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Star Citizen - Mini Sandbox Universe released!

Postby Master Gunner » 10 Oct 2012, 17:13

http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/star-citizen-preview-the-open-world-space-sim-of-our-dreams/
http://starcitizen.robertsspaceindustries.com/

Chris Roberts, the guy behind Wing Commander and Freelancer, has returned to game development to create a massive, persistent-world, multiplayer space sim. And it looks amazing.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to see a doctor now.
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Postby empath » 10 Oct 2012, 19:33

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okay, guys - this is zyxst leaning over my husband to type. what did you do to him? he's slumped back in his chair with a silly grin on his face and a little drool dribbling out of the corner of his mouth and he won't respond to anything i say or do (and i mean *anything* )
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby EikoandMog » 10 Oct 2012, 20:09

...Excuse me, I believe I may need some new pants.
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Postby auberginequeen » 10 Oct 2012, 20:15

Oh god. I have the biggest lady-boner right now.
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Postby Volafortis » 10 Oct 2012, 20:36

This. Is. Awesome.
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Postby Geoff_B » 10 Oct 2012, 23:29

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Postby Jostain » 11 Oct 2012, 03:08

He does speak a lot about a multiplayer experience without mentioning any specifics to how things would work.
I would very much like to know if one could build a carrier ship called The LRR Graham to defend something like a Moon Base.
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Exachix » 11 Oct 2012, 03:19

Wants? Waaants.


Shame it's a while away. Hope it'll be as good as it looks. I'm fairly sure that I will need a new computer when it comes out. Oh well, I'll need a good excuse by then.

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Postby Drdiggit42 » 11 Oct 2012, 04:46

I'm doing the $30 option since funds are short, but OMG YES! I will make sure every pc gamer friend I have buys this.
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Postby aeric90 » 11 Oct 2012, 05:20

I only have one question... where do you get a flight joystick in this day and age? :D
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby empath » 11 Oct 2012, 05:54

From the same people that you always have done:

CH Products

Saitek
(admittedly, part of Madkatz now, but still putting out product)

Thrustmaster

In practice, you may have to deal with these companies directly or shop online - I will admit that I don't think there's ANYWHERE that would be selling anything worthy of a recent flight-sim in my entire province. :(



But yeah, this is what he wanted to do with Freelancer, but got burned out by all the 'industry' (i.e. all the parasitic middlemen that basically fuck up ANYTHING creative with their fucking 'focus groups' and bureaucratic bullshit)


...my only misgiving? This probably won't even run on my compy...and it's only two years old...
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 11 Oct 2012, 06:18

Lunar base on some far-off moon, carrier ship carrying drones, orbital defense satellites... Hey we gotta keep Borington and his space-lackeys away SOMEHOW!
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Metcarfre » 11 Oct 2012, 06:25

When is this supposed to come out? I might have a PC by the time it's released...
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Postby Ptangmatik » 11 Oct 2012, 07:44

hooooollllllllyyyyyyy pissballs!!

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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby zfubarz » 11 Oct 2012, 10:26

i did always love me some freelancer

hope this actually comes out.

also a friend of mine recently set up a full on flight rig including track IR, only thing he's missing is rudder pedals.
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Postby empath » 11 Oct 2012, 11:20

metcarfre wrote:When is this supposed to come out? I might have a PC by the time it's released...


They're talking about a Nov 2014 release in the 'crowdsourcing' options; that's doubtlessly still tentative, tho.

Yeah, I might have a new, more powerful compy by then, myself...
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Metcarfre » 11 Oct 2012, 12:27

OW. MY PRIAPISM.

This is just what I want to give PC gaming another go!
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Postby Vanguard » 11 Oct 2012, 18:05

All of my dreams... all of my Battlestar Galactica inspired space-fighting dreams are coming true.

My God, it's full of stars...
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Dubious_wolf » 11 Oct 2012, 19:40

as long as its not like eve online?

actually how is this different than even online
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Metcarfre » 11 Oct 2012, 20:42

Vanguard wrote:All of my dreams... all of my Battlestar Galactica inspired space-fighting dreams are coming true.

My God, it's full of stars...


RAPTOR COMIN' IN HOT!!!

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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Geoff_B » 11 Oct 2012, 23:25

Dubious_wolf wrote:as long as its not like eve online?

actually how is this different than even online


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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Jostain » 11 Oct 2012, 23:53

empath wrote:
metcarfre wrote:When is this supposed to come out? I might have a PC by the time it's released...


They're talking about a Nov 2014 release in the 'crowdsourcing' options; that's doubtlessly still tentative, tho.

Yeah, I might have a new, more powerful compy by then, myself...


Its probably Late 2015 early 2016.

The upside of it being cowdsourced is that they wont have people firing them if they dont release their game on time and that enables them to make the game they want to make. The down side is that they will never meet a single deadline ever...
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby empath » 12 Oct 2012, 05:47

Dubious_wolf wrote:as long as its not like eve online?

actually how is this different than even online


Eve online is an MMORPG with combat resolution based on an player character's accumulated skills - metaphoric dice rolls to determine if you cannon fire hits that battleship. If you want to fly from one station to another, you point and click on a map, or a waypoint list and autopilot takes care of the rest.

Star Citizen/Squadron 42 is/will be a Space Sim with combat resolution based on the player's actual ability - visual accuity, manual dexterity, etc. - whether your cannon fire hits that battleship depends on whether you can literally bring your weapons to bear on the target. If you want to fly from one station to another, you actually steer your ship to do so.

...of course, this means with my aged reflexes, man/dex & declining vision, I'm gonna suck at combat. ;)

Essentially, go play Wing Commander or Freelancer - that, LITERALLY will be be what the gameplay will be like.
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Master Gunner » 12 Oct 2012, 07:53

Fortunately, it sounds like trading and exploration are viable advancement paths, until you can buy a carrier of your own and let us young 'uns do the actual combat.

The old X-Wing and Tie-Fighter games are also seminal examples of this type of space sim, though lacking in the commerce aspect of Privateer and Freelancer.
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Re: I have the biggest boner right now.

Postby Geoff_B » 12 Oct 2012, 07:59

I can just see empath (actually I can't cos I have no idea what he looks like!) lounging in his command chair watching everyone else do the work :D
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