Transcript of Casual Citizen Episode 27 which covered the Origin 890 Jump

You can view the video version here on my YouTube channel.

Hello Star Citizen ‘Verse, I’m back and welcome to another episode of Casual Citizen. An ongoing series about the upcoming first person MMO, Star Citizen, by Cloud Imperium Games. I’m your host Alysianah from ALYSIANAHSWORLD.COM.  It’s been almost 3 months since my last show. I needed to take time off for real life changes.  All good things and exciting things, but extremely time-consuming. But I’m back and excited to dive into what’s happening in the world of Star Citizen.

This week it’s a ship show, the topic I enjoy most next to lore. We’re taking a look at the Origin 890 Jump, most recent ship and final ship added to my fleet. Covering this ship has been in my list of things to do for a while so let’s get at it.

Please sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Let’s begin our journey with a look at the 890 J’s manufacturer, Origin Jumpworks.

 

Directly from CIG…

If it is possible for a company to merge class and sophistication with the sheer risk of spaceflight and the cold-blooded nature of interstellar dogfighting, ORIGIN Jumpworks comes the closest. The company’s extensive array of high-end spacecraft is known for their sleek and sophisticated lines. Similarly, they have cultivated an exclusive customer base from the rich and the powerful. As ORIGIN’s perfectly-manicured salesmen eagerly point out, selecting an ORIGIN design doesn’t just mean buying a ship … it means choosing a lifestyle.

ORIGIN was incorporated during the so-called Glowing Age, the financial boom of the mid-28th century that followed the antimatter rush. For their first decade, the company produced high quality fusion engines used by the UEE military and mounted on the ostentatious Roberts Space Industries and Aegis Dynamics star yachts available to the public at the time. With the need for personal spacecraft growing exponentially, ORIGIN moved to compete with the companies they initially supplied.

Within ten years, the company was producing a top-five selling midscale composite transport and within fifty their well-paying customer base was neck and neck with RSI for gross profits in the manufactured spacecraft field. ORIGIN premiered their initial 200 and 300 lines of personal ships in 2899 and has held a strong second in that market ever since.

Founded on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, ORIGIN had strong ties to Earth for the first two centuries of their existence, originally going so far as to insist that every component for their elite 600 line be manufactured in-Sol. In recent years, these ties have been severed completely. Declaring Terra the new cultural capital of the UEE, President Jennifer Friskers made the then-unpopular decision to relocate to Terra. In a largely unexpected executive order, she moved corporate headquarters and the primary design team to the settlement of New Austin in 2913.

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An abbreviated profile of the Terra system, home to Origin Jumpworks

Terra is the only system in the Empire that is named after the capital planet, rather than the star at its center, Terra Nova. Since its discovery, Terra has grown consistently in popularity and influence.

During the Messer era, Terra was one of the few systems that tried to maintain a progressive stance against the despotic reign. And it was this perseverance in the face of adversity, that elevated the system’s reputation and influence.  

Terra is often compared to Earth, as a seat of power and trendsetter. Many would like nothing more than to see Terra usurp Earth’s rung on the political ladder.

Also of note, Terra is one of only 9 stars systems that contain multiple asteroid belts. Its massive stone ruins on Terra III, New Austin’s Origin Jumpworks headquarters, and the sprawling Terra Prima bayside mega city are huge tourist attractions.  And Terra possesses Jump Point tunnels to Hadrian, Stanton, Tayac, Goss, Magnus, Pyro, and Taranis, making it rather well connected you might say.  On to the ship itself, the Origin 890 Jump.

 

Directly From CIG

UNLIMITED HORIZONS AWAIT…

The best sunset is the one you haven’t seen yet. The best noodles are worth traveling light years for. The secret to happiness is whispered inside every jump point. Once you know this about life amongst the stars, you’ll never settle for less than the best means to enjoy it. Fortunately, thanks to the 890 Jump, you’ll never have to …

With an elegant, sleek exterior that belies its spacious interior, the 890 Jump is a true engineering marvel; crafted to impress from every angle by combining a unique, innovative design with the finest materials and the most advanced technology. The result is a vessel that is in a class all of its own, a masterpiece worthy of the name ORIGIN.

This pre-order brochure will give you a glimpse of not only the most luxurious liner ever built, but of the universe it will allow you to explore.

Reserve your 890 Jump today and secure your exclusive chance to experience the galaxy in a remarkable new way.

Jennifer Friskers, President and CEO – ORIGIN Jumpworks

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The 890J first caught my attention when I was looking for a ship as a backdrop for a roleplaying scenario. A ship that, similar to why I pledged for the Starliner Genesis, could be used as a family and friends business in the persistent universe, as well as serve as a remote base of operations.  Travel, explore and see the universe in style, while providing revenue are the dream. And since I’m a firm believer that if you’re going to dream, it might as well be big, my heart landed on the 890J.

 

From CIG…

COME ABOARD

More room to entertain. More space for socializing. More areas for comfortable living. The 890 Jump is proof that sometimes more is definitely the right amount. This is the ideal vessel for both parties and privacy.  Take your pick of gathering spaces — enjoy magnificent views from the Captain’s Bridge or stretch out in the salon. Or take time out — retreat to your spacious stateroom or find a cozy nook to view the stars in quiet solitude.  Maybe you want to stretch your legs — with an accessible landing bay capable of housing a small ship or shuttle, you don’t have to keep the party aboard the 890 Jump.

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Unfortunately, the 890J isn’t regularly available for pledging. In fact, I had to wait almost a full year after deciding I wanted one, until an opportunity to pledge for it presented itself. By then I’d hit my self-appointed ceiling on ship pledges and had to make very tough choices. What was I willing to give up in my existing fleet in order to have the 890 J?

First into the melting pot were duplicate ships originally included in my fleet as loaners for friends. We’d just have to earn those in the game.  Next, I melted ships that had similar roles taking me down to a single combat ship, single small cargo ship, etc. Last I relinquished ships related to careers I wanted to test and write about but not a participant in long term. I’d have to beg, borrow or steal those to cover them. All in all, seven ships were melted in hopes of snagging the 890J.

 

From CIG…

CAPTAIN’S BRIDGE

One of the best parts of being the captain is that you’re always privy to the best views. Bask in the ever-changing cosmic vista with the wrap-around bridge rotunda, offering unparalleled visibility for a vantage point that’s simply unmatched.

Built for maximum comfort, the bridge offers three exquisitely crafted operator seats from Atlas, featuring ORIGIN’s award-winning suspension technology that cradles you for the smoothest flight of your life. Whether you’re at the helm or just enjoying the ride, the 890 Jump proves that the journey is just as important as the destination.

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The morning of the November 2016 Anniversary Sale, I was anxious and primed to refresh my browser, waiting for the sale to go live. I’d melted my ships in advance of the sale, not even knowing if the 890J would even be made available for pledging. My thinking was to ensure that if it was, I was in a position to instantly snap one up. It went on sale, I got one and all was right in my Star Citizen world.

 

From CIG…

TAKE A BREAK

A special place to retreat from the world, each VIP stateroom beckons with unparalleled comfort. The island berth features an oversize imperial gelcore mattress along with two berth end tables. Constructed from a specially selected stock of galung wood, known for its natural luster, harmony radiates from this comfortable haven. Sweet dreams and soothing surroundings await all who tarry here.  The 890 J comes with a personal away ship, the 85X Run-About.

Elegantly styled and meticulously constructed, the 85X is a versatile and comprehensive away-vessel that features precision control in and out of the atmosphere. Utilizing much of the same thruster technology as the 300 series, it has the power of a racer with the reliability of a touring ship. Whether descending down to the planet surface or taking in the sights of your system, this runabout continues Origin’s proud tradition of turning heads.

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As I mentioned earlier, I have plans to use the 890J as a luxury touring enterprise that I can run with family and friends who will be playing. Part of our amenities will be the opportunity to participate in RP events such as onboard Murder Mystery parties, something we’ve hosted on several occasions in real life.

HIGHLIGHTS PULLED FROM THE 890 JUMP Q&A

  • Classified as Luxury Touring, originally planned to be 123 meters in length with 5 crew stations. However, as we’ve seen other ships grow in size during the actual development process, I won’t be surprised if the 890 gets bigger along the way.
  • The ship’s hangar is large enough to fit two 85X size ships.
  • The empty space behind the cargo loader is the cargo hold, planned for 360 units of cargo space which is more cargo space than the Constellation variants but less than the stock Caterpillar. However, additional cargo capacity can be obtained by storing items on the loader itself
  • In general, the 890 should have more cargo space than the Constellation Taurus, but less than a similarly sized cargo ship.
  • The central elevator does actually reach to the top floor
  • Each guestroom is equipped with a private bathroom
  • The kitchen is for the whole ship, but there’s a separate dining area for passengers.
  • The cargo hold is not shielded as part of the stock loadout but that featured can be added by owners via an upgrade

If you’re looking for 890 Jump eye candy to tide you over, Taurus from the RSI Forums and Discord, has done amazing work. You’ve seen some it sprinkled throughout the show. I’ll include a link to his official forum thread in the show notes.

That wraps up our quick review of the Origin 890 Jump. I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode.  If you have, please considering subscribing to my channel and giving this episode a thumbs up.  Also, consider using my referral code if you haven’t created an account on Robertsspaceindustries.com.  Doing so will give you 5K in game credits when the game goes live and grants me some in-game goodies.

 

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