Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 31 to 60 of 77

Thread: Star Citizen - new space sim from Chris Roberts (on PC)

  1. #31
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkasaurian View Post
    Woah, that hardware definitely looks Beefy enough. Actually, since I posted in November, the alpha performance has come a long way. It is now very playable with the gtx560m in my laptop.
    The constellation is definitely the prototype multi-crew ship and should be well suited to you if you aren’t ever planning to fly alone. You might find you are a bit hamstrung if you need to fly it on your own though, else you will need to hire some NPCs to man some of the other consoles. Can I ask what sort of activities you are thinking of getting up to in the game?

    For myself I have a Reliant Kore for a flexible starter ship as well as an Avenger Titan. I wouldn’t have bought the Avenger, except I wanted something that can stand in as a competent fighter for me to practice with in the dogfighting module until the game comes out (which could still easily be more than 2 years away). I would eventually like to have a taste of all the different gameplay options but will probably lean into mercantile and exploration type activities to start with. The Avenger has room to put some prisoner cells in the back and should give me some early options in bounty hunting and being an escort fighter too.
    I have decided not to buy any more ships before the game releases. I think starting the game with some of the fanciest ships in the game would be a lot like starting an rpg already at the level cap. I worry it would take away a lot of the feeling of progression of going from your first starter ship up to owning big tertiary flagships or capital class warships.
    The first ship I will be working towards owning once the game comes out will probably be the Freelancer DUR variant. It looks like it will be great for exploration and boutique long range courier work. Four manned consoles in the cockpit, a docking collar and a manned turret too if you wanted a cheaper multi-crew option than a constellation.
    After that, there are so many other ships that are alreaty calling my name. The Banu Merchantman, The Carrack, the Corvette, The Sabre, The Vanguard, The Orion, the Endeavour, The Xi’An Khartu-Al Scout, So many! I like how a lot of the bigger and specialist ships require a lot of cooperation. Like the big mining ships or research platforms.

    It is actually fairly easy to find a Constellation Andromeda in the alpha right now so you could buy a cheap game package and then try out a lot of ships in game before deciding to buy something bigger. You can also rent a lot of ships to use in the dogfighting module with in game currency that you earn from playing the dogfighting module online, so you could try out a lot of other ships that way too. Another nice thing is that you can melt any ship you have at the moment into cash you can use to purchase another ship with no penalty so you can switch between owning all the ships in the game with no penalty for doing so. I suggest picking up at least a cheap game package by the end of the month though. CIG have foreshadowed that Star citizen and the Squadron forty two single player game will need to be purchased separately after the end of Jan.

    I think it will be fairly easy to navigate the one clan rule so we can all play together. Different organisations can become allies and can also contract other organisations or freelance players (or NPCs) to work for them. ^__^

    Where I see a problem is more to do with criminal activity. For example, if you liked (as you described above) hijacking passenger liners and flushing all the passengers into space to die then you would become a fairly notorious pirate and the UEE would have a big bounty on your head. Human and NPC bounty hunters would both pick up contracts to take you out and you would have a hard time operating out of UEE controlled space. You would be prudent to work out of a lawless system like Spider for example. Now if you and I were in the same Org, then my standing with the UEE might suffer, I might get less work, and the cops might come knocking at the door. I could be accused of being a member of a criminal organisation.
    The details haven’t been fleshed out, but that is why I was thinking that AUF might need more than one Org entity to accommodate different types of players.
    The hijacking the passenger ship wasn't what I was planning to do, not right away anyway .

    I really do like the look of the Andromeda, and the other ships I really want aren't available right now, so the Andromeda will do. Its pricey, but i really like the idea of multi crew ships, and would rather not fly solo when I can. The Endeavour looks like an amazing ship, and with the right additions to the ship, wopuld be a big money making ship, so I plan to invest in one after the full release when I dont have to use real money.

    My plan at the moment: No specific ideas. Instead of jumping between organisations, I would now like to create my own. More of a roleplaying organisation than anything else. Have me as the head of the organisation, and friends as higher ranking officials. Eventually recruit some people. It might be a push, but having people refer to higher ranking officials within the organisation with their rank would be kind of cool to further push the role playing element. General Carl sounds nice (my ingame name will be Sir Carl).

    I think the organisation can start with just money making missions, whether it be mining or something like that. Even just transporting items (Andromeda has a fairly nice storage bay for a multi purpose ship). Eventually after hiring a couple of recruits, we can move into lower money bounty hunting and policing. Either using the Avenger or the Cutlass Blue with holding cells. From there, I don't really know. Given we have an absolute shit tonne of people in the organisation, we could conduct raids and turn into a pirate organisation. But I doubt that will happen, especially not sometime soon. Maybe a Robin Hood type thing, take from the rich, and recruit the poor The possibilities are endless.

    After the alpha is finished and it moves to either Beta or full game, do you get to keep everything you've done in the world up until then (money, items)? And I read somewhere that you can't lose your ships in the Alpha, even without insurance, that true?
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  2. #32
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    The hijacking the passenger ship wasn't what I was planning to do, not right away anyway .

    I really do like the look of the Andromeda, and the other ships I really want aren't available right now, so the Andromeda will do. Its pricey, but i really like the idea of multi crew ships, and would rather not fly solo when I can. The Endeavour looks like an amazing ship, and with the right additions to the ship, wopuld be a big money making ship, so I plan to invest in one after the full release when I dont have to use real money.

    My plan at the moment: No specific ideas. Instead of jumping between organisations, I would now like to create my own. More of a roleplaying organisation than anything else. Have me as the head of the organisation, and friends as higher ranking officials. Eventually recruit some people. It might be a push, but having people refer to higher ranking officials within the organisation with their rank would be kind of cool to further push the role playing element. General Carl sounds nice (my ingame name will be Sir Carl).

    I think the organisation can start with just money making missions, whether it be mining or something like that. Even just transporting items (Andromeda has a fairly nice storage bay for a multi purpose ship). Eventually after hiring a couple of recruits, we can move into lower money bounty hunting and policing. Either using the Avenger or the Cutlass Blue with holding cells. From there, I don't really know. Given we have an absolute shit tonne of people in the organisation, we could conduct raids and turn into a pirate organisation. But I doubt that will happen, especially not sometime soon. Maybe a Robin Hood type thing, take from the rich, and recruit the poor The possibilities are endless.

    After the alpha is finished and it moves to either Beta or full game, do you get to keep everything you've done in the world up until then (money, items)? And I read somewhere that you can't lose your ships in the Alpha, even without insurance, that true?
    I was rather hoping you were going to hijack a passenger liner. It sounds awesome.

    Constellation Andromeda is a nice multicrew ship and is probably the ship most symbolic of what Star Citizen wantís be. Itís Chris Robertsí favourite ship too. I especially like the way the cargo bay opens. It is so awesome.

    There is no persistence in the alpha right now. The big physical systems have been bolted together, ie a massive space, first person, veichle, and EVA seamless transition, player zones, on foot and vehicular combat. But there is not much else. 1 or 2 prototype missions, and the ability to attack NPCs and other players is the most of what you can do. There is no disincentive to kill. No attention from the law, no reputation loss. Until those systems are in place and robust, there will not be any way to loose your ships. You can respawn them whenever you like. Cargo, friend match making and shopping are all probably not too far out on the horizon, and a form of persistence will come online at about the same time. But you will earn and spend ďalphaĒ money (pretend pretend money? :-P) to start with, so I donít think anything you achieve will carry over into the Beta. Not sure whether anything will persist from the beta into the 1.0 release either. Personally, I hope not.

    I like the way criminality is potentially going to open a lot of doors as well as close them. Being a known bandit could make it a lot easier to move about in pirate dominated space even as being an upstanding civilian makes it much easier to make your way around UEE territory. Even earning citizenship through completing squadron 42 could close more doors for you than it opens if you are a certain type of player. Underworld figures might not be so inclined to trust a smuggler with a job if that smuggler is known to be a UEE citizen with a decorated military career behind them. Using a fake identity might be useful in such cases.

    I havenít role played in an online game before, but it just feels like it would be so easy to do in Star citizen. It would be so exciting to set out in a big team to explore a new system with tonnes of 1:1 scale procedural planets and abandoned wrecks to explore (sometimes with xenomorphs), science to do, and resources to exploit. I can imagine a medium sized fleet with a Carrack in the lead, able to map the jump points, take care of injuries in the medical bay, and act as as the cornerstone of any orbit to surface deployment, then you could have a starfarer to keep everyone fuelled up, an endeavour to do the science, and a swarm of vanguard wardens as long range escorts.
    You know, if your in game handle is Sir Carl, then everyone would call you Circle as a nick name. At least youíre not square.

    I thought I would plug Bored Gamerís Youtube channel. If you are in the need of more star citizen content to feed your habit then he is worth a look. Like all the other star citizen youtubers I have found, he talks out of his butt about things now and then, but itís always interesting.

    Find it here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7W...DJYpx0cpVKJe0g
    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  3. #33
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkasaurian View Post
    I was rather hoping you were going to hijack a passenger liner. It sounds awesome.

    Constellation Andromeda is a nice multicrew ship and is probably the ship most symbolic of what Star Citizen want’s be. It’s Chris Roberts’ favourite ship too. I especially like the way the cargo bay opens. It is so awesome.

    There is no persistence in the alpha right now. The big physical systems have been bolted together, ie a massive space, first person, veichle, and EVA seamless transition, player zones, on foot and vehicular combat. But there is not much else. 1 or 2 prototype missions, and the ability to attack NPCs and other players is the most of what you can do. There is no disincentive to kill. No attention from the law, no reputation loss. Until those systems are in place and robust, there will not be any way to loose your ships. You can respawn them whenever you like. Cargo, friend match making and shopping are all probably not too far out on the horizon, and a form of persistence will come online at about the same time. But you will earn and spend “alpha” money (pretend pretend money? :-P) to start with, so I don’t think anything you achieve will carry over into the Beta. Not sure whether anything will persist from the beta into the 1.0 release either. Personally, I hope not.

    I like the way criminality is potentially going to open a lot of doors as well as close them. Being a known bandit could make it a lot easier to move about in pirate dominated space even as being an upstanding civilian makes it much easier to make your way around UEE territory. Even earning citizenship through completing squadron 42 could close more doors for you than it opens if you are a certain type of player. Underworld figures might not be so inclined to trust a smuggler with a job if that smuggler is known to be a UEE citizen with a decorated military career behind them. Using a fake identity might be useful in such cases.

    I haven’t role played in an online game before, but it just feels like it would be so easy to do in Star citizen. It would be so exciting to set out in a big team to explore a new system with tonnes of 1:1 scale procedural planets and abandoned wrecks to explore (sometimes with xenomorphs), science to do, and resources to exploit. I can imagine a medium sized fleet with a Carrack in the lead, able to map the jump points, take care of injuries in the medical bay, and act as as the cornerstone of any orbit to surface deployment, then you could have a starfarer to keep everyone fuelled up, an endeavour to do the science, and a swarm of vanguard wardens as long range escorts.
    You know, if your in game handle is Sir Carl, then everyone would call you Circle as a nick name. At least you’re not square.

    I thought I would plug Bored Gamer’s Youtube channel. If you are in the need of more star citizen content to feed your habit then he is worth a look. Like all the other star citizen youtubers I have found, he talks out of his butt about things now and then, but it’s always interesting.

    Find it here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7W...DJYpx0cpVKJe0g
    I guess we'll be taking over a passenger liner then . The possibilities in this game are great.

    I'm now thinking of getting the Constellation Taurus, mainly because of the cost. With the conversion rate of USD to AUD, the Andromeda comes out at 400$ AUD, while the Taurus comes out at 280$AUD. The Taurus also has a lot more cargo space than the Andromeda. But it lacks the extra ship at the back, and the amount of firepower that the Andromeda has. It also supports one less crew member. What I would like to know is if the cargo bay drops to the ground in the Taurus as it does in the Andromeda. That would make loading heavy cargo a lot easier for everyone involved. I'll see how money goes for me in the next month or so, and make a decision then.

    Is there any idea when the game will hit Beta? I have looked at the anticipated release schedule, and everything seems to be a year behind schedule. It states on there that the full release should be the end of this year. So im thinking the Beta may release the end of this year, with the full game releasing a year later. They are still only in Alpha 2 at the moment, seems a long way from any Beta or release.

    I'e been watching a lot of Bored Gamer's videos, in fact i'm watching his video on E-Warfare as I type. Hes who ahs convinced me to buy the Endeavour at some point. My god, that ship will be amazing. Now i've just gotta chose how to modify it. I think the biodomes would be amazing to look at, and great money makers. The Med-Bay would almost be essential, but that leaves the Particle Collider out of the picture. Some heavy thought will have to go into this.


    So what is there to do right now?
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  4. #34
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Post

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    I guess we'll be taking over a passenger liner then . The possibilities in this game are great.

    I'm now thinking of getting the Constellation Taurus, mainly because of the cost. With the conversion rate of USD to AUD, the Andromeda comes out at 400$ AUD, while the Taurus comes out at 280$AUD. The Taurus also has a lot more cargo space than the Andromeda. But it lacks the extra ship at the back, and the amount of firepower that the Andromeda has. It also supports one less crew member. What I would like to know is if the cargo bay drops to the ground in the Taurus as it does in the Andromeda. That would make loading heavy cargo a lot easier for everyone involved. I'll see how money goes for me in the next month or so, and make a decision then.

    Is there any idea when the game will hit Beta? I have looked at the anticipated release schedule, and everything seems to be a year behind schedule. It states on there that the full release should be the end of this year. So im thinking the Beta may release the end of this year, with the full game releasing a year later. They are still only in Alpha 2 at the moment, seems a long way from any Beta or release.

    I'e been watching a lot of Bored Gamer's videos, in fact i'm watching his video on E-Warfare as I type. Hes who ahs convinced me to buy the Endeavour at some point. My god, that ship will be amazing. Now i've just gotta chose how to modify it. I think the biodomes would be amazing to look at, and great money makers. The Med-Bay would almost be essential, but that leaves the Particle Collider out of the picture. Some heavy thought will have to go into this.


    So what is there to do right now?
    Hey GG. Sorry about delay in replying. Gastro. You know how it is.

    The Taurus could be an interesting choice, but I think you might ultimately be left unsatisfied by it. After you gut all the exciting parts out of an Andromeda, a Taurus is what you have left. It can move cargo for sure, but if money is a factor, I still think waiting to get one in game might serve you better. If you think cargo is cool a Hull B has nearly twice the capacity for about half the price, or the hull C has 15 times the capacity for a little more.

    I wouldnít suggest starting with one, but have you looked at the caterpillar? It looks like a lot of multicrew shenanigans could go down on such a vessel. There was a cool early look at the caterpillar from CIG a little while ago.

    I donít think anyone knows when the Beta will happen, except that it probably wonít be for a long time. I donít know what the beta will mean when it happens except that CIG are saying that after the beta you wonít be able to buy ships outside of the game anymore. Given that is how the game is continuing to be funded and given the disconcertingly long list of features that are still waiting for development resources to even begin being made, I think the Beta could be a while off. Still, I am hopeful that things will happen more quickly now that the very significant milestone of a baby persistent universe was reached last month. And if CIG manage to deliver on getting Squadron 42 out this year, then a lot more development resources will be rolled over to Star citizen proper, which should speed things up even further.

    The endeavor does look pretty awesome. It strikes me that you really are going to need to be very organised, and really know your team of citizens well to work effectively. It would be cool to have some guys working in a reclaimer to harvest alien relics and then bring them to an endeavor to do the science. I think if you are going to put a medical bay on an endeavor then you pretty much need to accept that you wonít be getting much science done on it and put a landing hanger in the final slot so you can get a little more utility out of your flying hospital.

    There are a few things to do in the PU. There are a few space stations, one for eva exploring, one for PVP. There are couple of asteroid fields, and a dozen satellites which you can protect from pirate attacks. After that, most of the gameplay is emergent. Rescuing or being rescued by other players when you are stranded, being attacked by players. Its not really a game yet, but still lots of fun. Then there is the dog fighting module where you can do various combat things, death matches, coop wave modes, races. The dog-fighting is fun. Iím awful at it though.

    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  5. #35
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkasaurian View Post
    Hey GG. Sorry about delay in replying. Gastro. You know how it is.

    The Taurus could be an interesting choice, but I think you might ultimately be left unsatisfied by it. After you gut all the exciting parts out of an Andromeda, a Taurus is what you have left. It can move cargo for sure, but if money is a factor, I still think waiting to get one in game might serve you better. If you think cargo is cool a Hull B has nearly twice the capacity for about half the price, or the hull C has 15 times the capacity for a little more.

    I wouldn’t suggest starting with one, but have you looked at the caterpillar? It looks like a lot of multicrew shenanigans could go down on such a vessel. There was a cool early look at the caterpillar from CIG a little while ago.

    I don’t think anyone knows when the Beta will happen, except that it probably won’t be for a long time. I don’t know what the beta will mean when it happens except that CIG are saying that after the beta you won’t be able to buy ships outside of the game anymore. Given that is how the game is continuing to be funded and given the disconcertingly long list of features that are still waiting for development resources to even begin being made, I think the Beta could be a while off. Still, I am hopeful that things will happen more quickly now that the very significant milestone of a baby persistent universe was reached last month. And if CIG manage to deliver on getting Squadron 42 out this year, then a lot more development resources will be rolled over to Star citizen proper, which should speed things up even further.

    The endeavor does look pretty awesome. It strikes me that you really are going to need to be very organised, and really know your team of citizens well to work effectively. It would be cool to have some guys working in a reclaimer to harvest alien relics and then bring them to an endeavor to do the science. I think if you are going to put a medical bay on an endeavor then you pretty much need to accept that you won’t be getting much science done on it and put a landing hanger in the final slot so you can get a little more utility out of your flying hospital.

    There are a few things to do in the PU. There are a few space stations, one for eva exploring, one for PVP. There are couple of asteroid fields, and a dozen satellites which you can protect from pirate attacks. After that, most of the gameplay is emergent. Rescuing or being rescued by other players when you are stranded, being attacked by players. Its not really a game yet, but still lots of fun. Then there is the dog fighting module where you can do various combat things, death matches, coop wave modes, races. The dog-fighting is fun. I’m awful at it though.

    Well the dilemma I have with buying a ship, is that I want this game at the end of February. So I want something flight ready, or at the least Hanger ready, the Constellation ships look like theyll be flight ready very soon. I want a multicrew ship, but money is a tiny bit of an issue. If I wait an extra 2 weeks or so, I could easily have the 400$ for the Andromeda. Might have to. The Taurus looks good, and is cheap(er), but the main thing it lacks for me is the fighter jet that you can deploy from the back. So im now thinking ill just hold out till I have the funds for the Andromeda.

    The Endeavor looks amazing, and I really want one.It looks like a great money maker. Even with the medical module, you can charge patients for their stay. I think all medical modules actually come with a small hanger bay for patients who would like to leave. Ive been reading a lot about that ship. I think if I get it, itll first be for money. Biodomes and medical bays. Then when ive accrued enough money from that, the second Endeavor will have the particle collider, and be used to upgrade weapons for either selling, or upgrading our own, depending on how the organisations is going.

    The Caterpiller looks pretty cool, but I dont think id ever get it. If im looking to haul material around, one of the Hull ships would probably be the one to get. I'm keeping a close eye for any advancements on the Idris ships. They look cool, and once an organisation is at a certain point, would probably become the flag ship for the organisation. Im also interested in the Herald, and the other news ship, and to see how they will play into the game.

    So what ship do you own, and how does it fit in to the world at the moment?

    So im assuming the Alpha is completely consequence free? No permanent loss of your ship, no perma death. Im hoping you can earn alpha money, but it doesn't have any effect when the Beta/Full Game comes out. Speaking of, would the Beta be released in about a year, or more like a few years?

    The video was quite good, and interesting. Makes me want the game just a little bit more. I hadn't seen it before. I saw a video yesterday by Bored Gamer showing the social/community hub, and once things become available, I think it'll will be very populated and interesting to look around.

    I did post this to the RSI forum yesterday, but it's gotten no love. Its my interpretation of what the voice chat should be like.
    https://forums.robertsspaceindustrie...t-ideas#latest
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  6. #36
    AUF Full Member - SNIPEMAN U812 (850+)
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    im standing right behind you
    Posts
    969
    Clan
    Clan
    PSN
    BOYDGLIN
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    this looks interesting. i dont really have access to a gaming PC but what i have seen of this so far makes me think it could be a worthwhile investment. only i fear a game with this kind of scope could be all consuming.

  7. #37
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boydglin View Post
    this looks interesting. i dont really have access to a gaming PC but what i have seen of this so far makes me think it could be a worthwhile investment. only i fear a game with this kind of scope could be all consuming.
    Hi Boyd. What are you playing these days?
    You are right to be afraid. It's all consuming already. By the time the game is out, the PC you need to run it might be pretty affordable. Honestly though, you should run away from here and never return. It's too late for us.

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    Well the dilemma I have with buying a ship, is that I want this game at the end of February. So I want something flight ready, or at the least Hanger ready, the Constellation ships look like they'll be flight ready very soon. I want a multicrew ship, but money is a tiny bit of an issue. If I wait an extra 2 weeks or so, I could easily have the 400$ for the Andromeda. Might have to. The Taurus looks good, and is cheap(er), but the main thing it lacks for me is the fighter jet that you can deploy from the back. So im now thinking ill just hold out till I have the funds for the Andromeda.

    The Endeavor looks amazing, and I really want one.It looks like a great money maker. Even with the medical module, you can charge patients for their stay. I think all medical modules actually come with a small hanger bay for patients who would like to leave. Ive been reading a lot about that ship. I think if I get it, itll first be for money. Biodomes and medical bays. Then when ive accrued enough money from that, the second Endeavor will have the particle collider, and be used to upgrade weapons for either selling, or upgrading our own, depending on how the organisations is going.

    The Caterpiller looks pretty cool, but I dont think id ever get it. If im looking to haul material around, one of the Hull ships would probably be the one to get. I'm keeping a close eye for any advancements on the Idris ships. They look cool, and once an organisation is at a certain point, would probably become the flag ship for the organisation. Im also interested in the Herald, and the other news ship, and to see how they will play into the game.

    So what ship do you own, and how does it fit in to the world at the moment?

    So im assuming the Alpha is completely consequence free? No permanent loss of your ship, no perma death. Im hoping you can earn alpha money, but it doesn't have any effect when the Beta/Full Game comes out. Speaking of, would the Beta be released in about a year, or more like a few years?

    The video was quite good, and interesting. Makes me want the game just a little bit more. I hadn't seen it before. I saw a video yesterday by Bored Gamer showing the social/community hub, and once things become available, I think it'll will be very populated and interesting to look around.

    I did post this to the RSI forum yesterday, but it's gotten no love. Its my interpretation of what the voice chat should be like.
    https://forums.robertsspaceindustrie...t-ideas#latest
    Sounds like the Andromeda is where you are going to end up. In that case I might be able to suggest some steps that could save you a little money.
    If you are planning to get Squadron 42 as well as star citizen (you should totes get it) then get a Taurus game package before the end of January. The reason you should do this is that CIG have foreshadowed that from the end of the month Squadron 42 wonít be included in game packages and will be purchasable only as a separate full priced game. That might not end up happening, but still, prudent to get a game package this month just in case.

    The reason that getting a Taurus package will work out for you is as follows.

    1. You can turn your Taurus into an Andromeda whenever it suits you (before the Beta hits in 201X) by paying the difference.
    This is the upgrade page:
    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/ship-upgrades

    2. The Taurus package comes with the same insurance, additional hanger items, the same Revel and York hanger as the Andromeda, so when you upgrade, you will not lose out in that regard.

    3. The Andromeda is already flight ready. Since the Taurus is in the same family, you will receive a loaner Andromeda to use in the PU until the Taurus in flight ready. (Note that you will not get a loaner ship for your hanger, but instead the obsolete Taurus model will be in there) Naturally, when you upgrade to an Andromeda, you will have an Andromeda in your hanger.

    4. You donít risk having to buy Squadron 42 separately later on.

    Another thing you might think of doing is using this code when you sign up:

    STAR-7N59-K9G5

    It is my referral code. If you want to use it, you will get 5000 UEC and I get a gun to put on my ship.

    I guess you are angling to be in a fairly large organisation. Iím hoping the new corvette will be quite a lot smaller than the idris, maybe something 8-20 people could handle. I think you are going to have to be a pretty big group to field an Idris. I donít think you will be able to get away without a horde of NPCs too, at least some marines to protect you from boarding actions. Itís so gosh darned large. If you donít feel like/canít afford to have two Endeavours on the go all the time, you could just get one and get the different modules as you need them. You can swap them out as you see fit. A particle collider one day can be a medical bay the next. The herald does look fun. Its like 80% engine. It will be good to see you in the PU whenever you do jump in.

    I replied to your voice chat thread. Interesting ideas.

    As someone just learning about star citizen, does it seem to you like CIG are over promising? There is a lot of doubt around about what this game will eventually end up being.
    They are definitely aiming high. Personally I really wouldnít be surprised if It took another 5 years for this game to be feature complete (I donít expect Star citizen 1.0 to take that long to be released though), but following the game closely, I really think they might get there. They certainly donít seem to be running out of money. And even if they only deliver on half of what they are aiming for, itís going to be pretty special. Itís already pretty special, really.

    Some of these answers are culled and tweaked from my earlier posts, since I think they fit your questions pretty well:
    For myself I have a Reliant Kore for a flexible starter ship as well as an Avenger Titan.

    I wouldnít have bought the Avenger, except I wanted something that can stand in as a competent fighter for me to practice with in the dogfighting module until the game comes out (which could still easily be more than 2 years away). The Avenger has room to put some prisoner cells in the back and should give me some early options in bounty hunting and being an escort fighter too. With some bigger guns (hired with REC) the avenger is a pretty decent dog fighter. It is what I am using to boogie around in the PU with and gets the job done quite well. I like sneaking into other people's ships after they board so I can see what other ships (like the Andromeda for example) are like.

    The Reliant is not hanger ready, but is very close. Iím looking forward to pottering around in it. I will likely use it for cargo to start with as well as whatever amount of exploring you can do in a starter ship. I would like to own the science variant of the reliant to go exploring with, since owning an endeavour is a long way off. Still, maybe I can crew on someone elseís endeavour to get that experience.

    There is no persistence in the alpha right now. There is not any way to lose your ships. You can respawn them whenever you like. Cargo, friend match making and shopping are all probably not too far out on the horizon, and a form of persistence will come online at about the same time. But you will earn and spend ďalphaĒ money to start with, so I donít think anything you achieve will carry over into the Beta. Not sure whether anything will persist from the beta into the 1.0 release either. Personally, I hope not.

    I donít think anyone knows when the Beta will happen, except that it probably wonít be for a long time. I donít know what the beta will mean when it happens except that CIG are saying that after the beta you wonít be able to buy ships outside of the game anymore. Given that is how the game is continuing to be funded and given the disconcertingly long list of features that are still waiting for development resources to even begin being made, I think the Beta could be a while off. I think the team could be aiming for late 2017, but who knows. Still, I am hopeful that things will happen more quickly now that the baby PU is out. And if CIG manage to deliver on getting Squadron 42 out this year, then a lot more development resources will be rolled over to Star citizen proper, which should speed things up even further.
    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  8. #38
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    This appeared at an opportune moment. Quite a good intro for prospective players.

    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  9. #39
    AUF Full Member - SNIPEMAN U812 (850+)
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    im standing right behind you
    Posts
    969
    Clan
    Clan
    PSN
    BOYDGLIN
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    I'm on ps4 right now so just been playing the witcher, rainbow 6 and destiny mainly.

    I really like the idea of this game though. I would love to start out with a small business like info runner or something and work my way up. I need to look more deeply into this.

    I've never really played anything like it

  10. #40
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Haha, Well as you can see, I'm a fan of talking about it, so ask any questions you want. I Loved the Witcher 3. Such a special game. I'm planning to do something similar with cargo. I think the game will be much more fun with a tight knit group of players to coordinate things with. I'm hoping the star citizen community will bloom this year on the AUF forums.
    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  11. #41
    AUF Full Member - SNIPEMAN U812 (850+)
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    im standing right behind you
    Posts
    969
    Clan
    Clan
    PSN
    BOYDGLIN
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    I have to wait and see ho viable it is for me to buy a gaming PC. Currently just have a laptop for all my PC needs. I do have a mate that works in a PC store who would happily build it for me and help me out with everything I need. Just the money factor for me

  12. #42
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boydglin View Post
    I have to wait and see ho viable it is for me to buy a gaming PC. Currently just have a laptop for all my PC needs. I do have a mate that works in a PC store who would happily build it for me and help me out with everything I need. Just the money factor for me

    Have a look at PC Parts Picker online. I had no idea about building computers, but it gives you all the things you need to build a working computer, and you just choose specific parts. The computer im building is about 2000$, but im sure you could look at the game specs and get a computer that will run this game for around 1500$. PCs also look pretty easy to put together. Look for a video on Youtube and see how easy it is. Mainly just fitting parts in to the motherboard, big boy lego. Then just clean up the wires and you're good to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkasaurian View Post
    Hi Boyd. What are you playing these days?
    You are right to be afraid. It's all consuming already. By the time the game is out, the PC you need to run it might be pretty affordable. Honestly though, you should run away from here and never return. It's too late for us.



    Sounds like the Andromeda is where you are going to end up. In that case I might be able to suggest some steps that could save you a little money.
    If you are planning to get Squadron 42 as well as star citizen (you should totes get it) then get a Taurus game package before the end of January. The reason you should do this is that CIG have foreshadowed that from the end of the month Squadron 42 won’t be included in game packages and will be purchasable only as a separate full priced game. That might not end up happening, but still, prudent to get a game package this month just in case.

    The reason that getting a Taurus package will work out for you is as follows.

    1. You can turn your Taurus into an Andromeda whenever it suits you (before the Beta hits in 201X) by paying the difference.
    This is the upgrade page:
    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/ship-upgrades

    2. The Taurus package comes with the same insurance, additional hanger items, the same Revel and York hanger as the Andromeda, so when you upgrade, you will not lose out in that regard.

    3. The Andromeda is already flight ready. Since the Taurus is in the same family, you will receive a loaner Andromeda to use in the PU until the Taurus in flight ready. (Note that you will not get a loaner ship for your hanger, but instead the obsolete Taurus model will be in there) Naturally, when you upgrade to an Andromeda, you will have an Andromeda in your hanger.

    4. You don’t risk having to buy Squadron 42 separately later on.

    Another thing you might think of doing is using this code when you sign up:

    STAR-7N59-K9G5

    It is my referral code. If you want to use it, you will get 5000 UEC and I get a gun to put on my ship.

    I guess you are angling to be in a fairly large organisation. I’m hoping the new corvette will be quite a lot smaller than the idris, maybe something 8-20 people could handle. I think you are going to have to be a pretty big group to field an Idris. I don’t think you will be able to get away without a horde of NPCs too, at least some marines to protect you from boarding actions. It’s so gosh darned large. If you don’t feel like/can’t afford to have two Endeavours on the go all the time, you could just get one and get the different modules as you need them. You can swap them out as you see fit. A particle collider one day can be a medical bay the next. The herald does look fun. Its like 80% engine. It will be good to see you in the PU whenever you do jump in.

    I replied to your voice chat thread. Interesting ideas.

    As someone just learning about star citizen, does it seem to you like CIG are over promising? There is a lot of doubt around about what this game will eventually end up being.
    They are definitely aiming high. Personally I really wouldn’t be surprised if It took another 5 years for this game to be feature complete (I don’t expect Star citizen 1.0 to take that long to be released though), but following the game closely, I really think they might get there. They certainly don’t seem to be running out of money. And even if they only deliver on half of what they are aiming for, it’s going to be pretty special. It’s already pretty special, really.

    Some of these answers are culled and tweaked from my earlier posts, since I think they fit your questions pretty well:
    For myself I have a Reliant Kore for a flexible starter ship as well as an Avenger Titan.

    I wouldn’t have bought the Avenger, except I wanted something that can stand in as a competent fighter for me to practice with in the dogfighting module until the game comes out (which could still easily be more than 2 years away). The Avenger has room to put some prisoner cells in the back and should give me some early options in bounty hunting and being an escort fighter too. With some bigger guns (hired with REC) the avenger is a pretty decent dog fighter. It is what I am using to boogie around in the PU with and gets the job done quite well. I like sneaking into other people's ships after they board so I can see what other ships (like the Andromeda for example) are like.

    The Reliant is not hanger ready, but is very close. I’m looking forward to pottering around in it. I will likely use it for cargo to start with as well as whatever amount of exploring you can do in a starter ship. I would like to own the science variant of the reliant to go exploring with, since owning an endeavour is a long way off. Still, maybe I can crew on someone else’s endeavour to get that experience.

    There is no persistence in the alpha right now. There is not any way to lose your ships. You can respawn them whenever you like. Cargo, friend match making and shopping are all probably not too far out on the horizon, and a form of persistence will come online at about the same time. But you will earn and spend “alpha” money to start with, so I don’t think anything you achieve will carry over into the Beta. Not sure whether anything will persist from the beta into the 1.0 release either. Personally, I hope not.

    I don’t think anyone knows when the Beta will happen, except that it probably won’t be for a long time. I don’t know what the beta will mean when it happens except that CIG are saying that after the beta you won’t be able to buy ships outside of the game anymore. Given that is how the game is continuing to be funded and given the disconcertingly long list of features that are still waiting for development resources to even begin being made, I think the Beta could be a while off. I think the team could be aiming for late 2017, but who knows. Still, I am hopeful that things will happen more quickly now that the baby PU is out. And if CIG manage to deliver on getting Squadron 42 out this year, then a lot more development resources will be rolled over to Star citizen proper, which should speed things up even further.
    I was having the money talk with my housemate yesterday. But I think they have more than enough money to be able to fully release a game, no matter how long they take. It also seems like they are actually implementing everything that the fan base wants. It may take a while, but im certain that this game will be perfect when it comes out.

    I don't have the money to be able to buy anything from RSI right at the moment. I would really like S42, but if they remove it from the game packages, I may just have to buy it separately, which will suck, but i'll do it. Hopefully ill be able to pick up some extra work before I get my PC, meaning I could buy the Andromeda right away. Buying the Taurus first doesn't save me any money, and still ends up costing 400$. But ill have a look at my situation once I get my PC. Unfortunately, i've created my account already, so i'm not really sure if I can enter a referral code. Maybe put all referral codes in the first post and people can choose who they like more out of them .

    Thanks for the reply on the RSI forum. What they seem to be implementing sounds very good, and quite similar to what I posted. The ability to intercept comms, whether by radio or proximity, is pretty fun. Sure, some people will abuse this, and just use 3rd party communications, but hopefully a large portion of the game will play right, and jsut use SC voice chat. I sure will be. It will make me have to use code words if in the vicinity of other people, or be extra vigilant when discussing plans or something like that. Another thing that would be pretty cool, would be in larger ships like Idris and possibly even the Constellation ships, the pilot could flip a switch that turns on a PA system for the entire ship, so you could yell at someone at the back of the ship to check the power supply or something like that. Don't know if that would ever be implemented, but sounds like a cool idea regardless.

    The Reliant Kore looks like a pretty good ship. It doesnt look like its hanger ready though, do you get notifications of when it should be ready by? The Avenger Titan is actually a ship ive been looking at for a while, and may actually get at some point. Since both your ships seem to still be in production, how are you flying around? I wanted to get the titan mainly for the prison cells in the back, but I was also looking at one of the Cutlass ships for the same reason.
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  13. #43
    AUF Leader AStiffBreeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    22,916
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    AStiffBreeze
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boydglin View Post
    I've never really played anything like it
    Really? Maybe I'm showing my age but there have been so many games like this...

    Off the top of my head:
    Elite
    Frontier: Elite 2
    Wing Commander series
    Privateer
    Starlancer
    Freelancer
    The X series
    Escape Velocity series (top down but very cool)
    Elite: Dangerous

    Some of those (Wing Commander games and Starlancer) are only analogous to Squadron 42, but the rest are almost exactly the same premise.

    Elite: Dangerous should be coming to PS4 some time this year.

    Roberts hasn't ruled out a PS4 version of Squadron 42 or Star Citizen either, but if that ever eventuates it would be a very long way off I suspect.

    As tempted as I am, there's no way I could justify a few thousand dollars for a single game. It's why I got out of PC gaming in the first place


    Interested in joining AUF? Full instructions can be found HERE.
    Interested in joining AUF?

    --> CLICK HERE <--

    to learn more about what sort of clan we are,
    and how to go about joining.

    .

  14. #44
    AUF Full Member - SNIPEMAN U812 (850+)
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    im standing right behind you
    Posts
    969
    Clan
    Clan
    PSN
    BOYDGLIN
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Lol never played any of those. I been a gamer for a long time too. Since the atari and the commodore64 rocked my world but always been a console gamer. Never really had a PC worth gaming on in my whole life

  15. #45
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    As tempted as I am, there's no way I could justify a few thousand dollars for a single game. It's why I got out of PC gaming in the first place.
    Quote Originally Posted by boydglin View Post
    I have to wait and see ho viable it is for me to buy a gaming PC. Currently just have a laptop for all my PC needs. I do have a mate that works in a PC store who would happily build it for me and help me out with everything I need. Just the money factor for me
    I have started to suspect that this game wonít be the graphically demanding monster it has been made out to me. My 2011 laptop is delivering me a very playable experience on low settings, and one that is also getting better quickly. The game is hardly optimised right now either. I feel like most contemporary computers should be able to run it fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    Have a look at PC Parts Picker online. I had no idea about building computers, but it gives you all the things you need to build a working computer, and you just choose specific parts. The computer im building is about 2000$, but im sure you could look at the game specs and get a computer that will run this game for around 1500$. PCs also look pretty easy to put together. Look for a video on Youtube and see how easy it is. Mainly just fitting parts in to the motherboard, big boy lego. Then just clean up the wires and you're good to go.

    I guess itís the stress of risking pressing the power button and nothing happening. What are you doing for a hard drive? Solid state?

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    I would really like S42, but if they remove it from the game packages, I may just have to buy it separately, which will suck, but i'll do it. Buying the Taurus first doesn't save me any money, and still ends up costing 400$. Maybe put all referral codes in the first post and people can choose who they like more out of them.
    Not paying for Sq42 is saving money :P Thatís a good Idea about codes. After the first referral, there arenít any rewards for a while, so Iím only aiming to get one referral. Can my referral code go in the OP, Mr Stiffbreeze? STAR-7N59-K9G5

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    Thanks for the reply on the RSI forum. What they seem to be implementing sounds very good, and quite similar to what I posted. The ability to intercept comms, whether by radio or proximity, is pretty fun. Sure, some people will abuse this, and just use 3rd party communications, but hopefully a large portion of the game will play right, and jsut use SC voice chat. I sure will be. It will make me have to use code words if in the vicinity of other people, or be extra vigilant when discussing plans or something like that. Another thing that would be pretty cool, would be in larger ships like Idris and possibly even the Constellation ships, the pilot could flip a switch that turns on a PA system for the entire ship, so you could yell at someone at the back of the ship to check the power supply or something like that. Don't know if that would ever be implemented, but sounds like a cool idea regardless.
    It sounds like thatís the sort of thing they are aiming for.

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    The Reliant Kore looks like a pretty good ship. It doesnít look like its hanger ready though, do you get notifications of when it should be ready by? The Avenger Titan is actually a ship ive been looking at for a while, and may actually get at some point. Since both your ships seem to still be in production, how are you flying around? I wanted to get the titan mainly for the prison cells in the back, but I was also looking at one of the Cutlass ships for the same reason.

    The reliant is in the final stages of grey boxing and should be hanger ready soon. The Avenger has been finished for a long time and thatís what I fly. If it was in production, I would get a loaner ship of something comparable until the avenger was flyable. Right now I can use an Aurora MR as a stand in for the unfinished reliant. The titan doesnít come with holding cells. Iím hoping I will be able to put some in later. Otherwise, the Avenger Stalker is your girl. Not sure about notifications, but I pay attention to the community content that CGI put out, so I find out that way.
    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  16. #46
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkasaurian View Post

    I guess it’s the stress of risking pressing the power button and nothing happening. What are you doing for a hard drive? Solid state?

    Not paying for Sq42 is saving money :P That’s a good Idea about codes. After the first referral, there aren’t any rewards for a while, so I’m only aiming to get one referral. Can my referral code go in the OP, Mr Stiffbreeze? STAR-7N59-K9G5


    It sounds like that’s the sort of thing they are aiming for.




    The reliant is in the final stages of grey boxing and should be hanger ready soon. The Avenger has been finished for a long time and that’s what I fly. If it was in production, I would get a loaner ship of something comparable until the avenger was flyable. Right now I can use an Aurora MR as a stand in for the unfinished reliant. The titan doesn’t come with holding cells. I’m hoping I will be able to put some in later. Otherwise, the Avenger Stalker is your girl. Not sure about notifications, but I pay attention to the community content that CGI put out, so I find out that way.
    I was gonna get a 2TB Seagate HDD, but many people have said i should get 250GB Solid state for the OS and stuff, and a HDD for everything else. The problem is money. The Solid state drive will cost me over 100$ alone. Will there be a massive difference if I just get a HDD?

    Could someone put my referral code in the first post as well? STAR-H624-D4M3. After someone uses a code, say whose code you used so we can check it off and the next person uses someone elses. Otherwise everyone will just use mine, and ill be rich as hell in game, but everyone will resent me and I just dont wanna deal with all that.
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  17. #47
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    I was gonna get a 2TB Seagate HDD, but many people have said i should get 250GB Solid state for the OS and stuff, and a HDD for everything else. The problem is money. The Solid state drive will cost me over 100$ alone. Will there be a massive difference if I just get a HDD?

    l'll be rich as hell in game, but everyone will resent me and I just dont wanna deal with all that.
    Good question. I'm not confident, but I don't think windows really loads any faster off a SSD. But I think games might. You could always get a conventional drive now and then add a SSD later and have it as a dedicated drive for SC and your steam library or something like that maybe. There is a 3.25Tb SSD now. Pricing works out about a dollar a megabyte, I'm afraid.

    If you let me borrow your endeavor I promise to only ever resent you behind your back.

    This vid is pretty cool. I wouldn't have guessed that listening to a programmer talk about Cryengine 3 for an hour would be that engaging, but the guy's enthusiasm rubs off. There is some cool stuff about procedural tech, and EVA, and there is also some talk about VOIP at about the 3/4 mark, if you are interested.

    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  18. #48
    AUF Leader AStiffBreeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    22,916
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    AStiffBreeze
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    ^ The OS will actually run way faster off an SSD. Highly recommended if you can afford it


    Interested in joining AUF? Full instructions can be found HERE.
    Interested in joining AUF?

    --> CLICK HERE <--

    to learn more about what sort of clan we are,
    and how to go about joining.

    .

  19. #49
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Whoops. My bad.
    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  20. #50
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    ^ The OS will actually run way faster off an SSD. Highly recommended if you can afford it


    Interested in joining AUF? Full instructions can be found HERE.
    Is it really worth investing an extra 100$+ for an SSD though? How much faster does it load? Do I need it?
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  21. #51
    AUF Leader AStiffBreeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    22,916
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    AStiffBreeze
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default Star Citizen - new space sim from Chris Roberts (on PC)

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_god7007 View Post
    Is it really worth investing an extra 100$+ for an SSD though? How much faster does it load? Do I need it?
    You actually don't need any of this stuff gg, Star Citizen included. Whether or not you want it is up to you


    Interested in joining AUF? Full instructions can be found HERE.
    Interested in joining AUF?

    --> CLICK HERE <--

    to learn more about what sort of clan we are,
    and how to go about joining.

    .

  22. #52
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    You actually don't need any of this stuff gg, Star Citizen included. Whether or not you want it is up to you


    Interested in joining AUF? Full instructions can be found HERE.
    Ah. But the question was specifically about an SSD. The OS will probably load 10 seconds faster than without an SSD. Is there any other reason to buy one?
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  23. #53
    AUFs bearded Norse Mod AUF Full Member - It's all true .. this person is an AUF-god (15,000+) Locoevo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    N.S.W
    Posts
    17,766
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Locoevo

    Default

    The most important reason when building a high end PC.... Wank factor.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    CLICK ON MY MANBOOBS TO JOIN AUF

  24. #54
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) Scout___AUS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    3,341
    Clan
    Clan
    PSN
    Scout___AUS
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    I run windows 10 on a 500GB 7200rpm drive and it loads very very quick. If you get an SSD it would load very very very quick. The extra very isn't worth it IMO.

    EDIT:
    I probably WOULDN'T go a sole 2GB drive though
    Last edited by Scout___AUS; 29-01-2016 at 05:43 PM.

  25. #55
    AUF Leader AStiffBreeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    22,916
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    AStiffBreeze
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    I would go SSD for the boot drive in the blink of an eye.


    Interested in joining AUF? Full instructions can be found HERE.
    Interested in joining AUF?

    --> CLICK HERE <--

    to learn more about what sort of clan we are,
    and how to go about joining.

    .

  26. #56
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    I can get a 120GB SSD for around 60$. I wouldnt need more space than that would I? It would just be the OS on the SSD really
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  27. #57
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default

    Alpha 2.1 is free to try over weekend til Feb 1 US time. If anyone wants a taste or to see if it runs of their PC. ^__^ 30gig DL.
    ALso. Feb 14 is now the date for Sq42 getting spun off as as separate purchase.

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/c...-Other-Updates

    I found a video that says SSD is faster.

    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  28. #58
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkasaurian View Post
    Alpha 2.1 is free to try over weekend til Feb 1 US time. If anyone wants a taste or to see if it runs of their PC. ^__^ 30gig DL.
    ALso. Feb 14 is now the date for Sq42 getting spun off as as separate purchase.

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/c...-Other-Updates

    I found a video that says SSD is faster.

    I don't doubt that SSD is faster. But is it worth the money?

    If it's Feb 14 that S42 is separate, I might be able to make that work. Might push back my computer build a week or so, but at least I'll be saving money


    Sent using Tapatalk because my laptop is more than an arms length away and I'm a lazy sod
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

  29. #59
    AUF Full Member - Private First Class (250+) Punkasaurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    301
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    Punkasaurian
    XBLA
    N/A

    Default Organisation

    SC is free to play around in until March 20, all the ships are available to try as well if anyone is interested.
    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/c...-Other-Updates

    Also, I have created an organisation (read: clan) for AUF on Star citizen. I'm just seeing this as a care-taking role until some one from admin jumps in. You can take a look here:
    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/AUF

    Any thoughts or feedback welcome. ^__^
    As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

  30. #60
    AUF Full Member - GUN PRON PRONE (3000+) guitar_god7007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,338
    Clan
    AUF
    PSN
    guitar_god7007
    XBLA
    Xbox...thats cute

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Punkasaurian View Post
    SC is free to play around in until March 20, all the ships are available to try as well if anyone is interested.
    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/c...-Other-Updates

    Also, I have created an organisation (read: clan) for AUF on Star citizen. I'm just seeing this as a care-taking role until some one from admin jumps in. You can take a look here:
    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/AUF

    Any thoughts or feedback welcome. ^__^
    Won't be able to try it till after then.
    I've just bought my core and video card for my computer. Expect it'll be up and running in maybe 2-3 weeks. Then it'll take another week or two to get SC, I'll be there to game with you then.

    It seems like the Connie Aquillas (name may be horribly wrong but you know what it is) Is the same price as the Andromeda now. Id rather the Aquillas because of the cool front windows and the buggy, but may still get the Andromeda. Mainly because of the amount of bonus items you get with the Andromeda.

    If I got the andromeda, then traded it for an Aquillas, would I still get all the bonus items ?


    Sent using Tapatalk because my laptop is more than an arms length away and I'm a lazy sod
    Do you want to join AUF? Don't click here, it won't take you anywhere. Click here instead



    Quote Originally Posted by ImDaRAD View Post
    GG. Been around for a while and knows his stuff but keep an eye on this guy, really nice but when you least expect it he will jab you in the eye for absolutely no reason and it really hurts

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •