Star Citizen puts an end to surprise sandwiches, shows off comm calls in Squadron 42

    
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Star Citizen puts an end to surprise sandwiches, shows off comm calls in Squadron 42

Star Citizen released its alpha 3.9 this week, and with it came a rather interesting bug: Whenever someone would quick-buy a food item, anyone else in the immediate vicinity would suddenly get that item in their hand as well. This would be generally amusing if it also didn’t end up charging those nearby players the cost of the item, and so it was moved along the Issue Council, which was one of the subjects of this week’s ISC video.

The Issue Council is another one of CIG’s five-dollar terms, which means “bug reporting,” though this particular bug reporting function does have additional features that let others contribute to existing bugs, note whether they can replicate the bug, and vote on which bugs should take fixing priority. In this case, the video tracked the elevation of this quick-buy bug from initial reporting to developer fixing. So no more surprise sandwiches for players, hopefully.

The video then went into a look at how intercom works in Squadron 42. As per usual CIG protocol, full immersion and attention to granular details is the watchword; instead of simply playing pre-recorded and static video clips, care is taken to ensure live cameras in various ships are set up, with the right angles and proper lighting of faces. This also means that attacking a ship is rendered in real-time during video comms. Which is either extremely important for immersion or just feature bloat, depending on whom you talk to.

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Your Honor

Wasn’t the closed alpha supposed to come out at the end of 2019? Beta mid-2020? Does this mean they are already 5 months behind their new planned release date? Does that mean that Star Citizen is going to continue getting minimal support for as long as Squadron isn’t out?

Strykerx88
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Strykerx88

No reason to change anything they’re doing when the money keeps rolling in.

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Tee Parsley

Iirc, they took on more real investment money recently. Another crack in the wall.

On the bright side, with the present pandemic, they’ve got a new excuse for delays…

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Your Honor

Are you talking about the 40m for “marketing” or is there new money now?

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Joe Blobers

The 17M$ was a one time option not an obligation. Calder’s decided to exercise this option… while month-to-month pledges are equal or higher than past best year… right during a patch which is as usual, not the best time to promote or just, give access, to a game in development.

Excuses? no one is looking for excuses. The whole world is suffering an economical crisis worst than subprime, all 500 devs returned home with whatever internet connection they have… others companies suffering of consequences are legion but no… CIG search for excuses.

Why loan entire building floors in different locations when everything can be done so easily and efficiently from home…

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Bruno Brito

GAME DELAYED,
OLEGSHIP ENGAGED,
HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED?
JOE BLABBERS ACTIVATED

Strykerx88
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Strykerx88

GAME DELAYED,
OLEGSHIP ENGAGED,
HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED?
JOE BLABBERS ACTIVATED

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

the game is an unmitigated disaster right now. a 400 dollar dropship is dominating dogfighting and its a buggy mess.

it’s really too bad too because the new moons are gorgeous as is the new station on microtech. i know i know it’s alpha, but they also said they wanted this patch to be more stable. they should have left it on the PTU until they got it right.

Strykerx88
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Strykerx88

You risk the wrath of the alphapologists with these words.

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dreamer

Joe will be here shortly for our regularly-scheduled sycophancy.

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Bruno Brito

We should create a way of replying to him that no one ever tries to change, so in the end, he’ll realize no one cares about any of the filth he spews.

I vote for:

“GAME DELAYED,
OLEGSHIP ENGAGED,
HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED?
JOE BLABBERS ACTIVATED”

Strykerx88
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Strykerx88

I can get behind this.

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Joe Blobers

Bruno… Reply or not, like or dislike, that won’t change the fact I will leave comment…or not.
And as usual there is always a couple of guys looking for Joe… when they are always first in comment sections.

Guaranteed true each time :)

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Bruno Brito

GAME DELAYED,
OLEGSHIP ENGAGED,
HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED?
JOE BLABBERS ACTIVATED

Strykerx88
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Strykerx88

GAME DELAYED,
OLEGSHIP ENGAGED,
HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED?
JOE BLABBERS ACTIVATED

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Joe Blobers

Prowler don’t dominate dogfighting as simple as that.

Yes they could have wait another week or two before going live. Still going live allow to have way more data, this is a double edge sword.

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Bruno Brito

GAME DELAYED,
OLEGSHIP ENGAGED,
HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED?
JOE BLABBERS ACTIVATED