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Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.




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happyhippy
Feb 21, 2005

Playing games, watching movies, owning goons. 'sup


Pillbug

XK posted:

They're making physicalized air traffic controllers.

ED did that in a weekend with one coder.

SC will take 20 artists, 20 coders, 1 Chris, 3000 refactors, and 2 years.

Hobold
Jan 10, 2012


I love my Cutlass
I love big stompy mechs
I love my HOTAS
I love to salvage wrecks
I love Star Citizen, and all it's craziness
GOONDEYADA, GOONDEYADA, GOONDEYADA


College Slice

happyhippy posted:

ED did that in a weekend with one coder.

SC will take 200 artists, 20 coders, 1 Chris, 3000 refactors, and 25 years.

FTFY

Beexoffel
Oct 4, 2015

Herald of the Stimpire


Heh, Knowyourmeme has a page on Star Citizen.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/star-citizen

SpaceCurtisLeMay
Sep 30, 2016

We're at war with Goons. We were attacked by Goons. Do you want to kill Goons, or would you rather have Citizens killed?


The Titanic posted:

The tactical command mode was where your head whale would be on the bridge of a big capital ship, and would be able to issue orders to all ships in the fleet C&C style, to other players.

This was, I feel, a big turning stone because it was where "fleet action" became not only possible but something that it appeared that CIG were actively working on and fleshing out.

This was a birth of the mega whale, because they wanted to be that guy behind the huge campaigns, commanding it from an enormous ship surrounded by escorts, etc.

Unfortunately now though, years later, CIG can't even code a loving door to work, they can't get more than about 12 people on together in a very non-MMO type environment, so the chances of having this sort of thing in the game can very safely be said a solid 0% chance. :(

This is honestly true with some people. One of the guys I knew who bought an Idris years ago now did so because nobody listened to him in games because he was an idiot. He didn't often understand game mechanics let alone tactics or strategy. He bought the Idris because "Well everyone is going to want to fly on my cap ship and if you want me to participate you will have to listen to me." To be honest I hope Star Citizen does come out eventually because that guy is going to loose that ship day 1 of the PU if there ever is one and man I want to be a fly in that TS or Discord if that poo poo goes down.

The Titanic
Sep 15, 2016

Unsinkable


happyhippy posted:

Go watch some EVE battles where they have one guy in control.
He gives the orders, his lieutenants only talk when talked too, and only give as brief reports as possible.

Can you see this in SC? With your missiles that cost you your money to fire, allow someone else to tell you who to fire them on?

Frankly my dear, no.

SC hasn't even begun mmo development yet. They are still building on a poo poo tier arena game. Someday I hope they learn you can't take an arena game and just go:

code:

int maxPlayers = 999999999; # CR - I built mmo for you poo poo programmers, hope you are taking loving notes

Percelus
Sep 9, 2012

My command, your wish is



Mr.Tophat posted:

I said I miss my anarchy torch, not my impotent torch

i'm not giving it back :colbert:

Percelus
Sep 9, 2012

My command, your wish is



you ever notice how everyone that dislikes the masterpiece that is starship troopers completely missed that it was satirical

Mr.Tophat
Apr 7, 2007

You clearly don't understand joke development :justpost:

Percelus posted:

i'm not giving it back :colbert:

Oh! You have it! Well I'm glad it has a good home and a good user. I can live with this.

Trilobite
Aug 15, 2001


XK posted:

They're making physicalized air traffic controllers.
Hey now, every small step like an in-game air traffic controller with a surfer dude voice adds up and moves Star Citizen closer and closer to being ready to make its next announcement that gameplay features are definitely probably going to be added at some point in the future, hopefully. The pace of development is really speeding up now, so there might be almost two dozen small, gameplay-free things arriving in just the next couple of years! That's nearly one and a half patches!


I wonder if the rights management shell company they opened up is going to be primarily concerned with selling the rights to their customer list, seeing as that's the most valuable IP they actually own.

XK
Jul 9, 2001

Star Citizen is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it's fidelity when you look out your window or when you watch youtube



I sure am glad they started doing monthly patches.

Nanako the Narc
Sep 6, 2011



XK posted:

I sure am glad they started doing monthly patches.

Yeah, and once they get the delta patcher, then you'll REALLY see the content come out fa-ahahahahahahahaha!

tooterfish
Jul 13, 2013



XK posted:

I sure am glad they started doing monthly patches.
They never said which month.

Chris made no promises, no refunds!

XK
Jul 9, 2001

Star Citizen is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it's fidelity when you look out your window or when you watch youtube



They promised every month patches as of January 2016.

They really blew that one big time.

2.1 January 2016.
2.2 March 2016.
2.3 also March 2016.
2.4 June 2016.
2.5 August 2016.
2.6 December 2016 (3.0 release date)

We're just about at October 2017, still 2.6.

Monthly releases looking great, just let me adjust my timecube a little.

We're at 2.21? Huh? Wait, what?

Why am I fading out of my family pictures? Oh gently caress!

Doc! A reality TV star is president, and Chris Roberts is a hack.

happyhippy
Feb 21, 2005

Playing games, watching movies, owning goons. 'sup


Pillbug

After air traffic controls, you have to have Space Port Customs.

Imagine, waking up in your wank pod, ordering your ship, and then waiting an hour to get patted down and your crate that you are carrying scanned.
Its going to have 100s of hours of mo-cap NPCs.

Coming soon in 3.0.1 2022.

Thoatse
Feb 29, 2016

Lol said the scorpion, lmao


Beexoffel posted:

Heh, Knowyourmeme has a page on Star Citizen.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/star-citizen


Haha I never saw this one and forgot about ahi dude



Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

:lesnick: C-Bangin' it :lesnick:



happyhippy posted:

After air traffic controls, you have to have Space Port Customs.

Imagine, waking up in your wank pod, ordering your ship, and then waiting an hour to get patted down and your crate that you are carrying scanned.
Its going to have 100s of hours of mo-cap NPCs.

Coming soon in 3.0.1 2022.

Hopefully you need visas or some other mechanism that allows you to enter a system for 48 hours.

Like if I go from the Basement System, to the Kitchen system to fetch some pizza rolls...I would need to abide by all regulatory compliance.

I'm sure Roberts will implement this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timatic

HycoCam
Jul 14, 2016

You should have backed Transverse!


I would really like to see Star Citizen release with a bunch of Lego Dimension style quest requirements. You can not proceed with this mission unless you a cutlass. This mission requires a Constellation.

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

:lesnick: C-Bangin' it :lesnick:



How many jackets can a lego person wear?

HycoCam
Jul 14, 2016

You should have backed Transverse!


You can twist their lego heads 180 degrees to make them go from nice to evil.... So they got that going for them...

Trilobite
Aug 15, 2001


happyhippy posted:

After air traffic controls, you have to have Space Port Customs.

Nah, after air traffic control is in the game, the next thing to implement will be air traffic controller lunch breaks.

That's why they're always working so hard on those cafeteria animations: it's the biggest blocker between now and the MVP. If you pledge $40, you can get unlimited chocolate pudding!*





(*chocolate pudding will not be edible by player characters or by NPCs, will not be movable, and will not be visible.)

Trilobite fucked around with this message at 00:46 on Sep 25, 2017

Thoatse
Feb 29, 2016

Lol said the scorpion, lmao


Colostomy Bag posted:

How many jackets can a lego person wear?

42

doingitwrong
Jul 27, 2013
:ohdear:



XK posted:

I sure am glad they started doing monthly patches.

Hereís a sickening truth. As 3.0 started slipping they added features for a while, to make it make up for the delays. Iíve seen this kind of thing in project management before. Some part of a project slips so you ask for extra time and then the person in charge tries to make that something you can bargain about. Yes, we can put it out later, but we have to add ____ to mollify the publisher (or backers). And they guess that the thing they are adding wonít be that much of an increase, or itíll affect unrelated parts of the team from the blocker or whatever. And theyíre always wrong. Because the slipping happening in the first place means weíre not great at timing out tasks; we would we think weíre better now?

So 3.0 has grown in scope and in importance as a kind of Jesus patch that would fundamentally alter the game. Reward their patience. Backers bought this story and so did we. Backers because they wanted all their pipeline theories to be true. And we did because we keep telling ourselves that 3.0 might be the MVP that would let SC shut down refunds and maybe walk away.

But weíre getting none of that. After delays and delays, dropping the schedule entirely, and then a Burndown process that was horizontal or perhaps even upward trending, CIG have started cutting features from the patch entirely. As far as we can tell, the last two weeks of must fix bug counts dropping off are attributable to the features those bugs are attached to being cut out of the 3.0 patch. Whoever makes the game dev documentaries has Erin Roberts on film for all if us to enjoy as he gives up and asks the team to get the most basic thing out the door. The Jesus patch is long abandoned, and itís looking more and more like 3.0 will feel like an incremental update accompanied by claims that under the hood itís revolutionary.

Nearly a year of pain and suffering by the CIG people in the trenches to force out something thatís going to feel and awful lot like a monthly patch.

TheLastRoboKy
May 2, 2009

Finishing the game with everyone else's continues


XK posted:

Derek said he'd give me a ride in his Tesla. Has Chris Roberts ever offered anyone a ride in his special edition Porsche? :colbert:

"Fingers crossed Derpy goes berserk when a police officer tells him to lie down on the floor."

Where did that come from? Does he want Derek to get killed by a cop?

Oh yeah, every day they try to fantasize in as vague a way as possible about Derek turning into Guillotine Gorilla and getting murdered for all the weird crimes they think he's performed or think he will do because they think Derek spends all day building Star Citizen ships out of lego and then tipping them off a table. Even funnier are the ones that think that Chris and co are just waiting for Star Citizen to release before they'll sue or simply call the cops on Derek. I mean poo poo just look at them, sitting there with all the internet at their disposal and they still have no idea which Derek Smart in the universe did what so they just double down on their insane "everyone and everything is Derek Smart" defense.

MilesK
Nov 5, 2015




https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/3/thread/hey-i-m-loveing-the-game-and-want-to-suport-it-so-

Blue On Blue
Nov 14, 2012




These are some pretty obvious plant accounts, no one can be that stupid or deluded

It reminds me of back in the old days of ebay, when people would make 10 accounts and pad out their stats, or boost the bidding on their item so it will sell for higher

Blue On Blue fucked around with this message at 02:02 on Sep 25, 2017

boviscopophobic
Feb 5, 2016



boviscopophobic posted:

The average usage of the 2.6.3 EA modules is now struggling to stay above 40 concurrent players.

Star Marine: 16.9
Arena Commander: 20.2
Murray Cup: 3.0

Total: 40.1

The interval covered by this report was Aug 14 to Aug 23.

When will the long-suffering userbase completely abandon the 2.6.3 EA games? The breaking point has not been hit yet... the most recent data are as follows:

Star Marine: 16.5
Arena Commander: 23.4
Murray Cup: 3.0

The interval covered by this report was Sep 13 through Sep 24.

Paramemetic
Sep 29, 2003







Fallen Rib

XK posted:

You only really need a discord to do bridge commander,

Reminder that Star Citizen's initial launch date target predates Discord.

AlbieQuirky
Oct 9, 2012

Just me and my 🌊dragon🐉 hanging out

There are at least four Derek Smarts in the US, according to the ten-second Intelius search I could be bothered to do. Star Citizens are terrible at searching the Internet.

tooterfish
Jul 13, 2013



doingitwrong posted:

Nearly a year of pain and suffering by the CIG people in the trenches to force out something thatís going to feel and awful lot like a monthly patch.
More than a year.

They were talking up a Christmas 2016 release, so it's almost a year late at this point.

Dogeh
Aug 30, 2017

ShitMeter: -------------|- 99%


AlbieQuirky posted:

Star Citizens are terrible.

FTFY

Mirificus
Oct 29, 2004

Kings need not raise their voices to be heard



Gravity_Storm
Mar 1, 2016



I think they are desperately trying to get 3.0 shat out in some form before CitizenCon. If they dont they may as well cancel the show, because unless Mae Demming comes out of retirement they've got jack diddly poo poo all to show.

They will deliver half of 3.0 with the rest coming 'next week' and then quietly forget about it and start plugging 3.1.

Im excited to see 3.0 and hope they do another live demo.

Mirificus
Oct 29, 2004

Kings need not raise their voices to be heard




HycoCam
Jul 14, 2016

You should have backed Transverse!


AlbieQuirky posted:

There are at least four Derek Smarts in the US, according to the ten-second Intelius search I could be bothered to do. Star Citizens are terrible at searching the Internet.
To their credit, shitizens are pretty sure there are many Chris Roberts--the developer and the used car salesman can't be the same person. And I bet the deed search of a nice beach place on some Hawaiian island is also a different Chris Roberts.

Blue On Blue
Nov 14, 2012




Who goes for the achievements in what is basically a scrolling porn comic for shut-ins?

Dude is hosed up

Mirificus
Oct 29, 2004

Kings need not raise their voices to be heard





Thoatse
Feb 29, 2016

Lol said the scorpion, lmao


Blue On Blue posted:

Who goes for the achievements in what is basically a scrolling porn comic for shut-ins?

Dude is hosed up


My favorite part is how a few comments above him getting razzed he's literally inviting people to scrape some other users comments for lols but when it turns out he's the one with some unironic anime porn cherries on top of a pile of comments about derek smarts balls suddenly we're the weirdos for looking.

Arms_Akimbo
Sep 29, 2006

It's so damn...literal.

I'm going to regret this.

Ok so here's the way I see it.

Chris Roberts is selling used cars. Some guy correctly assumes he's been ripped off and shows up at the dealership. Seeking revenge, he fires a ten inch nail out of a nail gun and hits Chris right in the back of the head.

Suddenly he realizes that he can make the best space sim ever and also that he now needs a toupee.

His divisive brain doesn't know what to do. Do we actually make this game or do we use our existing skillset as hustlers? His left side says yes, make the game, and do it all. His right says gently caress it, sell them the undercoating.

When he approaches his wife about his dilemma she lifts his toupee and drives the nail deeper into the left side of his brain.

“You promised me I'd be rich and famous,” she says. “You can't do that by making a video game.”

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Nov 7, 2014



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