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In a ceremony so exclusive that the guest of honor and all of the Waterbank News staff wasn’t invited, Waterbank News named Rez Gray as Waterbank News’ Person of the Year, an award that is all the more impressive since the year isn’t over.

“He’s a titan of industry, a major economic force, and a creator without equal,” gushed the Editor in Chief of the Waterbank News. “He has created entire communication networks and his work on GTFO is bringing the world together.”

“Waterbank News’ Person of the Year Award is a big deal,” said President of the Waterbank Business Agency, Sketch Sun. “Only major contributors to society are named.”

“He would say that,” mumbled the intern at the WBA about Sun. “He was Person of the Year 2014.”

Waterbank News’ Person of the Year wasn’t available for comment, though people who know Rez say that he would be mildly amused. “He’s a humble guy with one foot in the clouds and the other on Mainland sand,” said Smuggler X, who says he first met Rez at a Dutch Harbor party. “A great guy.”

The expansive destination of Antiquity is a late 18th century world that has been only partly civilized. There are royal courts and scenic parks, yet travelers looking to take part in royal intrigues or skirmishes on the sea still have to brave bandits and suspicious locals. There is something for everyone, all with SPD combat (optional) and a money HUD.

Travelers seeking to role play in this exciting destination may want to bring their own vessel for excitement on the seas (Furia – Blackstone Rose Shipyards link), or take a horse to speed along land journeys (Waterhorse link)

First time visitors are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the greeting room first, then can take a guided tour (which you can hop off when you like) to see this brave new world.

Introduction notecard follows after the jump if you want a head start: Read More

Good news for those who like to horse around – Waterhorse, a longstanding horse breeder with a loyal following, has bred a Quarter Horse (link) that is sure to please riders and horse lovers. Potential owners for these beautiful creatures should first visit their ranch in world, where they can demo one of the horses on a ranch with sprawling trails and jumps. A number of accessories and clothing options are also a short ride from the corral. Link to Waterhorse Ranch here (link).

One of many ports and airfields in the Greater Tulagi Region

Adventure travelers will be happy to know that there are plenty of themed sites for combat (VICE), and that some of them are large enough to allow for complicated play.

First on the list is 1940s themed Tulagi region. We’ve spend a bit of time on the large area, so if WWII aerial or naval combat is your thing, check out our other posts (link) or start at Archerfield Field (link) or the hub, Tulagi (link).

No 2 is the Binh Dinh sim chain, a five sim themed combat region for the Indochina Region (1968 to 1973). It is RP and VICE combat, and Binh Dinh (link) deliberately immersive. That means that if you just want to shoot things you’ll want a different site. There is a well written notecard quoted after the jump.

Number 3 on our list is Wonson, a North Korean VICE combat region including Serena Coco Bay (link). According to the owners, “Wonsan is a port city in Kangwŏn Province, North Korea, along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula, on the East Sea and the provincial capital. The port was opened by occupying Japanese forces in 1880. VICE combat, sea, air, and urban warfare.”

Number 4 on the list is SSOC (Windhill City), which is technically an ECS combat location, though VICE has been used in the modern urban environment. We’ve spent some time on this location too (link).

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The Shergood HUD and Sansara Airlines at ERIA

Today in aviation, the WAA has demanded that all Waterbank aircraft use the Shergood Aviation transponder and GPS (link), a way for pilots to see where they are, where others are (fewer crashes!), and plan their flights. The WAA has said that they will no longer use their “pin and paper” method of tracking flights and have entirely switched to the Shergood Radar System (link).

“We love – I mean really love – I mean love love love it,” said the WAA Director.

In East River, Sansara Airlines won a prize for “excellent piloting and safety,” making the airline one of only three ever awarded that prize. Waterbank Airlines remains the only airline who had to return the prize after a fiery crash at an East River gas station.

“There still are very gas stations in East River,” said the award committee.

A smuggler confessed that he too used the Shergood GPS after Waterbank Police arrested him on Munck Field trying to take off with a ton of sand. “He said that the Shergood HUD was great for night flights,” reported a WPD spokesperson.