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Star Citizen.. Amazing first glances..

Discussion in 'Games' started by D007, May 4, 2013.

  1. Jaffakeik

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    Even u didnt see any good ingame footage,u still support game by spending money on it even you wont like it on release,atleast u did good job.
     
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    Yeah I was an early pledger alongside Erocker. It wasn't the title or the shown artwork/video's that caught my attention. It was Chris Roberts.

    His previous space sims have been very good. And while he has never done anything as big as this before I think mentally he has done a lot of the preparation and ideas in other titles.

    From what I've gathered about his previous games he was never happy. When he made a title It was only ever a part of the game he wanted to make.

    Wing commander represents the combat
    starlancer the military
    Freelancer the persistent universe.

    None of his titles have ever dealt with economics on a huge scale. Freelancer was only half the title it set out to be, Had he had his way freelancer would have been what star citizen is going to be.


    The title is a gamble, at it's present stage your involvement is no longer needed. The game is funded. The rush to get this title going finished 6 months ago. Now it's a waiting game for the alpha.

    As an original backer you get a few bonuses. Coming into the game now those bonuses are a lot less. The only real reason to back now is to get on the Alpha. If your not a space sim fanatic then the Alpha is probably somewhere you won't want to be anyway. Your going to have a large percentage of the backers who have invested not just in the title, but also in hardware to play, and interfaces to have a gaming advantage.

    I know myself I have invested in a very good flight stick, the X65-f, A decent gaming rig that will be on the block at release getting new graphics and more ram added just before launch, A headtracker, 2 extra new screens, a second ssd for raid 0, as well as having money invested in the game itself.

    A fair few people on the SC forum are looking at occulus rift, and a small project is running to make a true 6Dof controller... So people are investing not in the game but in the concept of the game. Added to that SC are listening to the fans. This game is going to be something that is grown and created almost organically. Not a factory fit sterile environment to appeal to the masses. The fans themselves are already making this happen, and the CIG team are active in letting the players participate.
     
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    I've looked at that exact model, and wondering how in the world I can set up a price alert heheh, and also if that's really the one I want....
    I also checked out the X-52, got em both saved on Amazon....
     
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    I've owned an X52. If you have the money and want the best get the X65. The 2 devices are worlds apart.

    The X65 has more buttons, Better build quality, and offers a far more advanced layout that will be a good 6Dof setup.

    The only advantage the X52 has is price.

    The only thing bad about the X65 is the setup time. You have to be willing to tweak and play with it. You have to know what you want from the device. It's not like a regular stick where you like it or can't use it. The X65 needs to be fitted you you. I use a very light setting with large deadzones, and pretty aggressive curves. If someone tries to use my stick they have problems because you know your arm strength, and the feel of those curves. If you have no idea about how you want the stick to feel, and how you want that to translate in game then the X65 will be very difficult to get used to. Hence the very mixed bag of reviews it has.
     
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    Pledged up myself a few days ago. Any chance were going to have a tpu clan in game :)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know if we can be large enough to have a guild/squadron but I would love flying around with some folks from TPU. I'm currently in the Brown Coats Squad. If we can show enough interest here (at least more than 10 people) I'd love to put a squad together. So everybody go buy some Constellations and Caterpillars!!! lol.

    Hangar module is going to be here the 29th! :D

    I have an Origin 325a and an Aurora LX. I'm planning to buy a Freelancer sometime before the hangar module drops next week.


    *I'm thinking we need a Star Citizen Clubhouse so we can organize better. Get a list of members, their ships, times they most likely will be playing, etc...
     
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    I agree Rocker. Even if we don't "Squad up", I'd love to see a clubhouse :)

    Got a Freelancer, and a 315 Explorer to wander around in :)
     
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    I'm already committed to LAMP. Mainly because I don't know if I'm going to be a pirate or a bounty hunter yet. And LAMP are setting up squads for both.

    Ship wise I have a 300i and a cutlass. I might add some ships to that but I think the 2 I have picked should see me able to set myself up to be able to make some money. I'll probably never do freight runs unless there shown to be super profitable.

    I think once the alpha starts to get some real information about it and a date for launch then a clubhouse will be a good idea.
     
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    I might be picking up a hornet, M50, or both pretty soon. lol

    A clubhouse would be great.
     
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    Where do you see the M50 up for sale?? I pledged a while back and got my Hornet but I really do want an M50, and I missed the sale they had for it before.
     
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    M50 isn't for sale right now... It will be pretty soon, I think it's the next on the list.

    Got my Freelancer today!

    So the hangar module is on Thursday. You'll be able to walk around your hangar, enter your ships and customize weapon load outs. They're giving everyone 5000 credits and they're setting up an in game store so you can buy what you want.

    Very excited!

    Clubhouse is made. Please go here for discussion and to submit your info! http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189557
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    So what is there to do in the game now? I'll buy it eventually but, since I missed the Kickstarter for it, there really is not point in buying if there's nothing to do in it.
     
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    The game isn't out yet, and it won't be for a good long while. :p

    One can start off with the $40 package, u get a ship, alpha and beta access, etc..

    Can't wait to be able to see the Hangar evolve. This is going to be soo cool.
     
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    So in other words, not worth buying yet.
     
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    Depends on perspective I guess. It's still basically a Kickstarter campaign with things that slowly get rolled out on a timetable.
     
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    Depends on the person. :p

    a lot of people agree with me that it is worth buying already lol
     
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    Oi. Anyone looking for a warthog, the 'Egg has a 16% reduction on it.... Way outta my league, but if someone was looking....
     
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    The game is still a year or two away from release. Here's a nice video of the Hangar Module though!

     
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    anyone here has heard of a game called X: Rebirth, from the X series space games? it's kinda like Star Citizen but more singleplayer based, and Its gonna release in November. probably would be a good game to play while Star Citizen isn't out yet, Although it may require a bit of background story reading for those of you who are new to the series. also Elite is another space game i'm looking forward to.

    I'm getting all games.


    Another game with good potential here.
     
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    Yes I will be playing X: Rebirth but only on the side. SC is the space sim I'm really waiting for.

    I've done a lot of research on flight sticks (I noticed some of you were talking about them earlier in the thread) and I'd not purchase Saitex sticks myself. I've read countless reviews (media/user) on every flight stick currently being sold and some that aren't made any longer but one can still find if you look hard enough.

    Saitek make some pretty good kit but the sticks do have issues. These can easily be read about online with a few google searches.

    Good sticks with flaws I guess would be a good way to put it. The x65 uses a Force Sensing stick and some people love it while others hate it. It's strange not being able to throw the stick around thats for sure. The X65 also has one or two issues that you can google. Big enough issues that I wouldn't toss my money at it.

    The X52 pro is a very slight upgrade from the x52 and might not be enough to justify the bigger price tag. Of those two I'd just grab the x52

    I've used the X52, X65 and owned several Microsoft side winder FFB sticks as well as the Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog set. The Thrustmaster was the highest quality but I hated the software and I disliked the throttle due to its size and pre-marked labels on all switches etc.

    I do own and love the Saitek Pro rudder pedals. Work awesome.

    If you want a no thrills, high quality (though a bit ugly) setup then look at CH Products. Thats what I ended up with and they work flawlessly.

    Here is a picture of my Star Citizen setup:

    Rudder pedals: Saitek Pro Flight
    Joystick: CH Products Fighterstick
    Throttle: CH Products Pro Throttle
    Multi Function panel: Ergodex DX1
    Head Tracking: TrackIR 5
    Tactile feedback: ButtKicker Gamer2 (x2 - mounted to either side of the seat)
     

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    Awesome setup man! Have you pledged for any ships in SC yet?
     
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    I'm a veteran pledger...colonel package.
     

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