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Welcome to Citizens of the Stars, our new weekly program exclusively about you, the Star Citizen Community. Whether through bug reports on the issue council, feedback on the forums, or the creation of content inspired by the game, Star Citizen is only possible because of the community. Citizens of the Stars not only highlights these contributions, but also puts a dev in the hotseat for a round of Quantum Questions, which addresses some fun facts about the dev and game.

On this episode, we focus the Citizen Spotlight on Ungineer and his incredible 3D printed ships. Senior Writer Will Weissbaum gets his chance to answer Quantum Questions, and we name this week’s Top 5 and MVP. Remember, many of the questions used are taken from our Star Citizen Subscribers in this thread here. Don’t forget to add yours for inclusion in future episodes, and remember to keep them short and concise if you want your best chance of having them answered in under two minutes.

The links for this week’s content are below:





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Jump Point Now Available!

Attention development subscribers: the February 2017 issue of Jump Point is now available in your subscription area. This month’s Jump Point features the development of Star Marine! That, plus a look at the Star Marine community, a visit to the Kallis System, behind the scenes of Jump Point itself and the next chapter ofn an all-new Star Citizen serial from lead writer Dave Haddock! Grab your copy today.

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

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Greetings Citizens,


Welcome to Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1! While this patch is primarily dedicated to bug fixes targeting Star Marine, Arena Commander and Crusader, it also includes a number of “quality of life” improvements for the game, updates to Spectator Mode, new implementations of our continuing network code updates, a brand new version of the Super Hornet and the first implementation of our Multi-Region Server Support.

Your launcher should show “2.6.1-506099” as the client version. It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER folder for the LIVE 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.

You can read the complete Patch Notes here.

Read on for a quick look at some of the highlights included in Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1. This week’s Around the Verse also includes an extensive look at our new Multi-Region Server Support and the history of the Anvil Hornet from inception to today’s release.

Technical Advancements
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No Matter Where You Go, There You Are

Groundwork aspects of our ongoing network refactor have come online – the first iteration of Network Message Ordering.

Strictly Ordered Network Messaging moves the game away from our previous client-server handling of networked objects, over to our new token system with a strict priority system for managing messaging between client and server nodes.

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Spectrum is a real-time communication web application built specifically for Star Citizen. Its motivation is to bring Star Citizen into your everyday lives. Spectrum allows you to communicate with other citizens whether you are playing the game, at work or on your mobile. Inspired by popular contemporary communication platforms, Spectrum has been built with the latest web technologies.

Spectrum’s focus is to facilitate community. The customization tools will make interaction within organizations agile and sophisticated. No longer will you have to go offsite for your org communication, you will have full access to private customizable chat lobbies, forums private rich chat and soon voice chat.

Spectrum will not only be a means of communication for the players with each other but for you to engage directly with community managers and developers. Additionally, separate lobbies will be accessible to subscribers and concierge.

Spectrum Alpha 0.3 Features

Communication

  • Real Time updates of thread replies, user count… spanning the entire platform.
  • A new kind of modern Forum engine with its efficient tag system and sorting mechanics and all the classic features that entail, rich-text, live fetching of URL data, and thread upvotes.
  • A rich Chat engine allowing you to embed media from external (or RSI) sources, plus reactions and emojis.
  • Spectrum-wide Notifications & Alerts, including In-app and browser notifications to messages/reactions and replies, Unread responses and even contextualized Mentions (“@”!). Sound alerts if you want to, and of course these include private messages to any other Spectrum user.


Usability

  • One platform does it all. We’ve merged chat and forums into one responsive app.
  • Settings let you...
Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner host this week’s Around the Verse, which focuses on the cloud architecture essential for multi-region servers and supporting Star Citizen’s vast size and array of options. Also, Phil Meller and Mici Oliver provide an update from our UK office. Make sure you stick around for a special reveal at the end.

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On this episode of Bugsmashers, Mark Abent highlights a bit of optimization. Learn how adjusting Player move requests when seated or in a ship improves the game’s performance.

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Transportation Policy Poll

Greetings,

Thank you so much for your assistance in answering the following questionnaire regarding the current state of interplanetary and interstellar transportation within the UEE. As a registered ship owner, your opinion is invaluable to help shape transportation policies across the Empire. Analysis of the answers provided will assist in guiding the Department of Transportation and Navigation forward as Humanity continues to change demographically, economically and politically.

We are a nonprofit and nonpartisan research group whose mission is to generate a foundation of data that enriches the public dialogue and supports sound decision-making. To ensure that, the information we generate is of the greatest value to policymakers, Stoddard Research Center is committed to conducting inquiries in a manner that is impartial, open-minded and meets the highest standards of methodological integrity.

To this end, we encourage you to read each question thoroughly and consider each answer carefully. There are no right or wrong responses, but it is important that your opinions are accurately and truthfully recorded. For convenience, all questions and responses concerning dates and lengths of time are given in SET. If you answer “other” to a question, please feel free to elaborate in the section provided below.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Sincerely,
Jasper Milon
Senior Research Analyst
Stoddard Research Center

Note: This poll is intended only for registered ship owners. If you believe you have received this survey in error, we apologize and kindly ask that you disregard this comm. Click here to unsubscribe from future communications....
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Valentine’s Day Sale!


This Valentine’s Day, we’ve got love and rockets! What better time to introduce that special someone to the wonders of Star Citizen? To that end, we’ve created a special offer that focuses on ships that let you take on the galaxy together. From the stylish 85x runabout (perfect for a romantic evening watching the traffic at Port Olisar) to the massive Starfarer Gemini tanker (room for the whole family… and then some!), we have multi-crew ships for every occasion — plus special discounts on two-packs!

Not quite ready to commit? We’re also giving you (and your loved ones) the opportunity to try Star Citizen for free! Just click HERE, use the code SHARETHELOVE and you’ll receive access to a multi-crew Constellation Andromeda to test fly through Sunday, February 20th. Ready to bring a friend to Arena Commander, Star Marine, Crusader and beyond? A limited number of discount starter packages are also available below. Sale runs through February 28, 2017 or while supplies last.

Origin 85X

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Sleek, sharp lines? Classic Origin interior? Check. The 85X is a true couples spacecraft, with twin front seats that allow you and your companion an unparalleled view of the universe ahead. The 85X is a snub ship par excellence, capable of moving from planet to orbit (or station to planet) with ease… and the unique seating configuration is perfect for a romantic date!

Elegantly styled and meticulously constructed, the 85X is a versatile away-vessel that features precision control in and out of atmosphere. Utilizing much of the same thruster technology as the 300 series, the 85x has the power of a racer with the...
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Greetings Citizens


Another week, another This Week in Star Citizen.

Chris is back in the LA office from his trip overseas to Foundries 42 UK and DE, so you can expect to see him back to hosting Around the Verse this week.

In current events, you may have noticed that Alpha 2.6.1 is now available to all backers on the PTU. This is a “big” little patch, in that beyond lots of quality of life bug fixes from our 2.6 release at the end of last year, it also introduced one of our most requested features: regional servers! This is an important step on the road to improved performance for all Star Citizen, and it excites me to think about what’s ahead when the Megamap combines with the “Star Network” and all the subsequent awesomeness that comes after that. Exciting times lay ahead for Star Citizen, to be certain.

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, and take a look at what’s coming this week in Star Citizen.

By the time you read this, Citizens of the Stars will have been released on Monday. It features a fun Quantum Questions with Senior Producer Jake Ross from our Austin, TX studio, a look at the collected works of TheNOOBIFIER1337 in this week’s Citizen Spotlight, and a new irregular segment called “Subconscious” with Subscription Manager Alexis Lesnick that will cover all the great things Subscribers are getting each month. I’ll give you one guess as to who named that segment, and if you guess anyone other than Ben Lesnick, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Tuesday not only brings us another entry in our weekly Lore Post series, but it’s also VALENTINE’S DAY and to celebrate, we thought we’d do something a little fun. Be sure to check back here on Tuesday to discover the details of our first-ever Valentine’s Day ship sale. I’ll give you a hint: think ships for two…

Wednesday brings us another episode of Bugsmashers with Mark Abent. I don’t want...
Welcome to Citizens of the Stars, our new weekly program exclusively about you, the Star Citizen Community. Whether through bug reports on the issue council, feedback on the forums, or the creation of content inspired by the game, Star Citizen is only possible because of the community. Citizens of the Stars not only highlights these contributions, but also puts a dev in the hotseat for a round of Quantum Questions, which addresses some fun facts about the dev and game.

On this episode, we chat with TheNOOBIFIER1337 about making concise and informative videos on a wide range of Star Citizen subjects. Then Jake Ross looks to do the Austin studio proud in a round of Quantum Questions. Remember, many of the questions used are taken from our Star Citizen Subscribers in this thread here. Don’t forget to add yours for inclusion in future episodes, and remember to keep them short and concise if you want your best chance of having them answered in under two minutes.

Plus, we reveal this week’s MVP, and introduce a new segment Sub-Conscious, which provides a subscriber news update. The links for this week’s content are below:





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