MMO Week in Review: Star Citizen’s CitizenCon 2015 and Squadron 42 (October 11, 2015)

    
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Star Citizen’s CitizenCon pretty much owned this weekend, and yeah, it was the “convention” kind of con, not the other one. Here’s a quick run-down of the big news:

We’ve lined up all the big videos below: the full presentation, star mapclip from S42 and behind the scenes, the alpha 2.0 live demo and press demo, facial animation tech for S42, and the Bishop senate speech. Check ’em out, then read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

With thanks to I-Spy, Darkwalker75, and Gene for the extra linkies!
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rioinsignia Sorry. Forsome reason the link no longer works, but it is here.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f02_1444765943#7hwYB2rvmK83xIZj.99

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Thornz

With each new mod being released, more and more will not be able to resist the BDSSE!

SC is the new internet drug many have been looking for.

Geoff Dassad
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Geoff Dassad

Tr3vayne Geoff Dassad jackofrost Wayshuba Which is why I said they had done it quietly.  There are a lot of people who aren’t playing (Using the service) who read the TOS before they were changed and as such, were not aware of any changes.  Thus it was done quietly; Whereas if they had sent out an email and made a bit more noise about it when they changed it, such as explaining what’s been going on and why they feel they need to extend the time frame and clarified what the new deadline was (As I said I read it as May 2016, but I know others are reading it as 2nd half of 2018 – THAT is a problem) then there wouldn’t be people moaning about the change now, because that would have happened and been addressed when it happened. And everyone would be clear on the time-frame. 
It’s a bit like when Frontier announced they were dropping the offline, I was more pissed off about the fact they had known they would be dropping the offline for quite a while before they announced it then the fact that they were dropping the feature.

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theeknighthood rioinsignia 
That guy just gets funnier every time, I thought he posted that video himself.
And every time he says or does something I get a really good laugh.
He’s got some real talent here, not as a developer, but as a comedian.
He could make a fortune with this act of this.

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rioinsignia Shit its gone :(

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Darkwalker75 
If he’d given all the money to me then I’d donated it to the Star Citizen project.

Vikingr
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9thLEGION 
He only listen to the handsome and intelligent Internet Warrior (the only true one on the planet) guy he sees in the mirror.

Vikingr
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Darkwalker75 
“I heard talk that they dropped the chapter by chapter release of the
first campaign, and instead opted to release it all at once.”
Ok? That was news to me.

Darkwalker75
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Vikingr Cleannternet 
I heard talk that they dropped the chapter by chapter release of the first campaign, and instead opted to release it all at once.
If that’s the case I would not know where to look for confirmation as its the kind of thing that’s usually part of a larger whole and as such difficult to find.
Maybe someone else has more info on this?