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Special Edition: Around the Verse - Alien Languages - Star Citizen Videos - MMORPG.com

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 3,129
edited January 2017 in Videos Discussion

imageSpecial Edition: Around the Verse - Alien Languages - Star Citizen Videos - MMORPG.com

The Star Citizen site has been updated with a new video that features an interview with a "xenolinguistics" expert named Britton Watkins. Watkins is charged with the creation of the Vanduul and Xi'An languages for the game and has worked on Star Trek Into Darkness among other projects.

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  • MegilindirMegilindir Member UncommonPosts: 221
    Hollywood related Xenolinguistics...

    And they are still very serious when they talk about this.

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  • TimEisenTimEisen ColumnistMember EpicPosts: 3,293
    Someone's been going to the movies.
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  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,619
    When you have 130 million to whizz away, only the best in Xenolinguistics will do!
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  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,622
    Talonsin said:
    When you have 130 million to whizz away, only the best in Xenolinguistics will do!


    It's Star Citizen potlatch!


    That said, just like story elements, you don't want your general run of programmers and coders to design a language. 

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

  • JakdstripperJakdstripper Member RarePosts: 2,399
    that's the Smeagol guy!.... now i know for sure Chris Roberts is wasting huge money on total crap.
  • RPGMASTERGAMERRPGMASTERGAMER Member UncommonPosts: 516
    how you say in Alien Languages: you got scammed fool

  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Member RarePosts: 1,247
    how you say in Alien Languages: you got scammed fool

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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Talonsin said:
    When you have 130 million to whizz away, only the best in Xenolinguistics will do!
    QAPLA!!!

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  • Asm0deusAsm0deus Member EpicPosts: 3,001
    Daj, vaj tlhIngan Segh ta' taH wIlegh SIv.

    Brenics ~ Just to point out I do believe Chris Roberts is going down as the man who cheated backers and took down crowdfunding for gaming.

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  • renstarensta Member RarePosts: 617
    Cool i guess, like these are going to be playable races? Or just npc?

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    Basically clicking away text windows ruins every MMO, try to have fun instead of rushing things. Without story and lore all there is left is a bunch of mechanics.
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  • MensurMensur Member RarePosts: 854
    This game will be in development for the next 10 years and when it releases..all of the fan boys will be *salty.

    This is a waste of money!! a complete f"#¤"#¤ Waste!

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  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,911
    It's great to see a team that has the ambition to create the best and has the budget to realise those ambitions !

    Attention to detail is what sets exceptional projects apart from "quick money grabs". The SC backers appreciate that, and understand that "Rome was not built in a day"...

  • alakramalakram Member UncommonPosts: 2,294
    In my opinion, hiring an expert to develop your alien languages is a cool idea. That gives quality to your finished product.



  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,408
    edited January 2017
    Talonsin said:
    When you have 130 million to whizz away, only the best in Xenolinguistics will do!
    I wonder what the publicity value of involving this person is though?

    At the end of the day it won't cost that much, it will add to the game and if it generates extra sales this could be a win-win.

    Now if only they would have a word with Dr. Jack Cohen DSc, PhD, BSc about alien biology ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Cohen_(scientist)
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi Member RarePosts: 1,328
    How to create an Alien Language 101

    Step 1: Scribble 26 Alien "letters"

    Step 2: Assign each scribbled letter to the corresponding English alphabet letters.

    If you need readable Alien language in order to sound more legit, for example like "Vagh huk icm onn?" then proceed to Step 3.

    Step 3: Randomize the positions of the English alphabet with the corresponding scribbled Alien letters.

    For example Scribble number 1 is Letter number A when writing in scribbled Alien letters, but when typing out, the A becomes for example H.

    That will not make a 1 to 1 copy and will be sure to fool even the most critic of linguist.

    Optional Step 4: Produce more JPEG ship sales in order to have better Alien scribbled type face fonts.
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  • TekaelonTekaelon Member UncommonPosts: 604
    maybe it will work or it won't. I still feel Roberts is making the game of his dreams. An immersive rich universe worth exploring. Fortunately none of the enlightened game designers on these forums will not be influencing SC game design. The same people he scream for something different yet demand that nothing change.
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,691
    So they are done with Earth and now moving their crowdfunding campaign to an alien world? :awesome:

    Joking! I kinda like this decision.
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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,447
    Its really nice to see they are working hard on the PU and ships that have been promised for several years.
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,557
    lol...Is there any doubt now that he has spending all his time playing Hollywood director instead of building a game?
    This is way over done and way too costly wasting a lot of money.You know how much a good Hollywood movie costs?Then you realize it is only 90 minutes of enjoyment,you then realize this is not viable in a game where players want longevity,not walk in with your popcorn and walk out 90 minutes later.

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,557

    Elsabolts said:

    Its really nice to see they are working hard on the PU and ships that have been promised for several years.



    They don't work on ships,they are outsourced.So the whole big picture is that ANOTHER company is feeding the money treadmill,NOT the SC team.This here si what the SC team has been forced to do a LOT of because Chris has always wanted to be a Hollywood director but is no where near talented enough so he BUYS his own way in.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,973
    edited January 2017
    Wizardry said:
    They don't work on ships,they are outsourced.
    This is wrong. They are the ones who work on ships, within the UK and LA studios, you can easily find the many updates on ship status, behind the scenes and such you'll see the CIG employees on them and you even know wich designer is assigned to X wich ship.
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