There is toxicity in SC. Caused by griefers taking over the discussions obviously but also by the fanbois who say things like 'We are paying for a game for our kids to play' or 'Its fine if it takes another 20 years'. In the middle is the average person who isnt happy with either of these propositions and positions and feels like its out of control.
Some people have forgotten that Star Citizen is a video game. This was mentioned a lot early on but somehow it lost its meaning now that its abundandly clear that it cannot be used in its defense as it could back then.
Set a release date for SQ42 Episode 1, within 2 years and stick to it with regular updates
A nice goal but IMO on par with anything else CiG annonces these days with as much credibility. Chris Roberts, due to his own doing has squandered his biggest quality without a released game to back him up. If CiG would announce such a thing today people simply wouldnt believe it but then....they dont have to and never had to begin with. Star Citizen not reaching its self-proclaimed goals and milestones is CiGs fault alone, nobody elses. Not the haters, not the skeptics, the critics, the hitpieces.
The world not believing something or ridiculing it doesnt avert change or prevents it from happening. CiG was positioned in such a way (by design) that it wasnt dependant on outside goodwill or continuous funding. They got all the money they needed, multiple times over. They had absolutely no pressure from above to come true on their promises. Basically, the SC project could ve gone under for 3 years, go radio silent and release completed without anybody getting a single sneak peek.
Why havent it?
Where the promises too ambitious and challenges too impossible to overcome? Was the funding dramatically underestimated or did the total cost change afterwards? Was there ever a formulated design paper outlining obstacles and timelines or was it always just the infectious loudmouthing by a charismatic but clueless person?
What are the reasons for Star Citizen, this ambitious and promising project to end up 6 years overdue, running out of money, with investors on board dictating things and unforseen obstacles creeping up left right and center and having no end point in sight? Worse....10 years into active development, the IDEA of Star Citizen is as fluid was it was back in 2012, trying to accomodate all opinions, all wishes and by doing so showing a chaotic development that bars believing in its inaptitude and incompetence.
Goodwill, patience and monetary loyalty never have helped and wont help to complete the project. It didnt happen to this point, if anything, the project has become more chaotic, more wild and more impossible then it has been in 2016 because of it.
You prove skeptics and haters wrong by showing results, demonstrating superiority and proving them wrong. Not by laughing at them and stubbornly refusing to listen to their points. Criticism in Star Citizen has always been a sore point. From the first witch hunts to fierce loyalty swarm attacks to unfair moderation and blatant shilling...Star Citizen being believed to be a running scam has its reasons due to the similarity of established scams and this project.
That being said, if CiG would announce another 2 year window until Squadron Ep1 release people would of course wait...what else can they possibly do? Backers have ZERO sway or impact on whats happening on the project. They dont get explanations and whatever they say doesnt change anything.
Star Citizen backers are getting "shroomed" (picked that up in Bosch ) and its funny because its so true since the earliest days. And I dont believe most posts claiming to be impartial or "not minding" possible results and delays one bit. Today, after a decade of fandom damages are real and painful. Invested people are getting increasingly sore and sensitive, unable to ignore teasing and jokes on their cost. Apart from money lost the misplaced trust and loyalty hurts much more, the continous failures by CiG working right into the haters hands and predictions and the follow-up refusal to acknowledge them.
Living in denial is something I truly understasd since I picked up this debate because of all the examples the shills and loyalists continue to provide on an almost daily basis.
The only people who can TRULY enjoy this show, laugh heartily and joke without remorse are the people outside, the so-called "haters" who point and laugh and populate this thread (I know a lot of posters here are or were actually backers...still). Or people who have truly "given up" on the project ever coming to life. They are able to have a good time and enjoy the watching. The worst that can happen to them is that Star Citiizen, despite all evidence and signs becomes a smashing success.
Oh noes, the horror! Star Citizen becoming a fully released, actual FUN game people can play and enjoy. With qualities and features other game studios admire and envy them for. /sarcasm
If you hold any kind of hope or desire for Star Citizen the project just keeps disappointing you and keeping you at arms lenght. A lot of people already realized this but of course, a sizable number of people isnt that far yet. And this is evident when you listen to any credible source of opinion. People holding out and waiting, being frustrated but keeping precious memories to hold em above water. I consider anybody "credible" who is able to acknowledge reality and seperate facts from wishful thinking. That already renders a lot of white knights and pro-peoples input worthless. Credible sources for Star Citizen are as rare as the projects qualities I m afraid.
Needed but wont happen - Sack the Board of Directors and replace with people who can set targets, communicate them to staff and stick to them. CR becomes Creative Director at best but has a boss who says 'NO WAY! I want results in this timeframe!' The dreaded 'Publisher' who actually makes it happen.
Two problems here. The less likely problem is that the community wouldnt accept new leadership, not the currently loyal and financing part of the community. Some people continue to throw money at Star Citizen and thus representing the true business model of the project simply believing Chris Roberts and his henchmen. if you dont believe the big man himself you simply chose another spokesperson further down the ladder who you like for whatever reasons which essentially is the same. Chris Roberts is so entwined with the project claiming ideas, personality and the projects SOUL that him dropping out would signal complete failure or loss of identity. I cant be sure but too many people rally behind Chris Roberts and his thotts believing despite actual results and reality that whatever reasons they have built internally to keep going would be shattered by the man leaving. Needless to say that Chris Roberts leaving the project would be just the tip of the iceberg because you can safely assume that if he leaves a lot of other people will leave as well thus throwing the whole project in transitional disarray and chaos with mostly the drones remaining who never had a clue whats happening to begin with.
The other reason is that Chris Robert simply wont give up the money teat he found. He will simply squeeze and suck harder than ever to get the last penny before hes cut loose. Whats the shame and embarassment when you have undeserved millions and luxury to comfort yourself with? A persons integrity will determine how far he/she will go with the whole thing. After watching Chris Roberts for a decade actively and learning about his past I cant say I hold much hope for Roberts integrity which provides a pretty dark picture for Star Citizens future and explains its rocky history very well. We can safely assume that money isnt Roberts only desire in this thing (unlike his wifes who left as soon as the money shower dried up). In addition to monetary compensation for his grandness he also seeks personal confirmation to verify his views. His superior imagination and directioral qualities equal to the greatest in the business. Money is a nice consolation but he seeks admiration and reputation. You can see it on his person whenever he stands on stage being applauded and cheered but also in his personal reactions observable in interviews and letters. He actually recognizes failures and mistakes but refuses to own them or blames others for it. His underlings, his fans, his critics even tho he is the ultimate power in this project and has self-admittatly micro-managed it into its current state. Maybe he doesnt anymore but its too late. People wonder for YEARS where Star Citizen is heading and the company working on the dream seems to be unable to provide any answers.....its all very telling.