Star Citizen is down to only 7 must-fix issues before alpha 3.0 goes to the Evocati

What’s that sound? That’s the sound of Star Citizen’s alpha 3.0 creeping ever closer, as the teams say they’ve made “substantial progress.”

In the latest edition of Around the Verse, Chris Roberts says the dev team is focused on “clearing out the remaining blockers,” while “the dev-ops team is going through the process of preparing the build for distribution.” They’ve cleaned up 19 more must-fix issues, with 7 more to go.

The feature for this episode centers on air traffic control, which sounds like a weird and boring thing my kids would play, but nope – it’s actually pretty important to landing ships in an open-world MMO, as it’s critical to help players land in a spot that’s actually big enough and actually empty. Otherwise, you’d be landing Serrenity II on top of my Millennium Falcon IV, and we can’t have that. The whole episode is below.

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Michael18

So, who are “the evocati”, then?
A club of high-profile backers who donated more than 100k, or something?

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steve

The Evocati “Avacados” are the actual alpha testers. Like Zor said, they’re selected from the folks who are active in producing bug reports. They get the patch builds before it’s cleared for the other backers.

I don’t doubt that many of them have significant pledges, but they’re a legitimate and productive part of the open development process for the game.

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Space Captain Zor

No, any backer with access to the alpha can be one. They pick from the players that are the most active on the issue council. The issue council is the system for reporting bugs and giving feedback.

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shear

From their own ATV. You are going to experience everything there is in this build within one to two hours. It’s very bare bones.

And I wonder how many bugs will avocados find? Wasn’t 2.0 in avocado hands for a month? This whole 3.0 build is supposedly much bigger than 2.0. So how long will they have it for before the general public will play it?

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Space Captain Zor

Down to 5

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Lateris Ablon

Hey Zor, does this game remind you of SWG a little bit? Any chance of player bases or homes down the road?Sorry to derail the subject- was born on Star Sider from release to the close of SWG. So I am really looking to the foundation that 3.0 brings to the alpha. I am an original backer for SC.

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Space Captain Zor

Greetings from an Ahazi migrant!

In the sense that you can be an “Uncle Owen” moisture farmer and not forced to be the Chosen One, yeah, SC should offer a similar sense of freedom to do and roam as you please.

Player created structures is definitely on their to-do list and they’re paving the way for having the land to do so with this planetary stuff. The “land rush” you see in other games will be probably pretty non-existent in SC.

That said, don’t expect anything like that during alpha 3.x. They need to flesh out a lot of tech and systems and gameplay loops before they get to that level of persistence.

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Lateris Ablon

Cool! I can wait. I have waited this long. Plus the pipeline for their art work takes an extreme amount of time. Ty Zor.

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Hirku

Reporting for duty, sir!

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Tobasco da Gama

I spent a lot of time with this game back in the day, so sign me up.

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A Dad Supreme

Well… progress.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Armsman

Note to self – when drinking and reading MOP – when scrolling down and I see the name “Schlag Sweetleaf” appear – STOP SCROLLING UNTIL I SWALLOW TO PREVENT SPRAYING OF MONITOR WITH LIQUID! (Because: Laughing so hard.) ;)

[As usual GOOD ONE Schlag.]

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cmdr_cotic

Didn’t they move 60 bugs or something aside just so they could get this done in a reasonable timeframe, wonder how long it’ll take for this to go live once all those bugs are back on the table?

Also, just in time for Elite’s Thargoids patch next week…. fancy that.

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Alex Hyer

If they did, then the bugs were not important enough TO fix before launching.

So who cares. Alpha game is alpha.

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cmdr_cotic

They’ve had a year to work on this thing and even now they are having to reduce the feature set just so they can get something out, great if you don’t care but a lot of us are not so apathetic.

The point, which should be pretty obvious, is that the evocati release is largely irrelevant for the majority especially when they have to add 50+ bugs back into the build. The live release is probably still a couple of months away.

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Armsbend

So if I don’t feel like doing air traffic anymore and leave – does everyone die?

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Lethality

Can’t tell if serious :) But ATC is not a player job, it’s for NPCs (at least now).

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Melissa McDonald

I gotta say, I’ve heard of some B.S. features they have talked about, but “air traffic control” is actually something pretty good, realistic, needed, and important for non-instanced landings (and perhaps even takeoffs). You definitely would need to find an empty bay, and one big enough for your ship.

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Annoyed badger

yeah…elite already has it. Its not exactly a massive thing….

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oldandgrumpy

Always interesting to be told that you cannot dock in Elite Dangerous due to congestion or being made to wait in the queue or having a near miss in the slot.

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Oleg Chebeneev

B.S. features like what?

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Melissa McDonald

having to poop.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Its not something they are working on or even planning to do

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shear

Lol yes, they are.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Lol no, they arent. Lol

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Oleg Chebeneev

Yeah, MOP reposted some idiot who made a post claiming that pooping is confirmed by CIG, which sure enough, is bullshit. Anything else?

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Armsbend

If you typed it up – then you spent time in a conference room talking about it – meaning you were working on it. Otherwise don’t bring it up.

Then again – the point is not to finish this game. You guys really should know this by now.

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Joe Blobers

Quote Armsbend:” the point is not to finish this game”

Sure like 2.0 then 2.6 and now 3.0 are not to finish the game… another +30Go of vaporware with 41 screen pages of features. You really should know this by now.

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Oleg Chebeneev

/yawn. Tell me something I didnt hear million times from Derek Smart wannabies

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cmdr_cotic

Why was a dev even talking about it on last week’s ATV then?

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Oleg Chebeneev

He never said they are working on it. He never said they plan to work on it. He wasnt even talking about it, really. He just mentioned it as one of things they could add in distant future to existing immersion systems if they want to.

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shear

Yes, CiG has already confirmed in an interview a few weeks ago that pooping is a thing. How are you such a big fan but don’t know this?

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Oleg Chebeneev

I sense bullshit. Care to give me link on that interview?

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shear

It’s in their ATV apparently.
I did give you a link. I wouldn’t lie about stupid shit like that.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Since you never cared to watch ATV yourself and just repost bullshit I’ll repeat what I wrote before:
“He never said they are working on it. He never said they plan to work on it. He wasnt even talking about it, really. He just mentioned it as one of things they could add in distant future to existing immersion systems if they want to.”

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shear

Yes, but they did mention it, man, why? Who would want this in the game? Why would they even consider it? It’s hilarious.

Point is I didn’t make it up. He did say it.

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Oleg Chebeneev

You didnt make it up, you just lied about them confirming this feature in interview.

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shear

I didn’t lie, why would they say it if they weren’t actually thinking about it. It’s no confirmed, I misspoke a bit there. But they are thinking about that.

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Armsbend

~~~Friday at the CIG Offices~~~

*camera pans the empty cubicles. no papers on the desk; everything nice and tidy.*
*camera enters an empty conference room. 8 high end pcs LANed together. on a 4K HD projectors a paused game of Duke Nuke ‘Em Forever shows a tied score: 4:4″
*walking through the full parking lot. across the street*

Narrator: “Now I get it. It’s Friday and it’s 1:30.” shrugs to the camera crew*
In unison: “O’ Halagans.”

*enters O’Halagans*

Network Engineer Dan Lee shakes a bottle and sprays it on to himself underneath a Star Citizen Blue and Silver be-glittered sign that reads, “Wet Oxford Contest”. Multiple people nodding off at bar. A woman slumped over in a booth. Sad early 2000s techno plays far too loudly to a packed but listless scene. These folks had been drinking a while now.

“Let’s just call it a day guys. We aren’t going to get any shots today. Maybe this was all a bad idea.”

~~~leh fin~~~

Next week: The Boys Get Rowdy

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Schlag Sweetleaf

This made my day. You have a gift for cinematic writing, sir. /bravo

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Armsbend

Is it weird that I feel honored getting a compliment from you? You are MOPs resident comment celebrity :) #weirdnotweird

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Schlag Sweetleaf

It was a good piece of writing.Much respect to all you with the writers touch.

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Roger Melly

Finally some good news for Star Citizen but wasn’t 3.0 supposed to originally come out at the end of last year ?

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Roger Christie

Why do you care? If you’re a backer, it’s coming, if you aren’t, it doesn’t concern you.

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Melissa McDonald

Boy, you sure told him. Did that make your day, there, Dirty Harry?

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Greaterdivinity

Why do you care about their caring?

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Armsbend

Why do you care about their caring that they care?

3…carry the 1…yeah that’s it.

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Roger Melly

So according to you people can’t have an interest in this game or express an opinion unless they are a backer .

Seriously do you know how pathetic you sound .If you can’t handle opinions in an open forum you don’t like I suggest you may be happier elsewhere .

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Estranged

Backers that don’t fap to every word CR says are also attacked.

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Roger Melly

Not all backers should be tarred with the same feathers. I know there are some that really don’t live in the real world but I also have friends who back this game and tell me good things about how it is going but also have concerns too at the pace of development .

I don’t think any of us should knock Chris Roberts for the sake of it he is a man whose ambitions have exceeded his ability and given some of the things he has said recently I fear he is not well . I actually fell a bit sorry for him .

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Paragon Lost

Pretty much the sad but common theme of many who grow unbalanced in their fanaticism of anything. If you aren’t reaching out to give rub and tugs to each other you’re basically wrong in their opinion and need to shut up and go away while they bask in the glow of that which is imaginably wonderful about what they’re delusionally hyped up about.

Basically rational and critical conversation is anathema to them and how dare you try to inject such into their happy cloud of euphoria. Shame on you! heh.

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Paragon Lost

Gotcha, such low hanging fruit is easy to target once in awhile. Sort of cathartic, ya know. :)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

It was a mean spirited jab @ a certain white knight that resembled your description up above.

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Paragon Lost

Of course I just got down to in the other article to the Chris Roberts riding an orca meme and had a good guffaw! So at least I got Schlagged there! heh

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Paragon Lost

Tease! I came running over to find one of Schlag’s awesome meme’s ™ and all I got was a dot? Shame on you sir! Shame! Teasing me like that. lol.

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