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« Reply #1110 on: May 11, 2020, 05:40:11 AM »
Start around the 1:20:18 mark

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/612943454

I skipped through and found the funniest bit starting at 3:39:00 - pay attention to the chat as well

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« Reply #1111 on: May 11, 2020, 05:53:11 AM »
LOL!! yeah, I saw that. And the chat is hilarious. Truly.
Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

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« Reply #1112 on: May 11, 2020, 01:35:54 PM »
You know that pandemic that's going around that's decimating industries? Well guess which project isn't being decimated?

Seriously, if that's stimlus cheque money being thrown into this dumpster fire Americans really need to sit down and think about the next 6 months.
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« Reply #1113 on: May 11, 2020, 05:01:46 PM »
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« Reply #1114 on: May 11, 2020, 07:11:11 PM »


Seriously, if that's stimlus cheque money being thrown into this dumpster fire Americans really need to sit down and think about the next 6 months.

How is this level of funding fucking possible?  This can't be true.

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« Reply #1115 on: May 12, 2020, 06:32:48 AM »
How is this level of funding fucking possible?  This can't be true.

It's not. Something fishy is going on. Guaranteed.
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« Reply #1116 on: May 12, 2020, 07:15:31 PM »
How is this level of funding fucking possible?  This can't be true.

Look at PUBG. Thr PC version has grossed over one billion and the mobile version has made over 1.5 billion in 2019. It can happen.

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« Reply #1117 on: May 13, 2020, 07:52:38 AM »
Look at PUBG. Thr PC version has grossed over one billion and the mobile version has made over 1.5 billion in 2019. It can happen.

Considering the size of the install base and the platforms, that's a false equivalent.
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« Reply #1118 on: May 13, 2020, 07:16:36 PM »
Considering the size of the install base and the platforms, that's a false equivalent.

It did start off as an indie project by a team of modders from the DayZ platform. Look how it blossomed into. It is owned by a publisher and it runs on Unreal 4 so they haven't really done alot of proprietary tech.

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« Reply #1119 on: May 14, 2020, 12:38:09 AM »
It did start off as an indie project by a team of modders from the DayZ platform. Look how it blossomed into. It is owned by a publisher and it runs on Unreal 4 so they haven't really done alot of proprietary tech.

I don't know much about the business model of PUBG, but one always needs to look at the units sold / Ongoing subscriptions.

PUBG mobile has what? 75+ million users according to Wikipedia? (chinese registrations only) And the PC/XBOX version has at least 30millions +.
So that's 105millions players making like 2.5 billions. - So a multiple of ~50 towards CIG ; if you'd divide that 2.5 billions => 2.5 / 50 = you'll end up with 0.05 billions or better 50 millions.
Though you can even find numbers of PUBG having a supposed userbase of 400+ million (https://successpixel.com/pubg-wiki-income-pubg-business-model/ ) and 100+ million active users (compared to what? 0.2 million for CIG ?).

So now the PUBG numbers seem to be accumulated sales, not yearly ongoing, right?
IF so, you'll see that CIG has already surpassed that by quite a margin.

Now for ongoing spending:
https://sensortower.com/blog/pubg-mobile-revenue-march-2019
So monthly something like 50 millions. Again with an active userbase of something like 360 millions installs (factor 144 towards SC's 2.5 millions) => 50 / 155 = 0.3 millions $. And please remember if we take the lower average which looks to be something around 30 millions, it would look even more off.

So even if you think it possible, you gotta ask if CIGs SC is in any way comparable. Because either they're even more exagerating than anyone things, or they're different fruits so to say.
And i'm personally not claiming anything about the CIG released numbers, other than that we've never seen full accounts of the company and especially not audited ones and that we therefore should be careful claiming anything.

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« Reply #1120 on: May 14, 2020, 04:31:55 PM »
This is my basic argument for PUBG vs SC. More people like playing PUBG than SC. PUBG has made far more money. That money can be rolled over into other projects. It's former director was far more compentant that CRoberts and had more intimate knowledge of gamer's behaviour.

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« Reply #1121 on: May 15, 2020, 09:10:53 AM »
This is my basic argument for PUBG vs SC. More people like playing PUBG than SC. PUBG has made far more money. That money can be rolled over into other projects. It's former director was far more compentant that CRoberts and had more intimate knowledge of gamer's behaviour.

Yup - pretty much.
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« Reply #1122 on: May 28, 2020, 09:26:20 AM »
The Yamiks on the state of Star Citizen:


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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #1123 on: May 28, 2020, 09:58:38 AM »
lmao!! FF to 1:23
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« Reply #1124 on: May 29, 2020, 07:43:18 AM »
Yeah no real gamer wants it to fail. Insinuating that is irresponsible and just glosses over the main issue and cause of angst. That being it evolved into an outright scam and Chris Roberts is incompetent, a liar and a fraud. That's it. All of it.

https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2020/05/star-citizen-mmo-chris-roberts-space-industries.html
Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

 

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