Day 2: Game Version 2.6.3
I really wanted to get some screenshots and share in this but I can’t for the life of me get anything anyone tells me to work. No, F12 does not work no matter what a google search says. I don’t even have a screenshot folder in my game file.
Anyway, this game is far from done. Your “player menu” that you use to get to your missions, journal, etc, has 80% of its windows unusable with the words “coming soon” on them. That aside, this game is very pretty…. god is it pretty! If the basic player menu isn’t done that’s gotta mean at least a year, maybe two, right??
After finally screwing around with the options, I got my Xbox gamepad all set up and all the inverts working right!! I also figured out how to call the ship to the hangar. Not only is the hangar where you customize your ship, this is also your player housing it seems. I accidentally placed a trophy case against one of the walls trying to figure out why there was little green markers on the floor. There’s a couple elevators around the area that go to a second-floor catwalk that has several doors around the perimeter. None of them open at this time but it has the potential to be huge if they plan to make them operational in the future.
Since I only have a poor pleb ship that was already outfitted, there isn’t much else to do in the hangar in this version of the game so off we go to the Space Port section to be rammed by other players! Yipee!
Well… I just finished trying to do some missions in Crusader to earn some money and each destination I had to go to to fix the comms or whatever had a damn pirate there that smoked me. Aiming with fixed guns on the Aurora was very hard for me. I had what I think to be missile lock and hit the missiles and I think they clipped the top of my ship and blew me up….. twice. The dog fighting is not bad. I’d say it’s on par with Elite Dangerous for any of you that have played that. There is a bad bug with the pirate dialogue after killing you that plays over and over in triplet.
I am now bankrupt and can’t afford to buy my ship back, lol.
After some quick reading it appears I may be able to do some of the other game types and earn some money back since I cannot do it by using my ship that I cannot pay for now.
That’s gonna do it for this section. Next time I’ll touch on one of the other sections of the game. I think there is CQC ship battles and FPS skirmishes left!
One thing that has been blazing around the internet as of late is micro-transactions. SC has recently come out with the option to buy plots of land. There is a $50 and $100 option. Of course, there are already articles out poking at them for even considering this. These can be bought with in-game credits as well but they won’t have the bonuses that paid ones have. I have not looked in to what those bonuses are at this time.
It got me thinking though …… can you fairly throw SC under the bus for that, when from the very beginning they ask for large sums of money for in-game stuff to go towards development? Our very own Jammer had this to say about what he would do if he bought land in Star Citizen.
Obviously this was said in jest but anyone playing SC that came across that theoretical sign in their $500 ship would scoff and fly off.