Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands

The Roberts Space Industries website announces that access to the Arena Commander multiplayer module for Star Citizen is now available to all backers of this crowd-sourced space combat game with alpha access or an Arena Commander Pass, adding: "Multiplayer will also be available to anyone who picks up an Arena Commander pass going forward." There is an update at the end of the post noting there have been some issues rolling this out that they are working on. Here's word on the change and the state of the game:
Thank you to every backer who has helped get us to this point. Your feedback has been absolutely essential in improving Arena Commander and the multiplayer experience. Thank you for your forum posts, your Twitch streams, your bug reports and your patience with the process. The knowledge we’ve gained from this tiered rollout goes well beyond just this release: it’s going to benefit how we launch every single future module and ultimately the Star Citizen Persistent Universe.

Remember: this is still a pre-alpha module! That means we still have plenty of work to do. The team is now working hard to add many planned features (like keybindings, scoreboards and additional ships) and also to improve what we’ve already created. In the coming weeks, expect to see a lot of work on game balance and Arena Commander’s game rules (where players spawn, how a kill is calculated, how the matchmaking server decides to connect users and the like.) Your continued thoughts on how the game plays will be invaluable in this process!
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Aug 8, 2014, 15:34
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InBlack wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 06:27:
Star Citizen is Squadron42

Based on what I know, and suspect, Squadron 42 will be fantastic and worthy of being called a Wing Commander sequel.

The persistent universe however will assuredly be problematic and luckily for you, mostly ignorable, like the naysayers and yesmen!
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Its kind of telling how any negativity towards Star Citizen is automatically interpreted by the yesmen as somehow destructive and detrimental to the development of the actual game itself.

Like the naysayers are Sith Lords or something and are using their magical dark powers to secretly sabotage Chris's brain waves and are sowing discord among the developers.

Jesus Christ on a Space Rocket, all I ever wanted out of Star Citizen is Squadron42, is it so terrible that Im pissed off at the feature creep and the snake oil pitches that Chris has been throwing since basically day one???
I have a nifty blue line!
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Aug 8, 2014, 04:47
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands Aug 8, 2014, 04:47
Aug 8, 2014, 04:47
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 19:10:
A gaming news site, with greater focus on PC games, talking about one of the biggest PC games on the horizon and the ability for more PC gamers to play the first released portion now?

The audacity! We should be talking about other stuff.. like the Kardashians! duhhhhhhhhhhh Flamethrower Trollbashing

one of the biggest PC games on the horizon

woow woow woow easy now dude easy now Book
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Aug 7, 2014, 23:51
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands Aug 7, 2014, 23:51
Aug 7, 2014, 23:51
 
Yeah this game will have single player. It will let players setup their own custom servers, private, fully modable.
They will release the mod tools. For those not wanting to partake in the official server, there will be loads of custom ones by fans.

I don't know why this game generates so much hate when they are actually trying to do what PC fans usually whine about not having.
In anycase, I'm in the same boat as above, backed a while ago and am waiting on a more finished product. I'm in no rush and wish them the best of luck to get this going. I also appreciate all the information they are releasing to the public, it's entertainment in and of itself.
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Aug 7, 2014, 19:30
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Aug 7, 2014, 19:30
 
soooo I need to pay to play?
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Aug 7, 2014, 19:19
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Aug 7, 2014, 19:19
 
Harrowing wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 15:25:
*snip*
I'm hardly "offended". I just hate to see a site I've been visiting for more than a decade, fall over in style and dignity.

My apologies, I forgot I was on Harrowingnews.com, carry on directing us to news that matters.
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands
Aug 7, 2014, 19:10
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands Aug 7, 2014, 19:10
Aug 7, 2014, 19:10
 
A gaming news site, with greater focus on PC games, talking about one of the biggest PC games on the horizon and the ability for more PC gamers to play the first released portion now?

The audacity! We should be talking about other stuff.. like the Kardashians! duhhhhhhhhhhh Flamethrower Trollbashing
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands
Aug 7, 2014, 18:44
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands Aug 7, 2014, 18:44
Aug 7, 2014, 18:44
 
So, any feed back, good, bad or otherwise, from those who have played SC in player Vs player?

How is the net code?
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Aug 7, 2014, 18:20
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Aug 7, 2014, 18:20
 
Creston wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:13:
The game has... what, 600000 backers or so? I'd be curious to know how many people have AC access, and how many of them are actually playing. If they're handling several hundred thousand people playing at once, that'd be a good sign.

Well, I backed it a long time ago and I haven't touched the game or followed anything since. This is mainly because I backed it since the gaming world has seen extremely few space sims and I wanted one to play again like Freespace 2.

I have arena commander loaded on my computer but I still have yet to even try it out, I like polished products so I think I'll just sit on this for a long ass time until they release this.

Also: my same thoughts are about wasteland 2.
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Aug 7, 2014, 16:43
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Harrowing wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:29:
Star Citizen farts, Bluesnews posts about it. It's getting a bit ridiculous now.

When people drop over $1000 on virtual ships, it's guaranteed to draw some posts. At a minimum from those who invested that kind of money in it. It's the biggest crowd funded pay-to-win game in history.
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Tumbler wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 15:24:
There are just over 500,000 currently and the most recent update from CIG is everyone has access now. I've never seen them talk about how many are playing. Based on my experience I'd say very few past the first week they got in. The lack of custom controls has me waiting. I'd rather play after I can set controls in the game.

This.
My one big disappointment with SC after playing Elite was the difference between SC's Uncoupled the way it's set up and Elite's being able to use a Hat for Side to Side, Up and Down movement along with another button to let you spin on the axis quite easily. Until you can customize the controls dogfighting is meh. But it's an Alpha, it'll come eventually.
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands
Aug 7, 2014, 15:25
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands Aug 7, 2014, 15:25
Aug 7, 2014, 15:25
 
Dacron wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 14:20:
Harrowing wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:29:
Star Citizen farts, Bluesnews posts about it.

It's getting a bit ridiculous now.

No doubt. Gaming news, on a gaming site ? The audacity.

This isn't gaming news. Not in any respectable way anyway.

Dacron wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 14:20:
And they never garner any attention. No comments, no waves of people clicking to rage (potentially increasing ad revenue, supporting the site.)

Raging by the same people, praise by the same people. It's boring and repetitive.
But I like it that you agree it's not newsworthy news.

Dacron wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 14:20:
We should just go without it, because a few might be offended so badly they can't avoid clicking on it and venting.

I'm hardly "offended". I just hate to see a site I've been visiting for more than a decade, fall over in style and dignity.

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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands
Aug 7, 2014, 15:24
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands Aug 7, 2014, 15:24
Aug 7, 2014, 15:24
 
There are just over 500,000 currently and the most recent update from CIG is everyone has access now. I've never seen them talk about how many are playing. Based on my experience I'd say very few past the first week they got in. The lack of custom controls has me waiting. I'd rather play after I can set controls in the game.
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Dacron wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 14:20:
Harrowing wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:29:
Star Citizen farts, Bluesnews posts about it.

It's getting a bit ridiculous now.

No doubt. Gaming news, on a gaming site ? The audacity.

And they never garner any attention. No comments, no waves of people clicking to rage (potentially increasing ad revenue, supporting the site.)

We should just go without it, because a few might be offended so badly they can't avoid clicking on it and venting.

Yeah, it would be different if no one posted, but just looking at the first page of the new forum, I count threads with 13 and 39 posts, and one on the side with 40. Good or bad, people want to talk about it.

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Aug 7, 2014, 14:20
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Aug 7, 2014, 14:20
 
Harrowing wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:29:
Star Citizen farts, Bluesnews posts about it.

It's getting a bit ridiculous now.

No doubt. Gaming news, on a gaming site ? The audacity.

And they never garner any attention. No comments, no waves of people clicking to rage (potentially increasing ad revenue, supporting the site.)

We should just go without it, because a few might be offended so badly they can't avoid clicking on it and venting.
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Aug 7, 2014, 13:11
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Aug 7, 2014, 13:11
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 10:56:
For a second there I though that CR had announced an expansion for a game that's years away from release. Wouldnt even surprise me. Not one little bit.

An expansion [for Squadron 42] has already been announced during the KS and it will be free for all veteran or original or both sorts of backers... like I give a fuck or could even remember!
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Aug 7, 2014, 13:09
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Aug 7, 2014, 13:09
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:12:
Jamil20 wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 10:28:
Piracy without dog fighting? That would be interesting.

Pirate: Merchant vessel, drop your cargo or I will leave!
Merchant: No.
Pirate: Hm, okay. Bye.

Maybe he means illegally downloading movies.

Steam: SpectralMeat
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Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Access Expands
Aug 7, 2014, 12:29
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Aug 7, 2014, 12:29
 
Star Citizen farts, Bluesnews posts about it.

It's getting a bit ridiculous now.
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Aug 7, 2014, 12:29
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Aug 7, 2014, 12:29
 
This game will remain pre-alpha as long as the slow people continue to tribute to it.
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Aug 7, 2014, 12:13
 
The game has... what, 600000 backers or so? I'd be curious to know how many people have AC access, and how many of them are actually playing. If they're handling several hundred thousand people playing at once, that'd be a good sign.
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