Yeah, I have really been enjoying using it, not because I don't or can't bind those keys, but just the feel of using it as an extra input device. The devs for it are also active on their Discord Server through the development process. Yesterday they were asking for everyone's input on a design choice they were trying to make. Feedback was given and they made changes based on what everyone was saying. It really feels like a project that is coming up out of the community.neat
that gameglass thing looks cool
A concerted effort is being put into 3.5 by TEST to start getting its Divisions off the ground because they need to happen sooner rather than later and after having waited years and years for the game to catch up to the planning it is now time. Those that were around when the Group Forums were still fully active will remember there was much more than this to Rock Raiders and going forward it will be brought out again as more of SC comes online.The mission of Rock Raiders is to provide a home and social hub for the members of TEST who wish to partake in the industrial professions that Star Citizen offers, such as Mining, Salvaging, and Repair. The Industry Division will build a strong backbone that TEST Squadron can rely on in times of peace and times of war. The overriding priority is, and always will be, to have fun and do what brings us the most profit.
The purpose of Rock Raiders is to be the industrial engine of TEST Squadron and give those who wish to focus on the more non-combat money making professions in the game a place to call home within the Organization. Rock Raiders is the Industry Division of TEST Squadron with all that entails. The Division will support member’s activities and in turn they will support the Division through their actions and participation in official operations to accomplish overarching objectives for the Division and Organization as a whole. The Division will pursue all avenues available to provide members with profit opportunities that will benefit everyone involved. Above all else the aim is to have fun. Whether it comes from small group operations, large Division or Org-wide ops, owning a large mining station, or trying to mine an enemy capital ship’s hull, Rock Raiders will do whatever is most fun for people and what makes the most profit at the time.
neatRock Report #4 2019 - Last Time on Star Citizen: The Next Generation
Welcome back to the Rock Report, the monthly newsletter for the Industry Division. Patch 3.5 Live s on the horizon…..still….. and at the time of this writing is still in PTU due to a number of major issues. In any case just to give a heads up, Events will start again with 3.5 Live. Now on with the show.
A Channel! A Rock Raiders Channel!
Rock Raiders now has a channel on the TEST Discord for all things Rock Raiders. In the TEST Discord just scroll down to the Star Citizen Channels and there it is. With this comes an OPTIONAL opt-in Role which can be acquired by just by asking @Black Sunder , @Printimus , or any Officer/Moderator. To be clear it can and will be pinged using this Role if there is important information to pass along or if an Event is coming up. This role can be dropped any time by asking any Officer or Moderator who is online so please do not mute the Server. The Role can be dropped just as easily as it was given.
Please note that having this Role does not exclude anyone from having other Roles such as Merchants, Yellow Jackets, or TEST Marines.
The 3.5 Survey Plan Goals
Anyone that has been following along on Discord or the TEST Forum knows Rock Raiders will be performing a Survey of ArcCorp’s Moons Wala and Lyria and mine them once 3.5 goes to the Live server. After that the Survey will go to Hurston and its Moons and repeat the process before finding its way to Crusader and Delemar. There are several Goals for this Survey:
Prospectors for Humanity
- Teambuilding and regular group Mining
- Update the TEST Mining Guide
- Create a knowledge base for TEST with the data gathered
- Determine general range of yield, profit, and rarity of rocks and their component minerals on each Moon/Planet/Belt.
- Have fun <- This is the really important one.
Along with the Survey once 3.5 goes Live there will follow regular Mining Events both on Weekdays and Weekends. If someone does not have a Prospector do not worry, there are a few spares to loan around and if the group stays a regular thing then one of its goals will be to help those that do not have a Prospector purchase one with an eye later toward other group goals.
The Greycat Industrial Cydnus(aka The Spider Miner)
Early on in Star Citizen’s development CIG showed off a nifty and novel vehicle which at the time was only known as The Spider Miner by the community.
Since that time it was seemingly forgotten until the Sq42 trailer showed a group of them mining some asteroids in The Coil. It showed up again once the Sq42 roadmap was published late last year and the Cydnus is its name, manufactured by Greycat Industrial.
Will we see it in the PU? Most certainly, but not anytime soon because the essential component for it that is missing is a carrier of some kind. The Cydnus is not a ship and can not fly itself except maybe short distances to different asteroids or scramble around on a moon or planet on its legs. When it does come into the PU, expect it to be a hot item.
Rock Raiders Mission & Purpose
A concerted effort is being put into 3.5 by TEST to start getting its Divisions off the ground because they need to happen sooner rather than later and after having waited years and years for the game to catch up to the planning it is now time. Those that were around when the Group Forums were still fully active will remember there was much more than this to Rock Raiders and going forward it will be brought out again as more of SC comes online.
3.5 is close to release if CIG can manage to fix the major issues that are being encountered. Personally, I like all of the bug fixing that is going on right now. It’ll make for a better game experience when it does go Live. In the last bit of news, check out @loic new video where he goes to Lyria to do a bit of mining: