Star Citizen is going to be one of those games that are going to end up being an enormous time sync for anyone that gets into it. However, it's the time sink we've all wanted for a very long time. As of right now, a few of us were able to get into the test servers before the official release of the Alpha 3.0 build. I could go on and on about what that all means but it would take more time than I have. It's best to just direct you to a YouTube video that explains what the game currently is and what it eventually will be when it's at full retail release. Anyways, all you need to know right now if you're unaware of the details of the game is that it's basically a Star Trek/Star Wars/Expanse space sim. You can do almost anything you want, which is why we went with the Constellation.
The Constellation is a ship made by RSI (we're getting into game fluff here). There are currently 4 variants of the ship and we're debating between the Andromeda and Aquilla varients. The long short of it is that the Andromeda is a Multi-role ship and the Aquilla is an exploration ship. Either one will work really well for the general idea of what we want to do as an Organization but, the subtle differences between the two make a big impact on the game for us. Both ships have the same fixed weapon load-outs, the same cargo space, interiors and a slot for a snub fighter. One one hand, the Andromeda has two attack turrets, whilst the Aquilla has one attack turret and one sensor suite.
A lot of it comes down to how many people we end up getting into our Org once the game fully launches. The bare minimum to functionally pilot either of these ships is 3 people. A full crew compliment that would run the ship at its maximum potential would be between 6 and 8. If we end up with that amount, then the Andromeda would be perfect. Whilst if we end up with 10+, we can run an Aquilla and then have 2 people in one or two fighters running escort. The possibilities are pretty endless when it comes to what you can do in this game.
There are a ton of ships we could use. However, we really enjoy the idea of a multi-crew ship where we all have to work together and communicate to make this big, beautiful ship work effectively. Of course, we will eventually gather all sorts of ships, both personally and for the Org itself. For right now though, the Andromeda will be our main choice for exploring the galaxy.
If you're interested in getting into the game, comment below and we'll send you an invite to our Org and see you in the verse.
Below is a link to a video of a YouTuber that we actively follow that does a great job of compressing Star Citizen news to keep up to date on the development of the game. Take a look and let him know we sent you!
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