Aug 18

Gamescom Day 2 Coverage

Hello Citizens and welcome to coverage of Star Citizen at Gamescom 2016 – Day 2!

Summary

By NYXT and Shiver

  • [7:30am] Stream started with a countdown to 8am UTC.
  • [8am] Stream has started.
  • BNB will be hosting at the start of the stream.
  • They are in Hall 9 at Gamescom for the broadcast.
  • Yesterday there was a line wrapped around the booth.
  • Booth is modelled after an Idris bridge and is sponsored by Intel – they are providing solid state drives for development.
  • Saitek provided the X55 HOTAS that are being used. Demo machines are using the new X56 HOTAS.
  • There will be giveaways of SC+SQ42 game packages. As viewer number increases, better ships will be available.
  • Favorite tweets throughout the day will be shown on stream and the best tweets at the end of the week will win prizes.
  • Disco is starting the Aurora LN game package giveaway now and it will last an hour.
  • If you retweet a garbled image on the official twitter account then they will release a new ship image – Help the Herald! Link available on the Summary page.
  • Twerk17 will be co-hosting for the first section.
  • BNB will be leading a tour of the Crusader system in the 2.4 live patch.
  • BNB and Twerk will answer questions from the Twitch chat throughout their section.
  • They are discussing how long they have been backers.
  • BNB won’t be showing anything new today for existing backers.
  • BNB is explaining how you can play with friends.
  • They are also explaining the clothing mechanics and how that works with airlocks.
  • They are discussing how the game is designed for first-person – that you play your character first and foremost, not the ship.
  • Twerk is explaining the lore of Crusader.
  • BNB is aiming to demonstrate multi-crew ships in Crusader in a Constellation Andromeda.
  • BNB is explaining repair in future and what Cry-Astro does in the current patch.
  • They are explaining Star Citizen’s professions and what that means.
  • They are exploring the Constellation and explaining what things do and how components have physical locations.
  • Twerk is explaining the purpose of the Comm-Arrays in the current Crusader area.
  • They are discussing different ships and ship manufacturers.
  • Twerk has been asked to explain the different weapon sizes.
  • They are having issues getting the in-game audio on the stream.
  • They are explaining 6 degrees of freedom and some of the features of the IFCS – like decoupling.
  • They are currently visiting a Comm-Array to turn it on.
  • BNB is explaining how ship re-spawning works with the current insurance system.
  • They have currently boarded a Starfarer.
  • They are going to another instance to avoid stream sniping.
  • BNB is currently demonstrating the mobiGlas.
  • Specifically the missions and what that entails.
  • There is a mix of 2.4 and 2.5 on the showfloor.
  • They are still running around Port Olisar attempting to spawn a ship.
  • They are discussing the other races in the game, specifically the Xi’An as they are flying an Xi’An Scout.
  • They are exploring Kareah and demonstrating FPS combat.
  • Brian Chambers has shown up.
  • They are attempting to hack the Kareah terminal to lower their criminal rating.
  • They are locked up in their spawn room for dying as a criminal.
  • Their criminal rating has expired and they are attempting to board a Constellation.
  • The raffle is meant to be drawn but they didn’t start it properly.
  • First raffle will stop in five minutes.
  • They are talking about the Vanduul and the Admiral Bishop speech.
  • They are talking about Star Citizen being an MMO and the recent PC Games article where Chris spoke about the network code.
  • They are discussing the Vanduul Scythe that they will be flying.
  • They are drawing the first raffle for the Aurora LN package.
  • Congratulations to HOLLOWBARISTA for winning the Aurora LN game package.
  • Another raffle is starting for a Origin 300i game package.
  • They are still attempting to clear their wanted level at Kareah.
  • They got killed in Kareah.
  • They are discussing how the handling of ships differ.
  • They are discussing how much there is to do for players that aren’t interested in combat.
  • They are discussing ballistic vs laser weapons and which they prefer.
  • Currently they are exploring Yela with a Super Hornet.
  • They have arrived at Kareah having ejected from the Super Hornet.
  • They are discussing the modularity of weapons that will come in future patches.
  • They are entering a Vanguard to leave Kareah and discussing why they like it.
  • They are currently talking about the Origin 300i as that is the ship in the current giveaway.
  • They are talking about what type of specs the game is designed for and what it means that Star Citizen is a PC game.
  • They are discussing when it is expected that procedural planets will be added.
  • They are explaining how the gameplay around Comm-Arrays work.
  • BNB is changing to co-host for Deejay Knight for the next two hours.
  • A reminder that the more people who watch will trigger bigger giveaways.
  • They are discussing the X55 that they are using to play the game.
  • They don’t have any outward facing monitors on the booth because of German laws regarding FPS footage.
  • They are about to draw the raffle for the Origin 300i game package.
  • Congratulations to SCHELALLAREN for winning the Origin 300i game package!
  • They are taking a five minute break.
  • They have returned from break. Deejay Knight is hosting and Captain Richard is co-hosting.
  • They are starting the next raffle – a SC+SQ42 package with a Hornet F7C.
  • They are loading into Port Olisar to continue to have fun in the mini PU.
  • They are currently shopping in Casaba Outlet.
  • They are currently moving to another strut so they can fly a Hornet F7C – the ship being given away.
  • They have spawned the Hornet and are chatting about what ships they enjoy flying.
  • They are chatting about what they think of the new Saitek X56.
  • Deejay is going to Covalex to do the “P.I. Wanted” mission.
  • The game crashed and they are restarting it while commenting on the abundance of blue lighting.
  • They are heading back to Covalex to continue their mission.
  • Star Citizen is in the back of hall 9 – they are next to the Twitch and Oculus booth.
  • The game has crashed again. Disco has returned.
  • Disco is teasing that he saw something amazing for the presentation and that we’ve never seen him this happy.
  • Deejay is heading to another strut so he can spawn his desired ship.
  • Deejay has spawned another hornet and is heading back to Covalex.
  • They have arrived at Covalex and are talking about their preferred techniques for tackling the mission.
  • They are now answering questions about lifetime insurance in the game.
  • Deejay was killed in Covalex.
  • They are moving to another strut to spawn their ship so that people stop knocking them out the way.
  • They are discussing Big Bennies noodles while entering their ship to return back to Covalex.
  • They are answering questions about the upcoming netcode fixes.
  • The chat is coming up with ideas for a slogan for the Pips vending machine that sits beside Big Bennies.
  • Deejay is entering Covalex again.
  • Deejay completed Covalex and got the good ending – he is returning to his ship.
  • Deejay has died
  • They are wrapping up the Hornet game package raffle.
  • Congratulations to DAANDUDE for winning the Hornet game package
  • A wild Disco has appeared. The line around the booth is so long that it is a one and a half hour wait to get in. They are blocking another booth.
  • The next giveaway is a Hornet giveaway.
  • If you tweet Pips (drink can vending machine) slogans at #StarCitizen then you might win a prize.
  • Captain Richard is giving a brief overview of Project Pitchfork
  • They are chatting about Gamescom being huge – there are 11 halls, one of the halls that they walked through yesterday only had 2K, Ubisoft and EA in it.
  • It is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the world.
  • Star Citizen is A051 in Hall 9 at Gamescom.
  • Deejay is talking about the Squadron/Star Citizen add on
  • Deejay is repairing his ship at CryAstro to demonstrate that functionality.
  • He’s landed at Covalex
  • Deejay is going through the mission aiming to get the bad ending
  • Brian Chambers has been spotted behind the streamers. soon
  • Deejay’s ship has been destroyed by someone in the PU
  • Deejay spawned without hands.
  • They are sharing their distaste for lactose based liquids in cartons.
  • Captain Richard and Deejay are talking about some of the larger ships they like
  • Deejay is explaining the minimum specs required for the game
  • They are currently completing some ICC missions.
  • Deejay is going to try and get to Kareah
  • They are talking about diets.
  • Deejay has died again while flying an M50
  • They will be wrapping up the current giveaway for the game package with a Hornet.
  • Congratulations to TYCHO_NOVA for winning the Hornet F7C game package.
  • They have taken a five minute break.
  • They have returned to hour four of the Day 2 Gamescom stream.
  • Disco and Twerk are here at the moment.
  • There is a “Help the Herald” image being teased that can be unlocked by retweeting.
  • The new giveaway is a 300i package
  • A reminder that the party is tomorrow at 3pm Eastern and 9pm UTC.
  • Twerk is going out into the PU with the aim of being a pirate
  • He aims to become a level 5 pirate by turning off Comm-Arrays.
  • Twerk is changing his loadout on his Sabre
  • Twerk’s turned off a Comm Array
  • They plan to increase their CrimeStat rating by finding lone Crusader Security and killing them.
  • Twerk’s acquired a level 2 CrimeStat
  • Explaining that the Comm Array will reset after a certain amount of time
  • They are explaining the different types of missiles and detection systems in place.
  • There is also Pedro Camacho music playing.
  • Disco just saved the day – we have no more context than that
  • Twerk is trying to lose his criminal status by going into Kareah
  • Twerk has died and is waiting out his detainment in his spawn room.
  • DrWalston has won the raffle, congratulations!
  • The next giveaway is a mystery and will be decided after an hour depending on the viewer count – it will not be an Aurora LN, 300i or Hornet.
  • Twerk is giving a little tour of the Mustang Beta interior
  • Disco Lando’s sister was once bitten by a moose oh deer
  • Twerk’s noticed the port slots on armour and has given a brief summary of how the port system may work on armours
  • Disco has come in the stream to explain the reason Grim Hex has cables attached to certain asteroids, short version is they were erratic asteroids that are potential hazards and were kept in place with the cables
  • Twerk and a small team are attempting to lower their criminal rating to 0 by activating the console in Kareah
  • He was shot and killed by a sniper
  • The current giveaway is a surprise!
  • They are heading to ArcCorp to buy a flight suit that is only available in Area 18.
  • “Space is dark”. – Twerk
  • Walking around Casaba looking for clothes
  • They are now explaining how much you need to pledge in order to play the game and what the pledges mean.
  • It is also mentioned that ships often have a single purpose and are designed to excel at a single function but can be used in other situations just not as effectively
  • The winner of the mystery ship is MysticRabbit. He won a MISC Freelancer.  Congratulations
  • They are taking a five minute break.
  • They’ve returned. Captain Richard is hosting and Deejay Knight is co-hosting.
  • Disco is here just now.
  • Gamescom is packed.
  • They are going exploring in Port Olisar.
  • Captain Richard is talking about the 315p and giving a brief overview
  • They are talking about the upcoming ship reworks for ships that were completed earlier in the project.
  • They have left the instance to find another one.
  • Captain Richard is continuing to explore Crusader.
  • He has currently arrived at Yela.
  • He is also discussing the upcoming ability to lock your ships.
  • Captain Richard is giving some background on SC lore and how in game items are all made by companies that are established in lore.
  • He’s watching a dog fight while he EVAs
  • Captain Richard is explaining the difference between lead and lag pips.
  • Captain Richard is demonstrating the multi-crew mechanics that we have currently.
  • Congratulations to Wracker for winning a Freelancer game package.
  • They are watching a Constellation, a Starfarer and a Freelancer fly around them as they EVA
  • The Starfarer was destroyed by a Starfarer Gemini
  • The current giveaway is a Constellation Aquila package
  • Demonstration of what happens when you open an airlock without a spacesuit
  • They’ve walked out into the landing pads on Port Olisar and see a damaged Cutlass
  • Captain Richard was terminated in his ship on the landing pad
  • He’s assembling a crew and getting ready to crew a Starfarer Gemini
  • Talking about the size and layout of the Starfarer
  • Captain Richard has noticed something big going down in a booth behind them
  • Showing how you can get out of the pilot’s seat in a ship and walk around the vessel (if it’s large enough)
  • Deejay is giving an overview of multicrew
  • Brian Chambers is photo bombing some people at the booth
  • Captain Richard is cruising past Yela in his 315p
  • Showing off the Constellation Aquila in hangar
  • Stream died
  • And it’s back
  • Showing the top pod in the Aquila
  • Fylen26 has won the giveaway congratulations to you!
  • And that’s it for the day, stream will be back tomorrow and the Gamescom presentation is tomorrow as well 19:00 UTC we will be live blogging it as it happens as well. From NYXT and Shiver thank you all and if you can please do watch the stream live

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3 comments

  1. Noeve

    Thanks, INN~!

  2. Gunvalk

    Thanks for the hard work!

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