- Oct 25, 2017
This is the long term discussion thread for the Star Citizen community.
--- Getting Started
BoredGamer's quick start video is a good place to start:
The official support site's getting started guide was recently updated with lots of useful links:
What is Star Citizen? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaJx4TdshFA
A good short intro (3:27)
Star Citizen is the MMO, Squadron 42 is the single player campaign.
What can we currently do in this game?
Summary here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/feature-list
Free Flight demo periods are often available around events, which let anyone create a free account and try out the different ships and game modes.
You can get a base package for either the MMO (Star Citizen) or the single player portion (Squadron 42) for $45, and from there you can add the other piece for $20 ($65 total).
Star Citizen option: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/fly-now
Squadron 42 option: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Packages/Squadron-42-Standalone-Pledge
They sometimes have discounts available around events, in the ballpark of $10 off.
Do we have a clan/guild/whatever?
Yup! They're called orgs in Star Citizen. We have an active Discord and a well established fleet.
Sign up here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/E503/
After applying, please verify by posting your SC username here or sending a PM to one of the listed officers.
Full size http://i.imgur.com/idwFkZe.png
What ship should I get?
For the best bang for your buck, I'd just recommend getting the base game package if you're interested in backing early. The org already has a ton of ships with seats to fill and loaner ships to go around to help get people get up to speed at launch.
Jaaz has put together some ship guide threads to get discussion started over on Spectrum:
Combat 1 (fighters, bombers, etc) / Combat 2 (capital)
Overview and recommendations
--- Financials released, Squadon 42 beta target Q2 2020
--- Alpha 3.3.5
--- Citizencon 2018
--- Crytek lawsuit
--- Squadron 42 vertical slice at the 2017 Holiday Livestream: https://www.resetera.com/threads/12006/
Check out the version with extra commentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcHAfaQh3QE
Full original version with timestamp to the mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpVzJiarjvc&t=1624
--- Alpha 3.0: https://www.resetera.com/threads/7717/
--- CitizenCon 2017: https://www.resetera.com/threads/1385
Up on Youtube: https://youtu.be/mGcG0g7GsOI?t=1425 - Link starts at gameplay section.
Full recap here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/citcon-featured-content/16216-CitizenCon-2947-Recap
Images and twitch clips below!
A solid summary in this gallery -> https://imgur.com/gallery/rr3Qs
Lots of amazing gifs in here: https://imgur.com/a/nPP6K