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Tyler Nolin (TN): Hey everyone, Tyler Nolin here to welcome you to another episode of Citizens of the Stars. Our weekly look at some of the amazing content submitted by you, our Star Citizen backers. Now let’s not waste any time and see who Tyler Witkin’s speaking with for this week’s Citizen Spotlight.
Tyler Witkin(TW): Hey everyone and welcome to another installment of Citizen Spotlight where we take a moment to highlight some of the incredible content creators in the Star Citizen community and joining us this week is none other than, OldSchool. OldSchool, how are you doing?
OldSchool(OS): I’m doing great man, how are you?
TW: I’m doing great also. So why don’t you tell us what it is that you’ve been creating?
OS: Well, I’ve been doing The Citizens. It’s a webcomic that makes fun of all the bugs and glitches and all that stuff in Star Citizen.
TW: Love it. Now why did you decide to start making Star Citizen comics?
OS: Yeah, been wanting to create something like this for some time actually even before the new camera controls came out. I started messing around in CryEngine to see if it could create some scenes, you know, but I never got the thing to work with the Star Citizen assets and also when the new camera controls came out, I thought, ‘hey man, that’s my cue’.
TW: Now have you done anything like this before?
OS: Yeah, I had a webcomic on video games for some time, it was called Game Gags. Stopped updating it long, long time ago. It was hand drawn, not the screenshotting stuff that I do for Star Citizen. I stopped it because I was playing too much Star Citizen at the time.
TW: Understandable, last question, do you have any plans to continue doing more comics?
OS: Oh yeah, of course I do. You know, The Citizens is not just about the bugs, it’s about the overall gameplay experience, I think there will be a lot of situations that I can use once the game is released. I intend to keep updating The Citizens for quite some time actually, you guys are not going to get rid of me that easily.
TW: All right, thank you so much for taking the time and chatting with me. Go ahead and plug your stuff.
OS: Thank you! You can see all the comics, of course, on the website thecitizenscomic.com and you can reach me on Facebook at facebook.com/thecitizenscomic, see you.
TW: See you later OldSchool. Well, that’s all for this week, make sure to tune in next Monday to find out who we’re going to be chatting with, for now let’s find out what’s going on this week in Star Citizen.
Ben Lesnick (BL): Hey everybody, I’m Ben Lesnick, Director of Community Engagement here at Cloud Imperium Games and I’m here for this week’s episode of Quantum Questions. Part of our show where we take a real CIG developer and ask them your questions with one little catch, they have to answer in under two minutes. Joining us this week is CIG’s Junior Counsel and one of the finest fighter pilots I’ve had the honour to fly with, Mr. Steven ‘Toast’ Kam. Hey Toast!
T: Hello everyone.
BN: How are you doing today?
T: Hey Ben, thanks for the intro.
BL: Are you ready to answer some Quantum Questions?
T: I’m kinda dreading this actually but let’s go for it.
BL: How many of them do you think you’re going to get?
T: Not very many, when you ask a lawyer a question you usually get one of three answers, and the only short answer you’re going to get is no. The other two are either, ‘it depends’ or ‘yes, but’ which are both long… so not very many.
BL: All right, let’s get the time on the clock and go, what is your name and what do you do?
T: I’m Steven Kam, I’m our Junior Counsel here… can we start over? I’m our Junior Counsel here at Cloud Imperium Games and I work in the Legal department assisting pretty much every other department with the legal aspects of their jobs.
BL: How many lawyer jokes are there?
T: That depends at least three, there are many more than that but there’s probably some element of truth to most of them.
BL: What do you do for CIG besides lawyering?
T: That’s mostly it, it’s a support job, almost every other department when they’re doing a job needs some legal support. So, there’s copyediting and copyright notices for most of the content that goes on the website, every once in awhile HR has an issue involving employment or immigration or something like that and there’s a legal component to that too. Sometimes player relations or community has questions and very occasionally a CS ticket. So everything usually involves some aspect of legal somewhere.
BL: What is the weight of the Ralari?
T: Oh wait, I don’t know the weight of the Ralari but there’s one other aspect to the job that’s also a lot of fun for me. Every once in awhile I get asked a question about ship ideas and I offer them, nobody has to take them but it’s great fun for me.
BL: How often do you play Star Citizen yourself per week?
T: There’s no good answer on a per week basis because every week is different. When I get a chance to play sometimes I’ll binge. If I had to take an average I would say about 3, which is either a lot or not very much depending on who you ask.
BL: What’s your favourite piece of company swag?
T: I’m wearing it or actually wearing two of them. One of them’s the Polaris shirt and the other is the Star Citizen track jacket. Love them both, wear them… I should probably wash them more.
BL: Why have scientists replaced all their lab rats with lawyers?
T: Because they’re are some things lab rats just won’t do.
BL: When you sleep and dream about work is it about playing Star Citizen… all right, well thank you very much.
Jared Huckaby (JH): Good job.
BL: Well, let’s go over to Sub-Conscious with Alexis.
Alexis Lesnick: Hello everybody, I’m Alexis and I’d like to welcome you to Sub-Conscious. The only Star Citizen mini show that tells you what’s for dinner. To start we’ll be serving a delicious Town Hall with a side of Props team, the team behind all of Star Citizen’s awesome objects will be answering your questions live tomorrow at 11 am Pacific. Everyone can watch but only subscribers can ask questions in the subscribers chat channel on Spectrum.
The main course tonight is our next subscriber flair item, this week we’re serving the juiciest possible cut of holographic space station. Check your hangars on Friday to see the IMS Bolliver, a station in the Sol system. For dessert we suggest a delicious Caterpillar, the Drake Caterpillar is the subscriber’s ship of the month for June, which means everyone with a subscription has free access to test it out in the Verse. Mmm, Caterpillar. What’s this with the cheque? A refreshing after dinner Jump Point, the next issue is coming next Friday and will be taking a hard look at thrusters. Til next time, this is Alexis saying bon appetit, I’ll see you in the Den.
JH: Hey everybody, Jared Huckaby here with this week’s top 5 and MVP, let’s get to it.
Number five, Vanduul portrait by B_Tate29. Now this is an original artwork of the Vanduul menace using graphite pencils and photoshop, and it’s a delightful image I forwarded onto our character team in LA, so good job Ben.
Number four, UEMC StarCarrier by Solarmute. Now a couple people discovered you can land ships on top of the Starfarer recently and take them into quantum travel and this is a tongue and cheek look at the Starfarer acting as a carrier for an Avenger Titan Renegade. Now I chose this one specifically for it’s exceptional use of not only a Journey cover but the piano theme from the Incredible Hulk series starring Bill Bixby. That’s always going work on this guy.
Number three, 3 Merlins and a Starfarer by Backbone. Now one of the most common questions we get is will this fit in that and the answer is always the same, just because it fits doesn’t mean you can use it like that. To keep with the Starfarer as a carrier theme, here’s a video of three Merlins in a bay of a Starfarer launching them to complete ICC missions. Will it fit? Well, I guess that might up to you guys after all.
Number two, Pedro! Yes, Pedro Camacho is the Star Citizen composer and recently he shared some new music on Twitter last week. So now I’m going to shut up so we can listen to it.
Number one and this week’s MVP is Adrian Sccenter and Stargazer. A complete astronomical encyclopedia of our Starmap, now Stargazer is a five module system that explores the details of the Star Citizen universe with encyclopedia pages, explorer diagrams, finders spreadsheets, universal statistics and astronomical tags. It’s fairly comprehensive and another fantastic example of what the Star Citizen community can create, so congratulations Adrian you’re this week’s MVP. Back to you Tyler.
TN: Well, that’s all for this week’s show. A big thanks to Toast and OldSchool for being on the show and don’t forget, if you want a chance of having your own content being featured on future episodes, you can submit them on the Community Hub on our website. I’ll see you in the Verse.