Ben Lesnick

(Citizen Star News/Citizen Ed) - 2014-09-17 - On Friday Sept 9th, Arena Commander v0.9, aka Star Citizen Patch 13, at long last was released. To mark the debut of the new racing gameplay maps and mode, the M50 and 350R racing ships were put back on sale. 350R Package was resurrected, minus LTI (Life-Time Insurance) of course, but including the Origin Flightsuit offered in the past. Prices were increased.


By the end of the day, the flight suit was gone and the ships had gone from permanent additions to the store to a ten day sale (ending Monday, September 22nd).

What happened?

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-09-11 - Sandi Gardiner, back from her secret mission, joins Ben Lesnick to host this week's Around the Verse.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-09-04 - Sandi is off on a sooper-secret mission into Vanduul space for Operation Pitchfork so James Pugh and Ben Lesnick are hosting.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-09-02 - Ben Lesnick dropped into one of the usual delay driven forum meltdowns with an interesting post about the development, patch, release process:

If you're interested, there's a fair bit of process that goes into this kind of decision and resulting post. (Or, if you're wondering why you get one Comm-Link later in the day rather than up to the minute updates on patches.)

Getting a release patch is sort of like mining spice; the team will work until the last possible minute to make it happen. On a Friday, we might have a release candidate build as late as early afternoon. That build goes to QA for a round of testing. Did it fix the blockers and the critical issues we identified with the previous candidate? Did it introduce any others?

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-08-28 - Ben Lesnick and Sandi Gardiner are back together to present us with around the verse!

First off: Ben tells us there are problems with the Leaderboards, which look to be delaying the V0.9 patch. Release looks unlikely this week.