Star Citizen suffers huge asset leak, answers community questions

    
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It’s not been the best week for Star Citizen. The upcoming space sim suffered a massive 48 GB data leak after a community manager accidentally left a partial URL attached to a posted screenshot. The culprits used this to go in and nab art assets for the Void Bomber and Bengal Carrier, as well as potential story spoilers.

To wash the bad taste of that incident out of your mouth, you might want to turn to the latest 10 for the Producers Q&A session. The devs confirmed the use of an in-game chat system for the FPS portion of the game, discussed the use of in-game currency, speculated on the direction that AI behavior could go, and even hinted that there could be romances between players and NPCs.

“Usually by the cutscenes, but also in the actual gameplay and actions that you can do, being able to develop a good personal relationship with significant others, so to speak,” said developer Rickey Jutley, “and I think Star Citizen’s going to give you a great opportunity to probably do that, because there’s going to be so many different people, so many different beings, in the ‘Verse, yeah.”

Source: 10 for the producers, transcript. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
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Vikingr
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rioinsignia Darkwalker75 GoJammit 
Sorry to ressurect an old thread but we now have some important news about the leak: They said on Reverse the Verse that it was the Main Stream that leaked. This is significant because that means the starmap, for instance, will be delayed because it was almost finished when it was leaked.

GoJammit
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I think we’ll just have to agree to disagree on that.

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GoJammit
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It’s the best example. At no point should the mouse scheme have seen the light of day. It should have been a virtual joystick from the get go and adjusted from there.

Vikingr
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Vikingr

rioinsignia 
“I’m not saying that no work is needed at all, however neither of us are
in a position to accurately gauge just how much needs to be done.”
This is true, of course, but the difference between you and me here is that you think it’s harmless while I think it’ll hurt the project. We’ll just have to see what CIG says about this later on.

“One could argue that TRUE fans wouldn’t have “leaked” the stuff in the
first place, and should have just notified CIG of the hole in their
security.  But of course, this is the internet, a virtual place where
people like to live out their fantasies of being self absorbed
narcissistic asshats.”

Also true, that’s why they need to be punished hard, as a preventive action. Without a clear zero tolerance policy for these things then people will just continue hacking and publishing material. Next leak could be worse for the project. As you say, a post-launch leak could be very bad.

GoJammit
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Too transparent with dumb kids. I’ll say it again. Gamers are not mature enough for the open development process.

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Okay, got about halfway through the eyebleeding in the comments and gave up.

Just going to say one thing here. Okay, maybe three.

1. Yeah, the whole thing sucks, and whether you call the thing a hack or a data theft, or whatever, it’s unfortunate.

2. I’m a huge backer of this game.  I want it to succeed with every fiber of my being. Hell, I’m a subscriber @$20/month to a game that doesn’t exist yet! (In all fairness, I also backed MOP and it’s patreon, so there! ;) ) (And yes, if you add up all the ships I’ve bought for my kids, wife and myself, it’s probably something like $1600.)

3. Having said that – this whole data breech is on RSI. They are responsible for their data, and if it was inside job, that sucks too. But. There is no excuse for any pushing off the dates. I damn well better not hear anything about.. “oh, well, gosh darnit, we had that hack, and that really sucked! Those darn hackers! So, yeah, looks like we’re going to have to push off our release date for an extra year. Hey, who wants another ship??”

Uh uh, no way.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

melissamcdon dorn2 the site the data was on was on a separate server not their company servers so no custr data was in danger it was a torrent they set up so that devs could download assets and test them.

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SoMuchMass yeah tempest in a teapot…this time…)

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

rioinsignia Darkwalker75 There’s Transparency and there’s Transparency ….they show us some stuff and not others, mostly depending on how far along something is…but we do not get to see everything they do all the time that’s just silly and they wouldn’t be able to get anything done that way as they would be getting constant wanna be i know nothing about game design Arm Chair devs 2nd and 3rd guessing everything they do from what a ship window looks like to what type of furniture is in the game…No thanks.