Star Citizen touts Squadron 42 progress, monthly studio report, and the 3.0.1 alpha

The Star Citizen crew is back to work on Squadron 42 in 2018, as chronicled in the latest episode of Around the Verse. The Frankfurt studio, now up to 79 people, says it’s hard at work on fog and lighting, AI, graphics, weapons, engine performance, and ambient occlusion. The feature bit is all about the cinematics whipped up for the big stream reveal just before Christmas – you’ll recall it as the scene where Mark Hamill is kind of a jerk to your noob self.

Meanwhile, CIG has also just released its monthly studio report. And as teased earlier this week, the Star Citizen 3.0.1 alpha has landed on the PTU for testing, although you’ll note that now you’ll need a subscription to guarantee your earliest access to it, else you’ll wait for your invite. Bonus, now the game has monocles.

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deekay_plus
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well to say the least this is a dissapointing way to end a mission attempt:

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deekay_plus

should be public now thx.

youtube has been setting twitch exports to private by default for w/e reason ><

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shear

“Didn’t your mom ever teach you to not speak with your mouth opened?”

Love it :D

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they changed the third person camera controls apparently at some point so i couldn’t get a good head on view of it but here it is folks.

now i am required by law to keep my pinky out when sipping my tea. XD

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also i may do another streamed mission attempt tonight. i tested a few other things out recently mainly to see if duoing was an option again yet (mainly there was a gamebreaking bug where you would get stuck when leaving port ollisar landing pads via eva, making grouping up kind of stupidly hard)

if not tonight perhaps tomorrow.

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Paragon Lost

The only monthly report that interests me in any real way would be the one with a release date for a finished product. Anything else is just more buffoonery that is about generating more income without releasing a finished product.

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Sally Bowls

I’m sorry, but mentions of release dates in PR pieces no longer interest me either. I see no reason why I would try to get that invested in evaluating their latest date-du-jour. Just chill out until the .01 patch after launch is my current plan.

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Armsbend

There is going to be a lot of entertaining stuff between now and then. This year is going to be a gas.

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Sally Bowls

Where “year” in the SC lexicon is 2018-2020.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Bree, can you please point out a time in the video where they talk about adding monocles? Or give us a link in SC store where you can buy monocle. Or something that shows where this “now the game has monocles” comes from?

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cmdr_cotic

List of backer perks here. High Admiral tier is where a monocle is awarded.

All new concierge rewards, up to two free F8 Lightning Heavy Fighters from starcitizen

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Oleg Chebeneev

Aight, thanks. Was confused for a moment

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A Dad Supreme

“The rank of Grand Admiral is one that is coveted by many and earned by few. (…) While some may call you lucky, it is thanks to your skill and enduring fortitude that you earned being called Grand Admiral.”

“Or, you know.. you could just pledge us a shitload of money and we’ll call you one from Day 1, even though you never shot one ship down.”

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i find it telling in this literature that they don’t disclose dollar amounts to achieve these concierge “ranks”. alot of uncessararily fluffy rp text but very little of value being communicated and if anything being rather obfuscated.

also interesting is gtting up to 2 free civilian versions of a ship they had previously said would be NPC (military) only. kind of like if boeing made a civilian version of the f35 for billionaires to go flying around on their own liesure time before the military version was even in service if you go by the lore of this ship being the UEE navy’s latest and greatest fighter.

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Roger Melly

I’m a bit confused . Didn’t people who are playing it now already put money upfront to do so and now they need a subscription on top of that to get earliest access to it , that can’t be right can it ?

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Skardon

why on earth are they wasting resources on this side game

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cmdr_cotic

$1000 or more to get the monocle from CIG compared to CCP’s “cheap” offer of $60.

How times change…

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Armsman

Yeah, it’s something no other game company does. I mean back in it’s Alpha phases, FDev didn’t charge $350 for very early access to the E:D Alpha…

Oh, wait.

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edangerous

Look! look! Won’t somebody please look at what I’m pointing at….

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and people rightly criticized that too.

but nice whataboutism m8.

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monocle gate is what came to mind immidiately too. lol

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Alex Willis

Bonus, now the game has monocles.

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Armsbend

Now that this magic (lol) 3.0 is out is going to be a year of nothing but fundraising and lawsuit dodging.