Star Citizen talks about upcoming capacitor changes and missile operator mode gameplay

    
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It’s time once more to round up Star Citizen’s latest weekly development video, which talks about ship-based gameplay updates that are in the pipeline for the internet spaceship sandbox. First, the devs discuss changes to capacitors that will allow players to divert a set pool of extra energy to improve thrusters, shields, or weapons. The goal, according to the devs in the video, is to make dogfighting more dynamic and to include more interesting decisions that players have to make when they’re in a ship battle.

The second half of the video discusses operator modes, which are planned to be more seat-specific for multi-crew ships in the future, with features such as the copilot’s seat having access to scanning tools while the main pilot’s seat simply worries about flight. One of the new operator modes being worked on is related to firing missiles, which is something that has been brought up by CIG a few different times before. In single-seat fighters, players will be able to swap between guns and missile banks, while copilots will have full access to missiles and main pilots handle the guns.

This missile operator mode feature holds hands with missile reworks. Missiles will consume fuel, which should grant players an opportunity to outrun them, and missiles will have three phases of movement — boost, intercept, and terminal — in order to hit their intended target.

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Sleepy

They’ve copied the flight phases from real-life surface to surface ballistic missiles, which have a long flight time to a stationary target. It’s like Chris said “I want those missiles to be as detailed as possible!” and some poor dev sighed, opened up Wikipedia, and used the first thing they found.

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Godnaz

Looks pretty legit for ship combat. Many years to go still though. I wonder if this will be available on mobile by then.

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Vanquesse V

I’m holding out hope for an Alexa version

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Leo

Nah they ain’t gonna use Alexa, they are going to spend a decade creating their own virtual assistant that has a voice that sounds like Chris Roberts

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Vanquesse V

nah, Alexa is the base package. You can then preorder a Chris Roberts VO for 300$. Or how about “Chris Roberts VO – slightly distressed edition” for only 499$.
If you buy a VO package before the alpha goes live it’ll come with insurance, otherwise the VO will die when you ship blows up and you’ll have to pay for a new clone of that type to narrate your journey