A squad of Moonwalkers and Space Invaders ships have attacked and looted 33333’s fully loaded cargo ship.
The attack happened in US Sparrow and the reason was stated as retribution for harassment by 33333 of mining operations in the pits. Estimates of the cargo looted have been agreed by both sides to be around 3000s0 metal 1000s0 explosives, 400 auto turrets, 350 burst turrets, 20 balls and 10 handheld pushers. A huge cargo by any standard, this may be the most valuable civilian ship looted so far.
The attacking force included ships Big Belly, Hunterboi, Goodboi, Dedicated Farmer, Container Ship, Mini Space Invaders and Seacoral. The ships HIT, Pirates Flag and STIG Immortal fought with the attacking force during the engagement. Needless to say, many independent scavengers were drawn to the wreckage as the battle proceeded.
33333’s cargo ship before and after it was pillaged.
33333 appeared to take the loss calmly and did not show a high level of hostility afterwards. It seems less likely that this battle, despite the value of the losses involved, will lead to a major feud of the kind seen during the Space Invaders – USS Alliance invasion.
Many thanks to Timmy for contributing information to this article, which has been independently verified by drednews.
Leader in the USS Alliance, GeneralB, has announced his departure Drednot. His full statement provided to Drednews is below.
I’m sad to announce that I’m now making plans to resign from USS and drednot entirely, I’ll be appointing a new fleet admiral as I leave. I leave due to the low PvP rates and the updates that have destroyed the game for me. I hope others will continue to find drednot fun, as I’ve done in the past. I’ll be moving with a good deal of USS to another game, the official link to the discord for it is https://discord.gg/5rftuN3. Thanks to cogg for drednot.
SI notes the rejection from USS and have also something to point out: How USS tries to manipulate by applying double standards. If USS are getting new members it is because they are “welcoming”. If SI invite new people we do this because we are supposedly “worried about this war”. Anyone interested in joining this clan should consider this attempt to influence ones opinion.
Eco-Terrorists have launched an unprecedented nuclear wrench bomb strike on US.
Just minutes ago, a series of nuclear wrench bomb detonations occurred in Finch II – US. Reports indicate that 3 bomb-ships were detonated. The attacks are certainly due to the widespread discontent with recent environmental changes. Specifically the ℵ24+ effect that has rendered in-hatch storage useless.
As can be seen in our photos from the scene of the disaster, damage has been extremely heavy and extensive. In a cruel irony, the lag fallout, which has long been a key complaint of environmental activists, has had a terrible effect, permeating the locality and making activities there almost impossible. The strength of the attack was so great the whole of US was inaccessible for a small time.
Direct responsibility for the attack has been claimed by 33333, with ⚓𝕮𝖆𝖕𝖙𝖆𝖎𝖓⚓ stating contribution to the preparation. Blame has also been placed on others, including the HIT group.
Despite the severity of the attack, cleanup efforts are already underway and having some effect. Although the damage of the attack looms large, it must be remembered that the wrench fallout can be highly valuable to industrial uses, and this will play into the recovery effort.
A new phenomenon was also observed, gathered from Drednews’ exclusive investigation tunnel. Wrench blocks in the fallout piles disappeared, seemingly at random. Whether this is a new phenomena of the ℵ24+ environmental changes, or unique to the fallout from this detonation, is yet to be seen.
Many thanks to Skuolls for helping capture some of the photography and reporting in this article.
The USS Alliance refuses the treaty. The USS Alliance has been and will continue to be committed to providing support to allies, as well as players, both new and old. Recently, the USS launched the new player education program, designed to help players get better at drednot. The USS can also point out that the SI is worried about this war. The SI brought in around 20 people into the alliance on 06/23/2019, a sign that more then ever, the SI considers the USS a threat and is concerned. The USS remains committed to excellence and to being a welcoming alliance, unlike the SI. The USS is prepared for the long term and for war, and it urges all of those who wish to help to contact it.
It has been brought to Space Invaders’ attention that ‘The First Coalition’ (of which all members except USS are unknown) has issued a public statement demanding a truce. The treaty has been written in a way that is only beneficial to USS, they fail to understand that additional conflict is only detrimental for them. Seemingly USS has been unable to ascertain the interest of SI and its allies. Furthermore USS are in no position to demand anything:
1. Most battles SI fought with USS and their allies ended with the withdrawal of the opponent or the destruction of their ship. SI has never lost any battleship even in situations where we got highly outnumbered.
2. The treaty shows no respect towards our ally [ʜɪ:] or to USS’ allies. HIT, Reaper, [ʜɪ:], SI and 0x have been the main participants in the ongoing war, USS did nothing to help their allies even in acute need. None of the names of these allies have been mentioned in the treaty.
3. USS was not able to protect their home server from a small group of people that started less than a month ago. The lack of competition due to only hunting beginners made them weak. Most of us, on the other hand, fought successfully against a team that some veterans of the US server may know as “Akra”.
But after all we have a counter-offer to make, we’d agree to a temporary cease-fire if USS meets the following conditions:
1. USS have to officially admit defeat in public to both SI and [ʜɪ:]. (Drednot Official/game-discussion and on drednews.com)
2. USS have to apologize to their allies for being a terrible ally, and for hunting beginners and promise to stop doing so. (Drednot Official/game-discussion and on drednews.com)
3. USS have to remove the word “Strongest” in all their ads.
– ThirstyHigger officially on behalf of Space Invaders
The USS Alliance has announced a plan to create a new in-game currency, the USS Fleet Dollar (USSD). GeneralB, leader in the USS Alliance explained the plans:
The USS Fleet will back up the currency will both its military might and via rare items, such as RCs, golden shredders, and legacy fabs. It will allow people to also purchase items from the USS, once we fully set up this system. This system is now backed up 100% by rare items, with the USS Fleet planning to make a stock market for drednot, and a system to purchase in-game items. The USSD is now used by the USS Fleet as a method of funding itself, and for buying ships.