Star Citizen talks about the Nomad, the IAE free fly event, and player shenanigans in alpha 3.11

    
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Star Citizen talks about the Nomad, the IAE free fly event, and player shenanigans in alpha 3.11

There’s a whole gaggle of stuff coming out of Star Citizen today, the headliner of which is the start of the free fly event and its promise of over 100 flyable ships as part of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo. A post on the game’s website explains how it works, the dates when each manufacturer will be on the show floor, and what ships will be available. As usual, the free fly event effectively makes Star Citizen free-to-play and grants every account an Origin 100i starter ship as a loaner. The Expo runs between now and Wednesday, December 2nd.

On the subject of the Expo, this week’s Inside Star Citizen video talks a bit about how the dev team put together the show floor for this year’s IAE from a design perspective and grants players a look at the new Nomad starter ship and its various features (basically think of it as a space pickup truck).

Finally, CIG has written a postmortem of alpha 3.11, elaborating on things it did to make missiles, chaff, and flares more interesting ahead of their upcoming reworks, going into a nearly excessive level of detail regarding planet generation tech and a breakdown of several core gameplay elements and updates. Of note in this post are discussions about how force reactions in ships should have taken into account a ship’s personal gravity field, and some player shenanigans related to the change in the Armistic system such as players using the cargo holds of the 890 Jump to scoop up Sentinel ships and fly off with them or overrunning a rest stop and holding it for a long time in spite of security and defense response.

sources: press release, official site (1, 2), YouTube

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Tee Parsley

Yeah, the one time I tried to do a FreeFly, I gave up after 2 days. You’d think that after years of this, they’d have figured out the way it plays out, and made allowances.

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Joe Blobers

Thanks to confirm that you have never been an Alpha project backers person and are interested only by a fully polished product.

Such IAE event is just a show attached to the Persistent Universe. Those not even backer can fly in PU and make same activities than regular backers. At least CIG is transparent enough to allow everyone to take a decision and not rely only on marketing video.

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Relmharver

You have summoned the Dark One.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

The website was a wreck today and they are now selling starter ships at 70 bux standalone. They didn’t even offer the new ship in a starter package with just SQ42 attached. The game is always a mess for the first week of these free fly things.

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Armsman

Actually, yes, they have:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/store/pledge/cart
(Basically you’re paying $20 to add SQ42 instead of $45)

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

There’s just an empty cart for that link. There’s a PU only + ship and both games + ship, but not an SQ42 by itself and ship. I have the same problem with the Reliant series not having those options either as starters.

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Callum Hutchinson

You need PU access to be able to fly the ship

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Armsman

The ship only exists IN the PU. SQ42 is a single player game where you are a UEE military pilot and they TELL you what ship you’re going to fly for a given mission/situation. You supposedly will have some options tro explore things within the mission parameters, but you’re not able to go anywhere you want in SQ 42 – so yeah, buying the ship with SQ42 only makes zero sense.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

You guys are missing my point. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on ships. I don’t own SQ42 yet. The new ship is a starter ship but unlike say the Mustang, you can NOT get it bundled with SQ42.

They are doing deals right now on packages. I would get this ship IF it was bundled with SQ42 as an extra little incentive to buy it. Whether or not you would is a moot point.

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Callum Hutchinson
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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

It’s like you guys aren’t reading what I’m saying. I already own the Persistent Universe. The Nomad does NOT come with SQ42 ONLY. The other starter ships do have a package that contains ONLY SQ42 with it, but like I said above, I own those ships already.

I’m looking for a Nomad_ SQ42 ONLY download. See the bullet point on your link where it says, “Star Citizen Digital Download”? That’s the Persistent Universe. Your link is bundled with both games.

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Joe Blobers

@Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes, you may solved your “dilemma” by getting an Aurora package including SQ42:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Packages/Aurora-MR-Star-Citizen-Squadron-42-Combo (with 3 month insurance)

Then CCU to Nomad, assuming Nomad is a few $ extra vs Aurora package as CCU is possible only to higher price even if it is 1 single $.
At the end you should have both SQ42 (from Aurora)+ LTI (from Nomad)

As per a Spectrum exchange with a CIG employee, the higher insurance on a package will be the insurance applied.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/3/thread/ccu-iae-warbond-from-lti-ship-which-insurance-will

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Callum Hutchinson

What you are asking for doesn’t make logical sense from CIGs point, because if the theoretical package that you want existed people would buy it and wouldn’t have access to the PU but would have a ship for it.

I now understand what you want, it doesn’t exist for a reason.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

The only reason I was responding to any of these is because nobody was actually reading what I was saying. Thank you for understanding.

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Joe Blobers

Website wreck lasted around 3 hours and PU is totally stable… not even a T-pose NPC on sight :)

If you are interested only by SQ42… just pledge for SQ42 only. That will give you access to Star Citizen until SQ42 is released then grab the ship you want with in game credits should you decide to not drop a cents in SC.

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Callum Hutchinson

SQ42 package only gives you access to SQ42 when it releases, and Arena Commander/Star Marine at the moment. The only way to get PU access it by buying PU starter pack

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Joe Blobers

Thanks for the reminder, this is correct, a SC package is required to launch PU outside of free weeks events.