The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Squadron 42?

    
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A whole bunch of Star Citizen-related stuff happened this past weekend, and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do since I missed it on account of my vacation. One thing I did notice was the A-list cast for Squadron 42, and while I’ve never been one for cutscenes or actors in my MMOs (I’ll make my own story, thank you very much), it’s hard to argue with Luke Skywalker, Commissioner Gordon, and Agent Scully.

Of course, Squadron 42 isn’t really an MMO; it’s the single-player prelude to Star Citizen’s MMO-like persistent universe. Creator Chris Roberts has likened it to the original Wing Commander gameplay experience plus a bunch of modern bells and whistles, but since it’s not really multiplayer, I’m wondering how popular it will be with MOP’s audience. How about it, friends? Assuming that you’re interested in Star Citizen, will you also be playing Squadron 42?

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Kass40
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Kass40

Yupz… absolute no brainer in choosing to play it alongside the persistant universe.

Really NO reason not to play it, even for the so called hardcore out there that just want the galaxy to burn in the online game.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

“I see no reason why you’d get in expensive actors to do this.”
I don’t know how condecending it was, but the statement was true and all he did was answer this confusion you seem to have. Simply the reason pro were used is because it was a stretch goal. No one is making a judgement on your desire for chump actors… At least not one that I’m typing.
…no I have to make a judgement. And this has nothing to do with Star Citizen but performance capture and voice work in general. Why would you not want people who are good at their job to do something like this? Gary Oldman is putting in an affect voice at least. But do you really want just anyone they can find cheap to do the role? Have you not seen the Syfy channel?

annoyedbadger
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annoyedbadger

Darkwalker75 annoyedbadger LIke i say, I dont object, just for me it just does not add any value.

So drop the condescending crap like your last sentence and open you mind to the idea that people value different things. Stop drinking the CR coolaid and use your brain and realise that its ok for people to life different things.

Union Jack
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Union Jack

I was at their event last weekend and even got invited to their Foundry 42 office to see what they working on and the team is very upbeat and all seem to be pulling in the same direction. The live link was uncut and having watched it live made me feel proud to be part of this EPIC game of games. I’m no fanboy but a gamer and for me this will take some beating. Once they unleash Alpha 2.0 on us the journey will begin.

The referral program is great too as that’s how I get my business every day so I can relate to what they trying to achieve. I have got 15 ships so far and whilst there are many with less I feel that everyone who’s in the know will be playing this in the future. 

Feel free to use my code STAR-7999-77SK to get your $5000 United Empire Credits and add me if you want any help or to use my ships in the future my handle is Mischievous and Community Moniker is Debt Collector. https://robertsspaceindustries.com/citizens/Mischievous See you all in the verse.

Darkwalker75
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Darkwalker75

annoyedbadger Darkwalker75 
First of all it was an early stretch goal to hire celebrity voice actors, which later became  performance acting.

Second, while “random motion capture bloke 23″(as you call it) could certainly have done it as well, he could not have done it with the same level of quality.

Third, having big names in the cast adds to the market value of the product, so on some level its a PR/marketing thing as well.

It would make more sense for you if you took the time to research it and understand why it was done.

annoyedbadger
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annoyedbadger

Darkwalker75 annoyedbadger I dont object to it, I just dont care about it. I see no reason why you’d get in expensive actors to do this. I’m ok with it, not bitching, it just has no draw for me at all.

Dont see why “random motion capture bloke 23” could not do that work instead.

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

Yup.

This was the reason I backed it.

Mid9usn
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Mid9usn

BalsBigBrother

I know what you mean by fatigued. I too took a break from SC, not following closely nor logged into AC until yesterday.

Now, this Citizencon lighted up the fire again as I am pleasantly surprise by the amount of progress and good stuff going on and I love Gary Oldman.

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

Everyone will play it, even most notorious haters

GoJammit
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GoJammit

ManastuUtakata GoJammit BrotherMaynard