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January 23rd 2017

This Week in Star Citizen
January 23rd, 2017

Greetings Citizens


Greetings Citizens,

Now that the 2.6.1 schedule is out, we are moving forward and focusing on making 2017 an epic year! It’s pretty busy around here while development focuses on the major milestones being laid out. If you have not seen the updated production schedule – you can check check it out here!

For the Community Team, we are also preparing, refining, and building processes to ensure we are best equipped to be able to deliver interesting content to all of you. In the coming weeks we’ll be premiering a fun show that focuses on highlighting one of our favorite aspects of the Star Citizen Universe: YOU! No, not you. YOU. Yes, YOU! Stay tuned for more information on that soon.

With that, let’s take a look at this week!

On Tuesday, the Lore Team will release another installment in one of their many continuing series. The Star Citizen Universe is rich with history and a past/future worth exploring. If you find yourself easily immersed in a good story, fascinated by the design of Star Citizen, or just hungry for more information, these posts are made for you! You can also browse previous posts here.

On Wednesday, we’ll be exploring the Helios System alongside our resident Archivist, Cherie Heiberg, in an all new episode of Loremaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Around the Verse has returned to its regular schedule. If you want to stay in the loop or deep dive the development of Star Citizen with us, you won’t want to miss the second episode of 2017! You can catch these on our website, or our Official YouTube Channel.

Last Friday we went live on Twitch and YouTube for our second Star Citizen Happy Hour alongside guest streamer GrayHeadedGamer and Technical Director Sean Tracy. We had a great time hanging out with the two of them and are really enjoying the fun combination of game-play and guests from the community. Additionally, Sean Tracy took the time to explain the often misunderstood Megamap feature, scheduled to arrive in Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.2. If you want to learn more about this exciting new feature, you can catch the replay on our Official YouTube channel. A huge perk of doing these shows live is that you never know who might stop by.. Make sure to tune in at 10am PST, 6pm UTC at twitch.tv/starcitizen to catch this week’s show!

Lastly, this Saturday, Community Managers Jared Huckaby and myself will be traveling to San Antonio, TX for PAX South. Keep an eye out for us! We may have some cool goodies to give away. ;) Additionally, we’re very excited to meet many of you for the first time at the community organized Bar Citizen event Saturday night! You can find more info about this meetup here.

That’s all for this week, we’ll see you in the ‘Verse!

Tyler “Zyloh” Witkin
Community Manager

The Weekly Community Content Schedule


TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH, 2017
            Weekly Lore Post   (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/spectrum-dispatch)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2017
            Loremakers Guide to the Galaxy   (https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsSpaceInd/)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2017
            Around the Verse   (https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsSpaceInd/)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2017
            Star Citizen Happy Hour @ 10am PST / 6pm UTC   (http://twitch.tv/starcitizen)
            RSI Newsletter


Community Spotlight: January 23rd, 2017 – Screenshot Citizen


This week’s theme is “Screenshot Citizen.” No matter where you go.. the forums.. the Community Hub.. Social Media.. you have most likely seen a massive influx of beautiful screenshots in the Star Citizen Universe. Star Citizen Alpha 2.6 brought an abundance of new camera controls, empowering creative citizens to capture stunning moments in the ‘Verse, and we couldn’t be more excited! Below you will find a few that stood out to us as being especially epic. Don’t forget to check the Community Hub for more and upvote your favorites. You just might see them here in the near future.

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Vanguard Hoplite by ChrisGoingSpace


We frequently see screenshots of environments, exteriors, and characters. ChrisGoingSpace has gone the route less traveled and successfully captured a stunning shot of the interior of a Vanguard Hoplite that makes many of us question what our favorite ship actually is.

Nailed it!

Port Olisar Ring by AwesomeAD


The last time I saw the ring this close was upon a take-off gone wrong.. AwesomeAD has captured a perspective of the ring interior at Port Olisar that most people don’t explore, and you can’t help but get excited about the potential exploration that the Star Citizen Universe will offer.

Great shot!


Human Meets Sabre by Hasgaha


Hasgaha is back to regale us with another epic screenshot, this time highlighting an interaction between the Aegis Sabre and a human. This shot really stands out as a unique moment, capturing an untold narrative.

Fantastic stuff as always Mr. Hasgaha. Keep em’ coming!

You can check our more of Hasgaha’s beautiful screenshots here!

Xi’an Scout by Aelanna-Tesla


Aelanna-Tesla managed to capture this beautiful shot of a Xi’an Scout blasting past Cellin. The only word that appropriately describes this shot.. EPIC!

Thank you Aelanna-Tesla for helping me choose my new desktop wallpaper. We hope to see more of your work make its way to our Community Hub soon.

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