‘This universe is going to be awesome’: Chris Roberts on Star Citizen’s evolving moons

    
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On this week’s Around the Verse, Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner bookend two key segments. The first is a studio update with Foundry 42 checking in from Frankfurt; Brian Chambers describes the team’s efforts on procedural planets, spawning, moons, performance capture, the conversation system, NPC AI, and missions headed into Squadron 42.

The moons “are getting cooler every week, and they’re actually a really great test example where we’re sort of pushing our tech for the planets, which will also pay off on the more involved planets like Hurston or ArcCorp or Microtech and beyond,” Roberts says. “So it’s a great test bed, and it’s kinda fun for me, and we share it with you guys, but I sort of see the progress weekly in it, and it gets cooler and better. So this universe is going to be awesome.”

The second segment features the Star Citizen QA team spread out over the global studios — these would be the largely thankless but absolutely critical people who test the game-in-progress and catch bugs. “My day is awesome: I come into work and play Star Marine all day long. I can’t complain at all.” That’d be Scott McCrea. “Basically I come into work, start up Star Marine and try to break it all day long. It’s fun.”

Finally, Cloud Imperium has posted a length Q&A on the tech of Banu Defender concept ship that’s worth a peek if you really need every last detail on your pixel spaceships.

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PurpleCopper

I can’t decide if I want this game to succeed or fail.

On one hand, this might be the greatest game in years.

On the other hand, the failure/cancellation of this game would result in so much lulz-worthy rage/tear-inducing internet drama for years to come.

(do people still say lulz?)

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GoJammit

Can we get back to banning Manzes on sight? His very presence sets these articles down a different path.

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Darkwalker75 .

I would like to second this request.

His obsessive hate for this game is well known, as is his rants.
He offers nothing useful to the discussions here and its impossible to have any kind of discussion with him.
The only thing his comments will achieve(and I have to wonder if its intentional) is to derail any ongoing discussion and piss off people who come here.

He was banned in the past for his behavior here, and he clearly has not changes one iota, so there should be no reason to let him come back.

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GoJammit

I can’t say that I’ve missed him.

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Necromonger

The more hate the better.

I wanne see them all when this game delivers and i play this fine space mmo for 50 euro i payed back in the day.

June cant come fast enough :)

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Erhan Altay

I’ll be first to admit I was wrong and play the heck out of Star Citizen if it ever delivers on its original promise.

But would you EVER be willing to admit you were wrong? Let’s say we’re having this same discussion in 4 years time. Will you still say ‘they are working on it, it takes time, blah blah’ or will you admit you were duped.

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GoJammit

I’ll admit things didn’t go as planned. I won’t say I was duped me because 1) I went in knowing that these things don’t always pan out, and 2) “duped” assumes that they were out to rip me off from the beginning and I will need a little more evidence of that to say that. I genuinely think they want to make this game. Their ability to pull it off is the only thing in question.

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primal
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Bruno Brito

My god, i love these kinds of drama. This is better than Oprah.

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rafael12104

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rafael12104

Lol! Nicely done my friend. That pretty much covers it all I think.

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Armsman

Good one Schlag (and I do really mean that.)

However IF you look at the updated SC Alpha 3.0 Production report (updated today:

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/schedule-report

There are THREE Moons completed and ready to go when the SC Alpha 3.0 launches (scheduled for June 2017, but who knows) ;)

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Armsman

I have one multi-crew ship that’s still in the design phase, but it’s probably going to be my favorite if it ever gets completed, and that’s the:

Anvil Carrack

Of the ones I have that are in the Alpha and flyable:
Fighter type: the Sabre.
For General stuff: the Titan.

So, yeah, I’ve thrown a chunk of money at CIG since my first starter pack pledge in October 2012. That said, I’ve always been aware of the risk (either that the project would fail; OR I might not enjoy the final retail version of the PU <— Both of which are still a real possibility); but since my favorite PC game series to this day remains the 'Wing Commander' games (even WC 5 which CR had no real hand in making) and 'Privateer'; when Chris Roberts said he wanted to make a modern space game like WC and Privateer, it was: "Shut up and take my money…" as soon as I saw the pitch video.

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primal

the Carrack will get done its just priority for ships being built is for ships that are in Squadron 42

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primal

Star Citizen is looking grrrreat, just gets better and better. its definately taking things to the next level.

you know when something is doing well by how many haters there are and by judging this comment section the game is doing really well

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A Dad Supreme

“you know when something is doing well by how many haters there are”
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So Trump is doing an incredible job, I assume? This is some strange logic.

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primal

im not american so dont know and dont care. itll only affect me if he starts world war 3

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BalsBigBrother

what do you mean if?

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primal

hahaha best get them apocalypse kits ready!