Star Citizen Free-Fly Event Underway

The latest Free-Fly even is now underway for Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium's long-in-development space game. The Roberts Space Industries Website has the details, revealing that this time around each day will feature vehicles from a different ship manufacturer for your sampling pleasure. Here's word:
To celebrate this year’s premier aerospace event, and commemorate our anniversary, we’re launching a Free-Fly event. From November 24th through December 5th, you have the chance to try some of Star Citizen’s most iconic vehicles for free.

Here’s how it works:

During the promotion, anyone can join Star Citizen’s Persistent Universe. It’s free to experience the game first-hand, but to get out there and start exploring, you’ll need a ship.

Starting on November 24th, every day at 2pm UTC, a different ship manufacturer will make its fleet available for 24 hours. The Free-Fly will end with a celebration of the ships that made it to the final four of the recent Ship Showdown tournament. There may also be some surprises in store for those of you who make the trek out to ArcCorp’s Area18, so stay tuned.

Check out the schedule below to plan your test flights. Have fun and fly safe!
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 19:25:
This game could have really benefited from an Agile software development approach: build out your minimum viable product, ship it, and add on to it from there. Frontier took this approach with E:D, and it has created much player satisfaction.

What's nuts is that Frontier is *still* shipping content updates years after launch for the cost of the regular game plus Frontiers. You'd have though they would kick out at least 1-2 more paid content expansions but nope. Apparently people *really* like the cosmetics store.
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Thakk wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 14:45:
I've dropped about $1k on the promise of CR's vision. I hope it comes to fruition. I'm fine with the spent funds. Will I be contributing anymore funds in the short-term? No. I've given enough. If/when the IP ships, that's when I'll determine to give more.

As a former Project Manager of software developers, I've been having a blast following the ups and downs and I've met some great people along the way. I know all to well the JIRA jargoon and Project Manager speak they've incorporated these past few years. It's a slog, no doubt about it, especially with scope creep. I wish them the best of luck.

Thanks for your contributions. I'm glad you're enjoying your exposure to the development process.

I really want this to succeed, but it's hard to see it happening with all of the ridiculous scope creep: real time facial mapping, ice cube physics, continuous new ship designs, etc. All of these things could have been added after an initial launch of the base game.

This game could have really benefited from an Agile software development approach: build out your minimum viable product, ship it, and add on to it from there. Frontier took this approach with E:D, and it has created much player satisfaction.
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Nov 24, 2019, 18:07
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 16:52:
WaltC wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 11:45:
Wake me when the game(s) come out of alpha.
I agree, wake me when we have interstellar flight.

Sleep tight
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Nov 24, 2019, 17:35
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Nov 24, 2019, 17:35
 
Ahhhh.... Star Citizen. The scam that keeps on scamming.
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Nov 24, 2019, 17:29
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Nov 24, 2019, 17:29
 
And each one of those virtual ships is available to you for only several thousand dollars a pop! What a bargain!!!
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Nov 24, 2019, 16:52
 
WaltC wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 11:45:
Wake me when the game(s) come out of alpha.
I agree, wake me when we have interstellar flight.
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Nov 24, 2019, 16:43
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Nov 24, 2019, 16:43
 
I think I spent a little over $300 on this kickstarter. During the first year things were getting released I uninstalled the game due to massive updated patches and haven't looked back since. My thinking is, once my kid hits double digits, it might be ready. If not......no big deal. Maybe by retirement age? Who knows lol
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 13:51:
I'm not sure it's even in alpha.

Ha-ha--good one...!...;) Very strange. But it actually isn't the weirdest money-pit I've ever seen--that title belongs to the [Death] Shroud of the Avatar, imo...!....;)
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Nov 24, 2019, 15:07
 
Maybe they are hoping Microsoft wants to buy this title from CR as well, to help launch their new console.
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:45
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:45
 
I've dropped about $1k on the promise of CR's vision. I hope it comes to fruition. I'm fine with the spent funds. Will I be contributing anymore funds in the short-term? No. I've given enough. If/when the IP ships, that's when I'll determine to give more.

As a former Project Manager of software developers, I've been having a blast following the ups and downs and I've met some great people along the way. I know all to well the JIRA jargoon and Project Manager speak they've incorporated these past few years. It's a slog, no doubt about it, especially with scope creep. I wish them the best of luck.
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:24
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:24
 
Status quo for me... I still value drive space over reinstalling this game.
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:19
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:19
 
WaltC wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 11:45:
Wake me when the game(s) come out of alpha.

It's not even in the pre-alpha stage.
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:15
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afka Rossini wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 14:09:
This game is still worth every penny I've ever spent on it.

How many pennies did you spend on it? (da dum psst)
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:09
 
This game is still worth every penny I've ever spent on it.
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Nov 24, 2019, 14:03
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Gojo wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 12:36:
Sempai wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 12:05:
I have a close friend who is in SO deep on this fucking game.. To the tune of 2-3 grand now..on those silly goddamn ships they keep promising.

It feels like a cult honestly..
I have a buddy who splurged and built a extreme gaming rig to play this... 4 years ago.

This is too fucking funny...
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Nov 24, 2019, 13:52
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Sempai wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 12:05:
It feels like a cult honestly..

Well, that's because it is, at least for some.
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Nov 24, 2019, 13:51
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WaltC wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 11:45:
Wake me when the game(s) come out of alpha.

I'm not sure it's even in alpha.
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Nov 24, 2019, 13:34
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Nov 24, 2019, 13:34
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CHRIS ROBERTS STAR CITIZEN FREE-FLY EVENT!
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Re: Star Citizen Free-Fly Event Underway
Nov 24, 2019, 13:20
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Nov 24, 2019, 13:20
 
Wauuuuu free fly event , just wauuuu
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Nov 24, 2019, 12:56
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Nov 24, 2019, 12:56
 
Gojo wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 12:36:
Sempai wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 12:05:
I have a close friend who is in SO deep on this fucking game.. To the tune of 2-3 grand now..on those silly goddamn ships they keep promising.

It feels like a cult honestly..
I have a buddy who splurged and built a extreme gaming rig to play this... 4 years ago.
time to upgrade
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