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Description Here's my full communication with CIG requesting a refund. http://pastebin.com/mSM29KZs This contains eye opening evidence.
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Jul 11, 2015, 19:51 Kxmode
 
Task wrote on Jul 11, 2015, 11:21:
Looks like SC released a video teaser update regarding the FPS portion. And the write up.

Chris promised a space sim; not a FPS. A FPS wasn't necessary in his previous games because the game took place mostly in space in a ship. The FPS bullshit was something that was bolted on as the 20 MILLION stretch goal. Star Citizen turned into space with guns... That's not what he promised to deliver during his KickStarter pitch video.
 
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News Comments > Depth Free Weekend
5. Re: Depth Free Weekend Jul 11, 2015, 04:59 Kxmode
 
I imagine after this weekend there's going to be stories like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9S41Kplsbs
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jul 11, 2015, 03:37 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Jul 11, 2015, 03:33:
Respectfully, you're not going to beat them there, or on reddit...they're both financially and emotionally invested, and the mob doesn't want to hear they might be wrong.

(Just make sure you're unbanned by the time the "I fucking told you all so"s roll around. )

I plan to. Yes, I'll be out $930 bucks but I think the revenge best served cold will taste sweeter.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jul 11, 2015, 03:29 Kxmode
 
The nazi mods on the Star Citizen forums have banned me for seven days. Here's my post history. Most of it is reasonable dissent. Their reasons, "You are being placed on probation for several Rule 3 violations over the last few hours. Dissent isn't against the rules, but antagonizing other users and breaking any other forum rules is. You can voice your displeasure within those guidelines." Convenient.

So basically what they're saying is I can dissent as long as I don't actually dissent. By the way for some reason they're convinced I'm Derek Smart.

They banned me for saying stuff like this, "Say whatever you want. At least Derek Smart released the game Chris Roberts is "trying" to make... in 1996. I'll just go ahead and let that fact sink into your hype infested, fan soaked brains." in a thread designed to basically bash Derek's work. They call me a hater and yet they're still hating on Derek for speaking the truth about Star Citizen.

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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
103. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 02:08 Kxmode
 
Derek, I read your blog Interstellar Citizens. Great read by the way. I wanted to point out that someone on the Star Citizen Reddit made a point that made me sit up a bit, "but [CIG] are doubling German crew so hopefully fireing all Illfonic that never were up to the task." in response to the FPS being placed on hold. This sounds like a common sense solution that an agile scrum project such as Star Citizen would take. I always wondered why Illfonic - and not a Dice, Geargox or Valve - got the SC FPS contract without having published any work.

What do you think?
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
100. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 01:17 Kxmode
 
100 posts!  
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
99. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 01:14 Kxmode
 
crypto wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 22:25:
Quinn wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 19:56:
The time is nigh. Roberts will buckle. The game will be released within months.
It will suck.
It will be the greatest gaming scandal ever.
Mark my words.

Time for a new ship in 10...9...8

Pretty much confirmed there's going to be Starfarer sale this weekend. Expect lots of fluffy language and some fake catalog with some sort of commercial touting its aerodynamics and spacial interior... or some such.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
70. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 9, 2015, 15:18 Kxmode
 
dsmart wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 14:21:
TotalBiscuit and crew weigh in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LILjYt5VaKE&feature=youtu.be&t=35m20s

If full disclosure TotalBiscuit is an absolute hater of the crowdfunding method. Unfortunately it took me awhile to get there, but I'm out about $3,000 from a range of different projects. One of which is Hullabaloo; a Steampunk animated film by Disney animation veterans. According to the backer page it's suppose to be out this month. The last update was a month ago: "James Lopez and the rest of the team are working hard to make Hullabaloo amazing." This doesn't sound like a film that is ready to be released this month. No one has said when it will be released. "When it's done" doesn't fly with me. Scamfunding bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 9, 2015, 12:17 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 10:25:
Alrighty, time for me to bite the bullet on the Witcher 3. Can someone with the GOG version explain to me how their patching works? Is it still download and apply individual patches? If so, I may go for the Steam version, as much as I'd rather get it from GOG to get them the most money.

Hi Creston. Get Galaxy. It's Gog's version of Steam so the process of patching and downloading DLCs should be automated. I honestly prefer Steam since most of my games are on that platform, but Galaxy is a great alternative.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Orcs, Elves and Trolls... oh my! Jul 9, 2015, 12:15 Kxmode
 
Warcraft trailer is suppose to debut at ComicCon this weekend! I hope it blows my mind.  
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
35. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 9, 2015, 12:00 Kxmode
 
Most of you guys know my opinion about Star Citizen, but in case not you can check it out my recent comments http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=userinfo&user=18786

PHJF wrote, "I don't know why it took you $1000 to realize early access / crowdfunding is a horrible way to develop a game."
My response, "I unfortunately wore the rose colored glasses for many years. So I was blinded by the hype."

That sums up every Star Citizen backer. They unfortunately haven't reached the stage of being able to see past the bullshit lies. You basically can't reason with people who have been brainwashed by a cult run by a charismatic leader.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 8, 2015, 15:34 Kxmode
 
Verno wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 15:24:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 15:05:
https://www.reddit.com/user/Korval/comments/ check out my comments in the Hornet's nest. Those people are so utterly blind it's sad. But the reading is entertaining, if a tad rough.

Your comments there make you sound unbalanced, I can't say I'm surprised you aren't winning the hearts and minds of the Roberts faithful. Or perhaps it would make more sense in the context, not sure.

I'm just being a big ole meanie. Grin
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 8, 2015, 15:05 Kxmode
 
https://www.reddit.com/user/Korval/comments/ check out my comments in the Hornet's nest. Those people are so utterly blind it's sad. But the reading is entertaining, if a tad rough.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 8, 2015, 15:00 Kxmode
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 10:37:
I don't know why it took you $1000 to realize early access / crowdfunding is a horrible way to develop a game.

I unfortunately wore the rose colored glasses for many years. So I was blinded by the hype.

I'm looking forward to Fallout 4. At least I know when I buy it I get a game. I'm never backing crowdfunded projects. I simply don't trust them.

To all the people who I called "moron" and "idiot" for mocking the crowdfunding and early access model... I would like to man up and apologize.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2015, 06:32 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 06:28:
A few thoughts here.

1. $960? What were you thinking?

2. $960? And you want it to fail? WTF are you thinking?

3. Braben's game is a hollow shell. I don't know if SC will also be a hollow shell, but it seems like they're trying to flesh it out a bit before release. Also, don't forget that Braben fucked us all by getting rid of offline play, which CR is not. CR and Braben are taking different approaches, but I'm not sure that Braben's will be superior in the end.


1, 2. I wasn't. That's the problem with hype. I literally did the Fry meme "shut up and take my money."

3. Crowdfunding sucks. DON'T DO IT NO MATTER WHAT THEY PROMISE. It's the snake oil salesmen of the 18th century all over again.

I can't be saved. But you. You can save yourself!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2015, 05:18 Kxmode
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 05:08:
Well aren't you the rare flower? No disrespect meant, but it's refreshing to see someone so heavily invested in this 'project' keeping an open mind and actually seeing past CR's bullshit.

My post on Star Citizen Reddit (Yes I actually made those graphics). http://tinyurl.com/oqfkb8p

This is happening on the SC forums. Mods are nothing more than power mad dissent silencers. It doesn't matter if you have a valid point to make and make it using clear reasoning or humor. They will silence you if you are overly critical as has happened to me numerous times.

The Kool-Aid drinkers that make up the Star Citizen fanbase are some of the worse gamers. They have no idea how much they're being control by a man who wants ABSOLUTE control over not only his game (and believe me it is HIS game; not the fans) but over how the game is perceived.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2015, 04:19 Kxmode
 
I'm now officially the biggest hater of Star Citizen. Since I can't get my $960 back I'm just going to make it my mission to make all the backers miserable. I may have gone a tad overboard and told everyone on Reddit Star Citizen to go "fuck themselves" to the point where they actually think I'm Derek Smart.

I hope the game fails hard (yes I realize I will be out $960). But I want Chris' project to fail so that all this out of control crowdfunding and early access BULLSHIT will stop. It's a fucking failed model and needs to DIE now. I'm saying this as a $3,000 dollar fully invested in multiple projects insider.

The only project to actually be delivered is Elite Dangerous. David Braben said exactly what he would make, stuck with it and delivered. He never bloated to hell. Keep the focus on what he promised. A wonderful human being.

Chris Roberts on the other hand is a flimflam, snake oil sales person.

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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
38. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 11, 2015, 14:05 Kxmode
 
ViRGE wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 23:31:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 21:32:
ViRGE wrote on Apr 9, 2015, 18:46:
They're too far away with less than 24 hours to go. They're not going to make it.

Shows how much you know about the way crowdfunding works. There's always a big push towards the end. Always.
I was keeping an eye on the last few hours. Something fishy was going on. A huge batch of pledges came in to get it over $600K, and then they started losing money as new pledges came in. It was like someone propped it up to get it over $600K, and then started reducing their pledge as other new pledges came in.

I mean we've seen crowdfunding pops before, but they made 20% of the required minimum in the last day, all to end at just %0.3 above the required minimum. It's all very unusual.


That's because a lot of backers were upping their contribution. If you read the comments sections of the DU KS project you can see some went from $35 to $150. Others went from $75 to $800. There's nothing fishy about this. Some backers just wanted to level up their backing because they really believe in the project and want to see it happen. Yes friends and family, and no doubt many from Cloud Imperium, backed, but realistically that's only a small percentage of the total backers. The rest are legitimate Descent fans, Star Citizen backers, players who want to see the Descent style of games come back, and more. Each gamer has a reason for backing. But I really think it's unfair to suggest Descendant Studios is scamming players with smoke and mirrors.

It really saddens me when I see fellow gamers bashing crowdfunded projects. Because you don't like them doesn't mean that I and others won't.

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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 11, 2015, 13:58 Kxmode
 
You guys are some of the most jaded individuals. Before the KS campaign ended you were saying things like "they are not going to make it" and "they're 200k away from 600k. No way are they going to get that in 24 hours." After the campaign you now say "this smells like a scam."

I think this is one of the reasons why I no longer post as I used to. Most of you, not all, are toxic. I really don't want your jaded views to rub off on me.

Okay I've said all I need to say. I'll let you get back to your jaded discussion...
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
24. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 10, 2015, 21:32 Kxmode
 
ViRGE wrote on Apr 9, 2015, 18:46:
They're too far away with less than 24 hours to go. They're not going to make it.

Shows how much you know about the way crowdfunding works. There's always a big push towards the end. Always.
 
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