******Official Star Citizen / Squadron 42 Thread******

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We all want to play the finished article and nobody is happy about the rate of progress.
However, while we can all more or less agree on the mismanagement angle of SC, I'm not sure we can really compare it to the dev time of other games frequently mentioned, since none of them are trying to achieve anything like this.
 
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You're telling me this isn't a pay to win strategy based on the above link in a pre alpha game which has an entry point of $55???
You're not buying Gold Ammo like in Word of Thanks or premium vehicles otherwise not obtainable in game. Someone is buying the same vehicle (with the aim to support the game) you'll buy in a week of play - for example.

If you'll actually find the game fun to play, I rather think is much more interesting to unlock assets by playing than straight out buying them. So more fun for the "cheap" guy.
 
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You're not buying Gold Ammo like in Word of Thanks or premium vehicles otherwise not obtainable in game. Someone is buying the same vehicle (with the aim to support the game) you'll buy in a week of play - for example.

If you'll actually find the game fun to play, I rather think is much more interesting to unlock assets by playing than straight out buying them. So more fun for the "cheap" guy.
And if you join a org, you can just use someone else's ship to fly for a bit too
 
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If I log-in right now, how many of the promised 100 systems can I go and explore and have a general mooch about in? And how many planets, moons and other bodies does each system have?
 
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If I log-in right now, how many of the promised 100 systems can I go and explore and have a general mooch about in? And how many planets, moons and other bodies does each system have?

To be fair that goal was based upon it being like Privateer with only designated automated landing zones. The goal was enhanced to semi-handcrafted and fully explorable planets, moons, space stations etc. Once the server meshing tech is ready there will be more systems live though I doubt they are still going to come very quickly. You can see the star map on the web site for all of the systems they have planned.

As you are interested in the current planets, here is a recent vid from a large non-Star Citizen centric youtuber looking at them and the different types of biomes in the game:
 
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Thanks. During invictus week, are starter packs cheaper?
They have been previous years but there no guarantee on that and we never know till it happens. I would say sign up, try the free-flight. If it happens to drop a few quid go for it if you enjoying free flight (note performance does normally drop a little cause the servers get hammered 5 fold to normal) and otherwise just wait. There is no rush to get into Star Citizen now if you don't enjoy it much or it too buggy at min.
 
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Thanks. During invictus week, are starter packs cheaper?
i would just play it on free fly for a week and decide if it is a game you want to jump in properly.

Me personally i tell my real life friends to wait until Server meshing and Pyro comes before jumping into the game as the Server meshing part is one of the last tech pillars needed for this game and basically turns this into a proper scalable MMO game.

ETA on Server meshing (first version of it) and pyro star system? Who knows but i predict Q2 next year. Again it is just a estimate on my view based on the progress they have outlined over the last 6 months or so.
 
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As others have said, sign up for an account but don't buy in yet, there will be a free-fly event in a couple of weeks, they will give you a couple of ships and you can rent any ship (again free) you like the look of from the daily rotating displays during the event, make as much use as you can from that week, give it a proper chance and decide then. :)
 
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Doesn't performance usually tank during free fly events though?

It does but performance is much higher this year due to the Gen12 API being in vs last year, i don't know if that will make a difference when there is a lot more stuff going on during these events, but it should, that's the point of it, lets see.
 
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