Jan 15

Reverse the ‘Verse Episode: 77

This post is a transcript of Reverse the ‘Verse Episode: 77, material that is the intellectual property of Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) and it’s subsidiaries. INN is a Star Citizen fansite and is not officially affiliated with CIG, but we reprint their materials with permission as a service to the community. INN edits our transcripts for the purpose of making the various show participants easier to understand in writing. Enjoy!

Reverse the ‘Verse Episode: 77  – Transcript

  • Welcome to Reverse the ‘Verse! I see Disco, Ben, Alexis, Justin, and a special guest! Will who used to be a Community Manager, and now works on World War Toons
  • Will started Reverse the ‘Verse
  • ‘What is the purpose of Reverse the ‘Verse?’ Weekly informal livestream with the fans. If you want info, tune in on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, if you want to know what the Community team did this week, tune in Friday.
  • Week in Review – Ben – 2.1 launched to PTU! New ships, new missions, more stable, it’s pretty good.
  • Disco played for five hours last night. There’s still a ways to go, but it runs much better than 2.0 did.
  • Ben put out the Monthly Report on Wednesday.
  • 2.1 and the Monthly Report basically consumed the entire week.
  • Week in Review – Alexis: reworking the subscriber perks, getting ready to launch upgraded subscriber landing page. New logos, cool video, will go live February 1. New page, new perks, new subscriber flair series, new flair today. Todays is a UEE Marine Armour, last piece of the Puglisi collection. Armour is not wearable, but it’s cool lookin’
  • Manchester crew are powering through CS tickets. New manager, new tickets, they’ve cleared the Concierge queue, working on the regular queue now.
  • Week in Review – ‘Money’ – Got lots of footage from Sandi from overseas this week, cutting it into AtV. New episode of 10 for the developers on Monday
  • … they’re trying to explain ‘cut footage together’ without using the word ‘edit’
  • Week in Review – Will – Will is now community manager for World War Toons. VR game, FPS, free-roaming. Coming out on Playstation VR and Oculus. Not sure when it’ll come out. Still deciding on a release date.
  • Teaming up with Xsplit guys, they’ll be at PAX South, if you want to try the game / VR / meet Will.
  • Lots of talk about VR
  • [600$ for Rift?] Will hopes there’s method to the madness. It might be a higher pricetag to stop preorders from selling out immediately.
  • Thinks that Playstation’s in a prime position; if they come in at a lower pricepoint, it’s a good opportunity for them maybe?
  • Ben ‘ Lando’s not a good person’
  • Will’s also meeting up with Bad News Baron and WTFOsaurus
  • Ben is a BNB fan
  • BNB has been chosen by Twitch to be on the front page of twitch. Baron will be streaming Tuesdays from 2-4, or 4-6, in some timezone, who knows. For every Tuesday till the end of March, and he’ll be showcasing Star Citizen each time, and CIG will give him stuff to give away to fans.
  • There are workers on the roof at CIG. Maybe we’ll get a surprise guest through the skylight
  • CIG didn’t pay anything to get BNB on the front page of twitch. They’re very frugal with their money.
  • It’s now Question time.
  • Ben was in a ship scheduling meeting yesterday. Apparently it’s ‘not good’ for the Banu.
  • [When Will was here, they started working on VR for SC, how’s that coming?] ‘Not Great?’ (Ben jokes) They’re making it a priority this year, but still no support for this build. They had it before, but things kept changing for the Rift, so they decided to wait till the Rift and the CryEngine support standardized.
  • [January livestream?] No, there won’t be one. Not a dedicated one though. They need to wait till they have something impressive.
  • John Rhys Davies wasn’t on schedule for the December livestream. Sandi walked up, and was like, hey Jared, John Rhys Davies wants to livestream, can we do that? (during the livestream. It’s why it was chaos. They got him on at the last second)
  • Lando’s geeking out about John Rhys Davies
  • Disco met Billie D Williams again this week.
  • Justin – ‘Oh so you met Lando?’ Lando – dies
  • [Competitive sataball or racing broadcast on Twitch?] Talked about it in the fast. Not there yet, but they’ve looked into doing it. Eventually they’ll replace the Tuesday show, and that should be gameplay focused, whenever they get that running.
  • [With 2.1 out the door, is 2.2 still the January patch?] We’ll see. They’ll follow the same process. It’ll go on PTU as soon as they have a viable build, we’ll see what happens. They’re also not going to tell us what to expect in 2.2, they’re still putting it together.
  • They’re talking about a 2.1 patch, and people are already in 2.2 meetings planning 2.2 stuff.
  • [Glaive being worked on? NPC version is in a sorry state] Whole game is being actively worked on. All ships are being balanced and edited. If you run into issues, report them to the Issue Council.
  • [Details on ‘small’ corvette?] No. It’s just called small corvette. Ben mentioned three ships that’re happening – Prowler, Pirate Interceptor, and small corvette. There’s also a backlist of others they want to do, but they’re not 100% sure. Small mining ship, drake dragonfly, etc…
  • [Argo shuttle with a quantum drive?] No. It’s a snub fighter. No jump drive.
  • The Argo might be able to be hangar ready somewhat soon though, if people want.
  • [Browser games?] vanguard force was the last one. How do you follow up to Vanguard force?
  • [Work on the Orion?] No work on it yet.
  • [Will, favourite ship?] Cutlass. Pieces found in a junkyard bolted together, let it fly.
  • [Subscriber vault this week? Ben forgot. They’ll get it out later today.
  • They’re working on getting more art into Shotgun (which is the internal art collection thing). They had a meeting about it yesterday, and two hours later they’ve got like 500 new images.
  • [How far with character creation?] In the November livestream, there was a whole segment on that pipeline. Other than that, PU stuff is coming along, we’ll hear more about that next time they go interview people in Austin. They’re talking a lot about hair apparently. Lots of plans, they’re figuring out hair, people want lots of options so they’re making sure it’s a robust technology.
  • Ben is now telling a marriage ‘in joke’
  • There are visitors now. people have arrived. Randy Vasquez. They’re all speaking very quietly. There’s also someone in the Finance / Legal side, didn’t catch her name.
  • I see Mark Abent and Matt Sherman. Tom Hennessey came out of his cave to tell them all to have less fun.
  • Guy working with Sandi on the Marketing side showed up, he’s trying to find a venue for CitizenCon. Cit Con is in LA this year. They’ll have an exact date eventually.
  • [Jukebox isn’t working?] No clue. None of them are QA. They’re gonna go get QA though.
  • Ben did see a bug where fish disappeared. One fish was eating other fish.
  • Disco spent Wednesday morning testing the fish. He counted all the variations of the fish. There are 2 different fish tanks, three different fish, making sure they all worked, etc… if you have all the fish, they all show up apparently.
  • [Video tour of new studio?] In the future. It’s still being built. They’re putting in flooring today.
  • Vinny Sinatra is now here, he’s QA in LA.
  • He’s been monitoring 2.1 feedback, it’s looking good so far.
  • Lots of Vanguard talk. Nothing is final.
  • They’re still working on the Connie too, hopefully it’ll have a fix soon. Some HUD elements are missing from the Cutlass, it’s on the list. Ben ‘No it’s not we don’t care about the Cutlass’
  • Ben makes that joke because the flak comes on Disco.
  • [Disco, why do you hate Cutlass owners?] He loves the Cutlass. He did the shipyard post and… check his Twitter account. His father is texting him about his Cutlass.
  • Now Lando’s getting texts – Why do you hate the Cutlass?
  • Joice is the new face from Legal. She used to be in a separate office, now she works in LA. Legal / Finance are now in LA as well.
  • [How is the starfarer going to dock with Port Olisar?] Just getting into the really big ships, so something like Starfarer is being sorted out for how it’ll work with the Hangar and Port Olisar. Still being sorted out. They’re still working on getting medium ships into the actual game.
  • Starfarer will go to the Hangar and will be hangar ready only for a while before it becomes flyable.
  • They all want the BMM to be done, but it doesn’t make sense yet.
  • Across the board, realistically they’ll get the base of all the ships in before getting any variants in. Can’t do everything all at once now. Only so many people and so many days. They do want more people though. If you’re good with CryEngine… They’re hiring all across the board.
  • [Does Ortwin know you crashed his drone?] yes. They know. And they’ve crashed it into his office. He know.
  • [Ship Specs Page update?] Just had a meeting yesterday. It’s on the way. No ETA yet, but it’s in active development.
  • As they get closer to the component refits, they’re working on getting all the information cleaned up. Keep in mind, stats on ships will change. Everything will change.
  • [Updates on CCU downgrades?] Ben will check with Turbulent next week. Main Turbulent heads are coming to LA next week to answer questions, so Ben’ll know more in a week or so.
  • The web platform is incredibly integrated with the project now. Much more integrated than anyone thought it would be at first.
  • No progress on hangar loaners yet. They’re still just for flyables. They’ll try to do that, at least for the Gemini, but it’s a WIP.
  • [Will Snoop Dogg have a voice role?] Please. Disco’s met him twice.
  • Disco worked on a music video of his. Anyone that works on his music, can sign the wall in his personal studio. Because Disco wasn’t important, he got to sign in the bathroom.
  • Something about crabs…
  • They’re talking about very strange things now.
  • [Homage to David Bowie in the game?] It’d be Space Odyssey. Or a ship skin with Ziggy Stardust.
  • [Ship security?] It’ll come.
  • They’re all talking. All of them. At once.
  • They’re talking about bathrooms.
  • Issues in 2.1 that they know about – Vanguard and its current performance, which is not final. It’s performing a little too tight maneuver wise right now. The shields issue they know about, it’s a little squishy right now.
  • The Vanguard is one of the first ships built with the new components from ground up. Which means that not everything it needs for the shields to work properly is set up yet. It has its shield generators installed, but they’re not playing nicely together yet. The Vanguard exists in a slightly different system from the other ships, everything’ll even out a bit once the new component system rolls out.
  • Component changes are a giant set of sweeping changes, so prepare for balance issues and changes and nothing is final.
  • [Has Randy stopped working on the Cat?] He has. Since he switched over to Production. But it’s in Elwin and Kirk’s hands now, and he’s talking with them.
  • It’s planned out really well.
  • Sounds like they’ve done a lot of work planning for the Cat, for modules and everything it needs to be the modular caterpillar it needs to be.
  • And that’s it, they’re out of time.
  • They do a lot of video content every week, this is their turn to relax and blow off some steam.
  • Check out World War Toons.
  • And that’s the show!

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