Well I tried it. Female character model works pretty well, frame rates are now up around 60 (even around busy port olisar), and the new planet, ArcCorp, is simply brilliant. That said, I hate this game. Star Citizen is simultaneously the most incredible and most frustrating digital experience I've ever had.
I guess the big problem is that so little of the game, is actual 'game.' Mining, missions, shooting, cargo--the fun bits--all take a back seat to this supposed "realism" in travel. The new planet is 8 minutes away from port olisar. 8 minutes of nothing, another 4+ of landing, and a few more waiting for, and riding, the space-bus after you land (not kidding). And we complained about the load times on Neo Geo CD?
Also, it doesn't matter because you'll probably never make it to ArcCorp. See, somebody thought overheating engines for in-system travel would be fun. This mechanic is poorly documented and rapidly changing, but the current build mechanics need this guide. You'll need the video because star citizen backers are mostly unhelpful douchenozzles, who (at best) tell you to RTFM--as if there even were a manual. But don't worry, you have plenty of time to alt-tab out to youtube to watch the guide after you've started your flight.
But if you don't finish the guide fast enough and overheat, or pirates intercept, or you drop from quantum speed for *any* reason before your destination, you're probably boned. In my experience, you have a far greater than 50% chance of your navigation system leaving you stuck and having to suicide. Or maybe you'll fall through the floor of your ship which will then instantly despawn. Either way you start back where you came from, and get to wait for an insurance cooldown which is totally your fault...somehow. who thought insurance cooldowns and 12-minute in-system travel times were fun?
You know what was fun? Three-second auto-landing and an autopilot button that takes you right into battle. Pick up mission, hit 'A' at each nav point, fight some pirates, auto-land at the planet. That's fun. Who makes an HD version of that game?
Edited by Reaperman, Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:10 PM.