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  • Star Citizen - Squadron 42 Update

    Erillion said:
    spankybus said:
    Erillion said:
    You DO know that solar panels on the dark side of the moon are fully functional, do you not? 

    Just because WE cannot see that side does not stop the sun shining on it most of the time ;-) 

    Have fun
    Yes, they literally work...half the time? Was I being too generous? :-)
    They DO work all the time.

    If the sun does not shine, they get a lot of reflected light from Earth.

    You can also place them in a crater near the pole on the dark side. 100 % illumination.

    Like SQ42 ... do it the smart way ... and it works. 100 % of the time. At optimal performance. Even if it takes some time to get there. Like the solar panels on the lunar poles on the rim of a dark side crater.
    Moon's rotation around its own axis and rotation around Earth both take same amount of time, and as a result same side of the Moon is always visible from Earth.

    Which means Dark side of the Moon is never visible from Earth and never gets any light reflected from Earth either.
  • Star Citizen - Squadron 42 Update

    Kyleran said:
    Erillion said:
    In many ways it's a surprisingly reserved statement about Squadron 42.

    Where does this put the release date?
    I understand it will be announced in December

    --> "....and share our roadmap for its completion."

    Yes, quite a reserved statement. That is why I think this sounds more like Erin Roberts, not Chris Roberts. Has a factual, realistic undertone, less of an exuberant tone.

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    I doubt they'll provide a target delivery date in December.

    Sharing the roadmap to completion sounds more like a list of outstanding features and tasks and the order they'll be worked on.

    Perhaps I've been jaded by CUs endless map to beta with no actual dates.

    I guess we'll find out soon. 
    Even if they would share some estimated date, it would mean nothing.

    They've got a long history of making estimates like Star Citizen release in 2014, first episode of Squadron 42 release in 2015, Star Citizen release in 2016, Alpha 3.0 release in 2016, etc. At this point an estimation from them isn't worth anything.

    If they'd provide a firm release date instead of estimate it would be different, but if they were going to do something like that then I think they'd try everything in their power to make it main feature of CitizenCon. Roadmap is just fancy word for yet another plan.
  • Time to upgrade

    Quizzical said:
    Getting an SSD strikes me as most of the point of this upgrade.  Replacing an eight year old hard drive is also a good idea, as by now it's living on borrowed time and should not be relied upon.  If you continue to use the old hard drive, make sure it's only for things where it wouldn't be terribly bothersome if it abruptly died and the data was unrecoverable.
    If you buy a SSD, then it's easy enough to store most important information on that SSD and keep the old disk for storing less important stuff.

    I'd suggest keeping your old HDD and getting 500GB SSD.
  • Star Citizen - Alpha 3.0 out to Evocati player testers

    Orinori said:

    edit: "Even with 3.0, it is pretty clear it's missing tons of stuff promoted as a part of it in  official statements last year." What tons of stuff is it missing?

  • A Growing Subscription Base to Rival WoW's Heyday & F2P 'Could' Happen - Final Fantasy XIV - MMORPG.

    gervaise1 said:
    Vrika said:

    The number for FF XIV is 10 million cumulative accounts, with trial accounts included.

    WoW had more than 100 million accounts back in December 2013:

    You should edit the WoW comparison in article accordingly, or remove the comparison completely.
    @Vrika ;What the press release says is 10M cumulative players as of today - which includes those playing using a trial account.
    It doesn't say they have passed 10M total accounts - that number is presumably higher.

    So the comparison with WoW's 12M is accurate-ish. Except FFXIV's includes trial acounts (but as I pointed out in my post above includes at least 6M subs) whereas WoW's 12M doesn't include people on a trial to level 20.

    The equivalent ESO number, for example, would be 7M - as last announced. (Unless someone has seen them give out a higher number).
    What do you think cumulative means?

    It means everyone they've counted as a player at any point in the life of the game. For FF XIV that number is now 10 million, for WoW that number was 100 million in December 2013.


    1. Incorporating all current and previous data up to the present or at the time of measuring or collating"