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

Not to worry. Whatever engine or trash pile they are using, it is the wrong one for their purposes :-)

There’s an ideal engine for rendering jpegs?

So if you wanted to launder money, wouldn’t it be 10x or 100x more effective in any F2P game? Just make a company based in Russia or something as a front. Then buy a failing/failed game that already exists. It’s totally normal for players to spend 1000 dollars every month on essentially gifs and temporary power upgrades in games like that. So you just send the dirty money to the game in gigantic micro transactions and hey, you are indistinguishable from any other terrible F2P game with 95% profit margins.

Edit: A bit of research shows this is done in Counter Strike at lower monetary amounts, in the second way described in this thread, player to player sales. That hardly seems something you can pin exclusively on SC though.

https://www.ft.com/content/4658d340-24f6-11ea-9a4f-963f0ec7e134

I don’t think anyone said it was a new thing or that it was unique to SC.

Meanwhile, over there

Do the insanely high ship prices make SC a better target for laundering than other games? Transaction costs and all that?

Ha, good luck.

Funny, that’s how I felt about Spore.

Yes - pretty much.

About that money laundering thing…

What I ask myself: Wouldn’t there be a whistleblower by now telling what’s going on if there wasn’t a SQ42-game at all?
On the other hand I don’t understand why they can’t show at least a tiny piece of new gameplay. There must be something to show…

honestly, that’s pretty depressing. these people have essentially been swindled. It’s easy to point and laugh at some of these guys considering the state of the project, but i do feel bad for people like this that got wrapped up in the storm of hype

The developers are separated in teams, each handling different systems. As far as they are concerned, the job is getting done, the problem is Christ has no intention nor the skill needed to make the systems work together.

I had no idea HE was in on the scam!

It goes all the way to the top!

He is a holy figure for some of the whales… :)

Roberts: I really need to get this game together, God help me.

Jesus: Sorry man, that’s above my pay grade.

If you want to be perfect, go, melt your Idris-P and give to the poor, and you will have Star Citizen in heaven.

And the whale went away sad.

Heaven? Oh no, sir. This one belongs elsewhere.