC members who are not on the administration team that have been in the game for at least two years.
  • If someone wrote a biography about your character what would the Title be? What is the best chapter?


Real-life questions:

  • Where do you live?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your occupation?
  • How much time would you like to volunteer per week on improving SWC?
  • Have you performed administrative duties in the past or organized groups/events?
  • If you were to order something at Starbucks what would it be?
  • Imagine for a moment you are on the team. A player is insistantly messaging you demanding that Ewoks should be added as a playable race to the game. The galaxy director has deemed Ewoks to be unacceptable and vowed never to allow them ever, no matter what. How do you handle this situation?

If you are not interested

and are still reading this post feel free to send seasons greetings to Noctis

 

EDIT Y23 D329: Applications will be closing in less than 10 days, at the end of D339(October 31st). We will begin reviewing applications starting D340(Nov 1st) and notify any applicants chosen. Thank you, and Noctis mentioned that he hadn't received very many Seasons Greetings, so be sure to send those his way, if you haven't done so already!

 

EDIT: Y23 D239 340(oops): This round of asim applications has closed. We will be reviewing any applications and will reach out to individuals as applicable. P.S. we're noticing a distinct lack of DM's headed Noctis's way, and honestly that's unacceptable. C'mon people!

 

EDIT Y23 D350: Congratulations to Russ Leman and Hazamuzee Seph on their selection for Asim. Both will fill regular Asim duties, but we plan to bring Russ on as mainly an event Asim. 
 

Please join me in congratulating them! We expect them to get fully spun up in the next week or two. 

 
(Edited by Falcon on Year 23 Day 350)
Posted by Falcon on Year 23 Day 342 21:32

Good evening,

 

There is a discord day0 hack going around that is putting people's accounts in jeopardy. If you get a message from someone that looks like any thing depicted below, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK OR DOWNLOAD THE FILE. 

 

 

I have blurred the file name in the links so nobody can fall prey to these attacks and in case anyone would be foolish enough to click them or worse, spread them to others. I'm hearing initial reports that some members have not only their Discord accounts compromised but also that their entire system has been hijacked and demands for money have been made(AKA Ransomware).

 

Normally we do not make posts like this for phishing attempts, but given the severity of the attacks, we want to ensure the entire playerbase is safe. Before your account gets compromised, it's a good idea to make sure you have 2-factor authentication set up on your account, and that you have separate passwords for all your accounts. If an unauthorized individual gains access to your account and you don't have 2FA set up, change your password immediately, set up 2FA, and then go to Settings > Devices and log out all known devices. 

 

In addition, it's good practice to report all messages you receive of this nature, so that discord can run their own investigations. You can do this by submitting a ticket on their website: https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

 

Thank you all and stay safe out there

 
(Edited by Falcon on Year 23 Day 342)
Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 337 11:39

Polar here


Apparently there are some strange rumours circulating in the galaxy about some bloodthirsty ghosts appearing inside of ships of unaware pilots. Zabrak occultists claim, that during the period of the next two weeks, we can expect some increased paranormal activities. I wouldn't treat those rumours seriously, but if for some reason you will think that your ship is haunted and that you had a close encounter with a ghost, maybe some veteran ghosttrapper could help you with solving your problem. He is often visiting all kinds of Trading Stations, so maybe try checking out the one closest to you.

 

We also pushed forward the current round the Deathmatch, it's a grand final now!

New grudge matches are also up. Vote here. In the previous ones people clearly shown that from all other places, their favourite spot for a palace would be Alderaan. Great place to view sky lasers during the night. The second deathmatch was about the next big event. Another festival clearly won. I hope SWC staff is reading this.

 

This would be all for today. Have a good week everyone and watch out for ghosts!

Boolar out

 
Posted by Falcon on Year 23 Day 329 20:56

Greetings members of this great Combine,

 

I come to you with an update about the CP Room Bounty that was opened a while ago. Over the course of roughly 2.5 months, I received 25 submissions for entities located in the forum thread. Of those, I compared the current room map to the proposed room map along with some canonical images shown. Some of these entities are in dire need of an update to their room map... Of the 25 submitted, 11 have been accepted and will be updated over the course of the next few days. Those entities are:
 

  • Lancer-class Frigate
  • Carrack/S-class Light Cruiser
  • Carrack/I-class Light Cruiser
  • Executor Class Star Destroyer
  • Imperial I-class Star Destroyer
  • Victory I-class Star Destroyer
  • Interdictor-class Heavy Cruiser
  • C-3 Passenger Liner
  • Nu-class Attack Shuttle
  • Mine
  • Cr-20 Troop Carrier
  • Research Centre

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a room map. Some of the common reasons I had to deny images were deletions of important rooms, which if removed would break a considerable number of things. Others did not make sense for the entity. Once all the updates have been made, CPs will make their way to the submitters.

As always, if you have any questions about this, please feel free to let me know. 

 
Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 320 11:26

Polar here

Today I will start with something even more important than a Deathmatch. It's about a "feature" that exists during capturing bandit ships.

We've received a number of reports recently of players docking in disabled bandit ships, and thereby being able to save some time that would otherwise be spent on slicing doors and fighting NPCs on board since they are able to take a shorter route by entering through the docking/hangar bay instead of through the entrance room. While this was not originally intended, we will not be considering this an exploit at this time due to how long it takes to attempt to capture certain bandit ships, and players will not be punished for engaging in this behavior. We will notify you if our stance on this changes in the future.

 

Now onto the Deatchmatch. New round is up. You can vote here.

Previous grudge matches gave us an answers for questions like: What is the best Gunboat? (U-wing), Who do you vote for in deathmatches/grudgematches? (The one I actually favour), How Do You Feel About A/E Removal? (Race reset next!).

New matches are up, you can vote here. Submitters will be rewarded soon.

 

And the last thing for today, it's been already one year since I became an asim, time flies fast and I just wanted to say thank you for all for the support and good words, but also constructive criticism and all the help from other volunteers. May the force meter be with you.

On this occasion I decided to do something really crazy, that I don't usually do, and I didn't capitalize the first letter in the title of this sim news. I hope everyone will enjoy it!

This is all for today, have a good week everyone!

Polar out

 
Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 304 18:58

Polar here

New round of the Deathmatch is out. Vote here.

The results of previous grudge matches are as follows: your preferred wingman is Wedge; not many people like to park sideways and it is a tie when it comes to Galaxy wipe/reset (we can try again next year). New grudge matches are out! Vote here. Submitters will be rewarded soon.

This is all for today because there is no time to lose. Have a good and safe week everyone!

 

Polar out

 
Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 23 Day 288 14:15

- Amazing new cockpit hyperspace animation by Alex Tylger.
- New non-flashing coloured notifier icon setting.

 

 
Posted by Polar on Year 23 Day 285 11:03

Polar here

Very fast round of the Deathmatch, or as I like to call it, Fast round of the Deathmatch, has ended. The winner is Prard`arck Inrokini! Congratulations! New deathmatches are out, this round will be back to the normal pace, you can vote here.

Last week grudge matches told us that Anakin turned to the dark side mostly because George Lucas said so. Best Star Wars Board Game is Star Wars themed Risk. The Best Alternative Medicine is: Tears of My Enemies. This is why so many people are complaining on their health, their enemies just don't want to start crying. Second place with 200 less votes went to Death Sticks, they are for those who have no enemies.

New grudge matches are out! Vote here. Submitters will be rewarded soon.

 

This is all for today! Have a good week everyone.

Polar out

 
Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 23 Day 283 10:30

- Updated notifier icons.
- Vendor interface now shows maximum amount of wares able to be stocked.

 

In addition, Faction Leaders and 2ICs may now apply custom images for planets and system backgrounds via the Manage Faction UI(but also links below). The cost for each image submitted is 500 CPs. CPs will be automatically deducted and images will be auto-applied upon approval. Rules/UI link for each are below. Please feel free to reach out to Kolomon Seph with any questions. 
 

CUSTOM PLANET IMAGE RULES

SYSTEM BACKGROUND RULES

 

SUBMIT CUSTOM SYSTEM BACKGROUND

SUBMIT CUSTOM PLANET IMAGE

 
(Edited by Falcon on Year 23 Day 283)