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New SSX Wallpaper
Posted by SSX-MS on Thursday, October 24 2013

In need of a new wallpaper for your desktop?
As well as the work being done on the Shattered Star timeline I posted about last week (thanks to all who have helped with that so far!), I've also been busy designing a new SSX wallpaper on the side.

SSX Wallpaper

You can find the fullsized image over in the lifestyles forum should any of you want to make use of it at any point!

Documenting the history of the Shattered Star
Posted by SSX-MS on Wednesday, October 16 2013

In preparation for our 10th anniversary next year and finally continuing with our original plans to restore, preserve and show off our history, a group wide project has been initiated to gather as much information, dates and events as possible in order to create a complete and detailed timeline of our history for the main site.
This timeline will date back all the way to 1997 with the founding of the Shattered Star Confederation all the way to 2014 with the SSX's 10th Anniversary, on which day the history timeline page itself will go live.

Shattered Star timeline mockup

We have all been around for different lengths of time, played in different groups and some of us will have better memories than others too but due to this fact this is something everybody here can help with and I thought it would be a fun activity to do as a group too!
To help us we also have archived forums & posts at the bottom of the forum index, preserved group websites for those inactive, and an archived section of old news posts on the main site here too. There will be a lot of info to gather from these even if you weren't around or played with those groups yourself.
Unfortunately a lot of our history under the Confederation (forums and sites) went bye bye with the group in 2006 so we do not have those available for gathering dates and info like we do for our Exiled years. For this part of our timeline we'll be relying on peoples memories for the most part but you may be able to find stuff via google and 3rd party sites/forums where members may have posted back then, or viewing snapshots of the SSC forums/sites via the Wayback machine.

For more details on how the timeline will look and operate or to offer some info you think should be included on it please see the members forum.

SL33PY becomes our new Arbiter!
Posted by SSX-MS on Tuesday, October 08 2013

The time has come around once again as we reach the end of our yearly SSX Arbiter Elections.
Thanks once more to Messiah for serving us this last year, to the other nominees and of course to everyone else here who took the time to drop by and nominate and/or cast their vote.

Congratulations and best of luck to SL33PY, who won this years vote. It is his first time in the position of Arbiter and will serve from now until this time next year when we will not only start the election process all over again (unless things change) but we will also be marking the 10th Anniversary of the Shattered Star eXiles too.

2013 Arbiter Elections
Posted by SSX-MS on Tuesday, September 24 2013

As with every September we are currently going through the process of electing our Arbiter for the next year. Nominations have already been underway for the last couple of weeks but you still have time to nominate if you have someone in mind who isn't already on the list, please note though that nominations are due to end later today so please be quick about it. Nominee posts and the final Arbiter selection vote will follow shortly so be sure to keep an eye on our members forum for those too.

Thanks go to Messiah for serving this past year (and possibly again) and good luck to everyone else on the ballot too!

The SSX Backyard ~ SimCity
Posted by SSX-MS on Monday, March 11 2013

SSX SimCity

Interested in city-building? Simulation strategy games? Co-operative gaming? or just fancy playing a new game with the group? - Why not give SimCity a try and come join us in the SSX Backyard?

After a very rocky launch week (some may say disastrous), several of us here are now managing to play SimCity together on a daily basis. There's still many improvements that need to be made both with the servers and issues with the game itself, but there's no denying that it's an incredibly fun and addictive gaming experience when everything is working as intended. One not to be missed.

Never played a SimCity title before? Don't worry as this one is easily accessible to newcomers and offers a very intuitive tutorial to help get you started too.
Been a fan of the series for years like myself? There's a lot under the hood of this one and whilst it is easily accessible for newcomers as I say, it is actually very challenging when you're dealing with multi-city regions and players.

Also please try not to be put off by the overly negative reviews who are basing their comments and scores solely on this past weeks performance. They are completely justified with their complaints of course and EA/Maxis should have been better prepared but they're already on top of this and working to get things running as smoothly as possible for us. We've already seen the signs of that but hang in there as I'm sure it won't be long before server connections, endless loading cities and other issues like that are a thing of the past. As said before, it's a really, really great game when all is running as intended. A lot of fun.

If you're interested in joining us too you can find us in The SSX Backyard, a 16 city region (Viridian Woods) based on the NA West 2 server. This is a private region however so just give one of us a shout on IRC or the forums and we'll get you invited asap providing there are still free city plots to claim, and if there aren't we can always start a new one on the side!

See ya'll ingame.

SSX New Year Giveaway!
Posted by SSX-MS on Saturday, January 05 2013

So, we're now into 2013 with a fantastic looking year ahead for us gamers. 2012 proved to be surprisingly good for gaming too though with releases like the awesome Assassin's Creed III, Dishonored, Telltale's The Walking Dead & the spectacular indie title; Mark of the Ninja just to name a few of my personal favourites.

Here's your chance to grab a free copy of one of 2012s other gaming highlights - Sleeping Dogs on PC.
Please see this thread for further details on how to enter.

Good luck, have fun & Happy New Year!

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