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Ben Lesnick(BL): Hey everybody, welcome to Citizens of the Stars, the Star Citizen community show. It’s time for an exciting ride through the many incredible things the community does every single week, let’s start off with Jared and Citizen Spotlight.
Jared Huckaby(JH): Welcome everybody to Citizen Spotlight where we take a look at the amazing content creations made by you the Star Citizen community. Joining us on the show this week is Mr. Captain Richard, Mr. Captain Richard… how’re you doing man?
Captain Richard(CR): I’m doing well, thank you.
JH: I have problems with pronouns. All right, now Richard folks who have followed the project for a while will probably be familiar with you, most recently because you have showed up on our Gamescom 2016 gameplay broadcast live from Cologne, Germany… and you recently were featured on the front page of Twitch all week streaming Star Citizen. In case there are some people at home who don’t know who you are, why don’t you introduce yourself and tell the folks at home what you do.
CR: Again I’m Captain Richard, I’m a Star Citizen streamer. I’ve been streaming Star Citizen Alpha for about 2.5 years now and it’s been great. Met a lot of people in the Star Citizen community, it’s awesome, whether it’s been on Twitch or Bar Citizen events or even some of the earlier meet ups at PAX East and various places.
JH: Now there are a lot of streamers out there that are covering Star Citizen, what sets your broadcast apart?
CR: Well, what I try to do is every weekday night I kind of have a two part stream. I have a Star Citizen nightly news segment where we cover everything basically that CIG does as far as Star Citizen is concerned. Covering news for the days, Twitter updates, pretty much anything… from the Star Citizen realm I guess you could say. Then also some of community updates as well from content creators, YouTubers, Twitch streamers, pretty much anything that’s related to Star Citizen. We cover that in a segment about 30-40 minutes then we move on to some Star Citizen gameplay.
JH: Finally, do you have any advice for citizens who might want to get started in streaming Star Citizen?
CR: Well, you know, just have the basics. I suggest getting a webcam so you can actually talk to face to face, so to speak… other than that just dip your toes in and broadcast when it’s convenient for you to do so. If you’re interested in doing it possibly kinda work out a schedule for yourself that works best for you, keep at it and eventually people start tuning in to see what you have to say about the game.
JH: All right man, thanks for coming on the show and I’m really sorry for your one colour monochromatic beard, not everybody can have this melange of grey that some of us have.
CR: Well you know, have to get some dye.
JH: All right, take it easy Richard. Folks at home, I’m Jared Huckaby let’s find out what’s going on this week in Star Citizen.
Tyler Nolin(TN): Hey everyone and welcome to another round of Quantum Questions, joining us this week is Associate Writer, Adam Wieser. Adam, how’s it going?
Adam Wieser(AW): Good.
TN: How do you think you’re going to do?
AW: As long as I do better than Will, that’ll be fine.
TN: All right, put two minutes on the clock and go. What is your name and what do you do?
AW: Adam Wieser, Associate Writer.
TN: What are you currently working on right now?
AW: Lots of Jump Point stuff which comes out very soon, so I’m doing a short story for that, doing a portfolio Ascension Astro which is a component manufacturer plus I’m doing a bunch of the lore posts you read during the week.
TN: Which race is older Banu or Xi'An?
AW: Older as in, that’s a good question, they’ve both been around for awhile. We’ve known the Banu longer as a human species.
TN: What is your favourite piece of lore that you have worked on?
AW: I think the Galactic Guide that I wrote for the Nexus system was a lot of fun.
TN: What year did humanity discover the Vanduul?
AW: Humanity discovered the Vanduul in 2689.
TN: What’s your favourite star system in Star Citizen?
AW: My favourite star system right now, and I just mentioned it earlier is Nexus because the short story I’m writing for Jump Point takes place in Nexus. So I’ve got to live in that system for a while and really think about what goes on there.
TN: What is the average human lifespan in the UEE?
AW: We’ve been going for about 150-160 years.
TN: When will we see more information about the Tevarin?
AW: That will probably be coming TBD... in the future, we’re still digging into a lot of the fun details behind them.
TN: Why did the Vanduul cross the road?
AW: To get to the other side.
TN: Can you explain Einstein’s general Theory of Relativity?
AW: I can but we don’t have enough time in these 2 minutes to do it.
TN: What systems can you jump to from the Sol system?
AW: You can jump to Davien, and you can jump to Croshaw.
TN: How long does it take for the team to develop the history and culture for an alien race?
AW: Weeks onto months. When we did the Xi'An we had weekly discussions with the guy creating the alien language about these details to really get in depth to the culture to bring a certain...
TN: We’re out of time. Adam, thank you so much for joining us today.
AW: My pleasure.
TN: Well, Adam goes on the board with 10 questions answered correctly. Not enough to beat the current Quantum champion, Brian Chambers, and I’m seriously beginning to wonder if anyone can. Remember if you want a chance at having your questions answered on future episodes, you can do so by submitting them in the Subscribers Den on Spectrum. Now I’m tossing it over to Alexis for this week’s Sub-Conscious.
Alexis Lesnick(AL): Hello everyone, I’m Alexis and it’s time for another thrilling episode of Sub-Conscious. The subscriber only mini show that tells you what you need to know. As you know, we’ve keeping a little secret the past few months, one we’re very happy we can talk about now. In fact it’s great to say the name out loud… Eclipse! In honour of the UEE’s latest stealth bomber we’ve got some exciting Eclipse content lined up for subscribers and unlike the bomber these aren’t hard to detect. On Thursday we kicked off the first in a series of vault updates that will follow the Eclipse through its various development permutations, the next one will drop later this week so stay tuned for that.
David Ladyman and the Jump Point crew also put out an edition of your subscriber news magazine that focuses on the Eclipse. You can learn all about how it came to be, plus all the usual Jump Point treasures like lore articles and another part of the Star Citizen serial… wait Star Citizen cereal, does it have marshmallow M50s and nutty Aurora clusters. Oh serial with an ‘S’, part of a story, yes. Last but not least we’ve got the topic for the next Subscriber Town Hall, this time around we’ll be asking questions of the Foundry 42 prop team. Who provide endless support for both Star Citizen and Squadron 42, look for a thread in the Den later this week. With that, we’re outta here, stay cool, keep subscribing and I’ll see you in the Den.
Tyler Witkin: Hey everyone, Tyler Witkin in the Austin, Texas studio here to bring you this week’s top five and MVP.
Number five, Alex_S189 for creating a Battlestar Galactica inspired squadron hangar in CryEngine. It turned out fantastic and if you’re curious to see how it was all built, head over the Community Hub for a link to the video.
Number four, Pepson for his 4K screenshots using the camera controls from Star Citizen Alpha 2.6. Now we see a lot of screenshots flow through the Community Hub but these caught my eye especially, great stuff.
Number three, what do you get when you combine your love for legos and Star Citizen? Well according to pelcki you get the 2947 Banu Defender. Now I encourage you to head over to the Community Hub to check out some of his other creations.
Number two, Peter666 has provided us with some top secret images of the 300 series rework… wait no, he just had his car painted to look like a 325A. Either way, this is awesome.
Number one and this week’s MVP goes to Andrew Rall for creating a video of his take on the story behind the development of Star Citizen. Simply put this video is a walk down memory lane and left many smiles on the faces of our developers, beautiful work Andrew.
BL: Well, that’s it for our show this week, thank you so much for tuning in. Very special thank you to Adam Wieser and Captain Richard for appearing on this fine program, that’s it for Citizens of the Stars for this week but keep watching the Comm-Link where you may see a total Eclipse. Bye everybody.