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Space, er, I mean, Star Citizen

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It’s a binary choice, in my eyes. Do you have a game you can meaningfully play after 8 plus years? No? Then it’s nothing. A half built car is just as useful to a driver as no car at all.
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hepcat wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:08 am Do you have a game you can meaningfully play after 8 plus years?
The answer to that question for many people is yes. Also, we clearly differ greatly on what the word nothing means.
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That’s cool. We also have different definitions for what a boot is.
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The Mighty Jingles opines on this very topic in today's video:

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Used to love his WoT videos but after a couple years his constant chucking at himself and his own perceived humor started to grind on me. Now when I hear that stupid laugh I instantly want to punch him.
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Brian wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:50 am The Mighty Jingles opines on this very topic in today's video:
He's pretty much spot on. I disagree with his silly quibble about having to install it on an SSD, but yeah, otherwise it's hard to argue with what he has to say.
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I'm a touch late, but am offended that they'd call it a birthday. It's the 8th year since fertilization. Birth has yet to happen.
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As previously threatened, I did buy in on the lowest tier during the last sale. Last night I got bored enough that I decided to take a look.

Raw performance is still very uneven but that is to be expected of any alpha, so I'm not concerned with that. Some massive bugs remain though. The bugs themselves seem to be different, but the number of them certainly hasn't dropped.

I thought I'd take a simple courier mission. Collect three packages from a depot, drop them off in three different locations. Collecting was absolutely fine (and I'm delighted to note that ships now show you clearly where their boarding spots are - that was a major bugbear for me), and dropping off the first package was no problem at all.

The second package required me to use a drop-off machine, which I thought I did...only to discover the package didn't disappear from my HUD and the mission wasn't updated. I later learned that I should have used the "machine place" option instead of simply the "place" option (although both would have resulted in the package being placed inside). Silly me...

I thought I'd attempt the third package anyway. This one had to be placed in a locker on a landing pad at New Babbage. After much searching I eventually realised you have to actually land on the pad, which wasn't clear at all. The first time I tried, my ship clipped through the surface of the pad and eventually exploded. On the second attempt I successfully landed, but after exiting the ship my character model clipped through the surface.

Disgusted, I logged out for a break. After logging back in I awoke in the apartments and my ship was effectively ghosted. I couldn't recall it to its hangar, but I couldn't find it on the map either. I eventually learned that my only recourse was to reset my character completely. :roll:

It's a shame, because when it works it works well, and I really want to go out and explore, but not until I can be sure of getting the basics done first. I was chatting the whole time with other players who say they play little else. They accept the limitations and are happy to explore what's possible. I won't criticise them for that, but they are surely in a minority. But again, it's an alpha. It's weird how divisive this game is, really.

For my part, I will dip in every now and then, maybe after each major patch. And I am determined to get one bloody courier mission done!
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It sounds very much like you're still playing a game development simulator and fighting bugs. It depends on the type of game you want to play.

I've more or less given up on ever playing the game I dumped $160 on. That was a dream.
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Yeah I can see why you'd be so pissed off after spending that kind of cash. That's precisely the reason I was only prepared to buy in on the lowest possible tier and during a sale. Worst case scenario I've lost a small amount of cash that I won't fret over, best case scenario is I might have a proper game to play, one day. And if...IF...the scope is fully realised, it will be one hell of a game.

I spent more than twice the amount on Breakpoint and that is money I regret spending.
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