Star Citizen counts the 3.0 bugs it’s quashed and the toilets on the Origin 600i

This week’s Star Citizen Around the Verse is more or less a recap of Gamescom and a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the chaos behind the curtain, so if you follow the game closely, you probably don’t need it. As of recording time, the team says it added 27 issues to the must-fix list and checked in 768 updates over the week, bringing the game to 94 outstanding issues that need a clean-up before 3.0 can roll out to the Evocati.

Meanwhile, Cloud Imperium has posted a Q&A on the Origin 600i, one of its newest concept ships, desirable for its modularity and solo-friendliness. More stylish than the Aquila (and also pretty much every other starship you’ve ever seen), it’s admittedly “extremely expensive,” even though it’s not as powerful or long-range as other ships in its class.

“We are building a universe, and part of that means we can consider aspects that a standard game does not, such as value and desirability,” CIG explains. “When we look at vehicles in the real world, its apparent that more functionality does not always mean something is more expensive, and vice versa. In the Star Citizen universe, a sleek, luxury ship created by Origin will bring certain connotations with it, in the same way most people would find a sports coupé more desirable than a family sedan, despite the fact it has [fewer] seats and cup-holders.”

Bonus: “Exact number of toilets is still to be determined, but you can probably expect at least 2 in the crew washroom and one in the captains quarters.”

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Nosy Gamer

“We are building a universe, and part of that means we can consider aspects that a standard game does not, such as value and desirability,” CIG explains.

As an EVE players who has been around awhile, my first reaction to this article was, “CIG just introduced a flying monocle!”

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shear

It unbelievable to me that they even went for it. How ridiculous it sounds, luxury… In a game… Counting shitters… Are you kidding me?

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Nosy Gamer

Oh, it’s not THAT ridiculous of an idea. A lot of players who have in-game wealth like to flaunt it. Of course, when CCP tried it, the game had been out for 8 years and they were trying to join the 21st century in terms of monetizing their game. Also, CCP was only charging $69 (LOL) while CIG is charging $375 or $400, depending on the type purchased.

Even though the current vision of Star Citizen is a game I would never play, between the GamesCom presentation and the flying monocle, I’m tempted to pick up a starter package. I think investing in a game like this 2-3 years before launch is about the right time to do so.

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Joe Blobers

You got the point Nosy Gamer….
Many players did not already pledged for a starter package (no one is forced to spend one extra cents or bigger ships) either because they did not know about SC or because they decided to wait for the jobs they are looking for, female character, or overall gameplay hence closer to Beta.

You got the best now with a shorten time to wait till Beta, as long as you accept to not get a fully working product due to ongoing development.

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Nosy Gamer

I do have to say, I think the original backers on Kickstarter who thought they were going to get a game like Squadron 42 by the end of 2014 were totally screwed by what CIG did. I think that would make anyone weary of jumping into the game before launch. But as someone who covers RMT, both of the sanctioned and unsanctioned variety, this seems like something I almost have to buy into.

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shear

CiG seems a bit desperate with sales this time around, 600i which I expected, now Australian tax sale than the flash sale. Sales all around.

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Joe Blobers

The orchestrated drama of “refund before too late” and now the “Australian Gate” is done to try to drain pledges amount before 3.0 is released, SQ42 news are provided and the last 4 major patch. All from now to end of 2018.

This short window of one semester of 3.0 major patch + SQ42 Chapter 1 schedule of release + estimated delivery of say the next 2 major patch (3.1, 3.2) is going to be a substantial blow to haters… because as I said, many players ae going to join and we are not talking about 10 years or never like few love to shoot but a few quarters to have much better visibility.

Expect a frenzy from haters during this time…. their delirium window is closing now soon, starting with 3.0.

That won’t stop legitimate question to be asked by genuine person… or force anyone to buy nothing more than a starter package. Players buying now or in the coming months will have the benefit to still see a game in development but to avoid the longest part of it.

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Dom Claur

About he Australian Gate you denounce, here is an update:

“Kotaku writer is wrong. The GST currently applies to all digital goods as of 1 July 2017. It’s the GST on physical goods that has been delayed, and in that case this will apply from 1 July 2018”

Another “drama” against CIG or conspiracy from CIG that turned to be a flop.

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Joe Blobers

Quote Shear:”CiG seems a bit desperate with sales”

Desperate of what? Of performing better than pledges during 2016 Gamescom versus 3.0 “delay” drama which had zero impact… :)

Team= $ costs.
Crowdfunded = pledges.

Not really rocket science. And the most important: more new backers, which is only a premise of what each new major patch like 3.0 and following are going to bring each Time after release.

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shear

They have made HALF of what they made last year, stop lying.

Also, alot fewer people have joined up as new pledges.

Also, the game was supposed to cost 68 mil, so they are well over that point now yet they still need money so much that they have to invent new ships to raise it?

What’s going on here?

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Joe Blobers

Well…but numbers speak not me:

Real numbers:

2016= From 2016-08-17 (start of Gamescom) to 2016-08-23: $ 1.560.735 (7 days)

2017= From 2017-08-23 (start of Gamescom) to 2017-08-29: $ 1.622.475 (7 days)

2017 is higher than 2016… During the worst period with so called “delay” drama…

And about 68M$, you seem to be totally new, right Shear you are new and know nothing about scope change in 2014?

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shear

they made TWICE as much last year and you know it, your numbers are wrong.

And no I am not new I know about SC, a little bit, I also know that the full game with all the goals teased on their official page stops just shy of 70 mil, that includes everything they have promised to date, including landing on planets and all that jazz but go on, keep telling me how that’s not the case at all.

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Joe Blobers

2017 grand total will be lower than 2016 by a few millions… which will not be the beginning of the end either :) but it is not even sure at 100% as it will depend mainly on SQ42 news timing.

And Yes you are wrong Shear and badly…. Saying they made twice as much last Gamescom is nothing but a baseless lie. This is pure childish attitude…. for someone with and assumed flag of none SC haters as you repeated it 3 times the first time you start to comment on MOP weeks ago….

Jump in all directions, roll on the floor, stop breathing if you want, numbers are numbers:

Gamescom 2017 gathered 61,740$ more than 2016 despite “delay” drama.

Also from January to end of August so Readers do have the full picture, because there is nothing to hide:
In 2016: $17.767.727
In 2017: $17.810.118

Show to all the half or the twice as much somewhere… based on what… roll dices?

cmdr_cotic
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cmdr_cotic

Saw this on the pcinvasion article.

In August 2016 they raised 4.5 million
In August 2017 they raised 2.75 million

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shear

Yep, that’s roughly twice as much.

Also, Starcitizen_refund sub is active as fuck at the moment.

I am not implying this is the end by the way, but you can see a clear shift, people are getting fed up.

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dsmart

He’s making shit up, and posting it everywhere. They are down almost 50% in Aug compared to last year. And we have analytics to prove it.

And they have two flash sales to try and make up the shortfall. Both have failed to yield the expected results.

And if you haven’t yet, really, you should read Matt’s analysis of the finances and why they’re in serious trouble.

I didn’t even need to look at any analytics, I remember last year they had a mining ship or something and kept boasting they made 4 mils, every news article was reporting on that and this year it’s all silent.

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Joe Blobers

… That already much better when giving the range date. Thanks Cmdr_Cotic

So in short, all numbers are correct in their respective range as their is a single source anyway… We could pick a month in 2017 which is higher than 2016 and so on…
Still the amount from Jan to end of August 2017, total pledges is equal to the 2016.
For info, Tax balance sheet is done by Fiscal year starting from Jan to Dec or July to June depending on rules.

Do not count too much on refund sub as it is as valid as Glassdoor ex-employees reviews :)
Including one of 16K refund proven 100% fake by author…

“people” means nothing. Remove fake refund declaration + new backers and pledges and CIG is totally financially healthy.

Backers are waiting for 3.0 and Citizencon to get some news for S1 2018, including info about SQ42.

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shear

Ok so don’t count anything that is not in the best interest of SC because it can’t be verified and count everything that is in the best interest of SC even if it cant be verified, I see, I get the logic here.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tMAP0fg-AKScI3S3VjrDW3OaLO4zgBA1RSYoQOQoNSI/edit#gid=510405882

Here I don’t know who made this, but it’s very detailed and shows that this year so far, they are lagging behind. So you better go buy another ship mate.

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Joe Blobers

Quote Shear:”they are lagging behind”

Shear I do not know if arythmetic have different rules in your country but if you made the effort to make a quick sum from Jan to end of August you would have found that amount are very close versus the numbers I provided.

What I wrote: Also from January to end of August so Readers do have the full picture, because there is nothing to hide:
In 2016: $17.767.727
In 2017: $17.810.118

Again you pretend that someone behave differently than reality. You just proved my numbers was correct. Thanks :)

And keep copy/past the clown headlines day after day. Now with the Australian gate… :)
The mask as felt Shear….

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shear

Your numbers for August are skewed in your favour, give me the numbers for all of the August, not just one week, see the difference.

Nonsense about mask… Keep on drinking the kool-aid :P

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Joe Blobers

Provided numbers was not taken on one week to lure anyone (the spreadsheet is available to anyone…) but to stick to the Gamescom period and end sale of 2016.
Still the Jan to August from year to year does show the full picture fiscally speaking… and you keep talking about August only…. because skewed in your favor? :)

Kool-aid can’t help damping the sound of your mask falling down Shear :)

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shear

You are forgetting that last year they were supposed to release 3.0, people kept buying ships because of that, but as the delays stack and time keeps passing on you can CLEARLY see that it’s slowing down, and they will be making less money this year than the year before, they peaked last year.

What mask are you on about? What the hell are you talking about?

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Joe Blobers

Quote Shear:”people kept buying ships because of that”

… exactly the very same headlines than the guy we do not name… Same for the declining grand total expected for 2017…. :)
Impressive. All from an individual who said just a month ago, two times in a row: “I don’t hate SC, I don’t want it to fail”… exactly like the other guy :)

You start now to serve us with an almost carbon copy of the clown sentence… repeated the same day or with few hours delay.

For a candid person, you missed badly a few rules man and picked the most controversial (to stay in the limit of politness rules) with proven repeated totally failed prophecies.. since years… including technical ones which were supposed to be mastered by him :)

Beside that, I hope you do not count that “prophecy” of lower grand total as a “proof of the Omniscience of the other guy”…. because it is not.
Total amount pledges drop is already planned and I spoke about it before already…

A slow down not because of a theorical conspiracy in 2016.

Here the sum per year:

2013= 32.9
2014= 36
2015= 35.8
2016= 36.1

Everybody can note that the theory of conspiracy is totally fake (what a surprise)… it looks like Backers were expecting 3.0 since close to 2013, not even knowing about it :)

Slow down is due to the numbers of players on the fence waiting to join Star Citizen, all for different reasons: crowdfunding agnostic, waiting for Beta, specific jobs implementation, female character, SQ42 schedule of release.
I do not even count those who buy a game only after Golds release and mutiple Press review and this alone will count by hundred thousands.

Depending on the 4 next months date of 3.0 release and others information provided, pledges are expected to be between 24 to 30M$…. and no CIG is not going to collapse :)

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shear

Are you insane? What has me not wanting for the game to fail and statistics have to do with one another? I can’t make people spend more money :D. Look at the doc I gave you, CiG has made a little bit more last year than the year before which means they reached the peak, it will be less this year, it is very obvious.

Also, you sum per year is also wrong. :D

I never said anything is going to collapse either, all I said was they will make less this year than last, especially if 3.0 won’t come out for 2017.

You need to stop lying to the readers :D

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Joe Blobers

And about your copy/past of the Clown ranting…. probably a mirage :)
Sum up your past comments of last month and half and there are all latest prophecies/warning of the other guy, defamation and rumors included. Pure coincidence.

That is always amasing how some believe what they wrote disapear and count on average Readers laziness to not get the big picture and true behavior of someone :)

The next time you try NOT to hate a project… try less harder Shear because calling someone insane won’t change what you wrote :)

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shear

You are the one who started to insult me by saying that I am repeating what DS is saying, you honestly think I can’t make up my own mind? You really think I can’t do some research on my own to come up with my own conclusions? Are you saying I am incapable to have my own critical thought? You are the only one who is suffering from an inability to look at the numbers and see where the trend is going.

Then you say stuff like “the readers will do their own research”, and at the same time, you are saying you are informing the readers, you contradict yourself all the time. Yes, I hope people will do the research themselves and decide for themselves to weather or not they want to invest money into this project, I can not and would not stop anyone from doing it, it is not my place.

And then, in the end, you say that I hate the project? You hate the project, you are the reason why this project is struggling, you are the reason why it will never come out from development, if you alongside every other backer started pressurizing CiG you might start seeing some serious progress, instead you are hiding behind “other publishers release shit games (which is a lie) or they need more time because this is new tech(which is a lie) or they want it to be polished(which is a lie)” you do nothing but lie.

May God have mercy on your soul.

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Joe Blobers

As far as I know, demonstrate that someone make almost carbon copy of DS headlines is not an insult… It is not for me and clearly not for you counting the number of times you did it… :)

This is an information useful for Readers who do know DS behavior and like to know who is providing a clear support.

Personaly I do not copy/paste his headlines. And I know a very limited number doing so.

You do. Fine Shear… as you said, you made a choice based on your own critical thought. I respect that at the same time it is important to recognise it Shear. You think DS has demonstrated through his thousands of comments/Twitt a competency to provide advise he never applied to him, prophecies that failed 100% of the time and expertise (Idris not flyable, seamless space to planet decades away) that are proven totally wrong…

Assume it Shear…. this is not the end of the world. Like DS you do not hate the game. You say it. This is just a terrible misunderstanding.

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Utakata

“’Exact number of toilets is still to be determined, but you can probably expect at least 2 in the crew washroom and one in the captains quarters.’”

Least they’re coming up flush! >.>

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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dogchocolate
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dogchocolate

The price tag needs to be a bit bigger, that is the funniest bit.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Haha, this one is good

Zander
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Zander

I’ve topped buying ships until they:
• Offer more specific, less generic answers to their Q&A’s. They sell a design and can’t really even answer what the ship is used for or now it differs from similar designs.
• Settle the metric across the board on how ships are priced. The cost has gone up 33% on all new concepts yet most of the older ships still remain at a lower cost with the same effective capabilities.
• Give me a reason want to buy. Alpha 3.0 is that reason.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

heh ye i like how they contradicted the brochure/concept page so much in this qna. really makes you wonder.

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angrakhan

I picked up a 600i with store credit. The one thing I don’t like about the current setup is there’s no cross-chassis-downgrade… only upgrades. So how I ended up with a 600i was a had a Retaliator… which once it was more fully developed and revealed to be a pure missile ship where you fly in, drop ordnance, and fly out, I decided that wasn’t really my style. Then the Crucible came out and I thought ‘ah ha, I’ll do repair work on the side’ and I CCU’ed up to that. Then I looked at my hangar and realized I had pure combat ships, the Crucible, but nothing that could really land and carry a rover for all these super cool planet side missions they keep showing. Well I would prefer a Carrack, but there’s no way to CCD from a Crucible to a Carrack and still maintain your LTI. Thus I was stuck, basically. Then came the 600i, so I melted a few unnecessary things in my hangar and the Crucible and got the 600i. One thing I do like about the 600i from the Q&A is they stated it’s probably the easiest of all the multi-crew ships to fly solo. That right there might keep it in my hangar over something else. Still, if another sale comes up with an LTI Carrack available the 600i will likely get melted.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

it’s the easiest to fly solo because all teh ‘turrets” are unammned. it’s a big honking single player ship basically for w/e retarded reason at this price. LOL

idk i only bought it becuase of the sexy interiors and new money burning a hole in my pocket. but i’ll likely melt in teh future for something else.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

so if i bought an aquila and a 600i what do? XD

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vertisce

You look at the guys with a Constellation Phoenix and ask yourself…”Where did I go wrong?”.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

can always melt during the xmas sale XD

Cyclone Jack
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Cyclone Jack

You cruise past those Auroras nice and slow to make them jealous.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

Lol id never do such a thing ;)

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Tobasco da Gama

Use the Aquila as your “daily driver” and only take the 600i out for joyrides on the weekends. ;)

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

Thats what my mustang delta is for tho! :P

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