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Today is meant to remind everyone that the future of the UEE is what we make it. If we want a better universe for not only ourselves, but for the generations to come, then we must create one.”
• Imperator Erin Toi, CitizenCon 2793


For over a century and a half, CitizenCon has celebrated those that strive to make the UEE a better place. This annual conference spotlights the civic-minded, celebrates their achievements, and focuses on how to make the UEE better by highlighting and discussing the vital topics of the day. In short, CitizenCon embodies the hopes and dreams of those working to improve the universe for all.

CitizenCon typically occurs every October 10th SET and is the marquee event celebrating the Empire-wide holiday, Citizen Day. While people across the UEE observe the holiday in various ways, only one city gets to host CitizenCon itself. The event rotates locations each year, and hosting it is considered both an honor and a significant undertaking, much like achieving citizenship.

2948 brings CitizenCon back to New Austin. Over the decades, Terra has hosted the event numerous times. Only Earth has hosted it more, going back to the first ever CitizenCon in 2793 at a time when the Empire was still grappling with rebuilding itself after the fall of the Messers. Imperator Toi pushed the event as a way to provide hope and optimism that the UEE so desperately needed at that time.

Citizen Day Creation

The UEE celebrated Citizen Day for centuries before holding the first CitizenCon. When the governments of Earth first introduced the modern concept of Citizenship in the 22nd century, Citizen Day followed soon after as a way to celebrate civic responsibility. It would also become the day on which new citizens were sworn in. For hundreds of years, it was seen mostly as a bank holiday in which people would get...
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Hello everyone,
We are only a few days away from CitizenCon 2948 and the air is positively electric, as Citizens from around the globe descend upon Austin, Texas.

There’ll be exciting things happening all week long, so keep a close eye on the website for updates. Whether you’re in town, or watching at home, we’ll have all the details for this year’s event on our dedicated CitizenCon website here.

We’re also looking forward to following your CitizenCon adventures on social media, so make sure to utilize #CitizenCon when sharing your exploits.

We can’t wait to see you in Austin, back where it all began.

Tyler Witkin
Lead Community Manager

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2018
CitizenCon 2948 – Austin, Texas (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/citizencon/livestream)


Community MVP: October 8th, 2018

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Don’t forget to submit your content to our Community Hub for a chance at seeing it here!

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Welcome to September’s monthly report from Cloud Imperium Games. This month we’re adjusting our Monthly Reports to be focused on each specific project.

This project-based approach to our monthly reports stands to provide a more detailed look at the development of both games going forward.

So, pop open a Smoltz and settle in for all the details on Star Citizen from around the Cloud Imperium empire.

For all you fans of the 2nd Fleet, a dedicated Squadron 42 Monthly Report will be released separately in the very near future.

Star Citizen Monthly Report: September 2018

AI

The majority of the AI Team’s focus this month has been on the Alpha 3.3 release. They’ve been working on multithreading the execution of the Tactical Point System, which allows a large number of environmental queries to be processed simultaneously. To achieve this, they focused on making several subsystems safe, such as the Usable Query System, Navigation, and Cover System. The result will give a big boost towards full multithreading of the Subsumption Component execution.

For human combat, they implemented several strategies used during combat activities and completed tasks to remove existing glitches and visual bugs.

They’re making progress on the Usable Builder tool, with the aim to give the designers proper visual feedback when creating objects so that they can immediately see issues or problems. Being able to preview a usable and adjust the position of its use slots, alignment slots, and all the elements associated with it will vastly speed up production.

In addition, they worked on caching entry/exit animations of the usables and the related animations to speed up runtime calls.

For the mission system, they introduced new functionalities, first of which is the ability to provide...
Breaking Alpha 3.3 and OCS news, chatty Cathys, scanned and deliver, leg work, and back-end bolstering in today’s update.

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ALAN: Welcome to Empire Report. I’m Alan Nuevo.

BECK: And I’m Beck Russum. Today’s trip across the Empire takes us to New Austin where Victoria Hutchins has the latest details on preparations for CitizenCon 2948.

ALAN: But first, an update to the ongoing controversy in Fora. Marcus Carino, the leader of a local militia group known as the Defenders of the Free, spoke publicly for the first time since being accused of running an unofficial Customs checkpoint that led to the near-fatal shooting of four civilians. We go now to a vid of his comments from earlier today in Shoel.

[ Marcus Carino stands amidst a scrum of reporters before his Drake Buccaneer outside the Shoel Advocacy office. ]

MARCUS CARINO: The Common Law Initiative enacted in 2526 guarantees ‘fundamental personal freedoms’, which includes the right to defend yourself. That’s all we’re doing here, because the government sure isn’t. Look at the system’s crime data. Look at the current threat level. Fora’s getting worse each and every year, and I’m not waiting any longer for the UEE to do something about it.

Far as I’m concerned, the government’s guilty of dereliction of duty for not defending the residents of this system. More contraband passes between the UEE and Banu Protectorate here than anywhere else in the Empire. Known criminals and smugglers openly break the law each and every day, and none of them face justice. All they get is a damn smile and a wave coming through Customs.

It’s clear that the current enforcement mechanism in this system is broken, and the Defenders aim to fix it. I stand by our right to operate these checkpoints to defend the interests of Fora’s residents.

[ Back to Alan and Beck. ]

BECK: The alleged incident occurred last Thursday around 16:30 SET. Carino...
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Hello everyone,

We are only 9 days away from CitizenCon 2948! As we get closer to our largest event yet, the team is focused on final preparations. If you’re heading to CitizenCon, or watching at home, make sure to check out the official website here for all the event details. As a reminder, CitizenCon is 100% free for anyone to stream – Simply sign up for an RSI account, and keep an eye out for the official viewing page coming soon.

Last week, we also announced the winners of our CitizenCon Emote Contest. Curious which emote they’ll be directing live in front of an audience? You’ll find out next week.

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

Every week on Calling All Devs, designers, engineers, and other developers from our five offices around the world answer backer questions submitted on Spectrum and voted for by YOU. This week we we talk about coordinate systems, fuel salvage, the Banu Merchantman, and more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on the notifications to be amongst the first to watch!

On Tuesday, the Lore Team will publish their weekly lore post, this time an Empire Report you won’t want to miss. You can also find all previously published lore posts here.

Thursday will welcome another episode of Around the Verse where we’ll take a look at the latest Star Citizen news with our weekly project update.

If Around the Verse wasn’t enough, fear not! Thursday will also welcome the Monthly Studio Report for the month of September

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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.

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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Josh Coons and Stephen Hosmer take us on a guided tour of the newly revamped Constellation Phoenix, coming to Star Citizen in the upcoming Alpha 3.3.

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

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