Star Citizen reschedules its Assault on Stanton server event to next year

    
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Earlier in the week there was word from CIG that Star Citizen was ready to give its new alpha 3.12 dynamic event system a try with a multi-phase, multi-day battle against capital ships known as the Assault on Stanton. It turns out, however, that the system is not quite ready for primetime thanks to some playtesting.

“We have been holding regular invasion playtests with our Evocati Test groups on the PTU. Through these tests, we’ve come to realize that 1) the event is pretty damn fun, and 2) it could use more fixes to really polish it off. Rather than release to the live servers just for the sake of doing so before the holidays, we’d rather take a little more time and roll this out in the beginning of the new year proper.”

When asked by one of the game’s forumgoers how the devs could announce an event one day and then reel it back the next, it was further explained that the event initially looked good but then it didn’t, and so the call to delay was made. “We will always choose what’s best for the game, even if that means making the difficult decision to hold off just a little bit longer. And even if it leaves egg on our marketing department’s face. We can take our lumps,” reads the reply.

source: official forums, thanks to Eggbert for the tip!
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PepinoCantador

I’ve mostly ignored this game since… well, MOP came into existence. What’s it been, 5 years?

Given the time and income, I’m going to assume this will be the greatest MMO ever made when it does release, but I’d also bet we’ll have cheap, commercial fusion power first.

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Sleepy

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sirradoria

giggle

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laelgon

They’ve also just released their brand new roadmap, and would you look at that! Squadron 42 has tasks that go all the way into Q1 2022. But don’t you for a second think that means they’re targeting Q1 2022 for release, that’s just as far as the roadmap goes. The game that’s perpetually two years away from release continues to hold its course.

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Jeremy Bartram

Wow, stunned. Stunned, I tell you! I would never, ever think anything CIG does wouldn’t make a scheduled release date…

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Joe Blobers

Put on hold for a good reason. Here is CIG announce about it:

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Zyloh-CIG@Zyloh-CIG – 21-12-20 10:56 pm

Hi there,

The Idris is definitely out of the bag! It is true that a new threat
approaches the Stanton system and it’ll be up to all of you to fight
back in this initial incursion. We know many of you have actively been
discussing some of the information out there related to this new threat,
all the meanwhile we have been holding regular invasion playtests with
our Evocati Test groups on the PTU (huge shout out to all the testers
who have been secretly hammering away to make this event epic!).

Through these tests, we’ve come to realize that:

1) the event is pretty damn fun,

2) it could use more fixes to really polish it off. Rather than release to the live servers just for the sake of doing so before the holidays, we’d rather take a little more time and roll this out in the beginning of the new year proper

Surprisingly enough, “Event” does not means the development Alpha status is over.

The potential is already solid as per released videos. Better reach a more playable version for all.

Here is a short video showing current in game capture of the last moment of an Idris NPC, including quantum fuel tank explosion:

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Rndomuser

All that visual clutter polluting the display… Jesus. I dunno how others tolerate viewing all that, and I know this is pretty subjective but I definitely would not be able to enjoy playing using same view.

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Joe Blobers

You can of course remove the chat window.
Ships UI is going through an iteration process to make them as good as latest released ships.
Also ships info screens do not have all the same cockpit setup.

Here is a new 2D/3D-like concept CIG is working on:

Inside Star Citizen: Interface Showcase | Fall 2020

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Bruno Brito

Totally unexpected.

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Franklin Adams

Never would have thunk it.

And I’m also quite sure it’s even less expected when it gets delayed til Q2 2044 because it needs more polish to smooth out the rough edges. I dunno about you Bruno, but it makes me want to plunk down another $200 for a jpeg that we might get to fall through the floor in around 2058 or so.

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Joe Blobers

Except more than 75% of all announced ships have been delivered, including older and big ones like 890 Jump, Carrack, MSR, Esperia Prowler, Origin 100, Cutlass Red et Blue.

You don’t have to pledge more than 45$ as all Flyable ships can be earned with in game credits.

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“We will always choose what’s best for the game, even if that means making the difficult decision to hold off just a little bit longer. And even if it leaves egg on our marketing department’s face. We can take our lumps,” reads the reply.

Statement continues: “Have you seen the new ship? It’s on sale!”

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MothballShow

At least they’re getting faster at announcing delays to the backers, so, there’s that.

Now about those roadmaps.

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Sean Barfoot

Extremely on brand.