Org Profile

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(Citizen Star News) - 2015-04-13

Formed by EVE mercenary veterans, Private CAP Security™ provides tailored ethical military services to commercial business partners, fugitive recovery agencies, and other enforcement and military actors.

Services include protection, consultancy, training, and comprehensive risk management solutions. Also they've recently been exploring escrow services.

(Citizen Star News/Crusty Collins) - 2014-10-03 - Never heard of 'The Horologion Library'? They've been around for centuries, recording history - at least that's their in-game lore. In truth, they are not only an order of hooded monks that observe the universe, they are intelligence gatherers with the main goals of chronicling the goings-on of the PU, undertaking or assisting in scientific expeditions and expanding knowledge. Naturally, members are expected to have a certain air of dignity and adhere to their societal standards of fairness, professionalism, and non-violence. We quote the Librarian: "Essentially, we just want to be represented well in the PU, so no piracy or baby killing or planet destruction or arson."

(Citizen Star News/Crusty Collins) - 2014-08-30 - In Star Citizen, as in real life, there exist people that rise to all sorts of callings. One such ... and many would say ... a higher calling is 'Search And Rescue'. When you are alone in the "black" with a shot up ship and burnt out engines, these pilots may just save your life.

Most selflessly 'The Auxilium Group', whose founder Niko-Ranulf was happy to face our interview questions and stated:

[...] while the game can and will be very fun, a game of this nature can be cruel because it strives to mirror reality to a certain extent. [...] we want people to see Auxilium as an example of hope, selflessness, and brotherly kindness in a simulated world that will be filled with quite a bit of the exact opposite.

 

(Citizen Star News/Crusty Collins) - 2014-07-18 - In this organization profile we talk to a classic trade organization, The Galactic Trade Federation (TGTF). All about accumulating wealth and economic power. TGTF also co-founded the 'Allied Commerce Coalition' (ACC), a coalition or alliance of organizations that includes 'Aperture Science Inc', Autonomous Transport Recon and Exploration (ATRAX), Avalanche and the 9th Ghost Security Group. By means of a strong coalition they hope to build up a powerful factory network and snap up a large market share, as well as share the burden of infrastructure (shared forums and teamspeak). Achieving an "economy of scale" as they say, while maintaining a relative independence.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-08-08 - Another fascinating service organization spawned by Star Citizen's affiliate enabled organizations system: Linux Users Group (LUG).

Arising from the Unofficial Linux Thread on the RSI Forums, and formed even before Chris Roberts' intention to release Star Citizen on Linux, the Star Citizen LUG tracks Linux developments and supports people aiming to use linux for related projects.

Even if you don't plan to support Linux (which btw - I hope to, Ed.), you should know these people's work are incredibly important to Star Citizen and gaming's future. With Microsoft's Windows doing a terrible job of supporting gamers, important developers like Valve and Cloud Imperium games are looking to alternatives. Valve famously starting the Linux based SteamOS project.

These alternatives "encourage" Microsoft to do better, or lose their grip on gamers. So support these folks.

(Citizen Star News/Crusty Collins) - 2014-06-25 - They are 700+ members strong, they probably have the biggest combined cargo tonnage in the 'verse and they are build on a 'we get the job done' claim.

We are talking about the haulers of The Convoy™, one of the bigger organizations in Star Citizen, which has already gained quite some renown.

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They became known collectively as ‘The Convoy™’, owing to the spectacle that is a one hundred strong fleet of Starfarers strung bow to stern & skid to skid as far as a Drake Radar suite can see.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-05-01 - The First Order aims at making the 'Verse a better place for all, not just its members. This would make it fairly fairly unique, or at least unusual, among organizations. The Order is sworn to follow a doctrine of peace and prosperity for all-kind. Within its doctrine, they say they survive so that they may protect those weaker among us that need guidance.

Its founding organizational documents allude to a great history harkening back through ancient times and struggles of empires long fallen. What impact they can have on today's United Empire of Earth remains to be seen.

The Citizen Star recently got a chance to talk to founders MarsMike and Harrison McCoy to find out more about this up and coming organization.

Citizen Star News (CSN): What inspired you to found the First Order?

MarsMike - It was a combination of factors.  One of the factors was the amazingly compelling level of quality I saw being put into the game at an early stage.  I was a avid supporter of Freelancer and could only imagine what it could have been if it would have stayed Digital Anvil till release.  I think that the beauty of Star Citizen is that it has everything that Chris Roberts stands for and all the passion from people who have worked along side him for decades.  You know when you see and dream team and something special is about to happen.  I wanted to be part of that history as a Gamer, Storyteller, Scholar.

Citizen Star News - 2014-03-11 - Browncoats, the seemingly near omnipresent group of libertarian bent firefly fans that exist in many guises in all corners of space these days, are indeed here in the Star Citizen 'Verse. As of this writing, they number 431 players strong, aiming to misbehave or be big damn heroes as the mood strikes them. That places them as the ninth largest organization in Star Citizen at this time.

So here’s how it is: Find a ship, find a crew, find a job, keep on flying. We may not be carrying the most legal of cargo, but it’s honest work and we don’t hurt other folk doing it. Just look for us on the raggedy edge.

 

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-02-09 - Profiling ourselves! Very meta.

The in game organization Citizen Star/NEWS has been founded to create an in game presence for this site's staff. The Citizen Star is a news reporting and media syndication conglomerate. We intend to conduct interviews, follow up on in-game events, creating articles that will be authored in an in-character perspective (tagged In-Verse). The plan is that there will be an additional website dedicated solely to in verse articles. We invite people to join that want to play journalists, media producers and related characters. Org discussion thread is here.

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UPDATE - 2014-02-09 - Adding an interview with founder "Citizen Ed" the Transhumanitarian

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-02-28

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The Citizens' Aid Society (CAS) is a fairly unique organization, focused on assisting others rather than it's own core membership. It is one of a few service organizations that has existed in some form for quite some time and finally becoming official with the release of the Organization system. Patterned off the old Traveller game's Traveller's Aid Society and the more terrestial automobile clubs (like AAA), CAS was formed by one We-Yan "Stanley" Crube (@We-Yan_Crube), also known as Sinperium in some circles.

(Editor's Note: On a personal level, I'd like to say that I encountered Stanley's good posts and the CAS organization while I was investigating the Star Citizen phenomenon. He and it where part of the inspiration for me backing and joining the community. It is a pleasure to publish this feature in the Citizen Star.)