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Bugsmashers! Episode 21
Bugsmashers is legally old enough to drink. WATCH OUT!


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Note from the Chairman: Star Traders

Greetings Citizens,

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As you know, I like to use this space to highlight crowd funding efforts that I feel are deserving of your attention. Today, I’d like to point you to a project called Star Traders, currently in the midst of its Kickstarter campaign. Another space game? Yes. And like a lot of the games I love, it’s set in a distant future filled with starships, intergalactic trading and epic heroes. Unlike other projects I’ve written about, though, Star Trades doesn’t’ need an overclocked CPU or the hottest graphics card… because it’s a board game!

Star Traders follows the grand tradition of games like Risk and Solarquest by aiming straight at the heart of good game design: it’s simple to play but frustratingly difficult to master. The game is designed to function at a number of different levels, with the end result being a range of game types that will appeal to every skill level. With the most basic rule set, Star Trader can be enjoyed in an hour by all ages, while using the most complex options can make for the kind of legendary all-night game sessions that define the hobby.

Many of you already know the Star Citizen connection: the game’s creators, David Ladyman and Ryan Archer, have done master-class work in helping create our ‘Verse these past three years. David has been...
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New United Presents

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Welcome back. I’m Rachel Yevin, reporter for the New United and the moderator of tonight’s Jalan Electoral Debate. All three senatorial candidates are vying for the vacancy created in Elysium following the retirement of Atsuki Evan, a Centralist who has been a Senator for over six decades.

Before the break, we promised Mr. Marigold a quick rebuttal to the question about the UEE’s war strategy. Mr. Marigold?

Sakae Marigold ( T ): We can all agree that protecting our Empire is of the utmost importance, but last week the Senate voted to eliminate social programs to do it. These programs included Equivalency-aid, poverty outreach, public housing assistance and much more. The loss of these programs will potentially affect millions. If this Empire is truly dedicated to defeating the Vanduul, then we must find a way to finance the war without disproportionately affecting those in the greatest need of government help, like Jalan’s many Tevarin.

Let’s go back to Mr. Kossi. As both a decorated Navy veteran and a Tevarin, how would you have voted on the UEE’s latest wartime spending bill?

Suj Kossi ( U ): Well Rachel, first, I believe we can properly protect this Empire and service the needs of the Tevarin people simultaneously. That said, we can do a better job on both issues, and I would dedicate myself to making improvements on both fronts.

Throughout my tours of service, I have proven my dedication to the safety and security of this great Empire, and am a firm supporter of Admiral Bishop’s war strategy. When elected Senator, I will vote in favor of policies that keep us on the offensive. I know firsthand that you can’t sit back and let the ’duul dictate the tempo of the battlefield. It is only through aggressive action that we will eradicate the Vanduul threat from...
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Free Fly – Try Star Citizen Today!

Greetings Citizens,

On the fence about Star Citizen? Why not give it a try and see what we’re building! For the next week, we’ve enabled Free Fly access to all accounts… FOR EVERY CURRENTLY FLYABLE SHIP IN THE GAME OO-AH-AH-AH-AH! This means that anyone can jump in to Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.2 today and fly limited ships like the Scythe, Mustang Omega, and more! The Free Fly event gives everyone access to three unique parts of the Star Citizen experience:

  • Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.2 – Also known as Crusader or the “mini-PU,” this is the nucleus of the world we’re building! Featuring multiple space stations and environments, scripted missions, places to explore and more, Alpha 2.2.2 is your first look at a much larger universe!
  • Arena Commander – Arena Commander is a ‘game within a game’ that we’ve used to develop our flight mechanics and ship combat balance. Take on human opponents or an AI swarm in single seat fighter.
  • Social Module – Interact with other players while you explore our first landing zone, ArcCorp! The Social Module is intended as a starting point for our world building,

You can register for an account here to get started. If you already have an account from a previous Free Fly, you’re all set! Just log in via the Star Citizen launcher. This is the first Free Fly that includes Crusader, so there’s more to explore than ever before. For the next week. Free Fly accounts will have access every ship currently available in the game.

Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.2 Patch Released
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We’ve issued another minor patch for Star Citizen Alpha 2.2 this week, focusing on a set...
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Dogtags Available!

Hold the line! The United Empire of Earth Navy is all that stands between the Vanduul and countless helpless human colonies. Join up and show your allegiance, with our first-ever Squadron 42 dog tag offer. This high-quality brushed metal dog tag is identical to those worn by members of Squadron 42 and feature your customized name.

This product includes a single customized dog tag. This dog tag will also display your rank (Lieutenant), name, assignment (2nd Fleet, 65th Battle Group, Squadron 42) and UEE serial number (your Citizen Number.) A rubber silencer and key ring are included.

You will be asked to provide your name during Checkout; character limit of 16 including spaces, no special characters or profanities allowed. This is a pre-order and will not ship immediately; estimated delivery is June 2016. Grab your tag here!

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Free Fly – Try Star Citizen Today!

Greetings Citizens,

On the fence about Star Citizen? Why not give it a try and see what we’re building! For the next week, we’ve enabled Free Fly access to all accounts… FOR EVERY CURRENTLY FLYABLE SHIP IN THE GAME OO-AH-AH-AH-AH! This means that anyone can jump in to Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.1 today and fly limited ships like the Scythe, Mustang Omega, and more! The Free Fly event gives everyone access to three unique parts of the Star Citizen experience:

  • Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.1 – Also known as Crusader or the “mini-PU,” this is the nucleus of the world we’re building! Featuring multiple space stations and environments, scripted missions, places to explore and more, Alpha 2.2.1 is your first look at a much larger universe!
  • Arena Commander – Arena Commander is a ‘game within a game’ that we’ve used to develop our flight mechanics and ship combat balance. Take on human opponents or an AI swarm in single seat fighter.
  • Social Module – Interact with other players while you explore our first landing zone, ArcCorp! The Social Module is intended as a starting point for our world building,

You can register for an account here to get started. If you already have an account from a previous Free Fly, you’re all set! Just log in via the Star Citizen launcher. This is the first Free Fly that includes Crusader, so there’s more to explore than ever before. For the next week. Free Fly accounts will have access every ship currently available in the game.

Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.1 Patch Released
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We’ve issued a minor patch for Star Citizen Alpha 2.2 this week, focusing on a set of...
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March Subscriber Flair!

This month’s Subscriber Flair is the Tuserac Plena, aka the Terran Emperor Blossom! This decorative space plant is the first in an all-new collection that will share some of the amazing plant life found around Star Citizen’s universe! Be sure and take good care of your space plant… give it plenty of light and do not remove it from it’s artificial environment enclosure. Here’s the 4-1-1 on your botanical treat:

Name of plant: Tuserac Plena aka Emperor Blossom
Origin: Terra, Terra
Average Lifespan: Estimated: 50-100 SEY
Description: A member of the Tuserac family of flowers, the Emperor Blossom is one of the most recognizable indigenous plants from Terra. For most of the year, the flower is obscured, covered by what appears to be an unremarkable brown husk, similar to the Typha/Cattail of Earth. When an ideal temperature is reached, the plant enters its blooming phase: the petals peel back, revealing the striking colors underneath. Tens of thousands cross the Zaffre Bay every year for the Twilight Festival which coincides with the blooming of this beautiful flower.​
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Don’t want your Emperor Blossom to be lonely? We’ve also distributed the Xi’An Space Plant stretch goal to all who backed Star Citizen before $49 million. Check it out!

If you’re an active subscriber, the flair will be attributed to your account today. If you subscribe over the weekend, the first space plant will be attributed to your account on Tuesday March 15th! More information about subscriptions can be found here....
Around the Verse: Episode 2.22 - PEEPS, PLANTS, AND PLANETS.
PEEPS, PLANTS, AND PLANETS.


This week, we chat with Community YouTuber BoredGamer, the folks at BHVR about Space Plants, and explore the Starmap with Cherie Heiberg.

01:40 – Intro
06:23 – News From Around the Verse
16:37 – WWSC
26:10 – ATV Rewind: Last Year at SXSW
27:07 – ATV Behind the Scenes: Behavior
34:14 – The Loremakers Guide To The Galaxy
47:08 – MVP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3UGCnwvXQ8)
48:06 – Art Sneak Peek

Gameplay Highlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWpd5mNoyV0

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LIVE: Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.1

LIVE NOW: Star Citizen Alpha 2.2.1

Greetings Citizens!

Star Citizen Alpha Patch 2.2.1 has been released to LIVE and is now available for players! This patch includes key fixes to the 300 series ships and a number of server and client crashes.

Your launcher should show “2.2.1-328656” as the client version. It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER folder for the Public client after patching, particularly if you start encountering any odd character graphical issues or crash on loading. The USER folder can be found (in default installations) at C:\Program Files\Cloud Imperium Games\StarCitizen\Public.

Please review our current list of 2.2.0 Known Issues FAQ, and take full advantage of our Issue Council area of the Community site to report any bugs you encounter, as well as contribute to other players submissions.

And the full patch notes can be found here.

And don’t forget the Aegis Sabre and Xi’An Scout are still available in the pledge store through March 14th.
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Remember: we are offering these pledge ships to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The goal is to make additional ships available that give players a different experience rather than a particular advantage when the persistent universe launches. Ship types sold during limited sales will be available to earn in the finished game.

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