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Tyler Nolin (TN): Hey everyone and welcome to Citizens of the Stars, our weekly look at the amazing content created by you, the Star Citizen backers. Now let's waste no time and throw it over to Tyler Witkin to see who he's interviewing for this week's Citizen Spotlight.
Tyler Witkin (TW): Hey everyone and welcome to another installment of Citizens Spotlight (where) we take a moment to highlight some of the incredible individuals within the Star Citizen community. Now joining me this week is none other than Pyrophoric. Pyro … oh … [Moves Monitor From In Front Of Pyrophoric] … Sorry about that. I guess this probably makes a little bit more sense, since you're you're a local, yeah?
Pyrophoric (PP): Absolutely. Good to see you again.
[Both Shake Hands]
TW: Good to see you as well. So, Pyro why don't you tell us a little bit about what you do for the Star Citizen community.
PP: Okay, well I'm one of the Austin Bar Citizen coordinators. There's three of us that actually were running the entire state of Texas for a period of time, but now we've stood up Bar Citizen coordinators in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and so we're able to step back and hopefully attend their events as well.
TW: That's awesome. Now as somebody that's been to a lot of the Bar Citizens that you guys have organized, fantastic job.
PP: Thank you.
TW: They're a lot of fun. Now, I understand you guys are planning something a little bit bigger for later this year?
PP: Much bigger.
TW: Tell me a little bit about that.
PP: In October during CitizenCon we want to have an event for all those that can't make it to Germany. So, if you're in the US and want to go to CitizenCon, but you can't, come to Austin, and we're going to have a two day event. It's going to start off Friday. We're going to open the doors at noon and basically let everybody get seated, get a drink in their hand, get some food in their belly if they need to and find seats, and we're going to all watch the CitizenCon stream from Germany. After that we're going to have a town hall-esque Captain's Table with Paul Shelly.
TW: That'd be fun.
PP: And then we're going to shoo everybody out the door hopefully by midnight, and then everybody comes back on Saturday.
TW: So it's a two day event.
PP: It's a two day event.
TW: So this is just like a massive Bar Citizen viewing party fully organized by the Star Citizen community.
PP: By the backers. It's all backer run. All backer funded. And so, Saturday is going to be an SC4 tournament combined with other streamers, other shenanigans, whatever we can come up with …
TW: That sounds exciting.
PP: … that sounds fun that the backers want to do.
TW: That's fantastic. If any of you who are watching don't know what a Bar Citizen is, I know we talk about it all the time, it's essentially a meet-up of Star Citizen fans/backers completely organized by the community.
PP: You bet.
TW: Which we think is awesome. So before we go why don't you go ahead and plug anything you got if anybody needs to go find more details about VerseCon.
PP: If you want more details about VerseCon you can go to VerseCon.com That's where you would purchase tickets, find out what else is going on here in Austin.
TW: All the details.
PP: All the details hopefully.
TW: Cool, very cool. Well thank you so much for taking the time out of your day and coming up to the office.
PP: Happy to.
TW: Yeah, it's always a pleasure to see you, and I'll definitely run into you at the next Bar Citizen.
PP: You bet.
TW: And for all of you guys at home let's find out what's going on this week in Star Citizen.
Jared Huckaby (JH): Hey everybody, and welcome to another edition of Quantum Questions where we take a CIG developer put them on the hotseat and make them answer as many questions from you, the Star Citizen subscribers, they can in under two minutes.
Matt Sherman (MS): [Two Thumbs Up & Smile]
JH: Joining us this week is tech designer out of Cloud Imperium Games - Los Angeles, Mr. Matt Sherman. Matt, how're you doing man?
MS: Doing well.
JH: You ready for the show?
JH: Well alright. Let's put two minutes on the clock … and begin. What is your name, and what do you do?
MS: I'm Matt Sherman. I'm the technical designer here at the LA office, and I make space ships.
JH: Alright. What are you working on right now?
MS: Right now, working on polishing up the Item 2.0 conversion for all the LA ships that we have for the big patch 3.0
JH: How awesome is the new Cutlass?
MS: It's really awesome. Easily one of the happiest results I've had working on a ship so far.
JH: Why did the Cutlass lose it's toilet?
MS: I … to make room for somebody else.
JH: What can you tell us about the upcoming Cutlass Blue and Red?
MS: Right now we aren't able to go into that many details on the Red and Blue. Really just focusing on getting the Cutlass Black reworked and the rest of Item 2.0 conversion out with the patch, but once that's done I have a lot of exciting things that we'll hopefully be able to share with you guys sooner than later.
JH: Will stealth ships be able to fly without contrails?
MS: So the contrails you guys saw recently are like anything else in the game a work in progress thing, so it's about getting those in and finding ways where we can give manipulation of how big or how powerful that effect is to the players. So, it's something we've wanted to explore, but it's not something that we can lock in right now, because it's really a new system.
JH: Have you ever made a change suggested by the community?
MS: So, the side doors on the Cutlass Black rework are a direct result. It was one of the most common things that I saw where almost as like the side note in a lot of the Cutlass feedback people were saying, “Oh I want … It should be doing this. It should be doing that.”, but it kept coming up, “Oh man, it'd be cool if it had side doors like a van or some other kind of truck”, and it was one of the easiest things that we were able to get worked in.
JH: And that's it. Two minutes on the dot.
MS: Oh wow.
JH: Thanks for playing.
MS: [Two Thumbs Up]
JH: And so Matt Sherman goes on the board with a total of seven questions answered correctly that'll go on to compete against other CIG developers for the Quantum Question championship. Remember that you can submit your questions for consideration each and every week in the thread up in the Subscribers Den up on Spectrum. So, for Quantum Questions I'm Jared Huckaby; let's find out what's going on this week in Sub-Conscious. [Throws Pointed Finger Left]
Alexis Lesnick (AL): Hello everyone. Alexis here with the latest episode of Sub-Conscious, the very small show for the backers who make so many big things possible. First of all, it's time to announce our August ship of the month. Let's just say that Xi'An is believing, because this month you'll be flying home in a Khartu-al. Subscribers get access to a different limited ship to test every month. Enjoy your Scouts and feel free to share your adventures.
And speaking of adventures, CMDR_ZMAN was kind enough to share some more Connie footage with the July ship of the month and a little help from his friends. Check it out.
And give me a V.
JH: V! [Passes In Front Of Screen Holding Letters]
AL: Give me an F.
JH: F! [Passes Screen Again}
AL: Give me an X.
JH: [Dropping Sound & Chuckle] X
AL: What's that spell?
JH: I can't read. [Passes Again]
AL: That's right ... sort of. This month's Subscriber Town Hall will be with the Foundry 42 VFX team. There's still time to get your questions in, so hit the link below for details.
Finally, stay tuned next week for more information on the next release of subscriber flair. And with that, have a great week, and I'll see you in The Den.
JH: [Off-Screen Noise & Chuckle]
AL: I'm just trying to make you stand there with the letters just as long as possible.
[Jared Huckaby Steps In Front Of Unknown Smiling Employee]
JH: Hey everybody. Welcome to this week's Top 5 and MVP. Let's get to it.
[Justin Chambers Steps In Front Of Jared Laughing]
Number five, the Argo and Starfarer Artwork by Harlan Kovacs. Now, Harlan has created a fun piece of artwork in a retro-pop style that I really enjoyed, and I'm l looking forward to seeing his upcoming Cyclone and Avenger pieces once they arrive.
Number four, the Carrack Built in Minecraft with the Interior with Alcatraz Skywalker. Now, I've never played Minecraft a day in my life or seen more than ten seconds of it at a time in video, but Alcatraz here appears to have gotten tired of waiting for their Carrack to arrive and decided to build one for himself. Now, is this a good job? I don't know Minecraft. You guys tell me.
Number three, LEGO Aurora by Coja “Scornshell” Mačkin. Now an oldie, but a goodie. Scornshell here was along with Captain Aidenthor one of the earliest Star Citizen LEGO modelers back in the early days of Star Citizen's development. And this picture of his work recently resurfaced online and caught the community's collective imagination all over again, so we're sharing it with you here.
Number two, the RSI Aurora Poster by Olaf Jaeger. Now, Olaf has been working hard lately creating a variety of Star Citizen blueprints in multiple styles, and this one just jumped out at me. Just fantastic work all around. Good job Olaf.
And finally, number one and this week's MVP goes to the 3D Printed Mulititool by Alcatraz Skywalker, Yes, Alcatraz is on here twice. I didn't before, and then he happened to do this one, and I don't care. [Bleep] it. We're doing two of them. This is too cool, cause Al here made his own 3D model of our multitool based on the images that we've shared, split it into about 90 individual pieces for printing, then assembled them and painted this masterpiece. Simply put, I want one. [In Egor Voice] Gives it to me. [Clears Throat]
Back to you, Tyler.
TN: Well that's all for this week's show...
[Sean Tracy Walks Into Background, Panics & Trots Away]
... A big thanks to Matt Sherman and Pyrophoric for being our special guests this week, and remember if you want a special chance at your own content being featured on this show you can submit it at our Community Hub at our websites. That's all for this week, and I'll see you in the verse. [Waves]