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


#5671

This gives a good overview of what 3.0 is like right now:

Sounds hilarious at times, tragic at others, but also far from ready for wide scale testing within the next month. I wouldn’t (didn’t) expect much before January.


#5672

It will be difficult to launder money once the washing machine is broke.


#5673

And that applies to both Star Citizen’s grey market and Bitcoin. ;)


#5674

Wow. That sounds like a pre-alpha. If I was a developer there I’d be leery of giving it to QA in that state, let alone users.


#5675

Makes me wonder if the Amazon Lumberyard team is thrashing as much as SC, many of these things sound like engine problems.


#5676

Some dude posted an hour long video of him playing in the PTU, along with the machine specs he playing on.


#5677

Yep. I posted that video yesterday, which prompted the response #notagame: Star Citizen - Chris Roberts, lots of spaceship porn, lots of promises


#5678

I am certain the fact that it preceded a 7 day sale, had nothing to do with the decision to release it in this state.


#5679

That’s bollocks - and you know it. You also know better.

He wasn’t “playing” anything. Running around an empty server, at sub-par FPS without doing ANYTHING meaningful, isn’t “playing”. And certainly not in an MMO.

Get a grip.


#5680

Star Citizen aside, that sounds exactly like most MMOs.


#5681

Yeah, a lot of the SC videos remind me of walking the many cities in WOW, huge scale, nice to look at, extremely empty.


#5682

I heartily concede the point.


#5683

Sorry, I don’t really read this thread anymore. I just saw the video and the thought it cool.


#5684

I don’t blame you. I also took it off my watched list a while ago.


#5685

I finally got around to watching this, and I agree that it does look cool. I kept reaching for my joystick, wanting to take control of the ship myself. And then I wondered, “What if I could take control? What would I be capable of doing?” I’m afraid I haven’t been keeping up on the capabilities of the engine they’re working with.

As someone who was a huge fan of Microsoft Space Simulator back in the day, I’m wondering if I should maybe grab this just based on what I saw there. I would enjoy simply flying around, travelling to different worlds and exploring them, even if the universe they’ve got only has a limited number of worlds in it so far. Playing it alone wouldn’t bother me in the slightest.

Again, me being ignorant on the engine aspect, what have they got so far?
An actual universe that you can travel through, populated by a limited number of planets and/or moons?

Or is it not an actual universe, but rather a series of large “bubbles” with planets and/or moons inside those bubbles, where the only way to travel to a different planet would be to “jump” from one bubble to the next?

Of course, I’d prefer the former to the latter, but the latter might be acceptable to me, provided I can suspend my disbelief.

I’m just wondering if I bought it, approaching it for the moment as a single player explorable space simulator, what would I find?

Because it looked pretty fun to me from what I saw, just flying from planet to planet and sightseeing. Not to mention beautiful. Plus it appears that they’ve even managed seamless transitions from space, to burning through the atmosphere, to planetary landing.


#5686

For the love of all that is holy, at least wait until 3.0 hits more wide GA so you can accurately judge the state based on actual release, rather than (what I suspect amounts to) a marketing vid - seriously, nothing else that has leaked of 3.0 to date is anywhere near a smooth or bug free as that, as I mentioned, they have barely had a stage demo run that well.

Even if it does run relatively more smoothly and bug free as a single player only experience, there is no where near enough there right now to get what you want out of it and with their current rate of production, it will be a long time to come before it is sufficiently populated with content, yet alone game mechanics.

@BrianRubin could suggest probably a dozen other titles that are released that would scratch whatever space itch you have.


#5687

Could I interest you in some…Evochron Legacy, mayhaps?


#5688

Not Evochron Legacy? That’s the more recent one, right? Is Mercenary the better one?

-Tom


#5689

Not a space expert like Brian but what about No Man Sky? Isn’t that as close to Star Citizen and is a full game?


#5690

Legacy is the most recent and best one, for some reason my brain made me type Mercenary. I blame fatigue.