Star Citizen shows off its sleek starter ship while Squadron 42 discusses its storytelling

    
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The word “Origin” has a special meaning to Chris Roberts and the Star Citizen team, so it’s not surprising that there has been special attention given to the Origin 100 Series starter ship.

While a starter ship, the 100i doesn’t sound like a slouch: “With all the class and sophistication you already associate with Origin Jumpworks, elegantly presented in an attractive, compact frame, the 100 series has been designed specifically for solo pilots looking to turn heads without sacrificing functionality or reliability.”

The team answered specific questions about the ship this past week, including its specs and its comparison to other spacecraft that players might select early on in the game. The introduction of the Origin 100 means that the 300 series is due to get an upgrade in the future.

Roberts Space Industries tackled another Calling All Devs question and answer session, tackling topics such as racing, NPC traders, and the game’s roadmap going forward:

The studio’s Squadron 42 team also put out a new video in which it discussed the intersection of storytelling and interaction:

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Stkmks Returns

Do you get this as a choice when you purchase star citizen or is it one of the pay ships?

Doesn’t really matter as i don’t have 32 gigs of ram. A shame as my star citizen news sources all describe it as somewhat stable now.

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johnwillo

The ship in the header image makes me claustrophobic just looking at it. Look at those people next to it, and imagine them moving and working inside! It’d be like doing jumping jacks in a Prius. As one does.

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Akagi

I actually like how small it is.

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it’s actually fairly large if you go by the concept art in the header image. you can walk around in a cabin in the hull which makes it more livable and larger than many ships which only have cockpits.

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so this happened this past week. i’ve been seeing various drake ship models spawn in contact range and speed away in 3.1 but this is th efirst time i’ve been interdicted (in 3.1) and first time seeing an NPC pirate connie at all even tho it’s clearly not got any AI to it yet.

also i’m not sure what’s going on with investigation missions but no markers where to go and no hints in teh quest text. i am guessing they want to do like old school rpg/mmo’s/etc with out quest markers and you have to figure it out but when that was a thing you always had clues in the quest text which these don’t seem to.

i kind of just ended up flying to alot of different moons and POIs and shit looking for anything to pop up but nothing really. qq

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primal

I’m guessing 2020 now after watching that for squadron. Hope they show more squadron at citizen con seeing as they aren’t doing gamescom which is good, saves them money and can put the time into the game.

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wait they aren’t doing gamescom? are they really tightening their belts and not fawning themselves on the attention of doing panels at as many cons they can manage this year finally?

but ye, i’ve been saying for a long time they shouldn’t be spending the money or dev hours on so many cons every year for years now. i’ll add another notch to “recent improvements” list i’ve got running :P

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Dividion

I think they’ve been sponsored for some of these in the past, so it hasn’t all been a drain on the funding coffers, but I’ve also thought that doing just CitizenCon instead of CitizenCon and GamesCom (nearly back to back) would be a better use of their resources.

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Yeah they’ve said there not doing it and one of the reasons is it takes alot of man power taken away from development to do 2 demos a year. 1 for gamescom 1 for citizencon

People know they’re quite a way from completing both, so pointless doing it at a games show really until the year its actuality ready