Today I’ll give an introduction to the Star Citizen universe and get you caught up with the history of the galaxy. I also discuss Roberts Space Industries’ YouTube channel and Elite Dangerous.
If you haven’t checked the Star Citizen YouTube channel, you’re missing out!
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Elite Dangerous Review on IGN
Star Citizen Timeline Highlights
2075 Dr. Scott Childress and his team completed the first self-sustaining quantum drive engine, capable of achieving 1/100th the speed of light. For the first time, humanity could explore the solar system with unprecedented speed. Source
2113 RSI designed a machine that can “process the atmosphere of a planet to convert it to a sustained oxygen environment, making it habitable for humans,” i.e. terraforming. Sometime before this: cloning initiatives and gene-coding to minimize inherited disorders and diseases. Source
2120 Terraforming of Mars attempted. Source
2125 Mars terraforming fails drastically and suddenly, resulting in the loss of 4,876 people. Source
2140 First affordable quantum drive ship available to the private citizen. Source
2157 Mars successfully terraformed. Source
2214 Next generation of fusion engine developed. Source
2232 The Artemis sets course for the stars…and is never heard from again. Source
2262 Goodman lost near Neptune under mysterious circumstances. Source
2271 Nick Croshaw traverses first jump point arriving in the Croshaw system. Source
2380 Scientists discover two more jump points in the Croshaw system. United Nations of Earth formed. Source
2438 First contact made with an alien ship in the Davien system. Vernon Tar opens fire, but the situation is salvaged and covered up. It is later learned the alien civilization is the Banu. Source
2460 More people begin to leave Earth to colonize other worlds thanks to the Breathe Free ad campaign. Source
2516 Terra discovered and established as the center of operations for expansion and terraforming in surrounding systems. Source
2523 UNE restructured into the United Planets of Earth. Source
2530 Gaia Planet Services tries to terraform a world without authorization. It then turns out the world is inhabited by the Xi’An. Source
2541 War erupts with a newly discovered species—the Tevarin. Source
2546 Office of Prime Citizen created. Source
2610 Second Tevarin War begins. Source
2792 The despot Imperator Messer XI deposed. New Imperator Erin Toi worked with newly elected Senators to restore the Tribunal positions of old. The new High-General, High-Secretary, and High Advocate will work under the Imperator position but with the power to disempower them, should another despot attempt to seize control. Source
2795 Fair Chance Act establishes laws for terraforming to protect non-human species. Source
2800 The Ark established as a political neutral zone for all species. Source
2872 Technology proposed to build a planet from scratch, dubbed project Archangel. Very appealing because could be the end of terraforming and all the conflict that’s come from it. “We don’t want to keep this technology. The ability to build worlds should be free to any and all cultures so there will never be a need to fight over something as trivial as land ever again” the Imperator. This technology still not perfected. Source
2942 Present day
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