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


#5651

Man I have to stop reading this thread, I woke up this morning and realised I bought Universal Combat CE in a mad steam sale binge last night.


#5652

holy shit dude my noscript list for that link is the biggest i’ve ever seen… there must be 50 odd links in that bitch


#5653

Another example of how they are fleecing their backers. See how subscribers are ahead of concierge in the release schedule? They already have the concierge money. So they want those and others to pay monthly subscription in order to gain access to a game THEY ALREADY PAID FOR!


#5654

It’s more game than you’re ever going to get in Star Citizen. I hope you bought the UCCE + TLC bundle. If so, I released another update for the latter earlier today.

I also released an update for my space/planetary fighter combat game, GALCOM Echo Squad.


#5655

A new 4K video of Alpha 3.0 from the point of view of a player has been released.

A few interesting timestamps:

  • Around 4’30": Player starts walking around the station and heads to the landing pad
  • Around 11’30": Player onboard their ship about to take off
  • Around 13’: Low flight over space station
  • Around 15’: First quantum drive jump
  • Around 19’: First planetary approach for some rocky and sandy landscapes sightseeing
  • Around 27’: Low level canyon flying leading to the first landing.

It’s a looker

Edit: found the player who uploaded the 4K footage giving his PC specs on Reddit: http://reddit.com/r/starcitizen/comments/7f01hw/1hour_of_patch_30z_at_4k_widescreen/dq8lksf

Built my PC back in summer 2015. 980-ti and 5820K with 16Gb ram. Star Citizen was on SSD.

Wendelius


#5656

Yeah, I’m not buying it. RSI has not had a stage demo run that smoothly in 6 months, and sure as hell not at 4k.

The cynic in me says that’s a marketing plant. Particularly as the first time I saw it today was in a Kotaku article.


#5657

An hour of video, but nothing happens. There’s no game! I saw a few sub-Bethesda NPCs blundering about early on but that was it.

I did skip through, maybe I missed it.


#5658

Nope, grabs a ship, flies it to a planet, through canyons, walks around, flies to two other planets with asteroid fields. All interspersed with loving, rotating external shots of character and ship that scream ‘look how awesome this looks!’. Does not actually do anything at all - no missions, no NPC interaction, no combat, zip. And apparently 4k on a 980ti? Colour me skeptical.


#5659

Because the video was posted a day ago on Reddit, garnered attention and gaming sites noticed? I’m sure RSI doesn’t mind. It does look beautiful.

But I’m not sure the cynicism is warranted. Not that it’s unexpected in this dump of a thread. :)


#5660

Why haven’t the gaming sites picked up on any of the flaky crap that’s been leaked?


#5661

I honestly don’t know. There is scope for more what’s going on with SC articles. Ask them. Maybe Derek isn’t sending them enough links to his blog…

Another video where nothing happens. A timelapse of a sunrise (takes about 2’30" to go from darkest night to close to the sunrise).

I expect we’ll see a lot more media now that 3.0 invites have started going out to the wider community.


#5662

Offline. Zero gameplay. Basically an E3 type presentation of glitz. #notagame


#5663

Jeez, be realistic. They’ve only had six years and $200 million to work with. That’s pretty impressive for those tight constraints!


#5664

Be sure to read the comments.


#5665

I’m a late backer, starting just a few weeks ago. I am in middle school and have not spent my money until now because before now I didn’t have money. Sure, me and my group of friends won’t be spending 500$, but we will still have fun playing it as it comes out, and we might leave it for a while, and come back later. And who cares? If it makes you happy, do it, because time on this planet is pretty limited, and it can whiz by quick. Before you or me knows it, we will be working full time jobs and have almost no free time.

Wow.


#5666

I can relate to that poster.

Some of the things I miss the most about SWG are being able to:

  • walk around on my ship while it’s in flight (or at least in space)
  • craft things that people want (while doing the above)
  • sell those things to people, either in a permanent shop on a planet, or by landing and dropping the ramp for people to board & buy.

That last part (selling from the ship after landing) I could not do in SWG. The rest I could.

I don’t think there’s any game that would let me do that today. I’m not sure this one will be, either. I have a 4 year old account at RSI, and I have not given them a dime. Yet.


#5667

You could always return to SWG!


#5668

Say I was someone nefarious and I wanted to launder money. Could I say buy virtual spaceships in a ahem game with my dirty currency and then ask for a refund in clean cash from the developer a couple of months later?

Asking for a friend.


#5669

Yes. That’s basically what the Grey market is about. I wrote a whole blog about it actually.


#5670

Why bother though? If you want to launder money, buy bitcoin.