Star Citizen Free Fly Week

Another free fly week is getting underway later today in Star Citizen, allowing you to be a free fly on the wall in Cloud Imperium's long-in-development crowdfunded space game. This celebrates Invictus Launch Week 2950 and involves the chance to try a rotating assortment of different spacecraft over the course of the next 11 days as outlined in this schedule. Here's an Invictus Launch Week 2950 Teaser Trailer and here's word:
Check out the verse’s biggest, best, and most iconic ships up-close at the Bevic Convention Center on ArcCorp. In addition, pilots can get hands-on test flights for free. With a rotating selection of manufacturer’s taking over the hall every few days, there’s never been a better time to discover everything that Star Citizen has to offer with free fly flights!

What: Known colloquially as Fleet Week, the Invictus Launch Week marks the period between Emancipation Day and Armistice Day and the beginning of the new year of recruits for the UEE Navy. To honor the citizens who signed up to defend the Human systems during this time, pilots will have the rare opportunity for Free Fly test flights, special promotions, community contests, and more, including a special in-game fire-works display to usher in the arrival of immense capital ships appearing in the ‘verse for the first time.
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Jun 5, 2020, 17:25
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Jun 5, 2020, 17:25
 
wtf are you even talking about!?! Are you high? Like right now?

How do you think the "crusade" started if it wasn't after I wrote that July 2015 blog? Did you see me saying ANYTHING about the project before that? Heck I was one of the original 2012 backers and completely forgot about it.

I know you guys like revisionist history; but your summary is preposterous - even for you.
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Jun 4, 2020, 08:58
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dsmart wrote on Jun 2, 2020, 15:15:
FYI. I don't have a crusade. I never did. They got me involved when they did this when I wrote that first blog in July 2015.

Ignoring that you've frequently misrepresented what happened inside the courtroom, on numerous occasions, Derek, with all due respect, you can't say "they got me involved when they did this when I wrote that first blog."

It's like saying someone else got you involved in a brawl when you punched them in the face. You had the first action there. You involved yourself.

And it was a crusade. You had endless blogs. You spent so much time blogging that it appeared to many outsiders that you'd stopped working on your own long-overdue Kickstarted game to full-time criticize them for being long overdue on their Kickstarted game.

You've moved on to bigger and better crusades online, against targets that manage to be even more incompetent, and I appreciate that. But don't remove your own responsibility, nor your hours upon hours upon hours of covering this despite no formal involvement.
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Jun 4, 2020, 08:39
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Tigger wrote on May 28, 2020, 12:46:
Kxmode wrote on May 28, 2020, 05:54:
That's okay. You can use 1337.me.

Nice, thanks. Very similar to crontab.guru

Goodness. Domains are getting way too goofy. Giggle
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Drayth wrote on May 26, 2020, 00:13:
As far as "#6" goes Mr. Smart is not acknowledging a few facts: A large portion of the initial claims were dropped, and the remaining were pretty much slaughtered by Amazon's response to Crytek about whether CIG was breaking their license agreement by using a different engine (Lumberyard).
"“Normally we wouldn’t discuss a customer relationship — those relationships are confidential and we take that very seriously. However, given the circumstances, we have asked CIG for authorization to share, and they have given approval. We can confirm that yes, Amazon did license Lumberyard to CIG in 2016, and we included Cryengine (what you licensed to us) as part of that license to CIG.”"

Immediately after that email Skadden dropped out (gee, I wonder why) and the whole thing began to wind down with Crytek hiring a smaller set of lawyers to handle the wrap up. Unfortunately the whole thing ended in a settlement, so no definitive "winner", but it's pretty easy to work out who had the stronger arm in the lawsuit.

Here's an older, yet still telling list of Mr. Smart predictions vs reality.

None of that is true. Not even close. Like at all.

I actually followed and documented the entire lawsuit from start to finish.

1) The Crytek v RSI/CIG lawsuit was filed on Dec 12, 2017.

2) The Crytek v RSI/CIG lawsuit settlement was finalized on Mar 23, 2020 (Note: 1 day before the trial).

The conclusion was that after Crytek found out (starts on p4) - through discovery - that CIG hadn't actually switched (1, 2) to Lumberyard as CIG had claimed, they [Crytek] decided to withdraw the lawsuit until SQ42 (the main target of the lawsuit) was released so that it would be conclusive proof that it in fact use CryEngine and not Lumberyard. 1, 2, 3, 4

The issue there is that CIG was being cagey about when SQ42 would actually release (Note: Beta was scheduled for Q1/2020, but has since been pushed to Q2/2020. But it was totally coming in 2017 though). Hence the reason that Crytek decided to press pause on the lawsuit in order to be able to refile once SQ42 had released (1). CIG obviously didn't want that hanging over their head - especially since it was already proven that they didn't actually switch engines - thus putting SQ42 at huge risk.

So, after CIG tried several times (via legal files) to settle with Crytek (who rebuffed it and opted to wait until discovery was over), this final settlement did go through. And several sources have told me that it was a financial settlement in which CIG paid Crytek to drop the claims and lawsuit once and for all. All this happened less than one month to the March 24, 2020 trial date.

Drayth wrote on May 26, 2020, 00:13:
I don't argue against anyone stating this game's taking too long to come out. I'm ok with the long development time as long as SQ42 gets here in the next year or two and shows the development time made for a great game. They want to go balls to the wall with SC universe, have at it. There's no mandatory subscription, and if the demand's there to continue funding the game with the model they're using, then it is what it is.

Mr. Smart's reality bending crusade is another matter, however.

So you think the discourse is about the "game taking too long to come out"? <---- lmao!!

FYI. I don't have a crusade. I never did. They got me involved when they did this when I wrote that first blog in July 2015.
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May 28, 2020, 20:19
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week May 28, 2020, 20:19
May 28, 2020, 20:19
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jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2020, 16:01:
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 18:59:
Drayth wrote on May 27, 2020, 16:05:
I'm going to go out on a limb and just say that I do believe you two have made your points. If anyone has anything new they want to add, have at it.

Peanut butter pancakes are amazing.

Chris Roberts is adding that to the roadmap as we speak. For realism.

Don't you mean the Chunky roadmap?
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May 28, 2020, 16:01
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Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 18:59:
Drayth wrote on May 27, 2020, 16:05:
I'm going to go out on a limb and just say that I do believe you two have made your points. If anyone has anything new they want to add, have at it.

Peanut butter pancakes are amazing.

Chris Roberts is adding that to the roadmap as we speak. For realism.
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May 28, 2020, 12:46
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Kxmode wrote on May 28, 2020, 05:54:
That's okay. You can use 1337.me.

Nice, thanks. Very similar to crontab.guru

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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
May 28, 2020, 05:54
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Tigger wrote on May 27, 2020, 21:39:
The Half Elf wrote on May 22, 2020, 16:12:
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART


Actually would love to know Derek's thoughts on the current state of the game.

Do you see what you did Half Elf? This is why we can't have nice things; this went from a 'look at the state of this game; 285Mil - 8 years in development and its still in Alpha to "0H my G0dz D3r3k IS 5UCH A n00b AND 7HI5 G4M3 R0CK0RZZZ!!

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The Half Elf wrote on May 22, 2020, 16:12:
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART


Actually would love to know Derek's thoughts on the current state of the game.

Do you see what you did Half Elf? This is why we can't have nice things; this went from a 'look at the state of this game; 285Mil - 8 years in development and its still in Alpha to "0H my G0dz D3r3k IS 5UCH A n00b AND 7HI5 G4M3 R0CK0RZZZ!!

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May 27, 2020, 18:59
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Drayth wrote on May 27, 2020, 16:05:
I'm going to go out on a limb and just say that I do believe you two have made your points. If anyone has anything new they want to add, have at it.

Peanut butter pancakes are amazing.
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May 27, 2020, 16:05
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May 27, 2020, 16:05
 
I'm going to go out on a limb and just say that I do believe you two have made your points. If anyone has anything new they want to add, have at it.
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May 27, 2020, 14:18
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 27, 2020, 11:44:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 27, 2020, 06:02:
It's funny how regardless of whether I defend or criticise the game I'm a fanboy. And when I prove you demonstrably wrong you switch to ad hominem attacks. Clearly I got to you.
You're right. I apologise. Sometimes I get carried away trolling Star Citizen fans.
See, that wasn't hard. Apology accepted.
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 27, 2020, 06:02:
It's funny how regardless of whether I defend or criticise the game I'm a fanboy. And when I prove you demonstrably wrong you switch to ad hominem attacks. Clearly I got to you.

There's that delusion again!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

You're definitely a fanboy.. you even just wrote it! hahahhahahaha
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 25, 2020, 12:45:
Obviously I'm a fan of the project. That much is public knowledge and I'm completely open about that. I've been to numerous events, met the developers, got signed merchandise and visited their UK studio; my total pledge to the game so far is over $1,500.

I'm having good fun with this. Thanks for the laughs!
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May 27, 2020, 06:02
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 17:57:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 26, 2020, 15:46:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
Did you even read my post? "I think Derek smart is going to be semi-right about this game".
I read that you 'love his crusade against Star Citizen'. You can dislike a game all you want but actively routing for it to fail is a different matter. Some would label you a troll.

Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
I haven't followed enough of this to care or know what he's right or wrong about.
How convenient. You've been trashing the game here for over half a decade and support what he's doing but then feign ignorance when it comes to the details.

Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
You've even started criticizing it.. which means he's basically semi-right.
I've been critical from the start. I backed the game on Kickstarter knowing full well I might lose my money and that nothing may come of the game. As it has progressed and milestones have been hit I've backed more. Now that progress has slowed I've stopped backing.

Below is a post I made back in 2017 where I advised people against buying the game and criticised the quality of the release and CIG's ability to hit milestones. I've been realistic about the project and the issues with it. Your attempt to paint me as a blind fan of the project is without merit.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 16:31:
I'm not interested in spending any more to support the game until there are regular content releases and significant progress. In fact I'd encourage people to hold off spending more until CIG can demonstrate the ability to deliver regular content updates. The 3.0 release was delayed by a year and it's far from a polished experience. There's also no word of when 3.1 will be released, let alone the other promises features.

Your insecurities are showing Crowngrin
It's funny how regardless of whether I defend or criticise the game I'm a fanboy. And when I prove you demonstrably wrong you switch to ad hominem attacks. Clearly I got to you.

Kosumo wrote on May 27, 2020, 02:57:
Please theyarecoingforyou, more post from the past, … they are so funny

Your wish is my command:

Kosumo wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 15:24:
Ok, It's very clear I like ragging on Star Citizen (who doesn't?) but I will give them some credit at this stage that they are making a PC computer game, the day they mention consoles I will go full womble on Christ and his team.
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May 27, 2020, 03:30
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Kosumo wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 18:15:
Totally agree with CJ_Parker on this one.

That presentation looked good, form the graphics side of things but the gameplay was totally average - the space combat was plan and dull, the fps parts where way below average and the structure of the quest, with having to go see the guy in a bar, during which you must use a left, that Chris Roberts creamed himself over explaining how it worked like a real lift, well, how much fun is it waiting for a lift both on your way there and when you are leaving.

Also the way how that spaceship behaved while in the atmosphere was laughable, following the guy in the lift while it rolled, with no sense of weight or inertia, more like magic than real physic.

While this does show that they are working on getting their ducks in a row, it's a long way form starting to line up in my opinion.

They still have a massive way to go, I look forward to seeing how this work when in the hands of the backers with more than 4 players in it.

I'll give them a 7 out of 10 for the video but to me history has shown they have problems converting these trailers to an actual playable, fun, public build.

None of this justifies the money they have been charging for concepts of ships (dlc) to an unrelest game.
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May 27, 2020, 02:57
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May 27, 2020, 02:57
 
Please theyarecoingforyou, more post from the past, … they are so funny
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May 27, 2020, 00:56
 
They announced it's cancelation a few weeks back.
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What's the plan for CitizenCon this year? Some options:
- Hold it as per usual
- Hold it, but limit the number of attendees for social distancing purposes
- Do the whole thing online.
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 26, 2020, 15:46:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
Did you even read my post? "I think Derek smart is going to be semi-right about this game".
I read that you 'love his crusade against Star Citizen'. You can dislike a game all you want but actively routing for it to fail is a different matter. Some would label you a troll.

Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
I haven't followed enough of this to care or know what he's right or wrong about.
How convenient. You've been trashing the game here for over half a decade and support what he's doing but then feign ignorance when it comes to the details.

Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
You've even started criticizing it.. which means he's basically semi-right.
I've been critical from the start. I backed the game on Kickstarter knowing full well I might lose my money and that nothing may come of the game. As it has progressed and milestones have been hit I've backed more. Now that progress has slowed I've stopped backing.

Below is a post I made back in 2017 where I advised people against buying the game and criticised the quality of the release and CIG's ability to hit milestones. I've been realistic about the project and the issues with it. Your attempt to paint me as a blind fan of the project is without merit.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 16:31:
I'm not interested in spending any more to support the game until there are regular content releases and significant progress. In fact I'd encourage people to hold off spending more until CIG can demonstrate the ability to deliver regular content updates. The 3.0 release was delayed by a year and it's far from a polished experience. There's also no word of when 3.1 will be released, let alone the other promises features.

Your insecurities are showing Crowngrin
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May 26, 2020, 15:46
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
Did you even read my post? "I think Derek smart is going to be semi-right about this game".
I read that you 'love his crusade against Star Citizen'. You can dislike a game all you want but actively routing for it to fail is a different matter. Some would label you a troll.

Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
I haven't followed enough of this to care or know what he's right or wrong about.
How convenient. You've been trashing the game here for over half a decade and support what he's doing but then feign ignorance when it comes to the details.

Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 26, 2020, 14:04:
You've even started criticizing it.. which means he's basically semi-right.
I've been critical from the start. I backed the game on Kickstarter knowing full well I might lose my money and that nothing may come of the game. As it has progressed and milestones have been hit I've backed more. Now that progress has slowed I've stopped backing.

Below is a post I made back in 2017 where I advised people against buying the game and criticised the quality of the release and CIG's ability to hit milestones. I've been realistic about the project and the issues with it. Your attempt to paint me as a blind fan of the project is without merit.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 16:31:
I'm not interested in spending any more to support the game until there are regular content releases and significant progress. In fact I'd encourage people to hold off spending more until CIG can demonstrate the ability to deliver regular content updates. The 3.0 release was delayed by a year and it's far from a polished experience. There's also no word of when 3.1 will be released, let alone the other promises features.
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