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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
45. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 23:09 Dev
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 22, 2013, 23:04:
Edit. I just saw the subscription stuff. It's kinda weird and like you said, it's unclear how that'll play out. But it's fully optional.
Its fully optional NOW anyway. Or they may end up offering something like "subscribe and you get all these ships" or pay a one time fee for them. Or they might keep it like it is and give out mostly news.

Anyway, for anyone else looking, subscriptions are on the main purchase page:
http://robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/
Its on the right, above any of the game packages.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
43. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 22:44 Dev
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 22, 2013, 22:33:
Right. It's not F2P, not P2W, not MMO(depending on your definition) and has no subscription though :p
They have subscriptions available right now (despite the claims they never would offer any). They are supposed to be mostly news at the moment, but they don't actually say if you even get the game with them. Who knows how subscriptions will play out by the time its released.

Its P2W by definition if you are buying ships and not cosmetic stuff, even if its something you can earn in game. It might not be as extreme as things where the good stuff is ONLY avail if you pay money, but its there. Similar to EVE in that way, you can earn everything starting at the bottom, or just throw money in and start much higher up.

As for F2P, he's mentioned before that he wants EVERYONE to be able to play it, I guess its F2P more in the sense of guild wars rather than WoW. And who knows, it could change by the time the game is released. He may decide that everyone who has bought into it is only getting the ships/insurance and that its actually going to be free to everyone at release, then that would give a broader install base for microtransaction purchases. One of the big key things with F2P is to try and push microtransactions as hard as possible, and thats what I see happening. The same stuff I see when I play casual F2P games, I see happening with ships and insurance, etc here.

As for MMO, despite the denials of it being one, it has all the hallmarks. A large number of players. A permanent, persistent world on company servers (yes they are supposed to let people run their own servers, we'll see how much they do with that, especially since that would discourage microtransaction purchases). Etc.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
39. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 22:30 Dev
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 22, 2013, 22:26:
They just passed 10m
No, they passed that LONG ago with the private funding. The private funding along was something like $10m as I recall. So really they are more like $20m.
Its the private funding that he's beholden to that I think is driving the whole F2P/P2W/MMO/subscription mix of weirdness. Like he's throwing everything in thats "hot" right now.

Anyway, like I said, I hope my doubts are false and everyone else is correct. Because I'd love for my KS pledge to work out just great and I'd love to have a game even half as good as Privateer or Wing Commander.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
37. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 22:25 Dev
 
Also, there is NOTHING stylish about origin or EA  
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
36. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 22:25 Dev
 
Flatline wrote on Jun 22, 2013, 22:18:
At the moment I'm feeling like a chump getting hit up for a few bucks over and over and over again.
Yeah, thats what I keep seeing too. Thats why I only got in when one of the limited low price KS slots opened up. I only paid an extra $5 for the limited aurora (which I already had the base ship with my KS package). I didn't spend a pile for a citizen badge, and I'm NOT going to shell out another $75 for this new ship.

I think my total so far is $35. Very unlikely to do more than that until I see how the game turns out and how the F2P/P2W/MMO/subscriptions mix all turns out.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
33. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 22:11 Dev
 
I'm really hoping that this turns out good. I'm just afraid that with the subscription stuff, the F2P stuff, the P2W stuff, the MMO stuff, and the private majority funding he's beholden to, it won't (a LOT of private funding is really hot about the F2P kinda thing right now).

I got in the KS btw. I think this is the first time I watched this trailer (an overview of the game, with first couple mins being a game trailer):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M995Mqr67E
So I'm going to keep hoping. Privateer and wing commander were some of my favorite games.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Legal Tangle
23. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Legal Tangle Jun 20, 2013, 19:05 Dev
 
Quinn wrote on Jun 20, 2013, 13:25:
Shite! I didn't know this enhanced edition was for the iPad? Now that.. I would've wanted.
They released for ipad and PC, and I think they were planning for android as well. More than likely this will get fixed and they will continue selling it.
 
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News Comments > Valve Rumor Bonanza
14. Re: Valve Rumor Bonanza Jun 20, 2013, 00:03 Dev
 
Sounds legit to me. Of course, this leak will mean a year+ delay in HL3 now. Presuming they ever bother to finish it.

Edit: 790+ discussion groups/projects. Sounds reasonable for valve, especially since people move their wheeled desks around as they like and start a new project whenever they want.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jun 19, 2013, 08:37 Dev
 
Thanks for fixing it!  
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News Comments > EA's Frostbite 3 Engine and AMD
44. Re: EA's Frostbite 3 Engine and AMD Jun 19, 2013, 08:35 Dev
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 03:22:
I haven't been keeping up with the graphics card wars but isn't AMD generally a better buy over Nvidia right now?
They go back and forth. Usually whenever one company releases its next gen card, they take the title for a few months. Then the other company releases its next gen card, and they take the title.

This is actually a good thing, keeps them competing with each other.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jun 19, 2013, 00:38 Dev
 
Movie box office numbers are much closer to complete than PC game numbers  
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News Comments > GOG.com No DRM Sale Includes Free Torchlight
27. Re: GOG.com No DRM Sale Includes Free Torchlight Jun 19, 2013, 00:34 Dev
 
I dunno why we are discussing the internals of steam on a GOG thread, but anyway, how much integration steam has with a game is entirely up to the game's publisher. Some games on steam run without requiring steam at all (i.e. you can run the .exe directly from the folder and it won't require steam client to be started). Its rare, but they exist.
When running the .exe without having steam running, other games give errors, other games say they will run, but won't have the social integration (like leaderboards), etc.
I ran an experiment a while back and tried a bunch of steam games that way. I wrote up the details at the time I did it.
 
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News Comments > Gunpoint Sales Figures
5. Re: Gunpoint Sales Figures Jun 18, 2013, 23:31 Dev
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 23:05:
I'm jealous
Release a popular game, you can be in the same position
 
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News Comments > EA's Frostbite 3 Engine and AMD
26. Re: EA's Frostbite 3 Engine and AMD Jun 18, 2013, 23:30 Dev
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 20:18:
There's a simple solution for this. Don't buy the games if you own Nvidia.
Fixed that for you
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jun 18, 2013, 22:52 Dev
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 20:29:
I can't stress enough to pick up Mark of the Ninja, it's one of best stealth games in many years and it's a steal at $3.75
I think bats got it today
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Delayed to Next Month
21. Re: Shadowrun Returns Delayed to Next Month Jun 18, 2013, 20:10 Dev
 
Also of note is that they are out of kickstarter funds, so they will be using their own funds at this point. For them to do that and delay the game is significant.

Edit: I see people already mentioned that.
As for the stretch goals like berlin, they are doing that as a post release add-on thats free to backers.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 17, 2013, 21:21 Dev
 
party=partly

blue, its ok to fix other sites obvious headline spelling mistakes
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
41. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 00:35 Dev
 
a) Those indie consoles and devs aren't nearly enough to sink e3
b) Next month... in VALVE TIME.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 16, 2013, 23:39 Dev
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 19:36:
And it wasn't even a whole week, Planetary Annihilation only became available on Thurdsay. So like 2 1/2 days.

Dev wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 16:57:
At one point it was in the top 3.

You can't compare that "top sellers" tab on the store page to this weekly list, though. Even though it's not specific, these are hard figures (ranked by revenue in a set period of time), whereas with the "top sellers" thing, we have no idea whether that's by revenue or quantity or some kind of trend... It's definitely a very, very short period of time (one day or even a few hours) because of how quickly new releases can show up there.
Oh I know, I've pointed out similar things before

I agree though, impressive to show up at #8 overall especially since it was a couple days out of the week.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 16, 2013, 16:57 Dev
 
Fion wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 16:56:
Called Planetary Annihilation being top 10. Nostalgia can be a potent tool for makin $.
At one point it was in the top 3.
 
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