Star Citizen launches 2.0 alpha for all Citizens

Cloud Imperium has just launched Star Citizen’s 2.0 alpha version to the public.

“Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 is here! Today, we are proud to make the next major step in Star Citizen’s evolution available to all players. This major update to Star Citizen is available now in your launcher. With Alpha 2.0, we introduce a wide swath of features, including large world maps, multi-crew ships, seamless first person combat, missions and much more. In short: this is the biggest update to Star Citizen yet!”

Check out the gameplay trailer below, and please behave in the comments.

Source: Official site. With thanks to Gustavo and Barker.
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maxrelax
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rioinsignia Landing sequence on planets won’t be in for a while. So not with 2.1. Nyx will first just be another elevator location. We will probably see more about landing during the livestream. Apperently they have some neat system for that.

Geoff Dassad
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rioinsignia The mustang definitely needs some work.

Think transport will only come in when another planet (Or stations around other planets) comes in, so hopefully ArcCorp does become a destination in 2.1
Not sure if Nyx will become a destination, it may become an option from the elevator, While I’d love it to be in the BabyU, according to the star map it’s 2 jumps away.
Am keen for additional systems, the co-pilot’s seat holds a lot of promise, eager to see how using it will affect fights, when you can do more from there.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Vikingr Darkwalker75 vino veritas

melissaheather
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melissaheather

I’ll have to download this tonight, I missed this article :)

breetoplay
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breetoplay

tobascodagama Darkwalker75 LordOfBread Ah man I don’t want to penalize people for falling for Manzes. I’ve fallen for Manzes. Usually I can tell when it’s him, but not always. And he’s just annoying.. there are more insidious trolls that bug me much more.
Best thing to do, here and everywhere, is to just report problem posts. I look at every single one of them myself (although I’m not always instantaneous; I do sleep :P).

Darkwalker75
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Silverlock Darkwalker75 lastoffirst 
Well sometimes I just cant help it.
If nothing else I provide a differing viewpoint which should give some food for thought for the reasonable individuals around here.

rioinsignia
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rioinsignia

Well, I’m glad that my enjoyment of the SC Alpha 2.0 release contributed to me dropping into this article late…… 
My opinion of the launch:  I was skeptical that it was even close to being ready.  But, it’s a lot more stable than it was on PTU. Just bombing around the outside of the station in a Hornet is great fun.  Then there’s the Relay missions, which are cool.  Quantum Drive Travel is nice and intuitive.  I haven’t tried all the ships available but I think the Mustang needs work, when EVA’ing back into the ship I kept being ejected (possibly a clipping related issue).   To me, the Constellation feels too light in it’s maneuvering.   The Hornet flight model is definitely the better of the bunch.  Which is understandable at this point.   No major “game breaking” issues, but I can certainly see room for improvement in certain areas (which, again, is understandable).  This is Alpha after all.
CR said apparently we’re going to get v2.1 before the end of the year.  And we’re going to see some new game system / design in the live stream mid-week.  Not forgetting that Tony Z has been speaking about a number of game systems. 
Brian Chambers has been talking about planet procedural tech.  We know that Nyx landing zone is all but nearly finished.  And then
there’s the landing sequence for ArcCorp that we know exists but isn’t
implemented yet.  They’ve also spoken about haulage / transportation missions.  And we know that the Freelancer is coming close to being flight ready.  So, god knows what we’re going to see in the next few weeks before the end of the year.  Maybe one of the following: 

–  Haulage / Transportion missions + Freelancer Flight Ready?
–  Implementing ArcCorp as a Quantum Drive destination in the SC Alpha 2.0?  Along with that landing sequence down to the planet side?
–  Jump Point travel and Nyx landing zone?
Quite a few possibilities right now.

GoJammit
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I know you keep trying for that Chinese Democracy line but it’s really not Hellenic. And it sounds lame and desperate. The only thing that could make it worse would be be if you said “Get it?” afterwards. I could even see you doing the bad pun dog meme and thinking it was clever. Just stop.
We have a functioning alpha that will be added to over time. I see zero reason to think we will still be looking at an alpha in 2018, and I really don’t think anyone with a touch of common sense does either. I can see some features possibly not implemented by then like manual space to planet landings, but the game will be running and released by then.
You people keep talking about releasing a finished product in a timely fashion. Can we cut through that? The game has hit major delays. Shit happens. There were scope changes. Deal with it. What you are really saying. Is you wish SC had gone the Elite route and come out with a lamer simpler project and grown from there.
And that’s not a rip on Elite. Well it kinda is I guess but not intentionally so. It launched with practically no missions and still have done little to address that. The party system was touted as a big addition that should have been there at launch. The powers system, while wuestionable what it really added is also something that should have been at launch. They essentially put out the incomplete game to get it on the shelves and in the hands of fans and gave them a drip feed for a year and then charged for an expansion they will no doubt do the same thing on. And that’s fine if that’s the route you want to take but it’s not exactly the way things are normally done SC is doing what they did during the alpha where it’s supposed to be
Yes it stinks it’s taking longer than normal, but I’d much rather wait and they build it right than come back later and retrofit the game because they’ve had more time to work in features I would ask though for the sake of discussion, what things should be cut from sc so that we can get it into the hands of impatient people for the sake of sticking to a self imposed timeline, damn the delays and technical problems?

Silverlock
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Darkwalker75 lastoffirst Darkwalker their is not much point in responding to a SC trolling account.

Wayshuba
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Wayshuba

Darkwalker75 lastoffirst Bluetouchpaper Not for anything but the definitions you just posted supported lastoffirst’s point.

According to the defs you posted, the Alpha should be the complete, or very close to complete, program just not optimized or stable. If the Alpha 2.0 that just released is that, then someone should be asking is this what $100 million get you?

To be frank, the Alpha 2.0 is just that – a playable tech demo. One has only to look at all the playable tech demos shown as shows like E3 and others to see that the Alpha 2.0 is more on par with what any other game company shows for playable tech demos.

Let’s be honest here, what CiG is calling an Alpha 2.0 release is a far, far cry from what most game companies would have at this point. That is not saying this game won’t eventually be released, but stop pretending that CiG’s Alpha is up to industry milestones of an Alpha.

A typical Alpha release in gaming usually has the core systems in place, and the first few missions/quests playable – usually in the tutorial or entry area. The Alpha 2.0 of SQ42 is a mini-sandbox showing progress to date – which should be having many people question one thing – where exactly is all the money going?

Wayshuba
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Wayshuba

Kass40 Bluetouchpaper Sorry, but after seeing the Alpha and considering that they are just getting going on VO work now, I highly doubt this is coming in 2016.

Additionally, considering how many missed dates CR has already had, no one should be taking his word at any dates as fact. The only facts on dates presently is the SC has missed EVERY SINGLE COMMITTED DATE. That is the fact.

That being said, I am not saying that SQ42 won’t eventually be delivered, but there is no way this game is hitting in 2016. After the VOs and MoCaps are done, there is still more than a year of animation, syncing, and ambient effects to be done. Based on the size of the script CR revealed, there is probably close to two years just on that aspect of the game alone.

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9thLEGION syberghost TheChiefTurtle Bluetouchpaper 

That is a pretty childish comment .

eekamouse
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eekamouse

9thLEGION syberghost SoMuchMass TheChiefTurtle Bluetouchpaper 

At this point the question is what game have they made ?

eekamouse
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eekamouse

9thLEGION syberghost Armsman Bluetouchpaper  I would look up Godwins law the minute you liken someone to a Nazi you automatically lose the argument because quite frankly you have lost the plot .

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Godwin's+Law

LordOfBread
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LordOfBread

Darkwalker75 
I have an additional theory based on real life events:
Insane person + using real name + audience = Total Fuckward

Darkwalker75
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Darkwalker75

lastoffirst Darkwalker75 
They have been doing allot to advance towards release status since they began development.
The reason it looks like very little has been done is because they have been working on building the background, or foundation if you will, that is needed for all those fancy graphics, bell and whistles that people keep demanding they show to actually work.
Just because we havent seen it, does not mean they have not been doing anything.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

lastoffirst you hate SC, we get it troll.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

lastoffirst Armsbend im really enjoying playing my “nothing” been playing it for hours now.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

lastoffirst vicariousfan Greaterdivinity im really enjoying playing my vaporware then.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

syberghost SoMuchMass TheChiefTurtle Bluetouchpaper so the fuck what. they have 100 million dollars to make a game. what game have you made?

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

syberghost TheChiefTurtle Bluetouchpaper blah blah, SAID, blah blah. link, blah blah, whine, complain, blah blah.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

Bluetouchpaper PaganRites TheChiefTurtle there are no videos like that, and nobody cares when its released as long as its released as badass and chris wants it.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

Bluetouchpaper TheChiefTurtle damn right its my money, and none of your business.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

Bluetouchpaper TheChiefTurtle nobody cares. go away.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

syberghost Armsman Bluetouchpaper your a nazi, troll and a douchebag. the only reason you would go on and on and on about this is to piss people off. nobody cares about dates and chris is famous for under and over estimating dates, so nobody holds him to it except nazis and trolls and douchebags.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

syberghost Darkwalker75 Bluetouchpaper Armsman nobody cares. we invested, we are seeing progress, and pissants like you pissing all over it and calling it rain is insulting as hell. So you hate SC and CR, we get it. I invested with eyes wide open, and you being a douchebag about it is not stopping me from enjoying the game, so why do you have to be such a douchebag about it? If its about making people angry, youve succeeded.. yes, you are a successful troll. not sure what you get out it, but there it is. Your an excellent troll and douchebag.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

Bluetouchpaper Darkwalker75 Armsman what is your problem kid? nobody cares.

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

Bluetouchpaper Armsman WTF does it matter? are you the date nazi? will time crumble because you have to be right or else? WTF does any of this matter? go away!

9thLEGION
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9thLEGION

Bluetouchpaper blaaznar I take offense to being compared to PT Barnum’s “Sucker born every minute” quote. Im a grown man, and I can do whatever I want with my hard-earned cash. If your so poor, you have to watch your finances, well thats your problem, but telling me im a sucker for investing in a product I want to see produced offends the fuck outta me. Go fuck yourself! If i want to spend my money on hookers and blow I will spend my money on hookers and blow. If I want to spend my money on Chris Roberts dream game, I will spend my money on Chris Roberts dream game.. and I dont care how long it takes to complete, because I have a life outside the computer, unlike some people trying to tell me the sky is falling because a 2million dollar game was given 100million dollars instead. IF CR only gave us 2million worth, you’d be bitching about that as well. Nobody here needs to be reminded the risk in crowdfunding, but it does seem that some people need to be reminded that we are adults, not children, and we can do whatever we want with our money, and dont need to be chastised for it from the likes of you.

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Kataq Iridium 
Thank you. This is exactly the case. If I had made an unsubstantiated comment about something CR said then I would welcome the Manze’s parallel, but I put a link there to prove they were his words and not mine and then some twat still wants to denigrate any form of discussion because they can’t deal with legitimate complaints, criticism or facts, always the “hurr durr dsmart” crap. This is how the SC community is represented and it’s sad as fuck.

Vikingr
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tobascodagama 
There’ll be several updates to the (baby) PU before Squadron 42 is released. The first is called “Shopping” and will probably contain an additional map: Nyx. Next will be AI, where they’ll test different types of NPCs and how many of them they can put into different maps. Then they’ll complete Stanton with the other planets. And so on, with many “smaller” updates. Tony Zurovec talks about this in the latest Around the Verse (ep. 2.10).

Vikingr
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SoMuchMass 
There’s no such thing as “equally skilled”. You’ll always find small, and often important, differencies if you watch closely.
It’s the same as saying two job applicants are equally qualified. They are never. They can havethe same education, the same grades, and even the same practice, but they will differ on personality at least.

Vikingr
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Cotic_OP 
It was always intended that private servers wouldn’t run a full copy of the PU. Also, the private servers won’t receive all the updates to the PU. CIG doesn’t want others to compete with them, they want people to be able to run a private server with their friends.
About PVE – since the (baby) PU so far only consists of one planet and no real PVE activities, like trading or exploring for instance, plus no police, it’s natural that PVP is more visible that it will be in the full game. When we have more space – literally speaking – where you can do different business then you’d encounter fewer PVP situations too.

Vikingr
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Darkwalker75 
All the SC trolls sounds and smells the same to me. They’re using the same non-valid arguments and come here just to make trouble.

Vikingr
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Bluetouchpaper 
“I would imagine in 2011 they also had started come up with ideas about
how they wanted the game to play , some visualizations and the lore
behind it .”

Actually, some planning goes back to when he made Freelancer. So with your way of thinking the project is more than 12 years old already …

Vikingr
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syberghost 
“[…] he’s known Chris a very long time, […]”
No, he hasn’t. He’s known of Chris Roberts a long time. That’s different. His rants about Star Citizen shows very clearly he doesn’t understand Chris Roberts, and what he’s trying to do, at all.

Vikingr
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Iridium
“[…] Syberghost is a huge Derek supporter going off his twitter.”

Yeah, I knew that.

Vikingr
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Vikingr

Darkwalker75 
Well, in my view, if they’re not behaving then they’re not “normal” in the first place. I put “normal” in quotes because it’s really about upbringing, and lack thereof.

It’s the same with guys that are violent when drunk. They’re deep down violent guys, even when they’re not drunk, but htey’re just acting “normal” when they’re sober.

lastoffirst
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lastoffirst

Darkwalker75 Definitely the community is not in debt with these developers, but they are with a immense one.

Geoff Dassad
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Geoff Dassad

Darkwalker75 Geoff Dassad SoMuchMass LordOfBread The UI is pretty similar to 7, there are some differences but it’s more a re-application of 7’s UI as opposed to a redisgn that 8 went with.

The main changes you’ll notice straight off are the start menu has changed a bit, and the right half now resembles / acts like a phone UI. Then there are some cling-ons from the 8 UI like the notification system in the system tray and when you open some programs it looks the same as opening through metro, (full screen one colour thing with the logo in the middle) but once it’s open it goes back to being normal.

Task manager has had a nice upgrade and apparently biometrics are fully incorporated so if you want to and have the ability to, you can do facial recognition or fingerprint scanning for your login.

Darkwalker75
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Vikingr Darkwalker75 
But as I’m sure you have discovered for yourself, even a normal person can become a total F***wad, at least around here.

Vikingr
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Darkwalker75 
Yeah, but in reality that drawing should read:
Total F***wad (Acting Like a Normal Person) + Anonymity + Audience = total F***wad

A normal person is like this:

Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Normal Person

lastoffirst
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lastoffirst

Darkwalker75 Geoff Dassad SoMuchMass LordOfBread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bzydVz6mT8

Darkwalker75
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Darkwalker75

We are at $100 million.

Geoff Dassad
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Geoff Dassad

syberghost Geoff Dassad Darkwalker75 lastoffirst Iridium DoopyDerp Glad to hear it and well said.

Darkwalker75
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Darkwalker75

blaaznar Ecchiboy1 
There is, the general rules covers both sides regardless of standpoint.
But its usually the negative that gets the ball rolling and keeps it rolling.

blaaznar
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blaaznar

Ecchiboy1 Should be a mod rule against both camps of nutcases (pro and against). 
If they foam at their mouth and sprout gibberish – they need to be put down.

Darkwalker75
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Darkwalker75

Geoff Dassad Darkwalker75 SoMuchMass LordOfBread 
How is Win 10 compared to 7, is it very different or mostly the same?
I’m thinking in terms of UI and how to find things.
I hate having to learn how and where to find things all over again.

blaaznar
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Bluetouchpaper blaaznar I gave money to them for the same reason I gave to MOP or dozen other projects – good will. If they decide to buy an island instead and make a bonfire out of all that money, tough titties – hope they don’t. 
So far I like what I’m seeing and the only downside is a bunch of trolls like yourself pissing in my drink instead of staying positive.

Darkwalker75
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Ecchiboy1 
Hope you made allot of popcorn and stocked up on drinks, because to morrow the floodgates will open. :P

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