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Offline Choochytrain

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Starter Pack
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:27:50 PM »
So I finally decided to buy a starter pack for Star Citizen.  Currently downloading the game just wondering if anyone has some tips for me as I'm completely new to flight simulator games but this game seems very appealing for how large it is going to be. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Starter Pack
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 04:58:44 PM »
Sweet, Choochy! Great to have you aboard. Not sure when I can hop in next, but I believe Monday night I'll be absolve to show you around. If anyone else can before then, go for it. There's a ton to take in at first, but just take it chunks. And do not feel any pressure to buy any other ships now. They'll all be available with in game funds at launch.

Feel free to comb the forum and reply to threads or ask questions as needed, even if the thread is a few years old.

What is your handle name on RSI? This is the name on the profile page that looks like this: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/citizens/Meridian

I ask that (go ahead and follow me when you hit that link) so we can send you and org invite.

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Re: Starter Pack
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 05:27:15 PM »
If you ever want get on I be willing to show few of other ships so you can get idea what is out there. Since my role with in guild is bossiness end of crafting and trading and sell goods since 90% of my ships are in roles that are non combat.

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Re: Starter Pack
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 07:57:48 PM »
Awesome thanks guys. My profile name is Solious. I'm just finishing up the download then going to check it out.

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Re: Starter Pack
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 08:06:32 PM »
There are any number of good "getting started" videos up on YouTube that can give you the high points of what you need to grab the stick and get flying, and I recommend hitting a bunch of them. The control system can be daunting, especially once you start looking at the keymapping options, but you can fly with a gamepad or just mouse & keyboard if you want. The game has an option for a solo no-enemy flight space for you to get the hang of your basic controls, definitely take advantage of that.

Once you start to dip your toes into the more complex stuff, you'll want to think about how you want to control your ship in the long run, and that's where it starts getting crazy. You can go mouse & keyboard, gamepad, joystick, HOTAS setup, dual sticks, or even the weird way I go (I use my HOTAS throttle and my mouse). We'll all have a ton of advice for you at that point, I'm sure.

Most importantly though is just to get into the game and start flying, and this is a great time to learn the basics as the 3.0 alpha is close to release and we'll all be learning together. I'll be happy to bring my ships so you can fly a bunch of different stuff.
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Re: Starter Pack
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 12:25:35 AM »
Choochytrain cool beans if ever want hang I'm game.

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Re: Starter Pack
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 10:29:01 AM »
Welcome aboard! I'll get on the RSI site and send you an invite to the organization (their term for guild). From there check out some of our Monday Night Flight posts from the recent past as it also has a list of people who have most recently been active in the alpha so that you can follow them in your contact list. That is currently the way to add people to your in-game "friends list" until they complete a mobi-glas revamp in 3.0.

I'm currently not as active as I'm waiting for 3.0 to launch but as some of the others have indicated they are around to help then once 3.0 gets rolling I'll probably be hitting it hard again.

The best way to get started is as Jer and Meridian said, soak up some of the videos on youtube and resources we've posted here in our SC forum. Then goof around in the "Arena Commander" mode, "Single Player", "Free Flight" that will allow you to fly around a bit with no enemies to get used to how your ship handles and your various controls. Don't worry, I have to stop and look at the options>keybindings still pretty regularly because they have changed things over the alpha iterations.

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