Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 is going to a wider group of testers and the ban on videos has been removed. STLYoungblood has hooked us up with a guide to get us started.
By Flexo on 23 Nov 2017
Major Star Citizen Hurdles passed. Sixty players in one area!
Some of the last major concerns with Star Citizen have been centered around the number of players that will be able to interact in the same area. Evocati testers just helped pass a major milestone of getting 60 ships in the same space with acceptable performance (20-30 FPS). There is more optimization to be done but this definitely is big news and will put to rest most of the doubters.
I was on record as saying that network code will make or break this game and now I feel much better. I still hope to see 100+ players in the same area but this is a major relief to me. Sixty players in the alpha stage is right where they need to be.
Here is a screenshot of many player-owned ships near Olisar (from a Reddit leak).
By Flexo on 10 Nov 2017
Chris Roberts' CitizenCon Keynote - This will hook you on Star Citizen if you aren't already.
By Flexo on 27 Oct 2017
We are Pioneer people!
The fund drive for the Pioneer colony ship was a success. With the combination of the Warbond sale and the generousity of a member donating use of a 20% discount code, we were able to get the ship and have about $200 left over. We'll use that money for prizes in future events or for our next group ship buy.
Thank you so much to those of you that donated. We had large and small donations and they all were important to get us this ship. It will surely generate a lot of missions and fun for us in the Universe. Can't wait to see our first base go up!
Here is a video about the Pioneer from some hack on YouTube:
By Flexo on 26 Oct 2017
PHILANTHROPIC PXP PIONEER PURCHASE PUSH
We are having a donation drive to get the community one of the newly announced Pioneer "game changer" ships. If you can help out please contact Flexo or any leader for the email address to send to. We strongly prefer Paypal but we can take RSI gift cards up until Thursday morning.
Thank you very much for the generosity of those that already chipped in. Every little bit helps and it will go to further the fun we'll be having with this game for years. More details in the donation thread on the site forums. As of this writing we are at $490 with a goal of $850 by Thursday.