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Archivist Cherie Heiberg digs into the lore and astronomy behind the remote Kabal System in this week’s installment of Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Remember that you can always explore the Star Citizen Universe yourself in our web-based Ark Star Map.

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That tingle in your toes can only mean one thing. Your very own Callie C is back again with another delicious dosage of StarWatch waiting to melt your mind with the hottest happenings on the frostiest celebs. And thanks to you, our flotilla of fact finders scouring the ‘verse for the tastiest tips, we know the inside scroll before just about anyone else.

Point in case, this tidbit that just hit the waves from Kiel. Preparations for this year’s big Intergalactic Aerospace Expo are underway on Severus but it seems one notable ship lover will no longer be attending the event. The rumor is that host of Something Every Tuesday, Esen Landari, was all set to spend the week viewing the latest and greatest in all things flying, but a mix-up at the boutique hotel Bon V Bon led to her usual room being given away to lovable loudmouth and host of Galactic Tour, Jax McCleary. It seems that Esen refuses to stay anywhere else in town and would rather not go than suffer the indignity of less distinguished digs. The hotel refused to comment, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this one’s true. We’ll update you next week after the Expo to see how it all pans out.

Of course, the Aerospace Expo is far from the biggest thing happening this month. Since 2930, November has also been Imperial Tevarin Heritage Month but to be honest, it has felt more like a full on Year of the Tevarin with how much the Empire has been going crazy for our conquered cousins recently. Want proof? Just look at Suj Kossi’s successful senate seat snag. Without a doubt, everything Tevarin has been rapidly rising up everyone’s ‘love it’ lists and StarWatch is no exception. So for today’s episode, we’re going to be celebrating all things related to the UEE’s finest xeno-xitizens. It’s enough to make you say “Purge? What purge?”

First off, since we were just talking about the...
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November Subscriber Flair

Greetings Subscribers!

This month’s subscriber flair is the next piece in the space plant series, the Pleurotus Cornusymphonia aka Opera Mushroom! The Space Plant Collection features exotic plants found throughout the galaxy, from strange and unusual specimen to alien specifies or commonly found greeneries. Created by a team of genetic researchers at the University of Rhetor, the opera mushroom is unique in the fungus genus for the various audible tones that it produces. The hollow central chamber of the cap acts as a reverberation chamber amplifying the sounds caused by it’s unique cell structure stretching and compressing as water moves through its mycelium.

If you’re an active subscriber, the flair will be attributed to your account today. If you subscribe over the weekend, the plant will be attributed to your account on Monday November 14th. It will appear in your hangar once Star Citizen Alpha 2.6 launches live. More information about subscriptions can be found here!

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Our Los Angeles studio is the focus of this week’s Around the Verse. Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner host a super-sized episode featuring an update on the progress of 2.6, an extensive look at current Engineering tasks, and a special edition segment on the revamped character pipeline.

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In this episode, Mark Abent battles a bug of his own creation. After fixing an issue with ship disconnects, grenades could no longer be thrown, only dropped by the player’s feet. See what role serialization had to play, and what Mark did to vanquish his monster, in this installment of Bugsmashers.

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Sponsored by Behring

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Welcome to TRACKER, the primary source for bounty hunter news from around the Empire. I’m your host, Garret Coliga, here with another episode filled with tech and tips that will keep you locked on your target.

Today’s show is sponsored by Behring, makers of everything from the P8-AR assault rifle to their line of MSD missile racks. I’ve got a few of these racks myself and couldn’t be happier with them. Their adaptability lets you outfit your loadout with a variety of missile types, a key when your missile needs are changing from bounty to bounty. Don’t get locked into the same, predictable loadout. You have to be prepared for whatever the universe has waiting for you.

You can never be too prepared in my book. That’s one of the first things I tell any newbie. There’s nothing worse than closing in on a collar only to find yourself in a situation you didn’t plan for. That’s how people get hurt or even killed in this line of work. I know a lot of you young guns out there have seen those shows on the spectrum that make it look like bounty hunting is all about kicking down doors and in-atmo chases through city skylines. Well, let me tell you something, those moments in your career should be the exception, not the rule. The more adrenaline you got pumping through your veins, the more likely you are to make a mistake. Keep it “calm and cool” is another little tidbit while I’m at it.

I’ve got a ton of those little sayings, but now’s not the time to drop ’em all on you. Got a segment coming up in a little bit about the Bounty Hunter Guild’s mentorship program, so I’ll save some of my good ones until then; now it’s time to check the HotSheet.

Let’s start in Nexus. Now, we all know this system is far from the safest part of the UEE, but there appears to be an organized...
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Monthly Studio Report: October 2016

Greetings Citizens!

October had the Star Citizen dev team turned up to eleven, with CitizenCon and the upcoming 2.6 patch being the main drivers for the month. While we didn’t wind up being able to show off all our efforts on Squadron 42 (make sure to check out the special ATV episode for more details on that, our Homestead Demo highlighted a ton of new and upcoming features including V2 procedural planets, epic weather effects, and the appearance of a Valakkar – a massive sandworm native to Leir III.

Meanwhile, devs continued their push to get the 2.6 patch ready for release. From constant QA testing of Star Marine to a significant overhaul of the front end menu system, there are plenty of details below on what various teams around the world have been able to achieve these last few weeks.

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Engineering

In regards to vehicles, the engineering team progressed steadily on Item System 2.0 and all that it encompasses. They also dug deeper into Object Containers and Object Container streaming, both necessary tech for further expansion of our seamless universe. Per usual, bugs reared their head and were successfully squashed, which aided progress on Star Citizen and Squadron 42.

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Our technical design team aided local engineers on implementing Item System 2.0. We also pushed forward on several ships, such as the Constellation Aquila and the Drake Herald, to bring them closer to flight readiness. Finally, we worked alongside the global team to keep the bug queue down....
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Greetings Citizen!

The Fall 2016 Free Fly has come to a close and we’d like to thank everyone who tried out Star Citizen or helped spread the word about the game! Since the test, we’ve had a lot of interest in the fast and powerful F7C-M Super Hornet fighter. In response to your requests, we are adding this amazing ship to the store for a limited time, and with discount upgrade options to boot! If you fell in love with the Super Hornet during the Free Fly, now’s your chance to add it to your fleet!

Super Hornet Sale

Standalones and Packages

If you’re new to Star Citizen, you’ll need a game package to play. If you’re already a member of the Star Citizen community, and already have your game package, you can buy your ship standalone and add it to your collection.

There are three ways to add the fantastic F7C-M Super Hornet to your collection.

Discounted: Cash Only

Have we got a deal for you! For a limited time, now is your chance to purchase your F7C-M Super Hornet at discount.

Credit Allowed

Got some store credit saved up? You can use that here.

Hornet to Super Hornet Upgrades

Already have another Hornet variant and want to upgrade to the Super Hornet? We got you covered, and at a discount, too!

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Starfarers for Subscribers

Did you know the subscription program contributes to Star Citizen project development by funding behind-the-scenes shows like Around the Verse, Reverse the Verse, Bugsmashers and Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as well as Jump Point, our monthly digital magazine about Star Citizen. Becoming a subscriber also gives you access to...
Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner host this week’s installment of Around the Verse. They provide details on the status of 2.6 before heading to Austin for a studio update. There’s also a look behind the scenes at what it takes to get animations from the performance capture stage into the game.

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Associate writer Adam Wieser digs into the lore and astronomy behind the unusual and unclaimed Leir System. Hear the story of how one person, Dr. Fayel, single-handedly changed the system’s history during this installment of Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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