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  2. The Epic Story of Babylon 5

    Fun fact: It used to be on at the same time as the Fresh Prince back in the nineties. Since all my friends watched the Fresh Prince, I'd watch that and record B5 on the other side. I managed to avoid the entire season and then watch it all at once in one sitting. Needless to say, not long after that I became a big fan! (and I can't believe I still have those B5 videos knocking about somewhere...)
  3. My first REAL gaming pc

    Yeah, this is my first custom build. At some point I'll get into liquid cooling and so on. I'm still getting the basics of pc building. In the future, I'd like to run dual gpu's (assuming they correct the stutter). 😔
  4. Core problem with 6dof, what do you think?

    old school circle strafing alone is boring. when you angular fight, and you are fighting someone that is also trying to angular fight.. it gets intense. you are going to be fighting black outs mechanics on top of trying to gain an edge where you are the one on top.. it is harder to explain than to show. Gerald, to the Decoulped mode.. if M/KB or sticks or anthying. unkeybind throttle all together and just use strafe forward/back instead of throttle. with m/kb controls its all digital input so its 0-100, only way to get any analog.. you have to Tap your keys a lot to remotely get an analog feel. I know some poeople who actually do this though and they do it well. If you are not facing your target at all times, you are losing. Unless there are multiple targets at a time and they know how to aim.. you have already lost. If you have the aim, and the movement.. you might just outplay them. here is 1v3 with Juntau, zeus omega and da dasdeimos
  5. My first REAL gaming pc

    Ah, alright. I actually had to look it up as I never even heard about the 8086K but I now see that it was a very recent release because of their 40th anniversary. Still looks like a pretty solid CPU when compared to the 8700K though Yeah, the 16GB should be fine though and RAM is easy enough to upgrade if needs be in the future.
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  7. My first REAL gaming pc

    The 8086k came with s slight discount, so that's why I went with it. I originally had a 7700k or 8700k slated to in that spot. I wanted to go with the same RAM layout @ 3200 speed. I'll just look to upgrade it later I suppose.
  8. My first REAL gaming pc

    Looks pretty awesome and I hope you'll have a great time with it! Not overly familiar with the 8086K though and it seems a little light on RAM but that's just me. Personally I went with the 8700k and 32GB (2x16) RAM when I built my rig. Mine doesn't have as fancy looking a case as yours though.
  9. F8 Lightning

    I think that CIG selling the Star Citizen equivalent of the TIE Defender will spark outrage. Yknow, as much as selling the most elite exclusive fighter in the game should. And I think they realize that. No worries
  10. The Epic Story of Babylon 5

    Probable the best TV series ( save the last season and the spin off). I had to stay up until 2:30 AM (Channel 4) every week to watch it (seriously, why fudging 2:30 AM). Oh yeah week days and I had school back then
  11. Core problem with 6dof, what do you think?

    I'll try to address all your points @HardStyleFist Which patch where you most active in? If it's only recently I'd suggest taking a little break as IFCS and ESP have been broken for the past couple of months, rumor has it they will be fixed in 3.2 but unconfirmed. This could be the reason why you think dog-fighting isn't very fun right now. I 100% agree with @Chimaera and @J. Coren post so I'm not going to add onto that, instead I'm going to answer some of your counter points I can't see Disi hud, but'd I'd throw down alot of money that he hasn't turned off Gsafe/comstab and he's not using boost to his advantage. This is probably why alot of people look like they are practically standing still. Disi likely looks like he's standing still because @XLB is strafing down with Disis' roll to maintain an orbit around his cockpit for the quick kill. My examples didn't factor in the other ship changing trajectory because I wanted to show the effect the flight model has on distances between ships in dogfights. Of course both ships can circle around each other and shoot at the same time but that doesn't sound very appealing to me. Circle strafe is the most basic maneuver, and it's also the most powerful maneuver right now. Back in 2.6.3, circle strafing while boosting and Gsafe off would result in "goat feint" (your head falls to the side, similarly to a black/red out but without the color prompts). 3.0 saw the removal of that feature and we desperately need it back. Circle strafing is incredibly powerful right now but once flight is fixed, it's easily exploitable. Sure, but any game developer should allways question his design choices and be able to adjust if necessary. Besides, that's not the point of this post. All I wanted to dicuss is what is more fun, not what will actually be made. If all you want to do is discuss the fun factor of atmospheric flight over space flight well... it's ok for you to be wrong XP. That is exactly what I don't like about it. Being able to fire at the target the entire time is what makes you feel like a turret. Also, if you are at top speed, the only way to change direction wthout losing speed is to turn you ship perpendicular to your flight path and accalerate. Your turn radius is then predetermined by the acceleration of your engine. The planning ahead is also hardly doable if your opponent isn't going in a straight line. So @GeraldEvans, ty for call out, but just to make a correction, you do NOT have to go decoupled to orbit a hostile, just keep your nose on target, set throttle to 0, and angle your stick or use W/A to keep a tight orbit. and @HardStyleFist, you don't have to be at top speed to engage someone, only to close vast distances. While the man obviously won his match, I wouldn't showcase his style as the way to win fights, the circle strafing and jousting can be easily exploited and defeated with a 45 degree roll and some boosted vertical strafing. As of 3.0 I can agree flight is boring, here's to 3.2 getting the fixes in and flight being similar to 2.6.3.
  12. Core problem with 6dof, what do you think?

    To be fair, CR and others spoke lots of times about WW2 dogfights in space as well as to get the 'Wing Commander' feeling just with realistic physics. Furthermore, the plane shape of lots of ships was often a topic. Aside from that the current flight model is far off optimal. It's boring turrets in space although some people really like and mastered it. There's still lots to do for CIG. However, this would mean that they know what to do and which kind of experience they want in the end.
  13. F8 Lightning

    I am going to cry when and IF they sell the F8. ????WHY???? Because this is going to be sold like the Phoenix. It's gong to be the "Golden Goose," sold with a HUGE "military" tax and priced above what we now find to be normal price to limit the quantity out there. $350 like the Glaive at least. And this is THE ONE fighter I would buy no matter what the price. The addiction is real. I WISH WISH WISH they had put a small little living space internally so it could compete with the VG.
  14. Core problem with 6dof, what do you think?

    @XLB, I'd like to commend you on not actually following up with your threat to be a dick. Your skill and that of @Space-Moose is indisputable, and you go on to support the model and offer assistance. If that's being a dick, I'm going to have to question my sexuality because I'm apparently a huge fan. 😂
  15. gameday Game Day, June 30th

    Hello Once More @Imperium Members! This month we’ll be continuing the format from last time! In case you missed it, here is the explanation of the changes and some new information related to how Game Days will operate in the near future: We wanted to improve the experience of Game Day overall and felt that with Star Citizen in its current state just doesn’t warrant the amount of effort that we had once been able to put into it. IE. Custom Scenarios, Hype Trailers, Streaming, Competitions. Eventually that will change again and we can get back to the game that we are so anxiously awaiting. Until that time we would like to keep Game Day’s focus as a team building event that gives us a regular time each month that we can set aside to play games as an org. You’ll notice at the top of this post there is a poll with several games as options. If you plan on taking part in this Game Day, please vote for your favorite choice from this list, and those that play in the chosen game will be added into a raffle! The poll will close on this next Friday, the 25th of May. You’ll still be free to join in with anyone else that would be playing Star Citizen, so don’t worry if you don’t have any of the games in the list. In fact you will probably find lots of us getting into the new mining mechanics by next weekend. It would be a thrill to see some of the trade and industry folks show up and mine some space rocks for the first time. If you would like to suggest game to play together as an org on future Game Day’s please leave us suggestions in this thread and we will add them to the poll for the next event. We’ll also be shortening the duration of Game Day for this month. Instead of 1600 UTC through 0400 UTC, we’ll be starting at 1800 UTC and run to 0400 UTC. Joining Game Day For those of you that want to make a return visit, or show up for the first time, you only need to enter the Landing Channel on Teamspeak (ts.starcitizenbase.com), and one of our Hosts will direct you to the action! Raffles As for most other Game Day’s, we will be providing raffles for participants that play games in Star Citizen. However, this month we will be only conducting a participation raffle, so if you join any Star Citizen games created by other Imperium members, you’ll be entered into the raffle! As mentioned above, we will also be conducting a participation raffle for the winning game from the poll. Said game will have several TS channels created for players to meet up and play together, and doing so will enter you into this second raffle as well! Since we are hosting two games at once, be sure to check in with an officer or specialist that your name was added to the raffle of the game you played in! (As much as we may pretend otherwise, our Game Day hosts are still human, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on your chance to win free stuff) The prizes for both raffles will be $10 Star Citizen gift cards, and the winners of the raffles will be PM’d in the following week to confirm their prizes. New to Star Citizen? Read this post for information on the game and our Game Days:
  16. The Epic Story of Babylon 5

    Great series (although I'm still more partial to Star Trek, sorry)! I remember watching it as it was being aired for the first time. I now own the complete series, except for some of the movies (they weren't all that great).
  17. Aegis Eclispe

    Cool wallpaper image from in-game... + this cockpit image is cool...
  18. The Epic Story of Babylon 5 - great history / timeline / summary of the series - only watch the first 1/3rd if you haven't seen the series. Babylon 5 is my favorite Sci-Fi Genre (nothing comes even close to it - not even Star Trek or Star Wars which I also love) If you haven't seen it - you can now pick it up easliy on Amazon or other outlets. Keep in mind it has 5 TV seasons (minimum of 22 episodes each) + 5 TV Movies (that tie into the series) + a follow-up Series (an Epilogue series) - Crusade. This (Below) looks like a great deal from Amazon Babylon 5: The Complete Collection Series - Includes Bonus 5 Movie Set and Crusade Collection PG-13 $93.65$ 93 65 DVD
  19. Core problem with 6dof, what do you think?

    Because the ships also fly in atmosphere...Which they can do right now in the PU.
  20. Want to Sell WTS My Account

    @Nord sorry to see you wanting to offload the account. Could you please put a price on the account in order to comply with the rules?
  21. @CyberianK @Dragon-Knight Count me in on that. Be good to see you both again. What are you looking for? Historic sites? Quaint British pubs? Hardcore dance clubs? Super science stuff?
  22. Core problem with 6dof, what do you think?

    But then they would have to explain why all the ships were designed as if they weren't flying in SPACE. They have wings, air intakes and are streamlined.
  23. Core problem with 6dof, what do you think?

    First let me say thanks for all the nice replys. And please dont get me wrong, I do see that the 6dof model will be way more immersive and also requires a lot of skill to master. SC is not supposed to be too casual and I like that about it. But my point is that it actually is less FUN to dogfight. For example in the twitch video XLB posted: At around 0:35 you can see that both ships, while rotating, are practically standing still. I see this a lot and it makes the flight model feel broken to me. My examples didn't factor in the other ship changing trajectory because I wanted to show the effect the flight model has on distances between ships in dogfights. Of course both ships can circle around each other and shoot at the same time but that doesn't sound very appealing to me. Sure, but any game developer should allways question his design choices and be able to adjust if necessary. Besides, that's not the point of this post. All I wanted to dicuss is what is more fun, not what will actually be made. That is exactly what I don't like about it. Being able to fire at the target the entire time is what makes you feel like a turret. Also, if you are at top speed, the only way to change direction wthout losing speed is to turn you ship perpendicular to your flight path and accalerate. Your turn radius is then predetermined by the acceleration of your engine. The planning ahead is also hardly doable if your opponent isn't going in a straight line. Finally take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOQ1qdDpNWc . In one on one, the fighting decays to circle stafing and jousting. I really worry that a huge chunk of the player base, including me, will get bored with this rather quickly.
  24. 3.2 PTU released

    Ayup but no need. I get at least a 30 minute playtime before it stops updating things and shuts everybody down. So the reclaimed ship is always there waiting and if not yeah - pay the remaining time uec. Agree to smoothness, but it is binary. Either awesome sauce or relog. I am seeing it as time related. In non-peak hours (USA related) it seems to hold together better, so maybe just the servers being pushed, which is a good thing since they can see this and react to it before LIVE.
  25. 3.2 PTU released

    You do know you have plenty of ptu aUEC to expedite that ship reclaim, right? It's too bad you have that experience, for myself and as many others have stated in chat, this is the most stable PTU release yet (I have rarely experienced a CTD, unlike previous releases) with FPS improvements across the board. And, as of the latest patch a few hours ago, even the game-breaking sticky pilot seat bug has been fixed. How well all this translates to the live release remains to be seen as it always seems like certain features are added/reenabled when going from PTU to live, resulting in the inevitable as-yet-undiscovered bug here and there.
  26. Hey all, Ok, so I finally took the dive! Its taken me years to give in but I finally did it. I've never built a pic from scratch but I plan to do some serious gaming and streaming via YouTube and Twitch. I also want to play/stream in 4k. So excited!
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