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December 21st 2012

Friday Update: Gifting and Jump Point!

Friday Update: Gifting and Jump Point!

Gifting


The big news today is that a much-requested feature is now available, just in time for Christmas: you can now gift copies of Star Citizen to other people! You may gift existing tiers and add-ons to any e-mail address via Your Account page. A special gift e-mail will be sent to the person you select for the gift.

Users do not need to have an RSI account: those that do not will be prompted to create one. If you purchased a multi-pack, it can now be split into individual copies of the game which can each be gifted in turn. If you’re searching for the perfect last minute gift, a copy of Star Citizen is the way to go! And remember that insurance belongs to the ship if thats what you are gifting, so those that registered before 11/26 can purchase packages with lifetime insurance for their friends!  Friends will then be able to upgrade, add-on and purchase new ships to add to their collection with all the same benefits.

There is currently a bug that is not conferring the original pricing status to new users that have received a gift from an original backer if they wish to purchase additional pledge tiers or add-ons. This will be fixed shortly after the holidays.

Jump Point & Subscriptions

We’re pleased to announce that the very first issue of the subscriber-only newsletter, Jump Point, is now available!

We’ve decided to give everyone access to this first release, so everyone can see the kind of extra in-depth content that we can deliver thanks to the generous backing of our “Development Subscribers”. Future editions will be available only to those paying the subscription fee, but the content that was enabled by the subscription program will filter down to the rest of the community over time, so everyone should say a big thank you to our subscribers.

There will be a pool of interesting people contributing to Jump Point with David Ladyman being Editor in Chief.  Sandi Gardiner will be spearheading the video segments and as the subscriber number grows the more in-depth video we can have.  One of our exciting ‘Tech Hotspot’ video segments for next month will be Chris demo-ing Oculus Rift.

Interested in becoming an Imperator or Centurion subscriber?  The recurring subscription fee system is available now.  You’ll be able to subscribe using PayPal US or credit card but unfortunately PayPal Europe does not support subscriptions. Never fear, we are adding the ability to subscribe using Amazon soon!  Current subscribers:  since the original process was a one-time payment you’ll need to visit the link to start your recurring subscription.

Wingman’s Hangar

Also, we wanted to introduce everyone to our new weekly webcast show, where everyone will get a sneak peak into the development of the game, and get a chance to meet some of the folks that are working on making Star Citizen come to life.

Starting in January, Wingman’s Hangar will be broadcast every Friday at 11am CST.  Here is a small sample of what went on during today’s inaugural webcast.

 

Holidays


Please note that Cloud Imperium Games will be closed for the holidays from December 24th through January 2nd. We’ll do our best to check in from time to time, but the whole team has been working hard these past weeks and has earned some time off. Please expect a delay when contacting us regarding customer support issues.

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