Guard Frequency Episode 449 | The Hoi Polloi of the Hoi Polloi

Cits and Civs, Captains and Commanders, you’re tuned to episode 449 of Guard Frequency — the best damn space game podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday, June 23 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at

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This Week’s Schedule

  • Flight Deck
    • Elite: Dangerous
    • Star Citizen
    • Starship Simulator
    • X4
    • Hyperspace
    • The Pegasus Expedition
    • The game formerly known as Descent Underground.
  • Feedback Loop

Links & The Like

Elite: Dangerous

Elite Dangerous actually completed Tier 1 of the community goal last week, so…. And this is my favorite thing to say so let me savor it a minute… Tony was wrong! And Alec Turner published his own sorta Nuggets for Nuggets video on how to harvest Thargoid pimples, so nice work Alec. And Frontier announced their Frameshift Live schedule for the rest of the year. Spoiler alert, on October 5, “Halloween season begins”. So, yep. That’s about it.

Star Citizen

Star Citizen is signing up pretty much everyone to test out Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.19.2 on the Evocati server. And by “anyone” we mean “anyone who has sent in a coherent Issue Council ticket since March. CIG has fancy plans and pants to match for this test environment, as they are going to push for running a server with 200 concurrent users. So get out your electronic pens and sign that Evocati NDA on the interweb dotted line! It’s a bold strategy, Cotton, and we can’t wait to see if it pays off! In addition to answering the call 2023 for more free QA testers, CIG also needs more bug reports from people who can’t log in to the game… wait a minute, that doesn’t quite make sense. But Tony wrote it and I’ll let him explain it. Oh, and the star map is broken now. And we’re not going to talk about the Citizen Con ticket prices… much. In game theory news, there’s an update to the crime and punishment system announced on ISC. And finally, let us all raise a glass and bid a fond farewell to Ortwin Freyermuth, who was terminated as a CIG director on May 31, 2023. Good times, Herr Freyermuth. Auf Vedersehn.

The Nice & Shit List

And research badgers have been hard at work this week bringing us news and reviews of other space games for us to put on our wish lists. Oh and there’s one game that’s on our shit list.

Community Questions

  • What do you think of CIG’s plan to expand the Evocati corps?
  • Of the games we mentioned this week, which one should we go a deeper dive into? Hyperspace, the X4 update, The Pegasus Expedition, or Starship Simulator?

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One response to “Guard Frequency Episode 449 | The Hoi Polloi of the Hoi Polloi”

  1. seannewboy Avatar

    cq1) Meh
    cq2) Pegasus

    Super Audio Extreme, Here Live at the Apex Interstellar Stadium, SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!!!!!!!

    “SeanNewboy may be more mature than you guys.” 👀

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