Heads-up to Star Citizen testers and watchers: A new patch to the 3.3 alpha rolled out yesterday, most notably adding functionality to Teach’s Ship Shop, which basically allows characters to walk into the world’s biggest cyberpunk IKEA show floor, see the size and scale of the starships for sale, and then, well, outright buy them off the floor, with prices that more or less reflect their RMT conversion equivalents.
Friend-of-MOP DK, who frequently populates our comments with Star Citizen info that cuts through Reddit and PR bullcrap, put together a fast video last night, noting the hilarity of being able to buy the ship and spawn it in Levski but not being able to fly it out because the hangar doors won’t open. Womp womp. (Turns out you have to ping the landing service to open the hangar doors to get out!)
“You may note the shop that has a list of my ships,” he told us. “That appears to the be the long-range ship share transportation thing, tied to what you’ll note is listed as a major issue of ships without enough total fuel to reach the point being able to jump and go there anyway. I guess they want people to take a taxi? Let’s watch it play out.”
There were also updates to the subscriber store on the website, which is going to be new to a lot of folks who don’t pay that monthly fee. DK took screenshots of that for us too, noting that while a lot of it is fairly innocuous (like the deco for upcoming player housing and the clothing cosmetics), the rental equipment stipend certainly may raise the eyebrows of those hoping for fair PvP in the game.