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November 14, 2020 06:51  

Ran across this video of the game scale in SC and noticed that the YouTuber mentioned that the planets bio sphere changes with the Hight and heat of a planet, which is a really nice feature and much better than having just one type of bio on a planet.

He also mentioned that you need 32 GB of ram and a fast SSD to play the game, so it 's look like it will be a few more years before I get their. 😀


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November 14, 2020 11:30  

I have my reservations about this, I'm sure I'm not alone. One thing I want to touch on though is specs in general. Too many games these days are taxing even high end machines, this one needs 32GB RAM, Baldur's Gate 3 needs 150GB hard disk space. I get it that as we go forward games will continue to be far more resource draining, but studios would do well to pay very close attention to optimization and try to keep things reasonable. From strictly a "bean counter" point of view, (and no, I am not one), games that sit at the extremes in resource requirements automatically reduce their potential over-all sales. Of course, Star Citizen, with over 200 million USD raised in crowdfunding, could never sell a single game and still be considered a profitable endeavor. 


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November 15, 2020 04:25  

SC has always being a very divisive game and it has some insane specs, god only knows what sort of graphic card you would need but at the end of the day it's the one game that set the bar and the rest follow and hopefully we will see the different bios on one planet appear in other game.

 

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November 15, 2020 20:20  

This was a nice video, impressive really. Heh 3yrs ago I built a pc to play SC and now they have upped the specs again for smooth play....  maybe next year I will upgrade to 32gb, but I will be giving SC my year try in Dec so lets see how my PC does.


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November 18, 2020 01:48  

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A tip D1, head to Microtech this Friday. 😉 


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November 18, 2020 14:48  
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A tip D1, head to Microtech this Friday. 😉 

That CG presenter reminds of someone who used to be on Top Gear. 😀 


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November 18, 2020 17:46  

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And you would be correct, it's a space Jeremy Clarkson.


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November 19, 2020 08:03  

"See if you can keep up" ... indeed: with your real-life money!
<rant>I'm sorry I get the hype and these events must undeniably be quite fun, but I just watched a vid about a new ship and when it came to pricing I was expecting the usual "11 000 000 credits"... Except it was 230 €! Whaaaat !? </rant> 🙂


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November 19, 2020 14:46  

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Yeah, the ship prices got silly, real fast.


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November 20, 2020 12:12  

CG Clarkson back and he has a future Stig with him. 🤣 I only have the one ship and never felt any compulsion to buy any more.


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November 20, 2020 19:34  

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Ah! The Nomad. Already folk are comparing it to the Asp from Elite.


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November 21, 2020 01:27  
Posted by: @geraldine

Yeah, the ship prices got silly, real fast.

Do you know if it will be possible to acquire these models with in-game currency / effort or will they remain tied to RL money forever?


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November 21, 2020 04:35  

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CIG, and Chris Roberts especially, have often claimed that everything can be earned in game. Already it's possible to buy, or rent, some ships in the game with Alpha currency that can be earned, called aUEC. Also I have often loaned my ship to friends too. Still, this has not stopped many from building big fleets costing 1000s of dollars.


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November 21, 2020 04:45  

@geraldine Thanks that's good to know and certainly "feels right" 🙂


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