VIPs and Citizencon Goers can get in on a discounted Presale for the new Polaris Corvette! If you are eligible, you probably got an Email about it. Greetings Citizen, As a dedicated supporter of the United Empire of Earth’s previous war bond drives, you have been selected to receive an exclusive look at Roberts Space Industries’ latest fighting starship, the POLARIS. Developed as part of the new Military Mobilization Initiative, the ship aims to provide authorized militia units with military-grade hardware to help combat the Vanduul threat. The United Empire of Earth will commission the lead ship on October 9th, at which time reservations will be open to all Citizens. About the Polaris The Polaris is a nimble corvette-class capital ship that packs a powerful punch with a full armament of turrets and torpedoes. Intended for use as both a naval patrol ship and to serve as the flagship of militia operations, Polaris has the capacity to perform search and rescue operations, light strike missions and general security patrols. The Polaris includes the facilities to repair, rearm and refuel a single fighter, light bomber or support ship. Special Extras The first wave of Polaris hulls, constructed for this pre-sale, will include unique registry numbers indicative of the order in which they were reserved. The sale page will show the next block of numbers being sold, but it cannot guarantee a particular number. Additionally, a printed version of the 28-page Polaris brochure will be delivered by mail; several preview pages are included in this post and the full digital brochure will go online on Sunday. About the Sale The Polaris is being offered for the first time as a limited concept sale. This means that the ship design meets our specifications, but it is not yet ready to display in your Hangar, fight in Arena Commander or fly in the Alpha. The sale includes Lifetime Insurance on the ship hull and a pair of decorative items for your Hangar. A future patch will add a Polaris poster and then once the in-game model is finished you will also be given an in-game Polaris mini ship model. In the future, the ship price will increase and the offer will not include Life Time Insurance or these extras. About the Sale The special preview sale of the Polaris will be available until the end of the standard Polaris sale on October 17th, 2016. The special pricing is available only to Concierge backers, Subscribers and CitizenCon 2016 Attendees. The full brochure, holoviewer, tech overview and other information will be available at this time. The preview edition of the Polaris, which includes the numbered designation and the printed brochure, is available only with the e-mail coupon code. To allow for the discount, store credit is disabled for this sale. The regular Polaris sale on Sunday will allow for store credit purchases. Disclaimer Remember: we are offering this pledge ship to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The funding generated by sales such as this is what allows us to include deeper features in the Star Citizen world. Concept ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game. Additionally, please note that the Polaris will be entering the ship pipeline now, it may be released after other concept ships have been completed. All decorative flair items will also be available to acquire in the finished game world. The goal is to make additional ships available that give players a different experience rather than a particular advantage when the persistent universe launches.