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#4499113 - 12/03/19 09:02 PM Yearly Reminder: Starcitizen  
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Starcitizen just had their citizencon with lots of videos and etc.

It's actually turning into a pretty fun game. If anyone wants to buy in right now is a good time. They are offering a starter ship package with lifetime insurance (you cant ever lose the ship) for 55 bucks that comes with the starcitizen. or 75 bucks that comes with starcitizen and squadron 42 (sp game).

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/...Expedition-Starter-Pack-Warbond-IAE-2949

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/...S-EXPEDITION-SQ42-COMBO-PACK-WB-IAE-2949

Other game packages can be found here but check the insurance as some are only for a few months insurance (insurance has not started in game yet and wont until it's out of beta)
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/game-packages

They also have most of their ships on sale for the next few days.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/17312-IAE-2949

use the arrows to switch between sale days. Most of the ships should still be on sale until the 5th of december.

If you do decide to buy in be sure to use a referral code from someone in simhq. It gives you an extra 5k starting credits and helps out whoever you refer earn other prizes. Think there is a code in my sig or a thread with codes in the outer space forum.

There is already an in game organization as well you can join if you have an account.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/SIMHQ

Once you join you should have access to a private SimHQ spectrum chat and forum on the RSI website.

If anyone has any questions or needs help with the game feel free to post here or in the outerspace forum. or if you just want to slag the game (cant say they dont deserve it but I do feel like it's a pretty fun game and only getting better.)

Last edited by Master; 12/03/19 09:04 PM.

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#4499164 - 12/04/19 12:14 PM Re: Yearly Reminder: Starcitizen [Re: Master]  
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Elite Dangerous is keeping me busy for now but once Star Citizen is a finished product then I'll check it out and go from there.


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#4501739 - 12/27/19 05:45 PM Re: Yearly Reminder: Starcitizen [Re: Master]  
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They have some 2 year insurance discounted starter packages for sale until the new year.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/game-packages

and a sq42 sneak peak.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/17405-Squadron-42-Holiday-Sneak-Peek


Last edited by Master; 12/27/19 05:47 PM.

And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4501854 - 12/29/19 01:16 PM Re: Yearly Reminder: Starcitizen [Re: Master]  
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I'm giving it a couple more before i dive in again. A five year break should be enough smile


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#4502004 - 12/30/19 10:04 PM Re: Yearly Reminder: Starcitizen [Re: Master]  
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So how does this differ from ED?

#4502013 - 12/30/19 10:40 PM Re: Yearly Reminder: Starcitizen [Re: Master]  
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Im not sure the two can really be properly compared. They both play completely differently. There are some obvious things though that can be compared but keep in mind the two games are as far as they can be apart and still be in the same genera.

Space movement. ED is more like a plane in space and SC is more 6dof space combat that normally ends in space jousting. I like SC combat better but there was nothing wrong with the combat in ED. I like both but SC felt more like space combat.

Content. ED has tons more content. Even after it is 100% released ED will have more content in that the number of systems are so vast. SC has only confirmed 100 ish systems and currently they only have 1 system with 1 gas giant, 3 planets and 12 moons. But what they have per body is a lot more detailed and interesting than what ED has

Missions. ED has many more missions but SC missions are more in depth with more things to do. Most of ED missions are kill X, deliver Y etc. In SC you still have those types of missions but you also have to search abandoned space stations in EVA or infiltrate a luxury liner that has been hijacked or go down into a cave on a moon and search for someone who has disappeared. It's hard to say that SC missions are better because they are a lot buggier but they feel more varied and interesting.

Economy. ED has a huge and functioning economy. SC has a very small and barely functioning economy. On top of that every major patch they reset your profile and you have to start from scratch again. (like how ED did it when it was in beta). But every patch SC getting a little better and the economy expands. They have also stated they want to move away from the per patch reset and move to only resetting when it is absolutely needed. But they are not there yet.

Ships. ED has a lot of ships... SC has more ships and they are of higher detail. Here is a comparison picture. (not all of these SC ships are in game but a lot of them are) ((large) https://i.imgur.com/yeY48SH.jpg ) ((Medium) https://i.imgur.com/vZPtWZ8.jpg ) Keep in mind that all of the ships larger than a fighter have functional interiors you can walk around in and move cargo around in and drive vehicles into... It's hard to explain how significantly different and better that is over ED until you've tried it out yourself.

The biggest thing for me is that ED felt like you are the ship and not the pilot. The ship personifies you in game and when it dies you respawn back at a station. In starcitizen you are the pilot. You can move around in the ship, you can move around outside the ship and you can go about your business after someone has blown your ship up.

I dont think SC is better than ED, its a completely different game but I prefer it to ED even with SC being so buggy. But it depends what you are looking for.

But I wouldnt encourage you to buy the game blindly... they have "free flight" events every month or so where anyone can try the game for free. You just have to make a free account and download.

Last edited by Master; 12/30/19 10:45 PM.

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