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While Mark Abent is out (presumably on some sort of highly classified secret mission), Max Hung bravely steps in to combat a bug that generates free fuel while flying. Will he smash it, much to the chagrin of budget-conscious pilots everywhere? Watch and find out.

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Writer’s Note: Part one of The Cup was published originally in Jump Point 1.8.

Hello everyone, and welcome once again to GSN Spectrum Broadcasting’s continuing coverage of the Murray Cup Race. The MCR, or The Cup as it is more commonly known, is one of the finest sporting events in the UEE. Nearly 100 racers compete in the Classic Division’s grueling 10-stage run, which winds its way through Ellis system’s many wondrous planets and dual asteroid belts. Racers compete to determine who’s the fastest and strongest, as they struggle to maintain the integrity of their racecraft amid some of the deadliest conditions in the Empire. This year’s competition promises to be one of the toughest, as the top 25 share in a meet-and-greet with media and sponsors in GSN’s sports atrium in orbit above Green. Though many come to race, only a few are considered real contenders, and those contenders are now awaiting their chance for glory and honor.

This year’s darling is Ykonde Remisk, a Human who surprised everyone by winning both the Goss Invitational and the Cassini 500. He comes into the MCR with a real chance to be the first racer to win the Triple Crown in twelve years. Then there is Nyanāl Mo’tak Xu.oa, the finest Xi’an racer in the history of the sport. If he prevails, he will be the first to ever win three MCRs in a row.

Zogat Guul, the old Tevarin warhorse, can’t be counted out, either. This legend has won the MCR more than anyone else in its history, but fate and bad luck have prevented him from winning a major event in over five years. His second place finish at the Cassini 500, however, has brought his name back to prominence. Can he win it once more before he fades away?

And finally, newcomer Hypatia Darring has turned heads by taking the pole position away from Remisk. She has never won a major racing event in her short career, but her consistent top ten showings for the last two years indicate that her pole position is no...
Greetings Citizens,

Last week, our first concept ship of 2018 was made available for pledge. The Aegis Vulcan is Dedicated to assisting pilots with the unique ability to refuel, repair, and rearm those in need. The Vulcan is the perfect ship for getting your foot in the door in all three professions.

Also, last week’s Reverse the Verse had special guests Will Maiden and John Crewe answer your most important questions about the Vulcan, so be sure to check that out here. And don’t forget, we are collecting questions for the Vulcan Q&A Comm-Link scheduled to be published on March 14th. If you still have questions about the newest ship, submit them to the Question Thread and upvote your favorite ones.

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

On Monday, we released a new episode of Calling All Devs. This week, we discuss the Evocati, weather in the PU, and the Polaris ship update! Watch the episode here.

Tuesday: The Lore Team will publish a serialized fiction story that has previously appeared in Jump Point, but is now available to everyone! You can check out previously published lore posts here.

Wednesday: A new episode of Bugsmashers! will challenge Mark Abent to fix another pesky bug that currently affects the Persistence Universe.

Thursday is an all new episode of Around the Verse that checks in with Production Lead Eric Keiron Davis for an update on...
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. This week, we discuss weather in space, defending against EMP, and the immediate future of our Evocati Test Flight.

You can submit your questions for consideration in future episodes of Calling All Devs here. Submission and voting is open to all backers.

And for info on becoming a subscriber, go to: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/subscriptions

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Jump Point Now Available!

Attention development subscribers: the February 2018 issue of Jump Point is now available in your subscription area. You’ll learn about the development of the Nyx planetside location, meet the environment team, learn about the Terrapin in an extract from Whitley’s and more!

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

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Designers Will Maiden and John Crewe discuss the recently revealed Aegis Vulcan and the future of refueling, repairing and rearming gameplay mechanics.

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

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This week’s episode features our monthly Squadron 42 project update. Get the latest on what the devs have been up to and take a look at the complex AI systems being implemented in the game, using the massive crew of the Idris frigate as an example.

And for info on becoming a subscriber, go to: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/subscriptions

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EP:61:12 : “Historical Context”

ERIA QUINT: Welcome to Showdown, an examination of the Empire’s most important issues broken down from multiple angles. I’m Eria Quint. Today’s topic takes us to Jata, the beating heart of the Davien system. From the first Human city visited by the Banu to the infamous terrorist attacks of 2545 that paved the way for Ivar Messer’s ascension, Jata’s tumultuous past has left an indelible impression on the Empire. But now, a vigorous debate has erupted regarding the question of how best to remember that history.

The Jata Historical Society (JHS) came under fire following a February 11th meeting where they debated what to name of the city’s newest park. The JHS Board of Directors eventually voted to dedicate the park to influential Aegis Dynamics CEO Hana Chan, a move that has local activists outraged and demanding that the JHS reconsider their decision.

Even among Aegis enthusiasts, Chan’s legacy could best be described as problematic. Her 65-year reign from 2643 to 2708, the longest ever among Aegis’ CEOs, featured an impressive list of accomplishments, including the development of the Javelin-class destroyer still in use by the Navy. Yet Chan’s cozy relationship with the Messer regime became a stain on both her legacy and the company’s.

Joining us today to discuss the controversial decision is Jata-based activist and author of The People’s History of Davien, Theo Raja.

THEO RAJA: Hi, Eria. Great to have Showdown taking on such an important subject. On the surface, this might appear to be a local issue, but addressing how we present our history affects generations to come.

ERIA QUINT: Also with us today is Simone Maruyama. She’s a history professor at the...
Greetings Citizens,

Last week, we released our first concept ship in 2018 – the Aegis Vulcan. Serving as an entry point into three Star Citizen professions, the Vulcan is designed to assist all vessels in trouble. Currently only available as an Early Bird offer, everyone will have the chance to add one of these versatile Aegis Dynamics support ships to their fleet on Thursday, February 22nd.

Also, if you haven’t already, we highly recommend watching last week’s fantastic Reverse the Verse episode featuring Lead System Designer Dan Trufin and Star Citizen Live Director Todd Papy from our Foundry office in Frankfurt, answering gameplay system questions posted by you, the Star Citizen community. Check it out for news about mining, salvaging, exploration, and much more!

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

On Monday Jared will boot up his classic Skype for a new episode of Calling All Devs. This week, we have questions about Scanning Mechanics, the BMM, and multiple character slots! Watch the episode here.

Tuesday is lore day! The Lore Team will publish another in-fiction story to help cure your craving for more Star Citizen lore. Check out previously published lore posts here.

Wednesday: We have a quick cooling down period. Bugsmashers is taking a short break, but we’ll see Mark Abent’s return on February 28th!

Thursday will see an all new episode of Around the Verse that you won’t want to miss!

Friday: Make sure to tune in to our Twitch...