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‘Microphone, you’re hearing me check it right now’ Ben’s singing.
Ben’s singing was part of the audio test.
The commercial’s playing now.
With… interesting new music. Big Benny’s Games!
Something else is playing now. Big Benny’s Commercial! there’s just tons of Big Benny’s machines all over the place, and the Big Benny MISC Reliant.
Ok they’re on. I see Justin, Ben, Alexis, Disco, and Tyler
‘That was the show, we hope you enjoyed it’
They don’t like doing April Fools jokes, so it’s going to a serious show. Announcing important news.
F42 engineers have solved the pickle matrix, which was the last remaining problem. They now have full pickle gameplay.
SniffleWizard sent the Community team some dogtags. And drink coozies.
This week on RtV – Vintage Noodle Artistry, flavour packets, then where’s my takeout thing, and finishing off with politics and religion.
Tyler’s been in LA all week training for his new position. He goes home tonight. It’s been a week of hanging out with Disco, doing late-night streams, going over his responsibilities, etc…
Tyler’s training this week focused on going over backend tools and processes for the website. He’ll be taking on lots of website responsibility. Lots of ironing out what his role will be.
Ben beat everyone else at Risk this week.
Tom Hennessy is not happy right now cause someone keeps hitting the table.
The April Fools gag this year is intergalactic food delivery. Intergalactic is a funnier word than interstellar.
Big Benny delivery for the Reliant was done by Jeremiah Lee and Elwin Bachelor.
The emoticons were done by Jeremiah Lee as well. Gage Hallman did the Delivery outfit and the videos with the delivery guy dancing.
All the writing for it was done by Ben.
There’s a second page of menu items.
The first page of menu items is actually the items in the vending machine in-game.
They’re talking about the video of them all dancing.
Ben worked out design mechanics for food stuff this week. And other stuff, but it’s Friday, and his brain’s fried. Subscriber edition RtV with Chris Roberts.
Apparently there’s a shower in the office very close. So when there’s performing and green-screen stuff done, there’s a shower close for fancy people to get ready for their capture stuff.
Justin did lots this week cause he’s not around next week. Doing a video with the UK, doing 10ftC’s, AtV, AtV next week has an interview with Todd Pappy, etc…
This week there are mousepads on sale. They’re up now.
They worked all weekend last week, so they’ve had a 14 day week. They’re all tired. Gonna nap for the rest of RtV.
Brian Chambers got a haircut.
They’re talking about his new hair length.
I feel like this is an even more casual RtV than normal
They’re opening it up to questions!
[Is there toilet paper in the shower?] It’s separate from the bathroom, so no.
CIG are asking questions now. Are we waffle or pancake people? Are we turkey bacon or regular bacon?
Disco has his head in his hands. He has given up.
They’re looking into a Big Benny’s hat. They’re doing a Big Benny’s shirt.
‘Who’s your favourite community member’ Justin asks. ‘Who should win dancing with the stars in that video’ Justin asks.
I”m honestly sorry, I don’t know how to transcribe this.
Justin is holding his phone in the dancing video because he insisted there be music. He picked Justin Bieber ‘sorry’
[Has anyone really been far as decided to even go look more like?] I can’t stop laughing right now
Ben just asked ‘which religion do you think is the best one?
Tyler ‘ Forget about the best one I can tell you about the right one’
Chat says that the lamp is the best religion. Disco hates the spacecrab. Because someone took the crab and made it bigger. Alexis likes the crab though.
[Physical maps?] Probably ship sometime in May. They’re almost done.
Tyler has been promoted. He’s taking over for Disco.
[Reliant skin?] It’s for sale right now, just click on the link.
[When will fish tanks have damage states?] They are persistent now.
It’s cheesesteak day today.
Tom just flipped out asking why everyone’s so dead today.
[Maps for people who backed early?] The Starmaps as part of the package will ship soon. Should have gotten an email saying to update your address.
[More ingame lore merch?] They’re working on some things.
Tom’s pumped cause Star Wars came out. Tomorrow they’re going to do a movie watching thing tomorrow. 1 PDT, they’re gonna watch Force Awakens and make bad jokes.
Posters have not shipped already. Not yet. But soon.
[Tyler are you a bronie?] No, but Todd Papy is.
[Ben did you get WC off the DLT tapes?] Not yet. Still talking to folks. It’s on his to do list though.
There are old Beta tapes and other things that need to be recovered too though.
[Will Tyler get PR training or will he stay awkward and uncollected?] He will be staying awkward.
Being awkward on camera was a prereq for the job.
[CIG swuimsuit calendar?] Yes. Of course.
[Updates on cargo?] It’s in progress. Probably the first career to go into the game.
[Volunteers for Gamescom?] Working on plans for that. they’re gonna try to do something different each night. Plenty of opportunity to hang out.
[Will all large ships get flyable loaner starfarers?] Yes.
they’re talking about wall ball?
And talking about challenging each other to wall ball?
Now they’re talking about cheesesteaks.
[Small mining ships used for other roles like exploration?] Not exploration, but maybe salvage.
[If Paul Blart was an SC ship, which would he be?] Jared and Tom have switched places. Jared is now adding commentary via text.
Justin to Tyler – What are your goals as a community manager for 2016? – Goals are to continue what he’s started which is making a connection with backers, acting as a bridge between backers and development. He used to spend a lot of time in twitch streams or chatting with backers, and now he gets to do that full time, and the goal is to strengthen that relationship.
The Oculus pictures on Twitter are Chris’ personal Oculus that he got from backing the Kickstarter years ago.
[Soundtrack soon?] Sooner than you’d expect. This week they worked on the cover art for the soundtrack. Not too far off. One more recording session, but after that Sandi’s working to put together the metal boxes, folded posters, making of book, usb drive, etc…
[AI or NPC pop in Arc Corp?] No answer, but if you look at AtV this week there’s some AI work in there.
Given all the NPC art being done, it’s getting to critical mass.
Collision avoidance and the AI population are actively in development.
[missing ship guns?] The Xi’An scout has human guns now. They’ll do Xi’An guns down the line.
[lockdown meeting about 890 jump?] the what? There was no 890 jump lockdown meeting last week.
[Favourite superheroes?] Justins’ is Superman. They’re talking about how they didn’t like Bman vs. Sman now.
[Tyler what’s your favourite ship?] Carrack.
Tom Hennessy talking smack about Serenity being a cheap made for TV movie, Alexis comes in with the ‘wait are you talking about Batman v Superman?’
[Cross-chassis downgrades?] No update.
[s3 and s4 guns that can’t be rented or bought yet] In the last patch they did shields and powerplants and such, the new weapons component system will allow them to put in more weapons.
[small mining ship?] It’s with the artist, they’re doing revisions. They’re working on getting it out late April for sale.
[Make Ben dance on a livestream?] Ben’s dancing.
Disco is alternately putting troll face on peoples faces. Because… RtV?
[From QA perspective, has QA seen anything on persistence?] The first instance of persistence isn’t game-wide, it’s a few things. Not having to change hangar on the website, doing it in-game and it persisting. Criminal level and ships damage states persisting, stuff like that. Still expanding on it too.
Hennessy’s thinking about shaving his beard.
Ben says he should wear civil war muttonchops.
[Will Gurmukh start on the Carrack when he’s done the caterpillar?] Yes.
[Next great star marine?] In the works, working with a sponsor, probably later this year.
[Drake Herald?] Looking really good. It’s in Austin being worked on again, Josh Coons and Chris Smith (they did the Connie rework). Chris gave the go-ahead to all the changes they wanted to make, should see more soon.
[Orion?] No updates. larger ship, waiting for assets.
[Hangars will keep getting bigger?] There’ll be a different mechanism down the line.
Justin ‘we should make a short film’ Ben ‘We make short films every week’
[Starfarer flight ready, too large for landing platforms at Port Olisar?] Not sure how they’re handling that yet.
[Derelict Starfarer in Crusader?] Put them in everyone’s hangars instead. Starfarer in everyone’s hanger till Monday Morning.
[Argo sale?] Thinking about it actually.
[Mining robot spider?] Still in the game. It’s with the Shubin stuff being worked on for SQ42.
[Planets more diverse in terrain, or like star wars – all desert, all ice, etc…] Not sure yet, but Ben does hate where it’s just one biome per planet.
[Benny’s skin for ships?] It’s possible, but it won’t be sold today.
[Looking forward to Jungle Book?] Yes, they all are.
They all want Civil War.
[When can we shoot players in ships?] Chris wants to get that working. Originally there were issues with interior physics grids, made it so you couldn’t shoot people if you were in a physics grid. And made pilot invulnerable to damage. But there’s lots of work on that now, so you could sneak onto someone’s ship, kill them, and take it.
Tom Hennessy’s trying to defend his bad taste in movies.
[Will Jared’s dad be in an AtV interview?] Tyler wants it.
They’re talking about dogtags, and who each of their bromances in the office are.
this is really an RtV you should watch, not read. They’re just talking and being ridiculous. It’s great.
[Info about Star Marine?] Go and watch 10ftC from a few weeks ago, CR goes into detail about it. Short answer; Star Marine has been renamed Star Machine. No, it’s still coming. FPS tech is in Crusader arena, they jumped ahead, but they’ll go back and finish it as a standalone at some point.
They’re past time, and Jared is like ‘This is over, we’re done’ even though everyone else is still talking.
SQ42 dogtags in store till Monday. If you want more RtV idiocy, they’re gonna stream from the office tomorrow at 1 PDT, watching Force Awakens. April 9th, they’ll do Secret Missions 2.
Next week there’s BugSmashers, CR for 10ftC
Monthly Report next Friday.
Justin – ‘I actuallly LIKED this show, I think it was fun’
They’ll have another serious livestream next week
No small talk, etc..
And that’s RtV. Tom says ‘hey follow us on Twitter and stuff’ and Disco cuts off the audio
Video’s still going. There’s no audio though.
Pretty sure they’re talking about the Idris now. But I can’t tell. Cause there’s no audio.
there’s handwaving going on, and they’re blowing kisses at the camera. Or putting goggles on their eyes. or something.
It’s unclear. But it’s over now!
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