Star Citizen - Chris Roberts, lots of spaceship porn, lots of promises

I feel compelled to remind everyone that SQ42 was supposedly months from release FIVE YEARS AGO according to CIG themselves.

Fast forward that five years, and they’re fucking “polishing utensil interaction” in cutscenes, and achieving breakthroughs in NPC helmet-carrying technology. This is borderline Onion article stuff.

Now that Facebook turned into Meta because they’re building a “Metaverse”… maybe Facebook will buy CIG and make Star Citizen a part of the 'verse? ;)

I mean Star Citizen is a jpg simulator and NFTs are about making money off random jpgs… I just see a match made in heaven.

Don’t give them ideas. ;)

Slap a unique “Shipyard Registration Number” on a JPEG on a upscaled model of a player’s ship, and you can probably automate an NFT for a personalised ship JPEG for each whale.

Giving people an actual unique JPEG with a clear chain of “ownership” from the actual copyright holder seems to go against everything NFTs stand for.

That awkward moment where you test a new ship and decide to stand up to look around the interior… Only to realise it’s a single seat fighter with no space to stand, end up floating in space and watch it fly away…

Silver lining, the hospital gown is comfy.

WHERE ARE THE SPACE BEDPANS???

Auto-deploying nanotech catheters.

Haha, oh man. star_citizen.txt right there.

On the plus side, floating in space with just the sound of your breathing is very peaceful and soothing. As long as you don’t glance at the oxygen gauge that is. :)

Don’t feel bad. I did kinda the same thing once in a real life sailboat.

Ouch. Glad you are here to tell us about it. That sounds like the kind of oopsie you quickly learn not to repeat.

It was a little racing dinghy. Was shifting around getting the feel for the weight balance when oops. It happens. They don’t get far before they capsize. Swam back to it.

This is why sailing is not popular around Darwin. You never rmake it back to the boat.

So then you get… a Darwin award?

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I suppose then nautical activities have evolved in different directions?

Indeed. Here we have the Beer Can Regatta, where every year people make barely-floating boats out of their beer can supplies and splash about in crocodile-inhabited waters off the beach. As Darwin is the beer-drinking capital of Australia (which is saying something) there’s no shortage of cans. And beer keeps the crocs away, a theory yet to be disproven!

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Even crocs can’t abide Fosters, maybe?

In Atlanta, when I was in high school and college, they had something called the Ramblin’ Raft Race on the Chattahoochee River that runs through the area. People would build all sorts of makeshift boats, and I use the term loosely, very similar to the ones you depict in your photo from Darwin. While there were no crocodiles, there were occasionally water moccasins, and a lot of sunburn, inebriation, and once in a while a drowning.