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Relay Replay: 1st - 5th October 2018 Written Sunday 7th of October 2018 at 04:19am by Shiver_Bathory

Erris and Shiver go over the week's developments in Star Citizen

Calling All Devs

  • A system designed to give positional data to the player, friends and other people, is a wanted feature from the community and the developers. The intrinsic large dimensions associated with space, the solar system properties as well as the point of origin create difficulties for creating a feasible coordinate system which is easy to understand and handle. To properly address a point in space you need to address the place of the solar system and the exact point in the solar system. To pinpoint these locations in meters would result in unwieldy large numbers for the players to share. Extra difficulties arise when a players position is on a planet which is rotating on its own axes as well as a star. When the System Design Team has created the universal standard for coordinates the UI will also have to have a final say in the implementation.  

  • The tier zero implementation of salvage will not support the extraction of ship parts as well as fuel. Salvaged ships will be ground down as a whole. Maybe in later implementations the play could get fuel out of a salvaged fuel tank or parts be extracted with specialised equipment like Vulcan drones for example.

  • The Banu Merchantman is still intended to be a trade ship, with shops or stalls inside. It has short to mid term facilities for guests, intended for use during meetings. The speed of the Banu Merchantman has been reduced due to its size and mass. CIG also stated that there will be an interplay between the Banu Merchantman and the Banu Defender which they haven’t talked about yet. This information and more will be talked about in an future ship shape episode.

  • There are no current plans in the near future for the implementation of human trafficking. First parts of it may be introduced alongside with the bounty hunting mechanics though trading NPC slaves or players is not on the current roadmap as of yet.

ATV

  • 3.3 will be released for all on October 10th with OCS. Performance gains have been so good that in some areas they have reached triple digits for frames

  • 3.3.5 is still planned and will contain Hurston and associated celestial bodies

  • Ongoing improvements to in-game chat settings; including new chat channels, settings and updated display

  • Improved scanning system has been given some attention with it being able to identify mineable assets and ship identity

  • A new tool has been developed for Artists to showcase their work for review quickly and clearly

  • The elevator system in GrimmHexx has been fixed!

  • UI Team has made improvements to their process so that they can inspect their elements of work, without having to be constantly reloading to see the changes they have made

  • There will be no AtV next week due to Citizencon

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The consummate English gentleman, Shiver Bathory can be found posting news to The Relay, when not making puns that is.When not typing furiously at his keyboard he enjoys hanging in chat with The Relay community and every once in awhile can be found playing some game or another. Every Wednesday on The Base he hosts Dead Air - An alternative and extreme metal music show