Pulse Magazine, Issue 4

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(Citizen Star News) - 2014-03-03 - Pulse, the Star Citizen Community Web Magazine brought to you by Most Valuable Poster Feylan and his team, now has its fourth issue available.

Featuring:

  • Interview with Ben Lesnick, Community Manager of CIG
  • Winners of the Star Citizen Scene Competition
  • Feature on ShipSpecs.com
  • Nightmare by Blue
  • Hair: Part Three by Womby
  • And more!


Congrats to MVP @Feylan and his team another great issue delving into nuances and stories of the Star Citizen Community.

Some comments from Feylan on the release (source):

This time we have a very special issue for you, which includes the winners of the Star Citizen Scene Competition, a whole bunch of great fan fiction, and an interview with a certain someone from Cloud Imperium Games! I've tried to be a little more careful than last issue, but if any of our eagle-eyed readers can pick up any typos or errors let me know :-)

Thank you so much to everyone who has read and enjoyed Pulse, our magazine only gets made because of you.

Pulse is including another competition this week! @Bugsie has started the Fan Art and Fiction Showcase which we are proud to be sponsoring, so be sure to check it out for a chance to win some more cool prizes! One of these prizes was provided by the very generous RSI forum member @RutgerMensen, thank you so much Rutger!

A very special thanks to @Malleovic, @Kalamari, @Rokossovsky, @Womby, @NueBlue, @Bugsie, @wcloaf, and @MasonGrimm for contributing, without them you would not be seeing a fresh, effervescent Pulse on your monitor.

Thank you also to everyone else who offered advice, help, and well wishes.

Another call out to @Viperion and @MasonGrimm for being our newest sponsors! Viperion is hosting a very cool Star Citizen site dedicated to Search And Rescue (SAR) activities called Star Citizen Search And Rescue, so give it a look if you love rescuing lost spacers :-) MasonGrimm and his colleagues have started a new website called ShipSpecs, read more about it in this issue!

Finally, there's a bit of sad news for followers of the magazine this time. As some of you may know I also work full time doing software development project management. Unfortunately, I've begun a new contract with my company that will be taking up nearly all of my free time during the week, at nights, and on weekends as well, and this won't be changing for the foreseeable future. What this means is that I won't be able to devote as much time as I wish I could to the magazine any more. We have a really fantastic team of editors and contributors, but with my new responsibilities I don't think we can continue to provide Pulse to everyone at the quality and rate that we have been up until now.

So we're asking everyone who follows Pulse to let us know how they would like us to proceed with the magazine. We have two options that we can go with:

1. Slow releases down from once every two weeks to once a month. This will give us enough time to include all the polish (graphics, layout and design) and quantity of content that we have been up until now.
2. Release a shorter, less polished (fewer images, less fancy design and less pretty layout) Pulse at the current every-two-weeks rate.

For anyone who reads Pulse, we'd love to hear your feedback! Let us know what you think here, or at starcitizenmagazine@gmail.com. We're also always looking for writers, researchers, artists, designers and editors, so if you're interested let us know!

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