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kordansk
Sep 12, 2011


Decrepus posted:

You have to realize that the people playing this game think the "physics" are good and that they have taught themselves "physics" and completely understand it.

In example, the "can't move faster than you can explode" guy.

I especially like the idiots who don't understand the differences between velocity and acceleration and clearly used wikipedia to try and knowledge bomb some poo poo while arguing and never realized how wrong they were.

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Nostalgia4Infinity
Feb 27, 2007

"Forget it Jake, it's Sooze-Town" Is that me? Am I the Suddenly Sooze-Town of people??


His bathing suit area must be as smooth as a veal cutlet.

Also still lol-ing at the concept of a space news van.

MilesK
Nov 5, 2015




If they get rid of the "ww2 in space" stuff and expand on this example of "battlebots in space", I'm totally back on board with this project.

Iglocska
Nov 23, 2015


SelenicMartian posted:

Two words: space bulldozer.

B-wing looks neither cool nor functional.

There's a reason why that turd doesn't get a lot of screen time.

sitchensis
Mar 4, 2009



whats with the no pubes thing

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



aleksendr posted:

That thing, like most modern trucks, has more visibility than the Freelancer.

They probably wanted to go with a modern passenger jet cockpit look but they forgot that those are meant to be flow at night or in lovely weather half the time, so there is nothing to gaze at anyway while a pair of trained professional look at their instruments like hawks and follow the direction of a 3rd party (ATC) with its eyes glued to a radar screen.

This is true. It's probably just another instance of SC having shifted the meaning of “realistic” and “fidelity” to mean “matches unresearched and uninformed assumptions” (manly based on cinematic conventions of what looks neat rather than on what makes sense).

Of course, a lot of this once again comes back to the basic design conceit of having WWII dogfighting at machinegun ranges only it's set against a star backdrop rather than the English countryside. The instrumentation and third-party guidance was crude enough to often only be complementary to the MkI eyeball, and speeds and ranges were never really large enough to require more than that. Then add the basis for the assumptions on top of that: the dogfighting of the era has been prominently displayed; the way cargo planes worked has not, so the (very shallow and distant) personal experience of air travel has to fill the gap.

It probably isn't coincidental that the navigation aids of the time — level and direction hold, the odd navigational beacon — are the ones effectively being emulated by having HUD waypoint markers and directed travel. Just jumping 30 years ahead in terms of tech, and we're already at that point where it has become more a case of monitoring automation and only responding to anomalies, but recreating that in a (space) game would mean KSP-style IVA controls, which aren't exactly everyone's cup of tea.

SelenicMartian posted:

B-wing looks neither cool nor functional.

I will fight you.

Iglocska posted:

There's a reason why that turd doesn't get a lot of screen time.

Yes: the model was hard to bluescreen properly and they had no actual character action going on in them that required them to be shown to the audience to keep the battle flowing.

Tippis fucked around with this message at 17:01 on Dec 19, 2015

D_Smart
May 11, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


College Slice

janssendalt posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yLTm8DZ8s4

hey guys

did anyone see this video?

you can almost hear goons crying on the background

Yeah, wrong link. Try this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWq8ynUq7wM

A Neurotic Jew
Feb 17, 2012

by exmarx


sandi likes to joke about not hiring people because she thinks they have unruly pubes.

I'm sure she gets big, unforced laffs everytime.

Amarcarts
Feb 21, 2007

This looks a lot like suffering.


sitchensis posted:

whats with the no pubes thing

Just read the thread

kikkelivelho
Aug 27, 2015



the new Freelancer would be fine if the pilot seat was right next to the window, but instead there's a massive empty table between the seats and the view port. Another excellent design from CIG Wow

Iglocska
Nov 23, 2015



Come on Derek, that's literally ripping off the joke of this guy:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...0#post454028116

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

Derek linked my youtube video, I can die a happy man now.

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

fuctifino posted:

It was their Xmas party yesterday.

Surprised not to see Mr and Mrs at an event with free food.



Nice of Sandi to let them use her office.

SelenicMartian
Sep 14, 2013

Sometimes it's not the bomb that's retarded.



kikkelivelho posted:

the new Freelancer would be fine if the pilot seat was right next to the window, but instead there's a massive empty table between the seats and the view port.
It's the smoking parlour.

Jobbo_Fett posted:

Derek linked my youtube video, I can die a happy man now.
Not before you gif Chris and the WTC

D_Smart
May 11, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


College Slice

Jobbo_Fett posted:

quote:

Nation posted:
sometimes derek is a really good troll
He's a griefer

Why can't I be both?

Truga
May 4, 2014




Lipstick Apathy

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

fuctifino
Jun 11, 2001



Warcabbit
Apr 26, 2008



Wedge Regret

SelenicMartian posted:

You know how in Fallout 3 when you ride the rail near the end the entire train car is just a helmet the main character is wearing? SC takes it to the next level.

This is why MMOs are a bitch. Can't do that.

Note: Am currently trying to build a mission where there is a fight on top of a moving train. WITH tunnels.

Bait and Swatch
Sep 5, 2012

Join me, Comrades
In the Star Citizen D&D thread


fuctifino posted:

He has the class and style that Sandi so desperately craves:



D_Smart
May 11, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


College Slice

fuctifino posted:

It was their Xmas party yesterday.

Surprised not to see Mr and Mrs at an event with free food.



Seriously though, did Ben get fired?

D_Smart
May 11, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


College Slice

Iglocska posted:

Come on Derek, that's literally ripping off the joke of this guy:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...0#post454028116



Yes.

D_Smart
May 11, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


College Slice


oooooh, I totally see what you did there.

Gonkish
May 19, 2004



fuctifino posted:

He has the class and style that Sandi so desperately craves:



Ah yes, Sandi has to make sure she gets a picture with her requisite black friend in order to prove that she is NotRacist (tm)

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

SelenicMartian posted:

Not before you gif Chris and the WTC



I didn't ask for this

Gay Rat Wedding
Sep 14, 2011



Taco Defender

Star Citizen: his face looks like a giant loving thumb with eyes.

A Neurotic Jew
Feb 17, 2012

by exmarx


Jobbo_Fett posted:



I didn't ask for this

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

Jobbo_Fett posted:



I didn't ask for this

Still crashes less than Alpha.

Incombibulator
Dec 9, 2014

I'm ready for my close-up
Ms. Gardiner...




Grimey Drawer

fuctifino posted:

It was their Xmas party yesterday.

Surprised not to see Mr and Mrs at an event with free food.



Perhaps they were the food?

Chalks
Sep 30, 2009



Jobbo_Fett posted:

Still crashes less than Alpha.

Yeah, you should add a clip onto the end of it from the livestream where Chris Roberts is surprised that a crash happened.

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

Chalks posted:

Yeah, you should add a clip onto the end of it from the livestream where Chris Roberts is surprised that a crash happened.

That would break my immersion though

A Neurotic Jew
Feb 17, 2012

by exmarx


D_Smart posted:

Seriously though, did Ben get fired?

He was running damage control for CIG's latest shameless money grab as of yesterday evening, so I don't think so.

doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU


BAD BEN, THAT WAS A BAD THING YOU DID BEN AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO THE CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW

is what i think happened

Samizdata
May 14, 2007


Tarranon posted:

that part at the end of the usual suspects except he realizes he's been speaking to jpegs the entire time

The greatest trick the Croberts ever pulled was convincing the world Star Citizen existed.

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Jobbo_Fett posted:



I didn't ask for this

I was thinking more along the lines of…

SelenicMartian
Sep 14, 2013

Sometimes it's not the bomb that's retarded.



Jobbo_Fett posted:



I didn't ask for this

Tippis posted:

I was thinking more along the lines of…

D_Smart
May 11, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


College Slice

For those of you still taking flak over your comments that the big Star Citizen reveal was nothing more than a carefully scripted CryEngine mod, I did some research so you don't have to.

As I said before, it’s nothing more than a glorified CryEngine mod. In fact, there is a tutorial on how to do it, as well as an entire thesis paper on it.

And in case you missed it.

ps: The evidence

Samizdata
May 14, 2007


Kilmers Elbow posted:

I noticed that the star in the Castra system was apparently ejecting matter at super-luminal speeds.

e: actually they all are.

So, what you are saying is... Those stars go PAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPP! ?

doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU


Tippis posted:

I was thinking more along the lines of…


holy poo poo

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.




His is probably better since it maintains the sight line and left-to-right movement and has snappier editing. Oh well.

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doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU


Praise be the PTU


CIG Legends continue to show us, their Talents are so unique and special.


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