Star Citizen Discussion Thread v11

Ah yes - last time we were in Braemar we got seemingly hours of purples. Then there’s that special bit at dusk where the whole sky goes lavender and the little white berries on the trees seem to actually glow. Quite something really.

Now I’m sure CI-G will at some point work on such things for their screenshot simulator :)
 
...Some Star Citizen imaginarium nonsense from a no-name fanboi ...
I confess I chuckled at the 'IMAGINE' line, and then winced at the repeated use of 'UNIVERSE'. Remind me, how many star systems are 'planned' for 'release' in the SC 'universe' - I recall CR indicating maybe as many as 5. Maybe.

Well, I guess that's okay as long as no-one has been sold exploration ships......
 
Taken with my phone as I went out to feed the cows at 0800 this morning...sometimes, I really like living here...those are real colours, not photoshopped :)
Ok, genuine stupid question here. Are the cows as hardy in a cold Scottish winter as sheep? I'd guess not, do the cows need shelter during winter?

Obviously I should know this, but realise I don't lol.

I live overlooking some fields in East Ayrshire, only lived here for 6 months. Grass was being cut and rolled into bales when I moved in, then cows grazed the fields for a few months, and now in winter it's sheep, no sign of the cows.

Did occur to me the reason might be the cows ended up in the supermarket. Pretty sure they weren't black/brown & white patches as I'd expect to see for dairy cattle in Ayrshire.
 
Ok, genuine stupid question here. Are the cows as hardy in a cold Scottish winter as sheep? I'd guess not, do the cows need shelter during winter?

Obviously I should know this, but realise I don't lol.

I live overlooking some fields in East Ayrshire, only lived here for 6 months. Grass was being cut and rolled into bales when I moved in, then cows grazed the fields for a few months, and now in winter it's sheep, no sign of the cows.

Did occur to me the reason might be the cows ended up in the supermarket. Pretty sure they weren't black/brown & white patches as I'd expect to see for dairy cattle in Ayrshire.
Most of my cows are inside in this weather... serves 2 purposes...the cows don't get cold and neither do I when I go feed them :D You can normally spot dairy herds since they're predominantly Holstein-Friesian (black and white cows) which make up around 90% of the UK's dairy stock. I have a mix of Herefords and shorthorns (brownish cows) which are breeding and beef stock. I only have 2 dairy cows...which are a Hereford-Jersey cross for my own milk... plus 8 hens, 4 ducks and 2 geese roaming around the place for the eggs.

Bringing in silage...which is what you saw when you moved in is winter feed, the grass in the fields has little nutritional value during most of winter...plus the pastures get a chance to recover and be rotated. They have hay and supplements like cattle cake and rough mix too but the silage is the bulk of winter feeding.

If you have sheep, you can fire them out into winter pasture since sheep can graze shorter, poorer grass than cattle can....hence why you see sheep in the fields around you during winter. They'll probably be there until end of March/beginning of April and lambing season before the sheep go back to the hills...then the cows will reappear once the grass gets a late spring burst of growth....or the field will be ploughed for barley, wheat, potatoes, turnips or some other cash crop like oilseed r.a.p.e (really with the net nanny?)... depending on if the farm is mixed arable or not...or could even be left fallow for a year during rotation cycles.

You'll have to hope he doesn't use the field nearest to you when he separates the cows from the calves if it's a dairy herd...gets kinda noisy :D
 
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Ouch... those views.
Well, in defence of CiG (did I just write that... ...someone slap me!) it is only mid February, so the 2020 numbers are pointless.

Nonetheless, the decline 2016-2019 does look precipitous.

Actually - when you drill down, the views per video are more even:

Year​
Views​
Videos​
Views per Vid​
12​
1651254​
12​
137,604.50​
13​
6958082​
118​
58,966.80​
14​
16711072​
187​
89,364.02​
15​
13210910​
234​
56,456.88​
16​
20222832​
235​
86,054.60​
17​
16716326​
230​
72,679.68​
18​
11689433​
208​
56,199.20​
19​
7853503​
132​
59,496.23​
Another aspect to the videos that always bugs me is the diversion of resources and focus to get them done, and every time they put out a new video I mutter 'just get on with making the damn game already' under my breath. I'm sure it's not actually a huge overhead, but it just irritates me.
 
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While the team is very close to finalizing the 4.1 column, and fully aware of the Gibbening, we're going to need just a little bit more time before we add it to the Roadmap. You can expect to see more information coming very soon.
 
The 'Gibbening' they're on about is the release of the Carrack to the peasantry...SC slang as in "Gib Carrack!" Happens when every ship is released to flyable...
 
Most of my cows are inside in this weather... serves 2 purposes...the cows don't get cold and neither do I when I go feed them :D You can normally spot dairy herds since they're predominantly Holstein-Friesian (black and white cows) which make up around 90% of the UK's dairy stock. I have a mix of Herefords and shorthorns (brownish cows) which are breeding and beef stock. I only have 2 dairy cows...which are a Hereford-Jersey cross for my own milk... plus 8 hens, 4 ducks and 2 geese roaming around the place for the eggs.

Bringing in silage...which is what you saw when you moved in is winter feed, the grass in the fields has little nutritional value during most of winter...plus the pastures get a chance to recover and be rotated. They have hay and supplements like cattle cake and rough mix too but the silage is the bulk of winter feeding.

If you have sheep, you can fire them out into winter pasture since sheep can graze shorter, poorer grass than cattle can....hence why you see sheep in the fields around you during winter. They'll probably be there until end of March/beginning of April and lambing season before the sheep go back to the hills...then the cows will reappear once the grass gets a late spring burst of growth....or the field will be ploughed for barley, wheat, potatoes, turnips or some other cash crop like oilseed r.a.p.e (really with the net nanny?)... depending on if the farm is mixed arable or not...or could even be left fallow for a year during rotation cycles.

You'll have to hope he doesn't use the field nearest to you when he separates the cows from the calves if it's a dairy herd...gets kinda noisy :D
Thanks, I'm feeling unusually educated 🙂

I'm pretty sure the cows weren't dairy, sounds more likely they were a small herd (10 at most?) stocky looking brown cream and some black cows, so maybe breeding and beef as you mentioned.

The silage collection was amazing - wasn't the old (slower?) machine wrapping the bales, it was a small modern trailer attachment that almost instantly wrapped the bales in black plastic with a whirring noise. They turned up and loaded them all really quickly onto other vehicles over a few days. Neighbour seemed to think it wasnt the farmer but contracted out to someone with the best gear.

Was quite fascinating.

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