Something major (remember, you were warned that the project could never
been developed as pitched) is currently underway related to the Star Citizen project, and I have a blog in the works waiting to drop. So I didn't want to write another blog about this media article being pulled. Hence the reason for my writing it here.
So, it looks like the CIG/RSI
v Defy Media
fiasco has been resolved quietly.
Back in 2015, at the height of the Star Citizen fiasco, The Escapist (owned by Defy Media) published an article "Star Citizen Controversy Reaches Boiling Point
) by Liz Finnegan. That article sparked a highly inflammatory response
) from Chris Roberts; after which a threat of legal action by Ortwin (co-founder and media attorney for the project) followed. We all just laughed.
According to archives, the last data capture for The Escapist article was Mar 9th, 2017
; and the last data capture for the CIG response, was Jan 19th, 2017
. Which means that CIG pulled theirs first
; months earlier.
I think everyone can agree that Chris's response was the most inflammatory and ridiculous rant so far in this whole farce. Defamation aside - and which I had vowed to sue both Chris and CIG over when the time was right - many backers (present and those who have asked for a refund) agree that it was the turning point in this discourse. It showed the sort of people we were dealing with. That aside from all the other shenanigans related to funding (the funding chart is a lie
), the promises being walked back and taken away via the ToS, the many lies about the state of the project etc. Two years later, all of it has come to a head; and the time to pay the piper is fast approaching.
It's all so hilarious to me considering that (as I wrote here a few weeks ago
) all of this could very well have been avoided back in 2015 when I spent my own money
on legal fees to ask CIG - nicely - to do right by backers. Had they done that, most of what has played out, and which ended up being the subject of my blogs and writings, as well as on-going media fodder, would quite possibly have died down by now.
But instead, Chris foolishly decided to make this whole thing about me
, Ortwin in a momentary lapse of judgment decided to pick on that one person who regards the notion of "...come at me, bro
" as permission to wage war, some members of their toxic (which makes sense, considering that the previous CIG community manager, the now sidelined Ben Lesnick, is no better
) community decided to wage an all-out proxy war of attrition because some guy was writing bad stuff about a frigging video game.
Now, aside from being on the verge of collapse, the whole project (not to mention the community at large) is so very toxic, that it's more of a meme, than it is a project that's worthy of note.