Star Citizen – Capture the Core – Opinion after a few plays

I’ve played the Capture the Core mode on Star Citizen Arena Commander a few times. It’s pretty fun. Basically it is capture the flag. Standard rules where your core must be present to capture the enemy core. The cores are in a ring in space. You must fly through the center to grab the core. The fine is plenty wide, and you can miss the core and still go through the ring. CaptureTheCore I’ve only played on Broken Moon so far. I’ve seen it proven that grabbing the core and hiding in the asteroids is a valid strategy. I have also noticed that radar doesn’t pick up everyone everywhere anymore. I have seen the core on the HUD, but not the ship carrying it until the ship passes into view from behind an object. This is new. Previously, all ships were visible always. I fly the speedy 300i with the shields on rear up to max. Since this covers the majority of my ship, it offers a lot of protection. It’s pretty easy to snag the core and fly back for a capture if our core is present. I don’t die that much, but neither do I get that many kills. I’m not sure if the weapon strength is a lot less, ships are tougher, or there is some bug, but there is a lot less dying as far as I can see. I tend to be able to hit things, so just not sure. I should play Squadron Battle to see how it compares, see if this change is across the board. Network issues appear to be non-existent now. This is after multi-player was opened to everyone! This provides a much better experience. I enjoy the new mode! It’s good to have a 300i, which I see holding the majority in CTC, which feels suited for the job of running cores. Because there is more than just Pew Pew, I think I favor this mode so far. 15 minute live play:   If you’d like to know more about Star Citizen, check out the Official Site, as well as the Guard Frequency podcast, of which I’m the community manager of.

Legacy of Romulus – Borgs and Brains

Secret identity secured, we flew Nohtho Thrai’s ship to the Unroth system and created a ruse in which I warned the Tal Shiar of an impending attack. It was all for show, but our deceptions proved successful and put us in the good graces of the Tal Shiar. This allowed be to beam over to the lead enemy vessel, where a KDF prisoner was being held. I took the liberty of exploring the security commander’s office and gather some information. There was some rather embarrassing information on his computer. Apparently he had been having an affair with someone and he had just discovered was a blood relative of his. His mistress had secretly been after some of his family wealth, and had been using him to get information. There’s more details, some quite disturbing, but considering I think he’s dead now, I’ll just leave it at that. screenshot_2013-09-14-13-53-18 Before he died, however, I did put him in his place when he found me in his office. Some people act tough, and many people are intimidated by them, but I overpowered him with pure presence.

Legacy of Romulus – Hostile Takeover

Sorry my that of late my story has been silent, but I was not in a position send communications, for I as assumed to be dead. I was not, however. The Republic had a lead on getting my undercover. They have been recruiting members of the Republic. No Tal Shiar in their right mind would allow me in their ranks as they all want me as dead as I want them. However, they did have their eye on a Republic Reman, Nohtho Thrai, who was getting disenchanted with D’Tan’s ways. Someone on his ship sent word. That informant hasn’t been heard from since. We took a damaged shuttle out to where Nohtho was suspected to be, near a planet. Between the shuttle and planet was a cloaked ship. screenshot_2013-10-06-18-07-36 I put out a distress call when Nohtho’s ship was in range, and they came, and beamed be aboard. Feigning injury, I was sent to sick bay and spoke with Nohtho there. Meanwhile his crew was salvaging what they could from the freighter. I was able to determine through conversation that Nohtho was indeed intending in joining the Tal Shiar. screenshot_2013-10-06-15-01-09 That’s when I triggered a signal to the cloaked ship, which was a Republic science ship. Using it’s finely tuned scanners and transporter systems, it beamed Nohtho and myself from his ship down to the planet, the science ship bridging the distance between the two. There I slayed him without a moments hesitation. I focused all of my mental energies and tore his mind apart in his confusion, then broke his neck. screenshot_2013-10-06-15-16-23 A group of KDF ships arrived on cue and “captured” Nohtho’s ship, which would now be my ship. Later, I would “escape” from the Klingon’s and keep the identity of Nohtho, and act as him to go undercover.