Curse of the Ghost Ships

It’s not rare to hear the stories. In the recreations ships and casinos after closing time, where the old captains like to gather. You won’t have to wait long to hear a tale about their miner or transport ship: passing through the war zone, when suddenly a huge shape looms through the darkness. It looks like a wreck, a floating derelict. But it’s still moving. And its turrets are active.

We have all heard the stories of the ghost ships, and many of us claim to have seen them. But today the situation has changed, in two ways. Firstly, we have first hand proof of a ghost ship. And up til now they have frightened novice captains, but all previous sightings have been passive. However, today we saw the ghost ship behaving differently, directly involved in battle. And just as feared, weapons could do nothing against the ship, after all how can you kill something that is already dead? In fact, the ship was assaulting no less than a Space Invaders battleship! Even the previous terror invaders of US were themselves terrorised by the undead menace, trapping them vulnerable to small raider ships.

In this case the Space Invaders ship escaped without difficulty. But the behaviour of the ghost ship did not seem fully hostile. In fact its motives were as mysterious as one might expect. But surely we are all now thinking about the stories of ghost pirates we used to like telling, and hoping they do not turn out to be a reality.

Eco-Terrorist Attack Devastates US

LIVE NEWS

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 โ„ต24+ effect that has rendered in-hatch storage useless.

Raw livestream of the detonation

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 โš“๐•ฎ๐–†๐–•๐–™๐–†๐–Ž๐–“โš“ 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.

Harvesting of the fallout by Space Invaders

Ship owned by Timmy 2.0 dumping fallout into Freeport II. Reason unknown.

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 โ„ต24+ 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.

Version โ„ต17 update

Another fantastic update!

New structure types are a brilliant addition, on many players wish lists. With nets and girders the ships are looking cooler and more industrial all the time.

IMPORTANT: official update on upcoming changes. See the tweet below and take this into consideration for your ship designs.