The Space Tomato and my experience of the trip to the moons of Star Citizen,
First some back story:
I have been a long term backer of Star Citizen and through its growing pains have fallen in and out of love with the project, ( Star Citizen is in Alpha!).
Through this time I have still retained my enthusiasm for the idea, could the dream come true, could I find myself actually playing in the verse Chris Roberts envisioned.
I often watch people, promoters, influencers on YouTube pushing their agenda and well aware that producing interesting content takes time and money and much like Star Citizen the bigger you get the more time it takes and money and that can make people lose track of what inspired them in the first place.
So i Stumbled onto the Space Tomato YouTube group and was frankly very surprised to find this really interesting review of the game, the more I looked the more I found really well produced content, informative and no bias.
So after a while I thought have they got an organisation, Star Citizen has orgs and yes they did, an informative chat tok place with @LordSkippy on discord ensuring I was not a pirate and my application was put forward.
About 24 hours later I was invited to the discord channel and noticed an event which coincidentally had the Big Tomato himself live streaming the event.
II signed up, now for someone who has had a life in Business and experienced all sorts of stress. I was actually worried, not about the live stream but actually getting to grips with a game I know but had played infrequently.
I thought to myself if I allow an hour to transit through space I will be fine, 45 minutes later I’m stuck in space with no fuel and thinking what now.
I was not sure which channel to join in discord and asked I was kindly pointed to the the correct area in Discord and almost immediately after saying hello, @Dutchman Ace said he would pick me up, I suppose in hindsight I could have sat in my ship and waited and EVA, yes you can EVA over to the rescue ship, but decided to self destruct.
A while later I was collected from a remote space station and we started on our journey to the moons.
Sadly due to my mistake we missed the departure but @Dutchman Ace soon caught up with the group,
The group was simply great and even the Space Tomato himself needed rescuing, as for the scenery e.g. the moons simply outstanding as was the schedule and commentary,
There was even a snack shop and I enjoyed an apple of two while watching everyone look around the ships and then almost disaster when one of the ships started moving.it was windy, luckily some one was on board.
The tour ended and Space tomato said goodbye and some free flying through a canyon occurred, sadly I think my microphone had failed by then but some of the best fun I have had in the game.
If you’re looking for a friendly group that are helpful and knowledgeable please look them up.
All the links to both content and video are below.