Star Citizen patch 3.5 is now playable for all, including playing as a lady

A lass, a dame, a gal, a woman

    
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NOT A WOMAN?!

At long last – seriously, it’s been weeks of delay – everyone can play a female character in Star Citizen. Everyone who can play the game at all, that is, the game will not send representatives to your door in hopes that you will make a new girl character. But patch 3.5 is now live for all backers on the most live of the live servers, not just the PTU, so if you want to hop into the game right now, you can make a character and know that it will be somewhat stable. Assuming you don’t have, like, work or school to go to.

Of course, for those of you who were already perfectly happy playing a male character (possibly named Blast Hardcheese), the patch still contains a whole mess of other features, seeing as it’s patch 3.5. There’s a new face customization, new mission types and mission elements, new features like automated gimbals to have your ship auto-target things in a forward arc, and other improvements and mechanical updates. You need not confine yourself solely to playing a woman! But the arrival of the patch for all is still pretty great.

Source: Official Site, Patch Notes; thanks to Fastcart and deekay for the tip!
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Gene Elder

usually id get in here and give my ongoing negative opinion after playing the latest.. but this patch has been so fking boring, I’m not even going to bother.
I played it, i yawned, i logged off and never bothered to log back in.
What really mystifies me is the people who can find entertainment in a house that has pretty walls, but almost zero foundation. its like a sandbox that is just loosely scattered sand and no box. Fidelity just doesn’t interest me without actual gameplay, not sure how others can even stay interested.

welp, back to the WotLK private server that’s been keeping me busy for the last couple of weeks. Wish SC had a fraction of the gameplay.

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j ho

Sexist progressives call females ladies but call males males. Got it. Lmao.

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Ken from Chicago

Sorry, Eliot, that comes in the 3.5a live patch where representatives from CLOUD IMPERIUM come to your home and force you to become a Star Femizen because STAR CITIZEN needs Women!

In yo face, Mars!

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deekay_000

and just spent an hour banging my head on crashing and disconnects and systems lag.

i feel bad, i told everyone to wait for live and now .0 ends up more or less being worse than the worst of ptu lol. ffs dk >>

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deekay_000

alright seems much better now. tho i’m really just wandering arounda a18 suffocating briefly in televators and teleporting when i sit down. lol

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Bruno Brito

Isn’t it per tradition that the first major patch, even after PTR tests, will have extreme issues? Normally aren’t those fixed quickly, and the less egregious ones are cleansed on the .1?

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usually its better than ptu but still relatively rough compared to the general level of polish achieved by the .3 patch. but the worst offenders are typically hit pretty quickly ya.

i just found it amusing and wanted to be forthcoming about the roughness i was epxeriencing.

in this case a solid guess is na players coming home from work hit the servers hard and both global and game servers got stuck in a bad state. but seems ok now so thats goo5.

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deekay_000

i’ve run into some issues with the live install, so i’m downloading that atm, in the meantime heres some bad video of the W patch doing some deliveries. i think the box bug with teh reliants is still in but you can supposedly put boxes on the top bunk in the tana and mako and they should be fine.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/412972184

i really intended to do some nice editing and music on that one but then the following stuff happened in teh final patch of ptu:

and then it went live around midnight and just getting back to hitting some of it now, but running into the aforementioned issues, which i am told is fixable by deleting USER folder but having had done that prior to the issue i decided to just go with a “quick” reinstall.

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Fervor Bliss

Great Work. 2341 days since you got funding, and you already have females in all the alpha. Bata coming in the next 1000 days. fingers crossed
Chris Roberts a game making savant.

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Oleg Chebeneev

/yawn

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Oleg Chebeneev

Very cool comparison video:

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Mallus

The real question is: Will this game actually be released before 2030?

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Tee Parsley

The real question is more like: How many investor bailouts will it take before the top brass get forced to the sideline, and competent management takes over?

Although reading Deekay, it seems that this might have already happened. It’s still going to take forever, because they bit off more than they could chew, even at the most expensive game development ever.

That stretch goal of 100 systems still looks a long way off.

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Bruno Brito

Gonna be honest with you, with how good the game is looking, they don’t need to care about that.

I’m highly sure that SC won’t ever fulfill all the promises, but what they have right now isn’t bad. It’s pretty good. And i’m willing to bet at least the people playing right now are ok with it.

I don’t think people should ever forget how messy this game development is, but it doesn’t mean the game itself is bad. It’s a management issue.

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deekay_000

that’s pretty much what my stance has become. no one should forget the past gaffe awkwardities and foolishness from this company and the most rabid amongst the fanbase. but at the same time… teh game is really poppin now, and has been getting better and better overall for a while now.

no it’s not perfect, yes there are bugs, road map challenges and blockers, crashes etc, but man, when it’s working it’s just awesome, and more and more it’s working more reliably for longer.

i’m sure there’ll more be more gaffes and awkward moments and frustrations to come with this one for sure but for a while now they’ve seemingly been on teh right track adn 3.5 seemingly further confirms that to be a sound perception to have – at least to me.

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Joe Blobers

Quote Tee: “It’s still going to take forever”

Forever like 5 quarters to SQ42 Beta and SC both solo end MMO sharing their roadmaps (in full at SQ42 release)?

From your past article comments we were missing the competent management blow… Thanks to correct this mistake . But prophecies of collapse can’t be taken seriously without a word or two about Crytek lawsuit which is going to destroy for good the project. The 3 first court judgment can be totally ignored… the 4th one will be devastating… for sure :)

About investors and project Finance at large, let me repeat it again: Cloud Imperium have been valued by independent auditors and investors at +460M$ end of 2018.
Twice the amount of current pledges which are on the same trend than last year best pledges year ever.
And those guys did have access to all company assets and overall progress with estimated date of release. Hence the Beta for SQ42 end of Q2 2020.

The 100 systems stretch goal looks a long way off for those looking for quantity rather than quality. PG would allow them to create millions of systems. They won’t.
Anyone following the game development progress and new added locations know that a single system is already quite enough to swallow 10 thousands players (through instances). Expectation for “release” (I.E. most gameplay in game in phase 0 or 1 with no wipe) is 15 systems or more.
What matter the most is to add more various gameplay and it is going to be delivered mostly during the next 4 quarterly patch (up to 3.9) and beyond during 2020 together with many performance improvement (every single patch).

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Hikari Kenzaki

I’ll just leave these here.

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Hikari Kenzaki

You might be wondering why I put the Buccaneer in there. It’s not new to 3.5. But now ships feel different when you fly them and my beautiful/ugly fighter flies exactly like two rockets attached to a lawn chair should feel. I love it.

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deekay_000

for some reason i have a bucc in my flyables list in live. maybe cuz i used the rest of my store credit for a corsair? kind of like how connies come with a loaner hornet?

anyways literally unplayable tonight. i did like one mission before dinner than since dinner time it’s been constant client and server crashes and bad ass lag spikes server side.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Yeah, the if you get this, you get that rarely makes sense to me, but I just fly the ships :)
As for the crashes, that just seems to be the normal course of things the days after a major patch. So many people overloading the game.

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deekay_000

yeah i think its too many ppl too since it was crashing on startup too. anyways looks somewhat fixed now. checking out all the spots with no atmo and seats that teleport in a18 atm lol

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Hikari Kenzaki

Didn’t have any crashing problems really tonight. Had a few of the standard UI/Chat bugs and got desynced after a death. Otherwise, a smooth night of play.

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ichi sakari

so cute, I smiled

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