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pepito sanchez
Apr 3, 2004
I'm not mexican

AP posted:

35 weeks.

my brain seriously read this as "35 years" before i noticed something odd

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Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

Who will write Admiral Cardinal's speech?

Edward Neumeier.

Toops
Nov 5, 2015

-find mood stabilizers
-also,


alf_pogs posted:

by the end of 2016 Solar Plebian will have more content in it than Star Citizen

heck by the end of feburary probably

I'm legit stressed about probably having to add multiplayer. The destructo-derby paaaarpmatch arena definitely needs to be multiplayer.

Feature creep you guys.

But don't worry. Birds first.

Also, new Plebe'rena design, now with more parp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVG3U3wZNNk

Einbauschrank
Nov 5, 2009



Phi230 posted:

This is brilliant. If I ever make a game I'm going to set up extremely delusional-level goals for my game and dismiss all criticism with "but its not the real game yet"

It's not a new thing. Communists have been defending the track record of Socialism with this trick since the 1920ies.

"You see, Socialism is but a pre-alpha to Communism. Just two 5-year plans more!"

StarbloodKiss
Feb 3, 2016

Why is the entire cargo hold full with crates of Krogan Krackers?

BigglesSWE posted:

MEIN FÜHRER! I CAN PAAAARP!

seriously one of the funniest things ive seen in a while. nice.

darkarchon
Feb 2, 2016

My name is a trolling word


Get Well Soon - People Magazine Front Cover posted:

Wake up, my dear, wake up
We found an old industry
Kickstarter will pay off
The product's the 'verse
People will pay for the JPEGs
That we deliver
While their Idris's not delivered
And the industry's in a mess

Baby, we're heading for profit
We'll have no worries no more
We'll be the first on the moon
And we're reaching out for the stars
And we'll be called the game of the year

("That's right! Rides off into the sunset with your cash, your hard-earned money!")

Now as we're rich
And we own millions of dollars
We'll use our money
To buy into Hollywood
Baby, we'll reinvent space sims
We will rule the whole 'verse
I will be king and you'll be queen
Your crown fits so well so
We'll be called the game of the year

("That's right! And as a matter of fact you know we own you!")

But when we're alone
We are still the same
That we used to be
When we were young
And people won't know
That we've tricked them all
And that there is still no game
Under your hopes
In our company

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxB1e_h0Sno

Surprisingly I didn't even have to change much to the text to fit to this situation.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




Someone posted DerekHelmet on /r/dereksmart



I'm not sure how he reached that conclusion

Also its funny how they're reduced to attacking his LoD game

AP
Jul 12, 2004

One Ring to fool them all
One Ring to find them
One Ring to milk them all
and pockets fully line them


Grimey Drawer

The fact Derek Smart of all people turned into a hero with a sense of humour is one of the most amazing things about this thread.

Toops
Nov 5, 2015

-find mood stabilizers
-also,


TTerrible posted:

I can't believe Toops has gone public with Solar Plebian already. The spoilers are out of control. You clearly know nothing about game development

I just wanna see if Chris shitcans SC's 2016 backlog to keep up with all the sweet features in the development parpline.

KiddieGrinder
Nov 15, 2005

HELP ME

Daztek posted:

Also its funny how they're reduced to attacking his LoD game

Hell that's been SOP for months now when anyone in the echo chamber criticises Star Citizen. It all falls back to personal attacks against Smart, because they can't refute any of the negative poo poo people are saying about Crobberts and Co.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




Toops posted:

I'm legit stressed about probably having to add multiplayer. The destructo-derby paaaarpmatch arena definitely needs to be multiplayer.

Feature creep you guys.

But don't worry. Birds first.

Also, new Plebe'rena design, now with more parp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVG3U3wZNNk

I think the Unity3d docs have a ton of info these days

Yep: http://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/UNetOverview.html

I don't know how usuable it is, I haven't messed with unity3d in a while

Aramoro
Jun 1, 2012






Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

Also I've promised to try making some music for the game. Are we going for Mass Effect style ambience, or something more melodic/catchy?

Full Burn performed entirely on air horns.

Toops
Nov 5, 2015

-find mood stabilizers
-also,


Aramoro posted:

Full Burn performed entirely on air horns.

Nice. I'm thinking docking sequences should be set to "Blue Danube Waltz for 12 Airhorns."

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

Aramoro posted:

Full Burn performed entirely on air horns.

Yeah that one's bound to grow on you with time

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears



I hope that Solar Plebian has somewhere between 4 and 10 online shows to talk about important developments with the community.

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Daztek posted:

Someone posted DerekHelmet on /r/dereksmart



I'm not sure how he reached that conclusion

Also its funny how they're reduced to attacking his LoD game

They're very hurt by how the mean DSmart's goonies are to their game, so it's only rational to try to hurt the meanies right back by saying equally bad things about his game. Surely, this must hurt the nasty evil goons immensely?

kikkelivelho
Aug 27, 2015



The permadeath thread on CIG forums owns:

https://forums.robertsspaceindustri...-got-me-worried

Kerzic and Eldragon bring up the uncomfortable point that many of the features croberts has promised can't possibly coexist in the same game. The defense arguments range from "Chris is creating something completely new and amazing, don't you trust Chris?" to "maybe the answer is somewhere in the middle".

EightAce
May 10, 2015

Watch it all come crashing down on his head and wonder why any of us gave him money in the first place.


Tippis posted:

They're very hurt by how the mean DSmart's goonies are to their game, so it's only rational to try to hurt the meanies right back by saying equally bad things about his game. Surely, this must hurt the nasty evil goons immensely?

To be fair Dereks game is slowly getting better. Its starting to look a lot nicer anyway.

AP
Jul 12, 2004

One Ring to fool them all
One Ring to find them
One Ring to milk them all
and pockets fully line them


Grimey Drawer

Saw this today, some guy swearing because he got caught not paying his roadtax in the UK, probably around £100 for a year for that car, so the tax people, the DVLA clamped it. I'm imaging the whales acting like this with their spaceships in Star Citizen when the game continues to be a pile of buggy crap and they find out CIG expects more money from them.

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Einbauschrank posted:

It's not a new thing. Communists have been defending the track record of Socialism with this trick since the 1920ies.

"You see, Socialism is but a pre-alpha to Communism. Just two 5-year plans more!"

Post/avatar combo

Fil5000
Jun 23, 2003

HOLD ON GUYS I'M POSTING ABOUT INTERNET ROBOTS


I like that they call goons goonies. For if there is one truth about goons it is that we would all do the truffle shuffle for some chocolate.

hakimashou
Jul 15, 2002

FREE HONG KONG


Upset Trowel

Toops posted:

I'm legit stressed about probably having to add multiplayer. The destructo-derby paaaarpmatch arena definitely needs to be multiplayer.

Feature creep you guys.

But don't worry. Birds first.

Also, new Plebe'rena design, now with more parp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVG3U3wZNNk

BDSSE

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


This guy must have some insider knowledge.

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Damn Dirty Ape
Jan 23, 2015


Brazilianpeanutwar posted:

This guy must have some insider knowledge.



His av is appropriate for how I felt reading his post.

kikkelivelho
Aug 27, 2015



Also, how can anyone seriously say SC has "permadeath". Permadeath means when you die you're done, your character is loving dead, you lose everything. According to croberts, SC just penalizes you once in a while for dying. You don't lose your ships or any other poo poo you own, you just lose some money and reputation/exp. That's nothing more then a basic MMO death penalty.

TheLastRoboKy
May 2, 2009

Finishing the game with everyone else's continues


AP posted:

Saw this today, some guy swearing because he got caught not paying his roadtax in the UK, probably around £100 for a year for that car, so the tax people, the DVLA clamped it. I'm imaging the whales acting like this with their spaceships in Star Citizen when the game continues to be a pile of buggy crap and they find out CIG expects more money from them.

Honestly their spaceships act like you're doing what that guy was doing to his car when they try to use them so it's not exactly something to wait out for.


Brazilianpeanutwar posted:

This guy must have some insider knowledge.



Yeah, inside his imagination.

EightAce
May 10, 2015

Watch it all come crashing down on his head and wonder why any of us gave him money in the first place.


Brazilianpeanutwar posted:

This guy must have some insider knowledge.



This prick knows the square route of gently caress all. Like most of them that step in and talk oh so knowledgeably.
In 2017 people will get the first bit of SQ42 which will involve some very basic scripted missions and a poo poo load of eye wateringly bad custcene.
The console version will run parallel but come out much later. Pretty much everything that Chris has promised will never come out and now they are creating more and more online shows etc to drip feed this out.

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


Yes it has, this game was dead from day one

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Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




Star Citizen is not Pay to Win, because everything you can buy won't be in the actual game

pepito sanchez
Apr 3, 2004
I'm not mexican

kikkelivelho posted:

Also, how can anyone seriously say SC has "permadeath". Permadeath means when you die you're done, your character is loving dead, you lose everything. According to croberts, SC just penalizes you once in a while for dying. You don't lose your ships or any other poo poo you own, you just lose some money and reputation/exp. That's nothing more then a basic MMO death penalty.

countdown to unpermadeath tokens

it dont matter
Aug 29, 2008



Tippis posted:

Already answered, I noticed but… for more details.

The classic example is indeed Cleopatra (1963), which almost ruined 20th Century Fox due to how insanely expensive the production was. It is remembered as a bit of a box-office dud, but it actually received multiple Oscars and as mentioned was the highest-grossing movie of the year. It had a $44M budget (~$350M in current monies), which I think still makes it the most expensive move ever, or at least a contender for the top spot .

It wasn't alone, though. While others did better (relative to their budget), movies such as Spartacus, The 300 Spartans, and The Fall of the Roman Empire were pushing the boundaries of feasibility as everyone tried to out-do each other in terms of grandeur and spectacle. Things got so scary that, after it all came crashing down, it would take almost 40 years, up until Gladiator, for the whole Sword and Sandal genre to be revived.

At times, I do wish there was post upvoting.

The new Coen movie Hail, Caesar is set during this period of big studio productions.

Haskell9 posted:

I D/Led Elite and died three times to the basic combat tutorial mission because I couldn't figure out how to make the noob tutorial enemy not be constantly behind me because I suck at space more than should be humanly possible. I tried to fix it by scrolling through the 800+ key bindings with rapidly glazing eyes then went back to stealing spaceboats and shooting their owners/crashing them into other spaceboats in SC.

Keep your throttle in the blue for maximum manoeuvrability. Yaw is deliberately nerfed so you need to use pitch and roll mostly, yaw is just good for minor adjustments. Use thrusters when pitching to gain an advantage in turning fights. Also helps to make use of your forward and back thrust to stay on their tail, if you feel like you're about to overtake slam on the brakes and it'll help keep enemies in sight. If you want you can switch FA off and spin around to shoot behind without changing your direction of travel, but be aware that movement is sluggish when doing this so you don't wanna be too close or they'll tear you a new one and turn around for another go. Get used to adjusting energy distribution on the fly - WEP increases the available weapon energy and recharge rate, ENG changes your top speed, SYS affects the shield resistance and recharge. If you're being shot at prioritise SYS then ENG, if you're the one doing the shooting you want pips in WEP. Check target details before engaging and see what kind of loadout they're packing. If you're going up against a ship with loads of turrets it's different to facing up to something toting big powerful front facing guns like cannons or plasmas.

Don't be so quick to give up. The combat tutorials are much harder than most of the PVE fights in the game. Use the tutorials to get used to the controls.

Toops posted:

Things over at Solar Plebeian are progressing nicely. The video quality really ruins immersion, but this is just a lil' teaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YAnBanN6iw

Once I get the UI done, and build a downloader/patcher which makes you re-download the entire game every time, I'll start posting weekly builds and write a dev blog. PM me if you want to lend a hand. Especially on the modeling/assets/animation side of things, I'm a loving programmer god dammit.

PAAAAAARP

It will be amusing if a single guy can make a more functional and fun space game than the whole of CIG. And realtalk a space destruction derby game could be great.

Psycho Society posted:

I'm not sure how much design has changed, but last I was aware they wanted exploration to be a big thing, to the the extent that new systems would be discovered by players.

But they were always going to have a relatively small number of systems. 100 systems is nothing for a multiplayer game if players are expected to explore as a mechanic. It'd take days, max, for those to be mapped out. The only exploration thing they ever really spoke about was finding new wormholes and that just sounded loving tedious.

Never made sense why anyone got excited about exploration in this dogshit game, except that as usual people were projecting their own wildest dreams on the vague framework CIG had offered. If you want exploration in space then Elite or No Man's Sky have that covered.

But I guess there will now be procedural generated Crysis planets packed with birds so you can go around with a pair of binoculars making notes about what birds you saw.

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



AP posted:

Saw this today, some guy swearing because he got caught not paying his roadtax in the UK, probably around £100 for a year for that car, so the tax people, the DVLA clamped it. I'm imaging the whales acting like this with their spaceships in Star Citizen when the game continues to be a pile of buggy crap and they find out CIG expects more money from them.

What.

No, really. What?! His response to being clamped is to do more damage to his car than it is worth, and then proclaiming that he “won” over the “gorgers”. What is he on and is there a list somewhere that I can either sign to ban that kind of chemical WMD from the planet, or get some of my own?

kikkelivelho
Aug 27, 2015



How is this thing ever going to run on a console when it regularly brings state of the art PCs to their knees. Or are we talking about a PS5 / XBONE2 release?

it dont matter
Aug 29, 2008



EightAce posted:

This prick knows the square route of gently caress all. Like most of them that step in and talk oh so knowledgeably.
In 2017 people will get the first bit of SQ42 which will involve some very basic scripted missions and a poo poo load of eye wateringly bad custcene.
The console version will run parallel but come out much later. Pretty much everything that Chris has promised will never come out and now they are creating more and more online shows etc to drip feed this out.

Have you seen any of the cutscenes outside of those they've shown to the public? Are they as terrible as them?

Blink once for no, or a million times like Sandi for yes.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




kikkelivelho posted:

How is this thing ever going to run on a console when it regularly brings state of the art PCs to their knees. Or are we talking about a PS5 / XBONE2 release?

It'll be a different thing that's missing most of the things of the current thing

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001





kikkelivelho posted:

How is this thing ever going to run on a console when it regularly brings state of the art PCs to their knees. Or are we talking about a PS5 / XBONE2 release?

croberts is like carmack ok. he will use his coding powers to make it work

with VR

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


EightAce posted:

This prick knows the square route of gently caress all. Like most of them that step in and talk oh so knowledgeably.
In 2017 people will get the first bit of SQ42 which will involve some very basic scripted missions and a poo poo load of eye wateringly bad custcene.
The console version will run parallel but come out much later. Pretty much everything that Chris has promised will never come out and now they are creating more and more online shows etc to drip feed this out.

Haha I know man I know, they're so loving sure but they'll see THEY'LL ALL SEE

kikkelivelho
Aug 27, 2015



Daztek posted:

It'll be a different thing that's missing most of the things of the current thing

The current thing is also missing most of the things. How many more things can it possibly miss?

MeLKoR
Dec 23, 2004

by FactsAreUseless


AP posted:

The fact Derek Smart of all people turned into a hero with a sense of humour is one of the most amazing things about this thread.

I wouldn't call him a "hero", he's more a "Jack Sparrow" if you're feeling generous.

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Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


Let's give the team some feedback

https://forums.robertsspaceindustri...nt-moments-here

Not many posts yet but i'm sure something horrifying will turn up.

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