The Star Citizen Thread V10

Have you played SC? It has never felt like scripted scenes to me while playing it.
I've been a backer for almost five years, with a substantial investment in ships.

Matter of personal opinion. Chris Roberts seems to be more interested in being a Hollywood Star than a game maker. He misappropriated company funds at M$ and spent them on moviemaking, not game making and sold his company to M$ before leaving. I invested in a space game, not a FPS with top paid Hollywood actors from Star Wars or X-Files. Chris Roberts has demonstrated that he is not a good company leader and to date, all of his projects have failed. These are facts well documented.
 
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Was supposed to be in 3.6 but got bumped to 3.6.1. So hypothetically, some time before Oct 1st assuming 3.6.1 is before 3.7. But 3.6 is now 19 days late. So something has got to give sooner or later.

Unless of course it doesn't get bumped to 3.7, then 3.8, then drop off the roadmap entirely.

Can't help but feel that ship rentals is just a sop though so they can say "Look! Look! You can easily fly any ship you want!" Rather than, you know, just making all ship prices really really cheap while the game lacks persistance.
 
Cant they see the inherent contradiction here ? If it's not pay 2 win then why complain about getting a Hammerhead in 2 weeks of grinding ? It should not be an issue, right if it's "not p2w" as they claim ?
 
It's alpha, if you manage to earn enough cash to get a $750 ship it will get taken away from you in the next update, Whats the problem? They want people to play test them don't they?
 
Cant they see the inherent contradiction here ? If it's not pay 2 win then why complain about getting a Hammerhead in 2 weeks of grinding ? It should not be an issue, right if it's "not p2w" as they claim ?
I think the pendulum is shifting slowly. The only reason to gently bring the in game prices down is because you need to attract new players. Backers have been more than generous, the moment they aren't funding to the same level, you need new money..The school of whales is exhausted, so you are into regular gamers and the last thing you want is a grind wall so high that it puts people off. This was inevitable and part of the reason why the T&C's have changed. I see lots of wailing of a different sort looming.
 
It has been a couple hours and no one has responded to my similar question.

They're just heating up the branding irons — heretical thought must be purged by fire.


…I may have been playing too much CK2 lately to question the rationality of such a response. Also, it's nice to put Paradox's ridiculous DLC scheme into perspective. Infinite (and fully functional) pope-murder can be had for not even a third of a Hammerhead. :D
 
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And if they bring back drug running / illegal missions being really profitable, it could make money making easier.
I've seen reports that with QT interdictions and scans happening frequently (2 - 3 times per run) and no way to avoid them (you can't avoid an interdiction and running away = you get crime status instantly) the drug running is pmuch dead, but we'll have to see.

Maybe CI can balance it (wwwwww)
 
In conclusion, I don't think Chris Roberts wants to release this game and is hoping deparetly that someone from Hollywood will take note and hire him to turn it into a movie, with him as star film director and film maker.
Everything Roberts did from WC3 onwards was geared towards him "making it" in Hollywood. To his credit, he managed to get his foot in the door. To his discredit, he made the Wing Commander movie and was eventually sued out of the business. But yes, everything he does is framed as being the work of the godlike auteur who has graced us with his genius and is going to show the games industry how it's done. Assuming "it" is how to make money without ever delivering a game.

From all that I have seen in Star Citizen, it plays like a movie, feels like scripted scenes written for someone else and all that is missing is Chris Roberts as Star Citizen.
Actually, the problem he has with SC is the opposite. He wishes it was like a movie, but unfortunately in an open world online game you don't get to edit out the boring bits and replace them with cutscenes (like in the old Wing Commander days). He doesn't have the game design talent, the capacity to trust in the more talented people around him, or even sufficient interest in the moment-to-moment gameplay to fill in the blanks. So instead it's just all big picture waffle, and more ship sales.
 
It is if you have no intention of finishing both games.
I don't think that's true, from the very limited amount I know about SC, I think they just bit off way more than they could chew. I mean they're trying to do ED AND space legs, which is a tall order for anyone to deliver!
 
I've seen reports that with QT interdictions and scans happening frequently (2 - 3 times per run) and no way to avoid them (you can't avoid an interdiction and running away = you get crime status instantly) the drug running is pmuch dead, but we'll have to see.

Maybe CI can balance it (wwwwww)
NPC's are still horrible and not worth worrying about. Bring on whatever interdiction happens.

Did a Jumptown run, and it will take hours to sell 6 UEC.

So drug runs are f'd

Stupid game!

Bought 80,000 credits worth of drugs and gave up after selling 6,000 worth.
 
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