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

They’ve been talking about server meshing (or, to be more precise, about the other changes needed to make server meshing possible) since 2015, and I can’t see how it would need 6 years to implement, even less 8, so there’s enough reason by now to be a “tad fidgety”.

She considers Star Citizen Alpha better than Elite Dangerous full game with expansions?

Heretic!

Anyway, the “things I like” section of the video makes it very clear to me that

  1. I am still glad this game is in development
  2. I hope Squadron 42 will actually be released someday
  3. There is no other game like this on the market
  4. I am glad I didn’t spend any money on it yet

Well, according to the YouTube thumbnail, she is an ELITE CMDR, so I’m sure she knows what she’s talking about.

-Tom

I know you made a funny. But there is context.

An Elite Commander is simply a ship owner in Elite. It’s like calling someone a ship captain. Lots of Elite players have got CMDR next to their player name. When she started making her SC videos, she used the title “An Elite CMDR plays…” to indicate where she came from.

The review was the final video of her transition to focusing on Star Citizen. You will not see that title anymore. Her channel is now called “Star Citizen: Kate (and Will)

As for whether she knows what she is talking about, she was top of the Elite leaderboards for the Thargoid War missions and created tutorials for the game. She is a respected player in that community. But yeah, the title sounds odd and boastful.

I think those are 4 excellent conclusions!

I pledged to the KS for Squadron 42. The Persistent Universe was an afterthought for me. I thought it might be cool to play a Privateer like character there for a while. Maybe.

And here I am, playing the PU Alpha 9 years later. You made the reasonable choice.

So an ELITE CMDR is anyone who’s ever played Elite, even if they never got out of the tutorial? Most games just call those “players”. :)

-Tom, ELITE CMDR

Yes, that’s exactly what they are. Tell me you don’t like seeing that title next to your name. :)

It’s not meant as a statement of “leetness”.

In Back 4 Blood, the latest title I unlocked was WORM FOOD. I’ll take ELITE CMDR over that any day!

-Tom

On the other hand you do start out as “Harmless”

Please tell me the next title up is “Mostly Harmless”.

Of course. The game was made by a Brit in the 80s. Two Brits, rather.

We all got old. I’m just less cranky these days. :)

L. Ron Roberts
And The First Church of Star Citizenry

Are you CLEAR?

Our spaceship jpegs will show you the TRUTH

the white zone is for loading & unloading

If you gotta load or unload, use the white zone

It’s not happening. They’re just gonna keep kicking the can down the road and hope they keep the gullible backers at bay for a bit longer.

ICYMI. I just ran outta lols to give. So go get yours.

ps. And this is just the UK side. Imagine what’s going on US side which aren’t public, and where the bulk of the funding comes from. In fact, right after the Calder investment, Forbes wrote about specifically that (CR and co getting rich off the project, while not delivering on promises).

Meanwhile, over there…

It’s totally happening. I am sure they will be providing a roadmap for how they will create a plan for designing a roadmapping system to create plans for roadmaps for developing server meshing. For sure and truly.

“The map is not the territory.”

What if this whole operation is just an audition to work at Rand McNally

And all their programming work is really just trying to solve the age-old question of whether you need four or five colors to ensure that no two adjoining countries on the map share a common color!

Don’t look now, but I called it.

So it’s going to be “sharded” (which is just a fancy name for instances btw). Which, btw, isn’t “server meshing”.

I can’t even stop laughing. wow.

Basically, all of this (circa 2017) - all of it - was pure bs.

ps. They aren’t likely to even pull off sharding as described