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Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:12 pm
by Rak
Most of you have probably heard of Star Citizen and/or seen some videos about it. If you haven't, I suggest you check it out, it's pretty much the game we were all hoping EVE would be, and then some.

Anyway, we (myself, Raini, and some friends) have been working on building a rather impressive fleet so we can safely explore the galaxy upon release. Ships of course will be obtainable via normal gameplay, but for the time being, you earn ships as rewards for crowdfunding the game. Thus far, here's what we have:

2 x Aegis Dynamics Idris-P Frigate - Largest personally-owned ship in the game so far, crew of 10, space docking (lol), space for three fighters. (Raini, Rick)
2 x Aegis Dynamics Idris Utility Ship - Small utility/rescue ship that comes with the Idris. (Raini, Rick)
1 x Aegis Dynamics Avenger - Cop car in space. (Rick)
1 x Aegis Dynamics Gladius - Light dogfighter. (Rick)
1 x Aegis Dynamics Reclaimer - Deep-space salvage ship. (Rick)
2 x Aegis Dynamics Redeemer - Gunship / armored troop carrier. (Rak, Rick)
1 x Aegis Dynamics Retaliator - Long-range bomber. (Simple)
1 x Aegis Dynamics Vanguard - Deep-space strike fighter. (Kaed/Rick)
1 x Anvil Hornet F7C - Short-range, heavy dogfighter. (Simple)
1 x Anvil Hornet F7C-S - Stealth and reconnaissance fighter. (Gnap)
1 x Anvil Hornet F7C-M - Jump-capable heavy dogfighter, crewed by two. (Rick)
2 x Banu Merchantman - Alien mercantile ship. (Rak, Emoose)
3 x Consolidated Outland Mustang Omega (AMD Skin) - Racing ship, small fighter/transport. (Kaed, Rick)
2 x Drake Cutlass - Yarrrrr...pirate vessel. (Synthe, Rick)
4 x Drake Herald - Info runner and spy ship. (Kaed, Rick)
1 x MISC Freelancer - Cargo hauler AKA Space Truck! (Kaed)
1 x MISC Freelancer MAX - Extra large cargo hauler. (Rick)
1 x MISC Freelancer MIS - Long-range gunboat. (Rick)
1 x MISC Hull A - Cargo hauler. (Rick)
1 x MISC Hull B - Big cargo hauler. (Rick)
1 x MISC Hull C - Really big cargo hauler. (Rick)
1 x MISC Hull D - Really, really big cargo hauler. (Rick)
1 x MISC Hull E - A ridiculously huge cargo hauler. (Rick)
1 x MISC Starfarer - Large cargo/refueling freighter. (Raini)
3 x Origin 315p - Fast exploration ship. (Shadowpod, Kaed, Rick)
1 x Origin 325a - Interceptor, mid-range fighter. (Rick)
1 x Origin 350R - Top speed racing ship, mid-range fighter. (Rick)
1 x Origin 85x Runabout - Small personal transport, included with the 890 Jump. (Rick)
1 x Origin 890 Jump - Corvette-class luxury superyacht. (Rick)
1 x Origin M50 - Racing ship, light interceptor. (Rick)
5 x RSI Aurora MR - Small fighter/light cargo hauler. (Rak, Emoose, Kaed, Rick)
2 x RSI Aurora LN - Militia patrol craft. (Rick)
3 x RSI Constellation Andromeda - Large jack-of-all-trades ship, crewed by four to five. (Rak, Raini, John_aitc)
1 x RSI Constellation Phoenix - Luxury yacht & VIP transport. (Rick)
1 x RSI Orion Mining Platform - Asteroid mining ship and refinery. (Rick)
3 x RSI P-52 Merlin - Snub fighter/scout, included with the Constellation Andromeda. (Rak, Raini, John_aitc)
1 x RSI P-72 Archimedes - Enhanced snub fighter/scout, included with the Constellation Phoenix. (Rick)
3 x Xi'an Khartu Scout - Awesome alien fighter. (Emoose, Raini, Rick)

Star Citizen Fleet: 61 ships and counting!



The game is set to be fully completed at the end of 2015. Hopefully it'll be good enough that all of us stick with it rather than being split up among 50 different games as we have been lately.

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Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:44 am
by Rak
I can't believe it's not dudebutter

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:37 pm
by Rak
Rick wrote:Image

ALRIGHT, I PULLED THE TRIGGER AND BOUGHT THE FREELANCER NEW BACKER PACKAGE, MAKING THIS THE SECOND MOST EXPENSIVE GAME I'VE EVER PAID FOR AT $140, THE FIRST BEING THE COLLECTOR'S BOX EDITION OF STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC AT $150. KIND OF AN ODD FEELING PAYING THIS MUCH FOR A GAME THAT ISN'T EVEN GOING TO BE OUT FOR ANOTHER YEAR, BUT WHATEVER. AT LEAST I'LL GET ALPHA & BETA ACCESS AND SUCH.

RAK, HELP ME FIND SOMEONE TO HOOK ME UP WITH LIFETIME SPACESHIP INSURANCE! ASK AROUND IF ANYONE IS DOING LAST MINUTE HOOK UPS AND I'LL THROW THEM LIKE $20 OR SOMETHING. BETTER TO DO IT FOR SOMEONE WILLING TO PAY VERSUS SOMEONE WHO WANTS IT FOR FREE.

THANKS!



Yeah...you should check your text messages...

Looks like you'll have two Freelancers now, one with LTI and one without :P

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:35 pm
by Rak
Rick wrote:WELL, LOOKY WHAT WE GOT HERE:

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OH SNAP.


wat?

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:04 pm
by Rak
Now we have to decide what to do with this other LTI Freelancer.


and in other news


WE GOT ONE OF THE 400 IDRIS-P's

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:01 pm
by Bigashera
Rick wrote:Image

ALRIGHT, SO BACK ON NOVEMBER 22ND, I POSTED ON THE STAR CITIZEN FORUM ASKING HOW ONE GOES ABOUT OBTAINING VEHICLES WITH LIFETIME INSURANCE AS IT WASN'T READILY APPARENT. IT WAS THEN EXPLAINED TO ME THAT ONLY ORIGINAL BACKERS (KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN) OR VETERAN BACKERS (PRE-REDESIGNED
WEBSITE) COULD BUY VEHICLES WITH LTI.

THE ONLY WAY NEW BACKERS COULD GET IT IS AS YOU EXPLAINED: YOU WOULD HAVE TO BUY THE PACKAGE OR SHIP YOU WANT, THEN THROUGH THE STAR CITIZEN WEBSITE, YOU GIFT IT TO SOMEONE WITH OB OR VB STATUS. THEY TRADE IT IN FOR STORE CREDIT, BUY THE SAME PACKAGE WITH LTI INCLUDED, THEN THEY GIFT IT BACK TO YOU. A "GRAY MARKET" AS THEY CALL IT, BUT EFFECTIVE AS LONG AS YOU DON'T GET RIPPED OFF.

AFTER I MADE THAT POST, I DIDN'T GO BACK TO THE STAR CITIZEN FORUM UNTIL AFTER I'D BOUGHT THE STANDARD FREELANCER PACKAGE SUNDAY NIGHT. IN MY INBOX WAS A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF THE DUDES WHO HAD POSTED IN THE THREAD, SAYING HE'D BE WILLING TO HELP ME TRADE IT IN FOR A FREELANCER LTI PACKAGE. BEING SKEPTICAL AS SHIT AFTER RAK WARNED ME TO NOT JUST HAND IT OVER TO ANYONE OFFERING TO UPGRADE, I RESEARCHED THE DUDE A BIT AND TURNS OUT HE HAD ALMOST 3,000 POSTS AND STARTED OVER 50 THREADS IN THE STAR CITIZEN FORUM. HE SAID HE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT FOR HIS RECLAIM TIMER TO COUNT DOWN (ROUGHLY 8 HOURS LEFT) AS HE'D BEEN DOING THIS FOR PEOPLE ON THE REGULAR.

I FACTORED IN THE FOLLOWING: ONE, NOBODY POSTS THAT MUCH IN A GAMING FORUM OR WOULD EVEN BE ALLOWED TO POST THAT MUCH IF THEY AREN'T SUPER INTO THE GAME OR IF THEY REGULARLY RIPPED PEOPLE OFF, AND TWO, EVEN IF HE COULD FEASIBLY JACK ME, WHY RISK GETTING YOUR SC ACCOUNT BANNED ALONG WITH ALL YOUR PURCHASES AND THROW AWAY A YEAR'S WORTH OF REPUTATION IN A GAMING COMMUNITY OVER $140?

SO AFTER MESSAGING BACK AND FORTH FOR A BIT, I EVENTUALLY SENT THE GUY MY FREELANCER PACKAGE. HE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH MESSAGING AND LET ME KNOW THAT BECAUSE I PAID $140 FOR IT AND HE CAN BUY IT FOR $125 AS A VETERAN BACKER, HE CAN GIVE ME A $15 REFUND. I TOLD HIM TO KEEP THE CHANGE, BUT HE REFUSED, SO I JUST TOLD HIM TO SURPRISE ME.

I WAITED FOR A BIT FOR ANOTHER UPDATE FROM HIM, THEN EVENTUALLY WENT TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT, BUT WOKE UP AT ABOUT 5:20AM BECAUSE I HAD THIS WEIRD DREAM WHERE I WAS ON AN ALIEN PLANET AND WAS THERE TO MEET UP WITH THIS GUY TO BUY THE SPACESHIP FROM HIM. HE LOOKED LIKE STARBUCK FROM THE ORIGINAL BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, EXCEPT WITH A BLACK HAN SOLO-TYPE VEST WITH THE STAR CITIZEN UEE LOGO ON IT AND HE WAS TELLING ME TO KEEP HIS SHIP SAFE AND TO HAVE FUN EXPLORING THE STARS. PRETTY WEIRD, BUT KIND OF LOL-WORTHY.

INSTEAD OF JUST GOING BACK TO SLEEP, I FIRED UP MY COMPUTER AND CHECKED MY E-MAIL. LO AND BEHOLD, I HAD FOUR E-MAIL MESSAGES FROM ROBERTS SPACE INDUSTRIES LETTING ME KNOW I'D BEEN GIFTED A FREELANCER PACKAGE WITH LIFETIME INSURANCE AND THREE SPACESHIP SKINS. THE DUDE KEPT HIS WORD AND CAME THROUGH. RADICAL.

I HIT HIM BACK ONE MORE TIME AND THANKED HIM FOR HELPING ME OUT AND SAID HE'D LIKE TO MEET UP IN SPACE SOMETIME WHEN THE GAME GOES LIVE. I'D SAY HE'S PRETTY LEGIT AND A GOOD DUDE. HIS HANDLE IS "RIOT" ON THE STAR CITIZEN BOARD FOR THE RECORD. :)


Glad you didn't get jacked on that, Rick. There is no reward without risk :D

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:27 pm
by kaediryni
crap.. i boughted a freelancer package.. this had better be an awesome game.. not some 6 meelion dollar scam :)

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:31 pm
by Gnap
Do you guys think this is a good starter ship?
It looks like dogfighter+deep explorer.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/stor ... -r-tracker
Game Package
available

If the Ghost is made to hide, the Tracker is made to seek. The F7C-R Tracker boasts an advanced radar suite making it ideal for deep-space explorers who require depth and accuracy in their scan packages. Local militia and larger merc units will also repurpose Trackers to act as mobile C&C ships for their squadrons.

This package is the former SWACS pledge.

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:28 pm
by Gnap
Stealth

Re: Building Our Fleet

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:47 pm
by Gnap
Ok so what do I do now? I got my Hangar and I was looking at my ship last night but when I get in the cockpit, there are no controls to take off or anything. From reading the forums I thought the game was live but in alpha or is it all just on-paper atm?