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  1. 8 points
    Rule of thumb where money is involved and emails arrive is to ignore the email and log onto the site where the money is and see what is going on. If there IS something going on you will get flagged with the appropriate messages. If there IS NOT anything going on – someone tried to gather your password using a phishing email. Best to then let the account know of the phishing attempt and change password (if you think you have been compromised), the usual nervous nelly stuff. I am always getting Important Alerts from banks I do not belong to, so even when they do guess the right bank now and again, I ignore the message and go to check the account. Stay alert. - DRUM out
  2. 3 points
    Chimaera

    CitizenCon Streaming

    As much as I love Chris and CIG, and as much as I can understand the reasoning behind the initial choice of how to stream it (and its subsequent retraction), I have to say that it was a beyond tone-deaf choice, that showed little knowledge of what backers have come to expect. It further verifies to me that CIG leadership are being increasingly isolated away from the larger community by the staff whose job it is to help CIG leadership understand the pulse of the community. I had this impression when I went to CIG LA last August, and when I talked to CR and Sandi privately. I get the feeling that the "community relations" staff, instead of doing their jobs in communicating accurate pulses on the community's overall direction, instead only provide rose-colored-glasses reports. I began to notice this disconnect when DiscoLando began to take over more of the community stuff, and I've seen in worsen since some of the staff that didn't agree with the Community Team leadership have since left. I'm still psyched for the game and love CR, CIG, and everything inbetween, but I'm more and more pessimistic about CIG being able to make good calls related to the community...not because the leadership is out of the loop, but because the team in charge of providing the leadership with REAL information is hell-bent on hiding any negatives from CR and the other leadership. This could be due to the whole doxxing crap with DS and the Escapist articles and such, and fair enough, CIG and Sandi specifically, went through hell back then...but that doesn't excuse staff for purposely minimizing negatives on the part of community reaction. Overall, I'm glad that CR backed down on this, but I honestly think it's time for CIG Marketing to get an anonymous focus group hired so they can have their marketing ideas run by people who can tell them,"Yeah, no, fucked up idea, change now." As for @Comet, I wouldn't take it so hard, bud. There are a lot of things on their plate, and this was a "ooops" of epic proportions. I'd more be happy that they realized their mistake, and then hope that they learned to not make it in the future.
  3. 3 points
    VoA

    Hammerhead - Gunboat Anti-fighter

    Gavin Rothery SCi-FI concept artist/designer Seen these before but giving credit to the Artist https://www.artstation.com/artwork/x84NY
  4. 3 points
    I have been the primary person dealing with scam issues on our market, and have worked with the Reddit market admins before to deal with this stuff. This is the first time I have heard of the BUYER being locked out of their account for an extended period of time. This is also the first time that I've heard of a long-time seller being hit with scam accusations that have led to widespread lockouts. This tells me one of two things is most likely: 1. The seller could be a long-time phisher, who would scam out accounts via phishing over the long term, and only recently was caught by CIG. This would trigger a widespread lockout of anyone who had received gifts from the guy, potentially for a long time, as CIG tries to figure out how many accounts were scammed, how many ships in the accounts were scammed ships, and how far back in time the mess goes. 2. The other option is that CIG noticed a pattern of selling that could have included assets from scammed account. (i.e. phishing of accounts, and the accounts then sold/handed off to the seller who acts as a middleman) In this way, the seller could be still legitimate, but the goods he touched were tainted. Once this hit, CIG would need to go to the first line of "checking" to see which of these accounts or assets were legitimate sales/trades, as opposed to hacked asset sales. The first thing to do in that case would be to trace the sales to a point of origin (an ebay account or reddit account or some other external account), or to go after a certain IP address that initiated the trades. Once they had isolated that, then they may need to lockout the user during the investigation to make sure that their information was correct. In either case, it is very disheartening and disappointing, but it is the side effect of dealing with the grey market sometimes. 9/10 times you'll be okay, dealing with legitimate traders who are trading/selling legitimate ships or accounts. But then there's that 1/10 time where you get hit with a scammer, and when that happens, it can be a BIG deal. CIG is probably doing what it believes is best in order to protect not only the company, but also the victims of scammers in the long run. I do understand the frustration and anger, but I would save the anger for the scammer, not for CIG. @Booster Terrik in the sense that the scammer gets your money, etc... yes they don't get punished. But that's the unfortunate risk and nature of doing transactions of this sort. This happens in the real world all the time, it sucks, but it happens. CIG is NOT required to do anything to assist people scammed in these situations, yet the lockout of accounts for investigating shows they are probably doing their best to help ensure this kind of event doesn't happen again or happens less often. This is honestly why I've shied away completely from buying or selling on the Grey Market anymore. It's become too much of a scamfest, with little to no repercussions for the scammers other than having their accounts locked out of the selling sites. Hopefully all affected will be able to get access back quickly, and be able to get a straight answer from CIG as to what to do from here. If it's too terribly widespread, it may lead to CIG putting further restrictions on gifting. The only thing I think CIG could do better here, aside from being more communicative, would be to set up a line of communication with paypal to ensure that victim claims can be quickly handled and processed so victims can get their money back.
  5. 3 points
    @Sleezy It can be that the hyperlink itself was disguised. Meaning even if the email and supposed hyperlink match, the phishing is already done/embedded in what you might call the true link. There are a few easy ways to track that. One of them is to hover over the link (don't click the link!!) and you will see the TRUE link. Another one method is to view the real page/mail source. In example in MS Outlook web interface right-click the email and click view page source/info. Scroll around and maybe use the search function to find the email or hyperlinks and whatnot. I used to receive like a 100 Blizzard WoW related phishing attempts a few years back, even though i never activated WoW on my Blizzard account. Tracked down the true link and emails, reported it and never received them again. The fact that you were auto-logged in after just clicking the link is already suspicious. Anno nu, or in English, nowadays it's already a sign that somethings wrong. Any company (CIG incl.) that do make use of this has either very low standards or never really cared. It's easy to setup a proper login page with permissions... I highly recommend to visit this support page https://support.robertsspaceindustries.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013171387-My-account-was-hacked- , give it a good read so you know what kind of questions you might expect and what kind of info you can give them straightaway. Afterwards press "Submit a request button" at the top of the page if you cannot sign-in to your RSI account and contact support. Oh and ... : Password - Change your password immediately! 2FA - activate 2FA on your account if you haven't already. Even if people manage to get your account, they would still need the codes. Of course if someone really wants you they will find a way, but 90% of this kind of attempts is just "Oh 2FA? lets move on to the next..." and not worth the extra effort. If you already did? Then reset your 2FA recovery codes, better safe than sorry as your account might've already been compromised.
  6. 3 points
    Hmmm, if you bought something on the grey market it might have been a ship from a hacked account that the owner has now marked as stolen and the reason why CIG is now investigating. Or the original owner is a scammer who initially sold it to you and now wants it back by claiming his account was hacked (while keeping your money). At any rate, if you still have emails or other communications with sellers regarding your grey market purchases best to keep them handy just in case. Especially if it turns out the particular 'suspicious purchase' can be proven that it was a legit sale and the actual owner now tries to scam you. Ofcourse if it was indeed sold from a hacked account then you may have lost your money. By the way, as far as I know you should still be able to respond to tickets by replying to the email they send to you. As far as personal experience goes: at one point back in October 2014 there was a guy selling tons of stuff in the ship sale forum here including Aurora Starters with LTI at cost. But after buying one it felt really fishy because he kept offering more and more stuff so me and other people from Imperium who also bought stuff started talking about it and we decided to contact CIG just in case. CS (Julie) was very helpful and did indeed find out that those ships came from accounts that were hacked and told us that unfortunately they had to remove the ships and return them to their original owners. That was before the 2-factor authentication thingy. Luckily at the time PayPal was still very supporting regarding refunds for stolen virtual goods and worked together with CIG on this. As a result I was able to get my money back. Please keep us informed! I don't deal on the grey market at all anymore but it's always good to know if a particular individual on the grey market is up to no good.
  7. 2 points
    Hope you like it. I did a lot of cutting to keep it down to 3 min 20 sec but I accidentally deleted an awesome loop in the Dragonfly, lol.
  8. 2 points
    VoA

    CitizenCon Streaming

    ^^^ CIG video above and I love how the community rallies around the chairman (even when he admits a mistake) In support of our Chairman
  9. 2 points
    CyberianK

    CitizenCon Streaming

    The paywall thing is extremely bad of course especially as they make millions during a CitCon month anyway. That said if the event itself is good and the content is good they might make everyone able to forget about it and be happy again for a short time. And then it goes back to normal painful waiting for anything relevant to happen. Most interesting part of the whole year for me could be that panel: The Principles of Light Building the NEW Star Citizen flight experience that said it can also be just a bunch of lofty intentions without a bone behind it
  10. 2 points
    Buckaroo

    CitizenCon Streaming

    I'll admit, when I saw that I couldn't watch initially live without forking over $20, I was a bit peeved. But in all honesty, this is all happening (mostly) while I'm working my day job and couldn't watch anyways, so in the end I'd be likely watching after the event. As Chris mentioned in his letter, there was a lot of backlash because of the decision, even if it was a good choice to cover the camera crews. My thought? Get the game out, then charge for the livestream
  11. 2 points
    Did you guys see the gameplay video for CD Project Red‘s long awaited game Cyberpunk 2077? If Chris can pull off a city look and combat feel even half this good then I‘ll be very happy. Man I love just about everything that comes out of that studio ... Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay
  12. 2 points
    It says WIP that means everything is subject to "change". Just look at CitizenCon 2016 and 2017 the characters had a huge improvement and will improve even more when release and the same goes for Cyberpunk 2077. It is NOT an FPS, it is an RPG.
  13. 2 points
    VoA

    Ex Machina | Official Trailer HD | A24

    People are still making videos of the greatest movie of all time this is a pretty good one check it out
  14. 2 points
    Devil Khan

    Crusader Mercury Starrunner

    UEE won. Nightrunner Damn, This looks very sexy. The design on the wings, hexagon, really suits it.
  15. 2 points
    GRIZZ

    Crusader Mercury Starrunner

    I have the same problem, I think its because the 3 large rooms inside the conny make it feel smaller than it really is. I bet those rooms in the Starrunner will feel ....cozy. Plus the small cockpit glass opening make the ship look biger where the Cutlass looks smaller.
  16. 2 points
    You would have lost it all in the next wipe for a newer build anyway. You are attempting to make a game out of a test bed. The current purpose of the build we have is to find and figure out bugs. Testing for playability is a valid concern. Since you have located a problem area, entering your experience into the Issue Council Database is a path going forward. Full accounting, (plus pictures if available), will help them resolve the problems. Sorry for your troubles, but trying to 'win' on a test bed will never end well. - DRUM out Issue council link: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/community/issue-council
  17. 2 points
    Reduced price for five game packages (free fly event) = Time to get your friends into SC for cheap 😃 See https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/game-packages GAME PACKAGES All Sort by: PriceName AURORA MR STARTER PACK 3.2 FREEFLY- Package $35.00 USD$45.00 USDSAVE$10.00 USD IN STOCKMORE INFOADD TO CART MUSTANG ALPHA STAR CITIZEN + SQUADRON 42 COMBO - 3.2 FREEFLY- Package $55.00 USD$65.00 USDSAVE$10.00 USD IN STOCKMORE INFOADD TO CART AURORA MR STAR CITIZEN + SQUADRON 42 COMBO 3.2 FREEFLY- Package $55.00 USD$65.00 USDSAVE$10.00 USD IN STOCKMORE INFOADD TO CART MUSTANG ALPHA STARTER PACK 3.2 FREEFLY- Package $35.00 USD$45.00 USDSAVE$10.00 USD IN STOCKMORE INFOADD TO CART RELIANT KORE SC STARTER 3.2 FREEFLY- Package $75.00 USD$85.00 USDSAVE$10.00 USD IN STOCKMORE INFO
  18. 2 points
    VoA

    Drake Vulture

    Some images from Voon
  19. 2 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Crusader Mercury Starrunner

    Eh? I just bought a $5 Terrapin-to-Mercury CCU. And what makes it even nicer is that the Terrapin was only $195 initially before it got boosted up to $220 value; so a nice $25 discount for my Mercury.
  20. 2 points
    @Chimaera The thing is the scammers don’t get punished, the guys buying the ships on the grey market in good faith get screwed. The scammers get their money and we lose our ships. I suspect these scammers often work together with friends whose accounts they “steal” then sell the ships and as soon as all ships are sold their friend calls CIG to tell them his account was stolen ..... He gets his ships back and his friend gets to keep the money ...
  21. 2 points
    VoA

    Updated Ship Size Comparison Chart

    With the exception of the new Mercury StarRunner... most SC ships (like the Freelancer) are long and skinny. The Millennium Falcon is wide and has a good deal of interior space. It is why so excited for the StarRunner
  22. 2 points
    Chimaera

    Crusader Mercury Starrunner

    Current location: Stanton Coords: 1.563, 0, 48 (changes each day it seems)
  23. 2 points
    VoA

    Crusader Mercury Starrunner

    The specifications are not out on the ship yet so we don't know how much cargo it will hold but I would suggest everybody who is at least thinking that they might get even in the verse play the mini game because it would give you a free skin
  24. 2 points
    Never click hyperlinks in email. You may have been phished.
  25. 2 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Crusader Mercury Starrunner

    Someone on Reddit made this mash-up
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