It derives from the Greek Xenos: stranger, foreign, alien. Xenosystems Exploration & Survey thus stands for the exploration & survey of alien space systems
It is a diamond formed of four other diamonds, representing the four pillars of XES: people, fun, being casual (“real life first”), and team play. To find out more, click here. Although similar to a logo found on ArcCorp, the Xenosystems logo predates it and is more elongated.
“He who controls the Spice controls the Universe”
We’ve taken a lot of inspiration from very talented artists, and in some cases we’ve imitated their work (whilst adding a Star Citizen twist) because we love it so much.
An example of this is our cover art, where we’ve copied Tom Anders Watkins’ winning entry from the Adobe Creative Jam, November 2014, called Conquer your fears. More info on the art and the artist can be found here.
Another example is where we’ve done the same with some of our posters, but this time taking inspiration from NASA/JPL-Caltech’s “Visions of the Future” series. The full collection of amazing artwork can be found here. The best thing about them is that they are all public domain so you can use it as you wish. That said, look up the original artists, credited on each image link on their site. Very talented people.
Where we copy works of others, we only do so out of love and admiration. Unless otherwise permitted, we only take inspiration with permission and with no commercial gain.
If you have any questions, please get in touch here.
Yes, we have members from all over the world, mostly from the U.S. and the E.U.
By design and by necessity, Xenosystems is aimed at more mature people who have jobs or families, which means that our approach to the game is more casual and that “real life first” is a golden rule.
No, we do not actively seek roleplay. We don’t discourage it either.
Keeping in mind our size and that most of our members are adults with lives and less free time than teenagers, we’re very happy with our current level of activity, especially compared to some of the larger organizations.
We strongly prefer candidates with a certain level of maturity and some sense of humour.
“It’s not the size that matters.” We have plenty of large ships that need captains and crew. We don’t want people to crew our large ships only. We want everyone to be able to hold any position they want, be it the captain or the engineer, or whatever. We will definitely be happy to help you earn a larger one of your own.
We care about people not ships. Having fancy large ships won’t help you get accepted. At all. It’s who you are that will help you get accepted.
Sure, if that’s what you want there is always something to do. Open positions are advertised on the Careers page, there are also plenty of projects going on in the background or waiting on someone like you to get them started. Initiative is always welcome. If you prefer to sit on a beach while sipping a cold drink that’s fine too.
There are two founders, Kal Torvallen and The Bookfinder. They started this star citizen organization and steer it in the direction of their choice in terms of atmosphere and goals. They provide quick and decisive decisions when needed. There is a group of Directors who provide a solid core to the org and ensure that we reach our goals.
That’s all there is in terms of strict. Nobody is better than somebody else, the org is not authoritarian and you won’t hear 14 years olds bark orders at you, nor anyone barking any orders for that matter. We encourage initiative and we encourage team-based projects to provide the opportunity to everyone to lead even if they do not have as much time.
Being higher in the simple hierarchy doesn’t give you more power nor special rights, it gives you more responsibility.