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 Citizens of the Stars, the only Star Citizen community show that’s certified organic and cruelty free. Let’s go over Jared with Citizens of the... nope, nope it’s called Citizen Spotlight.
Jared Huckaby(JH): Welcome everybody to another edition of Citizen Spotlight, where we take a few moments to highlight the amazing content creations made by you the Star Citizen…. people? Joining us on the show this week is Star Citizen fan composer Mr. Utho Riley. Utho, how you doing man? Why don’t you tell the folks at home a little about who you are and what you do.
Utho Riley(UR): Hello there aspiring space guys and girls, my name’s Utho and I’m that internet rando that makes Star Citizen fan music.
JH: All right, we have Star Citizens that make all kinds of content for the community, why do you make Star Citizen music? What do you have against Pedro?
UR: Well, first of all, the reason that I make music is it’s a ton of a fun and an awesome hobby. Also because I love to tell stories and there’s so much to tell of in the Verse, every new song goes over a completely different place in the place, a concept, a ship landing, combat, whatever you can think of, a stroll over a distant barren moon. We try to go over everything and tell the story of the Verse before we can get to it basically, so that’s the goal.
JH: One of my favourite things about the Star Citizen community is seeing you guys work together, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the collaborations you’ve collaborated on?
UR: One of the first Citizens I helped out with music was Lundfoci with the background ambience for Starship 42 which is basically a 3D holoviewer for ship models. Then there’s also fan games, so I did the soundtrack for Dragonflying which is an arcade shooter developed by Saiodin. Other than that there’s Esports, so recently I did a score… a bit of an electronic game score for the CS4 guys which is the competitive combat club tournament and now I’m also working on the Crux Cup racing event theme that will be held this year, so lots of stuff to do. Fingers crossed it’ll all work out great.
JH: So finally before we let you go, is there any message you’d like to give to the Star Citizen community?
UR: Yes, so my fellow community members I love all 1.8 million of you and hopefully many more to come and my message would basically be keep doing what you do. Whether it’s crafting, ranking on the highest course, writing lore, filming machinimas, or any other creative process you can think of. This kind of dedication always inspires me, I want to see it continue well past the launch of the game so keep doing what you do and keep striving for what you love and that’s basically it, so cheers guys.
JH: Well Utho, thanks for taking a couple minutes to chat with us here on the show. For Citizen’s Spotlight, let’s find out what’s happening this week in Star Citizen.
Tyler Nolin(TN): Hey everyone and welcome to another round of Quantum Questions, joining us this week is QA manager, Vincent Sinatra. Hey Vince, how’s it going?
Vincent Sinatra(VS): It’s going all right.
TN: How do you think you’re going to do?
VS: So so.
TN: All right, well let’s put two minutes on the clock, if I can get two minutes on the clock. Wait… timer, stop watch and go. What is your name and what do you do?
VS: My name is Vince Sinatra and I’m the QA manager here in the LA studio.
TN: No one is more in the trenches of 3.0 right now then your team so what are you guys focused on right now?
VS: We’re focused on the Item 2.0 ship conversions.
TN: What is your favourite thing that you’ve seen about 3.0?
VS: Favourite thing about 3.0 is definitely the planets and flying in canyons.
TN: What is the most frustrating bug you’ve encountered in 3.0?
VS: Most frustrating bug I’ve encountered in 3.0 so far is a desync issue with the Item 2.0 ships.
TN: What are QA TRs?
VS: QA TRs are quality assurance test requests. They’re what developers send to the QA team with instructions on what sort of CVARs we need to use, what sort of features we need to test and then we use the QA TR to track all the issues generated during that test cycle.
TN: How is LA QA different than the other QA teams?
VS: LA QA is a dev support team which means we support the LA studio in pretty much anyway that is required. We help the developers with any sort of new features or bug fixes that they’re doing, we aid the community marketing team when it comes to screen captures, video captures and the like and pretty much anything that goes on here.
TN: Which is your favourite Crusader moon?
VS: My favourite Crusader moon right now I guess would be Daymar.
TN: What is the funniest bug you’ve seen in 3.0?
VS: Funniest bug I’ve seen in 3.0 so far was probably definitely the one that was featured in AtV the other week with the slenderman characters in the emaciated state.
TN: On average how many bugs does a QA team find in a week?
VS: On average… we don’t really track metrics for bug count too heavily because we often have many tasks that interfere with that but I would say the average test member probably about 10-12.
TN: What is a staging environment?
VS: Staging environment is where we put up our builds where QA gets to look at them and check them out.
TN: Any relation to Frank Sinatra?
TN: What is your favourite ship?
VS: Favourite ship probably still aesthetically Gladius.
TN: Oh, we’re out of time. Vincent, thank you so much for joining us today. Well, Vincent goes on the board with an impressive 11 questions correctly. Still not the best to beat the current Quantum champion though and I got to know how he’s related to Frank Sinatra. Let’s check in with Alexis for this week’s Sub-Conscious.
Alexis Lesnick: Greeting Citizens, Alexis here with your weekly dose of Subscriber stuff, this is Sub-Conscious. Jump Point is here, David Ladyman took a different tact this month and adapted one of our internal design documents into an article. Specifically a guide created for our shipbuilders explaining how they should set up thrusters on new space frames, all that plus the usual assortment of fun, fun, fun which is to say lore articles and an original Star Citizen serial. Not to be confused with the original Star Citizen cereal, Aurora O's, they’re great.
We’ve added some work in progress images of the KLEW laser repeater gun to the subscriber vault. Some of these were in a blink or you miss it segment of Around the Verse so it’s cool to be able to let people pause and look at all the detail the team puts into these kinds of things. Next week the vault will update on Friday with the first development images of the Nox space bike. Thanks to your efforts, Caterpillar nonsense is off the chain. Every subscriber has free access to operate a Caterpillar all June long and we’re collecting your misadventures for a future Sub-Conscious. So whether you’re stuffing your Cat with Merlins or ramming into Port Olisar over and over again for no reason, we want to see so share it in the Den. That’s it for this week, watch for upcoming threads about the next Subscriber Town Hall and the next 10 for the Chairman. Until then keep Catting around and I’ll see you in the Den.
Tyler Witkin: Hey everyone, Tyler Witkin here to bring you this week’s top five and MVP.
Number five, Utho Riley. Now you all know Utho as the legend who continuously comes out with epic Star Citizen music however this time is different as not only did he come forward with new music but also a stunning video highlighting the moons of Crusader, fantastic stuff Utho.
Number four, Arnold. Arnold has managed to capture the menacing mood set by the dark corridors of GrimHex perfectly with a gallery of screenshots. Please keep these coming.
Number three, Portland Bar Citizen. Now the Bar Citizen fever continues to spread around the globe and Portland is no exception. It looked like a fantastic time and I wish I could have been there.
Number two, K4tzenschinken has created a set of wallpapers representing different genres of music with a Star Citizen twist, beautiful.
Number one and this week’s MVP goes to Jorunn. Jorunn, Jorunn, Jorunn where to start, this guy’s a legend and Jorunn is a name many of you are probably already familiar with. He’s been a huge advocate and talented coordinator supporting the Bar Citizen movement and all its successes. It’s truly about time you get MVP my friend so keep being awesome. ou
BL: Well, that about wraps up our show for the week. Very, very special thank you to Utho Riley and Vinny Sinatra for appearing on this fine program. I would say please check out the concept sale starting on Friday, it’s going to Nox your socks off. Ok, ok that’s the last one. It’s Nox really. Bye everybody.