Real Life Trails and Star Citizen Update

Real life updates and the first capital ship to arrive in Star Citizen is the luxury space yacht, the Origin 890 Jump.

Aly’s World EMag – May 2019

May 2019 eBook of commentary and fanfiction.

Area 18 Is Like Coming Home

Walking through ArcCorp’s Area 18 was like coming home for me. I had so much fun wandering the concepted tiny area when it was called the Social Module.

Female Avatars Have Arrived

The joy of finally having female characters in the Star Citizen Alpha.

Rethinking the MISC Reliants

I miss having an active MMO to play. More than just enjoying a wide variety of content, I miss the idle times. Logging in to do brain-on-pause tasks or perch in a favorite location to watch other players, all the while soaking up the atmosphere.

1 Profession, 2 Ships and Go!

or one year, you can only do one profession and possess only two ships, what would your choices be? And no matter how much money you earn, for that year, you can’t buy any additional ships. Literally, one year, one profession, two ships and go!

Roadmap Disappointment

Backing Star Citizen has always been about two things for me. First is traveling and exploring the universe described by the robust lore. Second is the diversity of player professions which take MMO immersion to a completely different level. In particular, bonafide exploration mechanics, managing large scale food production, commercial transportation, operating a floating hospital, info running, luxury touring and building outposts. These two things combined are the crux and motivation for why I’ve pledged and to the degree that I backed the game.

Sit back. Relax. Unwind.

Stunning views and inspired music.

Voice Attack Revisited

Several of the roleplayers who’ve recently started streaming Star Citizen use Voice Attack profiles. I’ve seen many comments asking if that’s part of the game or how they’ve accomplished it. Today I just want to hit the high points for those who aren’t familiar with how VA works with SC, which is how it would work with any game.

Roleplay Versus Immersed

It was recently my pleasure to be a part of Answer the Call, a weekly Twitch show hosted by Twerk17. The topic was the importance of the female avatar. I won’t rehash the conversation here. A link is included in the show notes. What I would like to discuss are two topics that are offshoots from that conversation. My brand of gameplay and what I’ve dubbed the games fiddly bits.

Star Citizen Nightbus Episode 8

This episode discusses my excitement for the new faces that have joined the Star Citizen streaming family since from the Anniversary event, the magic of Hurston, re-visiting Stanton lore for new listeners and a new piece of fanfic. Please sit back, relax and enjoy.

Hurston, Take Flight

Taking flight in and around Hurston is awe inspiring.

New Faces

I didn’t partake in this year’s Anniversary Sale. With the fleet I’ve amassed over the years, it’s going to take a specialized ship to pique my interest enough to swap in something new. Note, swap-in. I’ve hit my ceiling on ship purchases. I know, I’ve said that before but this time I mean it! What I have engaged in as a result of the sale and freefly, is the amazing influx of new players and streamers.

Alpha 3.3.5 – Hurston is Magic

As with most things Star Citizen there’s the good, the bad and the miraculous. Hurston is definitely the latter.

Star Citizen Alpha 3.2

A look at the changes introduced by Alpha Patch 3.2, including a introductory mining guide.

Star Citizen Alpha 3.1

My impressions of the features and ships added into the Star Citizen Persistent Universe in Alpha Patch 3.1

Alpha 3.1 Impressions

Nothing but good vibes in Alpha 3.1, and my gamer’s soul is so ready.

Gaming and Nostalgia

As adult gamers, we often remember old games with rose tinted glasses. For me, gaming will always be a significant part of my childhood and adult hobbies.

Alpha 3.0 Speculative Trading Aides

Compilation of backer made tools and aides for speculative trading.

Alpha 3.0 – Ups and Downs of More Trading

Round 2 of trading. How much money can I make in two hours?

Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 PTU – The Rest of the Story

More on my thoughts about Star Citizen during Alpha 3.0 PTU.

Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 PTU – Leaves Me with Concerns

I’ve been play-testing the newest patch for Star Citizen, Alpha 3.0, on the Private Test Universe. I’ll admit up front, this is the first patch that’s left me feeling concerned about Star Citizen as a whole. I’m a long time backer with a considerable amount pledged.

Star Citizen Nightbus EP7

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Star Citizen or produced one of my related shows. It’s not because I’ve lost steam or interest in following the game. I’ve just been very busy with real life commitments, some of which, are the result of producing my SC content.

Nightbus Special Edition: Journey to Stanton

On the maiden voyage captaining her ship outside of its home base, a young medic stumbles on a Hull B that’s being ambushed by a pirate in a Freelancer, inside the Pyro to Stanton jump point tunnel.

Aly’s Fiction Writing Template

Template to help formulate the essential elements of storytelling.

Star Citizen – My EVE 2.0

It’s been several years since I’ve had an MMO to call home. I’ve played all the AAA MMOs that have come to the NA market. Unfortunately, out of the seemingly endless sea of MMOs, I’ve tried, the only ones that felt like home for any period of time since my WOW days were GW2, EVE, ROM, WAR and AA. With EVE being the only sci-fi title among them.

Nightbus Fiction Collective Volume 1

StarCitizen Nightbus Collective Vol 1. Anthology of my fan-fiction that was serialized across Nightbus EPs 1 to 6. This collective is approximately 3 hours of narration.

The Exterminator Part 2 Teaser

Teaser video for the conclusion of The Exterminator.

More Content Incoming

Quick update on upcoming content.

Star Citizen Races: Banu Protectorate

This week we’re taking a closer look at the Star Citizen alien race I’m most excited to see in the game, the Banu. I like the idea of their unorthodox societal structure and the fact that they’re welcoming to all races. I’ll to put my thoughts about their participation in the slave market aside. In many cases, it’s being referred to as indentured servants. We’ll have to see just how far down the rabbit whole their practice goes. For now, their lore and star systems sound exciting and hospitable to humans.

Life in Alpha 2.4

Overview of the conten available for play testing in Alpha 2.4.

Dramatized Lore: Ellis to Taranis Jump Tunnel Discovery

This standard year marks the 150th anniversary of Harper Nguyen’s famous journey. At 128 years old, she holds the record for the oldest explorer to ever chart a jump point. To this day, she is renowned for not only her discovery but also the harrowing circumstance in which it occurred.  To honor her accomplishment, below are select excerpts from the incredibly detailed audio journal Harper kept during her voyage.

Dramatized Lore: Discovery of the Vanguard System

It’s the discovery of the Vanguard system, captured in the journal of Christian Meyer.

Dramatized Lore: Discovery of the Oya System

From the on-going Discovered series on RobertsSpaceIndustries.com we have, the Journals of Lieutenant Eli Price of the United Empire of Earth Navy and the discovery of Oya.

Baker – Home of the Able Baker Racing Challenge

Baker is a binary system consisting of two K-type main sequence stars surrounded by a relatively desolate collection of planets that range from completely uninhabitable to barely habitable. A Covalex shipping hub and a largely automated mining outpost are the sole bastions of civilization in the region.

How to Become a Star Citizen

Interesting in joining the 1 million and counting backers who’ve pledged to help fund Star Citizen’s development? It’s easier than it may seem by looking at the Star Citizen website.

Chart of Content Announced at CitizenCon 2016

Top-down look at the upcoming alpha patch content

Top 10 Things Star Citizen Players Can Learn from EVE Online

EVE Online has implemented and endless trial feature. Here’s a look at things potential SC players could learn by playing EVE.