Lorville is one of the many company towns Hurston Dynamics has established for its employees on the company-owned planet Hurston. Lorville is the only import landing zone on the planet. While the city overlooks some of the larger strip-mining operations that are currently underway, it exists in the shadow of Central, the corporate headquarters for Hurston Dynamics. Lorville is surrounded by a wall that dwarfs even moderately sized ships. Lorville is located in the Desert biome, and is close to a Polluted Coast.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to retrieve your ship, navigate to the city of Lorville and visit places of interest.
Retrieving your ship
When you wake up in Port Olisar in the player hab, exit your room and head downstairs to the main hub. Surrounding the center of the room are ASOP Terminals, and these allow players to retrieve their ships.
Approach a terminal and interact with it by holding F, then selecting Retrieve next to your ship of choice. You will be prompted with the landing pad that your ship has been assigned to. Around Port Olisar you will see signs to direct players to the appropriate landing pad.
Approaching your ship from the rear, hold F and select Open Door (The entry point is different per ship, depending on its size and number of entry points). Once inside, turn around and close the door by holding F and clicking the Close Door prompt.
The Cutlass Black has two seats: One at the front for the Pilot, and one behind the Pilot's seat for the Co-Pilot. Jump into the front seat by holding F whilst looking at the seat, then select Enter Flight Seat.
Cockpits have various functionalities, ranging from opening and closing the exterior ramps and doors, locking the ship and powering the ship up or down. Functional buttons are highlighted orange.
The quickest method to get into space is to hold F, then select Flight Ready. This will power up the ship and start the engines ready for flight. Press strafe up (default: space bar) to lift your ship from the pad and press N to switch flight modes from Precision (Landing) to Flight (SCM).
Navigating to Hurston
The MobiGlas is your companion along your journey. Worn on your left wrist, this provides information on your current physical condition, allows you to change the load-out of your character and ships, navigate the stars using the Star Map, among many other things. We will be using the Star Map app within your MobiGlas to set a navigation point to Hurston, the planet that Lorville resides on.
Open the mobiGlas with the F1 button, and view the Star Map. Double right click to zoom all the way out to get the best view of the system. Select Hurston, then select Set Route. If done successfully, you will see your current fuel level, and the required fuel level to make the journey, displayed in the top left corner of your screen. Once done, close the MobiGlas by pressing F1.
Upon exiting the MobiGlas you will now see there is a marker in your field of view labelled Hurston. Point your ship at the marker and when centered, the ship will begin to calibrate your jump. Press B once to begin spooling your Quantum Drive, and you will see the percentage calibrated on the left increasing, along with the percentage spooled increasing at the top. When both have completed, Press and hold B to enter Quantum Travel.
Landing at Lorville
Arriving at Hurston, you will be greeted by the epic sight of the planet looming in your cockpit window. When Quantum Travelling between locations, your Quantum Drive takes a few seconds to cool down, ready for another jump. Press B to bring up location markers, and maneuver your ship to find Lorville. Its location will depend on where you have quantum traveled from, and the planets rotation at the time. Much like before, point your ship at the marker and when centered, the ship will begin to calibrate your jump. Press B once to begin spooling your Quantum Drive, and you will see the percentage calibrated on the left increasing, along with the percentage spooled increasing at the top. When both have completed, Press and hold B to enter Quantum Travel.
Approaching the city of Lorville you will see a flash of orange surrounding the city. This is the No Fly Zone where ships are not allowed to enter. Attempting to enter the No Fly Zone areas will result in the destruction of your ship, however the image below perfectly captures the area in the center of the City where the hangars are located.
Before landing we will need to request authorization to land, and a landing pad will be assigned within a hangar. To request authorization, first you must be within 8000 meters of the hangars, located at the base of the large building at the center of the city (A good indication of this is arriving directly above the hangars and checking your altitude, located to the left of the HUD in your cockpit and next to your flight speed).
If you are within 8000 meters, bring up your MobiGlas by pressing F1, select the CommLink app on the far left of your apps list. Select Contacts, then select the icon next to Lorville Landing Services. The friendly Landing Control representative will assign you a landing pad, or if they are full you will be put into a queue.
Activate precision mode by pressing N. This will lower your landing gear and decrease your speed to that appropriate for landing your ship.
When the landing pad is assigned, you will see an arrow pointing down upon the hangar that you have been allocated, along with the hangar bay doors opening. Maneuver your ship vertically above the hangar bay doors, making sure not to enter into the no fly zone, and then use strafe down (Default: Ctrl) to land within the hangar.
The hangar exit has the hangar number written on it with a yellow arrivals sign. Beyond the arrivals sign is an elevator leading to Teasa Spaceport, the hub of all space traffic. Walk up to the elevator, Hold F and select Call Elevator on the interaction panel, then when the elevator arrives, Hold F again and select Teasa Spaceport.
What to do in Lorville
From Star Citizen Alpha 3.4, players are able to visit Teasa Spaceport, the Perimeter Gates (1-6), and the Central Business District (CBD).
Be sure to take a look at the guide on how to use the Lorville Mass Transit system and navigate to places of interest in the city.
Outside the walls of Lorville is an entire planet to enjoy. Fly, drive or ride wherever you wish, and explore the different biomes and points of interest.