Star Citizen - Chris Roberts, lots of spaceship porn, lots of promises

That picture also says…‘just in case you were wondering why you were being divorced.’

Reminds me of a Kickstarter for some futuristic breast pump that I was following - many people put money into it but it had been years of delays and no product released. Comments were along the lines of “I invested before my first child was born and I’ve already had two kids and this pump has still not been released.”

My friend’s fiance is building a $10K PC to play Star Citizen on.

Wait. There were hot dog stands in Planetside? Man, I loved that game but I never knew about the hot dog stands. Must have been some dirty Smurf or Barney trickery.
Terran Republic forever!

To have targets for your ship to fire at?

Hey, by the time it’s released, $10k will be like $1k in today’s money.

By the time it is released Al computers will be part of your clothing, forming a seamless whole that is always connected.

Or subdermally implanted.

Or both.

Server meshing solved!

So its going to have a RTX3060ti in it? :D

Ugh… tell him to build two $5k PCs instead. There’s absolutely nothing a $10k system could get you that a $5,000 5950x/3090/128GB system couldn’t. Hell even that system would probably be beat by a 5950 64GB system because you could clock the memory faster. You could build a 64 core threadripper but it would have worse performance in games.

I guess if it’s one of the few games still supporting SLI you could have two 3090s. Literally the only way I can think of to go above 5k.

I hope he has a stupid amount of money because $10,000 to build a PC today to play a game that hasn’t released for over a decade sounds pretty stupid.

Our brains are the most powerful servers yet!

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It’s pretty amazing because Star Citizen is one of the few games you could pick to spend that much money on a system and still have terrible performance because the game won’t scale up with more power.

A real fan would buy a $3.6k computer and a Dominus Pack with their $10k (as a stepping stone to a Praetorian Pack obviously)

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How do you speed up JPEG purchasing?

Crobbers is missing an opportunity not minting his own crypto currency to go along with Star Shitizen.

The problems with the tech demo cannot be solved by a more powerful PC.

This thread is full of stupid. There is no requirement to spend that kind of money. A lot of streamers are still on 1080 video cards. Everything is purchasable in game. The only thing you need is a starter pack with a starter ship to play right now. So you will pay somewhere between $40-65 for the game and a ship or 2 (there is a promotional offer right now where you get a free ship with lifetime insurance if you register with a referral code).

Or, then again, if you are smart, you don’t pay anything and keep waiting for Squadron 42 or SC to get out of its development mire. There is always free flight week to much around for a bit and laugh at the state of development.

But all the talk about jpegs and 10K pledges is just not required. How is it our business who spent what money on the game? Do you all consistently also write posts about how you feel about other micro transactions, people who spend money on Kickstarter, Twitch donations, higher Patreon levels?

As for jpegs, in what other space game are all the ships and vehicles you purchase fully rendered inside and outside (yes, they aren’t all flyable. But a lot are by now), allowing you to visit every nook and cranny and fly with crewmates if you’d like? That’s a lot of depth for a jpeg.

In the end, it’s clear how people feel about the project in general and the tone it sets in this thread. And there are good reasons for that.

But like Razgon (I won’t tag him for that) has mentioned in other threads, it’s not very motivating to post about a topic where the only thing everyone else wants to do is shitpost or spew negativity. I’m certainly losing interest in spending time sharing anything about the game here. I’ll let you all handle your version of SC news and humour.

I enjoy your take on the game and adventures within it. If I have time I’m still planning on trying one of the open weekend thingies. Just to see it for myself.

Is that Stockholm Syndrome talking? Many here appreciate your sharing the gameplay you’ve experienced but objectively speaking, Star Citizen continues to be a scam with predatory business practices. Criticizing and mocking those aspects do not invalidate your own experience. If you’re uncomfortable with the ridicule about those aspects, you should question how valid those deceptive practices are?

I think the fundamental difference with Star Citizen is that many people feel it isn’t just an over-due game, but an active, deliberate scam, a fraudulent enterprise with the sole goal now of fleecing people. Whether or not one agrees with that position, that’s what is coloring a lot of the negative comments I think.