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Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by Punisher » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:48 am

I'm still gonna keep faith.. I think I have about $150 tied up in it and right now that is not going to break me..
My feeling is this.. It doesn't seem like vaporware yet... They do keep releasing updates for backers to mess around with. Yes it is past due as a whole, but I have other things to occupy me.
I do get pangs of concern when I read about possible money troubles, but have not seen any real evidence produced yet.
and I read the random Derek Smart posts, but don't put much stock in them. He has lost a lot of credibility with me (and other people) due to his history...
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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by Paingod » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:44 pm

With all of the other developmental hurdles complete, they've decided to Andy Serkis you.

Since I have no intention of setting up a webcam, let alone use a mic or even play multiplayer, this development excites me.
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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by Holman » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:28 pm

Paingod wrote:With all of the other developmental hurdles complete, they've decided to Andy Serkis you.

Since I have no intention of setting up a webcam, let alone use a mic or even play multiplayer, this development excites me.
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Post by Daehawk » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:55 am

I wish they'd just STOP. All I wanted was the single player S42 with a mp galaxy to be in when I wanted...like Elite is. They just keep adding shit. Granted the fps part looks fun. But come on. When do long space haul diapers go in? How about space hookers so you get space herpes.

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Post by Paingod » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:22 am

Daehawk wrote:When do long space haul diapers go in? How about space hookers so you get space herpes.
I look forward to the space herpes cream application minigame.
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Post by Daehawk » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:27 am

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Post by KDH » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:20 pm

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$45K Star Citizen Refund?

:tjg: ... A post to reddit in a sub-reddit called Star Citizen Refunds claims what seems like it must be the largest game refund in history (thanks Rollory). This says a corporate entity secured a refund for three Star Citizen "Completionist" packages originally purchased for $15,000 each, making the grand total for their refund $45,000. Here's the story:
There was lots of arguing within our guild, but in the end the whales who had contributed the most had the final say, and we refunded our three completionist packages, originally purchased at $15k each, so $45k total refund. We sidelined many other great games and commercial opportunities waiting for Star Citizen, but in the end we can't wait any longer, and a new generation is joining also who have absolutely no interest. The final straw was evidence presented the committee of Chris Roberts blatantly lying, we don't mind the delays but couldn't handle the lies anymore, and it left us wondering what else he is knowingly lying about.

It was a nightmare getting the refund, we are a commercial org and pooled the money to buy the completionist packages, and used a corporate card to buy them, so we had major issues with getting refunded to the same card, paypal and then providing ID. Total it took about 5 weeks to get sorted. A lot of time was spent trying to explain the situation to some woman called "Schala" and just getting the same answers copied and pasted backwards and forwards, they definitely try to delay you as much as possible in the hope you'll forget or give up.

I prefer to remain anonymous as the guild can easily be linked back to my personal identity, and we all know how insane and potentially dangerous the few remaining Star Citizen believers can be. I'll put some juicy screenshots below however.

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... and .. refund story disputed by RSI
Cloud Imperium spokesperson Dave Swofford tells Ars that "a lot of the information was fabricated" in the Reddit post discussed the below. Swofford says the account in question was issued an individual refund of $330, not the $45,000 claimed

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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by KDH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:20 am

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:coffee: ... Because 169 million isn't enough

Star Citizen now offering .. Land Claims

Q&A: .. Land Claim Licenses

Video: .. 41 minutes
"Please Note: These claim licenses are being made available for pledging to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The ability to obtain these claim licenses will ultimately be available for in-game credits and/or otherwise earnable through play in the game. Pledging for these claim licenses now allows us to include deeper features in the Star Citizen game, and is not required for starting the game."

VG247 notes that these parcels are priced like full games, ranging from $50 to $100

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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by Cortilian » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:03 am

wow.

Is vaporware one word or 2?

Vaporware

Vapor ware

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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by Paingod » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:08 am

Can I mine or otherwise exploit someone else’s land without permission?
Yes, although doing so is a serious crime and UEE security will respond if you are sighted. There’s a lot of real estate within a solar system and limited patrols, though, so property owners worried about the theft of their assets will often want to supplement public security forces with enhanced monitoring hardware and automated defense drones, hire their own dedicated mercenaries, or potentially join or negotiate a defense contract with a large organization.
Great. They're introducing a new griefing mechanic. If you don't have the resources to directly protect your land and property, people will destroy it for you. Even if you do, I expect people to destroy it for you.

I never wanted the epic space combat, trade, and exploration simulator I was buying into to become a land-grab and Ultima Online style pillaging simulator. I'm sorely tempted to ask for my money back. I suppose the alternative is to swap out my MISC Freelancer DUR for cash, get a $100 plot, and troll other people by grabbing a prime plot on day 1 and never utilizing it.
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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by Max Peck » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:41 am

Paingod wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:08 am
I never wanted the epic space combat, trade, and exploration simulator I was buying into to become a land-grab and Ultima Online style pillaging simulator. I'm sorely tempted to ask for my money back. I suppose the alternative is to swap out my MISC Freelancer DUR for cash, get a $100 plot, and troll other people by grabbing a prime plot on day 1 and never utilizing it.
Apparently you can't purchase the land claim license with store credit, so I don't know if it would be possible to swap out a ship to buy one. They have it flagged as a "warbond ship", so they are specifically using this to lure in new funding.

I would presume that the better option would be to pretend that the land-claim subsystem just doesn't exist.

<insert "Doesn't exist, just like the rest of the game." joke here>
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Re: Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

Post by Paingod » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:48 am

No joke, man. Despite the cash I have in the game, I don't feel heavily invested and have written it all off in my head. If/when the game comes out, I'll very likely pretend the land system doesn't exist and get on with the rest of my life.
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Post by killbot737 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:32 am

That's how I play Elite Dangerous. I avoid planetary activities unless absolutely necessary. They take 3x longer than space missions and I die all the time. :P
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Post by Daehawk » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:26 pm

Crytek sues Star Citizen dev for illegal use of Cryengine.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/12/14/ ... -cryengine
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:36 pm

I look forward to the new Legal Brief starcruiser to be announced shortly. Available for the low, low, payment of 20 hours of legal services.
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