Star Citizen - Getting Started

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Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:05 am

This is a call for information from our members who actually know some details about Star Citizen. So, can you help a brother out and give us the low-down on Star Citizen. I will collect it all and update this top post, thanks!

(Sigsy and Speighty were mucking about in the PTU last night on TS and having a blast, I wonder if there are more people like me who have access but haven't been playing and might want to join in the fun - get into a "wing" of several players and cause some mayhem).

@Sigsy can you prod Speighty into creating an account on the new forums so he can help me out here, thanks!

What I know so far..

I have a backer package and access to the PTU/Alpha 2.5.0 which is currently live. There are starter game packs from £35.10 (exchange rate nonsense) and I believe these will give you access to the Alpha, see:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/faq/alpha-legacy

So, if you want to jump into the Alpha right now (actually, after a 1hr download @ 6MB/s) start here:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/fly-now

What can you do in the Alpha

This is going to be sparse as I only played it for ~1 hour in Alpha 2.0. Lets start with the current 2.5 Alpha features list:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/feature-list

It's multi-player and in future will be multi-server where each server is another copy of the galaxy (I believe). So, at present you can all load into the game and you should be able to find/see each other. I'm not sure if there is instancing, and how well/badly this works.

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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:22 pm

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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby speighty » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:04 pm

FFS, just typed in a HUGE response and lost it all.

I'll get round to redoing it at some point.

Bloody forum !!

However, as most of the information is in interview and demo's, si I'll start posting them here.


The next major increase in functionality known so far is 3.0 due the end of this year (2.6 is due out before and likely to be around citizencon 2016 in october)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l-epO6oUHE
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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby speighty » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:17 pm

A little old, but a general idea of the SC idea of instancing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0r6aOasFEQ
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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby speighty » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:28 pm

An insightful interview on the length of time its taking to develope SC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvule1cD_zk
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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby speighty » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:37 pm

A very early concept of the economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qXEAqYIH8
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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby Stargatemunky » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:34 pm

speighty wrote:An insightful interview on the length of time its taking to develope SC


"It was like. We don't have enough money to buy another ferrari! So we had to sit down and think of ways to get those suckers.... I mean the fans to donate more to our cause whilst we paid some guys in India $3 an hour to grind out content for the game. Then Gary had the genius idea of selling in game stuff for ridiculous amounts of money!"
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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby speighty » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:33 pm

Audio geekfest from the sound design team in the UK.

https://www.twitch.tv/cigcommunity/v/86778428
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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby speighty » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:35 pm

Want to see how a developer fixes a bug?

Have a look into this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXw00WCOWc8
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Re: Star Citizen - Getting Started

Postby speighty » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:56 pm

Fancy a capital ship? Or wanna be part of a crew? Take a look here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiDWT8i6Mb4

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