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Danakar Endeel

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    Argo SRV

    Yep, as such I think this ship will become more of an 'orgmates only' ship. Like an Imperium member asking on Discord "Hey guys, I hit an asteroid in Caliban while farming Vanduul and now my engines have fallen off; can someone help me?". That said, the SRV is growing on me a bit. Most notably because (unlike the Vulcan) it is a 1-man career ship in the same vein as the Prospector/Vulture so maybe I'll get one just to have one. If it can also be used for other purposes like carrying prefab modules and stuff there might be some additional use for it once Imperium gets to building their own moon-base and stuff.
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    Argo SRV

    Official sale page is up with more information. Store credit price is $150 https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/16971-The-ARGO-SRV Some noteworthy tidbits of info: SPACIOUS CABIN More than enough space for you and a small number of passengers. CARGO HOLD 10 SCU capacity assures your stuff is just as comfortable as you and your passengers. So not only can it tow vehicles, but it can also carry 4 passengers and has a cargohold with 10SCU of cargo. It also has a Quantum Drive and a Jump Drive according to the brochure.
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    Argo SRV

    Looks cool but atm it doesn't feel all that enticing to me. For the same price I'd rather buy a Vulture or Prospector as I'm more interested in heading out to salvage/mine in peace whenever I decide instead of being at the beck and call of someone else (and for that reason I own both a Vulture and a Prospector). Not really envisioning the job of being a Roadside Assistance Guy (RAG) where I have to wait for idiots to do idiot stuff just to tell me to tow their idiot ship (only for them to shoot me in the head and steal my tow-truck and use it to tow away their ship while leaving me dead in space). Also wondering if we'll ever see that third Argo variant with the medical pod as I was more interested in that one.
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    CIG's answer to CryTek's SAC. Basically just CIG further clarifying their previous position as to why CryTek has no case. https://www.docdroid.net/WPfo6Rw/crytek-gmbh-v-cloud-imperium-games-corp-et-al-cacdce-17-08937-00530.pdf It was interesting to read that after CIG had announced the SQ42 split CryTek contacted them about it by phone and claimed it would be a breach of the GLA but after CIG clarified it CryTek's counsel concluded it was not a breach and retracted their complaint (only to pretend it's now a breach again for their lawsuit). It's also good to see CIG's legal counsel bringing up CryTek's failure to register their CryEngine3 at the copyright office and how CryTek is now effectively trying to claim copyright infringement for unregistered works (which is why they can't claim statutory damages).
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    Anvil Carrack - Dedicated exploration ship

    Yeah, I'm hoping that CIG will still have that spot marked for the fourth turret and didn't change it out for an elevator or something. Otherwise it will be a massive blind spot.
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    Anvil Carrack - Dedicated exploration ship

    I personally wouldn't be surprised to see CIG releasing the Carrack during CitizenCon this year.
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    Anvil Carrack - Dedicated exploration ship

    Carrack.mp4
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    Anvil Carrack - Dedicated exploration ship

    😍 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:
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    Wierd... So this is why they needed 3 more weeks only to realize they have nothing left to twist into a complaint yet now it seems they want to postpone the right to amend indefinitely? I really wonder what "later stage" CryTek is referring to here. As I recall the main complaints ('Exclusive Use' and 'In the Business of') got thrown out completely. Unless they still want to harp on about alleged code being shown on a Bugsmashers episode (something they haven't shown any evidence of). I believe that one allegation is the only thing that 'survived' the pleading stage with the rest being just filler and you'd have to wonder how CryTek thinks it will get any money from that. EDIT: It looks like any and all complaints were thrown out after the Judge granted the MtD on the SAC as it replaced any and all complaints from the FAC. So not sure if there even is anything left. "Plaintiff should note that when an amended complaint is filed, it supersedes the original and renders it of no legal effect, unless the amended complaint specifically refers to or adopts the earlier pleading. See West Run Student Housing Associates, LLC v. Huntington National Bank, 712 F.3d 165, 2013 WL 1338986, 5 (3d Cir. 2013)(collecting [12] cases). See also 6 Charles Alan Wright & Arthur R. Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure § 1476 (3d ed. 2008). An amended complaint may adopt some or all of the allegations in the original complaint, but the identification of the particular allegations to be adopted must be clear and explicit. Id. To avoid confusion, the safer course is to file an amended complaint that is complete in itself. Id." Also 15(a)(2) which they're referring to here requires that either the Judge or CIG grants them permission to amend. If they do not get that permission the case will be closed. Other Amendments. In all other cases, a party may amend its pleading only with the opposing party’s written consent or the court’s leave. The court should freely give leave when justice so requires.
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    Ongoing Discussion Virpil Controls

    Just a heads-up but the guys over at Virpil had a poll which just closed about which grip they should work on next. The Upgraded Constellation Space Sim Grip won the poll with 40.36% of the votes. Guess I should keep an eye out for that one. https://forum.virpil.com/index.php?/topic/137-what-grip-should-virpil-make-next/
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    No doubt that he will be going full mental retard again with more statements coming straight from his sources ass "BREAKING! My sources tell me CryTek will present IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE on the 17th! ELE! 2 WEEKS! 90 days TOPS!!"
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    Quick heads-up but the Judge has granted the extension of the deadline (as expected). So now CryTek has until the 17th of January to either come up with some more bullshit claims to keep their foot in the door or inform the court that they really have nothing (as they never had anything to begin with). https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/23222744/Crytek_GmbH_v_Cloud_Imperium_Games_Corp_et_al thursday, december 27, 2018 51 1 pgs order Order th 4:31 PM ORDER EXTENDING PLAINTIFF'S DEADLINE TO AMEND THE COMPLAINT by Judge Dolly M. Gee. Granting Stipulation50 . (twdb)
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    Ongoing Discussion Virpil Controls

    That's pretty cool. I was interested in their Constellation stick but gave up for now after getting several 'out of stock' messages or when the base was available but the stick wasn't. But I guess it's not too bad as I don't really need sticks yet (SQ42 2020) and then they had a poll where a new Constellation version was one of the options so I might as well wait for that. Also interesting to see a "no-center" version of the CosmoSim cams now but I don't know if it will feel better compared to the soft-center version as I have no clue what the difference will be. I'm guessing that with the "no-center" you can transition from left-right without feeling anything at all while with the "soft-center" you will know when you've crossed the center?
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    This was filed on Friday the 21st of December by CryTek: Joint STIPULATION for Order EXTENDING PLAINTIFFS DEADLINE TO AMEND THE COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff Crytek GmbH After 2 weeks have gone by it seems that CryTek still wasn't able to find anything substantial for their third attempt at amending their complaint and are now playing the 'Christmas holidays' card in trying to get the Judge to give them another 21 days. As if the first two failed attempts and the Judge being extremely generous in giving them 21 days for a third try weren't enough already. It just tells me that CryTek really has nothing left after their SAC was dismissed in its entirety and their lawyers now want more time because they are desperately looking for something...ANYTHING to twist into a complaint. I wouldn't be surprised to see some intern at Skadden feverously going through every video CIG ever released and writing down every single time someone/anyone mentions the word "Lumberyard" just so they can try to get their false claim of 'promoting another engine' to stick by listing those individual entries out of context again or pretending that CIG showing the Lumberyard logo on the splash screen is somehow promoting now. At least I wouldn't be surprised if they now twist the displaying of the logo due to a legal obligation for usage into it somehow being 'evidence' of promoting another engine. Guess we'll find out what kind of ridiculous claim CryTek now wants to pull out of their hat on the 17th of January. Now the Judge might simply refuse to extend the deadline but CIG is apparently fine with it so she'll probably grant it. At any rate it's pretty satisfying to see CryTek on the ropes now and begging for more time. Especially when CryTek were the ones who initially wanted to rush things by not even wanting to wait on the Judge's ruling on the MtD and instead push straight through with their ridiculously intrusive Discovery phase when there wasn't even a Scheduling Order yet. CryTek and Skadden are a bunch of hypocrites if you ask me. They didn't want to give CIG any time yet now they themselves want more time.
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    Holiday Promotion is live now

    Nope, they have to spend cash themselves. Gifting them a game package or gift card won't count towards their pledge level as it counts towards yours. But if you gift them a Mustang Package and then they upgrade it to a Cutlass themselves, THEN you'd get credit.
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    Hammerhead - Corvette Anti-fighter

    Maybe, but last time I checked there was no way to store weapons anywhere on the ship. Which is strange when other non-military and/or smaller ships do have weapon racks. I mean I guess you can replace some of the EVA suits with armor as you don't really need 10 EVA suits, but there's no area that I've seen where one can store rifles. All they have to do is add some racks to a wall and that would work
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    Hammerhead - Corvette Anti-fighter

    The main thing I'm currently hoping for is to get at least a few weapon-racks spread around the ship (or have 2 in the crew quarters) To me it makes no sense that a military combat ship has no means to store weapons while a luxury touring ship has an entire armory. 😖
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    Most likely as they were all screaming how he was wrong and how there were still things the Judge did not dismiss (with 1 dumbass 'warlord' even pretending to know more about lawsuits than actual lawyers LOL). Now this second video puts things into perspective as to why the stuff the Judge did not dismiss doesn't matter much anymore when the complaint that CryTek actually needed to keep it all together was thrown out.
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    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 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.
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    MISC - Prospector (Mining Ship)

    New animations looks neat. Now if only CIG would finally allow the Prospector to filter out inert waste material as stated that it would during the concept sale. Nobody likes being forced to carry 90% of worthless crap around after mining just 1 rock.
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    Aopoa San'Tok.Yai

    Someone over on Spectrum was looking through the CCUs and found this: Based on the fact that the Apollo Medivac is $275 the Aopoa San'Tok.Yai should be $220.
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    Now this isn't a complete victory yet as there are still some bits that survived the original MtD. CryTek claiming that RSI is part of the full agreement because they signed an Autodesk license (not sure why this even matters) Alleged unauthorized use of CryEngine for Squadron 42 (although it specifically said "and its related space fighter game Squadron 42" in the GLA) Some alleged claim of super-sekrit code being shown on Bugsmashers (but CryTek has not provided any actual evidence of that yet) CryTek claiming 'conflict of interest' for Ortwin Freyermuth (even though he had a signed waiver) <= CryTek may have dropped this already CryTek claiming they never got the bugfixes and optimizations (CIG delivered them to a tender which CryTek never even bothered to collect) CryTek's claim for statutory damages (but the Judge already stated that it was unlikely that Crytek ultimately will recover statutory damages) I believe that's all they currently have left. Looks very poorly so I'm betting CryTek will move to settle the matter out of court now. I suspect that any settlement made will be more favorable to CIG than it will be to CryTek though. CryTek threw a lot of shit at the wall while demanding all the monies and tech as well as wanting to stop development entirely but they fell completely flat as most of their 'big-ticket' items didn't even survive the pleading stage.
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