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    Akanoes got a reaction from Tactical Advance in Reverse the Verse - Ships of Alpha 3.2   
    Vehicle Pipeline Director John Crewe stops by to answer questions from backers about the seven new ships being added to Star Citizen Alpha 3.2.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Tactical Advance in Around the Verse - Up Your Arsenal   
    Get a look at two of the new weapons hitting the Persistent Universe in 3.2, a Star Citizen project update, and a brutal bugsmashing courtesy of Mark Abent.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Tactical Advance in Reverse the Verse - Ships of Alpha 3.2   
    Vehicle Pipeline Director John Crewe stops by to answer questions from backers about the seven new ships being added to Star Citizen Alpha 3.2.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from solarfire in Reverse the Verse - Scanning and YOU   
    Don't scan so close to me! Designer Kirk Tome and engineer Mark Abent answer questions LIVE regarding our new scanning system, coming online in the upcoming Star Citizen Alpha 3.2.
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    Akanoes reacted to SleeppingWolf in Q&A: Crusader Hercules Starlifter   
    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/16589-Q-A-Crusader-Hercules
     
    How can an outpost defend itself against a bombing from a Hercules A2?
    Players can protect themselves from air attacks by setting up anti-air defenses. As far as destroying an outpost goes, that’s something we’re looking into, along with the ramifications it would have on the law system.
     
    What is Medium and Heavy Armor when talking about ships?
    Light, medium, and heavy indicate the general degree of additional protection the armor gives to the ship. Each armor type offers different resistances, but it also has an impact on the weight of the ship.
     
    Does it have beds, a bathroom, and a kitchen?
    All variants have three beds for the main crew, as well as a small kitchen area and a single toilet/shower combo. The Hercules is not made for long comfortable journeys through space, so it doesn’t need anything more luxurious.

    Does the Hercules have entrances other than the large ramps, or will the cargo bay have to be decompressed every time you need to exit the ship?
    Players can get into the Hercules either using the ramps or via a small lift around the middle of the cargo bay. From there, you can either go to the ground level, the cargo bay, or the cockpit.
     
    Can we expect to see bomb racks and bays for other ships too (like the Retaliator), or are bombs limited to the A2 and other future ground assault ships and vehicles?
    At the moment, only the Hercules A2 and future ground assault ships are planned to have bombs. However, we’re looking at ways of allowing a few select ships we’ve already announced or released (like the Retaliator) to transport and use bombs, although they might not be able to carry the impressive S10-sized bombs like the Hercules.

    For cargo running, what advantage does the C2 Hercules have over the cheaper Starfarer that uses Cargo pods in place of Fuel pods?
    External cargo pods, as featured on the Starfarer, are more exposed and vulnerable than those on the Hercules. Plus, the Starfarer isn’t made to transport vehicles, which is the main point of the Hercules.
     
    How do S10 MOABs compare to S10 torpedoes?
    In terms of size, the bombs are larger than the torpedoes. The bombs are also unguided, offer a wider damage radius, and higher damage. Like missiles and torpedoes, bombs might have different specs in the future for different damage types and situations.
     
    How do the interior living quarters compare between the ships? Are the C-2’s more liveable compared to the spartan cabins of the M2 & A2?
    In terms of functionality, the interior living quarters are the same between all variants of the Hercules Starlifter that use the M2 as the base. However, like some other ships having military variants, it’s possible that the materials might differ.

    Can you tell us more about the “Six Hardpoints of Countermeasure” of the Hercules?
    Like every other ship, the Starlifter has several countermeasure launchers at strategic placements around the body. Due to its size and shape, the Starlifter has six launchers installed, compared to the four of the Starfarer. There are two near the rear cargo bay, two next to the landing gear, and two on the rear wings.
     
    If you drop a gravity assisted cluster bomb in space, can you create a minefield?
    It depends on how we make the bomb detonation work. Currently, we’re thinking that they will trigger on impact. However, we will look at proximity and time later on.
     
    What is the smallest size pad that the Hercules can land on, and will it fit onto the pads of the small/medium rest stops and orbital stations that are coming into the game?
    The Hercules Starlifter, like other ships of similar size, will only fit on large landing pads.

    How does the C2 ‘medium’ armor compare to the Starfarer-Gemini ‘upgraded’ armor?
    The Starfarer Gemini’s upgraded armor is a heavy model, akin to the Starlifter M2. The Starlifter C2’s medium armor is similar to the regular Starfarer’s armor.
    How can the C2 survive a defensive engagement with only 2xM coolers to cool 2xL shield generators when similar ships (Starfarer/Gemini, Genesis, Caterpillar, Carrack) ALL have 2xL coolers to only cool 1xL shield generator?
    While it’s better for anyone flying a C2 to have an escort nearby, this configuration should still last long enough to get away or call for help. The other ships mentioned all have to use their power in ways that the Starlifter doesn’t, be it to run life support, computers, or other modules).

    What are the specific roles of the three crewmen on the M2?
    The crew roles on the M2 are similar to other ships of the same configuration: one pilot, one co-pilot that has access to some of the remote turrets, and a dedicated gunner that has full control of the turrets.
     
    Is the cargo-space in the A2 usable for normal cargo if the bombs aren’t equipped?
    The A2 has half the cargo space of the M2. When bombs aren’t equipped, the bomb ordnance system is still present, so it’s impossible to store cargo in this area. However, you can still put 234 standard cargo units (SCU) in the front half of the ship (that’s if you don’t decide to put a Tumbril Nova tank there instead!).
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Benjamin_Smaridge in Hercules series now on sale for everyone   
    The entire Hercules family excels in numerous military, civilian, and humanitarian aid applications.
     
    Get yours here!

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    Akanoes got a reaction from Benjamin_Smaridge in Reverse the Verse - Service Beacons   
    Designer Rob Reininger and Engineers Chad McKinney and Michael Dillon discuss the continuing development of the Service Beacon system, integral to bringing players together in the Star Citizen persistent universe.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Benjamin_Smaridge in Gift Card Value in Game lower than Cash.   
    Well spotted and totally agree on this point!
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Benjamin_Smaridge in Gift Card Value in Game lower than Cash.   
    Well spotted and totally agree on this point!
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Benjamin_Smaridge in Gift Card Value in Game lower than Cash.   
    Well spotted and totally agree on this point!
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Bursar in Around the Verse - The Labours of Hercules   
    This week, Ricky Jutley returns with another PU project update, and Jared serves up a double helping of Ship Shape, with looks at the Anvil Hurricane and the reveal of a new series of concept ships.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Bursar in Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy - Oso System   
    Do you like exotic developing star systems and strange alien species? Then Oso might be for you. Let Cherie Heiberg take you on a tour, in a new episode of Loremaker's.
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    Akanoes reacted to FriendCalledFive in Scavenger hunt on 1st of April   
    You have to re-copy your PTU account
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Tactical Advance in Around the Verse - The Sounds of Science   
    This week on Around the Verse, we check in with LA Studio Director Eric Kieron Davis for a Star Citizen project update, and get a detailed look at how sound factors into the immersion and storytelling of the Persistent Universe. 
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Tactical Advance in Around the Verse - The Sounds of Science   
    This week on Around the Verse, we check in with LA Studio Director Eric Kieron Davis for a Star Citizen project update, and get a detailed look at how sound factors into the immersion and storytelling of the Persistent Universe. 
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    Akanoes reacted to Fury_1 in Pics from the last Org Event   
    Pictures taken by FriendCalledFive during the last ORG Event. Notice the Geycat which was driven into and parked in the back of my Cutlass Black. I then went in and bought some cargo at a terminal and the game calculated the loss of cargo space from the Greycat and gave me at the terminal the reduced amount of cargo space available.
     
    https://imgur.com/a/O0rMU
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    Akanoes got a reaction from FriendCalledFive in Reverse the Verse - The Jim Martin Experience   
    Production Illustrator Jim Martin (Star Trek, Starship Troopers, Matrix & Alien film series and more) stops by to chat his work for Star Citizen.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from FriendCalledFive in Around the Verse - Reclamation Now   
    This week sees a new installment of Ship Shape, where Jared gives us a look at the Aegis Reclaimer and the Tumbril Cyclone, with a little help from last week's studio audience.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from FriendCalledFive in Around the Verse - Reclamation Now   
    This week sees a new installment of Ship Shape, where Jared gives us a look at the Aegis Reclaimer and the Tumbril Cyclone, with a little help from last week's studio audience.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from LordSeb in The age old question. AMD or Intel.   
    AMD has been losing the fight for a while now, their latest CPU's are getting there, but only in the multitasking segment not gaming. If you wanna go budget though, I think AMD might have the upper hand, but not too sure since I don't really pay attention to budget too much :P
     
    If you wanna game, always go Intel =3
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    Akanoes got a reaction from FriendCalledFive in Around the Verse - Performance and Optimization   
    On a very special episode, Sandi Gardiner and Sean Tracy welcome a live studio audience to the ATV set for the first time ever. Our guests are treated to this month's Star Citizen Project Update, an in-depth look into the ongoing optimization process, and a few choice "jokes". 
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    Akanoes reacted to FriendCalledFive in 3.1 is rumoured to be with avocados   
    The patch notes are here:
    https://pastebin.com/vXmzmWs0
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Benjamin_Smaridge in Around the Verse - Los Angeles Studio Update   
    This week, Sandi and Dave Haddock check in with Los Angeles Studio Director Eric Kieron Davis to get the scoop on what's been going down in LA since last we checked in.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from Bursar in Reverse the Verse - Refueling, Repairing & Rearming   
    Designers Will Maiden and John Crewe discuss the recently revealed Aegis Vulcan and the future of refueling, repairing and rearming gameplay mechanics.
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    Akanoes got a reaction from FriendCalledFive in Aegis Vulcan now on sale ($200)   
    Make versatility a reality with the 2948 Vulcan from AEGIS Dynamics. A support ship redefining the three R’s to mean -- Refuel. Repair. Rearm. 
     
    Refuel stranded ships or top off those running dangerously low. Focused design from famed AEGIS engineer Parnell Rowan means the Vulcan is ready to work for you. Whether on a refueling run or hauling supplies in the rear cargo hold, the word that might best embody the Vulcan is resourceful. 
     
    Repair damaged ships without risking a spacewalk. The Vulcan comes standard with BARD drones and support stations to oversee repairs. Built in drone launchers makes their deployment possible even under stressful situations. Another tool on the Vulcan’s versatile utility belt. 
     
    Rearm others when needed most. Balancing fire power and protection, the Vulcan holds its own in a scrap. Countless UEE Navy pilots can attest to its capabilities, as the ship has been a battlefield staple for centuries.
     
     
    For more information (and to buy it) go here.
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