Star Citizen alpha 2.0 goes into testing

Star Citizen fans have had a long wait for the game’s big Alpha 2.0 update — but that wait is just about over.

CIG announced over the weekend that 2.0 is finally on the test server, where select players are stress testing the patch for its future release. The studio is increasing the testing pool size by 15,000 which was sent out in two waves of invites. Currently bug fixing and polish is the studio’s primary concern for this update.

“This release really is a landmark in Star Citizen and video games history as we’re now pioneering technology that’s never been undertaken to this scale before,” CIG said, “and it’s all thanks to the belief in the backers who helped fund the team to make the dream a reality.”

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Geoff Dassad GoJammit Had my shot. Turned it down.

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GoJammit  Ask for a ménage à trios.  For some reason the dev’s decided your chances of a positive outcome from that question (however it’s formed) are higher than a lot of other more common tasks.

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Ok. I’ll bite

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Vikingr Pro : Sex scenes can be awesome,

Now don’t get me wrong, some of the sex scenes are great, some are great but then there are some that are absolutely the best thing every. Seriously, for anyone reading this and who is playing “Outside”  There is one thing I suggest you do. SERIOUSLY. One thing

That 1 thing is :

(Are you ready for this?)

(Seriously?    –    ARE YOU READY ?)
Seriously, will only say what it is if I get a reply.
Supercereal.

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The 2.0d patch seems to be adding a bit of stability.  Although it
looks like it’s not ready for “Live” launch.  Which is fine by me.
As
for anyone who “thinks” that 3 years in development is an indication of
something going wrong, then I can only assume those people are
newcomers to this site and, by association, the MMO industry as a
whole.  3 years is nothing.  Heck if an MMO took only 3 years in
development, I’d be really concerned about the level of depth and polish
that it got.
So, SC Alpha 2.0 is in the place where it belongs
right now.  On the PTU server, being actively tested by a small(ish)
group of testers and CIG (when they aren’t enjoying the holidays).
Yes, it crashes.  Yes, it glitches. Yes, this should be expected.

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TheChiefTurtle theeknighthood To be fair, sometimes bethesda’s level of polish does make me question their development time/priorities (joke btw, not actually serious… Their writing department needs to be outsourced though, god fallout 4 is poorly written despite being fun)

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Vikingr Darkwalker75 Yeah, +200 years ago they may have put it down to a Kraken or something, the shape of the hulls being a factor was brought up as a factor some years ago as there was a Russian fishing ship that had a hull that was offensive to big ass squid. There were several occasions it was attacked by giant (possibly bigger as since then they’ve confirmed that the giant squid isn’t the biggest) squid, the reason the boat was fine is because the squid couldn’t get a grip on the steel hull and they were pulled into the props.
Was also witnessed by other ships in the area, so take that event occurring 200yrs ago, tentacles wrapping around a ship, lots of purchase on riggings / hatches, add a bit of superstition.

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Vikingr Geoff Dassad I don’t know,

– flying in space
– aliens
Are more Easter eggs / Bonus material, they’re just really hard to find, more so than extremely rare items.

– Killing people
– Pirating or other crimes
Doable, but it really hits your karma levels and is generally looked upon with disgust by other players, also not advised as the repercussions are ridiculous and way, way more serious and the police don’t give up so easily like they do in other games, eg GTA
– trading
Done on a small level by everyone, but yeah, large scale trading has quite a high entry point

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Darkwalker75 
I wasn’t thinking specifically of the Kraken when I wrote it. There are many stories about giant squids from seamen in the sailship era. Often stories and myths have some root in reality.

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Vikingr GoJammit 
You mean the Kraken?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken

Think that was a little more than 200 years ago.