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  1. 5 points

    Destroyer, Javelin-class

  2. 5 points

    Facebook VPN is Spyware

    Do not use. You have been warned. You should already know anyways, it's Facebook... https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/263867-facebooks-new-onavo-protect-vpn-spyware-application
  3. 4 points
    His signature sense of humour in action
  4. 4 points
    The Physicist in me cried today when i saw this news. The guy contributed a lot to the science community and will surely be missed by all. Fun facts to lighten the mood, He died on Pi Day 3/14, which also ironically was Einsteins birthday, who also lived to be 76.
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points

    Game Day, February 24th

    Welcome back @Imperium Member 's to another Game Day! We're here again for some more fun at the end of the month! Check the details below on how to join in! Previous Game Day: We would like to thank everyone who attended last Game Day! We had lots of fun! Special thanks goes out to @XLB and @Space-Moose who make a special effort to be present and provide flight training for anyone who wants to practice. It’s not everyday you get to train with the best! For those of you who don’t know these pilots are already offering something similar outside of Game Day as well, so if you can’t make it for the one on Game Day, or just want to train a little more please check out this link where you can get more information regarding flight training: Also, congratulations go out to @hertztech, @Angelfish, @GRIZZ, @Steel_Blade_XCR who won gift cards for their participation in the 4 different game-day events. Winner's have until the next scheduled Game Day to accept their gift card otherwise we may send them to future winners. Standard Game Day Details 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! If you decide to take part in on the fun, please consider recording any events you take part in. We like to turn collected footage into fun promotional videos for our Website or YouTube channel! FPS Training [February 24th] Keep an eye out for @Bloppo this Game day, as he'll be working in conjunction with Academy to help those interested with the basics for FPS and methods to improve your game! If you have dreams of being in the top 10 on the leader-boards, be sure to meet up with him on Saturday! Raffles and Prizes As every other Game Day, we’ll be offering raffle prizes based on individual participation levels! Raffles will be based on individual activities during Game Day, so here is the list of raffles you can enter: Participation Raffle - by checking in with a host in the Landing Channel, you can be entered Arena Commander Raffle - by attempting any mode within Arena Commander, completing it, and providing a screenshot, you will be entered Host Created event Raffle - by taking part in a Host Created event, completing it, and providing a screenshot, you will be entered Custom Events Raffle - by taking part in an official Custom Event run, you will be entered into this final raffle All the raffle prizes will be $10 RSI gift cards (Additional prizes may be provided, and will be announced at the start of Game Day) Newbie Info If you’re brand new to Star Citizen, we recommend getting in touch with us on Teamspeak or, checking this link out:
  7. 3 points

    Aegis Reclaimer

  8. 3 points

    Lexip gaming mouse.

    Anyone seen this yet? Seems like it might offer the best of both worlds for joystick vs. mouse flight controls. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk
  9. 3 points
    Congrats to Admiral Bishop for winning an Oscar!
  10. 3 points
    Better res version...
  11. 3 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Role of Hammerhead?

    We should have a Hammerhead Pirate Hunting Party (HPHP) some day where we just bring as many of our Hammerheads as possible and just go hunting pirates all day.
  12. 3 points
    Today I've been joined by TheNOOBIFIER1337 to discuss cargo improvements, server mesh tech and more for this episode of Ask The Devs Breakdown. The show is basically where I look at recent feedback from the Ask The Devs forum on Spectum, choosing answers to highlight. TheNOOBIFIER1337's Channel (Awesome guy!) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI-ybzjiaP2mSS81gaUxOiA
  13. 2 points

    Aegis Reclaimer

    I think PTU will be a thing, I think you mean "Open PTU" Leaked PTU patch notes still not mentioning Reclaimer, at least not in 3.1c. The lack of mentions of the manned cutter leads me to believe they will further the Aliens vibe and give us a Titian Armor with salvage hands on it. The downside is if it enters and exits through the cargo hold and not a dedicated port, it could leave us vulnerable to intrusion.
  14. 2 points

    Aegis Reclaimer

    A fan made short video (with sound). I'm pretty close to finally applying my Reclaimer CCU's. Unfortunately the removal of purchasing $0 CCU's make it difficult to use my Redeemer-BMM CCU's effectively, I have no doubt this was intended. So I save less money, but the Reclaimer is my #1 ship goal, so all my other ship goals get whats left.
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Aegis Reclaimer

    I wouldn't be surprised to see PTU Access being reduced to a couple of days to a week at most. Personally I don't even bother with PTU as it feels more like an 'early access preorder bonus' already and I'm too lazy to download two individual copies of the game just to get in a little earlier.
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  18. 2 points
    I immediately felt really sad when I learned of his passing. He was an inspiration, one of the most brilliant minds in human history and a testament to the human spirit. All I know that now I’ll be re-reading one of his books I own. He will never be forgotten.
  19. 2 points
    While reaching a very respectable age (especially considering his medical condition) I'm still going to miss the guy. In my opinion he was one of the greatest minds of this century and his departure sure leaves very large shoes to fill.
  20. 2 points
    Report from the [H] here: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/03/08/geforce_partner_program_impacts_consumer_choice Over the years, AMD fanbois have accused me of ignoring Nvidia's supposed anti-competitive practices. The thing is, when I looked into them, they were referencing AMD-slanted web sites with not-even conspiracy-theory rated "evidence". There was no truth to it, they were either citing perfectly legal practices as illegal or citing what is now known as "fake news"... stuff someone made up. This time, Nvidia appears to be pulling an Intel or Microsoft. An actual anti-competitive practice that the courts have proven won't end well (although to be fair, Microsoft and Intel are doing just fine today). I think an up-welling of moral outrage is justified. Its a shame that AMD doesn't have a viable GPU competitor to the GTX 1080, or better yet, its followup due at the end of the year (because that's the likely timeframe of my next upgrade).
  21. 2 points
    Yup. Like I said, no ingame purchase is final, unless of course CIG comes out and says otherwise. aUEC was introduced to test economy and purchasing mechanics, without influencing real UEC, and is still, like everything else, subject to change.
  22. 2 points
    To me there is a lot of hype and fearmongering in AI discussion currently. And many public actors have an interest in hyping it up more. Its is 22 years after Deep Blue defeated Kasparov and now AI can beat some Atari Arcade games. A robot can have smart pathing algorythms to travel around obstacles from A to B but if there is anything majorly unexpected or bad weather he is fucked anyway and we have no sufficient portable powersource for human strength electric motors or endurance also limiting many other electronic appliences. Industrial robots in manufactoring have been around for 50 years but theres still major labor needs worldwide and appliances are just slowly creeping into some service sectors and costs are still way too high. Everyones talking like in a couples of years all cars will be selfdriving but we havent even accomplished to fully automate the railway network. There are philosophical discussions that AI might maybe need a close to human experience to develop general intelligence. But the truth is nobody knows because we also know so little still about the human brain and intelligence neuroscientists understanding in many cases is still limited to "it glows roughly in this general area". Yes its all very fascinating and I am a major tech geek but it has been my belief for some years now that the general public massively overestimates the speed at which everything is changing. Some of the scenarios I hear in debates about the topic I would bet serious money against them happening in our lifetimes and I am less interested in what happens in 2100+. Yes there will be massive changes but some of the predictions I have heard by serious peoples about what will happen in 5 or 10 years are just ridicolous and I regularly laugh out loud about those. I have a suspicion though that many actors know that but that it is better for their public work to get the wanted effects and reactions so societies think about it and slow institutions can be prepared. It might be some of the same reasons why CR said SC will release something 3 years after the kickstarter when the reality is more like 10 years. Maybe you need the same strategy for AI so you can shock in 5-10 years everything will be drastically different and we have to prepare when in reality it will probably be much longer time spans. Anyway still exciting times.
  23. 2 points

    Elon Musk - Artificial Intelligence

    He has many interviews at SXSW 2018 but this one is very interesting - Elon Musk - Artificial Intelligence If you like the subject I encourage you to see Ex Machina - had a thread on that as well... -->>>ExMachina | Official Trailer HD | A24
  24. 2 points
    I have a question... Why go through all this trouble of saying everything is classified, if you will list even high priority ships such as Hammerheads, Idri' and Merchantman?
  25. 2 points
    Greetings Fellow Citizens! I wanted to see about potentially open up talks with you fine people here on these forums. While BWC is maintaining a period of neutrality until the game is further fleshed out, we're looking to get to know one another maybe maintain some friendly relationships and the like. If anyone is interested in contacting our Star Citizen Chapter feel free to head on over to: Black Widow Company If you have not registered yet, you will need to register a username/ password. Thank you all for your time, and we look forward to opening up talks to have hopefully a good and long lasting friendship! Regards, Garro Star Citizen Recruiter Black Widow Company
  26. 2 points
    Important: Many new features are present as a first implementation and still have numerous adjustments and tweaks to be made to bring them to full design specifications. Many optimizations are still incoming and performance isn’t up to our standard as is. With no many new systems coming online, there are likely to be numerous bugs left to smash and balance changes to hammer out. We want you to be part of our open development! Report issues and bugs you encounter on our issue council: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/community/issue-council.
  27. 2 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Aegis Reclaimer

    I believe someone leaked it as people claim it's from an Evocati build. Found it on Reddit. The video below however was taken from AtV which I just uploaded to YouTube. It's a small clip showing the Reclaimer interior in a damaged state.
  28. 2 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Aegis Reclaimer

    Reclaimer at Port Olisar!
  29. 2 points
    Upgrading would help him however we both know that even people with monster PCs experience these issues today. Regardless of what he does in terms of hardware there will undoubtedly be issues with the game-play experience. The key thing to remember, which has already been hammered home here, is that the game is in Alpha. It will get better eventually, as do all games in their long development cycles. They've continually improved the playable portions of the game and that will simply continue to happen. My advice, if you purchased the game with the expectations of jumping right in with no issues change that assumption now. Leave your package as is, do what you are able about your hardware, and play the waiting game with the rest of us. If you cannot do the above, or a suitable version of it in your eyes, then i'd just refund the game now and ignore it until you hear about either its official launch or its official dis-continuation. -Lakota 5 Year StarCitizen waiting grandmaster
  30. 2 points
    This is the latest episode of the show where I find as discuss answers developers have made on Spectrum. This time I talk about smooth FPS animations, G-Forces and more! Help out by upvoting on Reddit and/or Spectrum Reddit Spectrum
  31. 2 points

    XLB 3rdPerson Video

    First video trying to improve my quality. Here is the link to the original. If the video lags or stutters for you try putting it on 1080p, if still issues occur I have re-uploaded it at Try both and see which one works for you. Please enjoy
  32. 2 points
    So I had a rare form of lipoma (fatty tumor) removed from my leg on the 23rd of last month, called an angiolipoma. I am now fighting an infection because the doctor didn't know it was an angiolipoma and didn't catch that she was cutting out a tumor with an active blood supply and capillary system. Yay for rare tumors! Oh and leg infections. Yummy.
  33. 2 points

    Wingman and your ships

    I dont see that as unlikely or really undesirable. An NPC crew ( even a poorly skilled one) would be fine until you really want to try to hurt real players with it right? The only catch is that there are also some ships now (like the hammerhead) which would be brutal with NPCs at current skill levels against large ships (Reclaimers, Orions, Hull D, Carrack, Polaris.). The hammerhead is kind of the exception to the rule though, and a player would have to have what, 6 NPCs to just man the turrets? Another option is to limit the amount of NPCs available for purchase at one time to a player (like what Chris did in Freelancer and Privateer). For example a starting player could hire 1 at start and unlock up to 4 through rep grinding with NPC faction (This number reseting at player permanent death). Then you would still need 2 or 3 players to fill out your hammerhead. So I would say that NPCs need to be weak they or need to be numerically regulated, or limited in another fashion. Otherwise it turns into Pay (grind) to Win, throws skill out the window...and will reduce the game appeal to skilled players and beginning players alike. It will always be important to consider the best way to apply yourself and your team through 4P. Some players will be better in certain roles. I feel there is to much diversity in vessel capability and player skill that I doubt that there will be one meta for power for all player. Each player may have his ideal potential per his solo traits and it will be also shaped by how much community support he has, and the amount of teamwork he displays. In my opinion, there is no replacement for practice, or camaraderie (or kindness for that matter). Will a player with years of practice in a Sabre be better in that cockpit if you you can put him in a NPC gunship? I dont know, but I strongly feel that he deserves to be valuable in the ship that his time and patience are invested in.
  34. 2 points

    Wingman and your ships

    Good points. Yeah, I know people say they'll be perfectly happy to be a gunner or engineer or what have you on multicrew ships instead of being the pilot or the captain, and I'm sure for a few of them its true. But if there's truly competitive PvE or PvP in Star Citizen (and I'm not convinced there will be), the Orgs in the competition will be doing calculations on what results in the most power projection per player (I now hope 4P becomes a SC term) at their disposal. If that means everyone gets in a Retaliator with 6 NPC gunners, then that will be the "meta" and that's what they'll do, and people who don't want to fly this way will be left out or relegated to non-competitive tasks. I expect that you won't just "bring everyone regardless" ala old-school Everquest raids because of server and/or netcode limitations; the Org won't want half the raid split off into another instance of that space. That said, I really hope that CIG balances it such that a player-manned-turret-ship is "worth it" in "4P" vs many ships manned by NPCs. I just don't see how that's possible unless NPCs really, really suck.
  35. 2 points
    The fact that most wives would rip the testes off their husband if he dared to build a Simpit with these joysticks does’t Help either. You really need a dedicated desk/simchair onto which the 2 joysticks/joystick and throttle are mounted in a fixed way. You would most likely also need some kind of swiveling plateau for your keyboard and mouse. All this stuff has looks which aren’t very wife friendly
  36. 2 points
    The original agreement lists both though, even as separate. At the very beginning Crytek knew they were two different games. The wording is there, it can't be changed.
  37. 2 points
    high quality controllers are usually not cheap. The fact that the market for these things is also kind of niche doesn't help either:\
  38. 2 points

    Role of Hammerhead?

    That would be fun! I'd also be in favor of a Vanduul hunting party! No Operation Pitchfork though. We'd have to gather a great deal of detail before undertaking that level of assault.
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  40. 2 points

    Aegis Idris Frigate

    Earlier CR said he felt the Idris needed 75 for its crew to feel lived in.... then they worked on it more getting the crew down to 30-50..... but CR initial assumption still held true and now the Idris is back up to 81 for the crew (including the player - at least for S42) - per ATV around 24m into vid
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    Agree this is a great ship that needed to be added to the line-up of ships for Star Citizen. I've been arguing for years now that SC needs more medium size ships (and starter ships for the penultimate ships) and this ship does so very nicely to address this concern. However..... Agree - but like you are speculating - I have decided not to get a Vulcan = mainly since I am sticking with having the penultimate ships that the Vulcan crosses over with = the Crucible, and Starfarer (I have Gemini). If I was waffling on either of this then the consideration to add the Vulcan would have increased. ========= Honestly I think the Vulcan is severely deficient relative to its Penultimate Counterparts per below..... Note this is just speculation below: Vulcan is likely only about 10% as useful as a refueling ship compared to Starfarer (with much larger tank compacity) + Starfarer has refining and collection of fuel options Vulcan is likely only about 15% as useful as a repair / re-arm ship compared to Crucible (this is harder to quantify especially knowing that the Crucible will also have variants that will affect its function) - but my understanding is that the Vulcan will only really "patch" a ship.... and not create permanent repairs (like you can with the Crucible = with even the possibility to Crit and get better than factory standard results with repairs for the Crucible since you will actually manufacture the repair on-board the crucible with various materials - obviously you have to have the good materials to get the great results) ---------------------------------------- In Comparison to .... Prospector is likely only about 30% as useful as a mining ship compared to the Orion (with a refining and large volume operation) + = The Prospector Benefits from having detachable bags that fill up and also option to land on a planet / moon / asteroid while the Orion is only really useful for mining Asteroids or having material shuttled to it. ====================== Since I have the Starfarer, Crucible and Orion = I would more likely add the Prospector to my fleet rather than the Vulcan - per analysis above.
  43. 2 points

    Game Day, February 24th

    Well, well, well, @SwitchOnTwitch, if you want to levy a formal complaint then this just became a very serious matter indeed. I will say, though, as the accused party in this spectacle, I maintain every right to defend myself. Unfortunately for you, however, you've challenged me in my own post, and now you'll need to support your complaint in our very first instance of: Moderation Court Judge: @Sir_Belial Jury: @Sir_Belial Executioner: @Sir_Belial Prosecutor: @SwitchOnTwitch Defendant: @Sir_Belial Village Idiot: @SwitchOnTwitch Alright, let's get this started. This looks like an open and shut case, but we have to go through the motions anyway. *Bangs gavel* Okay, so the prosecution has stated that the Defendant has violated rule 14 of the SCB forums. They've also handily provided a link to the actual rule itself, so let's take a look here: 14. Formatting: For the sake of maintaining the clarity of our forums, when posting content that is copied from another outlet or source, we ask, that it be formatted in a presentable and professional manner. This means when you create a post, you must remove the old formatting from the previous source it has been copied from and re-present it when pasted here. Additionally, when creating a post, we ask that it have more content than just a link. For example, you could provide your thoughts on the linked information or a brief summary of whats found in the link. That seems pretty clear-cut to me, but what does the Defense have to say about their non-compliance with this rule? Your Honor, the Defendant would like point out that the wording for Rule 14 indicates that it entirely in reference to the re-posting of content from another site, and as to avoid any formatting issues, the re-poster must take the time to format the posted content into a readable manner, devoid of it's original formatting. There is really no other way to read this rule other than the method I the Defendant have just described, and since this post is not sourced from another site, this rule is non-applicable. Therefore, this complaint is entirely lacking in logic or reason, and seems to only maintain a singular purpose: to slander the Defendant. Whoa there, I won't be having any additional counter-charges added on to this case. I do see reason in your initial counter-statement, though. However, the Prosecution still has three points that haven't been addressed. Would the Defendant like to continue? Yes, I would like to address the rest of their supporting points in due order: While bullet points are "cool", numerical lists are far superior, as represented by the list of rules the Prosecution linked to in their initial complaint. While orange text means moderation, gold text is the standard for a flat-out beat down in Moderation Court, and by no means a "troll" comment. I'll fuk'n wreck you m8 Your Honor, the Defense rests. Alright, I think I've seen enough. This case started out as a complaint for a rule violation, but turned into a straight murder in my courtroom. Prosecution, I've been convinced that this complaint should've been dismissed in it's entirety, and by allowing it to progress this far in court, I've only allowed you to be embarrassed in front of your peers. I will allow closing statements from the Defendant, and then we will end with your sentencing. Thank you, Your Honor. In closing: Brutal. Now to end this continued embarrassment of the Prosecution, we will bypass the judgement from the Jury, and immediately sentence you to death, so that you will never need to face whatever friends you have left after receiving this level of humiliation. Court dismissed! *Bangs gavel*
  44. 2 points

    RSI Weapons Chart

    Every weapon mount is sized 1 higher than the actual weapon. We can equip one size higher, and two lower per mount. It has the correct theory but the info is wrong. It's also missing gimbled mounts which do not size the same way as fixed mounts.
  45. 1 point
    Admiral Max

    Protecting our industry.

    My dear Star Citizen friends, As it is recently known there will be mining ships in game and trade ships and what not. Additionally there will be pirates who will stall and stop warp jumps to raid and attack ships. How will we as an organization go about stopping this? -Max
  46. 1 point
    I have the aurora and the afterburner doesn't make any difference. And i do use the orbital markers, but the closest i can get most of the times is between 150 and even 350 kilometres, so in the second case, i'm about 25 minutes on my way. But getting out the quantum travel is what i'm going to try next, and let you know if it works.
  47. 1 point

    Cutlass Black Cinematic

    Very nicely done. I can just see my Cutlass twitching on the platform in excitement.
  48. 1 point
    https://virpil.com/en/shop/grips/vpc-constellation-delta-vpc Just saw this bad boy show up, its ambidextrous so would make for a great HOSAS item, too. I don't have any peripherals beyond a keyboard/mouse yet, so with the scroll wheel and analog stick on the stick it could work as a 1 unit solution. Has anyone tried a joystick and mouse for gimball aiming in SC?
  49. 1 point

    Game Day, February 24th

    I'd like to make a complaint that you (@Sir_Belial) are not using BULLETS. Violation of FR 14! Bullets are cool Moderation not in orange is troll 1v1 me
  50. 1 point

    Drake Loot and Scoot Deluxe Package

    I am offering my buyback rare game package Pirate Drake Cutlass Black + Yellow Dragonfly (both with 60 month insurance) + Skull and Bones Skin + Star Citizen Digital Download Payment via Paypal. Cost $170, PayPal fees included. PM me if you are interested.