Show all Blog Newsletters Star Citizen Commentary Star Citizen Lore Subscriber Newsletter Website Updates YouTube Shows Area 18 Is Like Coming HomeWalking 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 ArrivedThe joy of finally having female characters in the Star Citizen Alpha. Rethinking the MISC ReliantsI 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 DisappointmentBacking 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 RevisitedSeveral 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 ImmersedIt 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 8This 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 FlightTaking flight in and around Hurston is awe inspiring. New FacesI 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 MagicAs with most things Star Citizen there’s the good, the bad and the miraculous. Hurston is definitely the latter. Star Citizen Alpha 3.2A look at the changes introduced by Alpha Patch 3.2, including a introductory mining guide. Star Citizen Alpha 3.1My impressions of the features and ships added into the Star Citizen Persistent Universe in Alpha Patch 3.1 Alpha 3.1 ImpressionsNothing but good vibes in Alpha 3.1, and my gamer’s soul is so ready. Gaming and NostalgiaAs 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 AidesCompilation of backer made tools and aides for speculative trading. Alpha 3.0 – Ups and Downs of More TradingRound 2 of trading. How much money can I make in two hours? Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 PTU – The Rest of the StoryMore on my thoughts about Star Citizen during Alpha 3.0 PTU. Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 PTU – Leaves Me with ConcernsI’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 EP7It’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 StantonOn 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 TemplateTemplate to help formulate the essential elements of storytelling. Star Citizen – My EVE 2.0It’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 1StarCitizen 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. Newsletter June 2017 NightBus Episode 6 – Alpha 3.0 Awakens Explorer Play-Style & The Exterminator Part 2 The Exterminator Part 2 TeaserTeaser video for the conclusion of The Exterminator. More Content IncomingQuick update on upcoming content. Star Citizen Nightbus EP05 – Referral Contest Kerfuffle and More Newsletter May 2017 – Piece by Piece Star Citizen Races: Banu ProtectorateThis 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. Galactic Census Results Interesting Facts Cards Aly’s Starmap Matrix Evolved Life in Alpha 2.4Overview of the conten available for play testing in Alpha 2.4. Dramatized Lore: Ellis to Taranis Jump Tunnel DiscoveryThis 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 SystemIt’s the discovery of the Vanguard system, captured in the journal of Christian Meyer. Dramatized Lore: Discovery of the Oya SystemFrom 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 ChallengeBaker 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 CitizenInteresting 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. Star Citizen Nightbus Episode 3 – So Much Angst Star Citizen Nightbus Episode 4 – Bar Citizen, Davien and Fiction set in ArcCorp Volume 2.1: Coming in April 2017 Volume 1.1: 2017 and Beyond Volume 1.1: Hello 2017 and more Chart of Content Announced at CitizenCon 2016Top-down look at the upcoming alpha patch content Top 10 Things Star Citizen Players Can Learn from EVE OnlineEVE Online has implemented and endless trial feature. Here’s a look at things potential SC players could learn by playing EVE. Star Citizen NightBus Episode 2 – Data Makers and moreThe Star Citizen NightBus is a quirky mixture of Star Citizen fact, fiction and opinion. This week’s topics are: Data-Makers, Trolley Cart Interlude, Space Hobos, Greetings from Zerah, Star Citizen as a Board Game, Bryony’s Dilemma Part 2 of 3. Star Citizen NightBus – Premiere Episode Big Ole UpdateThe past few weeks have been quite busy. The week before last I was sick for 3 days. A short duration flu-like episode. I was sick enough that I had to take 2 days off from work. I usually end up losing my voice as a result because of sinus and allergies issues. Colds tend to hit me in the chest and throat the most. Luckily, that didn’t happen this time. Halloween has come and gone, which to me, signals the end of the year. November and December always seem to rush by in a frantic blur of shopping, cooking, hosting, cleaning and overeating. It’s been a little more subdued the past two years because of my brother’s passing on Christmas morning, the day before his 42nd birthday. But we have to keep the show going for all the children, so we do the best we can. I’m grateful not to have little ones. After kids have opened their gifts I can disappear if I’m feeling overly sad, without having to worry about ruining someone else’s holiday. Aly’s World Release 3.0 – New Dossier Pages Behind the Curtain of Alysianah’s WorldAlysianah’s World of Star Citizen is rolling along. We hit a couple of technical challenges developing my vision for integrating Galactic Guide and Live Game data into the back-end design. We’re having to reconsider one of the primary data templates. However, we’re still on track to meet my original estimate of mid November. Unfortunately, some of the issue are visible on the actual dossier pages, requiring an “Excuse our dust. We’re Under Construction” update on the website. Is the Planned Star Citizen Universe Large Enough?A look at the size of the planned persistent universe based on the official ARK Starmap. Star Citizen Key Chain CharmsHand-stamped key chain or pendant charms by Alysianah Noire Aly’s World Release 1.1 – Usability EnhancementsBefore charging forward with new pages, I’m implementing a few usability enhancements. This saves time for Dossier pages that are essentially using the same template. Expected completion date is September 10th. Baby StepsLast night I was thinking about a few enhancements that would improve the usability of the Starmap related pages. After reviewing the actual pages this morning, I’ve decided to make these changes before introducing the Galactic Guide data planned for Release 2.0. Aly’s World Release 2.0Changes planned for the next release revolve around integrating the lore data I’ve captured from the official Star Citizen Galactic Guides. I’m expecting to release these changes in the late October to early November time frame. Comments are locked until the release is completed. About Alysianah NoireAs a gamer, I’m an avid MMO player who enjoys blogging about my adventures, sharing information and creating guides and tutorials. I came into MMOs through a dark tunnel. I’d been diagnosed with cancer and was often required to spend time away from home receiving treatment. Aly’s World Release 1.0Welcome to the first release of Alysianah Noire’s World of Star Citizen, a portal of my Star Citizen related content. This is the first iteration reflecting the bare minimum of what’s planned. More features will be added as time allows. Please keep in mind that this is a labor of love and just one of the activities going on in my life. I will address issues as I’m able. Keep requests and feedback polite and professional. I’m excited to share this information the community and hope you find it useful.