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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.

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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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Feelin' Lucky?

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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...
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March 2949 Subscriber Flair

Subscribers

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Centurions will receive the RSI Venture Rust Society Arm Armor. RSI’s Venture is a lightweight armor set built for the unknown. This EVA-rated protection system features an undersuit built from a durable polymer weave that’s designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions and features component armor pieces to protect you against impacts and particulates. The Rust Society edition adds a red and tan color scheme so you look good while working hard.

Imperator Subscribers
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Imperator-level subscribers get the RSI MacFlex Rust Society Arm Armor. Whether you’re planetside or in vacuum, RSI’s MacFlex industrial armor set has your back. Reinforced plating keeps you safe from environmental hazards while the array of pouches keep your tools accessible. The Rust Society edition celebrates blue-collar workers with an exclusive red and tan coloration that hides dirt and wear and tear well.

If you’re an active subscriber, these items will be added to your account on March 18th.

If you aren’t a subscriber but want to sport these gauntlets, make sure you subscribe no later than March 17th.

More information about subscriptions can be found here

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This portfolio originally appeared in Jump Point 5.2.

The Star Marine Community

Unless you’ve been living on the edge of the frontier, there’s no doubt that you’re at least familiar with Star Marine. InterDimension Software’s red-hot ground combat simulation game has been tearing up sim pods across the empire. Since its release, countless appearances have made James Romanov the go-to face of the ‘realism in gaming’ debate, while technical mastermind James Vandyke has been declared the ‘Next Gaming God’ by Hitbox magazine. While the release has had its fair share of detractors, with complaints ranging from ethical questions about whether it’s appropriate to let players assume the role of outlaws in the Walzer Massacre to a recent spate of illegal hacks, the game has still managed to garner an impressively loyal community who’ve embraced Star Marine, flaws and all.

The group as a whole is hard to strictly quantify: there is no stereotypical Star Marine fan. Players, who refer to themselves as “Starheads,” range from UEE veterans lured by the incredible attention to detail to successful politicians and even to the Empire’s elite — businessman Silas Koerner keeps a sim pod in his office for regular Star Marine breaks. It seems that fans of all ages, genders, and species have found something that speaks to them in the historically-grounded battles and shoot-outs the game portrays.

Starhead Central

The heart of Star Marine community discussion takes place at a dedicated spectrum hub known as MARINE ONE. The core of the hub is a news and broadcast arena which collates every conceivable piece of Star Marine news for the waiting public. From plans for future updates to previews of new game assets in the process of creation and even outright gossip about the game’s developers, MARINE ONE has become the one-stop spectrum spot for all things Star Marine. Hundreds of...
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Hello everyone,

Recently, a new ship from Argo Astronautics was unveiled. From tugging massive cargo containers to team-towing titans through the stars, the tenacity and rugged reliability of ARGO engineering are on full display in the SRV. As a reminder, this promotion ends tonight at midnight!

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

We’ve got an action packed schedule this week! Tuesday is lore day and we’ll take a look at the rabid fans of Star Marine and their dedicated hardcore Spectrum channel, Marine One.

Wednesday unveils the Star Citizen Monthly Report for February, chock full of info to help you stay up to date with what our teams around the globe have been working on over the past month.

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.

Friday will also see an exciting contest kick off, celebrating this year’s St. Patrick’s Day. Word on the street is there will be a promotion as well, so get your party pants on and get ready to go green and may Fortuna smile upon you.

Lastly and also on Friday, John Erskine and Jake Ross will be present at SXSW. If you’re in town for the event, we’ll also be meeting up at Iron Works BBQ on Saturday at 5pm for a proper Bar(BQ) Citizen.

See you in the ‘verse!

Tyler Witkin
Lead Community Manager

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Character Creative Director Josh Herman creates a potential helmet for a Banu Character.

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