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Star Citizen - Citizen Convention 2017 Survival Guide

ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,232
https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen/comments/6ngyf7/citizencon_2017_survival_guide/

By user Legoan


"Hi,

this year’s CitizenCon will be held on Friday 27th October at the Capitol Theater in Offenbach, near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The Adress is Kaiserstraße 106, 63065 Offenbach. Offenbach is a separate city, but is close-by Frankfurt am Main.

I live near the city and will be there, too. This is a small survival guide for Citizens around the world who will visit for the first time.

Transportation

First of all, transport. I recommend traveling by train. It’s called S-Bahn and U-Bahn for the local connections. Also tram (Straßenbahn), bus (Buss) and taxi are possible. Here is a map about the important stations and also the website from the RMV, where you can get detailed information about the travel plans:

http://imgur.com/a/9qdXE

https://www.rmv.de/en/

https://www.bahn.com/i/view/index.shtml

For the ones who arrive on the airport. FRA is one of the largest airports in the world, so bring some time crossing it. The fastest way to go the capitol from the airport is with the line S8 or S9 with the direction Hanau. Your destination is Offenbach – Ledermuseum. And yes, there is a leather museum in Offenbach.

Please note: You have to buy a ticket before you enter the train. Sometimes a controller will check your ticket and you have to pay 60 €, if you don’t have one. S-Bahn and U-Bahn are driving until circa 1 AM. After this there are night lines per bus.

http://www.nachtbus-frankfurt.de/33345.en.startseite_english_.html

https://www.rmv.de/linkableblob/de/39784-97600/data/Netzplan_Nachtbus_Frankfurt_RheinMain.jpg

You can buy your ticket from the bus driver.

Traditional drinks and food

Some traditional foods and drinks are Schnitzel with Grüner Soße (Green Sauce) and Apfelwein (Cider). I would recommend German beer.

http://europeupclose.com/article/the-local-cuisine-of-frankfurt-germany/

Landmarks

Some landsmarks you can visit. The Römer is a nice place and has the city hall. Next to it is the Eiserner Steg, a bridge with a nice few for the skyline of Frankfurt. Here is a link for some more landmarks:

http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=317578

Shopping

Want to buy some stuff? I recommend the Zeil. It’s one of the biggest street with high street retail. It also includes MyZeil, a shopping centre build a few years ago. The Skyline Plaza is also a big shopping centre near the Frankfurt main train station. Here are some more opportunities.

https://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/en/Discover-Experience/Shopping-in-Frankfurt

Party

Party time! If you want go out for a drink, Frankfurt Sachsenhausen is the place to go. It’s a district from Frankfurt with a lot of bars and pubs. Lokalbahnhof is the nearest S-Bahn station. You find the location here:

https://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/en/Media/Attractions/Buildings/Old-Sachsenhausen

Or you want to visit a club. The MTW and Robert Johnson are located in the same building and play mostly electronic music. The THW or Tanzhaus West is also a club for house and techno I recommend. If you want to visit a club with metal and rock try the Final Destination.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/club.aspx?id=6527

https://www.tripadvisor.de/Attraction_Review-g187337-d5223400-Reviews-Tanzhaus_West-Frankfurt_Hesse.html

https://de.foursquare.com/v/final-destination/4b05884ef964a52095bd22e3

I hope this helped. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I try to update this thread and post it again, if the CitizenCon 2017 comes near.

Have a nice day.

Greetings"


https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/16122-CitizenCon-2947-Exploring-New-Worlds


https://robertsspaceindustries.com/rsvp/RSVP-CitizenCon-2017



Have fun


Octagon7711
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Comments

  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,839
    Despite our disagreements, you are a gentleman and a scholar.   

    Hats off to the  reddit OP as well.
    Octagon7711Erillion

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,342
    Sweet, where do I buy my concept tickets?
    Octagon7711
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    It's interesting that they focus more on Germany than they do in the UK, perhaps it's the game's biggest audience outside US.
    Octagon7711
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275


    Sweet, where do I buy my concept tickets?
    All gone, the tickets are vaporware I tell you!
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    edited October 2017
    So this just happened: https://www.facebook.com/MyRadar/photos/a.261016400622168.64983.193929503997525/1714758415247952/?type=3&theater



    Question is indeed what has one of the world's must used weather apps to do with this citcon... 


    Proper showcase of planetary weather at last? hmm

    MyRadar doing SC's weather App? I'm confuse O_o
    Babuinix
  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Member RarePosts: 1,247
    Bring cash or credit card, get on knees in front of the all mighty cash shop and be joyous with the collective for you devotion in the form of $$.


  • OrinoriOrinori Member RarePosts: 751
    MaxBacon said:
    So this just happened: https://www.facebook.com/MyRadar/photos/a.261016400622168.64983.193929503997525/1714758415247952/?type=3&theater



    Question is indeed what has one of the world's must used weather apps to do with this citcon... 


    Proper showcase of planetary weather at last? hmm

    MyRadar doing SC's weather App? I'm confuse O_o
    I don't know what that app looks like and I don't have facebook :/

    intriguing though.
  • BabuinixBabuinix Member EpicPosts: 3,058
    They already hinted at several weather conditions, with the focus of CitizenCon in 3.0.

    Considering last years presentation in a planet with a big plenitude of biomes from mountains to plains, snow to desert and water it's a great time to showcase the improvements done by the magic germans to the planetary quality, what's shown in 3.0 it's already very good but there's always room for improvement and optimization.

  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    Orinori said:
    I don't know what that app looks like and I don't have facebook :/

    intriguing though.
    It's this app: http://myradar.com/

    This shows there's something between them and CIG to be announced at Citcon, it only makes sense to be something relating to weather, but then again the involvement of that company on the mix I can't tell what may come from there.
    Orinori
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    edited October 2017
    The Pioneer to be announced tomorrow is now confirmed as a ship for construction of modular bases on planets.



    Was wondering about why they had a 40-50 PCs setup for this Citizencon, a side of playable 3.0 stuff it seems they'll let people try out FOIP.
    Orinori
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,232
    edited October 2017

    "CitizenCon Schedule

    October 20th, 2017

    Greetings Citizen!

    CitizenCon 2947 is happening next Friday in Frankfurt. As we mentioned last week, this year’s format is going to be a little different. Attendees can spend the day talking with devs, participating in Q&As, getting their hands on the game, and enjoying other fun activities. Here is the lineup of the presentations and panels;

    Time Topic Presenter
    15:00 CitizenCon Opening Address Chris Roberts
    15:30 Enhancing Mocap Data w/ Procedural Systems Ivo Herzeg, Jason Cole, Steven Bender
    16:30 Graphics and Tech development for Star Engine Alistair Brown & Sean Tracy
    17:30 Xi’an history, Physiology, and Language Josh Herman, Dave Haddock, Britton Watkins
    18:30 The Art and Tech of Stanton Ian Leyland, Pascal Muller, Michel Kooper
    19:30 The Consolidated Outland Pioneer Paul Jones, Todd Papy, John Crewe
    21:00 CitizenCon Keynote Address Chris Roberts

    [All times are UTC +2]

    We'll be broadcasting on Twitch throughout the event, and there are plenty of ways for you to watch with fellow Star Citizen supporters. Check the Top Stories section to find the closest fan-organized event near you, and more details about everything happening at CitizenCon 2947.

    Sincerely, 

    The Star Citizen Team"


    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/16174-CitizenCon-2947-Details


    Have fun

  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    edited October 2017
    Attendant streaming citcon, official streams starting soon

    https://go.twitch.tv/eramur

    People playing with FOIP attm.
    Orinori
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    edited October 2017


    The ship model on the citcon is the Sabre Raven, a stealth infiltrator. It's flight ready for 3.0.

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/ships/sabre/Sabre-Raven
    Erillion
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,232
    An unannounced presentation by Sean Tracy added to the schedule ....

    sounds interesting.


    Have fun
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    edited October 2017
    The intro is to happen, for those who want to follow: https://go.twitch.tv/starcitizen

    For now perhaps if they have a live demo it will be at the end (the keynote doesn't specify what it will be).

    But this is to be a long stream due the format changes gg
  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Member RarePosts: 1,247
    MaxBacon said:
    The intro is to happen, for those who want to follow: https://go.twitch.tv/starcitizen

    For now perhaps if they have a live demo it will be at the end (the keynote doesn't specify what it will be).

    But this is to be a long stream due the format changes gg
    Format changes....decoded.

    Stuff wasn't ready as usual so we had to throw in some fluff and hype.
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,232
    Sabre Raven with every Intel Optane 900P SSD  (exclusive ship) - looks cool, they showed video.

    The model is shown upthread.

    150 of the SSDs given to people in the audium. Nice !


    Have fun
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    Format changes....decoded.

    Stuff wasn't ready as usual so we had to throw in some fluff and hype.
    Not at all. Simply instead of being just a big event in stage it will let people even get hands-on with some playable stuff over just showing stuff.
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    edited October 2017
    So the conference starts with Intel now, announcing the Octane SSD's.

    A the new Sabre ship is Exclusive for purchasing one Octane SSD.

    A side of that people in Citcon going to get one for free (150), that is a pretty good deal being those SSD's 400$.
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,232
    MaxBacon said:
    Format changes....decoded.

    Stuff wasn't ready as usual so we had to throw in some fluff and hype.
    Not at all. Simply instead of being just a big event in stage it will let people even get hands-on with some playable stuff over just showing stuff.
    Puts the CONVENTION into Citizen Convention 2017.


    Have fun
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,232
    edited October 2017
    Looks like a 98 % male audience. Quite a bit of cosplayers. A lot of orgs are there in force, many with their own org T-shirts and badges.

    Interesting presentation about natural movement over uneven terrain, slopes and stairs.

    Next presentation is on "How to get one frame of Star Citizen on the screen". And the intro movie is enlightening - so many layers that form a single picture !

    Long intricate presentatin on Xian - culture, language, technology, history.

    Now a presentation on the Stanton system, its planets, moons and the different corporations (and how they shape the planet's visual style).


    Have fun
    Post edited by Erillion on
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,275
    edited October 2017
    The first panel was rather cool, it really shows that technical challenge on all the details and edge cases that come from the game-world, just those small changes on movement and adaption to terrain make such a difference. It's like as commonly said "The devil is in the details". 
  • boris20boris20 Member UncommonPosts: 391
    I must say, hats off to the Op for such a write up. 
    Erillion
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,232
    edited October 2017
    130 pages of diplomatic documents of Human - Xian interaction uploaded to Spectrum SC forum. Including videos.

    You can learn to speak and read Xian.




    That linguist hired because of the SC stretch goal was quite busy.


    Have fun

    Post edited by Erillion on
    Orinori
  • OrinoriOrinori Member RarePosts: 751
    Erillion said:
    130 pages of diplomatic documents of Human - Xian interaction uploaded to Spectrum SC forum. Including videos.

    You can learn to speak and read Xian.

    That linguist hired because of the SC stretch goal was quite busy.


    Have fun
    Any link? I hate spectrum :(
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