Star Citizen hypes this weekend’s CitizenCon, plans new community hub and free-fly event

    
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We’re about to have another big MMO convention weekend: this one for Star Citizen, as CitizenCon begins on Saturday. But as it so often does for these events, Cloud Imperium is running a free-fly event starting on the 24th and running through December 5th, so everyone revved up for the game can jump in and mess around in the alpha at no cost over the US holiday next week. We’ve embedded the entire free-fly schedule down below so you can see precisely which ships and vehicles will be open for play each day.

As for CitizenCon aka CitizenCon 2949 itself, wake yourself up bright and early on Saturday because the keynote from Chris Roberts begins at 13:00 UTC, which is 8 a.m. EDT and 5 a.m. way out on the west coast. Fortunately, you don’t need to actually get yourself to Manchester to see it; you can also watch the stream online (we’ve embedded that below too) or pick up the videos after the fact. And just to clarify, CIG has noted that “it’s 100% free to watch the livestream” and “rebroadcasting is permitted.

Finally, there’s a new community hub launching tomorrow. Remember that thing we were saying more games needed on this week’s podcast? This would kinda be that.

“For those new to Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium will debut a Welcome Hub that includes all-new tutorials and a Guide System that matches new players with Star Citizen Community veterans that are willing to teach new players the ropes. The Welcome Hub and Guide System will both launch on November 22 and can be found at www.PlayStarCitizen.com.

Full free-fly schedule – click to zoom in

Source: Press release

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Koshelkin

Looking forward to the next ship announcement.

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Valentino Dagher

Do you have the date wrong? on the citizencon page it says 11/22/2019 UK time, that would be Friday, bright and early in the US no?

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Natalyia

It looks like the Pisces is going to be flyable, and is the three-seat shuttlecraft I was looking forward to it being. So far, looking like a truly excellent Expo for me. :)

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ichi sakari

the keynote presentation by CR is always watch-worthy, a majestic mix of cringe and blunders and excitement and tech

and don’t forget if you do decide to take that plunge and buy into this insanity to use the referral code of a friend

( https://support.robertsspaceindustries.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013102847-Referral-Program-FAQ )

or use the refcode randomizer

( https://gorefer.me/randomizer/STAR ) gets you some in-game credits and some perks for the person who’s code you have used

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3dom

It’s sad how 6 years later SC is still the only relevant multiplayer space RPG-ish “game” on the MMO market. Somehow I even feel a loss after selling my game packages back in 2014 (after I’ve realized it’ll be just an endless series of tech demos instead of an actual game).

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StuartGT

It’s sad how 6 years later SC is still the only relevant multiplayer space RPG-ish “game” on the MMO market.

No Man’s Sky?

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Ken from Chicago

Star Trek Online says hello.

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3dom

STO was great pre-2016 but today its graphics are too dated + the devs ruined the game with mandatory RNG-based equipment upgrades.

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TheDonDude

Definitely recommend the free fly event. Lets you see the game, warts and all, without all the bias floating around out there.

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Ken from Chicago

Plus there are a ton of gameplay videos ob YouTube and Twitch. That let’s you see Star Citizen in its current Alpha 3.7.2 state, glitches and all.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Very hyped to see Microtech in full glory along with New Babbage spaceport. They might even show early prototype of Crusader.
2020 will be a year of the first fully functioning star system in SC, with all the planets, stations and moons. This gonna be a huge milestone.

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Ken from Chicago

Yes. Microtech is the first planet to have weather, or at least precipitation, in Star Citizen. Also, despite it being a mostly ice planet (due to terraforming going bad according to the in-game lore), but there are patches of temperate zones that are the greenest areas seen in the game.

The other planets are either barren rock lands or barren ice lands and Hurston, a planet despoiled by massive industrial pollution. Up close, Hurston looks green but from the air, you can see how brown and almost barren it is.

Microtech will be a nice change of pace.