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


#5618

Yeah. You know who else got $190 million in donations for a game and didn’t produce anything?


#5619

Two sides, then?


#5620

It could be argued that no single person in history has contributed more to videogame design than you-know-who! For one thing, who would we have to shoot at??


#5621

What it has become now has to be called a con. This is how Ponzi schemes get started. Some guy really thinks he’s a genius who has some great way to make money. He gets investors. It turns out he’s not as smart as he believed, but instead of admitting to the investors he lost all their money, he pretends nothing is wrong and gets more investors.

Maybe Chris Roberts is delusional enough to still think it will all work out in the end, but that’s not unusual for conmen.


#5622

I think the weird financial crap and the gross personal enrichment is what puts it into “con” territory for me. If not for that, I would fully believe this is just the worst-managed project in the history of poorly-managed projects, but run by people genuinely trying.

That said, I think the developers working on this – like actually working, not just making hype videos or ship jpegs – are probably still doing it in earnest. The further up you go, the less I think that’s the case.


#5623

Yes. It’s a Ponzie scheme in some regard. That’s why they use new ship sales to refund old ship sales.


#5624

I am still a little surprised and very glad I didn’t get sucked into the vortex. I registered in the beginning and I think I made one small financial contribution? I recall being irritated when they started selling ships, but then put the whole thing in the “we’ll see” category both financially and emotionally. My recollection could be off. It has been a looooong time.


#5625

Oh you’re gonna LOVE this latest nonsense where they’re actually now threatening Evocati test backers with action if they don’t adhere to instructions.


#5626

Man it sounds like they have zero internal test infrastructure. I would imagine they would have coded clients that automate those steps since they are so regimented.


#5627

The video they pulled via DMCA is back up re-hosted elsewhere http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x69d2ql


#5628

Are the Evocati being paid for their boring QA work?

(it’s rhetorical)


#5629

Wow. 3 FPS? Wow. Impressive.


#5630

It got DMCA’d again


#5631

The Anniversary Special is almost here! And it brings with it…

…more ship sales. Yeah.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/home-featured-content/16249-The-Anniversary-Special


#5632

I mean, it’s not like they have a game in which to hold events. They can’t do anything BUT have a sale.


#5633

Star Citizen fans fed up with the progress, have made a timeline of the game’s build deliveries. It’s almost as if it’s too late now, they could’ve just listened to me in the first place. Oh well. As usual, I get blamed.


#5634

Great Drought?! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha oh come the fuck on.


#5635

Yeah, that’s wot I said.


#5636

OMG it’s so many months! What ever shall they do? No other space games have come out during that time!


#5637

Well, they’re still in a perpetual circle jerk. So they’re pretty occupied atm.