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You may be having a misunderstanding about Star Citizen.

It is not a game - yet. There is nothing to lose - yet.

Patches may consume items gotten in game, but any purchased items that reside in your account hangar will always be there.

So, if you own an Aurora, it will always be available. If you save up in game and buy a prospector, it could possibly disappear in a patch wipe.

This is because you are looking at an open Alpha Test Bed. Even that is split up. Evocati, and subscriber in PTU and everyone in Live.

The PTU (patch test bed) is where things go to be broken. Once stable, it is pushed to LIve.

One more thing. There are many aspects to what we currently have. There will be a stand alone entry game soon (Squadron 42), and the Live universe, which includes Persistent Universe and arena play in Star Marine and Arena Commander.  Examine your package carefully since a stand alone ship is not a game package.  The picture below shows the two available game packages. The S42 for the stand alone game soon to be released and the Star Citizen part for everything else.

A starter package cost is still $40 I believe.  With that you have an entry level ship (Aurora) and access to the live test bed. You can always purchase other stand alone ships or additional game packages later if the game interests you. (some ships come with LTI - Lifetime Insurance) which means you will not ever lose them forever.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ship-matrix

You can examine the difference in the various ship matrix shown above.  One thing of interest is Cargo. If you want to move goods you will need cargo space, so something like the new Nomad is a good mix between fight suitability and cargo hauling, even though pricier than the Aurora. A lot to think about before you buy in, but I just wanted to make sure you realized you are buying into an Open Alpha/Beta with just the Stanton system currently, and not the 100 promised for the finished game.

Just make sure your first package contains the Star Citizen Digital Download. - DRUM out

 

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