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Every week, designers, engineers and other developers from our five offices around the world answer backer questions submitted on SPECTRUM and voted on by YOU. This week, we address questions on navigator careers, the Death of a Spaceman mechanic, ship VTOL and more.

More about Death of a Spaceman here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/12879-Death-Of-A-Spaceman

You can submit your questions for consideration in future episodes of Calling All Devs here


And for info on becoming a subscriber, go to: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/subscriptions

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Hello Citizens,

Over the years, the Star Citizen community has enjoyed the opportunity to interact with CIG employees in a variety of unique ways. We’re now excited to offer a direct and organized process for creators to invite official CIG representatives to their podcasts, videos, streams, and talk shows. Head over to our FAQ to learn more.

Help us make the How to Play section of the Star Citizen website even better, starting with Star Marine and Arena Commander. Take part in the contest for a chance to win prizes and leave your mark on the official Star Citizen website.

Lastly, if you haven’t picked up a ticket for CitizenCon 2948, we still have Standard Access tickets available here. Join us at the Long Center, in Austin, Texas, for a full day of presentations and interactions, exploring the current and future developments in Star Citizen and Squadron 42.

With that, let’s see what’s going on this week:

Monday is another all-new episode of Calling All Devs, this time with questions about animations, VTOL changes, linking multiple quantum jumps as waypoints, Death of a Spaceman and the future of a potential career as a capital ship navigator. You won’t want to miss this one.

Tuesday is lore day! The Lore Team will publish another in-fiction story to help cure your craving for more Star Citizen lore. Check out previously published lore posts...
Senior UI Programmer Hugo Silva stops by to discuss the continuing development of the Shop Item Kiosk system.

To watch Reverse the Verse LIVE each and every week, tune into http://twitch.tv/starcitizen.

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This week, an in-depth look at Item Kiosk Shopping, and a new Ship Shape installment featuring the menacing Vanduul Blade.

You can purchase CitizenCon tickets here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/16493-CitizenCon-2948-Announcement

You can find the April 2018 Monthly Report here.


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Give your scan a rest cause you just found the mother of motherlodes, the premier place for outlaw oration, the one and only B0otyCall. Yours truly is none other than the revered and reviled ganker with the gift of gab, Jester. And as sole proprietor of this special slice of spec, I’ve got full rights to go on a tear about any little ol’ thing that happens to be pissin’ me off. For example —

Now, I don’t know if I’m getting a bit long in the tooth or if it’s just the nature of entropy, but what in the bloody fires of Tat’Ko is going on with the way most pirates are suiting up these days? Since you’re tuning in to this little production of mine, I can tell that you’re a person of discriminatin’ taste. My guess is that you’ve probably experienced similar rage anytime you visited an outpost or station recently. Take two steps inside and you will be practically blinded by flashing lights, glowing skulls, neo-rimmed trenchers, and spikes pointing every which way.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a splash of panache. Ours is a colorful lifestyle deserving of a colorful wardrobe, but there is a big fat line between dressing to impress and playing dress-up, if you get me. Talk about trying way too hard. What’s the phrase? “I’m not buying whatever it is you’re selling.” When the crapper is backed up on your ship, who are you more likely to trust to fix it? Someone that shows up in coveralls and a tool belt, or the person knocking on your hatch dressed like a toilet?

This isn’t even about the silliness that sometimes comes with coordinating outfits with your pack. I can understand that. Sure it’s a bit odd to wear pretty much the same thing as the dozen or so other roughbacks you spend all your time with, but when the shooting starts,...
Every week, designers, engineers and other developers from our five offices around the world answer backer questions submitted on SPECTRUM and voted on by YOU. This week, we address questions on the party system, scanning ranges, cargo encumbrance and more.

You can submit your questions for consideration in future episodes of Calling All Devs here

And for info on becoming a subscriber, go to: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/subscriptions

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Hello Citizens,

Last week, we introduced the Crusader Hercules to the lineup of ships you’ll come across while exploring the Star Citizen universe. The entire Hercules family excels in numerous military, civilian, and humanitarian aid applications. If you’re looking to discover more information about the Hercules, you can head over to our Q&A Spectrum thread to ask your burning questions.

Also, if you havn’t picked up a ticket for CitizenCon 2948, we still have Standard Access tickets available here. See a live presentation from Chris Roberts, and meet the team behind the game. We’ll also have plenty of activities and demonstrations around the venue, throughout the day to keep you entertained. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Lastly, we wrapped up our third and final round of our Intel sponsored 900p SSD Screenshot Contest. Congratulations to Captain_Raoul on their winning image.

With that, let’s see what’s going on this week:

Today sees a brand new episode of Calling All Devs, the show answering the questions asked and voted on by you, the Star Citizen community. This week, we address questions on the party system, scanning ranges, cargo encumbrance, and more.

On Tuesday, the Lore Team has prepared another original piece of content, providing new fictional insight on the Star Citizen universe. If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself,...
Designer Rob Reininger and Engineers Chad McKinney and Michael Dillon discuss the continuing development of the Service Beacon system, integral to bringing players together in the Star Citizen persistent universe.

To watch Reverse the Verse LIVE each and every week, tune into http://twitch.tv/starcitizen.

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This week’s episode features a Star Citizen project update, takes a look at the development of Service Beacons, and welcomes Bugsmashers back into the ATV fold.

You can purchase CitizenCon tickets here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/16493-CitizenCon-2948-Announcement

You can find the April 2018 Monthly Report here.


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For almost three centuries, Squadron 88 delivered on its motto — “Stand and Deliver.” The squadron’s lineage goes back to the Second Tevarin War, though it didn’t see any action in that conflict. It has spent time along the Perry Line and, most famously, made the ultimate sacrifice during the Fall of Caliban. It was there the 88th earned its famous and fateful nickname “The Lost Squad.”

The 88th was formed in 2608 as the Tevarin military was pushing their way through the Empire for a second time. Their leader, Corath’Thal, was expertly using guerilla tactics to terrorize the Human public and force the UEE Navy to divide their more powerful military resources. In response, the Navy reorganized its ranks to better respond to the Tevarin’s asymmetrical warfare. It was as part of this restructuring that the 88th came into existence.

Classified as a support squadron, the 88th provided logistical help to both forces fighting along the front lines and civilian populations ravaged by unexpected Tevarin attacks. The diverse workload birthed a squadron that became known as a jack-of-all-trades but master of none. It was capable of efficiently establishing a secure supply line, setting up and managing sensor beacons, or swooping into battle at a moment’s notice.

While the 88th was never known for its fighter pilots, it groomed some of the best logistic officers. The squadron’s wide range of assignments gave its members an understanding of the Navy’s many roles, birthing a culture of starmen dedicated to making the Navy better in every capacity.

With the Tevarin conflict resolved, the 88th was reassigned to the Castra System in the mid-27th century as the cold war with the Xi’an intensified. Though technically not on the Perry Line, documents released under Imperator Costigan’s Historical Truth Act of 2941 revealed that the 88th participated in at least 50 missions in Perry Line systems. They assumed many roles, but mainly provided logistical support and resupplied...