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  1. 20 points

    Gameday, December 15th

    Happy Holidays @Imperium Member We’re returning from our hiatus with a brief announcement for this months Game Day, which will be held this next Saturday, December 15th! With the recent explosion of content in the form of patch 3.3, and even more patches in the near future providing exponentially more places and events to explore, we wanted to provide some assistance to those that were looking to enjoy the new additions to the game, but wished to do so with some friends and org-mates. Joining Game Day In pursuit of that goal, as mentioned above, this next Saturday will be the next Game Day, held from 1600 UTC to 0400 UTC. If you are interested in playing Star Citizen with other members of the community, join us on TeamSpeak in the Game Day channel section! If you’re looking to do something specific, such as explore the PU, shoot one another in Battle Royale, or get some flight hours in Arena Commander, follow these steps: Create a sub-channel in the relevant parent channel of the Game Day section of TS Include LFM, or LFG in the title of your sub-channel In the channels description provide an idea of what you’re looking to do Alternatively, you’re welcome to hang out and chat in the Landing Channel should you desire a break from the game! Some minor changes from the format of our last Game Days will be effective for this month. We’re going to omit having hosts present for each hour of the event, opting instead for staff to enjoy the game alongside all of you. We’re looking forward exploring the new content with everyone! With that, we hope to see some of you next weekend, and we wish all of you safe travels and happy holidays! We’ll be back next year with more events in store, so we hope to see you then! Read this post for information on the game and our Game Days:
  2. 12 points

    Drake Kraken

    I was in wave 7, woke up to take a piss and ended up $1400 poorer lol My friend Copy passed away and I am purchasing this ship in commemoration of his memory and am going to tag it USS (UEE or whatever prefix suits upon release) Copy to carry on his memory as he was an avid fan of the Drake line of ships. I really didn't plan on buying it but I feel in some way this will carry on his name, he was a trooper.
  3. 9 points
    Just saw this FOIP Music Video Tribute to David Bowie's classic "Space Oddity" and it made me smile... So I thought that I should share the smile with all of you:
  4. 8 points

    3.4 vs. 3.3 comparison

    Greetings, citizens! 2018 came to an end. This year Star Citizen has become much more and better. There are new locations, mechanics, and optimization. The game has become even closer to what we are all waiting for. All year I showed you what changes are happening in the game. Starting from comparison 2.6.2 and 3.0, I compared the new and old patches to each other, showing changes in the game. And now the next round of comparisons has come, because a few days ago the patch 3.4 was released in live. There are not so many changes in it, but this video turned out to be rather long. As usual, I gave you all the time codes for easy navigation through the video in the first pinned comment on YouTube. Enjoy watching and Happy Holidays! P.S. In the moments with the comparison of Freelancers the ships could not be put at the same point in the hangar (in 3.3 the Freelancers were of the fourth size, in 3.4 - the third), the background in these moments does not match, for which I apologize - but otherwise the comparison cannot be shown. P.P.S. If you like it, support me in: Citizen Spotlight Spectrum Reddit
  5. 8 points

    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    What they are desperate to do is remain in the room when all this is done and working. All they got left at this point is a foot jammed in the door. It boggles the mind when you start to imagine what people can and will do with this huge interlocking instance platform that Chris Roberts is pushing to accomplish. Imagine something like Mech-Warriors in this environment. When all is said and done, his Star Engine/Lumberyard platform will probably end up making tons more cash flow than Star Citizen. And CryTek really really wants to be in that room. - DRUM out
  6. 8 points
    Judge grants CIG's Motion To Dismiss the Second Amended Complaint regarding section 2.4. 1. Star Engine Promoting - Defendants’ motion is therefore GRANTED as to Plaintiffs allegations of improper promotion with respect to Star Engine. Designing, Developing, or Creating - The Court GRANTS Defendants’ motion in this respect as well. 2. Lumberyard Promoting - The Court therefore GRANTS MTD as to their promotion of Lumberyard for the same reasons it granted the motion with respect to Plaintiff’s allegations that Defendants improperly promoted Star Engine. Licensing - The Court therefore determines that “licensing” in section 2.4 prohibited Defendants from licensing a competing game engine to a third-party licensee, but did not preclude Defendants from licensing Lumberyard from Amazon. The Court GRANTS in the MTD in that respect. Trademark-Related Arguments - To the extent the trademark display was a part of Defendants’ December 23, 2016 announcement, it would still only establish a single promotional event insufficient to show Defendants engaged in the business of promoting Lunberyard. Defendants’ motion is therefore GRANTED with respect to these issues. IV. CONCLUSION In light of the foregoing, the Court GRANTS with leave to amend Defendants’ MTD. Within 21 days from the date of this Order, Plaintiff shall file a Third Amended Complaint addressing the deficiencies discussed in this Order or notify Defendants and the Court that it does not intend to amend. Thereafter, Defendants shall file their response within 21 days. IT IS SO ORDERED. https://www.docdroid.net/Jv5BRif/031129522308.pdf So after denying CryTek's twisted interpretation of section 2.1 the Judge has now completely blown CryTek's bullshit claims regarding 2.4 out of the water as well. Let's see if CryTek now wants to try and twist things around again in a Third Amended Complaint or if they just give it up. So far it looks like the entire lawsuit has already gone down the drain for CryTek with most of the issues having already been denied during the pleading stage. Quick summary from u/Bribase over on Reddit: CIG weren't "engaging in the business" of selling StarEngine, so Crytek have no grounds to say that they were "designing, developing, creating or promoting" an engine which competes with Cryengine. Their GLA permits adapting Cryengine to suit CIG's needs. The GLA only prohibits CIG from licensing to a third party. Not licensing from another party i.e: Lumberyard CIG aren't obliged to promote Cryengine. The promotion of Lumberyard is not sufficiently evidenced. Crytek can file a third and final ammended complaint addressing these issues, but until then the MTD is granted.
  7. 8 points

    What would you do?

    Blow it the fk up, post the video to youtube, prepare for all the salt and war! (My personal viewpoint)
  8. 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
  9. 7 points
    I know everything is still in development and is likely to change and be adjusted but I started this for fun to see what types of ship pledges would have the most in game UEC value. I really wanted to know if the more expensive ship pledges would be exponentially harder to get in game and see if there was some sort of sliding scale of pledge cost to in game cost. I initially expected a somewhat linear correlation between real dollars and UEC cost, but obviously a whole mess of factors go into determining its price and I was surprised at a few ships that really gave you some UEC bang for your buck. I started with gathering the UEC ship prices from the "New Deal" in Lorville. Once I had that I then compared it with what the rent cost was in Arena commander and found that every ship's rent cost was exactly 33.33333... times less than its full buy price. Knowing that, I then was able to find out the current 3.3.6 UEC buy price of most of the flyable ships in game (restricted to if we could rent it in Arena Commander). Once I had the UEC buy price, I compared that to its real world cost and found each ships dollar to UEC value. Some results such as the Avenger Titan were surprising, but it seems that typically the larger the ship the more value per dollar your pledge is, but of course there are exceptions to this, with all the factors that go into a ship. I had wanted to make a graph showing UEC/$ value to pledge size but there were so many great smaller ships it wouldn't have been a nice clean graph, haha. At the end of the day, we buy ships to support the game, but first and foremost get something that you'd want to fly   I made this for fun and to help me decide what to aim for when the game goes live. I did a cursory look on the forums to see if anyone else did the same, but didn't see anything else. If anyone else has something similar please post it and I'd love to compare data! Edit: As requested i put it up on google drive for easier viewing. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTyX4C7YCBNDCsWW1aJJJOEbCmbMyhur1Yyp4mzTVpVQ3ryKLpE5E8AbsufCansBxbGUZ-TUcGFlemn/pubhtml As far as some of the pricing discrepancies go (EG a base model being more expensive in game than its upgraded variant) I am pretty certain that some if not most of the prices were set way back when they first implemented renting and they just haven't gone back to readjust them now that purchasing ships in game is getting close to a full fledged thing. Take all of these numbers with quite a few grains of salt. Another thing to keep in mind as well, as stated by CR in one of his 10 for the chairmen, the price of ships and goods will eventually vary based on location, supply and demand, cost of materials that would normally be used to build the ship, and some other things as well.
  10. 7 points


    For the record, Imperium is in NO WAY associated with the organization currently known as "Imperium" (and formerly known as GoonSwarm, GoonSquad, etc.) in EVE. Our Organization was formed by initial backers of Star Citizen who came to www.starcitizenbase.com shortly after the initial launch of Star Citizen back in early October 2012, our name was voted on back in late October/early November 2012 In fact, our group was initially formed by people who were so turned off by Goon behavior in EVE (many of our founding members having previously played EVE) that they decided to take a hard line anti-piracy stance, in an effort to take a stand against that sort of play style, and one of our founding rules, that is enshrined in our Code of Conduct (CoC) is "Don't be a Dick".... Meanwhile... Many years later, in April of 2015, the Goons had gotten so much bad press over the years (pretty much for behavior that a lot of people would describe as the exact opposite of our "Don't be a Dick" rule), under the leadership of Mittani (or "The Mittani" or whatever) decided to change their name... and (I personally believe that) they chose their new name of "Imperium" as a direct snub of the "Anti-Goon" behavioral stance that our early founders had taken in the game. It could also be because Mittani like the image that the name conjures... although his vision (once again this is just MY opinion) seems far closer to some sort of neo-fascist version of the Galactic Empire from Star Wars or the Empire of Man from Warhammer 40k.... Don't believe me? Here were the reactions that some of the people on OUR forums had when WE found out about the name change: Ultimately, we aren't letting any of this change the way that we feel about Star Citizen or change our plans for how we want to play it, but hopefully it will at least put your mind at ease about the similarities of naming.
  11. 7 points
    I found this video very insightful as Lior Leser is an actual lawyer and knows what he's talking about. TL;DW - No you are not owed a refund
  12. 6 points
  13. 6 points

    Sabre Raven Emp Explosion !

    Inspired by the awesome "277 shades of Star Citizen", I made this ! Hope you like it !
  14. 6 points

    Cool Setup

    Cool setup I saw on a Facebook ad, minus the light/mic.
  15. 6 points
    Star Citizen | Chris Roberts Interview - Funding The Game Star Citizen interview — Why Chris Roberts raised another $46 million to finish sci-fi universe DEAN TAKAHASHI@DEANTAK DECEMBER 20, 2018 10:15 AM
  16. 6 points
    I know the name of my Connie. I hope they let us upload stuff for nose-art, because this would be mine:
  17. 6 points

    Imperium Pins

    I had created a batch of Imperium Pins. Thanks to generous members, the pins will be free, and you only pay for shipping. If there is a lot of demand I will consider another run of them and sell them at cost with Imperiums blessing. The Pins themselves are 6061 T6 Aluminum with 2 pins on back and rubber pin backers (not the crappy metal butterflys). The USPS shipping cost to US is $3.50 and Canada is $10. I have no idea what other countries will cost, but it will be under $20. First come first serve. PM Me your shipping address and I'll reply with my e-mail for paypal, google pay, or Star Citizen virtual goods if that's how you want to roll but I can't make change. ;-]
  18. 6 points

    Drake Kraken

    This wasn't supposed to happen this way but it did.... I didn't really want to add to my pledge.... but CIG won the day as usual.... and I got one I didn't even get chosen to be eligible to buy one... but apparently they opened up a few Wave 1 that apparently didn't get purchased.... If you want one they now have a few warbond Kraken's available.... STANDALONE SHIP - DRAKE KRAKEN - WARBOND - WAVE 1 ATTRIBUTED Created:October 20, 2018 Contains:Drake Kraken and 2 items
  19. 6 points

    Looking for Gaming Rig

    I don't believe you'll have a good time. The game heavily relies on the CPU and VRAM. Anything below 4GB VRAM is just not really able to play the game. I'd say that 4GB VRAM is the minimum requirement. I would look elsewhere. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Pzzc4q This is what I came up with, and I would consider this entry level for Star Citizen. Buy a $60 game package that includes both SC and Squadron 42, and then spend the money on the build or similar spec PC and you'll probably be fine at low/medium settings at launch.
  20. 6 points

    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:
  21. 5 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Anvil Valkyrie Dropship

    ANVIL VALKYRIE HEAVY DROPSHIP Anvil Valkyrie - Hit The Ground Running --- In the days of antiquity, the Valkyrie were believed to choose which warriors would die on the field of war, and which would live. Now Anvil is putting that choice in your hands. Seize fate and turn the tide of battle with the Valkyrie. Rugged, high-performance jump seats safely transport up to twenty personnel into and out of the fray; a vehicle bay and speed ramp efficiently launch ground-based transports or reconnaissance vehicles for unmatched support; four powerful VTOL thrusters capacitate surgically precise take-offs and landings; and a devastating array of weaponry blurs the line between dropship and gunship. Available now at all registered Anvil dealerships. Fly one today! --- $330 Warbond (Liberator skin) $330 Warbond (regular skin) $375 Store Credit (regular skin) Designed to safely deliver and extract up to twenty fully-outfitted soldiers, as well as vehicles, from the most hostile locations, this conflict-ready military-spec craft is dependable to the end. Alongside twenty jump seats, the spacious hold accomodates one combat-ready ground vehicle to support your troops in any situation. Protecting your crew are two integrated door guns and four turrets, capable of laying down cover-fire, suppressing assailants, and ensuring successful landings anywhere. In transit, this significant firepower is bolstered by a nose gimbal for precise gunning from the cockpit. Heavy armor all around and built-in countermeasures complete the Valkyrie's formidable offensive and defensive package.
  22. 5 points

    Destroyer, Javelin-class

    3D PRINTED JAVELIN BY TENGZEXIN As if a 1:1000 Idris isn’t impressive enough, Tengzexin took his 3D printing skills to another level with this 1:500 Javelin. Gigantic!
  23. 5 points

    Trak - Aka Steve Snyder

    @Trak was actually a member in Imperium for a good while before he branched out to make an org that was specifically built around the people he knew and worked with who wanted to focus hardcore on Arena Commander. As such he went from member to foreign dignitary, and it was my pleasure for nearly half a decade to talk to him very often. He was a good friend who helped my wife and I get ourselves situated in LA when we visited there for our late Honeymoon, and even took time out of his busy schedule (multiple fires) to take us to the Stinkin Rose. He was awesome, and was one of the first people I shared my daughter's birth with. When I saw his family's post it broke me. My wife and I have been mourning him, and we have been grateful for the communications to us from his children. He was a literal giant of a man, with a great heart, and I hope his family can find solace in the number of people who have been giving support to them after their loss.
  24. 5 points

    Trak - Aka Steve Snyder

    It's been a pleasure to know Trak, he was an intelligent, witty and strong-minded lad. We're all better for having known him and I wish only the best to the people he's left behind.
  25. 5 points

    Dune 2020 (movie)

    https://m.imdb.com/list/ls029894587/ Director Villeneuve has his eye on an actor for Paul Atreides,
  26. 5 points

    The end of $0 CCU

    Early yet, but a double handful of unhappy people. Premise is simple. CIG was willing to try something that looked promising for people to play around with. It was vastly overused by some people (or under planned by them) and seemed to cause them unwanted database service and maintenance issues (assuming it is in the hanger DB). After not one, but two, cool off periods, they are finally pulling the plug. Use it or lose it. It is their game and house rules apply. The rules are whatever they say they are. Some people seem to be offended by this which is to be expected in any transaction service change. Offended or not the point still stands, it is their house and house rules are whatever they say they are. Not everyone is making gray market sales or treating fleet ownership as a marketing tool. Nor do most people flip ships around with any regularity (if they are currently playing at all). The amount of people who feel this is hurting them is going to be rather small. I am confident CIG took this into account in making the final decision to move ahead and give an ironclad use by date. The real mystery is how people seem so surprised about this announcement. It has been announced for 2 years. Lot of time to sort things out, or did they think if it was ignored that CIG would forget what they said they were going to do? Also amazing is how so many people see Star Citizen as more than just a game. If some of the comments are to be believed, it is more important than anything else in their lives. Or in fact their reason to exist. I suppose the argument can be made that a Real Gamer does not have a life outside the screen (Ready Player One as an example). If that is the case, then I confess to not being a Real Gamer. No matter. The decision has been made, CIG apparently believes the player base using $0 CCU is not significant enough to bow to. Use the $0 CCU or lose it. - DRUM out
  27. 5 points
    Hi guys, I've been playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance lately and I found this in a mural on one of the churches.... He's apparently a saint or someone holy....
  28. 5 points

    I want to present you ...

    ... my 3rd timelapse : Take a ride over the 4 Hurston's moons ! Hope you like it, fell free to share it, like it, subscribe or comment it .. ... and of course... happy new year 😉
  29. 5 points

    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    Still can’t get over the irony of the guy’s last name.
  30. 5 points

    Crusader Mercury Starrunner

    You can still obtain Advocacy skin.
  31. 5 points

    $200,000,000 reached, congrats CIG

    $200,000,000 reached, congrats CIG I think everyone was super impressed with Citizencon and it helped CIG push over this milestone even prior to the Anniversary Sale
  32. 5 points
    "Release" these days is a bygone era, along with "going gold". It's a superficial line in the sand, nothing more.
  33. 5 points
    Many were (or perhaps) still are skeptical that S42 is still years away. I've been saying for awhile now that we'll see it in 2019. This is supported by many media outlets and by CR even at Citizencon - when he mentioned that the major tech needed for S42 is now done...... like OCS..... bind culling, . etc.... The big tech push that still needs to be completed for the PU is Server Meshing --->>> But S42 doesn't need this tech....... so all they need to do now is wrap up content for S42. This is when the Roadmap kick's in for S42...... which we'll likely see for the first time in Q4 this year....... and it will show the "content" progress from Q1-Q3 in 2019 with an anticipated release in Q4 of 2019. It could be even tighter than this - but it is for sure realistic now with the engineering / tech work done. I think with S42 being available Q4 of 2019........ we can easily keep the players of SC satisfied with playing S42 through 2020....... and likely get into PU Beta late 2019 through Q4 of 2020 ----- and I think everyone will still be happy with that especially since Alpha 3.2+ was such a fun / viable game (really better than most AAA games at their full release).
  34. 5 points

    Drake Kraken

    QUICK REMINDER: The Drake Kraken has been added to the Portal. We would appreciate it if you would update your Portal Hangars to reflect your Kraken purchase (and any ships that you might have melted, if any, to buy it) as soon as possible. Also, if you would also like to notify Fleet Ops (myself) so that I can add you to out internal list, or if you should have any questions about our Capital Ship utilization policies, I welcome any comments or questions that you might have.
  35. 5 points

    Drake Kraken

    QUICK REMINDER: The Drake Kraken has been added to the Portal. We would appreciate it if you would update your Portal Hangars to reflect your Kraken purchase (and any ships that you might have melted, if any, to buy it) as soon as possible. Also, if you would also like to notify Fleet Ops (myself) so that I can add you to out internal list, or if you should have any questions about our Capital Ship utilization policies, I welcome any comments or questions that you might have.
  36. 5 points
    The console peasants are outraged that it isn't going to console.
  37. 5 points
    Yeah I've voiced my concern on this front for years now. If you look at the Units in this very org, you see way more capital ships in people's hangars than there are people in the unit to crew them. In reality, every single person with an Idris or Polaris or bigger should have their own Unit worth of people to crew them. And even if this was somehow accomplished, there's no telling if any of these "Captains" are worth their salt when it comes to leadership, organizational abilities, playtime, let alone the fun part where they have to make tactical decisions in combat (the Captain Herbert Sobel effect, for those of you who've seen Band of Brothers). I view the Units as very pre-mature, as just from forums posts, there's a couple people I respect, a couple people I think are idiots, and the vast majority I have no idea about. So I haven't joined a Unit yet. I'd rather see it mature organically in-game, "hey, so-and-so runs a real good Idris in the persistent universe, he should create and lead his own Unit of people who want to crew it". So at some point when the game gets closer to being real, this Org needs to hard-core recruit Aurora owners, people who plopped down their $40 to $60 but not much more, and ask them if they want to crew a big ship. We have way more whales than we can feed, or so it appears.
  38. 5 points

    3.2 LIVE Pictures

    Thought to take some screen saves for new desktop background. Got one I liked and called it SUNRISE. It is Yela, right at the terminator.
  39. 5 points
    Danakar Endeel

    Drake Vulture

    Meh, I still think the Vulture looks awesome while the Venture looks like ass
  40. 4 points
    Just learned today that former member and good friend of Imperium @Trak IRL Steve Snyder passed away on Saturday, April 6th. He was a great guy, and good friend to all Imperium members he came across. He was a fixture with Imperium members at each US Citizencon, and was a recently-retired Fire Captain with Orange County. He will be missed by all who knew him.
  41. 4 points
    Greetings, citizens! Recently, one guy suggest the idea of this video, and to break a long silence (while I was doing other big projects), I decided to realize this idea. The UEES Razor’s Edge patrol ship was ambushed during a patrol and was badly damaged. The surviving team must do something, or they all gonna die - this is the starting point for this video. I hope you will enjoy it! P.S. if you like it, support me in: Citizen Spotlight Spectrum Reddit
  42. 4 points
    😍 Original mapping table from the concept is back as well (similar to the one from the movie Prometheus). I really like that CIG decided against using that dumb holosphere we saw in the previous AtV and put the original table from the concept art back in. For reference: similar mapping table as it appeared on the movie Prometheus:
  43. 4 points
    I too felt female characters were not a high priority for the roadmap, and @VoA has consistently disagreed with me. @Twerk17 has a weekly show called "Answer the Call" which shouldn't be missed because every show has an excellent mix of guests. A point hit in this show is one I did not consider, maybe guys are part of the reason we have fewer girl gamers because when girls play they get treated differently than everyone else, they get put on a pedestal or they get harassed and both actions prevent the girl from enjoying the game the way its meant to be played.
  44. 4 points
    They're doing the right thing in taking their time and getting it right. Its important to get this right. They spent their time going through several different test models and skeletons for the male avatar including several animation refactors and redesigns. One of SC's core ideas is that you are your character. The player camera is in the avatar's head. You physically see down the sights like you would in real life. Few games actually go through this effort and instead just cheat everything. Taking their time allowed CIG to figure out how to make this work correctly (remember the days of head bobbing and people complaining that the game made them feel ill?). With only one character skeleton to worry about, they didn't have to do double work every time they tweaked or messed with the design. Of course, they also created the mother of all animation backlogs...but, they knew what they were getting into.
  45. 4 points
    It's apparently all about timelines, date of copyright registration, actual damages, and number of copies of SQ42 sold and delivered between December 2015 and December 2016 once CIG announced the package split (which would still be 0 as nothing was delivered yet) With the SAC thrown out (and with it the FAC as filing a SAC replaces the FAC) because the Judge has ruled that CIG was allowed to change engines and CryTek's twisted 'promotion' claims have no merit as CIG simply announcing the switch to Lumberyard in a single video is not "being in the business of promoting a competing engine"; CryTek's timeline is now reduced to a period of mere days to maybe a few months at most in which CryTek has to prove copyright infringement within that specific timeframe. Also they forgot to register their copyright at the copyright office in Washington and only registered it on the 11th of December 2017. So even before filing the lawsuit against CIG on the 12th of December 2017 they probably already knew that they had fucked up. Because they forgot to register their copyright on time they can't be awarded statutory damages at all for any alleged breach that occurred prior to it because their alleged breaches all occurred between Dec2015-Dec2016 for delivery of SQ42 copies and Bugsmashers while having an even shorter window for the allegation of the CryTek logo being replaced by Lumberyard before the actual switch to Lumberyard (the first time the Lumberyard logo was shown to the public was on December 23rd 2016 with the release of alpha 2.6). So because they failed to file their copyright on time; statutory damages (those sweet up to $150k per breach monies) cannot be awarded and they will now have to prove actual damages for any alleged breach. As SQ42 was never delivered to any customer as a CryEngine game (and will use Lumberyard when it is delivered) those actual damages would likely equate to $0. If any super-sekrit CryEngine code was shown during Bugsmashers CryTek would also have to prove actual damages on how those snippets of code being allegedly shown actually damaged the company. Lior Leser concludes that CryTek may now be very eager to settle for whatever peanuts CIG might want to throw their way just to be rid of them ($100k-$150k at most was his guess) because now CryTek's idea of "Maybe we can get a ton of cash from CIG if we keep pushing this lawsuit" has suddenly changed to "We will likely have to pay a ton of cash to CIG if we keep pushing this lawsuit" because CryTek's entire timeline of alleged breaches was reduced to a few months at most and they forgot to register their copyright until after the alleged breaches supposedly took place. So they can't even claim copyright infringement as they had no registered copyright during that time period.
  46. 4 points

    Constellation Phoenix Cinematic

    Greetings, citizens! Recently, in Star Citizen hosted the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2948, and this gave me the necessary material for the new video, which I had long thought about - Constellation Phoenix cinematic. The video made in the same style as my 600i cinematic - and these ships, in general, are similar to each other. And only you decide, which one is better. I hope you will enjoy it! P.S. You can support me in: Citizen Spotlight Spectrum Reddit
  47. 4 points
    J. Coren


    If ever there is a reason I might need business cards for Citizen get togethers, it's to have a disclaimer on the back stating "Imperium SCB is in not and is in no way associated with Imperium, Clusterfuck Coalition, Goonswarm Federation, or Something Awful."
  48. 4 points
    Admiral Max


    Thank you guys for clearing that up for me. I just wanted to point out that I take enormous pride being an imperium member above all else and will do everything in my power to not allow some shit/drama like this to happen to our organization or our beloved game. I do understand we will see shity players and moles and stuff like that perhaps happen in imperium but i hope we get to know everyone personally and protect what we hold dear. Thank you guys alot, -Max
  49. 4 points
    If I was shown that trailer in a vacuum without ever having heard of Star Citizen, I might think the same. The cast, flow, and editing makes it seem like a CG movie. Wing Commander IV was good enough to be a film on its own, and seeing all the talent and effort put into it I wouldn't be surprised is someone were to edit it down to a feature film.
  50. 4 points

    Made an Oni Mask... Thoughts

    So ive been messing around with my 3D printer and decided to work on a little project making an Oni mask! Here it is, its almost finished just have to do a few touchups with paint and put a clearcoat over the top attach some straps and it should be good to go! Also, i recently got an airbrush and trying to learn the art of using it... still have a lot to learn but i feel im slowly getting there What are your thoughts/criticisms..... would like to hear what you guys have to say
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