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Hello everyone,

Our teams around the globe are focused on the imminent release of Alpha 3.5 . Many of you have already jumped into the PTU to assist in preparing this monumental patch for it’s glorious debut, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the help. We’ve seen hundreds of images, videos, and gifs already and we’re having a blast seeing everyone discover all that 3.5 has to offer for the first time, turtles included.

Last week, we announced the winners of our St. Patrick’s Day themed screenshot contest. There’s no denying that the Star Citizen community knows how to party. Make sure to check out all of the entries and winners here.

Now, let’s see what’s going on this week:

On Tuesday the lore team will publish the next chapter in the continuing saga of the Rhedd boys as Brothers In Arms continues.

Keep an eye out on Wednesday for the Squadron 42 Monthly Report. Please burn after reading, per usual protocol.

On Thursday, another episode of Around the Verse takes a look at the latest Star Citizen news.

Friday sees a Roadmap update and the RSI Newsletter delivered right to your inbox. We also welcome a new episode of Reverse the Verse at 12pm Pacific, which broadcasts LIVE on our Star Citizen Channel. This week we’ll sit down with Chris Roberts to discuss all things 3.5. Keep an eye out on Spectrum for a question gathering thread soon.

Finally, if you find yourself at Wondercon this weekend, our very own Eric Kieron Davis will be on-site for a panel divulging how best to navigate the often-confusing waters of the interview...
Vehicle Pipeline Director John Crewe and Art Director Paul Jones discuss the recently revealed Drake Corsair.

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

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This week we light up the Area 18 plaza, dine on ArcCorp’s finest street meat, and get a first look at the new Drake Corsair.

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Crusader Cares

UEE Congress [398]

COMMITTEE ON THE INTERIOR

2949-03-19 SET


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2949-03-19_13:36 – Session Resumes

SENATOR YANN ISHER (C – Angeli – Croshaw Sys): The Senate Committee on the Interior is back in session. Everyone, quiet down please.

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Joining us now is Crusader Industries CEO, Kelly Caplan, who I’m told has prepared a statement. You may proceed.

KELLY CAPLAN: Thank you, Senator Isher. And thanks to the entire committee for inviting me to discuss the successful measures Crusader has taken to ensure the safety and security of those entering its sovereign space.

There’s no denying that simultaneously overseeing the operations of an entire planet, its three moons, and a massive aerospace corporation is a monumental task. Since my first appearance before this committee, Crusader Industries have completed an exhaustive review of our security protocols, procedures, and personnel. Anyone found responsible or complicit in the reporting of inaccurate crime stats has been dismissed or reassigned. This includes our former head of security, who has since been replaced with Dabir Steinfeld, the highly decorated former Advocacy section chief of Terra. We’re confident that this decisive action has cleared the bad actors from our organization and has returned respectability and responsibility to Crusader’s security services.

Additionally, we’ve increased security spending and introduced the “Crusader Cares” initiative, which has substantially expanded the number of active private security contractors partnered with us. These measures, combined with more robust deep space scanning operations, have improved our...
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Hello everyone,

Last week, the February Monthly Report gave you insight into what our studios around the globe have been up to for the past month. We also celebrated all things green for St. Patrick’s Day, or should I say Stella Fortuna, with a special edition of the Ursa Rover and a Screenshot contest. We asked you to share your most outrageous in-game party pics and you still have until 11:59PM Pacific tonight to post yours for a chance to win some cool prizes.

Now, let’s see what’s going on this week:

On Tuesday the lore team will publish “Congress Now”. Check out previously published lore posts here.

Keep an eye out on Wednesday for the winner’s announcement of our recent St. Patrick’s Day Contest.

On Thursday, another episode of Around the Verse takes a look at the latest Star Citizen news.

Friday sees a Roadmap update and the RSI Newsletter delivered right to your inbox. We also welcome a new episode of Reverse the Verse, which broadcasts LIVE on our Star Citizen Channel. We’ll update this post with more info about guests, talking points, and a link to the Spectrum question-gathering thread later this week.

See you in the ‘verse!

Ulf Kuerschner
Senior Community Manager

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We sit down with our IT superstars in three studios around the world to discuss their work keeping five studios around the world talking to each other and making the distributed worldwide development of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 possible.

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

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Illuminate the Day

Cheers!

Luck is in the air all around the ‘verse and, as you gather your closest cohorts for copious merriment, we tip our caps to you and your accomplishments.

Here’s to you and new discoveries. Here’s to fate ever smiling upon you. And here’s to the opportunity to commemorate the occasion with friends, frivolity, and frothy beverages.

Get in the spirit with limited edition commemorative green and gold vehicles, and show us how you celebrate in a revelrous contest.

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Don’t say the party’s over

Raise a glass to another year of revelry, success, and prosperity… just don’t forget to invite us! Throughout the weekend, we want you to share your most outrageous in-game party pics. And the inevitable FOMO of your fellow citizens (assuming they aren’t at your function) is the tip of the iceberg.

That’s right, the most provocative party purveyors have the chance to win fabulous prizes. So what are you waiting for? Drape yourself in green and gold regalia, get your groove on, and show the rest of the ‘verse what they’re missing this weekend. Who knows? Fortune could smile upon you.

For more details and full contest rules go here.

Tempt Fate!

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Dare to explore in this mean green machine

Make your fellow pathfinders green with envy by racing headlong into the unknown in the commemorative limited-edition...
This week we get holographic in Area 18, dodge thousands upon thousands of bullets, and party down with the Lore team.

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February saw Cloud Imperium devs around the world working hard to deliver the incredible content for the soon-to-be-released Alpha 3.5 patch. Progress was made everywhere, from locations like ArcCorp to the gameplay developments afforded by the New Flight Model. Read on for the full lowdown from February’s global workload.

Star Citizen Monthly Report: February 2019

AI – Character

February’s roundup starts with the AI Team, who made improvements to the existing character collision avoidance system. The changes began with adjustments to the smooth locomotion path, with the data now coming from the collision avoidance calculation to make sure the character has enough free space.

Time was spent generalizing the options a vendor can use so that designers no longer have to write them into the behaviors. Instead, the correct options are automatically selected based on the environment and (eventually) from the shop services.

They’re also restricting combat behavior to allow better scalability when adding new tactics and are investigating some of the bugs found in the Alpha 3.4 release.

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AI – Ships

Throughout February, the AI Team improved various aspects of dogfighting gameplay, including evasive maneuvers. Now, when an AI pilot has an enemy on its tail, it will try to utilize different break-aways with increasing and varied angles. It will also try to keep momentum and chain together attack maneuvers. To achieve this, the team exposed new ‘SmoothTurning’ subsumption tasks to the behavior logic.

When detecting enemy fire, AI pilots will utilize evasive maneuvers to create a diversion.

They also implemented automatic incoming/outgoing ship traffic over planetary landing...