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Post  MJDixon on Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:02 pm

Because Falcon 4 just isn't high-tech enough!

You've probably aleady heard of this, but if not the short version is it's essentially a Wing Commander MMO.

Star Citizen



It's a crowd funded game (which means it's funded by players paying for it, rather than a Publisher - which is good because publishers are evil fat cat dream destroying devil spawn as any PC gamer will know by now. Razz ) made by Chris Roberts, who made Wing Commander in the 90's - and it comes in two parts, first there's Squadron 42 (not as good as Squadron 19) which is a singleplayer Fighter Pilot campaign like Wing Commander, then there's Star Citizen, which is an online MMO set after Squadron 42 with an open sandbox universe where you can do what you want, be a Privateer or a Pirate or a Bounty Hunter or a Bus Driver or whatever.

So far it's made over $23 million (which is about £14 million, or 10 Spitfires) and is going to have lots of nerdtastic features like full flight sim support for Sticks and TrackIR and extra MFD screens, and fancy physics and this that and everything else, with the ability to fly big multiplayer ships with turrets and ECM stations and such, and get out of your ship and walk around in big ships and planets and boarding combat etc, so you could have someone with their own Corvette or Carrier, and other players as a Fighter Squadron on board it.

It's not out until late next year, so at the moment the only thing released is a Hangar Module for those that have pre-ordered the game and bought a ship, where you can wander around your ship hangar and look around the cockpit and such (endless pre-flight checks!) though there's meant to be a dogfight alpha this December, then the alpha/beta of the full game next year leading up to release.

At the moment I have an Anvil Aerospace F7C Hornet, which is a civilian version of the Carrier based Fighter you see in the Squadron 42 video, if you pre-order you can buy all sorts of different ships, though they're quite expensive at the moment as it's to support the game Development, i.e the big multi-person RSI Constellation is about £140 - but you can just buy them in game with in game money after you've played for a while.

Anyway I think it could be unbelievably good if they don't cock it up. Razz 

Now for some Space-Car Commercials!







Although personally I'd rather have the 10 Spitfires.


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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  hinkel1 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:31 am

i am following the game myself and i am an early backer. Game could be awesome but will see when it is finished.

I have the aurora myself never bothered to change the ship or buy extra.
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Post  MJDixon on Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:21 am

Judging by the Aurora Commercial you must be some kind of Space Hipster then, Hink. Razz 

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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:03 am

well I guess I am Smile
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Post  MJDixon on Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:17 am

Just upgraded to the newly announced F7C-M Super Hornet with a WSO cockpit station.

Hornet Brochure

Anyone want to be my Space Goose? Laughing

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Post  hinkel1 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:39 pm

I maybe want to change my ship but do not know if I can exchange it without paying extra
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Post  MJDixon on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:14 pm

I think the Aurora is the basic ship, so you'd probably have to pay a bit more to switch to a better ship even if you sold your original one - although if you're an early backer you might get things cheaper than for other people, so not sure how much it'd cost for you.

Or you could just wait a year and buy a better ship with in game money instead. Razz

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Post  hinkel1 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:46 am

well I guess I will earn it ingame Smile
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Post  MJDixon on Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:22 am

Skip, we need you to pay £3400 to get the Space Marshal Package with an Idris-P Corvette as the Squadron 19 Flagship - so we have somewhere to park our fighters!





You're our glorious leader, don't be selfish. Razz

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Post  Skip19 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:16 am

fark that looks ace.Very Happy Very Happy 

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Post  MJDixon on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:37 am

Entered a contest where the first prize is an Idris Corvette.

Contest

You never know... Razz 

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Post  MJDixon on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:04 pm

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13418-All-About-Organizations

Might set up a Squadron 19 Organisation if anyone else fancies it? Unless Skip wants to do it of course. Smile 

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Post  hinkel1 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:54 pm

feel free to do so
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Post  MJDixon on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:33 pm


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Post  hinkel1 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:14 am

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Post  MJDixon on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:03 am



Squadron 42 is overrated.  Razz


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Post  hinkel1 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:37 pm

Very Happy 
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Post  MJDixon on Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:23 am

Too early for a Squadron Skin?  Razz 


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Post  speedy77 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:15 pm

Never too early old chap, looks good. I'll have to sign up and buy myself a space suit.
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Post  MJDixon on Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:40 pm

For anyone else planning on buything the game, the Dogfighting Alpha is due out next month (basically a pew pew deathmatch type thing), and there are only 6,500 Alpha slots left (goes down a few hundred a day usually) so if you want to get in on that you best buy a package soon (presuming they don't decide to raise the number of Alpha slots.  Razz )

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Post  hinkel1 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:08 pm

I was a kickstarter backer so I already got it Smile
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Post  speedy77 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:48 am

I have bought myself and space suit and a shinny new 325a.  Smile 
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Post  MJDixon on Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:10 am

Space BMW eh, Speedy - sehr gut.

Will Duncan be joining you as well, PJ?  Wink

CF739 (the old allied CinC) has joined too, as TheSpacer, he has a Hornet like all the cool people.  Razz

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Post  speedy77 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:49 pm

MJDixon wrote:Space BMW eh, Speedy - sehr gut.

Will Duncan be joining you as well, PJ?  Wink

CF739 (the old allied CinC) has joined too, as TheSpacer, he has a Hornet like all the cool people.  Razz



Duncan? ..no he's over rated, I've been carrying him for years, even after I was blinded by a paintball. No, I'm getting ready to rumble solo this time...psyche!
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Post  MJDixon on Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:35 pm

I got an email on the Star Citizen forums about a Squadron affiliation with the UEE Naval Reserve:

UEE Reserve wrote:I was browsing through the org listings and came across yours and I think it'd fit well as one of the Squadrons of the UEENR, so I'd like to invite your Org to become an affiliate member of the UEE Naval Reserve. Our aim is to unite like minded Squadrons for fleet ops and provide a support structure, you'd still retain your independence but would be able to call on help from other Squadrons within the UEENR. Heres a video about the UEENR that will help you understand how we're structured and what we aim to achieve.


I thought it sounded interesting anyway, like Space HC.  

Maybe they'll let us park in their Carrier. Razz

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