Star Citizen Discussion Thread v12

The rest of your insinuation goes down the drain too with that. the reason you see players meeting at the hacking point is because it's an artificial bottleneck, not many players meeting randomly.
I don't remember having said players where meeting randomly in general.
Players meet at POI or because the game make them artificially meet with creation of opposing/concurrent missions. For instance when you are hacking, the game create a security mission to stop your hacking. Everyone with good reputation get this mission on screen, you just have to click ok to have a marker pointing to the hacker on the map.
Stanton is huge for 50 players, hard to meet someone at a totally random point.
 
Except we know thats not the case.

You can engage in that most Elite Dangerous of gameplay mechanics and log out, perform a 'mode hol' and log back into vanilla ED and you'll appear above the planet in your ship unharmed.
No, that doesn't work if your ship is blown up, and you do that you get the rebuy screen! That only works if you are stuck on some scenery or down a hole where your ship can't land and your ship is still in one piece. It would be useful, before commenting on game mechanics, if you actually knew what they were.
 
You maybe get confused a bit 30k per server is totally normal...he talking about players per instance....
I am not confused, I am talking about Star Citizen't here :D
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SC can't have 100 players in the server, straight from the devs.

30001 player be like:
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Despite nearly a decade of development, absolutely oodles of cash, and the logical and physical impossibility of this state - Star Citizen somehow manages to only be half a hole.
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And if there's one thing CIG are good at, it's digging big holes for themselves.
“I have decided to catch a Whale.”
Christopher nodded his head several times as he said this, and waited for Sandi to say “How?” or “Christopher, you couldn't!” or something helpful of that sort, but Sandi said nothing. The fact was Sandi was wishing that she had thought about it first.
“I shall do it,” said Christopher, after waiting a little longer, “by means of a trap. And it must be a Cunning Trap, so you will have to help me, Sandi.” “Christopher,” said Sandi, feeling quite happy again now, “I will.” And then she said, “How shall we do it?” and Christopher said, “That's just it. How?” And then they sat down together to think it out. Christopher's first idea was that they should dig a Very Deep Pit, and then the Whale would come along and fall into the Pit, and—
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—and it worked.
 
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SaltEMike asking an important question


I presume he will have a call in on the topic soon, he usually does these follow ups, might be interesting to listen to.

One funny statement: "Make it black and yellow, and test squadron buys it, and they meet their goals for the month" :D

One thing that stood out for me, that came from one of SC's videos is this, in relation to the Star Runner:

The server room, when data running comes online, its going to be one of the busiest hubs of this ship. Its going to have a lot of busy bee activity going on, running around changing server racks, trying to get the data you're specifically looking for
I mean, how can anyone actually swallow this guff? Busiest hub on the ship? Like, there are going to be dozens of people on the ship at once? Haven't half the community bought this? Won't they be flying their own? What will these people do 99% of the time while the ship is flying around (in CIG's words, standing in the cafe area discussing their plans for the current mission... which will basically boil down to pilot flies to destination, someone runs, grabs what is needed, ship takes off again to make delivery... the other people... nothing to do).

What the hell do they mean by changing server racks? Why? Why do they even need changing? How many people and how long will this actually take?

Its 100% pure guff and its likely none of this will happen, and if it does happen, it won't be anything like he's describing here. It will be walk over, press a button, watch animation, done.

EDIT: I mean, its things like this that leads to people calling it a scam. They are selling backers on things that will never actually come true, and either the devs know its not going to happen or they are deluded as the most faithful backers.
 
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I'm a bit worried. If one day by chance IGC exceeds 100 players per server, some here will have a heart attack.
If I know about it before you, I will prepare the news by diluting it. Something like "hey guys, CIG has done some tests with 60 players" then 70, etc.
It will still be painful but there should be fewer deaths.

I am also thinking about how to announce the second system when it is ready. It's going to be tricky.
 
I'm a bit worried. If one day by chance IGC exceeds 100 players per server, some here will have a heart attack.
If I know about it before you, I will prepare the news by diluting it. Something like "hey guys, CIG has done some tests with 60 players" then 70, etc.
It will still be painful but there should be fewer deaths.

I am also thinking about how to announce the second system when it is ready. It's going to be tricky.

It's ok man, CIG softened the blow when they trialled 60 players back in January and then quickly reversed it ;)

And don't you worry, there'll be much glee here when CIG manage to add a second system 8 years after kickstarter....

(Especially if it has compromised or messed up instancing ;))
 
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I'm a bit worried. If one day by chance IGC exceeds 100 players per server, some here will have a heart attack.
If I know about it before you, I will prepare the news by diluting it. Something like "hey guys, CIG has done some tests with 60 players" then 70, etc.
It will still be painful but there should be fewer deaths.

I am also thinking about how to announce the second system when it is ready. It's going to be tricky.
Remember when they increased the limit to 60 and had to roll it back? Fun times.

Sure, they might get there one day. 100 people on a server. I'm sure they will add Pyro eventually.

But its all a far cry from the promised 110 systems that backers paid for 8 years ago and thousands of players in an instance with a NPC to player ratio of 100:1.

I'd love to see SC running with 100 players and 10,000 NPCs running on a single server.
 

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I'm a bit worried. If one day by chance IGC exceeds 100 players per server, some here will have a heart attack.
If I know about it before you, I will prepare the news by diluting it. Something like "hey guys, CIG has done some tests with 60 players" then 70, etc.
It will still be painful but there should be fewer deaths.

I am also thinking about how to announce the second system when it is ready. It's going to be tricky.
I'll be happy if they do. I'd be even more happy if they did at least the basic promised from when I backed the kickstarter, like VR, 100 systems, coop Squadron 42 leading to the shared universe; a bit more stable than now and I'd be fine, even with a 50 per system maximum. I could even live with the barebone turrets in space "flight" model.

I have realised a few years back that I won't get anything of those promised things, so now I just keep my small ship and hope to get at least something playable out of it at some point. At least I get the macabre fun out of watching the trainwreck of project-mismanagement happening. I've wasted money on less fun things.
 
I'm a bit worried. If one day by chance IGC exceeds 100 players per server, some here will have a heart attack.
If I know about it before you, I will prepare the news by diluting it. Something like "hey guys, CIG has done some tests with 60 players" then 70, etc.
It will still be painful but there should be fewer deaths.

I am also thinking about how to announce the second system when it is ready. It's going to be tricky.
So you will be willing to accept what we doubters knew all along, that there is nothing special about Star Citizen. No magic server tech, no tens of thousands of players in an instance, it's just another multiplayer game? You are certainly lowering the bar with your comment.
 
I'm a bit worried. If one day by chance IGC exceeds 100 players per server, some here will have a heart attack.
If I know about it before you, I will prepare the news by diluting it. Something like "hey guys, CIG has done some tests with 60 players" then 70, etc.
It will still be painful but there should be fewer deaths.

I am also thinking about how to announce the second system when it is ready. It's going to be tricky.
Yes, yes, you're right into it. Wish the heart attack onto the infidels. That is the heavenly punishment for denying the creed. Day of Recklning cant come soon enough.

Meanwhile we giggle imagining the gnashing of teeth when that day turns out to never come.
 
Yeah because current build struggling while still at 50 cap because of an event (how is that by the way? outside the event players are a couple or two by server or what?!?) is a proof they'll be able to manage 100 or more concurrent players.
 
Yeah because current build struggling while still at 50 cap because of an event (how is that by the way? outside the event players are a couple or two by server or what?!?) is a proof they'll be able to manage 100 or more concurrent players.

The event has been a great success, and demonstrated the game's robust nature

Source: https://i.imgur.com/XXvhOd3.mp4


It's not another hack awkwardly shoved into the game purely to sell ships, honest ;)
 
So you will be willing to accept what we doubters knew all along, that there is nothing special about Star Citizen. No magic server tech, no tens of thousands of players in an instance, it's just another multiplayer game? You are certainly lowering the bar with your comment.
I just keep the bare minimum about numbers here and try not talking too much about the far future of the game. Some techs are missing and will come one day. I don't know how they will change the game and it's characteristics so I don't talk about it.

Yes, yes, you're right into it. Wish the heart attack onto the infidels. That is the heavenly punishment for denying the creed. Day of Recklning cant come soon enough.
I wish nothing, it's just a joke. Keep cool :)
 
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