Star Citizen...legit or just gonna become the biggest flop of all time

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    Star Citizen...legit or just gonna become the biggest flop of all time

    So for total disclosure I was an early backer of the game, Feb 2013 my account says. I wanted to believe for soo long but it has gotten to the point of ridiculous-ity.

    The first wake up call for me was when the guild/corp I am in won a contest to attend PAX East in Boston and we got a chance to have a sit down interview with Chris Roberts with a few other guilds. This was in 2014 when he was still answering questions and talking about his plans for the game. The event at PAX went off like a fart in church, their tech and IT team really blew it and almost ruined the demo they were trying to preview that night.

    I stopped actively backing the game that weekend, and when I lost my job later in the year I sold off all but one of my ships. I still want to believe six years later, but come on. Thoughts?
    Whenever there is doubt, there is no doubt.

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    It's going to be horribly dated by the time it's actually done, if it's ever actually done.

    For reference, GTA 5 was the most expensive game ever produced at $265 million. Star Citizen was coming up on $300 million in December, not sure where it's at now. Imo they're going to release Squadron 42, never release SC and laugh all the way to the bank with all the millions they raked in. I'm sure the Crytek lawsuit cost them quite a bit as well.

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      #3
      Honestly had no idea what you were talking about until half way through post 2

      I have a CD of Redneck Rampage somewhere, pretty sure it's Win98 compatible.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Motorcharge View Post
        It's going to be horribly dated by the time it's actually done, if it's ever actually done.

        For reference, GTA 5 was the most expensive game ever produced at $265 million. Star Citizen was coming up on $300 million in December, not sure where it's at now. Imo they're going to release Squadron 42, never release SC and laugh all the way to the bank with all the millions they raked in. I'm sure the Crytek lawsuit cost them quite a bit as well.
        I've been playing some of the alpha and what they have put out is PRETTY impressive
        Whenever there is doubt, there is no doubt.

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          #5
          Originally posted by scooter2374 View Post

          I've been playing some of the alpha and what they have put out is PRETTY impressive
          But is it $300 million impressive?

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            #6
            I am on the fence. I don't think it will live up to the hype, so it will either come out mediocre as fuck, or it will be one of the biggest games in recent memory, at least for PC. I figure it will gather a dedicated following regardless and probably exist out of the mainstream like Eve or something.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Motorcharge View Post

              But is it $300 million impressive?
              That is up for debate, lol. I was able to seamlessly go from planet surface, to orbital flight to hyperspace jump with 0 loading screens.
              Whenever there is doubt, there is no doubt.

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                #8
                They passed $300m in crowd funding this weekend which is mind bendingly insane. Their Alpha 3.9 is out but I haven't had time to download and try it.
                Whenever there is doubt, there is no doubt.

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                  #9
                  Cliffs for the WTF are you talking about crowd?

                  What is the game storyline?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post
                    Cliffs for the WTF are you talking about crowd?

                    What is the game storyline?
                    It's an mmo combing first person shooter and space combat, not really story based. What it's trying to do is unprecedented though. If it ever actually launches and follows what they've been promising, it's a persistent universe over dozens of planets, moons, areas of space, space stations, ect without loading in and out. At least that was the original idea, but they've continually changed the size and scope of the game, delaying the launch year after year. It was supposed to launch like 6-7 years ago.

                    Realistically, the technology doesn't really exist yet to do what they want to do with it. It's more likely they're just fleecing donations at this point. Awesome concept in theory, but I'm not holding my breath after nearly a decade of limbo in development.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Motorcharge View Post

                      It's an mmo combing first person shooter and space combat, not really story based. What it's trying to do is unprecedented though. If it ever actually launches and follows what they've been promising, it's a persistent universe over dozens of planets, moons, areas of space, space stations, ect without loading in and out. At least that was the original idea, but they've continually changed the size and scope of the game, delaying the launch year after year. It was supposed to launch like 6-7 years ago.

                      Realistically, the technology doesn't really exist yet to do what they want to do with it. It's more likely they're just fleecing donations at this point. Awesome concept in theory, but I'm not holding my breath after nearly a decade of limbo in development.
                      kind of gotta ask, why? is loading really that bad? 🤣



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                        #12
                        Is this game similar to Eve in any aspects?

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                          #13
                          Do not donate more until they deliver SOMETHING of value.
                          It's a dead end right now.
                          But there are enough idiots finding it daily, and putting money into it.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 3nuts* View Post
                            Is this game similar to Eve in any aspects?
                            shudders in nulsec

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 3nuts* View Post
                              Is this game similar to Eve in any aspects?
                              It takes place in space, does that count?
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