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(Some Privateer)   This is your LAST CHANCE to pledge for Star Citizen. Pledging ends Nov 19th. Currently at 4.2million it's the most successful game crowd-funding venture in history. Don't miss any of the bonus items (free mod tools, ships, etc)   (robertsspaceindustries.com) divider line 108
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2012-11-17 01:26:03 PM  
Uhh...did this story mug and sequester the guy building the Falcon?
 
Juc
2012-11-17 01:27:08 PM  
I hope it does well, but successful funding doesn't mean the game will be shipped or good.
 
2012-11-17 01:36:59 PM  
i would think this guy would have 2 million of his own money to start the project. or does someone who has been a video game designer, programmer hollywood, film producer and film director make about as much as the creepy girl at taco bell?
 
2012-11-17 01:39:46 PM  

starlost: i would think this guy would have 2 million of his own money to start the project. or does someone who has been a video game designer, programmer hollywood, film producer and film director make about as much as the creepy girl at taco bell?


Considering how much more Star Citizen has shown of the game already by comparison to Wasteland 2 or Project Eternity... I'd say they've already spent some of that.
 
2012-11-17 01:40:20 PM  
starlost the game has a bunch of secret investors who will be stepping up something like 6-10 million to fund the game also. They just wouldn't be funding the game unless it got at least 2 million in public funding.
 
2012-11-17 01:41:04 PM  
Preview is for pussies. Real men bold everything.
 
2012-11-17 01:42:22 PM  

starlost: i would think this guy would have 2 million of his own money to start the project. or does someone who has been a video game designer, programmer hollywood, film producer and film director make about as much as the creepy girl at taco bell?


You're assuming these are separate persons.
 
2012-11-17 01:50:38 PM  
Privateer with modern graphics?
Here... Take all the monies.
 
2012-11-17 01:53:28 PM  
Been playing the Path of Exile closed beta, and what an amazing game. Will be free to play, but its better than diablo 3 already, and the developers said they will never make it a pay to win game, and the cash shop is purely for aesthetics or extra storage slots and such.

The equipment and amount of customization in your builds and the skill gem system are really deep. Here's a really old trailer of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en8no_jEfAQ
 
2012-11-17 02:05:28 PM  
I can has Digital Bounty Hunter.
 
2012-11-17 02:22:03 PM  
I'm interested. Really, I am.

However, I'm not going to pay for a product that won't be in my hands until November 2014. I think the goal is noble, and the concept is sound. I just prefer to put my money into the finished product when and if it arrives.

Look, nobody pays me ahead of time for a book that I plan to write and release in two years' time.

Show me the final product, and I'll determine at that time if it's worth my money. I'm just not going to dump funds into something grandiose and well-described, only to have it turn out to be like Molyneaux's FABLE promises. Show me a kick-ass game, and I'll show you my money. Show me a PLAN for a kick-ass game, and I'll show you interest in the project's progress, and moral support, but not my hard-earned cash.

Not unless I'm investing in it, and I get a piece of the profits or a stock share or something like that. Pre-ordering two years ahead of time? NO. Investing and having a stake in the project? YES.
 
2012-11-17 02:30:58 PM  
Is Curt Shilling involved in this project?
 
2012-11-17 02:32:32 PM  
I'm more interested in Elite Dangerous.
 
2012-11-17 02:42:03 PM  
I notice the link has a referral ID.... cunning, subby, very cunning.
 
2012-11-17 02:42:47 PM  
Can I pull of multi-trillion-dollar Ponzi schemes in this one?

/back to EvE
 
2012-11-17 02:44:26 PM  
to anyone that cares, subby is using you to get himself referral rewards if you use his link to sign up for the game.
 
2012-11-17 02:54:23 PM  

Githerax: Can I pull of multi-trillion-dollar Ponzi schemes in this one?

/back to EvE


Where are you based out of in Eve? I'm currently staying in Solitude or Syndicate area around Solitude.
 
2012-11-17 03:02:06 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Look, nobody pays me ahead of time for a book that I plan to write and release in two years' time.


You have no idea how the publishing business works, do you?

As for the game, his pre-Alpha looks better than many finished games.
 
2012-11-17 03:02:49 PM  
FUND ALL THE CROWDSOURCE STARTUPS!
 
2012-11-17 03:08:59 PM  

Teufelaffe: ZeroCorpse: Look, nobody pays me ahead of time for a book that I plan to write and release in two years' time.

You have no idea how the publishing business works, do you?

As for the game, his pre-Alpha looks better than many finished games.


Just watched this. What sort of game is this going to be? MMO, RTS, Sim?
 
2012-11-17 03:20:49 PM  

RageAgainstTheMachine: I notice the link has a referral ID.... cunning, subby, very cunning.


mason4300: to anyone that cares, subby is using you to get himself referral rewards if you use his link to sign up for the game.


Yes he is... They could use mine instead if they want.

Hey... at least I'm being forthcoming about it. :)
 
2012-11-17 03:21:00 PM  

Chunks McGunks: Teufelaffe: ZeroCorpse: Look, nobody pays me ahead of time for a book that I plan to write and release in two years' time.

You have no idea how the publishing business works, do you?

As for the game, his pre-Alpha looks better than many finished games.

Just watched this. What sort of game is this going to be? MMO, RTS, Sim?


Space Sim, with a MMO-style consistent universe server that all players can access. There is also an optional 40+ mission single-player campaign in which you go through the military.
 
2012-11-17 03:21:52 PM  

mason4300: to anyone that cares, subby is using you to get himself referral rewards if you use his link to sign up for the game.


fark off, subbiatch. Modmins need to insta-nuke any link with referral shiat, and I absolutely love Star Citizen.
 
2012-11-17 03:21:57 PM  
Looks very interesting. Truly does.

BUT

CryEngine?

17.media.tumblr.com

Putting down $60 on a CryEngine game is basically a bill to pay $200+ for a new PC rig.

I'll play the demo in 2014 to see if i can run it first. And for this kinda game, you really should run it beautifully.
 
2012-11-17 03:25:42 PM  
Dammit, I hate to be that guy, but anyone got a spare key for that path of exile thing? EIP!
 
2012-11-17 03:29:30 PM  
My OCD looks at that skill tree and says, "Oh, yeah. That's nice. That's real nice.", and then it smokes a cigarette.
 
2012-11-17 03:31:38 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I'm interested. Really, I am.

However, I'm not going to pay for a product that won't be in my hands until November 2014. I think the goal is noble, and the concept is sound. I just prefer to put my money into the finished product when and if it arrives.


I understand this. On one hand, yeah, I love the idea of people grouping together to crowd-fund a project... but when the project is something software, there is a lot more to take into consideration. Will this thing be the next DN:F? If we look at where PC graphics and hardware stood 2 years ago, things are a lot different now... to say "hey, here's a game, it'll be out in 2014 or 2015," that is not something I'm really looking to invest in. One of the problems with DN:F was they built half the game over time, said "hey, look here's some better engine or technology, let's rebuild what we've done on this new thing" (repeat several times). Granted, that is due to shoddy leadership, but looking at things realistically, those graphics and gameplay that look now aren't going to look or be so good 2 or 3 years from now. A game released now for $60 will be bargain bin $15 or $20 2-3 years down the road, replaced by something newer and better looking.

So yeah... putting money into this, I dunno if it can be seen as an "investment" if what you get that in the end is likely to be of lesser quality than things that will be released at approx. the same time. I wish him the best, but for the millions upon millions the creators supposedly have, seeing where the project is now, and they are still possibly 2-3 years away from release makes me think this company is biting off more than they can chew. That money would be better spent being put into a savings account and making pennies for interest than the huge risk of disappearing into vaporware.

Believe me, I loves me my space sims... Descent: Freespace 2 stole a lot of hours from my life. Just weighing in my $.02.
 
2012-11-17 03:41:28 PM  
Considering the guy in charge of this bailed on Freelancer in mid-production to chase the Hollywood dream of directing Freddie Prinze Jr in an super-shiatty Turkish Star Wars remake with the cast of Cats, and the game he left managed to be near epic despite a lot of cutback ... yeah, I'll just wait till I see it on Steam or whatever.

/hey, I loved Privateer and Wing Commander 1, but I'm cautious on my money
//would've preferred a sequel to Freelancer myself
 
2012-11-17 03:54:47 PM  

mason4300: to anyone that cares, subby is using you to get himself referral rewards if you use his link to sign up for the game.


meh. I don't care who gets the referral.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
/wish I thought of it
 
2012-11-17 04:10:07 PM  
I see these crowd sourced games like Star Citizen, Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, etc. as a gamble, but a pretty cheap gamble. Most have like a $15-30 point of entry that will get you the full game once it is done. And the payoff will probably be measured in days of my life enjoying the end product, if they succeed and put out a game that is even close to what they're promising. This isn't like dropping $60 on Space Marine/Counter Terrorist 2012 with 10-15 hours of gameplay.
 
2012-11-17 04:35:35 PM  
I really like the way they're handling the persistent universe and the mod-able private servers.

http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/chris-roberts-on-multiplayer-s in gle-player-and-instancing/

Oh, and this thing is just sexy. It has multiple stations if you want to do CoOp. Which is AWESOME.

assets2.ignimgs.com
More details on the Constellation

The more I read on this game, the harder I want it.
 
2012-11-17 04:45:23 PM  
Something else to keep in mind about a game like this... you get access to the alpha and beta. So yeah, finished game isn't released for a long time, but you'll be playing it long before release.

Generally that allows for more input on the final product as well.
 
2012-11-17 04:46:46 PM  
I'm in on this, Wasteland 2 and Project Eternity.

All 3 have pretty good pedigree, and it doesn't hurt that WL1 and the x-wing games are my favorite games of all time.
 
2012-11-17 04:59:43 PM  
All of FARK should get down on this, at 5.5 million they make the carrier flyable in the finished version. Good luck earning it...
 
2012-11-17 05:01:30 PM  

Lord Bear: I'm in on this, Wasteland 2 and Project Eternity.

All 3 have pretty good pedigree, and it doesn't hurt that WL1 and the x-wing games are my favorite games of all time.


I put so much time into X-wing and Privateer It's a wonder the flightstick didn't merge w/ my hand.
 
2012-11-17 05:10:28 PM  
As someone who is playing Freelancer again, I'm very interested in this project. Alas, I'm too poor to donate, and 2014 is a long way off
 
2012-11-17 05:15:40 PM  
Sweet! the last 24 hours of the funding, they're going to do telethon style.
 
2012-11-17 06:01:03 PM  
I like Kickstarter and have backed a few wargaming projects, but I really don't like the idea of backing software through crowdsourcing. Lengthy delays in coding/bugproofing are not exactly uncommon, as are failures to complete projects due to overruns. Alternatively, as ZeroCorpse suggested, waiting two years means you may no longer care. Anything with a physical component can be sketched out, planned, and costs determined in advance. Coding costs can be estimated, but never defined.

/On the other hand, I hope it succeeds; I loved the Wing Commander games. Just not enough to help fund software.
 
2012-11-17 06:01:26 PM  

redmond24: Looks very interesting. Truly does.

BUT

CryEngine?

[17.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]

Putting down $60 on a CryEngine game is basically a bill to pay $200+ for a new PC rig.

I'll play the demo in 2014 to see if i can run it first. And for this kinda game, you really should run it beautifully.


You say this like its a bad thing :P The mechwarrior game build around the first crytek engine is absolutely gorgeous and its nice to see the video cards getting a work-out from a game for once instead of just almost idling because the top-end settings were meant for a console. These guys are very apologetically aiming at the enthusiast PC market and I for one am pleased to hear a company willing to dig in and aim for that.

/Just threw down, hope they hit the 4.5 since that states they'll put big effort into things like the triple screen which is the land I play in.
 
2012-11-17 06:08:48 PM  
Man... this is far, far too tempting. $35 for likely multiple days' worth of entertainment, plus Alpha/Beta access?
 
2012-11-17 06:39:01 PM  
Looks cool I may buy when it comes out. Most tfers will pirate it and complain about freedy corporations or somethingg
 
2012-11-17 06:48:13 PM  

LazarusLong42: Man... this is far, far too tempting. $35 for likely multiple days' worth of entertainment, plus Alpha/Beta access?


Yeh, I'm sorely tempted. It would be my first foray into kickstarting but golly if it doesn't seem more than worth it. Also the Elite link listed above. Looks like good times are coming back for space sims. Also the games should use real maps of the galaxy with full accurate info on planets and other worlds. So someone better get busy mapping.
 
2012-11-17 07:02:17 PM  
Currently at 4.2million it's the most successful game crowd-funding venture in history.



Not really.
 
2012-11-17 07:03:13 PM  
They just added a couple of skins and a ship for people who want to start the game as a pirate.

www.robertsspaceindustries.com
www.robertsspaceindustries.com
 
2012-11-17 07:05:42 PM  
Damnit! What part of "I'm On A Farking Budget" do these people not understand?!?
 
2012-11-17 07:28:08 PM  

crab66: Currently at 4.2million it's the most successful game crowd-funding venture in history.

Not really.


Top-funded Kickstarters

Since the console does not count as a game, I think their statement is correct.
 
2012-11-17 07:38:22 PM  

drake113: Damnit! What part of "I'm On A Farking Budget" do these people not understand?!?


Only $35 at the lowest tier. And you get access to the alpha & beta - so it isn't like you can't play for two years.

I'm stoked that they are allowing boarding and EVA actions including combat. I guess I wasn't the only one paying attention while watching Firefly.
 
2012-11-17 08:00:58 PM  

madgonad: I'm stoked that they are allowing boarding and EVA actions including combat. I guess I wasn't the only one paying attention while watching Firefly.


Well... if it hits 4 million it they are. Magnetic boots FTW. :)
 
2012-11-17 08:11:50 PM  

JohnnyC: madgonad: I'm stoked that they are allowing boarding and EVA actions including combat. I guess I wasn't the only one paying attention while watching Firefly.

Well... if it hits 4 million it they are. Magnetic boots FTW. :)


They're just shy of 4.5 mil. They could conceivably reach carrier level by the time they're out. I am more and more intrigued about this the more I think about it.

/this might be the first crowdfunded project I invest in
 
2012-11-17 08:34:10 PM  
Recipe:
1. Take large portion of EVE and stir in equal portions of RPG and Pew-Pew. Wait for dough to rise (kickstarter).
2. Take my money. Take it. Give me the game. GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME.
3. Gather up all your free time and throw it on your laptop.

/ is itching his arm like a meth head.
 
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