Citizen Ed

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-04 - The "DATELINE: SESEN" novella[1], serialized as a weekly COMM-LINKs on the Roberts Space Industries website, has been garnering considerable interest and praise from the Star Citizen Community. We've been following the adventures of intrepid space-journalist Ulla Yadav, who continuously leaves us on the edge of our seats with weekly cliffhangers as she investigates the mysteries of the pirates of planet Sesen and tries not to die in the process.

The Citizen Star got a chance to ask the author, Marina J. Lostetter, a few questions recently and we thought you might enjoy hearing more about this elusive Star Citizen personality.

Citizen Star News: First off let me say how much I am enjoying "DATELINE: SESEN". It debuted just as I was starting to launch my Citizen Star News project which is a Star Citizen web site, combined with an in game "corporation" that supports reporters. Very timely.

Now, how did you get involved with the Star Citizen project?

Marina J. Lostetter: This might require a little back story.  I am a full time writer, focusing on science fiction and fantasy.  Every year, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (a professional organization for writers in my genre, known largely as SFWA), holds a convention called WorldCon.  I attended WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas, in August of last year.  There I was introduced to a Star Citizen writer, Griffin Barber, by a writing friend (who deserves a shout-out: Alistair Kimble), who in turn introduced me to David Ladyman.  Mr. Ladyman was on the hunt for authors who could produce tie-in novelettes for Spectrum Dispatch.

(Citizen Star News) -2014-04-02 - Wingman's Hangar Episode 63 Streamed from twitch. Publishing my notes as we wait for the video to appear on YouTube. This story will be updated shortly after. As a note, the stream was choppy for me and even had to be restarted a few times. May have missed a few things.

Update: Rendering seems to take longer and longer. Anyway here's the tube:


  • Turbulent - A look at the Organizations upcoming changes
  • Forum Feedback
  • Interview with John Irskin



(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-01 - A relatively new feature, a very satisfying monthly info dump on the progress of Star Citizen development.


No wait... that's the humorous April Fools version. Real one is here:

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-03-31 - Chris Roberts drops another informative and troll-baiting episode of his show 10 for the Chair.

In this episode, he manages to mention Idris, PVP, PVE and the some new hints on the matchmaking algorithm in one question, so expect forum wars to result. Also spying and metagaming in another.

(Summaries and time indexes after the break.)


(Citizen Star News) - 2014-03-29 - Hand in hand with the release of Jump Point[1] #16 release that focuses on the Work In Progress revamped Idris, Chris Roberts released a surprise COMM-LINK declaring that the frequently controversial capital ship had been reclassified a size larger to Frigate. Many had argued that the increased size disclosed recently changed the ships classification. Apparently CIG agreed, but held off saying so until they were prepared to make the reclassification official. As Rob Irving said when asked, it is a Corvette until Chris Robert's says otherwise. CIG plans to design and deliver an actual Corvette at some point.

"Everyone who owned an Idris corvette yesterday owns an Idris frigate today." ~ Chris Roberts