For years now, we’ve sat back and watched friendships being torn apart by The Ship.  We’ve seen your former best friend blow you up on the toilet more times than we can count.  We’ve watched you retaliate with a mannequin’s arm.  Frankly, we took great pleasure in watching the situation escalate – the purse bombs, the piranhas, the sleeping potions, the cleavers, the scalpels, the sauna and…the umbrellas…oh God, the umbrellas…the things you did with those umbrellas…

Then, one day, there was nothing.  The friendships that once brought you aboard The Ship, lay broken.  No doubt you soldier on in your daily life, the salty taste of your own tears a stark reminder of what once was.   But it’s not the same, and we know each time you see your former friends playing other Steam games without you, the notifications hurt as much as every badly timed death on The Ship.

Unfortunately, we’ve gone and done something you’re not going to like.  We’ve added trading cards to the multiplayer game.  We know each one of the (admittedly, quite beautiful) cards, backgrounds, badges and emoticons will be like tiny pixelated axes chopping away at the brave facade you’ve been putting on.  Quite literally in one case…there’s an actual tiny pixelated axe!

We’re truly sorry and offer our full support through these difficult times.

Note: Steam Trading Cards are earned by playing The Ship Multiplayer only.

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