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  1. Comet

    RSI - Phoenix (Constellation)

    Simply gorgeous.
  2. Comet

    After the 12 pillars

    Procedural creation. That's what they are doing and will allow them to achieve their goal during our lifetime. Think of games like Elite and No Man's Sky. CIG has already demonstrated several of their procedural creation tools. How they can for instance create huge cities in minutes. How they can rapidly generate an entire system and so on. Populating those systems is a big challenge for sure. Adding interesting missions, characters and all that. And make it all varied enough and fun to play. But possible. With that said. The technical challenges are huge. And from the looks of it they still have a long way to go.
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    CitizenCon Streaming

    The backlash towards charging for access to the stream is just a symptom of a growing number of people that are running out of patience. The message was clear. CIG is a company built completely with crowd funding. And sometimes they don't act like it. As was mentioned already by some, CIG would had never been able to raise the amount of money they did if an expected release date was 10 years down the road. Are they aware of that? Community? This is not about community. This is about investors. Does anyone have any doubt that CIG will make an awesome presentation at CitizenCon? I don't. They have always made the greatest trailers. Showed jaw dropping tech demos. That's what marketing is all about. But bringing it all together, making a fun game to play and delivering it in a reasonable timeframe is the challenge. Many of you that follow game development know that there is a huge problem with many early access games. No matter the success and development time they have, many remain unpolished and filled with bugs forever. A great example is looking at PUBG vs Fortnite and now COD Blackout. You play something like Blackout and you see the result of a company that knows how to produce polished games at record pace. Blackout "beta" is a more finished product than PUBG ever was. I don't doubt the talent and capability of CIG to deliver but they still have to prove it. Not in videos or early access builds but by bringing to market a polished game. Conpare Cyberpunk 2077 demo with last year SQ 42 demo and there is no denying that both are impressive. But there was a big difference between one and the other. One showed a polished experience. The other did not. So the question here is. Who believes that CIG will be able to release to stores a finished and polished SQ42 by the end of 2019? Who believes that CIG will announce a 2019 release date? I don't . What we will probably get is a beta of some kind that is meant for one thing and one thing alone. For CIG to appease the investors and gain some additional time.
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    CitizenCon Streaming

    I hope that as well. But my argument is still the same. - Their word has weight and must count for something. Or else we are just giving people false expectation. - Given the time that has passed and the money raised CIG needs to be more in touch with their investors, delivering more and asking less. Don't you agree? If SQ 42 is near completion as pointed out, they won't have a problem comiting to a 2019 release date. What will be your stance if at CitizenCon they don't announce a SQ 42 release date?
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    CitizenCon Streaming

    @Gremlich one´s word must have some value or else it's hard to finish anything. AAA game development is indeed extremely hard and software development is a reality I know well. But one's credentials means little and you need only look at the awful example that is Derek Smart. I've defended CIG over and over again on the topic of delays. But 6 years have passed and there seems to still be a lot of work to do. Too much given the amount of time that has passed. Even the most complex AAA games don't take decades to develop. When they do, like in the case of Duke Nukem Forever, something is usually wrong. I'm hopeful that in the upcoming CitizenCon they'll have some really good news at least when it comes to SQ42 completion. I really hope the game development is far more advanced then what they have shown us. But I though the same during last CitizenCon when they showed an amazing yet very unpolished SQ42 vertical slice. I don't think anyone wants SQ42 or SC to be a Mass Effect Andromeda or Assasin's Creed Unity fiasco. So it is important to put CIG on the spot instead of giving them the illusion that they have an infinite amount of time to develop a dream game that is never finished and is never playable in a polished form.
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    CitizenCon Streaming

    I think enough years have past for stunts like this to continue to happen. I still have a hard time to accept how can anyone announce a 2016 release date and require not one, not two, but most likely 3 or more years to deliver. Next CitizenCon CIG will show their "Road to Release" plan. Let's see what comes out of it. But people are getting old waiting for the game (any game) while CIG continues to raise money anyway they can. At this pace we'll be playing Cyberpunk 2077 way before SQ42 or Star Citizen is released.
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    CitizenCon Streaming

    After all these years there was no excuse to pull out something like this. It was a clear money grab as they also prohibited others from livestreaming the event. You just need to look at the numbers. Taking into consideration streams from previous CitizenCon and that there were no limitations they had hundreds of thousands of people watching. They would have gotten easily $1 Million+. This wasn't just about covering the costs of the event, streaming and so on. Well, the backlash is obvious and Chris has now completely retracted from charging. UPDATE: After sleeping on this, I am going to chalk this one up to experience. We're going to cut back on the live-streaming crew / costs but have both stages streamed for anyone with a Star Citizen user account. Star Citizen Content Creators are welcome to rebroadcast our stream live. If you would like to support the additional costs of streaming all the presentations, you can support the show by purchasing the CitizenCon digital goodies package (Imperators still get this as their October flair) This damage could have easily been avoided and for me it has left a clear mark.
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    CitizenCon Streaming

    I'm sure any content concerning the sale of ships won't be behind a paywall. And they'll have plenty of cool marketing videos for it. This comes at a very bad time for me as someone who pledged back in 2012. Specially now after seeing what CD Projekt Red was able to pull of with Cyberpunk. A game that is still ways off, started pre production after Star Citizen, but that the dev was able to showcase loads of different systems in a relatively polished form. I expect a lot more from CIG this year. SQ 42 should be far more finished then Cyberpunk. They should have no problem showcasing a big part of the game without any issues by now.
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    CitizenCon Streaming

    I don't give a damn about their justification. They tried to put it all behind a paywall and got enourmous backlash. Did they ask for the community opinion? No. Dont they have enough data that shows people are interested in watching the presentation? Yes they do. There was no Gamescom presentation this year. So CitizenCon is what everyone is waiting for and they know it. This is the point where enough is enough.
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    Chris Roberts on UEC

    The question if SC is P2W or not won't be answered until we get to a point where we can evaluate how long it takes to "progress" in the game. Having to grind to progress is not fun. And there are plenty of cases where developers greatly limit progression in order to force people to waste real money. We all want a fun to play game that doesn't feel like we're climbing a huge mountain. Sure. Many MMOs have no end goals. No end to the game. They can't have. If they did people would stop playing once they reached the "end". But good MMOs do give players a sense of progress and above all motivations to keep them coming back. They offer an evolving story, new adventures, new goals. Challenges, conflicts and a sense that the universe is changing based on the player actions. And behind anything you do in a good game always is ... A reward. Be it money, items, ships or whatever.
  11. Unbelievable that after years people still think they are entitled to refunds in a crowdfunding project. Crowdfunding is a funding model. It's not a pre-order. So no refunds. This is pretty much stated everywhere. If there were refunds there would be no risk since the money backers are sending to CIG would not be required to build the game. Someone else would be taking the risk. The fact that so many people don't understand this basic principle of any risk investment is just a mirror of people's stupidity and their inability to take responsibility over their actions. Anyway some sources of information : https://support.indiegogo.com/hc/en-us/articles/526876-Refunds-Can-I-get-my-money-back- https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005028834-What-is-a-creator-obligated-to-do-once-their-project-is-funded- https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005028834-What-is-a-creator-obligated-to-do-once-their-project-is-funded- https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a25741/popslate-crowdfunding-fail-no-refunds/ With that said. I don't care one bit about defending CIG. They have NO RISK.
  12. If it is all about supporting the game development at this stage, CIG just needs to put a donate button in their webpage for people to send them any amount of money they wish. But that doesn't work. Backers want ships. Nothing wrong with that 6 years ago. But now, without a concrete end insight for the game development it will obviously attract more attention. One thing is sure. We all here want Star Citizen to be the great game we all think it will be. But if CIG does not deliver, this type of game packages will be the type of thing that will get them in trouble with the law. I hope they know what they are getting into as this can get the attention of consumer protection agencies. SC alpha is still far from being close to a complete game. And that should be the main focus. Not selling even more packages to raise money when you already raised close to $200 Million beating the development cost of many of the most expensive games to develop.
  13. It's sad really. The show isn't being cancelled for lack of viewership but rather for lack of traditional TV viewership. This also clearly shows that traditional TV is dying. People just want to watch any time, anywhere and not have to wait for the next episode. Fact is viewership of traditional channels will continue to drop and with that, traditional TV shows will get worst because channels simply won't have enough money to invest. If this show was supported by Netflix or similar, it would turn out to be a lot more successful. It would be great if it was possible to watch the entire season in a row. And it would be great if it was available in 4K HDR. I hope they can save the show on time without loosing any of the people that was involved in this production. There is still hope. One last note. A good show is good forever. In the traditional TV model, they mostly only care about strong ratings in the first few days of release because they get a big chunk of their profits from ads. In streaming services, they care more about the long lasting popularity of a show because they know people subscribe to services that have strong show catalogs.
  14. Hi, Payment received. It was a real pleasure dealing with @StarStuff. Thanks a lot for the help with my first Paypal sale. Have fun
  15. Hi all, It's very sad for me now but if I can, I would like to sell my account as I badly need the money due to personal matters. This is my first sale here and if you need any verification I freely accept any checks. I'm an Imperium member. Been around for a few years now. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the members of our community back in Gamescom 2015. So, one thing is sure. I'm not going anywhere You can find me AFK most of the time in Imperium TS. I'm an original backer and subscriber since the start and the account accumulated all backer and subscriber rewards, discounts and content. I'm keeping a COLONEL - LTI package to be sent to another account. The total value of the account is $1924.20 USD minus the COLONEL - LTI ($180.00) = $1744.20 I realize it will be hard to sell account at full value so I would like to sell the account for $1500, PayPal fees included. Buyer must be PayPal verified. The account Community Moniker is able to be changed. Included Credits : 48000 UEC 774,553 REC Centurion Subscriber: 64 Months Included with the account: STANDALONE SHIP - ORIGIN 890 JUMP - LTI - Melt value $600.00 Contains : Takuetsu Origin 890 Jump VFG INDUSTRIAL HANGAR REVEL & YORK HANGAR 890 JUMP Poster Lifetime Insurance REAR ADMIRAL - LTI Constellation Andromeda (Physical) - Melt value $250 Contains : Constellation Andromeda REVEL & YORK HANGAR Lifetime Insurance Signed Deluxe Silver Collector's Box Spaceship-shaped USB Drive CD of Game Soundtrack Glossy Fold-up Star Map 5 Spaceship Blueprints 3 Inch Model of Spaceship Hardback Making-of Star Citizen Legacy Alpha Squadron 42 Digital Download Star Citizen Digital Download Starting Money:10,000 UEC SHIP UPGRADES - CONSTELLATION PHOENIX UPGRADE - Melt value $125 STAR CITIZEN NOVELLA - Melt value $15 ENGINEERING MANUAL FOR MODDERS - HARDCOVER - Melt value $20 3x 1 YEAR CENTURION REWARD -10% Discount Coupon TAKUETSU “RECON MARINE” REPLICA FIGURE TAKUETSU “ARMIN TRASK” REPLICA FIGURE TAKUETSU “VANDUUL SHIPKILLER” REPLICA FIGURE MASTERS OF DESIGN SERIES - HOPLITE & MPUV MASTERS OF DESIGN SERIES - POLARIS & RAZOR MASTERS OF DESIGN SERIES - CATERPILLAR & DRAGONFLY MASTERS OF DESIGN SERIES-PROSPECTOR & HERALD MASTERS OF DESIGN SERIES-HURICANE & TERRAPIN ICC PORT OLISAR HOLOGRAPHIC MODEL IMS BOLLIVER HOLOGRAPHIC MODEL ICARUS ONE HOLOGRAPHIC MODEL BIG BENNYS VENDING MACHINE ICC PROBE HOLOGRAPHIC MODEL HITBOX MAGAZINE “TEARS OF FIRE” PAINTING REVENANT TREE CHRISTMAS REWARD 2016! TAKUETSU GOLDEN HERALD MODEL OPERA MUSHROOM TAKUETSU MUSTANG GAMMA MODEL CITIZENCON 2946 TROPHY SUBSCRIBER EDITION CONNER’S BEARD MOSS GAMESCOM 2946 SUBSCRIBER TROPHY TAKUETSU MINI RELIANT KORE MODEL SPACE PLANT- OPHELIA VINE TAKUETSU MINI AEGIS SABRE SPACE CACTUS - KAVISCHE TAKUETSU MINI HORNET F7C-R MODEL SPACE FLOWER - EMPEROR BLOSSOM TAKUETSU SERIES MUSTANG BETA 100M REWARD - 2942 WAR BOND 56M REWARD - J-SPAN CRYO-STAR COOLER 55M REWARD - PREACHER ARMAMENT INQUISITION XXII GATLING 52M REWARD - BB-12 MANNED MANEUVERING UNIT 49M REWARD - XI’AN SPACE PLANT 47M REWARD - ENGINE TUNING KIT 45M REWARD - HADESIAN ARTIFACT 42M REWARD - EXPLORER-CLASS MOBIGLAS RIG THE PUGLISI COLLECTION: AV8 BATTLE ARMOR REPLICA TAKUETSU SERIES AURORA LN PUGLISI COLLECTION: KAMPOSI MAGNUS SKULL CITIZENCON 2945 SUBSCRIBER TROPHY TAKUETSU 350R SHIP MODEL PUGLISI COLLECTION: VASLI FRAGMENT STONE TAKUETSU STARFARER MODEL "GAMESCOM 2945" - Event trophy KOLN 2945 POSTER "GAMESCOM 2945" - Subscriber trophy PUGLISI COLLECTION VANDUUL SCYTHE ARMOR TAKUETSU AEGIS AVENGER MODEL PUGLISI COLLECTION PLANET ARTIFACT 23 MILLION REWARD TAKUETSU KHARTU-AL MODEL PATRON OF THE ARTS AWARD TAKUETSU AEGIS GLADIUS SPACE GLOBES - Good Health SPACE GLOBES - Glorious Moments CHRISTMAS 2014 REWARD! DECEMBER 2014 BACKER REWARD TAKUETSU MUSTANG DELTA MODEL MR. REFINEMENT’S CABINET OF RARE & EXQUISITE SPIRITS TAKUETSU ORIGIN M50 LOCKER FROM ANOTHER UNIVERSE TAKUETSU RSI CONSTELLATION PHOENIX 2944 STELLARSONIC JUKEBOX TAKUETSU MISC FREELANCER MIS 2944 UEE CALENDAR OMNI ROLE COMBAT ARMOR (ORC) MK9 UEE TOWEL 19 MILLION REWARD 20 MILLION REWARD GREYCAT PTV THE LAMP 17 MILLION REWARD 16 MILLION REWARD 15 MILLION REWARD YOUR RSI SPACE SUIT REWARD ORIGINAL AND VETERAN BACKERS REWARD HANGAR FEES REWARD Also available, the following buy back options : BOUNTY HUNTER - LTI (325a Fighter and 9 items) AEGIS RETALIATOR HEAVY BOMBER - LTI (Retaliator Bomber and 3 items) AEGIS DYNAMICS AVENGER (Avenger Stalker and 2 items) XI'AN KHARTU-AL (Xi'An Khartu-al and 2 items) PIRATE PACK - LTI RSI AURORA LX - LTI RSI AURORA LN UPGRADE YOU GOT OUR BACKS (ELECTRO SKIN HULL) MILITARY SKIN BLACKBEARD STEALTH SKIN FALSE COLORS SKIN EXPLORATION SKIN As a SC fan this is the hardest post I've made here in the forums but I simply need the money. If anyone is interested please post here or pm me and we can contact each other and talk details. Thank you very much for your attention. Best regards, Comet UPDATE : Sale completed.