Featured Guides

NOTE: Featured Guides cleared of obsolete pre-1.1 guides, will start building up a new set.

Arena Commander - Starting Pilots

Official Manual v1.1

Star Citizen Lore

Star Citizen Bootcamp - History of the 21rst to 30th Centuries


(Citizen Star News) - 2015-04-07

Guide Ad:

Whitesnake and Team Legacy maintains quite the intro Guide for pilots, which also includes advanced topics:

Welcome! The Legacy Instructional Series (LIS) is a resource to help new pilots begin the journey of honing their piloting and combat skills in Arena Commander. At the core are exercises that can be performed by the player solo or with other new pilots. There are also academic discussions of the mechanics of the maneuvers covered by the exercises, as well as compiled references to useful resources for new pilots, including other dogfighting tutorials. At Legacy Gaming, we hope you enjoy your initial experience in Arena Commander, and invite you to contact us or come chat with us on our TeamSpeak about any questions you might have.

To start off, here's a video of Legacy Gaming demonstrating the results of the training we do. While this was made after quite a bit of section tactics practice, much of which is a bit too advanced to be covered here, it's worth posting here to motivate new players and show them what's possible if they set their minds to training often. [source]

(Citizen Star News) - by Citizen Ed - 2015-03-22

First tries at using the v1.1 landing system didn't go quite so smoothly? We made up a guide for you to make it nice and simple!

(Citizen Star News) - 2015-03-21

New official Arena Commander Pilot's Guide is available for Arena Commander v1.1

A must read for new and veteran pilots. A pilot's guide to CIG's most ambitious patch yet, adding many new features, ships and retooling the foundations of Star Citizen.


Updated w/ Handy graphics of the default control mappings...

(Citizen Star News) - by Silver_Fox - 2015-03-05


Star Citizen: An Introduction to Mining Careers

Star Citizen is a game with innumerable possibilities. As a game with no objective but to forge your own path, there are a number of things to do. The first person game of space exploration offers a number of careers to partake in. Thanks to the realism and details of the game, these careers are like no other.

One career choice in Star Citizen is mining. This career requires players to use their skill and intelligence to succeed. It's not like other mining games. Instead of repetitive button mashing and waiting, players will have to strategically work around dangerous obstacles. While combat isn't an immediate threat while players are mining, there are hazards like pockets of gas, volatile materials, and corrupt explorers. Players can become specialists, completing tasks that will keep them engaged while they reap the rewards.

(Citizen Star News) - Added by Citizen Ed - 2014-11-08 - Adding Maniacal Ginger's Video to our guides section:

An excellent example of knowing your ship's strengths and weaknesses relative to your opponents to achieve victory.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-11-01 - Updated Manual and Offical "Learn to Fly" video has been released. Adding to Guides Section.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-10-22 - The first in what is stated to be a series of videos, this video covers a basic safe route for those new to racing on Old Vanderval race circuit. Adding to Guides.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-10-22 - Second edition of "The BIG Star Citizen Admirer's Manual" is now out. The somewhat awkward title is cheekily abbreviated to "The Big SCAM", presumably mocking those who think StarCitizen is a scam.

This tome of compiled knowledge was authored by L. Tao and is avalable as a downloadable PDF from mega.

The BIG Star Citizen Admirer's Manual (BIG S.C.A.M) is designed to provide a service Star Citizen currently lacks: A single, reliable source of general information on the entire game. Information on Star Citizen is currently spread across dozens of episodes of WingMan's Hangar, many livestreams, website posts, website articles, screenshots and others. There is no central source for Star Citizen and I aim to fill that gap. ~ LTau [source]

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-10-20 - Adding Byronyk's StarGuide on the MobiGlas to our guides section. A recap of CitizenCon's presentation on the MobiGlas feature of Star Citizen, but also one of the most in depth looks I've seen.

This "handheld" (really worn on the forearm in most cases) device unifies your messaging, Spectrum updates, banking transactions, personal communications, etc. In many senses it's the futuristic equivalent of the SmartPhone, but a lot more capable.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-08-20 -  Adding a Capture the Core guide from one of our favorite Guide Authors, Mercenary Thorrn!