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Jump Point Now Available!

Attention development subscribers: the February 2019 issue of Jump Point is now available in your subscription area. You’ll take a visit to Hurston, learn about the making of the Argo SRV and celebrate Stella Fortuna in an all-new Galactapedia. Plus an all-new lore feature covering the history of the Rust Society!

Interested in becoming a development subscriber? You can learn more here.

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In this week’s update, NPCs learn how not to run into things, 3.5 Network upgrades are discussed, and VFX shows us the latest in ice geysers and busted thrusters.

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To: scire_facias
From: Guvnoir
Subject: Sec Sweep

Scire,

I’m in desperate need of your expertise.

Since we last crossed paths, I’ve been laying low. Was even earning an honest day’s wage until an old connect tracked me down in Stanton. They offered me a security gig at a secluded “trading” outpost on Yela and the pay was too sweet to pass up. Since the outpost was remotely operated, they wanted me on site to make sure everyone behaved themselves. I knew from rep that they’d become serious players from the days when we’d been running together, but the straight life wasn’t exactly the most comfortable, so against my better judgement I took the gig.

Everything went smoothly until an uptick in activity brought extra scrutiny to the place. Soon bounty hunters and other damn do-gooders started sitting on the place, looking to earn a few creds or make a name for themselves. All the action made it clear that the spot wasn’t much of a secret anymore. Of course, right around this time, I noticed the trading console they used for all their transactions was acting a bit strange. Sometimes it didn’t display the correct available inventory and other times it didn’t work at all. I tried a deep dive into the code to see what was wrong and discovered a backdoor. A skillfully placed one too. Even I missed it on my first sweep.

I haven’t slept since I discovered it. My employer is demanding a full report soon, but considering their reputation for very imaginative punishments, I’m not telling them a damn thing except that their system is locked up tight. I’ve closed the breach but am still frantically pouring over the code convinced I’ve missed more. No hacker this knowledgeable leaves themselves only one way in.

I need fresh eyes on this. Strange as this may sound, you’re the only one with the right skillset...
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Hello everyone,

Valentine’s Day is but a sweet memory, yet after celebrating all weekend long with community-made Valentines and limited-time ship offers, you still have until 11:59pm PST today to pick up Anvil’s limited-edition Hornet F7C-M Heartseeker. The ‘Be my Valentines’ greeting card contest is over and we’d like to thank everyone who shared their love (and cards) across the ‘verse. It was tough as always to select the winning entries and we can only recommend checking out all the fantastic cards the community created over the past few days.

Last week we sent out the latest information on the continuing development of Squadron 42, collected from each of our studios around the globe. Check your inbox if you haven’t read the report yet and make sure you’re subscribed to the SQ42 newsletter to ensure you don’t miss any future news.

Also last week, 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. If you’re looking for more information about the latest addition to the Argo Astronautics portfolio, head to the Spectrum Q&A thread and post your questions or vote for the ones you want to see answered. We’ll then send them over to the developers and publish the answers in a Comm-Link early next week.

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We sit down with guests from the audio team working on Star Citizen and Squadron 42, discussing various aspects from music to SFX to mixing and more.

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

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Delve into the exciting world of Asset Optimization, get stuck in ArcCorp traffic, and meet the latest Star Citizen ship in this week’s update.

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Happy Valentine's Day

Blazing Hearts and Burning Passion

From Aberdeen to Port Olisar, love is in the air (and the vacuum of space) and we want you to share it however you see fit. Whether you create an original Valentine and send it to your loved ones or blast them out of the sky, if it comes from the heart (or Heartseeker), it’s a beautiful thing.

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Love Letters from the Void

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Share the Love

Last week, we invited the community to design their own Star Citizen Valentine. Check out the charming results and share your love with that special someone, no matter how many star systems separate you.

View the Spectrum post here.

From Anvil With Love

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Hearts Afire

Rekindle your love affair with space combat in Anvil’s limited-edition Hornet F7C-M Heartseeker. Blast your enemies halfway across the universe with its quartet of imposing Behring laser cannons. Isn’t it romantic?

For more details visit the complete Hornet F7C-M Heartseeker Ship Page

If dogfights don’t get you in the mood for love, grab your significant other and tour the galaxy in comfort and style in Origin’s starship built for two, the 85X.

Or maybe you’re looking for a more down-to-earth relationship. In that case, race at the speed of love in a cherry red Cyclone RC.

Disclaimer

We offer pledge ships to help fund Star Citizen’s development....
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This portfolio originally appeared in Jump Point 5.1.

Exhausted yet intensely focused pilots speed their ships towards a checkpoint. Once there, their flight logs receive the coordinates for the next destination. The pilots check their scans and pick a route before blasting off into the blackness of space. For the Xi’an pilots who step up to the challenge of the Koa e Ko’ia, this is their life for the next 200-250 hours.

The Koa e Ko’ia is an epic endurance race that’s wildly popular among the Xi’an. Although the race has been contested in various systems across the Xi’an Empire for centuries, it only recently came to Human attention when competitors appeared in the former Perry Line system of Hadur. One day, in 2881, previously open sectors of the system were suddenly off limits, and remained that way for the next week and a half (Standard Time). Famed Terra Gazette travel journalist Jan Sharrock happened to be in-system at that time. After being diverted off her intended course, she landed at a nearby space station to find groups of Xi’an gathered around wallscreens in rapt attention. She had to find out why.

Sharrock wrote, “I’d gone up to a shop owner to buy a Surluk, but he was more interested in the serene images of Xi’an pilots and their ships than serving me a drink. When I asked what he was watching, he mumbled a Xi’an word I was unfamiliar with, but which roughly translates to ‘holy, distance race’.”

Sharrock spent the following days on the space station. She learned everything she could about the Koa e Ko’ia, interviewed observers, and witnessed an incredible finish that had three racers speeding toward one last checkpoint as time expired. The subsequent articles produced from Sharrock’s writings generated great interest from xenophiles and ship enthusiasts who were intrigued by the extreme length of the race. Her travelogues lead to a sharp spike in Human visitors to the Hadur system, fueled by their interest in learning more about...
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February 2949 Subscriber Flair

Subscribers

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Centurions will receive the Rust Society Venture Helmet. The RSI’s Venture helmet is built from impact-resistant composites and designed to weather the harshest of environments. It also features an anti-scuff laminate face-plate that offers an unparalleled upward field of view, providing unobstructed sight lines to whatever wonders you discover. The Rust Society edition adds a red and tan color scheme so you look good while working hard.

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Imperator-level subscribers get the RSI Beacon Helmet in addition to the Venture edition. RSI’s Horizon helmet is a durable and robust environmental enclosed work helmet. The single sheet laminate dome gives you an extremely wide field of view. A pair of side-mounted LED light modules provide additional illumination to make sure you can see what you’re doing. 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 February 18th.

If you aren’t a subscriber yet but want to don these helmets, make sure you subscribe no later than February 17th.

More information about subscriptions can be found here

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