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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  MJDixon on Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:05 am

The 2016 CitizenCon presentation will be tonight at 11pm UK time if you want to stay up watching it:

https://www.twitch.tv/starcitizen

Or just wait for me to post the good bits tomorrow morning. Razz

Here's a Polaris Class Corvette, if you have a spare £500 - £600 or so. Laughing






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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  MJDixon on Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:23 pm

Good thing you didn't stay up, Hinkel - as it was delayed for an hour. Laughing

The presentation as a whole was a bit weak as the Squadron 42 stuff wasn't shown as apparently it wasn't ready - so no Squadron 42 release this year, though I don't think anyone really expected that at this stage.

The procedural planets demo was good though, looks very high detail considering it's the whole world!



Best skip to 1 hour 25 mins, unless you like Powerpoint presentations about forums.

Roadmap for 2017:

3.1: Mining, Refueling, Interdiction, Escort
3.2: Salvage, Repair, Mercenary 'Covert Ops'
3.3: Farming, Rescue
4.0: Multiple Systems, Exploration, Science and Research

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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  Raz on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:30 am

They'll also release a piece of software that will act as communication platform both in-game and IRL. Its main focus will be to give more communication power to player organisations, the ability to create parties for sessions/missions, send live notifications, availability on smartphones etc.
It will be bundled together with the new game launcher which will also have selective downloads when a new update is released.

These are the 'weak' parts of the presentation, it really felt like we were watching a press conference for the release of a new Linux distribution or smth.
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Post  MJDixon on Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:34 am

Presumably the Spectrum (the communication platform) bit was filler for the lack of Squadron 42 footage, as it's not the sort of thing they'd usually show in a big live stream presentation.

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Post  speedy77 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:39 pm

I didn't listen to the whole thing, just the footage of the planet. I think they've clearly been watching Star Wars an awful lot!....Tuscan Raiders, Sarlacc Monsters, Speeder bikes, flying through Star Destroyer Wreckage etc etc. Not a complaint, you can't go wrong with star wars in my opinion.

I love the view of thePort Olisar from the planet, and knowing you can get in a ship and fly up there.

I think it's starting to look vey impressive, and I can't wait for all the pieces of the 'jigsaw' to be put together.
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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  MJDixon on Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:15 pm

It's funny, when we were watching it live, Razy and I had a conversation along the lines of:

Razy: How do you know if it's really a distress beacon and not just a trap?

Me: That's why you take a gun with you.

Me: It's probably Tusken Raiders (as a joke, because it's like a canyon on Tatooine).

then about 10 seconds later the legally different Tusken Raiders turn up. Laughing

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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:20 pm

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Post  MJDixon on Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:28 pm

According to this the Squadron 42 Demo was going to be over an hour, so I guess that Spectrum thing was entirely filler. Laughing


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Post  MJDixon on Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:49 am

Good news, Planetary Outposts:



Now you can live out your Childhood dreams of being Luke Skywalker, stuck on some crappy planet in a crappy house, watching the day/night cycle go by. Razz

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Post  hinkel1 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:56 pm

sounds like the perfect way to play the game
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Post  MJDixon on Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:45 pm



Now if only I had a spare £1000. Laughing

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Post  MJDixon on Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:06 pm

As you wanted to know what a Battleship would look like:



Second from the top is a Bengal Class Carrier, which is the biggest one in the video, the one at the top is a Retribution Class Dreadnought.

The one at the bottom is a Vanduul Kingship.

Presumably there's also a standard Battleship similar to the size of the Bengal and the Kingship, with the Retribution being the Star Citizen version of a Super Star Destroyer.

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Post  MJDixon on Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:46 am

Apparently the Origin ships are for middle aged Pilots, Speedy - make of that what you will. Razz


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Post  Raz on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:59 am

I don't know if anyone is interested, but EVE Online has gone free-to-play. The Alpha (non-paying) accounts are quite restricted, but still generous enough for exploring most of what the game has to offer.
I've started playing again.
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Post  hinkel1 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:32 pm

i was thinking about it but eve needs loads of time investment to actually make it work. Time is something i do not have as most of my gaming time goes to our squadnights
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Post  speedy77 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:14 pm

MJDixon wrote:Apparently the Origin ships are for middle aged Pilots, Speedy - make of that what you will. Razz

Hey, I'm not quite there yet......although I have been looking at classic cars in a different way and, I do have an strange urge to punch a TV producer. scratch
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Post  MJDixon on Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:11 pm

I do like how originally that presenter character was on 'Galactic Gear' during the M50 commercial, but for some unknown reason is now on the Voyager Direct original 'Galactic Tour'.  Laughing

As for EvE, I might have a look - though it didn't keep my interest last time I tried it.

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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  hinkel1 on Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:42 am

Invitation to Play Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.0k on PTU!

see what i found in my mailbox Smile

As I have to download to whole game again and again if it would go live i will wait untill fully released just to spare my download limit Smile
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Post  MJDixon on Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:01 am

Aye, probably for the best if you have a download limit, as they also patch it pretty much every day!

From what I've played of it, I'm not sure about the flight changes as they've cut the speeds in half (my Gladius does 160 m/s now - so it's in Spitfire / Hurricane territory.  Laughing

Though the afterburner pushes it up to 800 m/s, so you can still get around.

They seem to change the way the thrusters work with each patch though, so will see how it goes - but I feel the need, the need - for speed!

Star Marine is good from a mechanics point of view, i.e. the way the weapons feel, movement, etc - but I'm not a fan of the game mode they've chosen, as it's too arcadey and fast action for an apparently tactical shooter, but the foundation is certainly there.

One good thing about the PTU is you can test all the ships, the Caterpillar is very fancy!

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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  MJDixon on Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:27 am

Some Star Marine footage I took, before my PC crashed.  Razz


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Post  MJDixon on Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:55 am

2.6 is now live.

Guess we'll play some Star Marine after Christmas. Razz

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Post  MJDixon on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:47 pm

Spectrum has gone live, just in case we should need an additional forum for some reason. Razz

Squadron 19 Spectrum

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Re: Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Post  MJDixon on Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:08 pm

New Anvil Heavy Fighter called the 'Hurricane', strange name for a flying machine if you ask me...





Hurricane

Brochure

I think I'll keep my better looking Spitfire Gladius. Razz

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Post  hinkel1 on Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:17 pm

the design is not really my style
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Post  MJDixon on Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:14 pm

It'll be just like that Soviet canal lock Beggar's Canyon back home!




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