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Yesterday Chris Roberts was supposed to spend some hours on Redit discussing the new game in an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Unfortunately, due to a major technical glitch at the Amazon servers (or Start Citizen fans taking down yet another site by overwhelming it), Chris was forced to jump between Kickstarter and Redit to answer questions from fans.

Below, I do my best to compile the new information that came from Chris. (Note that it is in no particular order.)

  • Chris began by thanking everyone. Kickstarter is over $400,000 already (and at last check the main site was nearing $1.3 million).
  • The updated web site should be up tomorrow (with a soft launch tonight). They had to re-engineer part of the site for upgrades and to allow digital “add-on” packages. He also hopes to bring out some ship overviews tomorrow. (Author’s Note: Drool….)
  • Ship data should contain descriptions of the hard points, upgrade slots, engine components, etc. (Author’s Note: Heavy Drool….)
  • The...
Last night, Chris Roberts spent 30 minutes answering user questions in the Kickstarter forum. Given the intro comments, I believe Chris will make time weekly to respond to user’s questions.

What we learned last night:
  • Chris plans on implementing his own controlled servers to improve latency and prevent cheating (at least for people who don’t want to cheat). It is more expensive, but provides a better experience.
  • There will be a maximum velocity on ship speed for gameplay reasons.
  • There will be nose art! (We can hope...
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