Star Citizen brings new flight models, new weapons, and a plushie penguin in alpha 3.10

    
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Star Citizen brings new flight models, new weapons, and a plushie penguin in alpha 3.10

Alpha 3.10 is now live in Star Citizen, bringing with it a whole lot of important changes. Chief among them is the new flight model, which brings atmospheric effects, limited thruster jerk (aka the measure of how quickly a ship’s acceleration changes, meaning heavy ships now feel heavier as thrusters don’t immediately respond), and individual ship aerodynamic characteristics to the game — expect ships with wings to be able to stall, perform level turns, and other forms of aerobatics, for example.

The update also introduces new targeting systems including target sharing among crew mates, improvements to turret usability, the ability to drag bodies around, the player trading app, new variants of the mobiGlas, ship paint schemes that can be purchased with in-game credits, a rework of restricted areas around spaceports, three new weapons including two that use the new electron damage type, and a number of AI improvements including better use of cover, a wider variety of weapons to use, and bartenders.

Most important of all, however, is the addition of Pico, a plush penguin buddy that can be purchased in New Babbage. Players have fallen so hard in love with Pico that CIG is hosting a screenshot contest where players show off Pico having adventures. As he should be doing; he’s dressed for no less than great adventures.

Finally, an update email for progress on Squadron 42 has been posted to Reddit. The email contents are precisely the same as those that are sent out as newsletters to fans who have signed up, but at least here it’s in a single place just in case fans ignored, deleted, or never received it.

sources: official site, official forums, Reddit, cheers SC Shill!

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laelgon

What’s the best part about the new vehicle that will cost you $50, you ask? The cheapest ship capable of carrying it around is $100, which you will need unless you want to spend hours driving around looking for rocks.

I will say the flight model is way better than it was before. Ships feel like they’ve got some weight to them finally. The actual aerodynamics haven’t come into play yet. Supposedly that’s the next patch, where ships with control surfaces will see improved controls on planets than their barge-like counterparts.

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Bruno Brito

A fucking plushie.

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masterblaster0

A fucking plushie for $30 that looks like absolute cack https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Pico-Plush/Pico-The-Penguin-Plush#

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laelgon

Game-related merch isn’t really my thing and I don’t judge people who enjoy it, but holy crap does that look bad. You expect the store image to put it in the best possible light, but that looks like a carnival prize made out of the cheapest fabric imaginable, guaranteed to fall apart after a month.

micedicetwice
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micedicetwice

A plushie. Alright.

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sirradoria

Every week massivelyop reminds me how i regret backing this s***

xpsync
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xpsync

meh as long as you didn’t go way overboard, maybe one day, i mean we all hope ofc it will launch, but f’me right, like wholly chit.

For me this was an argument i had with my son who was in grade school at the time, he informed his mother and i that we were lucky he didn’t decide on the most expensive package like 25 k or what the f ever, or maybe it was the 25 k package, 5 k, i can’t remember but was going to be out in a couple years

The fact was that it was several thousand dollars for a game which did not exist, and that if he didn’t have that package there is no sense playing? Playing What?

He graduated grade school, graduated high school, and one year left of college…

If that doesn’t sound major alarms i don’t know what would, something is very wrong with the plan obv, or from CR’s stance, things couldn’t be more right.

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Joe Blobers

Because spending the same amount on games released is safer and healthy?

If you have that much of cash to spend on entertainment activities over 8 years, you have also the capacity to understand which crowdfunded project you want to support.
CR did and keep getting support because he delivered several good to memorable games and 3.10 released do show what you can have just in alpha for as low as 45$…

The 17K$ package was done on an org leader request and sold, as per daily pledges count, only once. The more expensive packages have not been sold by thousands and probably count for +15 max packages sold… versus +1.2 million backers spending on average less than 100$… over 8 years.

Sounds alarming as well? Not to me when a McDonald complete meal cost +10 $… and this is much less healthy than pledging 45$ lol

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sirradoria

1) When i buy a released game(or even an early access game on steam for example) in most cases i can safely ask for a refund if i don’t like the game i’m buying. That option was DENIED by CIG, cause i donated right? It was a donation so i’m not allowed to ask for a refund for a product that will never be delivered.

2) You don’t know when I bought it, you don’t know how much I paid, you don’t even know what country I’m from nor the exchange rates i paid in 2012(now you know when). You don’t even know if i like Mc’donalds.

White knights will be white knights.

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Joe Blobers

So we learned today from an anon source that SQ42/SC will never be delivered…. Remember: “collapse 90 days top for sure!”… back in 2015.

I don’t know what you pledged or if you pledged or if you eat big mac or not… and I don’t care. That’s was not the point.

Haters gonna hate.

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sirradoria

Not a hater here. I just want my refund :)
And still white knights will be white knights

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Joe Blobers

Okay you are not a pure hater… but assert SQ42 will never be released based on the fact you are not happy.
You won’t get a refund: TOS apply.

… better, you will get SQ42 and it will be substantially better that what could have been SQ42 back in 2015 simply because it is including all progress made by CIG on procedural generation on planet, asteroids, locations and ships but also tech like Weather V4, FOIP, FPS plus multiple grounds vehicles.

Your pledge have not been wasted, quite the very opposite.

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sirradoria

I prepared a big wall of text to answer your comment but i just realized that i would waste my time and fingertips.

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Bruno Brito

A FUCKING PLUSHIE.

Shut the fuck up, Blabbers.

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Joe Blobers

So much rage about a plushie I don’t even talked about… Rage if they sell ships with $, rage if they sell with in game credits, rage if they sell merchandise…
Lol

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dreamer

Stick around in the comments. Joe will be here shortly to remind you why it’s super-awesome-amazing that you backed this game.

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Joe Blobers

And as usual… I am the last to come lol.

The timing should say something right ?

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sirradoria

I saw that coming.

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xpsync

He’s back!!!!

I mentioned this person in another thread but could not remember the name.

Only mentioned that if you are only recreational with this site you’ll know who i’m talking about… Joe Blobers!

GO JOE!!! :)

I’m not confident you picked the right hill to die on but you keep burning our flags of discontent just the same my dude. You should visit the threads about Shroud of the Avatar someone there i’m sure you’d get along fabulously with. (i don’t bother with those threads anymore but probably still comes in all white knight same as you. pssst. to us, all we think is you went way the f overboard in the spending department and yeah we get it, you keep fighting the CR fat wallet fund fight!)

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Joe Blobers

Shroud of Avatar, Duke Nukem… Whatever as long it match your fantasy.

What matter are quarterly patch adding, fixing stuff with the all project coming to fruition.
As usual, no more than 45$ is required to get in and free for all weeks per year allow anyone to make a wise decision or to wait further more.

A hint: +600 devs (500 internal) are paid monthly. That’s what swallow cash + provision for future expenses.
300M$ in alpha… guess what two released ambitious games will gather, with one of them being a natural candidate to new gen consoles and 3 episodes to be delivered… and MMO which is only scratching for now micro-transactions with a limited number of assets.

CR will get very fat wallet after release, not during development… Which is the best incentive to deliver a quality product.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I had taken a month off and was looking forward to the changes and was met with half my fleet absent, AI taking over my first Lorville departure, not being able to target Everus Station to QT to it, but boy does it look really good.

I’m sure I’ll get back into it in a few years once they get the Alpha playing a little better.

In all fairness I think I’ll come back when they have server meshing going early next year. Seems like this game is at the point where they can’t add much more to it without it constantly being at a breaking point. I’d love to be able to just play on a private instance until them so I could see it all function more like it’s supposed to.

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Tee Parsley

You are an optimist! Good luck!

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Joe Blobers

This is correct if you are thinking about a game released as polished with full stability and all gameplay.

Exactly why CIG is actively working on icache, physical grid and server meshing, both holding game technical expansion as well as some gameplay that do need such tech like salvage and repair.

The good is that we should see the first implementation of those techs in the next 3 quarters, at least in phase 0. Those quarters will benefit as well to new locations and features like 3D cloud (Crusader) or new system (Pyro)… and SQ42 beta should they start it in the meantime :)