How It Works Today and What’s in Store for the Future
Following the vision for life and death mechanics detailed in Death of a Spaceman, and the announcement of the new RSI Apollo medical ship, this design post will bring details and clarification about what future medical gameplay will entail. While some elements have evolved from the manifesto written a few years ago, it is still very much the basis for how players will experience injury and death in the persistent universe, so is still a relevant read.
Taking care of injured players is one of the several non-combat oriented careers in Star Citizen and is an important element in building a believable universe. It’s crucial for us to make it a fun and impactful part of the game.
How Health Works in Alpha 3.2
In Alpha 3.2, we’re using a damage system that
has announced the release date for the next big update to the Secret OpsModel Upgrade Pack
. The new version will make its debut at the CIC 20th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 18! This should include the grand revamp of the TCS Midway, which we're all anxious to see. Looking out further into the future, there's been good progress on cockpit graphics. A sneak peek at the Piranha and Panther are included below. There's lots of great things coming!Greetings MUP fans! So we have a date for the next release for the MUP. August 18. If that date sounds familiar it's because it coincides with the birthday party. So we'll be giving everyone a birthday present. In the meantime I'm finishing the Midway but I wanted to post some updates on a "nice to have" we've been tinkering with. A while back we looked at the possibility of adding real cockpits to WCP and SO, now that the
Here's a peek at an interesting prototype of the Wing Commander Universe Map included with Wing Commander Prophecy. We first caught a glimpse of this during our 2012trip
to the University of Texas archive. While thefinal map
detailed many sectors where most of the main events happened in the series, this appears to be a little snippet that just traces through the events of WCP. Due to the number of differences, it appears to predate even thepreview map
that was released online during development, which is pretty cool! Extra bonus: Pix, ace and LOAF posing Texas-style with George Oldziey's CD!
There has been a spate of violence against the Thargoid-worshipping Far God cult, resulting in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Since the Church of Eternal Void declared war against the sect, its members have compelled citizens to attack Far God believers in many systems. Several of the sect's places of worship have been firebombed.
The Far God cultists have offered no resistance to the aggression, and have even refused to leave burning hive-chapels.
Cardinal Hieronymous, representing the Church of Eternal Void, addressed a large crowd:
"Our loyal followers are performing the Guardians' righteous work! Those who serve the Thargoid demons are demons themselves, and we must cast them out with fire and fury."
A vocal campaigner against the Far God sect, Juanita Bishop, told the media:
"It might not be pretty, but what's happening now is no different to what our brave pilots are
A thermonuclear weapon, launched over a thousand years ago during Earth's Third World War, has been discovered.
The intercontinental ballistic missile was found beneath the Pacific Ocean, during construction of new undersea habitation off the coast of California.
Lieutenant Commander Page Patterson, a munitions-disposal specialist for the Federal Navy, gave this statement:
"The missile was partially embedded in the ocean floor when aqua-engineering teams found it. Erosion of the casing makes identification difficult, but the design is consistent with strategic ordnance of the mid-21st century. Its thermonuclear warhead would have had an explosive yield of 45 megatons."
"Robotic avatar units have successfully disarmed the missile's uranium core, so the risk to local populations has been nullified. We are now treating the area for radiation leakage. The remains of the missile will be
A spokesperson for the Cobra Wing has announced that its campaign to build a research outpost in the Ebor system has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Scores of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Morris Enterprise and eliminating agitators in Ebor, thereby ensuring the safety of traders.
A spokesperson for the Cobra Wing released the following statement:
"We want to thank all the Commanders who supported this campaign. We hope that the new outpost helps us communicate with our neighbours and achieve peace."
Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Morris Enterprise in the Ebor system.
A tri-superpower taskforce has launched a campaign to track down and eliminate members of terrorist group, the League of Reparation.
Captain Niamh Seutonia of the IISS, who is a prominent member of the taskforce, made this announcement:
"With the arrest of Riri McAllister, otherwise known as Nexus, we now hold the main coordinator of the League of Reparation in custody. Furthermore, decrypted information has revealed the location of League strongholds in two separate systems, one in Imperial and one in Federal space."
"We are determined to eliminate these terrorists before they can wreak any more havoc, but fully expect tough resistance. Therefore we ask the galactic community to provide support in wiping out these dangerous extremists."
The operation in Zibal will be coordinated by Zibal Power Co. Likewise, military action in Ienpalang will be supported by Ienpalang Corporation.
This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Thargoid Sensor related interference.
The following starports are currently closed:
Riebe Enterprise, Checha
Singer Orbital, Matsya
Stabenow Survey, Cerno
Vaucouleurs Vision, Veroklist
The following starports continue to experience technical issues:
Sturckow Port, SPOCS 253
Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure:
Auld Silo, Checha
Darnielle Gateway, Adju
Farmer Laboratory, Ling Deti
Gaensler Dock, Venexo
Irens Dock, Manite
Kneale Survey, Manite
Nagata Vision, Gally Bese
Pinzon Orbital, Manite
Rennie Hub, Yorua
Russ Landing, Segon
Stabenow Reformatory, Peregrina
Weber Dock, Meene
Young Station, Ling Deti
Each week we’ll roll out a new reward for the Featured Episode “Home.” The first completion of this mission on an account this week will grant a Featured Episode Weekly Reward Box. This box gives your choice of an Enhanced Universal Tech Upgrade or a Captain Specialization Point Box, which gives the character who opens it a Specialization Point. The Weekly Reward Box, Tech Upgrade, and Specialization Point Box are all Bound to Account, and may be freely traded between your characters. The Specialization Point Box requires the opening character to be level at least 60. In gratitude for your efforts in helping them sate their need for the Ketracel precursor, the Hur’q have worked with Alliance engineers to modify the Phased-Waveform Beacon that was once used to attract them to the Founder’s home world. With a slight change to the beacon’s frequency emitter, nearby friendly
Today we'd like to officially announce our annual Birthday Party for the CIC's 20th Anniversary! This year we'll be observing the event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT and 11:00 pm GMT). We'll be celebrating two decades of Wing Commander community at wcnews.com, and we hope you join us! As usual, the day will be chock full of site updates, news stories, trivia and fun times! There'll also be one significant change this year. For the first time, we'll be transitioning the online party from IRC to Discord. A large group of Wingnuts has been testing out the program for over a year, and we'd like to invite you to join us there. Although the shift away from our trusty IRC server is bittersweet, there are some very cool advantages with Discord. The program makes it very easy to join on both PCs and via mobile devices, there's enhanced support for attachments and even
Princess Aisling Duval has discussed her forthcoming marriage in an exclusive interview with entertainment journalist Solomon Helios.
The princess spoke openly about many topics, including the impact of her announcement:
"I was as surprised as everyone else! After the ball for the Federal delegation, things moved very quickly. Perhaps I should have been more patient, but I wanted people to know my intentions as soon as possible."
On her relationship with Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, she said:
"I had met Jordan a few times at diplomatic events, and we always got on well. He's much warmer and funnier than one would expect an ambassador to be. I don't know how I managed without him for so long."
She also tackled criticism from Senator Zemina Torval, among others:
"Any negativity around this wedding is based on prejudice and fear. Shouldn't we all be free to love whomever we wish?
Deputy Inspector Mara Klatt of Alliance Interpol has broken her silence regarding the League of Reparation.
At a special press conference, she made this announcement:
"Prior to her death at the hands of the League of Reparation, I worked closely with my predecessor Chief Inspector Kay Kilbride. She revealed how Fleet Admiral Buchanan's assassination could only have been arranged by a senior figure within the Alliance Defence Force. She was patiently amassing evidence pertaining to this – a task that I inherited when she died."
"Information decrypted from the League's comms network has confirmed Kilbride's suspicions. I can also confirm that the arrest of Admiral George Varma was due to false leads – misdirection on the part of Varma's protégé within the Alliance Defence Force, Rear Admiral Riri McAllister."
"Rear Admiral McAllister is Nexus, the League's central coordinator. She has
We are excited to announce the return of the Phoenix Prize Pack, which return to Star Trek Online on PC from July 18th at 8AM PT til July 25th at 10am PT. Just like Zefram Cochrane’s experimental vessel, the Phoenix Prize Pack blazes a trail into new frontiers! And, following in the model of its mythological namesake, the Phoenix Prize Pack also represents the return from the ashes of items, ships and other rewards that have been retired from Star Trek Online, and are no longer accessible by any other means. Purchasing and opening this promotional prize pack will offer players the unique opportunity of obtaining many otherwise inaccessible items, ships and equipment, which were previously available from events or promotions, or as other limited-availability rewards. (Check further below for complete prize information!) How it works is simple: Players may visit the Dilithium Store to
When we reached out to Tobias Richter to convert his beautiful high resolution model of Deep Space Nine into a model we could use in STO, we were hopeful we could continue a relationship with him. Tobias is an artist of great talent and passion for Star Trek, and today we’re proud to announce we’re adding more of his work to the game. Tobias has modeled brand new, highly detailed models for both the Excelsior-class starship as seen in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the Excelsior-class Refit, as seen in Star Trek: Generations. Like past remasters, these new models are available for free to anyone who already owns an excelsior variant. They include options for the lit and unlit nacelles, similar to the original Excelsior models. Superfans of the Excelsior will know that when it initially appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, it looked a little different than how
In anticipation of the release of the Vulture, Drake Interplanetary has coordinated with Discovered to provide a number of experienced scavengers early models to test in the field. Chosen from a pool of hundreds of applicants, archaeologist Lorenzo Chernov proposed the exploration of a secluded debris field he discovered in the Idris system.
Here are excerpts from his logs.
Ok, here we go. Day one of exploring. Wonder what I should call this place. If this was an official UEE Archaeological Society expedition, it’d probably get something generic, like ‘Debris Field 8514J-Idris system’. At least I’ve landed on a name for this new salvage ship. I think they’re officially calling it the Vulture, but this one feels like Amaira to me. I’d like to give a big shout out to the folks at Drake for letting me try it out. Of course, they did