Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Star Citizen Game Packages

Your Pledging Options in the 'Verse


On this webpage, I do my best to explain each Star Citizen game package and make recommendations to you based on my experience.

The first thing you will need is an account with Roberts Space Industries.  You can sign up using the link below, which includes a code that will provide you with a free 5,000 UEC just for making your account at no cost.  There's no rush, just come back to this page after you've confirmed your account.


The first important consideration is that there are Packages and Standalone Ships.  Because you are new to the game, you will need a package to participate in the open alpha.  At this time all game packages include everything needed to play in the Persistent Universe Alpha/Beta.  A standalone ship does not, so I will not be covering them.  You only need ONE package, so buying multiple is of no use at this time.

Value/Budget Packages: $45

The most common and affordable packages purchased is the Aurora MR package and the Mustang Alpha package.  Each one contains a hangar, starting money (1,000 UEC), 3-month insurance, and the Star Citizen game pre-order.  They are conveniently found in the FLY NOW section of the website, but I don't recommend these

It's little known, but there is an upgraded Aurora package, the AURORA LN, which contains all the features of the Aurora MR package, but with the upgraded LN version.  This means that you start with two more laser cannons, a missile pylon (missiles included), a better power plant, shields, and ballistic armor, all of which are missing from the MR.  Hands down the better deal.

Higher Level Packages: 


Even if you want to start at a higher level, I still recommend getting the Aurora LN package mentioned above.  The reason is simple: The LN package is undervalued by $10.

Star Citizen has a pledge UPGRADE TOOL, which allows you to keep your game package benefits while upgrading the ship you start the game with.  This means that should you decide that you've outgrown your Aurora you can trade it in for a larger ship at a $10 discount compared to buying the more expensive ship package outright.

Remember, by enlisting at the link above, you also get $5 of in-game credit.  You can't use this to upgrade your ship model, but you can use it towards purchasing ship upgrades like better shields or different weapons.  

I hope you found this information helpful, and I'll see you in the 'Verse!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Star Citizen Packages to be Split in 2016

If it's 2016 and you're reading this, I have some bad news.  As of Jan 1, 2016, game packages will be split and no longer contain both Squadron 42 and the Persistent Universe.  That's right, the value of old packages has essentially doubled.

Fortunately, you may be able to find some charitable individuals who will sell you a package with both items, but be warned: the price on the packages will eventually go up.  No longer will they be $45, but perhaps $50, or the rumored ending price of $60.  Here at the What Is Star Citizen blog, we always recommend starting with the lowest game package, it allows you to earn all the in-game items for free, because nothing will be cash-exclusive.  Unless you're counting physical merchandise, haha!.

I'm glad you stopped by, and I hope to see you in the 'Verse!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

What is Star Citizen? This is the place to get your questions answered!

Exactly what is Star Citizen?

Star Citizen is an online game space simulator game scheduled to come out in 2016.  As I get time, I'll write about various aspects and share my insights.  For now, this is going to be a short post, but if you have any questions regarding Star Citizen, then just ask in the comments.

Until then, see you in the 'Verse!