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


#7402

Oh you’re gonna love the latest hilarity. Trust me, it’s good.


#7403

Since it’s Sunday in the Sun, this is just a reminder that on Fri, Crytek filed their response to the recent MtD filed by CIG back on Sept 7th.

The arguments are PRECISELY as I had predicted in my article from earlier this month.

My article about this and the latest Star Citizen 3.3.5 fiasco will be up tomorrow at some point.


#7404

So, when is the next JPEG sale?

Surprised you haven’t been able to buy a death star equivalent yet.

With 6000 NPC ai’s you have to hire and give tasks.


#7405

NPCs? Oh no. You have to have 6,000 players pressing the buttons. And the game will crash if more than 7 are on a ship a the same time.


#7406

For $1000 a month Croberts will micromanage all 6000 himself. 'Cause that’s what he does best. :)


#7407

Star Citizen has a mention in the latest Full Frontal Nerdity Web Comic


#7408

My latest article in the farce is live


#7409

About a week ago on Sept 28th, CIG filed their opposition to CryTek’s second amended complaint. I haven’t covered it because they have a hearing coming up on Oct 10th in front of the judge, and I was going to wait and cover them both in a single article.

Also, as per the judge’s previous instructions, both parties got together and finally filed a Rule 26(f) discovery report/plan. Much to the chagrin of CIG of course, since they’ve been fighting to avoid discovery since January this year.

Also, as we only have insight to the project’s financials over in the UK, we have been waiting for both RSI (the parent shell company) and CIG (the UK development studio) to file their Dec 2017 financials. Earlier this week, RSI filed theirs. I will cover that in the same article sometime after the Oct 10th hearing.


#7410

Derek here is just trying to distract you all from the fact that amazing things are happening in the Star Citizen Universe.

Join the entire world for Chris Robert’s thrilling finale at 8 PM next wednesday for the ‘Road to Release’ which he is sure to end with a mic drop showing the fact that every kickstarter pledge and then some has been fulfilled on their secret internal branch!


#7411

Are we there yet?


#7412

Funny how they have just enough deferred income to be balance sheet solvent.


#7413

Not Star Citizen, but related:


#7414

Hello ,

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I’m Anden Arden. Since taking the reins of Drake Interplanetary, I’ve made it my mission to provide the honest, hardworking people of the UEE with affordable aerospace solutions that empower, provide, and protect.

To that point, we here at Drake are incredibly excited and deeply honored to be sponsoring CitizenCon 2948. As the event fast approaches, we rest assured that you’ll be nothing short of blown away by what we have planned.

Each and every one of us should feel pride in doing our part to build and safeguard a future worth fighting for. And as you do, you have my word that Drake will be there, elevating you to your utmost potential and supporting you every step of the way.

Keep fighting the good fight,

Anden Arden
CEO, Drake Interplanetary

Wut? Stars bristle and wallow in the future?


#7415

Is there any actual expectation of news as a result of next week’s event?


#7416

Depends on what you mean by news. They will definitely announce new things and show hacked up demos. But they never actually deliver anything that they present. Last year was all about procedurally generated cities. Still missing, still not even vaguely near delivery. Year before was about how Squadron 42 was almost done. Now they refuse to share a schedule for it because it would hurt the developers’ feelings (not joking).


#7417

So with CitizenCon the emphasis is on the “con” part!


#7418

Oh you noticed, huh?


#7419

Pretty much.


#7420

One thing that changed recently in the release schedule is that Object Container Streaming (OCS) has been moved forward from 3.5.0 (I think) TO 3.3.0. That puts it up for release in 2018.

It’s a behind the scenes technology that is designed to alleviate the load on servers which is currently causing a lot of performance issues.

Whether it will or not is another question. But I’d imagine this might be mentioned and some of the expected effects demonstrated. It’s not glamorous, but something the players have been waiting for quite a while. And it’s now due out before the end of Q4.

I have really no clue what kind of demos, scheduling announcements or report progresses (if any) for SC and Squadron 42 to expect. Honestly, CitizenCon generates pretty in-engine sequences I enjoy watching. But new features have never felt that relevant to me until they are actually completed and released.


#7421

Maybe they are working after a different calendar over there, so, in ~400 years it will be ready?