Star Citizen will be having a free-fly event next week to celebrate the release of the game's first planet.
Each day will put the spotlight on a different series of craft, and players will get a chance to fly every one of the 80+ pilotable vehicles available in Star Citizen. This will come with the release of Alpha 3.3.5 which besides the significant additions of Planet Hurston and its main city Lorville, introduces Object Container Streaming, which should increase performance in-game for the majority of players.
The Star Citizen free-fly will take place from November 23 through November 30, and during this time the game will be free-to-play. Each day will feature flyable ships from one of the major starship manufacturers in the game. The free-fly ship schedule is as follows: November 23: Anvil Aerospace
- Hornet F7C
- Hornet F7C Wildfire
- Hornet F7C-R Tracker
- Hornet F7C-S Ghost
- Hornet F7C-M Super Hornet
November 24: Roberts Space Industries
- Aurora ES
- Aurora LN
- Aurora LX
- Aurora MR
- Constellation Andromeda
- Constellation Aquila
- Constellation Phoenix
- Ursa Rover
November 25: Origin Jumpworks
- 600i Explorer
November 26: Aegis Dynamics
- Avenger Stalker
- Avenger Titan
- Avenger Titan Renegade
- Avenger Warlock
- Gladius Valiant
- Retaliator Bomber
- Sabre Comet
- Vanguard Hoplite
- Vanguard Warden
November 27: Drake Interplanetary
- Caterpillar Pirate
- Cutlass Black
- Dragonfly Black
- Dragonfly Yellowjacket
November 28: Alien Manufacturers
- Nox Kue
- Vanduul Glaive
- Vanduul Blade
November 29: Musashi Industrial and Starflight Concern
- Razor EX
- Razor LX
- Reliant Kore
- Starfarer Gemini
November 30: Kruger/Argo/Tumbril/Consolidated Outland
- Argo MPUV 1C
- Argo MPUV 1P
- Cyclone AA
- Cyclone RN
- Cyclone TR
- Mustang Alpha
- Mustang Beta
- Mustang Delta
- Mustang Gamma
- P-52 Merlin
Now's a great time to check out Star Citizen, and you can do it during the free-fly risk-free. The game is starting to move out of the realm of being a fun tech demo and beginning to shape into what Cloud Imperium Games has been promising it would. With each Alpha release, the game is more stable, and the pipeline has really opened up concerning content. You can even purchase ships with in-game currency you earn through missions now.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our Star Citizen developer interview for more things Roberts Space Industries.
Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Star Citizen free-to-play with all ships flyable next week
Am I missing a link to an announcement of this in the article? Where do I go to get started?
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link//16849-Anniversary-Promotion-Free-Fly-Details details here. When you sign up, use someone's referral code, it gets you, and them, some shit. There is a randomizer some people on reddit made https://gorefer.me/randomizer/STAR or you could ask for mine HINT HINT :-P
Ah I guess I had forgotten I had an account already or I'd use yours. Seems like I can't pre-load this. It says I need access to ships and modules to even download it or whatever so I guess I'll wait and see if it's available when this free thing happens.
what kind of shit do you get? dont see anything in that link about the refer rewaeds
You get like 5000 in game credits. It's enough to buy a gun and some body armor.
If you use my referral code STAR-TT6N-HNJ9 when you sign up as a new account you get 5,000 free in game currency.
That's enough for new armor and a weapon! The money doesn't reset ever.
Feel free to look me up in the 'verse. Jozai_Spaldur! Hope to see you there.
This kind of reads like paid content?
Now's a great time to check out Star Citizen, and you can do it during the free-fly risk-free. The game is starting to move out of the realm of being a fun tech demo and beginning to shape into what Cloud Imperium Games has been promising it would. With each Alpha release, the game is more stable, and the pipeline has really opened up concerning content.
It's accurate, and I don't think paid content would point out that their game was mostly a tech demo before now, and refer to themselves in 3rd person :-P.
I have said this before, but I can repeat it. We mark Sponsored Content and do not generate chatty threads for it. We get press releases from hundreds of companies on any given week. We are a news outlet and report the news.
We were not paid for this.
Here is a list of all of our sponsored posts:
Even better is the relevant image used for the accompanying FB post.
That’s a bug that we can’t figure out.
Do you know any IT professionals?
It's the biggest image on the page that's visible and in an img tag. I'm not sure why it's ignoring your og:image meta tag (unless you just added that today), and the fb share debug page (https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing/) shows that you shouldn't have this issue. That said, probably one of those 2 things would fix this:
1. Make the author image file smaller (currently 512x512 even though it's only 72x72 on the page.
2. Make the author image use a background-image css rule so you don't have that img tag at all.
Whoa, yeah this just showed up on my news feed:
Yeah Brittany posted an article about Comcast a few days ago that read like an ad.
LOl, just read that, ends with basically "Stay tuned to Shacknews for your hot Comcast news"
I feel bad pointing that out. I don't read every single article on Shacknews. I just thought it was weird to see an article about Comcast that didn't really seem pertinent to videogames and only tangentially related to tech. So when I read it, I was a little surprised to see that one paragraph in particular read like ad copy. Like, I get that things can be tough on a slow news week but uh at least find a way to rework the material to not sound like a sales pitch.
I don't want to single out Brittany. Maybe it's been a rough week.
yeah, must be when you are trolling Comcast pressers
Wait, is it a game now? Is this supposed to generate hype?
They’ve been dribbling out for so long that I’m not sure if I would ever know if it emerged out of joke status
Well it's completely free for anyone to fuck around with for a whole week, you could just go play it.
Obligatory re-post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-c78SURpI
The 3.3 patch has made vast improvements in performance and frame-rate.
The added Object Container Streaming, which means that the client machines no longer have to keep track of every single item in the whole solar system, just what's near you.
I went from getting frames in the 40s, to about 115-125, all on high settings, and a 1070gtx.
If anyone wants to sign up, you can use my referral code, I'll get some items, and you'll get free in game credits to start.
I'd appreciate it (I only have 5 referrals atm)
Ingame I'm "Longscope"
Seconded verified agreed confirmed.
It went from "i bet no existing pc can actually run this game acceptably" to "I have a 1080" framerate now.
Now when something in the game is janky its just janky unfinished or a weird design choice, not janky + annoying performance.
It's over my personal threshold of playable, now.
Also, awesome news about the performance
Thanks man :)
I appreciate it.
Thanks man :)
I appreciate it.