Star Citizen Discussion Thread v12

But only if you are exclusively interested in screenshots from a certain height or from orbit. I have yet to see a really convincing screenshot of SE at surface level. Sometimes it feels like I'm the only one who is primarily interested in the views on ground level... I strongly doubt that this awesomeness would survive my 12000 hours spent in ED.
I can't say if you will play the current alpha a lot but for it's actual 45$ price, you will find hours and hours of really beautiful and varied surface level vistas. You have more variety and beauty on Stanton planets/moons than all planets/moons of ED's galaxy. But ED beats hard SC at the level of stars, black holes and other stellar phenomenon, SC have just one fake circle star atm.
You have exploration at surface level. Some planets have multiple and very different biomes (for instance 6 on Hurston : Acidic, Desert, Trash, Savannah, Strip Mined, Polluted Coast) and on each biomes you'll find marked and unmarked POI. Each planets have some unique biomes and assets. And that's without counting all you will find in the cities.
You have exploration too in caves and some hidden spots.
 
@[ACTIV DREAMER] Frillop Freyraum

One of the place I love to explore, New Babbage
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if you will play the current alpha a lot but for it's actual 45$ price

My, what an absurd price for an alpha.

Although many ED refugees seem to be opting for the $84 (incl vat) Avenger Titan instead...

You have more variety and beauty on Stanton planets/moons than all planets/moons of ED's galaxy.

Beauty is of course subjective. And I'd agree that SC's planets generally look better, and do more with 'biome' crossover too (providing a varied experience in that sense for sure).

In terms of variety of tones / combinations (and stellar backdrops) etc, EDO most likely has the edge though.

Source: https://imgur.com/a/yQ6R31o


Here's some stuff I've seen on my own travels, and I'm pretty sure SC doesn't have a pastel pink desert planet for a start ;)

And of course, honourable mention, you can't appreciate any of it as a 'dimensional' world in VR in SC, which does add a lot :)

Source: https://i.imgur.com/tU2ogZS.mp4


There's definitely something to be said for scudding your SRV past a mountain, or under a 50ft heat vane, which genuinely seems to tower over you ;)
 
My, what an absurd price for an alpha.

Although many ED refugees seem to be opting for the $84 (incl vat) Avenger Titan instead...



Beauty is of course subjective. And I'd agree that SC's planets generally look better, and do more with 'biome' crossover too (providing a varied experience in that sense for sure).

In terms of variety of tones / combinations (and stellar backdrops) etc, EDO most likely has the edge though.

Source: https://imgur.com/a/yQ6R31o


Here's some stuff I've seen on my own travels, and I'm pretty sure SC doesn't have a pastel pink desert planet for a start ;)

And of course, honourable mention, you can't appreciate any of it as a 'dimensional' world in VR in SC, which does add a lot :)

Source: https://i.imgur.com/tU2ogZS.mp4


There's definitely something to be said for scudding your SRV past a mountain, or under a 50ft heat vane, which genuinely seems to tower over you ;)

Another space game just sold me a forty dollar alpha.

What's funny is after reading this thread a few years and seeing other space games recently they use two sides of the same coin.

SC tells players it will eventually have everything to keep the dream and hope alive.

The other space game I won't name to be courteous doesn't tell people what the future holds so they cant write it off for not having their make or break feature potentially dropped.

Two different approaches which amounts to the same thing. Keeping as many people hooked as possible without letting anyone down.

The more time goes by the more I see these games and communities have much more in common than I first thought those years ago.
 
Another space game just sold me a forty dollar alpha.

What's funny is after reading this thread a few years and seeing other space games recently they use two sides of the same coin.

SC tells players it will eventually have everything to keep the dream and hope alive.

The other space game I won't name to be courteous doesn't tell people what the future holds so they cant write it off for not having their make or break feature potentially dropped.

Two different approaches which amounts to the same thing. Keeping as many people hooked as possible without letting anyone down.

The more time goes by the more I see these games and communities have much more in common than I first thought those years ago.

On giant carrot dangles I'd agree.

Where they diverge is in the sheer degree of active and perpetual monetisation of those carrots ;). And that does make a differences to me. It's kinda like one big bad act, vs a lot of medium sized repeated ones ;). Over 8+ years that naughtiness does add up.

And you have to give one of them its due. It may have arrived in a total muddle, and taste somewhat stale, but they have at least provided half of the promised salad...

I'm sure the more glorious meal will arrive eventually though, and stop falling through the bowl. Because I watched the hour long dev video on 'leaf greening v4', and I bought the optional $1000 Copa D'Oro 5000, with its own salad mixing facility. That'll doubtless arrive in the post soon. And in the meantime my subscription means I get to test the noodle technology early, and I've got the option on the ebony chopstick holders too. Wait how did I spend $450 on a menu entry again...?
 
I have been playing Star Citizen for 8 years, i have witnessed the birth of the PU with its one station (Port Olisar) The gas giant Crusader and its 3 moons Daymar, Celin and Yela, none of which you could land on at the time.
Through all the tech being added and the system filling out to what it is today.

Its fascinating watching these Elite Dangerous players experience the Stanton System with their eyes as it is today being new to it all, not just because they are in awe of it all but also because they are realising things that to me have just faded into the ether, for example the way my ship reacts to the atmosphere is muscle memory to me, i automatically react to the way the wind is pushing my ship around, i don't even notice it.

Anyway, in the spirit of that, instead of taking the tram i drove across the frozen lake at New Babbage to get to the Commons last night, i was greeted with a beautiful sunset, so i stopped, got out and watched it set.

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On giant carrot dangles I'd agree.

Where they diverge is in the sheer degree of active and perpetual monetisation of those carrots ;). And that does make a differences to me. It's kinda like one big bad act, vs a lot of medium sized repeated ones ;). Over 8+ years that naughtiness does add up.

And you have to give one of them its due. It may have arrived in a total muddle, and taste somewhat stale, but they have at least provided half of the promised salad...

I'm sure the more glorious meal will arrive eventually though, and stop falling through the bowl. Because I watched the hour long dev video on 'leaf greening v4', and I bought the optional $1000 Copa D'Oro 5000, with its own salad mixing facility. That'll doubtless arrive in the post soon. And in the meantime my subscription means I get to test the noodle technology early, and I've got the option on the ebony chopstick holders too. Wait how did I spend $450 on a menu entry again...?

The price of SC ships and people willing to buy them is nothing short of astounding to me. But at the end of the day what I get from it is space gamers are passionate and are desperate for a good game and are willing to support a vessel that can potentially take them there.

I think the state of gaming is sleazy in general these days.

But the point is of my original post is these communities arnt much different. The people on both sides of the arguement...

SC has Joe Blobbers. We have classier more intelligent versions here I won't discuss because rules lol.

But yeah two sides same coin.
 
Time for a trip down memory lane. To 2017 precisely.

https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen/comments/5hgs3n Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen/comments/5hgs3n/please_dont_upvote_just_a_post_to_share_my/


SQ42 delayed to 2018? What an optimist!

Poor guy was downvoted as well. Can't know of course if it was people thinking he was being too optimistic or too pessimistic.
His predictions are crap. I would downvote, too at such a low confidence level. Mental ballast.
 
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