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Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





RPS posted its thing.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/10/27/star-citizen-101-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-controversial/

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Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Hav posted:

$51,000 or so. Nice work.

Apparently they're a difference between average wage and income :v:

http://www.mybudget360.com/how-much-do-americans-earn-what-is-the-average-us-income/

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





quote:

It's click bait trash from people who don't get the vision.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Klyith posted:

perhaps a goon-run system of distributed hosting mirrors with an innovative redundancy & load balancing scheme?

We should call it waffleimages.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





I hope Alec Meer stays far away from Star Citizen, he shouldn't be using facts this way as it's going to give potential new backers 2nd thoughts.

That's not good as CIG won't get more money.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





I love how the SC reddit tries to explain away anything negative. "It's still pre-alpha!" "It's a feature!" "<External Studio> dropped the ball!" "Just some bugs, they'll be fixed soon" And then there's the posts asking CIG to add even more things to their boulevard of broken dreams. :allears:

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Personally, I thank Derek Smart. He's really been pushing hard to promote Star Citizen this year and I think he's really brought the project to a lot of new backers.
We should congratulate him on his hard work paying off in spades!

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





A Neurotic Jew posted:

Welcome friend!

How much have you invested in the 'Verse?

I started as a backer for a "Digital Mercenary" pledge with an Aurora MR. I didn't even realize what concierge means till I got the Completionist forum rank.
I sold a bunch of ships when my wife asked "where's all the money gone." and we needed to move and I had to repair the car. But my fleet still is worth $8k.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





A Neurotic Jew posted:

I am sorry for your loss.

alternatively: source your quotes...?

First is from here.

Second is from here, I fear for these people.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





You know, Elon Musk succesfully launched something into orbit with 100 million bucks. Star Citizen only has a bunch of spaceship jpegs to show for their 92 million.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Guys, you just need to calm down.

quote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbj9rg62ep4 Anyone remember this game? It looked like this... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Madness_(series) This little gem, Midtown Madness. Fun as hell and relatively well-received despite its simplicity... http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/midtown-madness-review/1900-2542555/

Remind anyone of another game? Perhaps... Grand Theft Auto? It should, since this game was developed by none other than Rockstar San Diego. This tech was later spun into the Midnight Club series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-wEhiGwyHw... and eventually became GTA 3-5.

Why is this important? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockstar_Advanced_Game_Engine - This engine evolved out of the same engine that originally powered Midtown Madness, while Rockstar was still "Angel Studios" (the Angel Game Engine). It took over a decade and several titles to get that ONE game engine to where it is, with integration of technologies from several other technology partners. As Rockstar released titles year after year, they could take lessons learned and refine their technology base (their "knowledge trust") and build new and evolutionary games from titles that could benefit from the same technologies/mechanics.

Now, 15 years later, we have GTA V. GTA V STILL took years, hundreds of millions of dollars, and a few hundred people to make.

Star Citizen and Cloud Imperium Games are building this brain trust with their studios. They are creating technologies that will be able to be reused in future games for generations to come. We all should be patient and appreciate that we're getting to hopefully see the birth of an entirely new powerhouse of games development born and grow right in front of us. We shouldn't, however, lose sight of what it truly takes to make a large and successful gaming company nor the games they produce.

Keep calm and game on!

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006







:psyduck:

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006






I like this one.

quote:

honestly if it fails i bet their "Told you so!" will last about one day... theses aren't the smartest people in the world we are talking about. They are very inattentive... Otherwise they would be backers.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





if you help them get to the 127 million stretch goal

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





2.0 or blog first???

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





It's almost November 4th here, even RSI isn't this slow with jpeg spaceship updates.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Here is a jpg for you guys

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Xaerael posted:

I figured since people were posting jpegs of their cats, I'd post a jpeg of my jpeg cats.



This is Patches, Socks, Bandit and Pickles hanging out on and around their cat metropolis. Cat Metropolis only cost me 50 golden fish, so it was a pretty good bargain since it can keep multiple cats entertained!

My poor cattes are still living outside :(

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Beet Wagon posted:

The only thing I can think is that maybe the Swedish Mafia have him tied up somewhere?

Oh it just breaks my heart to think they've got him trapped somewhere, doing God knows what to him, and he's calling out for us, just desperately trying to post his to his blog.

They won't let him go until he buys at least a dozen spaceship jpegs

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





I slept for 7 hours and still no blog post, how could he do this.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





ShiroTheSniper posted:

Less talking, more cat pictures.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Google Butt posted:

Did the blog get posted

If you want new cool info, no, otherwise yes.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Son of Rodney posted:

So it really is a pay to win DLC kind of deal? Doesn't reddit usually frothe from the mouth when those word are uttered?

People are weird as hell.

It's not pay to win at all, you pay and lose your money :v:

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





It's okay guys, we're getting really cool stuff today

quote:

It's just because you're getting the Weekly Update AND the Monthly Updates tomorrow.

Basically, there's X amount of information/assets that can go out each week.

We do a webshow on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and at least one comm-link every week, so we try to spread the wealth is all. =)

Look for some very cool stuff in tomorrow's dual post.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





http://forums.somethingawful.com/dictionary.php?act=3&topicid=2573

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





post cats

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





dyzzy posted:

These cards have literally zero function, right? Like the rest of the pledge rewards?

They're depleted mo-cap studio fuel.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Have a catte while FO4 unlocks

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





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It's not a gimmick, one could argue its a necessary evil, but it's also exactly what we asked for. A big part of the immersion is the simulation of a galactic economy with up to 20 million players and AI agents going about their business. The realism of that simulation requires vast expanses and limitations on travel speed. Just because a particular location is "empty" doesn't prevent it from being along a trade route between any two points. There will be millions of AI and thousands of players flying through "empty" space at any time. Where intersections occur is where events can take place. That economy simulation provides objectives and motivations to us. Cargo to escort or steal and fights to get into. That's what they mean when they say gameplay is "organically derived" from the economy.

:raise:

Has RSI actually said these things or are people living in their own dream world of what SC will be?

And this is not the only instance I've seen, some person asks about something and you get people writing 5 paragraphs in great detail about how things are going to be.

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





why are they on a boat :(

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





i like how the camera is on the person who is talking

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





if they had a cool trailer they would've showed it right at the start

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





i'm starting to think they can't actually cut to ship jpegs on the stream

e: nm

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





i am going to buy the chair jpeg

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





i don't think they're even trying to scam people on purpose, they're just really really really bad at everything :smith:

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





we don't really yet kinda know how the PU and SQ42 are going to interact maybe :downs:

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





in star citizen nobody can hear you talk

Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





woo more images

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Daztek
Jun 2, 2006





Alexander DeLarge posted:

Any ETA for public access?

In two weeks.

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