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April 24th 2017

This Week in Star Citizen
April 24th, 2017

Greetings Citizens

Last week was out of this world with the reveal of the Banu and their role in the universe. On top of learning more about the Banu, we revealed their newest spacecraft: the Banu Defender. In last week’s ATV, we shared the spec, design, and took a dive into the Banu lore with Lead Writer Dave Haddock and Senior Writer Will Weissbaum. Learn more about the Banu and their integral part of the Star Citizen universe here.

We’ve also introduced new reward levels to our existing referral program and kicked off a limited time contest to get everyone pumped for Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 and Gamescom. We’ve heard a lot of excellent feedback over the weekend that we are working on further updates; stay tuned!

So what’s going on this week?

Today’s Citizens of the Stars has Jared Huckaby talking with Tirent, co-founder of the Star Citizen Competitive League, a massive Star Marine tournament that was broadcast live on with over 55 teams that signed up! Then, I sit down with Mark Abent, Senior Gameplay Engineer and host of “Bugsmashers!” for this week’s Quantum Questions. Will Brian Chambers be knocked down from being Quantum Champion? Only one way to find out!

Tuesday is a new Subscribers Town Hall featuring the Banu! Join Jared Huckaby, writers Dave Haddock and William Weissbaum, and ship designer Jonny Jacivious as they take questions from subscribers about the Banu and other alien races found within the Star Citizen universe. Also if you are a Subscriber, this is your last chance to get your question submitted or upvote the ones you want to be asked by visiting the Subscriber’s section on Spectrum here.

On Wednesday, our bi-weekly show “Bugsmashers!” is back! Bug hunter extraordinaire Mark Abent tackles a bug in Single Player Arena Commander, where a player floats indefinitely out of his ship and into the verse if left idle at the start of the match. These episodes give detailed insight into the development process and is a must watch for those interested in the technical aspects of the Star Citizen.

This Thursday on Around the Verse is the Foundry 42 Frankfurt Studio Update! Brian Chambers shows off all the cool tech the team is working on to bring Star Citizen to life. Also included is a feature about our QA teams from around the globe and the never-ending work they do to verify changes, and report new bugs to our development team.

Every new concept sale brings with it our dedicated Questions and Answers post, and last week’s launch of the Banu Defender is no different. There’s a thread open in Spectrum now where you can not only submit your questions for consideration, but upvote on the ones you want us to answer most. Questions will be picked later this week, and a single, super-sized post will go up this Thursday.

Rounding out the end of the week is Happy Hour: Museum. Resident historian Ben Lesnick dives deep into the lore and history of the games that pave the way to Star Citizen.

That’s all from me, see you in the ‘Verse!

Tyler Nolin
AKA Admiral Sloth
Community Manager

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 24th, 2017
            Citizens of the Stars   (

TUESDAY, APRIL 25th, 2017
            Weekly Lore Post   (
            Subscribers Town Hall: Banu & Other Aliens – Noon PST (

            Bugsmashers!   (

THURSDAY, APRIL 27th, 2017
            Around the Verse   (
            Q&A Post: Banu Defender

FRIDAY, APRIL 28th, 2017
            Happy Hour RSI Meusum – Noon PST (
            RSI Newsletter

Community Spotlight: April 24th, 2017 – News Citizen

It’s no secret that the Star Citizen community is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be! Some people have dedicated their time to be able to spread the word and share all the new details regarding the development of Star Citizen. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to reach nearly as many other citizens without them.

Below you will find a few of the communities dedicated to sharing the news and updates from within Star Citizen to fans around the world.

Visit the Community Hub

Star Citizen Subreddit

With over 100,000 subscribers, the Star Citizen subreddit has always been a popular site for those looking to find out the latest in Star Citizen.

Relay was developed as a means to transcribe and summarize all of our content, analyze the Star Citizen development process, and bring you up to the minute news.

Imperial News Network

Developed by Nehkara and Wolf Larsen, INN is a place where their team will create, curate, and aggregate the best Star Citizen content – whether it’s research, images, video, or anything else, so long as it’s related to the Star Citizen universe.

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