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trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


gently caress yes!

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trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Concerned Citizen posted:

in my humble opinion derek smart is a very sad individual, and his war with star citizen is just an extension of his desperate desire for any kind of attention he can get

Oh boy, get ready to be sued you moron!

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Vire posted:

40 loving thousand dollars on jpgs. That's a yearly salary for a lot of people holy poo poo. I wonder what percentage of that 90 million is from whales. It's hard for me to believe all these people are in jobs that pay 6 figures if they are this stupid with their money.

edit: I mean in just that screen shot people admitted to paying 80k gently caress me.

A regular person will just get one of the basic packages without extra JPEGs. At one million subscribers that's about 45 million dollars. The other 45m is the whales.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Shala posted:

I like how tons of those nerdos think they know the process cause they've been playing games a long time, you guys.

Help desk work really gives you deep insight on the software development pipeline.

The thing your have to know is that, as long as the senior JPEG developer is still there, the game will keep on trucking.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Guys, with all this shitposting we haven't had time to discuss the actual SC news!

quote:

2.0 is definitely not coming this week, according to Disco Lando

submitted 3 hours ago by AnalogDanImperial News Network

quote:

therealdiscolando 73 points 5 hours ago

2.0 is not dropping this week.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Fish Fry Andy posted:


Not pictured: their reaction to the Smarties gang tag.

Can you imagine their reaction when they discover one of their mods is an acquaintance of D. Smart and also a goon?

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Unfunny Poster posted:

No clue. However, CIG did put in the effort of linking his SA account to his rel name, which is a good use of their time.

They have like, five private investors. I'm pretty sure linking the one who is currently throwing a tantrum and sending them Leonard J. Crabs letters is pretty fast and easy

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Pogue Ma Hoon posted:

I still don't understand the current sperg theory that we are trying to destroy the game and don't want it to come out. Of course we want it to come out. If loving with these nitwits is this fun on the internet imagine how much fun it will be in an actual game.

The utterly massive game with shittons of content will be instanced anyways. So it'll be just the furries playing among themselves and so on.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Today, on "things the SC fanatics are creaming themselves about" a store-front has new duds (that you can't buy or wear, of course).

http://imgur.com/a/SaztK



Holy poo poo! Brown is in.

quote:

I like the original better, but I get the feeling Casaba wouldn't sell the kind of industrial sci-fi wears I would have expected from that original store front.

quote:

Kinda looks to me like a space UNIQLO. I'm all for it but I think it's too late to say at this juncture; it may all just be placeholder for later. If it is just social clothes (which I'm glad have their own place), I wouldn't put it past CIG to have an armory of sorts in the works.

quote:

Feel every excruciating minute as you escort your coed-pilot on a mission to find the perfect top for an evening of dancing at G-Loc. Your heart pounds as she stares into her MobiGlas, comparing the stats of two seemingly identical outfits. Will this be the one? Should I have quick-saved before agreeing to take this mission? Do I have enough cargo capacity to carry all this poo poo out of here?

Suddenly, she turns to you and you dare not look away from the contextual dialogue options. Your tremble-in-fear emote anticipates the question that will inevitablity decide which ending cinematic you get that night.

"Does this make my character model look fat?"

Best drat Shopping Simulator Ever!

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Devian666 posted:

Some guy playing around implemented inertia to the flight model. Seriously they have done no loving work on this game at all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy0bmJVnxhs

somebody give this man a couple of millions

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


PoopinClumpin posted:

I got banned from the Star Citizen forums because I had "poop" in my forum username. (I'm not joking)

Edit: I had never posted there, this means someone actually went down the list of Goons on the forum there and looked for stuff to complain about.

Luckily they'll never link trucutru with trucutu or the like so my super secret reddit account is safe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj07dSnB-Ng

trucutru fucked around with this message at 06:52 on Oct 28, 2015

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


I don't know about you guys but I see a lot of progress being made

Past and Current Releases of Star Citizen



Alpha 2.0 is the next planned release for Star Citizen



The 'End Goal' of Star Citizen



After all's said and done, these are all the parts of SC that have been promised to be completed, hopefully by 2017.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


The graceful landing animation on the official video at the end of this has convinced me to buy some JPEGs. Sorry GIFailures but SC is the future.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/15036-Weekly-Development-Update

a few minor issues

quote:

-Frame rate is very sluggish at times
-We have a few crashes which are currently blocking the comms array gameplay
-Unable to spawn Multicrew ships in release mode
-EVA needs to be more responsive and much less buggy! Player can spin out of control and also suffer latency issues – hopefully these are fixed in next build with some recent animation code fixes
-Walking on to a ship can cause it to have no flight functionality but works fine if you debug spawn straight in to the cockpit; probably related to a recent IFCS code change
-Server Crashes when AI units fire weapons. This blocks other testing, of course.
-Pistol ADS animations are blocked until we finalize Stocked (rifle) ADS system.
-Character Sprint animations needs a review once the [weapon] lowered pose is finalized. This is a potential blocker.
-EVA needs to support personal weapon usage, this will require code support as well as adjustments to the base poses.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


quote:

ObackVice Admiral 23 points 5 hours ago

Have we ever really gotten an sincere answer as to why Star Marine by itself is so hosed? seems like it is being pushed to the side once again.

[–]odusanyaka 30 points 4 hours ago

Honestly I think it was Illfonic. Foundry was able to create this amazing game around a gas giant and revolutionized the large world space with 64 bit worlds....and yet they still have to work on fixes for the fps portion of the game when illfonic had as much time as they did. Illfonic has been working on star marine since the kickstarter right?

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Wise Learned Man posted:

Wasn't co-op for Squadron 42 officially dropped? Or was it one of those classic Lesnick equivocal "not on launch, but someday" things?

It was dropped form the main campaign but players should be able to co-op in specific sub-missions... someday, no promises, it's coming, probably.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


I run my sleeve across my forehead, but it barely makes a dent in the sweat that is pouring down my face. Was it warm in here or just me? Glancing at the calm and comfortable face of the elderly gentlemen in the neighboring seat, it is painfully clear that it’s just me.

The ship was almost full now, all the seats near me holding excited passengers. At the ticket counter I had debated if it was worth springing for one of the deluxe berths with a bed, but had opted to go with one of the main cabin seats instead and save the creds for when I landed. The thickly cushioned chair is probably pretty comfortable, but I am too nervous to really tell.

The elderly gentleman leans over and smiles at me, “First time flying offworld?”

I nod.

“You got nothing to worry about. These new Genesis are about as good as they come. You barely feel the jumps.”

“Thanks,” I manage to reply.

His eyes narrow slightly, “You’ll tell me if you’re going to hurl, right?”

Before I can reply, a flight attendant stands at the head of the aisle.

“Greetings, and thank you for choosing to travel the stars with Meridian Transit! Today’s flight will feature a complimentary beverage and meal service about two hours after take-off, but snacks and drinks are available at all times in the Observation Lounge. We’re moments from launching, but before we do, we’d like everyone to use this time to familiarize themselves with our brand new Crusader Industries Genesis-Class starliner and review our safety protocols on their mobiGlas.”

Glancing up from my mobi, I ask my seat companion, “How often do these things actually get attacked by outlaws?”

“Not as often as they used to, that’s for sure,” he replies with a completely non-comforting wink.

The loudspeaker chirps to life, “Attention all crew, prepare for launch.”

A deep vibrating rumble causes my arm hairs to stand on end, as the starliner’s engines roar to life. It is clear to me now that this is a mistake. I don’t care what I promised Shelley. I start to fumble out of my seat, but it’s too late. A burst of inertia forces me back as the thrusters push us out of the hangar.

I was doing it. I was leaving Earth.

With some difficulty, I manage to swallow.

Weren’t vacations supposed to be relaxing?

Out the window, the blue midday sky turns quickly to black.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Mods, please change title to Star Citizen: Derek, post something!

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


peter gabriel posted:

Is Nutella chocolate or nuts?

palm oil

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


I'm pretty sure Derek is offloading out ships right now into the chinese market and that's why bitcoin is going up

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Has anybody tried?

blog post, Blog Post, BLOG POST!

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Should we create a kickstarter for Derek's blog?

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Wulfling posted:

:allears: Tell us more friend.

I'll post all the details in my blog next tuesday.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Decrepus posted:

In light of recent events I would like to make a vote of no confidence in D_Smart and call for him to resign from the upper echelons of the goon hierarchy.

I motion to send this thread to the :gas: chamber and begin a new one with Bootcha as the OP.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Mr. Sharps posted:

It's cool from a visual perspective but seems pretty over complicated for gameplay. Oh no I'm being shot at, better give more energy to my shields! Hmm... *opens reactor menu* *opens energy redirect sub menu* *opens "rear shields" sub menu* *flies blindly into the side of an asteroid*

Or you can just press ].

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


quote:

Please enjoy this hilarious Star Citizen cartoon. I made it a while back, thought I'd post it here. youtu.be

submitted 6 hours ago by Billee_Boyee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftCnNSdfnT0

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Jobbo_Fett posted:

Seriously, I cannot wait to see "No Man's Sky" get released June next year and blow everyone's mind away and pull the rug underneath SC's feet for good.

Yeah, that game will be released but from that to "blow everybody's mind away" there is a huge jump. The whole thing seems shallow as gently caress.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Chalks posted:

From what I've seen it'll suffer from the same old procedural generation issue of everything being different in a very predictable way without real character or significance. Time will tell if they've managed to crack that problem.

What kind of character or significance will there be between alien Gazelle #1,564,134,467,143,169,111 and alien Gazelle #3,765,123,753,123,631,835?

Procedural generation is a good way to build a game area for your players to enjoy the actual content on your game. If the procedural generation *is* the main point (as it appears to be, haven't seen a single interesting piece of gameplay for that game) then the thing will be poo poo.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Loiosh posted:

I've offered my feelings and opinions and respect hearing those of others. I've learned a great deal here, which is why I have enjoyed visiting when I have time.

I enjoy your posts. By my own experience I realize how often people (me included) think that developing some incredibly complex piece of software is easy just because it's some that appears simple at first, or is very low-key. So your posts detailing some of the progress that they've actually made are interesting.

At the same time, you have to be willingly blind if you don't realize that the whole project is in deep poo poo. Their approach to building the game (make different semi-independent modules and then join them together) would be a herculean effort for a game with their scope if they already had the core of the system ready. Without that it is just batshit crazy to try to work that way, as they have discovered by now.

Anybody could have told them that, somebody must have done so. And yet here we are, 3 years later, with all sorts of disconnected stuff floating around, and them trying to somehow bolt it together. So their cutlass looks real nice but when plugged to their physics and flight engine it just doesn't have enough thrusters to work as advertised, whoooops! So instead of doing the logical thing (gently caress "realism!" those thrusters, when plugged to the cutlass, will have enough power to move that fat ship around) they go and decide to design yet another ship that is actually able to fit that role.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


no_recall posted:

Are those expensive floorboards? My $500 went to buy them new floorboards?

No, you $500 probably went to granite countertops in Sandy's new house. Those floorboards will be paid with someone's else money.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


staberind posted:

Perhaps take a leaf out of Derek's book.


Don't, he will sue the gently caress out of you.



Or at least say he will.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

"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. "

Then what the gently caress is it supposed to fight?

The priorities have changed. Right now they are to produce expensive JPEGs, not a cheapo actually flyable model.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


So what they are saying us that the cutlass is supposed to be some sort of space Toyota Hilux, but they somehow ended up with a space Subaru Baja? poo poo happens.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


has anyone else completely checked out? self.starcitizen
submitted 11 hours ago * by Stupid_question_bot


quote:

havent logged into the launcher in 2 weeks, havent been on TS in a week, havent been on the forums in more than a month, I dont bother watching any of the "information" CIG releases....

havent been happier in years.

funny story: someone at work said "it will be done soon" about something completely unrelated and i nearly punched them in the face.

This does sound like a happy person.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Agrajag posted:

bond villains actually make soemthing

To be fair, giving Bond a few papercuts with a printed JPEG of a laser could get him to talk.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Conspiratiorist posted:

Because then Star Citizen becomes more of a platform for real money trading (and money laundering), and the government will come sniffing.

To be fair, money laundering and tax avoidance using old-school JPEG-like paintings is a venerable worldwide institution.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Tippis posted:

A neat enough guide: http://thebusinessferret.com/key-financial-metrics/excess-cash/

In particular, this bit is relevant:

The solution is simple: buy more Cocaine (or is that considered to be also a liquid-enough asset?).

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


peter gabriel posted:

The buggies handle like poo poo, they bounce up and down and won't turn if you are moving

buy the improved buggy with shock absorbers and the brand new turn-while-moving control system!

20 bucks, only 5000 available!

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Google Butt posted:

Can a game have a negative amount of gameplay

Yes, the game plays you, and in SC

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Loiosh posted:

It's always weird to me when someone brings up a single counter example and expects that to prove a point. See this one example, obviously that means every coder should do this if they break both wrists and totally not take that time off to heal, like say, Patrick Klepek did when he had a bike injury (broke a clavicle).

It's even weirder when you have a guy with a broken wrist / bone / whatever and people are wondering why isn't he's back at work finishing that really important video game.

In any case, it's just an excuse and 2.0 is going to suck enormous amounts of balls.

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trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Sappo569 posted:

Injuries are one thing, but shutting down the whole thing because of one person's injuries is ludicrous

Would they lock all the doors and send everyone home for 2 weeks if Chris had the flu and was home in bed?

No, everybody would just have to work at his home.

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