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February 14th 2017

This Week in Star Citizen
February 13th, 2017

Greetings Citizens


Another week, another This Week in Star Citizen.

Chris is back in the LA office from his trip overseas to Foundries 42 UK and DE, so you can expect to see him back to hosting Around the Verse this week.

In current events, you may have noticed that Alpha 2.6.1 is now available to all backers on the PTU. This is a “big” little patch, in that beyond lots of quality of life bug fixes from our 2.6 release at the end of last year, it also introduced one of our most requested features: regional servers! This is an important step on the road to improved performance for all Star Citizen, and it excites me to think about what’s ahead when the Megamap combines with the “Star Network” and all the subsequent awesomeness that comes after that. Exciting times lay ahead for Star Citizen, to be certain.

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, and take a look at what’s coming this week in Star Citizen.

By the time you read this, Citizens of the Stars will have been released on Monday. It features a fun Quantum Questions with Senior Producer Jake Ross from our Austin, TX studio, a look at the collected works of TheNOOBIFIER1337 in this week’s Citizen Spotlight, and a new irregular segment called “Subconscious” with Subscription Manager Alexis Lesnick that will cover all the great things Subscribers are getting each month. I’ll give you one guess as to who named that segment, and if you guess anyone other than Ben Lesnick, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Tuesday not only brings us another entry in our weekly Lore Post series, but it’s also VALENTINE’S DAY and to celebrate, we thought we’d do something a little fun. Be sure to check back here on Tuesday to discover the details of our first-ever Valentine’s Day ship sale. I’ll give you a hint: think ships for two…

Wednesday brings us another episode of Bugsmashers with Mark Abent. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but at the beginning, there’s a bug, and by the end, Mark has smashed the bug. It’s good stuff… I kid, but Bugsmashers is one of my absolute favorite things we put out. It’s a real, no kid gloves, behind-the-scenes look at actual game development, and I learn something with each and every episode. If you’ve never checked it out, I’d encourage you to give it a shot sometime and see something genuinely different.

Thursday is Around the Verse Day in the Star Citizen universe, and we’ve got some fun stuff cooking. Remember, that where our other shows may be fun or informative looks at various aspects of the community, development and game, you’ll always find the meatiest of developmental updates on Around the Verse every Thursday.

Finally on Friday we’ve got one more Happy Hour for ya. It’s your chance to hang out and play the game with some CIG developers and staff, and maybe ask some questions along the way. This Friday we’ll be playing the new Alpha 2.6.1, so if you’d like to play with us, be sure you update your clients! Whether the patch is on PTU or LIVE when this Friday comes, don’t miss your chance to hang out and have some fun with the staff.

And looking ahead at the coming weeks, we’ve got some new offerings in the works, additional tweaks to existing programming, and a concept ship sale on the horizon, so keep checking in to find out more.

With that, I’ll see you in the ‘Verse.

Jared Huckaby
“Disco Lando”
Community Manager


The Weekly Community Content Schedule


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017
            Citizens of the Stars   (https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsSpaceInd/)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017
            Weekly Lore Post   (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/spectrum-dispatch)
            Valentine’s Day Sale Begins

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017
            Bugsmashers!   (https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsSpaceInd/)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017
            Around the Verse   (https://www.youtube.com/user/RobertsSpaceInd/)
            Vault Update   

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017
            Star Citizen Happy Hour @ 12pm PST / 8pm UTC   (http://twitch.tv/starcitizen)
            RSI Newsletter


Community Spotlight: February 13th, 2017 – Desktop Citizen


The amount of contributions we see submitted to the Community Hub and Forums on a daily basis continues to amaze us. Last week, we showed off some of the amazing things you are building; this week the theme is “Desktop Citizen,” highlighting cool wallpapers that you have created using concept art and in-game screenshots! Below you will find a few that the developers have as their desktop backgrounds in the office. 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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Winter Carrack by Ungineer


This beautiful and clean wallpaper of a Carrack in a snowy winter showcases how well a Anvil explorer ship can handle the many types of environments. Ungineer has done a great job of combining both concept and real life photography!

Check out his submission on our forums here.

Pirate Propoganda by FiendishFeather


This propaganda poster type of wallpaper shows how formidable and rewarding becoming a Pirate may be. Does this make you want to become a Pirate? I am definitely interested!

FiendishFeather also has a UEE version here.


Aegis Sabre Cockpit by Loganawe


Loganawe was able to take a concept picture of the Sabre cockpit and make a few adjustments to create a dramatic wallpaper that really shows off the aggressiveness and detail of the Aegis Sabre. This has long been one of my favorites pictures on our website, and the adjustments from Loganawe makes me love it even more.

You can see more wallpapers of the Sabre from Loganawe here.

Have A Break by STARMEDIC


This is another example of life as a pilot in the ‘Verse! After a long day of hauling cargo, what better way than to sit back and enjoy a cold one?

Excellent work STARMEDIC!

Check out his original post here.

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