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


#5851

That is interesting - is it a new branch for gold sellers? Are is it all fake? Does not seem to be the disenfranchised Star Citizens…Very hard to tell how legit these are. I see one threatens fraudsters with an RSI account ban - that smells really fishy.


#5852

Money laundering.


#5853

One more similarity between Star Citizen and Bitcoin.


#5854

Heh, this just passed my desk:


#5855

$18K whale. Read the thread.


#5856

I guess I must be a commie libtard or something, but it absolutely amazes me that we live in a world where some can’t manage to eat or find a place to sleep yet others are searching for somewhere, anywhere, to dump 18K. But I guess that has very little to do with Star Citizen.


#5857

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You may have been had.


#5858

Unlikely. If you read his feed, you will see why. Also, how could that possibly affect me? It’s not like I asked him, let alone have anything to gain or lose. if it’s false, he p0wned himself because my comments to him are no less relevant or pertinent.


#5859

From today’s newsletter:

Next week, we will send out our inaugural Squadron 42 newsletter, which will be a monthly installment containing exclusive news on our single-player campaign. Join us on Thursday, December 21st at 12 PM PST for our Holiday ATV Special focused on Squadron 42.

It will be interesting to see what the Squadron 42 news are.


#5860

I Tweeted about that a few days ago. It’s a trailer; not a live gameplay walk-through.


#5861

In a rather hilarious turn of events

Before that Tweet, spinlocks never appeared in their patch notes. I think the devs are trying to send me a sort of “…we hear you, man!” message :)


#5862

While you were sleeping, a new Star Citizen controversy popped up. It’s hilarious. So of course I had to write about it.


#5863

I found this to be the most damning confession:

“What is so hard about fixing the performance problems is that the game is pushing the engine way beyond what it was designed to handle”

They might have just said, “We’re/you’re screwed.”


#5864

Yeah, that’s basically it. But they already knew this, and also know that it’s no big secret anymore. However, now they’re using that as an excuse for the delays, horrid performance, subpar experience etc.


#5865

Can’t wait for the announcement that they are starting over with a new engine. 2028 here we come! :)


#5866

Who knew game development could be so complex?


#5867

So, in your blog post, you point out that the video shows a directory path at 4:27. Took a while, but by slowing it down to quarter speed I was able to make out something like “g:\gamedev\cryengine\etc.” Is that significant in some way? (I’ve never worked with either cryengine or lumberyard.)


#5868

A file/directory name can stick around long after it means anything just so you don’t have to change things on your build.


#5869

They claim to have fully switched to Lumberyard. That’s the default install path for CryEngine. I have both. So I know. It was just one thing that jumped at me. I wrote about that switch in one of my blogs.


#5870

Yes, but that’s not the case here. Plus, neither CryEngine nor Lumberyard force any paths in their tools. Also, installing Lumberyard into the same folder as CryEngine is, well, try it and see for yourself. Both are free to download.