Jared Huckaby is back bringing us the second episode of Citizens of the Stars!
As per usual, anything said during the show is subject to change by CIG and may not always be accurate at the time of posting. Also any mistakes you see that I may have missed, please let me know so I can correct them. Enjoy the show!
Ben Lesnick (BL): Hey everybody. Welcome to another episode of Citizens of the Stars, Star Citizen's community show. This is the show where we celebrate the brightest point of light in the Star Citizen constellation, you the backers. Now a lot of people have come to me and they've said, “Ben, why do a Star Citizen community show? Why celebrate the Star Citizen community?” and I'll tell you exactly what I tell them. I'm working. Get out of my office. But the real answer is that, of course, Star Citizen wouldn't be possible without this incredible community. You've not only created the game itself with your support, but you've inspired us with your artwork and your writing and the way you come together and all the incredible things you do every single day. So, we wouldn't be here without you, and we wanted a platform to celebrate that. With that, let's check out the next installment of Citizen Spotlight. [Finger Guns to His Left]
Jared Huckaby [JH]: Welcome everyone to another edition of Citizen Spotlight. Where we take a closer look at some of the exceptional contributions made by our citizens to the Star Citizen community. I'm your host, Community Manager Jared Huckaby, and this week we're chatting with Star Citizen YouTuber Mr. STLYoungblood. How ya doing man?
STLYoungblood [STL] Oh, I'm doing great. How about yourself?
JH: I'm doing well. So, do I call you STL, Mr. Youngblood?
STL: STL's fine. Yeah, let's keep it short.
JH: [Laughs] Roger that. Now you've been making Star Citizen videos for quite some time. When did you get started?
STL: Well I pledged for the game back in 2014, back in February of 2014 and have been making videos ever since then.
JH: Awesome … and there's a wide array of videos you've created. Why don't you tell us what the folks at home can find on your YouTube channel?
STL: Yeah, absolutely. I do have a wide variety of videos that I like to put out there. If you were to find my channel and try and pick something that would be what I'm best known for I'd probably say it's my ‘Picking the Right Ship’ series. You know sometimes that's going to be going through a variety of different ship categories. So, for example, I may do ‘Picking the Right Cargo Ship’ or ‘Picking the Right Escort Ship’. And what I'll do is I'll really just break it down and talk about the different stats on the ship, the different weapons, the cargo capacity, the shields, the speed and basically break down ships in as much detail as I possibly can. Try and do a lot of lore videos. You know CIG, you guys have done a lot of really good job of creating this expansive environment that we're going to be playing in, and everything has this really rich background. So that like my lore stuff and my Starmap videos, I try and go in and share the lore that, you know, your lore writers have actually come up with, so people have an understanding of what the 'Verse we are living in is actually all about, because it's going to be important for people to have that kind of understanding of the background. I go through and I do a series called ‘The Inbox’ where I answer questions that the community has. I know you guys are busy, so I try and answer on your behalf whether that's actually something you guys consider a good thing or not.
JH: [Chuckles] (The views and opinions of STLYoungblood do not reflect those of Cloud Imperium Games, Roberts Space Industries, or its subsidiaries)
STL: [Laughs] Yep, I'm totally at fault for the information provided.
JH: [Chuckles] Well we appreciate all the work that you put in for the Star Citizen community.
JH: Now do you have anything new coming up that folks can look forward to?
STL: Yeah, there is one coming up. It's probably going to debut sometime this month for the first time. It's going to be what's known as ‘The Patron Round Table’. On my channel I've got a really supportive group of patrons that spend their hard-earned money to help develop the channel we use. It's a funny group, lots of good opinions that I think people are going to enjoy.
JH: Well that sounds great. Well thank you for taking the time to be with us here on Citizen Spotlight, and folks at home you can find all of STLYoungblood's videos at the link in the description below this video. With that, let's check out what's coming up next in This Week in Star Citizen.
BL: Hey everybody. Welcome to Quantum Questions, the quick quiz where we carry your questions to a Cloud Imperium developer. We've got Jeremiah Lee, Concept Artist from Star Citizen. He's going to answer as many of your questions as he can in just two minutes. Let's do it. Jeremiah are you ready to face some Quantum Questions?
Jeremiah Lee [JL]: [Shakes Head] No. I am not. [Laughs]
BL: Well good, because that was technically not a Quantum Question.
BL: We're about to start. Let's put two minutes on the clock ...
BL: … and, go. What is your name, and what do you do?
JL: Wow … Jeremiah Lee, character [Unintelligible With Nervous Laugh] Wait, what was the question?
BL: What do you do?
JL: Oh, I'm a Character Concept Artist at CIG. [Chuckles]
BL: How long have you worked on Star Citizen?
JL: Close to about two years now.
BL: What armors are you working on right now?
JL: Right now the heavy slaver armor.
BL: What's the funniest thing you've seen at work recently?
JL: I've seen some weird sh…
JH: [In Background Yelling] Pass, pass!
JL: Not safe for work pass. [Laughs]
BL: Can you gift a pledge to a friend.
JL: Sure ... yeah, yeah … totally not scripted.
BL: Is Disco as annoying as we've heard when …
JL: Oh no.
BL: ... he want's something for one of the shows?
JL: No, no, no, he's absolutely adorable. Absolutely adorable.
BL: How excited are you about the thing you're working on that you can't tell us about?
JL: Super excited. I'm actually … it, it … because I'm at the beginning of the pipeline, I always get so excited, and then I can never talk about it. It's the worst feeling, but also the best feeling ever.
BL: And how do you pronounce Xi'An or Xi'Anne?
JL: I say Shi'an.
BL: What work are you doing on the female character?
JL: The female character is actually in production for armor variants right now.
BL: What are you working on for 3.0?
JL: I am currently working on Levsy … oh my goodness … Levski P.U. costumes for the NPC.
BL: How excited are you for the Titan armor?
JL: Ooo, that thing I'm excited and also scared for at the same time. The same feeling I had for the sandworm. Truly same feeling [Grimaces]
BL: What is your favorite color?
JL: [Looks down at shirt] Is this black? I think this is black. This color. This … this, this thing.
JL: That thing, yeah. Oh, okay. Did I win?
BL: Well, you did a great job. Thank you for appearing on Quantum Questions.
JL: [Whispers] That was two minutes? What? [Unintelligible Voices in the Background] Man lies, that's lies.
BL: Well, that makes eleven questions for Jeremiah, which means he's the Quantum Champion. Tune in next week to see if he can hold on to his throne, and if you have your own Quantum Questions that you'd like to ask to a Star Citizen developer you can post them to the Subscriber area of the forum. We'll see you next time on Quantum Questions.
JH: I'm back. It's me guys, and I'm here with this week’s Top 5 and MVP. Why me, because Tyler Witkin is out sick, man. [Points at Camera] Get better soon Tyler. We miss you. Alright, let's get started.
Number five, the MISC Razor teaser created by Athagen. Now he used the 3D model from our holo-viewer and his own experience with texturing and video making. Athagen created a short 30 second fan-made teaser for the MISC Razor that's left quite a few people in the Star Citizen community waiting for more. I can't wait to see what you come up with next, man.
Number four, The Diverse the Verse webcast celebrated their sixth episode with special guest, Community Manager Tyler Witkin. The discussion covered an array of topics, and I thought the entire team involved the show put out a pretty entertaining and informative 90 minutes, so good job everybody.
Number three, the Star Citizen Custom Control Box by Rovex. Now have you ever had the thought, I could really use a few extra buttons to play this? Well obviously Rovex did, and this was the result. Now I'm consistently impressed with the ingenuity and creativity of our backers and projects like this only help to showcase that as well as any. So Rovex, I'm waiting to see a video of this thing in action, hit me up dude.
Number two, Whataburger! Yes, [laughs] last weekend we went to San Antonio, Texas, and I got me a triple meat Whata … what? what? … what? No, I can't … okay fine. Bar Citizen San Antonio! [Laughs] Last Saturday after PAX South we got to hang out with backers at the Bier Garten in San Antonio. Tyler, Proxus, Underscore and I were, were there to just share in the festivities and we had quite the time. So thank you to everyone who attends these in cities around the world. They're quite honestly one of my favorite things about Star Citizen.
And number one and this week's MVP is Gourmand who created an interactive Vanduul keyboard that lets people convert whatever text they want into Vanduul. Now I tried it with my name, and it looks a little something like this. So congratulations Gourmand, you're this week’s MVP.
BL: That's it for Citizens of the Stars. Thank you so much for tuning in to learn about Star Citizen's incredible community. And pay a special thank you to STLYoungblood and of course Jeremiah Lee for taking the hot seat in Quantum Questions. With that, I'm Ben Lesnick [Left Finger Gun] get out of my office. I mean … [Right Finger Gun] see you in the 'Verse. [Thumbs Up]