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EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



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Sep 28, 2015



Berious posted:

Why does Chris look like he's going to throw up all the time? Is it a coke thing?

That is the look of virtual masturbation

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



so how did the interview of DS by Krazy Karl went out?

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



hey Mr. Smart look! you don't have this ChiNeck, it is a combination of Chin and Neck melded together by cocaine.

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL6VAkJtXRw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sauTL0gecTU

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Amarcarts posted:

Can I play Star Citizen on my laptop if it has only integrated graphics (It's an intel i5)??

if you are fine with playing a powerpoint presentation then it is ok

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



I think Mass Effect Andromeda will be a better space exploration game than Star Citizen in terms of gameplay.

Gameplay is king over fidelity

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



AP posted:

There's an awful lot of bad posters and poo touchers in this thread now.

Gentlemen I propose we adjourn discussion here and take it to the Platinum Upgrade only thread, which now seems to have more actual content and less idiots.

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015






it does not take a rocket science nor be a software developer to know that scope creep is not good for development, in any development for that matter

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Dusty Lens posted:

I'm beginning to suspect that there's some other math at play. Back when everyone was super enthusiastic about SC I spent a considerable amount of time helping people secure LTI ships. The same deal Beer was doing for you lot but for the general public. As a result two things happened:

1) Virtually no pledges on my account were original. I believe I didn't have a single pledge that wasn't touched in some way by melted funds as I constantly shifted things around.
2) The dollar value of my account was a fair bit higher than the value of the pledges in my account, as a number of people wished to simply send me money over paypal (cripes) in the hopes that I'd buy their ships and send them along (I did).

So I had a chunk of money on my "dollars spent" tab. They told me that they wejt through my transaction history to investigate gifted pledges and ultimately offered me more or less the value of the pledges in my account rather than the amount on my tab. Despite every one of those pledges being mixed with gifted funds and being worth more than I initially spent on the game, as they included a few random high fives from people.

It seems like they're not really digging into the pledges so much as just doing a quick check to see if they can get away with refunding you less than the dollar value associated with your account based on the gifting logic. Then they offer you, at best, roughly half of what you spent. It's shady as gently caress and I don't believe it would hold up to any serious scrutiny. Claiming that pledges lose all value because you use CIG's own gifting system in its intended value is nonsense, to say nothing of their being no language associated with it in the TOS that I've ever seen.


if they can't simply check out the history and proper balance of the transaction with just one query then I say their database design is really hosed up and Lando might be correct that due to their shifting minds/rules with regards to packages and accounts their tables in their database right now is like as horrible as the monster that Dr. Frankenstein created.

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Atheist Sunglasses posted:

idgaf about space ships anymore. let's go back to talking about food



Armenian kebabs, just like medzmama used to make.

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Loiosh posted:

I kinda failed at TL;DR, so I'm going to apologize again. Sorry about that, all.

Your tl;Dr is like a compressed binary file. Anyway good post

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



G0RF posted:

I don't know if that's been disclosed or not. With 700000+ backers, it could easily be 10000+ that are VIPs.

Here's some figures, though, if you've wondered what the general demographic breakouts look like.



wait based on that picture it means Star Citizen is mostly funded by ISIS and Talibans?

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Cutlass tl;dr

1) Ok we will make another pass of the Cutlass
2) ok we hosed up we will hand it over to UK
3) (UK Guys) this is beyond fix
4) gently caress it lets just introduce another JPEG

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015





even CIG dev knows CryEngine is a piece of poo poo in terms of engineering

for context they are talking about a fallout 4 vault rendition of one of the CIG dev from his free time/personal project

http://80.lv/articles/what-if-fallout-4-was-built-with-cryengine/

EminusSleepus fucked around with this message at 02:21 on Nov 12, 2015

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



I realized Francis is Ben's long lost brother

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



G0RF posted:

Wait...

Isn't the shipper supposed to declare the paid Retail Price of the merchandise to Customs when shipping out of country? I thought that was the requirement so that the state could determine the appropriate duties and taxes? Is CIG cheating here?

Any of you losers order an expensive spaceship model? It would be very interesting to know the Declared Value to Customs on that!

Edit: Well this is interesting...

that is to avoid customs hassle and possible tax

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

The whole article is basically a microcosm of Star Citizen:

- They created a starship without any regards to how it would fly.
- They rushed delivery, multiple times, crunching before each release but ultimately having to drop something substandard.
- They repeatedly changed priorities resulting in nothing to show for all the work.
- They outsourced production only to get something that wasn't usable due to poor oversight.
- They have to redesign everything to accommodate mechanics that were finalized after it was built.
- They're promising it will be better once everything is fixed, but have no idea when that's going to happen.
- Their solution to all of the problems is to sell another ship.

gently caress em. They have no idea what the gently caress they're doing, they have nobody in charge who can manage worth a poo poo, and all they can do is come up with more concepts. The whole loving article is nothing more than a laundry list of gently caress-ups, broken promises, bullshit backtracking, and lame excuses. Topped off with a link so you can buy one!

Well the good news is that we finally know what Ben Lesnick means when he says something is a priority.


What a clusterfuck.

"It is not designed to go toe to toe with the regular multicrew ships like the Connie, Tali or Freelancer who dwarf the Cutlass not only in size but also weaponry and crew size. The Cutlass sits in a role that can bridge the single seater and low end multicrew ship roles and function in either camp or somewhere in the middle."

now it is not designed to go toe to toe from a Freelancer, yay! lol

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



AP posted:

WEEKLY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE


Delays are good, publishers are evil, great stuff coming in 2 weeks hope the dog doesn't eat our homework again.

Lead FPS Programmer: Chris I need to tell you that the FPS is not ready to be launch in the time frame you have stated

Chris: OK, tell me are you going home using your bicycle today?

Lead FPS Programmer: Yes

Chris: Good.....


after that conversation that is the last time we heard about the Lead FPS Programmer



Swedish Mafia!

EminusSleepus fucked around with this message at 14:24 on Nov 14, 2015

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



A Neurotic Jew posted:

If Ben falls over just once the entire project is cancelled.

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Bootcha posted:

Lemmie get this straight about the expanding myth/legend of Bootcha the EVIL GOON INVESTOR.

So once I'm done with CIG, everything will be better because I'm out and CR doesn't need moneylenders holding him back and telling him how to spend money on his vision, right? Any investor has to be a true believer, right?


EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Octopode posted:

All correct, more or less, with the added wrinkle of the current major issue being memory leaks, which probably wouldn't have shown up in the relatively short play sessions shown at Gamescom or CitCon. There's also just the normal fact of development on a large complicated system causing regression and new bugs as things are added or changed in general.

As for earlier comments people made about the FPS lead's broken wrist causing delays: first, CIG really does not have a very deep bench on the programming side and never has--I'd guess only about 10% of their team are actually programmers, and they are spread very thin over different chunks and systems, so a single loss is a significant chunk of their total manpower. I would be surprised if they have more two or three people who have worked on the FPS portions in-house. Secondly, programmers are not interchangeable, particularly when working primarily on bug fixing; it'll probably take a week just for his replacement(s) to get familiar enough with his code to be marginally effective unless he's much better than average at writing readable code.

source of loving shut up.

fake edit: also this is not the loving 80s, now we have code standardization and what not.

another fake edit: also if a programmer/developer forgets to put a comment on a chunk of code he made should be kick in the balls and be fired!

EminusSleepus fucked around with this message at 02:47 on Nov 15, 2015

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



OhDearGodNo posted:

Do you have a source or any of this? You continually vomit things as if they were fact and yet have zero experience not only with programming, but with CIG.

Please, source your post- because as far as I can tell you're making poo poo up as you go.

Believing what he said is like believing ISIS is good

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Broccoli Cat posted:

why don't they just use klingon and jabba the hut language?

it's not like they're real loving languages

vietnamese sounds pretty hosed up too

Siamese(Thailand) language has a lot of "Porn" word in it

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



it is official, CIG is really making/selling images instead of games

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Flash News: Ben have an itchy balls bad too bad he could not find nor reach his balls so Star Citizen 2.0 will be delayed indefinitely

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Star Citizen is going full Shadows of The Avatar.

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



if Ben and Wulf have an offspring

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015





lol Bitcoin

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



it will be like this, in no particular order


1) Military ships (Super Hornet, Gladius, Freelancer MIS)
2) Trading ships
3) Racing Ships
4) Alien Ships
5) ......

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015




hodor? a whale who dislikes CIG's decisions

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



this is the only thing I need

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Google Butt posted:

vinegar based hot sauces are piss

gently caress you

Vinegar based hot sauce separate pubes from men

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Berious posted:

Holy :lol: that's a new low. I always thought working at CIG must suck but customer services sounds pretty great. You can just jerk people around all day and be rude as you like.

They could try good csm bad csm next.

I bet Sandi has her period and to top it off she has not shaved for weeks

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



Epic

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



peter gabriel posted:

If you can;t do VR in Cryengine then what's this about Chris you lying BASTARD

http://store.steampowered.com/app/412940/

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

it is not CryEngine anymore with all the frankenstein hocus pocus they did to the engine.

EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015



You're Gonna Go Far, Chris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_LxyhCJpsM

Now dance fucker, dance

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EminusSleepus
Sep 28, 2015




Moss is awesome!

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