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Signed On Feb 6, 2009, 17:34
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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
64. Re: Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month Feb 1, 2016, 18:52 Zandog
 
Bluesnews comments remain toxic and synnical. Mr. Smart is still getting paid by CIG to post negative press and you non-backing, self entitled suckers are falling for it. This is the best marketing tactic I've seen in years.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 31, 2015, 23:05 Zandog
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 19:15:
Nobody mentioned being chained to their desks at RSI, if Chris Roberts is SO terrible to work for everyone is free to leave.
#myboss_sucks #firstworldproblems

Agreed. Anyone who has a problem with Chris Roberts or how the project is going can go fuck themselves. Happy New Year!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets
78. Re: Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets Dec 22, 2015, 02:11 Zandog
 
You guys appear to be getting soft lately. Where is the hatred spirit for this game? Where is the fire? When DS was posting I thought someone might burn CR's mansion down and vandalize his Porsche. Now it's gotten quieter and I don't like it.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
131. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 21, 2015, 08:25 Zandog
 
My dear Bluesnews followers, specifically Derek Smart supporters.

I would like to be the first to thank you all for supporting, disputing and discussing Derek Smart, his continued campaign against Robert Space Industries and Star Citizen. As I pointed out two weeks ago, it has come time for Derek to disappear and not continue this engagement of accusations, doxing and ad hominem for which he knew could create real life legal issues for him but chose to ignore. Derek will no longer be posting anything Star Citizen related or topics surrounding it, nor will he discuss why he can no longer do so.

- Derek's Twitter account will be suspended indefinitely.
- His personal blog site will give a statement regarding his disengagement of Star Citizen and it's surrounding involvements. As well as an apology to those who were affected.
- His game, Line of Defense could be under investigation. Don't quote me on that.
- There is more news coming soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Think I'm lieing? I am not your internet mommy so dig up the information yourself. It has been a pleasure.

 
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
218. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 9, 2015, 08:45 Zandog
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 23:35:
Here's what happens when I tried to open a reasonable dialog with White Knight backers about the course of the project. It had received more than a few responses before the extremely aggressive moderators deleted it, and before it had a chance to see any kind of lengthy discussion. How can anyone have a reasonable discussion with these people if they engage in censorship and name-calling? The top comment told me to go "Fuck Derek Smart in his goat-ass".

How can we see the thread if it's been deleted my a moderator? Oh, it hasn't been deleted. I think you just got down voted into the basement by white knights. Also, don't bother going to the SC subreddit. People use /u/ sniffers regardless of how many new accounts you make and will just find out it's you. Same reason Derek can't hide on that subreddit.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
75. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 2, 2015, 02:43 Zandog
 
Bluesnews, Escapist and Derek Smart just for REKT. Proof that ALL of the anonymous insider info was being pulled directly off of Glassdoor is fucking hilarious. What's even more hilarious is what's coming in just a few short weeks from now. Good luck with that Derek. Your so good at investigative reporting and insider info, this piece of info shouldn't be too hard to find.

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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
151. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Oct 1, 2015, 09:14 Zandog
 
Hi, I'm back to apologize to all of you guys who realize the truth about Star Citizen. Many of us backers on the forum are starting to wonder when enough is enough. We've done nothing but support this project through our observations, insight and expendable income. We're reaching the point of no returns of this game development process and are beginning to grow concerned. We're trying to figure out how the hell we'll be able to fit all those ships across multiple hangers. I just bought a $450 Endevour Hope-Class hospital ship with a hanger in hopes that I can tote a few of my smaller vessels inside but it's looking bleak. At this point denying us pocket carriers is like removing the healer from the holy trinity. Please pitchfork CIG to add a personal carrier for us so that we don't find ourselves having to travel great distances for a simple fighter swap. I need you guys to keep up the good fight. Many of us whales are depending on you.

Yours Truly, Zan
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
106. Re: Op Ed Jul 17, 2015, 03:11 Zandog
 

Well, I've read both of Derek's blogs, and the following is my opinion:


1) What I find shocking is that this "internet warlord" who is trying to make himself sound objective, spends a lot of the time in his articles touting his own games. That level of narcissism really doesn't help whatever validity in their argument a person may have.


2) Derek admits his posts are full out his own opinions. That's his prerogative to do that. But the thing is, if one is going to make insinuations about wrong doing, you have to provide evidence. The "evidence" he has provided is circumstantial at best, twisting facts to suit one's own agenda at worst. I've heard this kind of weak argument before......from a well known Troll ("M") on here. And he couldn't provide any conclusive proof either. Just a lot of claims. He talks about how SC couldn't possibly succeed in being made. And yet, he offers absolutely no evidence to prove that it can't succeed. All he does is say that because HE couldn't succeed then CIG won't succeed either. That's hardly conclusive proof of anything other than the person making such a claim is full of arrogance and narrow mindedness.


3) Derek talks about "we" but doesn't actually state who those in his "we" crowd are. Now for someone who is calling for transparency, I find this kind of odd.


4) Derek's blogs talk about a lot that the world already knew. And whilst some points are curious, none of them are actually damning or conclusive proof of any intent at wrongdoing. In regards to his insinuations about wrongdoing because Sandy and Erin being in an elevated positions, I say "So what?" Sometimes it's good to give people a chance to prove themselves. And $80 million+ in crowdfunding suggests Sandy must be doing something right. I don't care if she's Chris's wife, mother or long distant relation. If a person is doing a job well, then I don't see a problem.


5) On the one hand he claims he wants the game to be made and to succeed, but in the next breathe he claims it won't succeed. He's already declared it to be a failure before any evidence has been presented to prove anything. Without any form of conclusive evidence, it find it difficult to believe his claims OR innocence in his intentions. If anything, the lack of evidence suggests that his intentions are FAR from honourable.


6) I find the news about the FTC involvement in crowdfunding interesting. I do beleive that safeguards are needed to protect backers. That much is true. But that doesn't mean I agree with how Derek is going about all this. **IF** Derek was just trying to champion change for the better, then there are much better ways to do it. I believe that IF there was going to be someone to champion for better safeguards, Derek Smart is NOT the man to do it. His motives are VERY questionable.

In short: Until Derek is FULLY transparent with his own arguments and WHO it is he is apparently workign with on this little crusade of his, then his articles amount to nothing more than conspiracy theories based on lots of opinion, and conjecture and nothing much else.

To be honest, I say CIG should phone the FTC themselves, get them and do an audit and show the world what the REAL truth is.

Of course, I bet it won't stop the conspiracy theorists like Derek Smart from then insinuating that CIG somehow "bought off" the FTC.

Any regulars on Bluesnews care to comment?
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
117. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 17, 2015, 02:41 Zandog
 
Well, I've read both of Derek's blogs, and the following is my opinion:


1) What I find shocking is that this "internet warlord" who is trying to make himself sound objective, spends a lot of the time in his articles touting his own games. That level of narcissism really doesn't help whatever validity in their argument a person may have.


2) Derek admits his posts are full out his own opinions. That's his prerogative to do that. But the thing is, if one is going to make insinuations about wrong doing, you have to provide evidence. The "evidence" he has provided is circumstantial at best, twisting facts to suit one's own agenda at worst. I've heard this kind of weak argument before......from a well known Troll ("M") on here. And he couldn't provide any conclusive proof either. Just a lot of claims. He talks about how SC couldn't possibly succeed in being made. And yet, he offers absolutely no evidence to prove that it can't succeed. All he does is say that because HE couldn't succeed then CIG won't succeed either. That's hardly conclusive proof of anything other than the person making such a claim is full of arrogance and narrow mindedness.


3) Derek talks about "we" but doesn't actually state who those in his "we" crowd are. Now for someone who is calling for transparency, I find this kind of odd.


4) Derek's blogs talk about a lot that the world already knew. And whilst some points are curious, none of them are actually damning or conclusive proof of any intent at wrongdoing. In regards to his insinuations about wrongdoing because Sandy and Erin being in an elevated positions, I say "So what?" Sometimes it's good to give people a chance to prove themselves. And $80 million+ in crowdfunding suggests Sandy must be doing something right. I don't care if she's Chris's wife, mother or long distant relation. If a person is doing a job well, then I don't see a problem.


5) On the one hand he claims he wants the game to be made and to succeed, but in the next breathe he claims it won't succeed. He's already declared it to be a failure before any evidence has been presented to prove anything. Without any form of conclusive evidence, it find it difficult to believe his claims OR innocence in his intentions. If anything, the lack of evidence suggests that his intentions are FAR from honourable.


6) I find the news about the FTC involvement in crowdfunding interesting. I do beleive that safeguards are needed to protect backers. That much is true. But that doesn't mean I agree with how Derek is going about all this. **IF** Derek was just trying to champion change for the better, then there are much better ways to do it. I believe that IF there was going to be someone to champion for better safeguards, Derek Smart is NOT the man to do it. His motives are VERY questionable.

In short: Until Derek is FULLY transparent with his own arguments and WHO it is he is apparently workign with on this little crusade of his, then his articles amount to nothing more than conspiracy theories based on lots of opinion, and conjecture and nothing much else.

To be honest, I say CIG should phone the FTC themselves, get them and do an audit and show the world what the REAL truth is.

Of course, I bet it won't stop the conspiracy theorists like Derek Smart from then insinuating that CIG somehow "bought off" the FTC.

Any regulars on Bluesnews care to comment?
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
98. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 16, 2015, 05:44 Zandog
 
B L U E S N E W S

I S

T O X I C
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
51. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 15, 2015, 06:21 Zandog
 
Well, I've read both of Derek's blogs, and the following is my opinion:


1) What I find shocking is that this "internet warlord" who is trying to make himself sound objective, spends a lot of the time in his articles touting his own games. That level of narcissism really doesn't help whatever validity in their argument a person may have.


2) Derek admits his posts are full out his own opinions. That's his prerogative to do that. But the thing is, if one is going to make insinuations about wrong doing, you have to provide evidence. The "evidence" he has provided is circumstantial at best, twisting facts to suit one's own agenda at worst. I've heard this kind of weak argument before......from a well known Troll ("M") on here. And he couldn't provide any conclusive proof either. Just a lot of claims. He talks about how SC couldn't possibly succeed in being made. And yet, he offers absolutely no evidence to prove that it can't succeed. All he does is say that because HE couldn't succeed then CIG won't succeed either. That's hardly conclusive proof of anything other than the person making such a claim is full of arrogance and narrow mindedness.


3) Derek talks about "we" but doesn't actually state who those in his "we" crowd are. Now for someone who is calling for transparency, I find this kind of odd.


4) Derek's blogs talk about a lot that the world already knew. And whilst some points are curious, none of them are actually damning or conclusive proof of any intent at wrongdoing. In regards to his insinuations about wrongdoing because Sandy and Erin being in an elevated positions, I say "So what?" Sometimes it's good to give people a chance to prove themselves. And $80 million+ in crowdfunding suggests Sandy must be doing something right. I don't care if she's Chris's wife, mother or long distant relation. If a person is doing a job well, then I don't see a problem.


5) On the one hand he claims he wants the game to be made and to succeed, but in the next breathe he claims it won't succeed. He's already declared it to be a failure before any evidence has been presented to prove anything. Without any form of conclusive evidence, it find it difficult to believe his claims OR innocence in his intentions. If anything, the lack of evidence suggests that his intentions are FAR from honourable.


6) I find the news about the FTC involvement in crowdfunding interesting. I do beleive that safeguards are needed to protect backers. That much is true. But that doesn't mean I agree with how Derek is going about all this. **IF** Derek was just trying to champion change for the better, then there are much better ways to do it. I believe that IF there was going to be someone to champion for better safeguards, Derek Smart is NOT the man to do it. His motives are VERY questionable.

In short: Until Derek is FULLY transparent with his own arguments and WHO it is he is apparently workign with on this little crusade of his, then his articles amount to nothing more than conspiracy theories based on lots of opinion, and conjecture and nothing much else.

To be honest, I say CIG should phone the FTC themselves, get them and do an audit and show the world what the REAL truth is.

Of course, I bet it won't stop the conspiracy theorists like Derek Smart from then insinuating that CIG somehow "bought off" the FTC.

Any regulars on Bluesnews care to comment?

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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
46. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 15, 2015, 03:07 Zandog
 
harlock wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 22:33:
derek smart is a known quantity around here, so step back for a second and ask yourself whether this will honestly have ANY effect whatsoever

This is exactly what's wrong with some Bluesnews comment posters. You have a skewed, toxic view of how these "developers" represent themselves.

A message to Bluenews. You don't have to take away freedom of speech but when you allow toxic behavior on you're website, it takes away viewers that the great journalism and reporting this site does provide.

[Disclaimer:] Don't like the comments? Don't read them. Read the news and be happy.

My response to this is simple. You can't control what comments people link from your site, from others sites. When your commenters are toxic, it easily associates you Bluenews, Base6 and James Furness as a whole. Get control of the comments on your boards when people obviously have an agenda and discard it. Let them find a new home to flame the industry on. You've been around too long to allow this to happen.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
125. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 08:54 Zandog
 
Yes I have because I know how to read. It says reader, not member, not poster, not professional confrontationalist, not labeled "The Original Internet Troll". I said I've been a reader since 1997, Derek Smart. You want 3000AD, Inc. to be something more than an after thought? Be a man, pull your heart out of you're ass and put it back in your chest. Quit trying to ruin another group's project and come up with something positive that people can actually stand behind. You are a great thinker but a terrible developer. You have imagination and resources but you've always been afraid of being abandoned well into a project if you are not directly in control. You know what triple A development takes but you aren't willing to ground yourself and start humble from the bottom like the rest of us. Get off these msg boards and do something special. Fuck everyone else.

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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
110. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 04:14 Zandog
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 03:58:
Zandog wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 02:48:
Bluesnews comments are a toxic cesspool of hate for Star Citizen. No wonder Derek Smart feels secure posting here. Reading the comments, a lot of you really have no clue of what's going on with the project and it's sad when people want an opportunity watch crowdfunding work, yet you Bluesnews followers want it to fail so badly. Is no one sick of big publishers shafting consumers with repeats and spin-offs? Wouldn't you like to see this project and game succeed?

Bluesews use to have technically mind, intelligent posters and commenters. It seems those people have been chased away. I've been a Bluesnews reader since 1997. I don't know anymore.

You mean to say that if we don't believe strongly enough and praise the development of Starcitizen the game is doomed to fail?? We will be the ones responsible if it goes down the tubes?? Bluesnews haters are ruining Starcitizen for you, right?? You mentioned intelligence in your post. Well if you had any, you would probably put two and two together and figure out that the only one holding the developmental reins in their hand, and the only ones responsible for the success of Starcitizen (or its failure) is RSI (or CIG) and Chris Roberts. You dare to call us out on being ignorant and stupid, but the only one being blindly fucking ignorant, not to mention childish here is you and your ilk. Those of you who are so fucking blinded by the lies of CR and team that you shift responsibility from the game developers to a bunch of oldschool nerds posting their thoughts on a random (and mostly unknown, sorry Blue) board on the internet. Christ, the nerve some of you people get...

I didn't say any of these things you claim. Anyone reading who isn't a paranoid troll can see that.
 
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News Comments > CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns
105. Re: CIG Refutes Star Citizen Concerns Jul 10, 2015, 02:48 Zandog
 
Bluesnews comments are a toxic cesspool of hate for Star Citizen. No wonder Derek Smart feels secure posting here. Reading the comments, a lot of you really have no clue of what's going on with the project and it's sad when people want an opportunity watch crowdfunding work, yet you Bluesnews followers want it to fail so badly. Is no one sick of big publishers shafting consumers with repeats and spin-offs? Wouldn't you like to see this project and game succeed?

Bluesews use to have technically mind, intelligent posters and commenters. It seems those people have been chased away. I've been a Bluesnews reader since 1997. I don't know anymore.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
19. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Mar 15, 2015, 09:43 Zandog
 
What Barnum called you an idiot? The hanger has a ship in it BTW.  
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News Comments > The Division Delayed
19. Re: The Division Delayed May 16, 2014, 05:14 Zandog
 
I think this is a good call. So far, no other developer has challenged the unique playing environment and style this game has to offer and to further it's vision and polish, I support.  
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News Comments > Codemasters Closing Shooter Studio
1. Re: Codemasters Closing Shooter Studio Sep 14, 2011, 10:25 Zandog
 
YES! THE PROCLAMATION COMES TRUE! YOUR LOYAL FOLLOWERS TOLD YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN!

The OFP community cried out to CM to make Dragon Rising, which was already a fucking awesome game concept, an even better game with some basic changes. CM said nothing further after the release of OFP:DR. They ignored the community feedback, they ignored pleas for response, they ignored the modding community who stepped up to work with CM to make this game not only work but do well. YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU GET CM! I torrented Red River, which sucked worse that Dragon Rising out of spite.

Ding dong, the witch is dead! The witch is dead! The witch is dead! Rot in pixel hell, OFP Game Development Management. Your employees deserved better.
 
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News Comments > Steam From Dust Refunds
2. Re: Steam From Dust Refunds Aug 24, 2011, 10:50 Zandog
 
Agreed. You'd think they would have had enough product protection mismanagement and bad press from this.  
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