Home Gaming Star Citizen: Space’s most popular ship

Star Citizen: Space’s most popular ship

1 min read
50

Aurora

I love how Star Citizen’s fleets of ships are being introduced; through a series of in-game commercials, where buying the latest in inter-stellar travel in the future is akin to buying a car today. Only with less chance of people at traffic lights squirting dirty, watered-down Sunlight soap all over your windscreen. And this, the 2944 Aurora is space’s most popular spaceship – and it comes with a ton of options. Including, quite probably, leather seats.

“For 2944 we are proud to introduce an all new model, the Legionnaire; Built for combat, designed for efficiency,” says Roberts Space Industries. “The Aurora has graced Ship and Pilot’s prestigious top ten list for a record breaking 63 years.”

Star Citizen is the most crowd-funded game in the history of game crowd-funding, and has reeled in $22 million of your money already. If everything goes to plan, we’ll be playing the game as early as next year..even though we still don’t really know what we’ll be doing in said game. We do, however, know that it has some pretty nice ships.

Last Updated: October 14, 2013

50 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 14, 2013 at 10:11

    The Aurora LX comes with leather seats. *cough*

    Reply

  2. Jaded_Reprobate

    October 14, 2013 at 10:13

    if it’s anything like freelancer, i am so game

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 14, 2013 at 10:22

      It’s two things – a SP game like Wing Commander (which can also be played co-op) & an open online persistent universe like Freespace/Privateer (which can also be played offline on a private server).

      Reply

      • Spathi

        October 14, 2013 at 10:31

        It’s actually 3 thing. The 2 things you’ve mentioned and also many a gamer’s wet dream! I am Captain Reynolds!

        Reply

        • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

          October 14, 2013 at 11:49

          Think you will need this 😛

          Reply

          • Spathi

            October 14, 2013 at 11:53

            Hahahaha! No sticky socks, WHOOOOT!

      • Fair usage John

        October 14, 2013 at 10:44

        Sounds pretty cool.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 14, 2013 at 10:53

          This & Witcher 3 are the upcoming games I am really excited about.

          Reply

    • Mark

      October 14, 2013 at 12:33

      You do know that Chris Roberts (who made Freelancer) is making this right?

      Reply

      • Jaded_Reprobate

        October 14, 2013 at 15:06

        i am fully aware of that… it does not however mean it’s going to be anything like how awesome freelancer was

        Reply

  3. ToshZA

    October 14, 2013 at 10:20

    Wouldn’t it be funny if they went bankrupt halfway through? The most crowd-funded game ever to never happen. Imagine all that money wasted.

    Reply

    • Johan du Preez

      October 14, 2013 at 10:48

      It wont happen, Chris Roberts is one of the most respected game developers in the history of gaming. Everyone backs him because they have that much confidence in his ability to deliver as he has done something of this scale already in Privateer.

      Everyone is very excited …

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        October 14, 2013 at 10:53

        Which is why I am postulating the above situation. My use of the word “imagine” and phrase “wouldn’t it be funny if” should have given you the indication that it was a theoretical situation. I didn’t say it was likely.

        Reply

        • Rags

          October 14, 2013 at 10:55

          Your humour is lost on me. 😛

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            October 14, 2013 at 10:56

            Lost on many it seems. People take life too seriously.

            Imagine if the world’s most crowd funded game failed. Imagine. I’d honestly laugh my ass off.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 14, 2013 at 11:00

            It’s always funny when it happens to someone else 😉 I’d cry for a week.

          • ToshZA

            October 14, 2013 at 11:01

            Have you thrown your hard earned money in their direction?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 14, 2013 at 11:06

            Yes I did. Not as much as others though – some people have dropped over $10k into it – that’s crazy. One guy has in the region of 50 ships lol.

          • Fair usage John

            October 14, 2013 at 11:07

            Wish you could board other’s ships and just steal them.

          • ToshZA

            October 14, 2013 at 11:07

            That would be as much of a troll to high backers as the game failing. Only this would only affect those who’s ships were stolen.

          • Fair usage John

            October 14, 2013 at 11:08

            But you’ll need to spend money to have good enough equipment to board the ship and failing costs you yours….
            – I have no idea where I’m going with this btw.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 14, 2013 at 11:34

            Exactly 😀 It’s meant to be a universe with real consequences for actions, not Space Deathmatch Pew Pew 5000. Shit just got real yo!

          • Fair usage John

            October 14, 2013 at 11:40

            Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 14, 2013 at 11:12

            Your ship can be boarded, but it’s supposed to be a rare occurrence. Then an FPS component kicks in – they’re using Cryengine for the game. And you can take out in-game insurance on your ships – so if it does get lost, it can be replaced.

          • Fair usage John

            October 14, 2013 at 11:14

            This sounds cooler and cooler

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 14, 2013 at 11:08

            You can 😀 if they’re big enough, and you disable them.

          • ToshZA

            October 14, 2013 at 11:08

            Then, while it would indeed suck for you, I’d laff atchoo too.

    • HvR

      October 14, 2013 at 11:24

      Billy Bob I smell a stinky troll in this here hills bring my the triple barrel 18 gauge TrollSmasher 6000.

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      October 14, 2013 at 15:00

      They see you rollin’, they be hatin’.
      Personally I loved “The most crowd-funded game ever to never happen”. Some RESPETC! for you guv.

      EDIT: I am really looking forward to this game, haven’t played a decent space sim since Freelancer 2.

      Reply

  4. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 14, 2013 at 10:43

    WANT THIS NNNNOOOOWWWW!

    Reply

  5. Seraphim

    October 14, 2013 at 10:50

    That looks amazing.

    Reply

  6. CaptainNemo42

    October 14, 2013 at 10:52

    This is the one game that would make me break the bank in order to buy a PC to run it.

    Reply

  7. Skoobaz

    October 14, 2013 at 10:56

    drooooolz

    Reply

  8. Iblis Bane

    October 14, 2013 at 11:04

    Elite, X3, Vega Strike… I for one am glad to see a new elite-like looking as though it will make an appearance. I still play X3:TC.

    I’m also damned glad to hear there will be an offline mode for this. Looking forward to it.

    Reply

    • Dalmeth

      October 14, 2013 at 12:15

      In case you weren’t aware, they are making an Elite reboot as well.

      http://elite.frontier.co.uk/

      Damn me, but I was stupid enough to invest in both SC and Elite. 😀

      Reply

      • Iblis Bane

        October 14, 2013 at 13:22

        Wow, thanks for the heads-up. I hadn’t heard about that one. Damn it looks good. 😀 Now I shall have to look forward to them both.

        Reply

        • Dalmeth

          October 14, 2013 at 13:26

          I went for Elite as a time filled until SC comes out hehe

          Reply

      • BacchusZA

        October 14, 2013 at 15:15

        I dropped a fairly hefty chunk of cash on Elite: Dangerous, in addition to what I chipped in for SC. They both look stunning though, & stylistically different enough to justify getting both.

        Reply

        • Dalmeth

          October 14, 2013 at 15:20

          Absolutely, though I wasn’t sold on Elite until after I saw the capital ship battle video. But I think they are both worth at least getting a starter pack for them.

          With SC I was lucky to invest while LTI was still available; but with the Nov 26 deadline for further LTI ships fast approaching, I’ll admit that the urge to get more LTI ships is very, very hard to resist.

          Reply

          • BacchusZA

            October 14, 2013 at 15:34

            Well, you can still insure whatever ships you acquire in-game if they don’t come with LTI, it’ll just cost you credits or whatever. And what’s an MMO / sandbox game without a little resource farming 🙂

          • Dalmeth

            October 14, 2013 at 15:48

            True that 😀

          • BacchusZA

            October 14, 2013 at 17:12

            I can’t really remember with any degree of confidence offhand, but I seem to recall there also being mention of being able to buy LTI in game, and it not just being a veteran backer perk?

          • Dalmeth

            October 14, 2013 at 18:23

            As far as I know, the LTI is only for those who back before end June 2013. But if they include it in game, it will likely be wicked expensive.

  9. BacchusZA

    October 14, 2013 at 11:35

    I really, *really*, need to stop watching the videos & so on that’ve been released for this game.

    I’ve already dropped like R650 on it, and every time they bring out another awesome video showcasing a new ship, I have to work *very* hard to convince myself that I can’t really afford to spend more on it, and that I can always get that new ship by just, you know, *playing* the game when it’s released.

    But oh man, the Constellation & the Idris look so sweet and tempting………. 🙁

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 14, 2013 at 13:07

      I want a Retaliator – it looks so cool. But I’ve got my little ships, I’ll earn whatever else I want through playing the game.

      Reply

      • BacchusZA

        October 14, 2013 at 17:10

        The 300i hit the sweet-spot for me in terms of bang-for-buck, & is one sexeh looking piece of hardware. I’m hoping it won’t take me too long to parley that into something a little meatier though, such as a Connie.

        For now I’m not planning on going the piracy route though – the exploration aspect appeals most right now – so it may take me just a teeny bit longer than I’d like :/

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 14, 2013 at 18:52

          That’s exactly what I thought too – got the 315p upgrade for ye olde exploration.

          Reply

          • Dalmeth

            October 14, 2013 at 22:01

            I have the 325a myself. The 300i series is definitely one of the better looking ships I have ever seen.

            But that Retaliator is too sweet not to eventually get one for myself in game as well.

    • Rags

      October 15, 2013 at 10:13

      I am close to R2000 🙁 300i + Cutlass + subscription fees.

      Reply

    • Steina

      October 17, 2013 at 14:38

      Hah! My willpower is unbreakable! I resisted the Retaliator! I resisted the Gladiator! I resisted the Aurora commercial! I shall resist the Hornet! I am iron will personified.
      What’s that? Nonono! The fact that I already have a 325a, an Avenger and a Freelancer does not matter! Iron will! Iron will, I tells ya! 😀

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.