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March 16th 2020

This Week in Star Citizen
March 16th, 2020

Top o’ the mornin to ya!

Earlier today, we announced our St. Patrick’s Day & Stella Fortuna festivities, in our world and in the ‘verse respectively. Snag some sweet green ships, put your silver tongue to the test with our Limerick contest, and learn all about Stella Fortuna. Get all the details in the Comm-Link here.

Have you checked out last week’s Player Status System AMA yet? You should! Combat Pillar Director Richard Tyrer, Principal FPS Systems Designer Chris Parry, and Lead VFX Artist Michal Piatek answered backer-submitted questions on the changes coming with v1 of the Player Status System coming in Alpha 3.9, including hunger, thirst, and temperature sensitives. Check out all their answers in the AMA right here on Spectrum.

Now, let’s see what’s going on this week:

Tuesday will bring a lore post from the Narrative team on Stella Fortuna, the Human holiday associated with good fortune and success celebrated in the ‘verse.

On Thursday we’ll be treated with a new episode of Inside Star Citizen that dives into details on the Personal Inventory and Inner Thought System, alongside another exciting Sprint Report.

Friday brings a Roadmap update and Roundup, as well as the RSI Newsletter, which will be delivered right to your inbox. On Star Citizen Live, Lead Concept Artist Jeremiah Lee will showcase his talents as he explores concepts for what vintage UEE military uniforms from the Second Tevarin War might have looked like. Tune in at 12PM PDT / 7PM GMT on twitch!

Until next time, we’ll see you in the ‘verse!

Molly Joseph
Associate Community Manager

Screenshot by angaeda

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

            St. Patrick’s Day Comm-Link    (
            Limerick Contest    (
            This Week in Star Citizen   

            Lore Post – Stella Fortuna   

            Inside Star Citizen   (

            Roadmap Update   (
            Roadmap Roundup   
            Weekly Newsletter   
            Star Citizen Live   (

Player Relations Update

Get a quick update on the state of the live patch, as well as a look into how Alpha 3.9 is coming along, right from the desk of our Player Relations team, including updates and workarounds for hot-topic issues and feedback.

Current Live Patch: Alpha 3.8.2 | Patch Notes.

Issue Tracking

We are closely monitoring a few issues present in our latest patch, and will keep you updated as we know more. These are the most reported issues we’ve received, and what you should do if you encounter them in the wild. For a list of our most reported issues updated daily, keep an eye on our Known Issues list.

  • Anvil Carrack | We know the Carrack has a variety of residual issues that need to be worked out and we are keeping our ear to the ground and collecting what we can from the Issue Council. If you happen to stumble upon any issues with the Carrack yourself, please help us reproduce the steps by contributing to the Issue Council.
  • Sign in Failed- Code: Error- Launcher Issue | We are investigating an issue where players may receive the error “Sign in failed. You may have entered the wrong credentials. code:error” when attempting to login via the RSI Launcher. This error may appear even when the username/login ID and password are entered correctly. Check the link above for a potential workaround!
  • Error – Vulkan-1.dll Was Not Found | We have found an issue where players may see this error when attempting to launch the game. After some investigation, this is due to out of date video card driver software and you do not need to totally reinstall the game. Check the link above for further instructions!
  • Cryastro Services Issues | We are aware of an issue that players are encountering where CryAstro services to repair and refuel are not functioning consistently. A fix for this is in the works and planned, but it is not expected to be addressed until patch 3.9. Until then, please follow the workaround instructions included in the link above.
  • Why Can’t I Spawn My Ship? | Can’t spawn your ship? We may be able to help you understand why. Check out more info in the knowledgebase article linked above.

Some other issues we’re aware of and are currently investigating:

  • Commodity trading exploits (we have already gathered enough data on this, so there is no further need to test this. We’re monitoring and working on a solution, so please don’t use them)
  • Ships not spawning when listed unknown
  • Disappearing asteroids after mining fracture
  • 0 UEC after reset
  • Duplicate ships

Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and we’re monitoring and tracking a number of issues that have been reported on a smaller scale.

If you come across an issue in-game, you can help us squash that bug by reporting it on The Issue Council.

Alpha 3.9

As many of you are aware, 3.9 has been released to Evocati! We are currently in the process of sorting out some expected stability issues. We haven’t cleared some big features for testing yet, such as Prisons and the updated contact system, so we still have some things to check off before going to Wave 1. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

As a heads up, the player experience team has seen lots of discussion about the upcoming food and drink mechanics. Although 3.9 isn’t in everyone’s hands yet, we already know it’s a topic we will need to pay close attention to and look forward to hearing your thoughts after you test it out in-game.

Have a piece of feedback you didn’t see listed here? We want to hear it! Let us know what you think about all aspects of our latest release in our feedback threads here on Spectrum.

Weekly Wisdom: Galactapedia

Explore the lore of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 in the Galactapedia, an in-fiction information repository for the history and happenings of the ‘verse!

Updated with new entries and articles almost every week, Galactapedia is your spot to dig into the deep universe of Star Citizen & Squadron 42. Maybe you want to learn a little more about the Banu beverage Sloma, or The Blind Oni Crab, or maybe you just want to read a little more about your favorite upstanding spacecraft manufacturer, Drake Interplanetary. Either way, all the knowledge in the ‘verse is at your fingertips.

Keep an eye out every other week for a roundup of all the newly added articles from Narrative Archivist Cherie Heiberg.

Community MVP: MARCH 26th, 2020

We are constantly amazed by the contributions made by the Star Citizen community. Whether it's fan art, a cinematic, a YouTube guide, or even a 3D print of your favorite ship, we love it all! Every week, we select one piece of content submitted to the Community Hub and highlight it here. The highlighted content creator will be awarded an MVP badge on Spectrum and be immortalized in our MVP section of the Hub.

Don’t forget to submit your content to our Community Hub for a chance at seeing it here!

UMC – Imperial Geographic Special Coverage by LUCY

Check out this incredible special coverage article from Imperial Geographic on the Ultimate Melee Championship written by LUCY!

Read the entire feature on the community hub.

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