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Hezzy
Dec 4, 2004



Pillbug

The worst thing by far about Star Citizen is that they've single handedly potentially destroyed any faith people will have in a project like this. I used to play a game called Jumpgate back in the day which was a skill based MMO with factional warfare. It was amazing and a direct copy of the game would have probably been insanely successful given the potential for whaling in this genre / market.


big yikes from me

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rePool
Apr 18, 2019

Undercover Goon.

So long and thanks for all the fish


trucutru posted:

It used to be an accomplishment but nowadays even filthy casuals can keep up.

Teach me obi-wan. I'll buy an Idris!

On a serious note, I'm lucky to be able to use a computer anymore. I had a stroke in early December, but quick response and a dose of TPA, I was very lucky.

Thoatse
Feb 29, 2016

It's just a pledge bro!




Pixelate
Jan 6, 2018

"You win by having fun"


People say pay to win game... as a new player, I say no way. My story of working towards goals in-game posted:


Hey guys,
I hear often that this game is pay to win and that the only way to have fun is to buy a ton of ships with your debit card.... no. As a new player, a new player tight financially on funds, I assure you this isn't the case.





Outside of the in-game items, which are potentially wipeable during the patches and fixes, I also wanted to get into more ships while not breaking my bank as I recover from the period fo joblessness and get back on my feet. I made a few posts on Reddit and a few discords looking for people who wanted SEO optimized org websites for their org / corps / etc and provided tons of portfolio work of past EVE sites... and I got hired to do some sites! The one org especially liked the fact that I planned to use the funds to further invest in the game development and offered an extra 10% trading value extra so I could trade the site for a caterpillar fair and square!





For a $35 dollar purchase, you can do things the harder way and earn your way up.... not a penny more. Warning though, you may acquire some friends and awesome memories along the way!

AbstractNapper
Jun 5, 2011

I can help

Pixelate posted:


Ok here's another spam of it with sound then XD

BUMMMMMMM
This is basically how Superman 2 starts.

The tier 0 version of it.

Breetai
Nov 6, 2005

Mah spoon is too big!


Dementropy posted:

[i]. And who knows, maybe Reddit considers Star Citizen supporters who don't like being harassed as some kind of majority and then it is perfectly okay to be harassed according to the updated policy.
.

You can glean an amazing amount of information about this person's politics via this dogwhistle.

ggangensis
Aug 24, 2018



Breetai posted:

You can glean an amazing amount of information about this person's politics via this dogwhistle.

Not only politics. Considering "They are talking poo poo about my favorite video game" harassment might be the most laughable thing I've read this week. I mean, what's their point anyway? SC had another record funding year and is the best game ever made, development is progressing fine. Why do they care about a few thousand people on the refund sub?

monkeytek
Jun 7, 2010

It wasn't an ELE that wiped out the backer funds. It was Tristan Timothy Taylor.


rePool posted:

Teach me obi-wan. I'll buy an Idris!

On a serious note, I'm lucky to be able to use a computer anymore. I had a stroke in early December, but quick response and a dose of TPA, I was very lucky.

Glad you are on the mend fellow Goon, seriously take care of yourself.

monkeytek
Jun 7, 2010

It wasn't an ELE that wiped out the backer funds. It was Tristan Timothy Taylor.



Duh, services provided for money to buy Idrises is not P2W it's SPTPFI2W

DOMDOM
Apr 28, 2007

don't put your dog in the fire

Fun Shoe

SQ42 video is now 41 days overdue.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


rePool posted:

Teach me obi-wan. I'll buy an Idris!

On a serious note, I'm lucky to be able to use a computer anymore. I had a stroke in early December, but quick response and a dose of TPA, I was very lucky.

Ok, first you need to open two tabs. On the first tab you go to the first post you haven't read and on the second tab you go the the last page of the thread -7 (So right now it would be page 903). Then you read seven pages on the first tab and all seven pages on the second. When you are done, on the second tab you jump 7n * (i+1) pages back, where i is the number of iterations of this simple algorithm you have completed. Since you have completed but one iteration then you have to jump 14 pages back. And you continue to do this, alternating between the tabs every seven pages until you finish reading the thread.

SIMPLE! Famous game developers, blog posters, and something awful founders vouch for this system

(I hope you get better soon)

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Look, CIG had to go back to Imaginarium and reshoot some SQ42 B-Roll. I mean, every outside company involved with CIG has done well. Look at Turbulent!

Let's see what Imaginarium is...

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/.../filing-history

Uh...



Oh.

Zazz Razzamatazz
Apr 19, 2016

No hunks allowed, ya dangus

Pixelate posted:

People say pay to win game... as a new player, I say no way. My story of working towards goals in-game posted: posted:

Hey guys,
I hear often that this game is pay to win and that the only way to have fun is to buy a ton of ships with your debit card.... no. As a new player, a new player tight financially on funds, I assure you this isn't the case.



Outside of the in-game items, which are potentially wipeable during the patches and fixes, I also wanted to get into more ships while not breaking my bank as I recover from the period fo joblessness and get back on my feet. I made a few posts on Reddit and a few discords looking for people who wanted SEO optimized org websites for their org / corps / etc and provided tons of portfolio work of past EVE sites... and I got hired to do some sites! The one org especially liked the fact that I planned to use the funds to further invest in the game development and offered an extra 10% trading value extra so I could trade the site for a caterpillar fair and square!



For a $35 dollar purchase, you can do things the harder way and earn your way up.... not a penny more. Warning though, you may acquire some friends and awesome memories along the way!



Top comment:

quote:

Tldr: OP actually is planning to use the pay to win mechanic after all LOL

quote:

Eventually yes, so I don't lose stuff during wipes or character resets which I already had to do because I couldn't see my body. The point of the post was to let players who may or may not be considering getting it due to headlines in the past and know it's doable on a $35 entry. No it's not the easy way, but it is doable

quote:

Your story of earning real world money to buy a ship in game?

quote:

Well no, I'm trading for ships not money, I think the people like the idea of keeping it in the verse ecosystem more. At least I like the idea of it. It makes me feel like a web designer working in the verse. Idk man. Hard to explain but I tried in another comment

quote:

My dude, you literally put in hours of real life work for in-game benefits. It's okay if you want to justify it as something you are okay with, but all this post has proven is that you had an in-game goal you only achieved through real world work. A goal anyone could have achieved instantly by paying.

quote:

It's absolutely pay2win imo, but it was a necessary evil to get the game made. Someone who starts the game with every ship and millions of credits will always have an advantage over a starter pack player.

Star Citizen: Pay to win is a necessary evil

Mirificus
Oct 29, 2004

Kings need not raise their voices to be heard


an actual frog posted:

A mate of mine in the industry got an unprompted CIG job interview offer via a recruiter. He showed me the email: full of the usual puffery selling the project as this big epic thing, a chance to make your name on a AAA project, huge budget, awesome team, etc. etc. the works. They didn't name the project or developer so he replied something along the lines of "if this is for star citizen don't ever contact me again".

https://twitter.com/CloudImperium/s...645817084403713

Mirificus fucked around with this message at 22:53 on Jun 30, 2020

Trilobite
Aug 15, 2001



CIG recruitment at its best:

- beg for a Lead Producer who has shipped two AAA games
- settle for an internally-promoted barista who has completed a "HELLO WORLD!" tutorial

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Lead Producer.....That doesn't seem like a position that you should be hiring for on year......oh nevermind it's just year one.

Bofast
Feb 21, 2011



Grimey Drawer

trucutru posted:

Maybe one day I'll deem it worthy to grace this gay earth with a forum of my own. And then you all will be blessed with an admin without reproach. Until then, tough luck.

Depends on how well that "Invoking fairy dust is not a crime." bit holds up in court

Bofast
Feb 21, 2011



Grimey Drawer


7+ years into development and failing to produce anything of worth.
- Hey, we probably need a lead producer to drive us to deliver goals. You know, goals, those things we were supposed to have accomplished 5 years ago?

Mirificus
Oct 29, 2004

Kings need not raise their voices to be heard


Bofast posted:

7+ years into development and failing to produce anything of worth.
- Hey, we probably need a lead producer to drive us to deliver goals. You know, goals, those things we were supposed to have accomplished 5 years ago?

Chris Roberts posted:

I needed a producer that could do more than just do a good deal. I needed someone to help me on the set, to tell me hey Chris I know you want to do these 10 things but we only have money to do 5 things really well. So let's pick what they are and knock them out of the park and cut the others. This is what a strong creative producer does, and its what I've tried to do for other directors I've worked with over the last 10 years.

Zazz Razzamatazz
Apr 19, 2016

No hunks allowed, ya dangus


"If you've shipped 2 AAA games (or more), please reach out!"

Wow, that's 2 more than CIG has managed to ship...

Strangler 42
Jan 8, 2007

SHAVE IT ALL OFF
ALL OF IT


Zazz Razzamatazz posted:

"If you've shipped 2 AAA games (or more), please reach out!"

Wow, that's 2 more than CIG has managed to ship...

If you've shipped one game, you would know what a clusterfuck Star Citizen is and would stay far away from even a junior position. Nobody signs up to be captain of the Titanic after they hit the iceberg.

orcane
Jun 13, 2012



Fun Shoe

Bootcha posted:

Look, CIG had to go back to Imaginarium and reshoot some SQ42 B-Roll. I mean, every outside company involved with CIG has done well. Look at Turbulent!

Let's see what Imaginarium is...

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/.../filing-history

Uh...



Oh.
Was it Chris' fault?

Wikipedia posted:

In May 2017, The Imaginarium Studios was subject to a management buyout having lost £4.2 million over the preceding two years. The company went into administration on 15 May 2017 facing insolvency due to project delays.

no_recall
Aug 17, 2015



Lipstick Apathy


If I shipped 2 games before and saw this, I wouldn't touch it with a 100 ft pole.

Also, this dude is probably in charge of layering on the fidelity. No worries. Buy an Idris.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Lead Producer for this project sounds like the worst loving job. How do you produce anything when it must be passed by the thumb for approval?

The Interloper
Jan 11, 2010

- dig that bunky feat -


Salad Prong

orcane posted:

Was it Chris' fault?



Guess giving Chris all that free mocap was a bad idea after all!

Scruffpuff
Dec 23, 2015

Fidelity. Wait, was I'm working on again?

no_recall posted:

If I shipped 2 games before and saw this, I wouldn't touch it with a 100 ft pole.

Also, this dude is probably in charge of layering on the fidelity. No worries. Buy an Idris.

That tweet isn't to recruit, but for people to look at and think "wow, CIG must be legit, they only hire the industry vets." Remember CIG's mission statement: "Lie without saying anything."

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

orcane posted:

Was it Chris' fault?



Well, a big chunk of SQ42 mocap was filmed in 2015...

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs



Grimey Drawer

SQ42 lead quit? That's my guess why the video isn't coming out as well.

Edit: Brian Chambers

Popete fucked around with this message at 02:12 on Jul 1, 2020

The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008



Sure is taking a long time for them to release that video that was just needing some touch-ups about a month ago.

Awesome!
Oct 17, 2008

Ready for adventure!



isnt chris the lead producer?

Raskolnikov
Nov 25, 2003



orcane posted:

Was it Chris' fault?



LOL hmmmmm

Solarin
Nov 15, 2007



Chris absolved himself, Imaginarium dissolved itself

Grubby Hobo
Feb 13, 2018

There's something else about bears not many people know. If a bear gets hooked on the taste of crowdfunding, it becomes a man-killer. He'll go on a rampage and has to be destroyed. And that's why you should never hug a bear.


Awesome! posted:

isnt chris the lead producer?

Functionally, yes. But who wouldn't want to accept a below-industry salary to take a job where you pretend to the investors that you are going to deliver on all the promises, while being constantly undermined by ?

Experimental Skin
Apr 15, 2016


Awesome! posted:

isnt chris the lead producer?

His title is Lead Absolver, 1st Class, Specialist Pre-Alpha Developsplainer and Creative Hand Signaler.

colonelwest
Jun 30, 2018

Goon Top-Secret Deep State False Flag Operations Commander



I once installed 30 mods into Skyrim and had to edit some .config files to make them all work. Should I apply?

mrking
May 27, 2006

There's No Limit To What We Can't Accomplish


colonelwest posted:

I once installed 30 mods into Skyrim and had to edit some .config files to make them all work. Should I apply?

It says 2 games. Are there any other games you worked to help launch?

The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008



colonelwest posted:

I once installed 30 mods into Skyrim and had to edit some .config files to make them all work. Should I apply?

Do you currently work at a corporation and constantly make vague claims about what you do in an effort to seem like you have any idea what you're talking about in unrelated topics?

AbstractNapper
Jun 5, 2011

I can help

"We're looking for a person, whom people will focus the blame on for these failed projects" sure sounds like a very attractive job opportunity.

A direct result of sexy bear absolving himself.

no_recall
Aug 17, 2015



Lipstick Apathy

mrking posted:

It says 2 games. Are there any other games you worked to help launch?

Skyrim is a AAA game, clicking on the exe successfully is considered as launching a game.

Therefore, he needs one more to qualify.

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nawledgelambo
Nov 7, 2016

Immersion chariot

christ is it dead yet

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