If you are curious about SC or want to check back in, now’s a pretty good time to try it without pledging for a package. You’ll have 3 fighters to try out, including the newest, OP Sabre. You can sign up for freefly even if have a package so you can check out these ships if don’t have.
My code for referral which gives us both some goodies: STAR-FG53-MN2M
Quick start guide to FreeFly week by reddit /user/Liudeius
There’s some other good beginner guides on reddit and also by youtuber boredGamer
State of the Game (3 modes at the moment):
Hangar, basic place to check out your ships. nuff said.
Arena Commander (AC): Solo or Multiplayer (CoOp, PvP or Team PvP) Dogfighting, racing, or freeflight. Good framerates but multiplayer pvp can get buggy if too many playing (greater than 8??) Multiplayer earns you credits which can be used to rent ships for AC or weapons/mods good for AC and mini PU.
Mini Persistent Universe (PU). Persistent multiplayer world with a main space port, several small quantum leap zones (not the FTL type yet). missions/quests, a pvp FPS based spacestation (not a port where you can log on or off yet), plus openworld pvp, a little exploration in asteroid belts where you can find guns, and loot (cigars and alcohol currently) that gives you credits. --Still buggy, especially clipping issues and network code. Frame rates are fairly low no matter how beastly your system due to poor network code. (They are completely replacing cryengines netcode to fix this, should but out this fall)
Squadron 42, the single player game is looking to be out late 2016/early 2017.
Star Citizen, the large MMO world will see beta next year after that but they are continuing on the alpha mini PU as well as assets get finished in the SQ42 that can be brought over. 2.5 should be out within a week or two and will have a new Outlaw asteroid base location, called Grim Hex–looks cool, google it Also should have procedurally generated worlds in by end of 2016 after/with the new netcode.
Hype video (all current ingame footage):
edit: formatting and grammar and words lol