Greetings, Star Pirates!
Now I know that you’re all sorely tempted to break into a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday, but please hold your singing for the end.
Today, Star Pirates is older than it’s ever been, and by gum, that’s something worth celebrating. We decided to go all out this year and throw a 3-day party instead of your standard 1-day birthday bash. Mostly this was because we can’t agree on the launch date for the game, but as well, we just had so much planned, there was no way to fit it into one day.
Also it was a long weekend, and you have no idea how hard it is getting AAB to do any work on a holiday weekend.
With most of our celebrations, free Notorious is something we’re happy to give back to the community that gives us so much, and this year was much the same – except that this time we had cake! Starcrash Celebration Cake, to be precise. We at SHG feel that cake is a fantastic tradition that we can really get into. Or that we would like to get in to us. Either way, we like cake and hope you do too!
The party was topped off with balloons on the login page, a party in the Deep Belt, findable stealth gear to go along with an upcoming stealth trade-in (yes, another chance to get a CVI Stealth Drive!), a major official contest, and we may still have a couple of surprises in store during the coming week.
The past year has been a busy one, with the development launch of Ascension (our biggest and most popular update ever!), additions made to the SHG team, and some major growth spurts including the Panda fleets, and [FAM]. New faces have joined the community, and some older ones have faded away, but we remain astounded and gratified at the number of ‘old-timers’ who’ve stuck around with Star Pirates on the long term. You’ve been here through good and not-so-good times, through thick and thin.
It’s been said a lot, but it bears restating: The community is the best part of Star Pirates, and all of you players together make up the community. Thanks for being a part of the game, making it the great place it can be, and here’s to many more years of fun!
And that’s it! Okay, all together now… Haaaaaappy Birthday tooo yoooou…