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With the resumption of hostilities on the Soviet-Reich border, tensions have risen all across the Illyrium Sector. Civilian trade has nearly disappeared in the neutral colonies of New Geneva, Kuiper, and Outreach over fears the conflict could spread to the New Weimar Republic.

Posted by SwissKnight on Mar 28th, 2009


With the resumption of hostilities on the Soviet-Reich border, tensions have risen all across the Illyrium Sector. Civilian trade has nearly disappeared in the neutral colonies of New Geneva, Kuiper, and Outreach over fears the conflict could spread to the New Weimar Republic.


The New Weimar Republic, a GGR breakaway state that only recently emerged as the sole government on Vega following the Collapse of the Imperium of Deustchland, relies on foreign trade for most of its goods and is heavily supported by the USSR. Indeed, many suspect it was the Soviet Union that funded the German Communist Party’s planet wide-revolt that brought the New Weimar Republic to power. Anglo-Canadian and Brazilian companies also provide goods that are otherwise hard to come by in the system, but now many have suspended their operations.


Opalian Maritime Transport, Johnston Lines, and Antosz Shipping have confirmed they will be diverting their ships to Juno, Vesta, and Highgate until the crisis has passed. Still, there are a brave few willing to run their shipments into a potential warzone, Freeport 33 in orbit of New Geneva still receives the odd merchant captain, willing to make the run into the Tannhauser Gate, or even Galleria.


The 20 some odd Freeports in the Illyrium have their fair share of scares lately after fighter spacecraft and bombers from Soviet battlegroups have begun flybys dangerously close to civilian shipping. 2 weeks ago civilian salvage ship “Tranquillity” was forced to abort its docking at Freeport 29 when a squadron of Soviet bombers fired shots across its bow.

Still, even with such incidents occurring at an alarming rate, not every free captain is willing to find safer routes. For the BBC, I’m William Moyles reporting from Freeport 33.

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masternerdguy
masternerdguy Mar 29 2009, 2:00am says:

unique view of the game

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56er
56er Mar 29 2009, 5:42am says:

Another great news article yet. It is really cool fusioning background and new stuff into one, so keep on!!

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codeuser
codeuser Mar 29 2009, 1:31pm says:

Looks amazing but I hope those fighter trails aren't final.

Other than that, I love this mod. The attention to detail and the backstory really make this mod great.

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hydrocarbon000
hydrocarbon000 Apr 4 2009, 3:36am replied:

They aren't, we just haven't got around to changing the base ones. Thanks for your continued support, it's cool to see some of our EaW buddies still sticking with us.

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cHr0n0sPh3r3
cHr0n0sPh3r3 Mar 30 2009, 1:02am says:

Ha freeports eh? Someone been delving into Freelancer have we?
Ah who cares awesome work keep going, that SU-27ish fighter is awesome

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Mar 30 2009, 12:12pm says:

Great work on the Su-85! Really does look like an Su design, for space. Beautiful texture job too! And nice work on back story. Really looking forward to this!

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