Guard Frequency Episode 491 | The Dream of the Blue Squiggles Volume 2

Cits and Civs, Captains and Commanders, you’re tuned to episode 491 of Guard Frequency — the best damn space game podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday, July 5 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at

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This Week’s Schedule

  • Flight Deck
    • Elite: Dangerous
    • Star Citizen
    • Helldivers 2
  • Guard Frequency Origins, where we wait an awfully long time for some light refreshments.
  • Feedback Loop

Links & The Like

Elite: Dangerous

Elite Dangerous announced a bunch of announcements in last week’s Frontier Unlocked stream. First, it announced the modules and hardpoints for the Lakon Type 8 – surprise! It’s a freighter. But it’s a fast one. Next, it will be available in August for early access purchase – just about the time the Python Mark 2 will be available for purchase in-game. Nice timing. Finally, Arthur announced that Powerplay 2.0 will be released in September, which is still technically the summer! In other news, Titan Indra is going to explode next week. If you haven’t watched one blow up, you only have four more chances!

Star Citizen

Star Citizen released Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.24.0 PTU.9239996 to the Evocati Server. It’s been a bit of a journey getting this one released, with build candidates almost making it, and then being pulled at the last minute. Speaking of getting pulled, Ortwin Freyermuth, CIG Co-founder and legal genius that brought us the Crytek lawsuit, has turned in his last director’s badge. He still owns a bunch of unsellable stock, though. Maybe we’ll see more of him in future British business paperwork someday. In Star Citizen TV news, CIG released THEIR version of how the introduction to server meshing went. It seems to be BASED on a true story. But they got one thing very wrong, and boy is Tony excited to tell you about that. Finally, it seems that there may be some Shenzhen shenanigans going on with a Bar Citizen event in China.

Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is more or less taking July off for summer vacation, but they left us with a parting gift of new ship upgrades and a quality-of-life patch that fixed a long-standing issue with a prior ship upgrade. Speaking of managing democracy…

Community Questions

  • Do you want to see an end-game Anaconda sized ship for sale in Elite Dangerous?
  • How many other companies are out there working on dynamic server meshing and just not telling anyone about it?

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