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TTerrible
Jul 15, 2005


It'll certainly be studied, but not for the reasons you think Kitzinger1

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big nipples big life
May 12, 2014



Madcosby posted:

wait when you bought back in you spent $2500??

this thread never ceases to deliver

This can't be real.

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

shrach posted:

Imagine the thought process when listing it. £3,500 seems like a lot of money but this is Star Citizen... better make it an auction in case there is a bidding war and I can actually get more than £3,500 for it.

It's more a piece of memorabilia than a computer

If I had it I would definitely expect idiots to pay ludicrous amounts of money for the "Star Citizen computer"

No loving way would I list it at £3500 though

Madcosby
Mar 4, 2003

by FactsAreUseless


Wafflz posted:

This can't be real.

From the chargeback essay he's writing for the bank:

quote:

This pack was promoted as including a copy of the game “Squadron 42,” a copy of the game “Star Citizen,” and eight digital items, ships for use in game, at a total value of $2500. I cannot link directly to the description of the merchandise as it has been removed from the seller’s website. Previously the link would have been: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/...bos/Armada-Pack
Instead, here are several links to other discussions of the pack which can be used to verify its general contents.
https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitize...ncludes_idrisp/
https://forums.robertsspaceindustri...d-up-to-2500-00

My favorite is he even links to a thread called "$2500 pack not worth it"

Banano
Jan 10, 2005


Soiled Meat

Madcosby posted:

wait when you bought back in you spent $2500??

this thread never ceases to deliver

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




lol, maybe Sarsapariller can trade his spaceships for that PC

Generation Internet
Jan 18, 2009

Where angels and generals fear to tread.


Jesus Christ, this is why they have $100 million for hookers and blow.

Madcosby
Mar 4, 2003

by FactsAreUseless


Every time someone shows the funding graph and there's still $60,000 being made each day, I will no longer question why

SirPhoebos
Dec 10, 2007

Horned Rat-Sempai Noticed Me!


If Fuzzy Motion is lugging a printer to Sandi's house, then Sarsapariller is hauling that printer a second time, saying "hey the exercise was pretty good last time "

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



fuctifino posted:

LOL.



I can't believe he originally tried to sell this heap of poo poo for £3,500 just because of a few stickers.

What's a fair price for this? ~£600?

I had a look when it first appeared and parts-wise, you probably have to spend $1,000 to get the current equivalents of what's in that box (a couple of components aren't available any more and have moved on to a new release generation). If you're willing to pay a premium for the assembly and the … ehrm … fabulous decorations, it might even still be worth that much.


…except that it's a very stupid build that offers an interesting combination of ridiculous power draw, massive heat, and comparatively little oomph. So from that perspective, even 600 might be too much.

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

Daztek posted:

lol, maybe Sarsapariller can trade his spaceships for that PC

Yeah feels good shaming him right?

Thing is, if he did it, more of you did. So, everyone who gave Crob more financial fellatio post CitCon please speak up so I can laugh at you

El Grillo
Jan 3, 2008


Fun Shoe

Sarsapariller you are cool and chill. But also silly.

This has the potential to be great. "In a recent live video broadcast for supporters of the project, the CEO was filmed attempting unsuccessfully to demonstrate the latest version of his $100 million video game. During the broadcast he described his game's user interface as 'the worst thing I've ever seen'."

BeefThief
Aug 8, 2007





I narrowly escaped with my dignity, time to spoil that by splurging for the armada pack

big nipples big life
May 12, 2014



Madcosby posted:

From the chargeback essay he's writing for the bank:


My favorite is he even links to a thread called "$2500 pack not worth it"

lmbo

I still feel like an idiot for giving them 60 bucks even though I got it all back.

Scruffpuff
Dec 23, 2015

Fidelity. Wait, was I'm working on again?

Madcosby posted:

Every time someone shows the funding graph and there's still $60,000 being made each day, I will no longer question why

Good point, even if stated humorously. Think about having access to all the fantastic data in this thread, and still giving Chris the benefit of the doubt. Now consider the percentage of people on the planet who take the RSI website at face value, but don't read forums like this one. Even the gaming media at large is still fellating SC (although that's slowing down finally). How would any of them know any better? Look at that repair mechanics page! Hot tits, this game is gonna be great!!!

Solarin
Nov 15, 2007



Gilganixon posted:

Another quick bit of concept art for Star Plebean:



A new alien race called the Chilldankli (because they like to chill and they do it dankly, it's genius)

They like to help crashed pilots so long as they're cool, but if anyone doesn't want to party or calls the cops they can get pretty rude

They fly around in a growhouse class frigate

don't steal any of this poo poo

Sorry but I am going to steal this and sell it on t shirts and bumper stickers.

Kakarot
Jul 20, 2013

by zen death robot


Buglord

Madcosby posted:

wait when you bought back in you spent $2500??

this thread never ceases to deliver



That is an odd decision

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

Yeah feels good shaming him right?

Thing is, if he did it, more of you did. So, everyone who gave Crob more financial fellatio post CitCon please speak up so I can laugh at you

At least he has a non zero chance of a refund, I am stuck with my spaceship unless I go grey market

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



Fourth Stimpire: The pain eventually ends.

Mirificus
Oct 29, 2004

Kings need not raise their voices to be heard


Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

Yeah feels good shaming him right?

Thing is, if he did it, more of you did. So, everyone who gave Crob more financial fellatio post CitCon please speak up so I can laugh at you

It's me. I stared into the abyss for too long and now I am a Completionist.

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

Scruffpuff posted:

Good point, even if stated humorously. Think about having access to all the fantastic data in this thread, and still giving Chris the benefit of the doubt. Now consider the percentage of people on the planet who take the RSI website at face value, but don't read forums like this one. Even the gaming media at large is still fellating SC (although that's slowing down finally). How would any of them know any better? Look at that repair mechanics page! Hot tits, this game is gonna be great!!!

I'm pretty sure it's compulsive behavior

Like, the fallacy "I'm $2500 ahead from this, which means I've got a cool $2500 to spend on it for freee!!!" is classic gambling addict thinking

Sarsa please never touch a video poker machine

Scruffpuff
Dec 23, 2015

Fidelity. Wait, was I'm working on again?

Mirificus posted:

It's me. I stared into the abyss for too long and now I am a Completionist.

Anyone who's logged into the PTU is a completionist by default - there are more ships there right now than there will be going forward.

Sarsapariller
Aug 14, 2015

Occasional vampire queen


Kakarot posted:



That is an odd decision

I had just made significantly more than that selling off the old ships so it didn't feel like such a big deal at the time. They'd put out a major leap forward and I was still having fun.

In retrospect it was a blisteringly stupid thing to do and I deserve all of the mockery I am receiving.

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

He wouldn't be able to mount any defense on that front either. Like,

"I'm not an addict you idiot, I spent $2500 because I felt like it and money doesn't matter to me!" or
"I'm not an addict you idiot, I believe in Chris's dream, having my doubts crushed by the glorious gameplay in 2.0!!!"

are not very convincing to me and might require elaboration

CharlestonJew
Jul 7, 2011

badger badger badger


Illegal Hen

I for one am shocked and appalled that the man with the pony avatar has made bad life decisions

Banano
Jan 10, 2005


Soiled Meat

Tippis posted:

I had a look when it first appeared and parts-wise, you probably have to spend $1,000 to get the current equivalents of what's in that box (a couple of components aren't available any more and have moved on to a new release generation). If you're willing to pay a premium for the assembly and the … ehrm … fabulous decorations, it might even still be worth that much.


…except that it's a very stupid build that offers an interesting combination of ridiculous power draw, massive heat, and comparatively little oomph. So from that perspective, even 600 might be too much.

Except he was asking £2500 which equates to about $3600

In fairness to him, it probably wasn't exactly unreasonable to think that at least one citizen would be willing to stump up for it.

Banano fucked around with this message at 19:12 on Feb 9, 2016

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

Mirificus posted:

It's me. I stared into the abyss for too long and now I am a Completionist.

Are you well friend? Nobody should swim the length of the Brown Sea as long and as far as you have. Please rest at times and for heaven's sake don't drink the water.

Beer4TheBeerGod
Aug 23, 2004

"I'm cisgender heterosexual white American male.

Fuck you for telling me what "my part" is."

- B4TBG on why they can't be criticized by minorities for being wrong because


Exciting Lemon

Sarsapariller posted:

I had just made significantly more than that selling off the old ships so it didn't feel like such a big deal at the time. They'd put out a major leap forward and I was still having fun.

In retrospect it was a blisteringly stupid thing to do and I deserve all of the mockery I am receiving.

Star Citizen: In retrospect it was a blisteringly stupid thing to do and I deserve all of the mockery I am receiving.

If it's any consolation I still like you Sarsapariller.

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

Banano posted:

Except he was asking £2500 which equates to about $3600

Yes but shipping was free (if you went to him and picked it up)

runsamok
Jan 12, 2011



Banano posted:

Except he was asking £25003500 which equates to about $36005000

£2500 was the liquidation price. It was initially listed at £3500

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006




Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

Star Citizen: In retrospect it was a blisteringly stupid thing to do and I deserve all of the mockery I am receiving.

If it's any consolation I still like you Sarsapariller.

Ash1138
Sep 29, 2001

Get up, chief. We're just gettin' started.



Sarsapariller made a real bad decision, but I keep seeing posts in here saying that 2.0 shows "potential" or whatever. It's all smoke and mirrors and some of y'all still have hope that it'll become a real game. Stop it.

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

Star Citizen: In retrospect it was a blisteringly stupid thing to do and I deserve all of the mockery I am receiving.

If it's any consolation I still like you Sarsapariller.

Same

I still remember your cool posts on gameplay when 2.0 was released

Next time keep your brain and your wallet together

Ash1138
Sep 29, 2001

Get up, chief. We're just gettin' started.



CharlestonJew posted:

I for one am shocked and appalled that the man with the pony avatar has made bad life decisions

is that what it is???

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

Star Citizen: In retrospect it was a blisteringly stupid thing to do and I deserve all of the mockery I am receiving.

If it's any consolation I still like you Sarsapariller.

Yeah, sometimes poo poo happens.

All of us have hosed up one way or another.

Tijuana Bibliophile
Dec 30, 2008



Scratchmo

Does CIG have a BANME function to prevent yourself from buying back in? Like casinos do?

They should imo

Tokyo Sexwale
Jul 30, 2003



Mirificus posted:

It's me. I stared into the abyss for too long and now I am a Completionist.

it's always the one you least suspect

big nipples big life
May 12, 2014



Ash1138 posted:

Sarsapariller made a real bad decision, but I keep seeing posts in here saying that 2.0 shows "potential" or whatever. It's all smoke and mirrors and some of y'all still have hope that it'll become a real game. Stop it.

I wasted 30 gigs of bandwidth to download 2.0, I can give a first hand account of it not having potential. Even griefing shitizens sucks after 30 or so minutes because everything about the "game" is poo poo.

TTerrible
Jul 15, 2005


Sarsapariller posted:

I had just made significantly more than that selling off the old ships so it didn't feel like such a big deal at the time. They'd put out a major leap forward and I was still having fun.

In retrospect it was a blisteringly stupid thing to do and I deserve all of the mockery I am receiving.

This is a good post friend. I hope you get your money back even though I think you did an incredibly dumb thing.

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Scruffpuff
Dec 23, 2015

Fidelity. Wait, was I'm working on again?

TTerrible posted:

This is a good post friend. I hope you get your money back even though I think you did an incredibly dumb thing.

The deck was stacked against him from the start. Who here could resist the siren call of the best saleswoman in the world without a doubt and has been since she was a very small girl?

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