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  • 19

    Oct

    The Templin Institute is a YouTube presentation with a neat gimmick: they offer documentaries about different fictional realities! This week they've premiered a new show called 'Audio Log' that presents the history of a fictional institution with a dramatic audio recording. And for the pilot episode they've chosen to talk about Wing Commander's Terran Confederation! It's a neat ten-minute look at Wing Commander's fictional history which you can find here.

  • 19

    Oct

  • 19

    Oct

    The Palin Institute has announced an accelerated programme of study to analyse a range of xenobiological data, and perhaps discern the motives behind the Thargoids' unrelenting aggression.


    Professor Cora Shaw, director of the Palin Institute, released the following statement:


    "In recent months, the Institute has performed countless studies on alien technology and physiology, and our stock of xenobiological samples is severely depleted. For this robust new study, we require a large amount of Thargoid material to support a wide range of experiments."


    The Ryder Revolutionary Party, which is supporting the campaign, has placed an open order for various Thargoid materials and promised to reward pilots who deliver these goods to Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system. The organisation has also placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those delivering materials to

  • 19

    Oct

    The Close Encounters Corps has announced that its appeal for commodities has reached a successful conclusion, having received an overwhelming response from the galactic community.


    A huge number of muon imagers were delivered to Crown Prospect over the past week. These will allow the construction of a scientific megaship to research the nebula surrounding the BD-12 1172 system.


    With the initiative at an end, Admiral Anton Vern of the Close Encounters Corps issued the following statement:


    "I am grateful for the professionalism displayed by the pilots who took part in this project, and thank them on behalf of our researchers. New horizons and new worlds await us."


    Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Crown Prospect in the Kagutsuchi system.


  • 18

    Oct

    From Thursday, October 18th at 8am PT until Monday, October 22nd at 10AM PT, we are having a 20% off sale on the services listed below. Now is the time to purchase these in the C-Store! Character Slots (4) Account Shared Bank Slots (10) Bank Slots (12) Bridge Officer Slots (2) Captain Rename Token Captain Retrain Token Character Slots (2) Duty Officer Roster Slots (100) (limit 4) Duty Officer Roster Slots (25) Inventory Slots (12) Outfit Slots (2) Ship Loadout Slots (10) Ship Slots (2) Dry Dock Slots (5) Lifetime Subscription .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0; background: url(d7afaaa14e96d0d973f76157ae31ec5b1466398539.png) no-repeat 0 0; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; height: 60px; width: 60px; padding: 0; border: 1px solid transparent; -webkit-transition: opacity .3s; transition: opacity .3s; } .share-footer

  • 18

    Oct

    From October 18th at 8am PT to October 22nd at 10am PT, on all three platforms, we are having a 20% ship sale. Enjoy not just a discount on our ships, but fleet modules, dry dock slots and ship upgrade tokens as well! Have you been eyeing a new ship or ship bundle in the C-store? Now is the time to grab the ship you've always dreamt of commanding! All ships and dry dock slots in the C-Store are 20% off. This includes bundles which are comprised only of ships. This does not include bundles that have items other than ships in them. The ship upgrade token, ship upgrade token bundle, and the fleet module are all 20% off as well. Each time a player buys a Tier 5 ship, they will receive a free ship upgrade token. This only occurs when the Tier 5 ship is bought for the first time on an account. The Claim for this token will appear in the Promotions tab of the

  • 18

    Oct

    General: Resolved an issue that was causing players to not be able to load into their characters. Resolved an issue that was causing enemies in all Task Force Operations to be set at level 10. Resolved an issue that prevented Discovery characters from gaining the first complement of Duty Officers mission. Removed obsolete Expertise Spent category from status UI. . Resolved an issue which caused the Prototype Light Exploration Cruiser to be unavailable to Federation-aligned Romulan and Dominion characters. Resolved an issue that was causing the Type 7 shuttle to not be available for eligible accounts. Removed reference to "Energy Type Variants" as a reward for Dyson Tier 6 Reputation. Resolved an issue that was causing the Lockbox opening experience to not display the rewarded item. Resolved an issue that was preventing color customization on

  • 18

    Oct

    Get Ready, Get Net

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    Oct

  • 17

    Oct

    Nenid opened her eyes, only to see the worried face of Centurion D’mev staring down at her. “Status report,” she said hoarsely, having taken in a lungful of smoke during the last exchange of fire. Coughing, she got to her feet with the junior officer’s assistance and took a seat in the command chair. “Preferably before the Tholians manage to find and destroy us, if you please, Centurion. “ D’mev blanched before speaking. “Commander, we are under cloak, per your orders. A Tholian fleet is massing within the Azure Nebula; it seems we encountered their vanguard during our investigation of the temporal anomalies there.” Nenid nodded as she called up tactical data to the main viewscreen. And in a moment, a mission of science becomes a mission of war, she thought silently. “Engineering,” she said as she activated her command channel. “What’s our situation? That volley from the

  • 17

    Oct

    Upgrade Weekend!

    Still striving to get the greatest performance out of your equipment? This weekend will be the perfect time to apply Tech Upgrades to your gear, as we’re doubling the amount of Technology Points earned from each one applied! From Thursday, October 18th at 8AM PST to October 22nd at 10AM PST, every Tech Upgrade used will apply twice as many Technology Points toward your next Upgrade! This in turn reduces the amount of Dilithium that must be spent to reach each Upgrade threshold, allowing Captains additional chances to attain both Mark and Rarity increases on their favored load outs. .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0; background: url(d7afaaa14e96d0d973f76157ae31ec5b1466398539.png) no-repeat 0 0; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; height: 60px; width: 60px; padding: 0; border: 1px solid transparent; -webkit-transition: opacity .3s;

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    Oct

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    Oct

  • 16

    Oct

    General: Corrected the names of several grand prize ship images so they should appear in the lockbox UI if you win that ship. Corrected Jem'Hadar T6 Light Battlecruiser, the Sarcophagus ship and the Crossfield class. Resolved an issue that was causing loading screen images to not appear. Discovery weapons now use Discovery Era vaporization effects. Updated Tilly’s contact window to have the correct background. Content: Resolved an issue which occasionally caused waves of Klingons to not spawn in “Defense of Starbase One”. Updated mission offer for "TFO: Defense of Starbase One" handoff to be Admiral Quinn instead of Admiral Kensington for Discover characters. Resolved an issue that prevented Discovery captains from getting their first complement of Duty Officers from Lt. Ferra. Added new Task Force Operation tutorial tooltips. Updated the final cutscene in

  • 15

    Oct

  • 15

    Oct

    Calling All Devs

    Every week, designers, engineers and other developers from our five offices around the world answer backer questions submitted on SPECTRUM and voted on by YOU.

    You can submit your questions for consideration in future episodes of Calling All Devs here.

    And for info on becoming a subscriber, go to: Subscriptions - Roberts Space Industries | Follow the development of Star Citizen and Squadron 42

  • 15

    Oct

    Eagle-eyed ship spotter Doug Lee has found a squadron of familiar Wing Commander designs in an unlikely place: a mobile game called Stellar Patrol: Galactic Conflict! The top-down space game features a host of familiar Wing Commander designs... and even uses a Rapier as its app icon! This is likely not a case of licensing the IP from Electronic Arts as Stellar Patrol also includes a number of other familiar science fiction ships like Battlestar Galactica's Viper, Star Wars' A-Wing and Firefly's... Firefly. It's a fun little phone shooter reminiscent of Subspace. If you'd like to check it out, you can download Stellar Patrol for free on Android or iOS. Better hurry and get to it before the lawyers!

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  • 14

    Oct

    There's great news out of the Through the Moongate: the first stretch goal has been reached, which means that there will be an extra chapter looking at the developing of Wing Commander II! Here's the official word:

    A million thank yous to all our backers who made another achievement possible! We will have the pleasure to work with Siobhan Beeman, Ellen Guon Beeman, and other Originites on the Wing Commander 2 chapter, which will be delivered as a digital download to all backers from Honesty tier and higher. We are excited to dig into and tell many yet unknown stories of another legendary game from Origin!

    The project has added a second strech goal which would add a rare Ultima print for backers at the Sacrifice (50 euro) level or higher. There are three days left, so if you want a copy for yourself you can pledge here! There are three days left on this one, so get in quick!

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  • 13

    Oct

    Week in Review