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Welcome to Citizen’s Journal, Save/Continue’s weekly burst of all things Star Citizen.
From a concise summary of news, through personal opinions and ideas, to gameplay reports of Arena Commander,
anything related to Chris Roberts’ ambitious project can be found here, updated every Sunday! Two things you should know about me : One, I’m an absolute sucker for anything even remotely Science-fiction, and Star Citizen is pretty much a dream come true for me. Two, I’m a backer of Star Citizen (you can find me here.).

Gameplay Report

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Apologies for the low quality image, but Fraps sucks that way.

Anyway, what we see here is my beautiful Constellation Andromeda (Soon to be Aquila) in all its max-settings/60 fps glory. I initially planned for a video to be here, but I haven’t the required software (once again, fraps sucks), nor the skills. I tried my hand at some free flight, and let’s just say that I’ll be needing that tutorial that was added recently.

At least my rig can run this thing on max without any lag, so yay!

News

Starfarer Q&A

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With last week’s update and sale on the MISC Starfarer, we now get a large 3 part Q&A to answer all your questions about Star Citizen’s dedicated fuel hauler.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Test Drive the Starter Ships!

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For the whole of next week, all the starter ships will the available to test drive by anyone with arena commander access!

  • Mustang Alpha
  • Mustang Beta
  • Mustang Delta
  • Mustang Gamma
  • Mustang Omega
  • Aurora ES
  • Aurora MR
  • Aurora LN
  • Aurora CL
  • Aurora LX

I’ll be sure to try out the mustangs, as I have been eyeing those ships since their reveal.

Star Citizen Alpha 1.1.3 is Live!

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The next update has been rolled out. The CIG team really is on fire with the looming releases of the Social and FPS modules. Here’s a list of changes:

  • Precaching of the Cutlass to combat the stalling that happens when it is destroyed and respawns
  • Some network improvements to improve some rubber banding issues that have been reported
  • REC exploiting by using ejecting to bypass the loss of a life
  • Crash when joining a match as someone else is being destroyed
  • Players sometimes finding difficulty in exiting the tutorial hangar
  • Increasing the fail distance of the race section in the tutorial
  • Adding the reminder hint for the Axial Roll back in to the tutorial

Jump Point now available!

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If you’re a subscriber, go get reading your crispy new Jump Point.

Weekly Videos

Pete Mackay and Matt Sherman answer ten community questions in this week’s 10 for the Designers.

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Keeping people playing together on various tasks and missions in the PU is essential to the Star Citizen vision. While clearly much more limited than what CIG is going for, a game that I think did this well is Guild Wars 2 with the dynamic events. Sometimes certain activities become active, and if you are within the region of the event, you are automatically part of it. For example, if there is an event like kill x amount of worms, then while you are in the area and you kill worms, they are automatically added to the global count, and everyone in the area is filling the same progress bar. An idea could be that the captain of a cargo ship can activate something like “escort mode”, meaning that if another ship comes in to close-proximity, they are prompted to accept the task of escort. If two friends, one in a cargo hauler, the other in a combat oriented ships are just flying around the world together, and want to do a cargo run/escort mission, all they need to do is push a button, and they can do the mission together.

In this week’s Meet the Devs, James Pugh sits down with Pete Mackay, who appeared earlier 10 for the Designers.

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As opposed to the multitude of new arrivals, this time we meet someone who has been here since the beginning.

In episode 44 of Around the Verse, we delve deep into the world of thrusters and some behind the scenes footage from the performance capture for Squadron 42!

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We also see… something in the sneak peek.

Yeah, it could either be an interior of a damaged space station, an docking bridge, or the set of the next Alien movie.

Returning Features

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This week’s news update comes in the form of a post in the Discovered series, aimed at explorers. Here we see a collection of the journals of the legendary Harper Nguyen, who discovered a new jump point at the age of 128, cementing her position as one of the most famous explorer.

That wraps up this week’s Citizen’s Journal.

Remember, fly safe and fly bold!

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