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Re: Star Citizen Lies, Ramblings, Jpegs, and Bullshit
« Reply #420 on: October 07, 2020, 02:20:06 PM »
So the already dodgy funding tracker lost over $1M a few days ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen/comments/j6d2nm/a_million_and_a_half_of_the_collection_have/

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/funding-goals

Contrary to some opinions on this, I find no reason to believe that the funding chart is tied to any investments other than backer pledges. If they were reducing the amounts based on outgoing funds, then they could have done that all this time - as well as adding the two Calder investments to it.

I think because they're probably doing their YE financials, they figured out that the numbers were off - somehow; so they corrected it. Of course it's fraudulent AF, but who gives a shit at this point?
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« Reply #421 on: November 21, 2020, 05:09:14 AM »
So it was a massive struggle to get a Squander 42 video out that was just some devs taking about it as usual. But no problems getting this Top Gear inspired ship advertisement out:


Looks like they are copying Elite ship design as well https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidBraben/status/1329828143595741190?s=19

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« Reply #422 on: November 21, 2020, 05:16:58 AM »

Looks like they are copying Elite ship design as well https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidBraben/status/1329828143595741190?s=19


I saw that, the Elite streamers are having some fun with that one.

Making (unoriginal) ships and adverts is pretty much all they've got now. How long until the zealots realise that their game isn't getting made? Probably a long time.

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« Reply #423 on: November 21, 2020, 08:48:11 AM »
So it was a massive struggle to get a Squander 42 video out that was just some devs taking about it as usual. But no problems getting this Top Gear inspired ship advertisement out:

CI should just drop the game and offer marketing services and make even more money.

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« Reply #424 on: November 21, 2020, 10:17:05 AM »
I saw that, the Elite streamers are having some fun with that one.

Making (unoriginal) ships and adverts is pretty much all they've got now. How long until the zealots realise that their game isn't getting made? Probably a long time.

It doesn't feel like the end will be any time soon, enough of the faithful are still pouring cash into the project. CIG aren't doing anything really desperate yet so the coffers must be ok.

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« Reply #425 on: November 21, 2020, 11:13:05 AM »
It doesn't feel like the end will be any time soon, enough of the faithful are still pouring cash into the project. CIG aren't doing anything really desperate yet so the coffers must be ok.

We'll know by next year once the financials are out. But yeah, they still have come [gullible] faithful still funding a train wreck.
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« Reply #426 on: November 23, 2020, 11:34:53 AM »
So... CIG are making animated short stories now... and the zealots love it.

I'm not sure they realise just how much time effort and money will have gone into these adverts. Effort that could have gone into making the game instead, but they don't seem to realise that.


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« Reply #427 on: November 27, 2020, 10:51:18 AM »
It's just another way to show that they're doing something - anything - other than getting the game actually finished.
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« Reply #428 on: November 28, 2020, 11:45:54 AM »
CIG have released another $600 concept jpeg, the Perseus, a sub cap, sub cap killer that, you guessed it...punches above its weight class.

So if you bought a Hammerhead, there is now (ahem, no guarantees of a delivery date) a ship designed to tear you a new one. Best buy one of those too!

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« Reply #429 on: November 28, 2020, 10:00:21 PM »
CIG have released another $600 concept jpeg, the Perseus, a sub cap, sub cap killer that, you guessed it...punches above its weight class.

So if you bought a Hammerhead, there is now (ahem, no guarantees of a delivery date) a ship designed to tear you a new one. Best buy one of those too!

Just imagine if they get more people on the servers and having to balance ships based not on a clearly defined system but on pleasing whales. I always wondered if they even consider issues associated with power creep.

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« Reply #430 on: November 29, 2020, 07:43:07 AM »
You have to hand it to Chris Roberts. If EA tried to pull this stunt by selling blatant pay-to-win in-game assets for $600 they would be destroyed by the fanbase and international gaming media. With Star Citizen, Chris has engineered a situation where the fans will defend CIG's business model of selling JPEGS, and won't mind that there is barely a game to go with it.

You have to wonder if collecting a fleet of big ships is the game for some of the fans - because they don't seem to care about much else.

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« Reply #431 on: November 30, 2020, 03:12:22 AM »
You have to hand it to Chris Roberts. If EA tried to pull this stunt by selling blatant pay-to-win in-game assets for $600 they would be destroyed by the fanbase and international gaming media. With Star Citizen, Chris has engineered a situation where the fans will defend CIG's business model of selling JPEGS, and won't mind that there is barely a game to go with it.

You have to wonder if collecting a fleet of big ships is the game for some of the fans - because they don't seem to care about much else.

The best Marketing move imo they could make at the moment, would be hiring Slitherine (or some of the studios working for them) to do some low-effort Wargame with their JPEG ships "to test balance" - with a link towards what's in ones hangar and get Whales to go even more into gathering fleets, that their game engine seemingly will either way never be able to handle with full crews.

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« Reply #432 on: November 30, 2020, 05:03:59 AM »
The best Marketing move imo they could make at the moment, would be hiring Slitherine (or some of the studios working for them) to do some low-effort Wargame with their JPEG ships "to test balance" - with a link towards what's in ones hangar and get Whales to go even more into gathering fleets, that their game engine seemingly will either way never be able to handle with full crews.

I love that idea :D

It's so evil that CIG might just go for it.

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Re: Star Citizen Lies, Ramblings, Jpegs, and Bullshit
« Reply #433 on: December 04, 2020, 09:07:53 PM »
So are we assuming or do we know that they have gained a lot of new "backers" this year ?


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« Reply #434 on: April 10, 2021, 09:32:39 PM »
I can't believe googling Star Citizen NFT brought up nothing. Seems like the perfect scam for this project.  Maybe it's out there but google hasn't crawled that page.  Seems like a no brainer to me to sell NFTs to whales to "help the game".

 

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