Aug 17

Gamescom Day 1 Coverage

Hello Citizens and welcome to coverage of Star Citizen at Gamescom 2016 – Day 1!

Summary

By NYXT and Shiver

  • [9:41am] Stream has started with a countdown to the actual start.
  • Stream has a primary window with three additional camera views that can go between the Stream Station and Showfloor.
  • There are six indicators at the bottom of the stream, labelled “Hangar”, “Planetside”, “Star Marine”, “Arena Comm”, “Stanton” and “Broadcast”.
  • [9:49am] A microphone test has occurred.
  • [10am] Stream is starting.
  • There is a current giveaway at the bottom now – SC/SQ42 Game Package w/ Aurora LN.
  • The current host is listed at the bottom – currently Captain Richard.
  • Tweets from @Star_Citizen are shown at the top right.
  • Booth is modelled after an Idris bridge.
  • Attendees are currently playing Star Citizen 2.4 Live.
  • Captain Richard and Twerk17 are doing the first 2 hour host section.
  • Tweets with the hashtag #StarCitizen will be featured.
  • Giveaways won’t just be for the stream (through Twitch Chat – not RSI chat), but also for social media.
  • The leftmost windows can also show Gameplay.
  • They have started the Aurora LN giveaway.
  • 2.4.1 is being streamed for the time being, might switch to 2.5 when/if it goes live.
  • Captain_Richard is introducing the game and explaining everything about it.
  • Currently in the hangar.
  • Captain_Richard and Twerk17 are explaining the different hangars and showing off different ships.
  • They are explaining that the Idris wouldn’t fit in the hangars and discussing their plans for Idris’.
  • They are discussing the port modification system and speculating that having a method to spawn ships through the control room in each hangar would be good.
  • Brian Chambers has shown up in the background.
  • [10:19am] Stream is restarting to help fix some playback issues.
  • They are currently demonstrating the port modification system by removing the ships and spawning in larger ships.
  • They have spawned a Starfarer in order to demonstrate how the hangar size has been increased.
  • Some of the other hosts are chatting in Twitch Chat.
  • They are discussing their first pledges and why they chose the ship they did – their planned professions.
  • Disco joined in to ask how the hosts were doing and announce the giveaway for #StarCitizen tweets that say what you think of Gamescom so far will be drawn in 30 mins.
  • They are currently exploring the Freelancer and next the Retaliator.
  • The game crashed as they sat in the Constellation – prompting a reminder of the game’s alpha status.
  • They are now hopping into Selfland hangar to show it off.
  • There is 20 mins left on the Aurora LN giveaway.
  • They are discussing Aliens (the movies) and how Selfland has a James Cameron Aliens feel to it.
  • Spoke about how eventually friends will be able to join your hangar.
  • Now chatting about the different races in Star Citizen and their languages.
  • Starter ships are being shown off – particularly the Aurora LN as it is the current giveaway.
  • Discussing that every item in the game has a company with lore and backstory – writers put in a lot of work.
  • Talking about the depth that goes into the ship designs – including bathrooms, etc. for roleplay purposes.
  • Explaining that ships from years ago are scheduled for reworks to bring them up to the quality of recent ships – like the Aurora and Mustang series
  • [11:00am] Giveaway for the Aurora LN is happening now one hour in.
  • There will be giveaways every hour
  • TheGhostship won the Aurora LN.
  • Next giveaway is for SC/S42 Package with a Origin 300i.
  • Disco will improve the giveaways if they get more viewers.
  • There are people queuing to play Star Citizen at the booth.
  • It is currently the insider day at Gamescom – it opens to the general public tomorrow.
  • Now moving to the Aeroview hangar to show off the 300i that is the current giveaway.
  • Captain Richard is talking about the Origin 300 series ships
  • They are answering questions about turret functionality – noting minor improvements coming with 2.5
  • Showing off the 300i in hangar and talking about its loadout
  • Brian Chambers has appeared to talk about DirectX 12 support and Vulkan
  • They are investigating future-proofing with DirectX and Vulkan – undecided whether they will go with one or both.
  • Disco’s hat fits over headphones. It was custom made for him as the normal hats don’t fit him =(
  • Captain Richard is talking about different control inputs and peripheral support
  • Saitek’s new sticks the x56 are in use at the Gamescom booth.
  • The weather is great in Cologne.
  • They are using the control cheat sheet made by the community member: Glantor Enzo
  • The sheet is here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/community/citizen-spotlight/5177-Star-Citizen-Alpha-24-Quick-Notes-A4-Prints
  • There is a free fly in progress you can join by visiting https://scflyfree.com and using the code gamescom2016. It gives you access to the Freelancer, Sabre and Mustang Gamma.
  • They are still going through each of the 300 series and talking about its capabilities and features.
  • Moved on to discussing the Origin M50.
  • Captain Richard and Twerk’s section has now come to an end.
  • There is a five minute break after which Twerk and Deejay Knight will be hosting.
  • Streamer DeeJay Knight is now on the stream
  • Disco Lando is thanking Intel for being CIGs booth partner. They are helping Intel with their research on Intel’s new SSD technology
  •  Zoixy just won the 300i and Sq 42 package congratulations!
  • Hornet F7C package is now up for give away
  • Deejay Knight is showing off the F7C in Arena Commander
  • They are playing AC on the 2.4 live servers
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Brian Chambers, Erin Roberts, Todd Papy and more.
  • Deejay Knight is showing off some Vanduul Swarm
  • Disco Lando is assembling a flyable Sabre model made from genuine 100% polystyrene
  • The model Sabre is flight ready, just
  • Lando designed the model but put the wings in backwards when he assembled it
  • Lando and Deejay are talking about the Saitek x55 and why Deejay likes his
  • There are approximately 2k entrants to the current Hornet raffle
  • Disco is discussing that the game is designed to be played in first person and while the game has a third person mode – it’s only for cinematic effect or seeing what you look like.
  • Deejay is demonstrating the different camera modes and the options available for using them.
  • Lots of swag is being given away at Gamescom, including a model Sabre, lanyards and pins.
  • They are talking the loadout of the F7C as Deejay plays in Vanduul Swarm
  • They are discussing the UI – what it shows and why they like it.
  • [Will we see anything regarding Star Marine?] They will not be showcasing Star Marine during the five-days stream on the showfloor. It is on track for 2.6. This doesn’t rule out it appearing on the Friday night party
  • Deejay Knight is talking about how he got into SC
  • Captain Richard played for 2 hours without dying. Deejay Knight sadly did not beat his record
  • Bad News Baron asked if it’s true that the giveaways will get better as more people watch the stream, Disco Lando has said to get more people to watch and it will probably happen
  • 15:00 Eastern/19:00 UTC Friday 19th is the party live stream
  • Deejay is talking about his preferred weapon loadouts in-game.
  • Disco is about to perform the next giveaway for the Hornet.
  • CMDR_J_Shepherd won the Hornet F7C, congratulations!
  • Disco is talking about Chris’ presence at Gamescom
  • Disco is trying to get Brian Chambers attention but so far is getting everyone BUT Brian’s attention
  • Explaining about the multiple studios around the globe and their duties with a brief overview of their history
  • Deejay is starting to feel more comfortable with the HOTAS and starting to get in his groove
  • Disco is talking about the cast for Squadron 42 – Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, etc.
  • Andy Serkis in the role of chair
  • Current giveaway is a Hornet F7C and Squadron 42 package
  • Lando to Dad Lando: I’m sorry about this
  • Tyler is not at Gamescom but working hard supporting the stream from his office
  • Lando somehow managed to blackout his entire floor at the hotel he’s staying at by using 1 too many power converters!
  • They are playing a Spectrum Match on the public servers in AC
  • Talk about the free fly currently going on and how SC is supported by crowdfunding
  • Deejay Knight is now wrapping up his time and saying goodbye for today
  • TheGoatMilkGuy has won the giveaway! Congratulations to you!
  • [13:55] Taking a quick break but coming back with Bad News Baron
  • They have resumed from their break.
  • Disco is joined by Bad News Baron
  • New giveaway is a 300i game package
  • Better Twitch TV is a free add-on for your browser that can improve your viewing experience by cutting out the !raffle and so on
  • Disco and BNB are going into ArcCorp.
  • Talk about the Stanton system and some background lore on the UEE and ArcCorp’s history
  • BNB is walking around the ArcCorp on the live server
  • Talk about the shops and what you can buy currently in ArcCorp
  • Having a look in Casaba and saying how you have a larger selection in ArcCorp than Crusader
  • Switching to Lando’s account so they have some more UEC to spend in the shops
  • Disco has just shown off the PC Guru magazine front cover that has a photo of Mark Hamill in-game on it.
  • Disco is discussing that Star Citizen is an MMO and what that means.
  • BNB is wearing an INN blue shirt in-game.
  • They are demonstrating the shopping system in the game and how each company has lore, etc.
  • Now walking through Astro Armada.
  • Demonstrating the areas of Area 18 where you can view the shipping traffic overhead.
  • Disco has noticed Weehamster in-game who he notices everywhere.
  • They are currently in Dumper’s Depot admiring the repair work.
  • Disco is talking about immersion in Star Citizen and what that means.
  • They are now exploring Jobwell and speculating on the item prices.
  • They have now moved into the Million Mile High Club.
  • Disco is explaining how you can gain access to the MMHC through the referral program.
  • Disco and BNB are going into racing.
  • BNB thinks he isn’t the best person to demonstrate racing using the M50.
  • They have crashed multiple times in the racing.
  • BNB is explaining the red-out and black-out in the game.
  • Disco is reminding him that Captain Richard hasn’t died once.
  • If you are at Gamescom or in Cologne they are having a meet up tonight, details are on the Star Citizen front page
  • BNB is explaining afterburner and boost
  • BNB is racing an M50 around rather gracefully
  • Disco is chatting about the component system and how you’ll need to plan to affect g-force tolerance and how what you are wearing could affect it.
  • BNB is going into Crusader
  • BNB is exploring Port Olisar and browsing the shops.
  • Pawn2196 won a Squadron 42 and Star Citizen game package with a 300i.
  • Final giveaway is a Constellation package
  • We are now in the final hour for the day
  • Brian Chambers has shown up. He’s sporting the Britney style of microphone as well
  • Lando’s talking about Yela and what it is in the universe
  • Jared took three attempts to log in. Shameful.
  • He seems to be having trouble with German layout keyboards
  • Brian Chambers has three different keyboard layouts at home.
  • BNB is flying a Sabre to Kareah to show off some of the in game weapons
  • Talking about the different travel methods available currently to ships.
  • The Starmap is NOT complete it does not show systems there are systems that have not been discovered and are not on the Starmap.
  • BNB is talking about 0-G combat
  • Disco is talking about how 0-G has to be considered when designing levels for Star Citizen.
  • There is VR support planned – preliminary groundwork is being laid down but it will be built later.
  • BNB is demonstrating how to use cover in 0-G.
  • Whoever is flying the Constellation right now, Lando loves your flying!
  • The damage state tech on single seater ships is in constant iteration
  • Camera 3 is down! Cameron is fixing it, it’s fine, it’s all fine.
  • Camera 3 is fixed on with gaffer tape
  • The buttons on the layout are only there as those are the 5 modules of SC Alpha, do not read any further into it than that.
  • 2.5 will be shown off later. 2.6 is not ready to be shown off yet
  • SC is on the cover of PC Games magazine as well
  • BNB is spawning a Starfarer
  • The more viewers, the bigger the giveaway will be!
  • Chantilas has won the Constellation package, congratulations!
  • And that’s it for the day, stream will be back tomorrow and so will our notes. From NYXT and Shiver thank you all and if you can please do watch the stream live.

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2 comments

  1. Weehamster

    I’m everywhere \o/
    And thanks INN for all the great work you do :-)

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