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


#5092

Three Star Citizen whales just refunded three Completionist packages to the tune of $45K

ps: The Completionist still doesn’t include the Idris capital ship btw. Getting a Completionist, allows you to buy it. For $2.5K. I’m dying if I’m lying.


#5093

How does $15K not get you anything and everything to do with this game. For that much money it should include a hummer from CR himself.


#5094

I think your dates are off? Horizons released in December 2015, so still under 2 years since release.


#5095

Yeah, poorly worded on my part. January 2018 will start what I would have thought would be season 3, and we are still on season 1. I miss the old days of cool previews and rapid-fire updates.


#5096

@dsmart I so desperately wanted to get into BC3000. But by the time that I got a copy I was past the grognard/vertical learning curve thing. That doesn’t speak to your work. Only to my inability to grasp the the paradigm. And I’m guessing that an easier version of that game (and your newer ones) will never exist.

It actually seems to be the same for Grimoire. Not that I’m comparing them.

I’m just too old to drown in a game anymore. I hope you understand.


#5097

Oh absolutely. Now you know why I retired from make those kind of games once my install base decided to grow up. :)


#5098

This genuinely had me make a sad face for all the people who believe it.


#5099

Oh please, that’s nuthin’. They’ve had sex slaves and such in their dreamscape for years now. No, I’m not kidding.


#5100

There are no doubt more extreme examples, but this particular one hits close to him in that it’s exactly the kind of thing 14 year old me would have dreamed about during a geography class.

It’s the sort of thing I’d have fallen for if, you know, I hadn’t become an adult.


#5101

A Star Citizen Player has Just Successfully Received a $45,000 Refund


#5102

Star Citizen going Early Access and what that means


#5103

In the case of Star Citizen, it can be said that it went into early access back in Aug 2013 when the first hangar module was released to backers.

This is what I always assumed, which is why all their talk about this now going early access is so puzzling to me.


#5104

Yeah, but if you think of the big picture, and why they’re doing it now, it’s not that hard to see what they’re planning. It’s all about refunds and also not having a final release date anymore. So they can collapse slowly and over time. They can have one studio and 4 guys working from home, and still say they’re in dev.


#5105

Oh, I understand the strategy you outlined. I was just taken aback when I read the early access stuff from Roberts after Gamescom. It all seems so nutty.


#5106

Tired of waiting, Star Citizen guild gets a $45,000 refund

“Children that were born when Star Citizen was first announced are now approaching Kindergarten” <-- LOL!


#5107

That article now says the amount is fake according to CIG. The plot thickens!


#5108

My question is: did anyone at Ars Technical even try to confirm the story?(Whether it isn’t actually true or not, did anyone even call CIG?)


#5109

Here’s the update text added to the article:

[quote]Update: Cloud Imperium spokesperson Dave Swofford tells Ars that “a lot of the information was fabricated” in the Reddit post discussed the below. Swofford says the account in question was issued an individual refund of $330, not the $45,000 claimed in posted screenshots and videos which Swofford says do not reflect actual complaints requests logged by the company. What’s more, Swofford says the refund was handled “in a timely fashion” with “no extended debate over whether we should.”
[/quote]


#5110

To me, it’s only fake if 1) we believe CIG 2) the guy comes clean. We’ve checked, and if it is indeed fake, then this person, for whatever reason, went to great lengths to do it.


#5111

I completely trust Dave Swofford’s professionalism - there is zero chance he would lie, so he either is telling the truth, or he is telling the truth as he understands it.