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Gigowatt

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  1. Pledge Buy Back

    Well....I suppose that changes things a bit....
  2. I need help with this one. You have 1 opportunity to buy back a pledge with store credits.NOTE: Valid for ONE pledge buy back with any amount of store credits applied Here are my options: Drake Dragonfly Yellowjacket Origin M50 Racer Anvil Gladiator Aegis Redeemer Aegis Gladiator Constellation Taurus Horney F7C-Ghost I know people will say things like "It's your decision" and "It depends on what you wanna do in game" or "Whats your budget?" I'm willing to concede that there really is no comparison between a dragonfly and a Taurus. I'm just asking for an opinion. Let it flow!
  3. List of active members?

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/citizens/Gigowatt
  4. I for one support the naming of the Military Division "Vermicious Kanids"!
  5. *This is a little story I am going to develop. If you want to be included leave a comment and I will add you in happily. You will never be the point of view character. That role is reserved for "YOU", or all of us if you catch my drift. If you have a piece of music you think will compliment a scene as it plays out, please suggest it. If you think it's great, I need the encouragement. If you think it's garbage say so. I'll definitely write you into an Alien Tentacles scene. The idea here is that you read along until you come to a youtube link of music, click it, listen for about a minute and contemplate the scene. Then continue reading. If the music is still playing when you reach the next song (It will be with the first one certainly) Go up and stop the music and start the next one. Enjoy! It's 0230 and you're on patrol of a jump point. Command hasn't told you what exactly is going on but you're pretty sure you overheard the word Valkyr being mentioned. The data link for your mobiglas isn't working, but even if it was working you wouldn't want to use it while sitting in the cockpit of a stealth fighter. That would be just stupid....right? You've been on patrol for two boring hours and the temptation to research what Valkyr means is building, but something in the back of your mind tells you it's something big. You are excited to have been asked to do this mission. Even as new as you are, sometimes being in the right place at the right time pays off, and this is the chance to prove yourself to the Org. Still, you can't get over how lonely it is out here in space in a fighter. So far you have only trained and qualified in fighters. This is your first real patrol. Until now you've been bouncing from turret to turret on different ships. And while that's fun, it's time for you to move up in the org. Training went well, and you proved fairly quickly that you could handle yourself in a fight. That said Hornets were alot different from Mustangs and Gladiators. You almost prefer the light fighter to the medium ones. You felt safer in the smaller faster ships. That seems counter intuitive but for you, speed wins. This old jalopy that you are piloting now? It's for dinosaurs. You were told by Ichi to take one of the Hornet Ghosts from the Organization Motorpool. This one had an odor that you couldn't quite place. Every 30 minutes or so your mind would snap back to trying to pin down exactly what the smell reminded you of. More importantly, but irrationally ignored, one of the thrusters on this old Hornet was sluggish and was clearly in need of maintenance. Still, you knew in a fight it would barely be a hinderance to you and you returned to the attempts to identify the pungent odor that somehow seemed to permeate metal. You even imagined that the smell was likely transferring from the joystick to your hand and would never come out of your glove again. THAT thought might screw you over in a fight. You lift your hand off the throttle controls to wipe away some dirt and examine it. This Hornet was on Daymar, and was likely one of the first Hornets the Org owned. Back in the early days one of the first mass conflicts Tactical Advance got into was on Daymar over some silly business. As I recall our leader, Tactical Advance himself was one of the first explorers in a rover on Daymar. Some scumbag in a fighter ambushed him and was trying to blast him off the planet. Luckily Tac brilliantly outmaneuvered the lousy pilot and saved the day. But once word got out that someone took a shot at the leader of the largest Org in the Universe....well....let's just say things got out of hand quickly. This fighter....this Ghost....suddenly it all comes together and you remember. The smell, the ship....Gigowatt....That guy has a tendency to live in his cockpit, and he eats...pickles...the vinegar smell swirled in your nostrils, and now that it was identified you could taste pickles. All you could envision was Gigowatt standing on the flight deck of his Hammerhead two weeks ago offering you a pickle out of a jar he had sitting next to the Captains chair. When you rejected it he gave you a sour look and told you that if you rejected his pickle it might be seen as treasonous. Luckily one of the female crewman gave him a disapproving glance and he digressed, albeit with a giant grin. This old bird belonged to Gigowatt? You aren't sure whether you appreciate it more or want to pull the eject handle and are mildy amusing yourself with the thought. The patrol arc ran from the jump point to a nearby asteroid field that is dense enough to hide a medium to large size ship. Unless something was hiding in there ahead of time it would never be able to sneak in, but you follow orders anyways and try to refocus so you don't miss anything. Whatever this mission is, it was unexpected. Another pilot, CeruleanEmpyrean is running the opposite end of the same arc. "He should be getting close to the Jump Point by now" you think to yourself. As the hours drone on you continue to rotate between your HUD, and the various bits of dust and the occasional axis correction, probably due to the sticking thruster. You again entertain the ejection notion when the radio comes blaring to life, nearly startling you so bad that your fingers just touching the ejection handle are now precariously too close to danger. Your hand snaps back to the throttle control as you listen to controlled but emphatic voice. "Wing Commander, this is Echo 1, I repeat Echo 1, please COME IN!" Cerulean announced. "A massive fleet is jumping into the system even as we speak!" "ALL ELEMENTS, Break silence......We have an unknown number of bogeys inbound". You recognize the voice as Akanoes. That's damned odd, what the hell is he doing all the way out here? Ichi's voice calmly came across the radio next. "A little premature to break silence but it's ok. I have just been notified that she's under her own power and we have two Squadrons of medium fighters on location. Why don't you tell us what you see out there Echo 1?" A moment passed, then another and you are starting to think about turning your ship for the Jump Point and kicking the after burner when Cerulean replys. "Sir, we have two Capital Ships, Idris class, 4 Polaris Corvettes, and what looks like at least 10 other large craft, Hammerheads, Connies, Retaliators and more. I don't have an accurate count of fighters yet Sir, and I don't think that they've launched all they got." Ceruleans report sent shivers down your spine. You don't know where Ichi, Akanoes and the others are, you know that the only way in or out of this system is blocked by a fleet you won't be sneaking past, and the only other person you KNOW is in the system, Cerulean is in worse shape than you. Ichi's voice came across calmly, "Echo 1, have you been detected yet?" "Absolutely Sir, they started jumping in damn near on top of me and there is no cover out here!" Cerulean exclaimed. "Echo 1, you are to make for the asteroid belt. I want you to try and lure them after you, make it look like your running" Ichi ordered. "I AM RUNNING!" Cerulean said loudly, but not shouting. He was definitely in control of his faculties. It was a stressful situation that you were honestly glad you hadn't encountered on your arc. But what now? Ichi continued "You will lure them to the asteroid belt, where you and your wingman, Echo 2, will play hide and seek until otherwise notifed, or until you are unable to do so any longer. You are not to go to the rendezvous under any circumstances". You decided to risk asking the question, "What about fuel Sir?" Somberly Ichi replied "You run until your dry. Shut down and conserve your oxygen in the asteroid belt for as long as you can. Play hide and seek. I promise you that we will be coming for you, but for right now we need a little more time to evacuate personnel." "What personnel need evacuating?" you think to yourself. Ichi continued "Trust me when I say that this is a turning point in the Universe, and Tactical Advance will come out victorious."he said, with a mild hint of pride as if from an old Hollywood Movie. "One last question Cerulean, do you know what Org it is?" "It's the Russians....РОДНОЙ КАНАЛ (Rodnoy Kanal) is here". Ceruleans voice broke. You imagined their Red ships coming through the Jump Point. Just then you realized that Cerulean was speeding towards you. s**t...in all this you had made it nearly half way back to the midpoint of the mission arc. "Get your ass in gear rookie! Lets get our tails to the asteroid field before those Russkies turn you into a hood ornament for one of those Idris'". You crank the stick to the left and throw the switch to the afterburners. The chase is on now.....and you're the bait! Just then over the civilian radio you hear a thick Russian accent in a maniacal laugh. "Hornet, Hornet, little Hornet, why you run from me? I want to make diplomatic relations...." You realize he's tracking Cerulean, and hasn't spotted your Ghost yet. Without question you identified your first kill, and you are confident he will die without ever knowing you were there. End of Week 1
  6. Story and Music! Week 1

    Thanks Lumpy! I'll try to live up to the title!
  7. Now my buyback list is even longer.....
  8. So....I'm not sure what it was about this ship, but it has tickled my fancy. I melted down a few things that I felt would not serve me in the roles that I feel i will be occupying. This thing looks like a beast, and I love it!
  9. How to install PTU 3.0

    I had some initial difficulties and frustrations. Some who only just subscribed are playing. Copy over to the PTU and try this link to install the Delta Installer. https://install.robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/RSI-Setup-1.0.0-ptu.25.exe By the way, 2.6.3 seems to be disabled because I couldn't get in.
  10. How to install PTU 3.0

    I'm so stoked. I got my invite code and I'm updating now. I had to work all day today and it was killing me. All is well now.
  11. The Anniversary Schedule

    Thank You for posting this.
  12. I got used to the maze. I look forward to any intruders getting mowed down because they don't know which way to go and I can scurry through crawl spaces and such.
  13. Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy - Ellis System

    I wonder how many resource treasures all those outlying rocky planets hold! Let's take the who system for our own!
  14. I watched a video yesterday where some guys put a Merlin in the bay of a Starfarer and transported it to a space station. I absolutely LOVE that the game is not so rigid as to prevent that sort of creativity and adaptability. That said I see our Org placing requests for fuel on long range missions and possibly some food or other sustaining items for deep space missions. The Starfarer seems to be the perfect answer to that call. Or fleets engaged in battles on the front will also need fuel, again, it's the answer. That's what I love about SC. It's not just different ships for the sake of looking different or pleasing the eye of different people. They actually have different purposes. I suppose it still remains to be seen if they can deliver on all the operational aspects of these ships. I'd love to see my Starfarer pull along side an Endeavor, or an Idris or something and see the fuel lines go out and hook up for refueling. Pretty much what OP said, it's an excellent opportunity.
  15. RSI Endeavor.

    I have an Endeavor. I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with it. I'm primarily interested in Military and Industrial aspects but something about the Telescope array got me excited. Unfortunately I only purchased the Endeavor base.... But I'm willing to investigate the possibilities once it goes live!
  16. So much in planning what ships to take depends on the routes available and options for traveling around dangerous space. Plus some of the transport ships are armed much better. I would much rather have a full compliment of competent gunners on board than 2 mediocre escorts that I've hired. Another option too is to break up the cargo onto two ships, if that's possible, and I don't know why it wouldn't be. But the idea of attacking two Connies and a couple of her snub fighters sounds less appealing to me than hitting one 890 Jump and a couple of escorts. In the end it all comes down to good mission planning.
  17. The UEE's civil defense corp eh? It could be the equivalent of the Civil Air Patrol. Basically the Cessna 172 of space.
  18. I intentionally took a break from Star Citizen for almost 2 years. I keep the application up to date, check my account and hangar and have kept my subscription going, but the video of planetside to space at the end there just reinvigorated me. I seriously hope that this lives up to my expectations. I still think it's possible that CR has taken so long to do this so that it will blow all of us away.
  19. Clock

    Does anyone have a clock on their desktop, or know of a good download widget or something that will allow you to have multiple time zones on your toolbar? Would be nice to have multiple time zones to help me remember. And for all you smart ass folks who say just do the math.....we don't take kindly to that math stuff round here!
  20. anyone play dayz standalone?

    I'm done with that busted game. It missed the target, and took WAY to long to get there. When DayZ first came out there was little arguing it was one of the best Zombie sims but, it's in the history books for me now. I can't knock you for playing it though, do it with the lights off and the sound WAY up. Enjoy!
  21. Headset/Mic

    What are you all running for headsets and microphones? My Plantronics is apparently not compatible with Windows 10. Beyond the fact that this is irritating as hell, it does have quite a few years on it so I'm looking for something new. I'm interested in why you use what you use.
  22. Merlin inside a Starfarer success

    Its like 5 Nights at Freddys, waiting for the Merlin to disappear out of the hangar and come try to kill us.
  23. The Gig Rig

    Case:Diablo Black ATX Full Tower PSU: Corsair 850 Watts, Go ahead, tell me it's too much, I dare you. Motherboard: ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 84W BX80646I74770K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM Graphics card: ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Sound card: They still make these? I remember Soundblaster....does that make me old? Hard Drive(s): INTEL SSD Operating System:Windows 8.1 NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER! Monitors: Samsung 32" LED and an old Asus 24" LED Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G910 and G502 It won't let me upload a pic. It's only 140 KB...oh well.
  24. The Gig Rig

    500 usually gets the job done but I have suffered damage in the past when running dual video cards, multiple SSD's and enough fans that if the computer were a transformer it would turn into a SHIELD Helicarrier. Anyways, I currently only have one 780, I'll be upgrading it soon. Thanks for the IMGUR tip.
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