Above image is one I took ingame in “social module” earlier.
I suggest anyone interested in Star Citizen to watch their livestream from their yearly event Citizencon, now from Manchester UK today.
For those unfamiliar with the upcoming (but we dont know when 🙂 game , visit this link :
Traditionally during such events CIG tend to offer a limited supply of ships with full life time insurance, at reduced cost for a limited period of hours to max a week.
As usual we dont know what ships or other offers that “goes on sale”.
Buying a ship / package, is fully voluntary and any ship can be earned / purchased by credit ingame later.
But then without the LTI (Life Time Insurance).
Instead player must/should purchase time limited insurance etc.
For us that have the extra cash, we invest into the development of the game.
Our funding is used to add new content and enriching the game for everyone.
Doing so, we also can influence development of game by requesting changes or adding of content etc.
Buying into the more expensive LTI packages when their released, gives us valuable LTI on the ship and all its modules.
Which again makes it easier for us who have plans of leasing out our ships ingame at a later stage.
Thus we dont have to worry about someone crashing the ship etc.
Size and comparison (borrowed image):
Far left, the bigger ship is an Carrack explorer ship, about 123 meter long. Multi crew (5) and includes the Rover vehicle for scouting the planet side. Costed originally $350 when on sale with LTI.
Constellation on right side, similar design as Carrack, is a multipurpose ship. Costed $200-300 model depending etc.
Largest ship in above image, Idris Corvette, original cost was $1000 (Type M), and then type P came along at $1250 , both with LTI.
Smaller fighters $30 and more.
Newest ship in pre release is Endeavor, a multi purpose ship of length 203m.
Cost $350 for barebone variant without modules, or upto $900 for maxed out variant.
Modules can be changed etc and purchased as wanted.
Last months the ship damage system have been reinvented so to speak, and then it was time for the explosion effects etc.
Heres a sample of how that look, seen from outside when a Constellation explodes, plus the inside (at end of video).