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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 19, 2016, 22:21 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 11:23:
Ah, Britain. People forget their tendency to 1984 the fuck out of their people. They've had cameras pretty much everywhere public or semi-public for decades. I'm sure the pro-Bexit voters were too ignorant or "well I'm not the one they are looking for"-ish to care.


With the election of Trump, and the people he's nominating for security positions, we'll soon be in the same boat.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
60. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 22:17 jdreyer
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 22:10:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 22:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 20:27:
Exactly, SQ42 isn't even listed in their worked on projects, and this could mean a variety things, but one of them being that it's not being worked on currently by any internal RSI studio doesn't exactly inspire confidence....

Actually SQ42 is the one thing I have confidence in:

1. It's a traditional design, no pie-in-the-sky technology required to bring it to life.

2. It's run by Erin Roberts who has a proven track record of shipping games on time and budget.

3. It's got a defined scope.

Yeah that guy has no idea what he's talking about, the game is currently in development in the UK.

I am also a backer but no have not put in anything beyond the original amount. I don't bitch and moan though like alot of people here, the more money they pull in the more money is being put into the game so my 50$ goes that much further. What do I care how many rich idiots waste more of their money, I win in the end with the better game.
The richest country in the world just elected the biggest imbecile to be their president and somehow we are all surprised that there are shitloads of idiots out there

LOL about Trump. That's very true, and the parallels are striking. Trump was selling dreams too, and people bought them. I'm not that confident he'll follow though. I hope Roberts does though.

And yes, I did call them idiots, but like you I've also said many times that the more money people put into it, the more I benefit, so I don't really care. I just continue to be dumbfounded and not comprehending of those people.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
59. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 22:12 jdreyer
 
Fugazi wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 21:51:
I am an original backer and have quite a few ships, but I have not bought anything this year. Waiting for the game.

Cool. I could see buying back in the day when Chris was trying to get of the ground, and it looked like you'd be flying those ships in a couple of years. I am wondering that people who are buying now are thinking though. Any thoughts?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
57. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 22:09 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 20:48:
O.k. *cracking knuckles* IF, I was runnin' the company HERE's what I would do...

I would stop having ship and concept sales altogether. Just put everything that you can sell constantly up for sale, period. Stop trying to make money, screw it. At this point, everyone knows about this game and will buy what they want, if they want. These sales only make the company look like they are money grubbers; end them. If they do still have cash to burn (which is unknown), put everybody on the immediate job of finishing Squadron 42 and I mean EVERYONE!

Then, just ship Squadron 42 and a server-side version of the Persistent Universe kinda like they have right now BUT with all the ships available to fly that you can configure and run on your own server if you want.

Next, watch the money from selling an actual game come rollin' in along with a renewed sense of purpose and a much needed boost of confidence for the company as a whole. THEN finish the MMO part of the game and release it to the masses as a decent 1.0 and keep adding and tweaking it to perfection.

I know, I know, it's ALL crazy talk!

There are a few problems with your plan:

1. If they did this, there wouldn't be a space janitor character for you to play.

2. If they ship, they can't sell VIRTUAL ships, they actually have to exist.

3. Lastly, why buy the alligator when you can get the milk for free?

Anticipation is a much greater selling point than reality. Chris is selling dreams, and idiots are buying them. He's going to string this along as along as he can, and given the number$ that Fingers posted, there's no slowing of his incoming funding. So why change anything at all?

SQ 42 will come out in a year, and it will be fun or it won't, but it won't boost morale or result in a lot of extra cash.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
55. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 22:02 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 20:27:
Exactly, SQ42 isn't even listed in their worked on projects, and this could mean a variety things, but one of them being that it's not being worked on currently by any internal RSI studio doesn't exactly inspire confidence....

Actually SQ42 is the one thing I have confidence in:

1. It's a traditional design, no pie-in-the-sky technology required to bring it to life.

2. It's run by Erin Roberts who has a proven track record of shipping games on time and budget.

3. It's got a defined scope.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
54. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 21:55 jdreyer
 
Armengar wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 12:57:
Ship the game.

They have shipped the game. In fact, there are so many ships planned for the game that they've probably overshipped the game.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
53. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 21:53 jdreyer
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 16:10:
Tumbler wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 15:46:
These internal projections only go as far as Dec 8th!?

Either they expect to run out of money on Dec 8th, or this is the release date. Wow - so close! ALMOST DONE!!!

Dec 8th of which year exactly?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
51. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 21:50 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 15:38:
Well, these ships certainly look gorgeous, but what the hell is wrong with humanity, buying virtual ships for $2700 in a game that doesn't even exist yet? Arrgh!

It is a first world problem, to be sure.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
50. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 21:43 jdreyer
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 13:54:
They pulled in abt USD 1,9 mil in April
1,3 mil in May
2,2 mil in June
900k in July
4,5 mil in August
2,5 mil in September
5,2 mil in October

and are now up to USD 132 million


Jesus, that's ludicrous. Is it me, or is it accelerating? Still, I guess it means they're in business for a couple of more years.

I would think that we Bluesers are the target audience for this game: middle aged with disposable income, own a high end system, remember Wing Commander fondly. Yet the majority is skeptical and even those that do support it aren't in for much beyond base.

Has anyone here on Blues bought anything from RSI in the past six months?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
18. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 13:46 jdreyer
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 12:29:
Peeeling wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 12:18:
Translation: "We don't have enough money left to finish what we promised a hundred million dollars ago".

Also:

Chris Roberts wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 12:00:
Not just in the salaries of the hundreds of people pouring their hearts into the project, but in the unpredictability of the groundbreaking technology that we need to develop to achieve a game of this scale and detail.

Translation: All the timelines we will give to you mean NOTHING because of the unpredictability [of the chairman] and scale and detail [that the chairman asked and is still asking for].

Project implosion within the next 12 months, I am afraid... Unless the believers buy SHIPS! AND MORE SHIPS! AND FLEETS!!!

As far as trusting RSI timelines they deserve no belief.

Does anyone know if funding is still coming in at the same levels as a year ago? That will determine if they'll still be in business in 2018 or not.
 
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17. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 13:33 jdreyer
 
Phasenoise wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 12:18:
Every time I see star marine, I channel Jensen with "I never asked for this..."

Yeah well, you got the bonus plan baby!

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
16. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 13:30 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 12:12:
You want new contributors Chris Roberts? THEN SHIP THE FUCKING GAME YOU PROMISED TO HAVE SHIPPED BY NOW!
"New money will go towards concept and top tier ships"

WTF DUDE WHERE IS THE FUCKING MONEY THAT WAS ALREADY GIVEN TO YOU?!?

Also want to know the specs of the systems, cause we went through this shit with Alan Wake and the mega computer from the future they used for the tech demo's and come to find out it was pretty much gutted to work on a 360.
Fuck it.


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15. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 13:26 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 11:51:
I will say this: It is unbelievably pretty. Is this all in-engine? If so, that's just ... Drool

Really cool music too in the second video.
Well that money had to go somewhere. At least it's on the screen. I just wish they had better balance between engine creation and content creation. As many are fond of pointing out, an engine without content is just a tech demo.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Nov 18, 2016, 17:00 jdreyer
 
I think the biggest takeaway from that movie is that A-list B-movie actors like Cruise, Cage, Reeves, and Pitt kind of suck at accents while more versatile actors like Ledger, Hoffman, and Elba tend to have both the ability and motivation to hit them spot on. I miss both Ledger and Hoffman, they left us way too soon.  
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19. Re: Genital Jousting Early Access Nov 18, 2016, 14:10 jdreyer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 13:19:
Oh look. Another point in favor of total nuclear genocide...

Given you username, I would have thought you'd be more up for it and firmly supportive.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Nov 18, 2016, 13:49 jdreyer
 
I thought Gillian Anderson did pretty well with her British accent, although I wonder what an actual British person thought.  
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8. Re: Into the Black Nov 18, 2016, 13:41 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 08:59:
Ecthelion wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 08:45:
He IS a great actor, but I bet he can't say "anything" in an American accent.

I've not rewatched it lately, but I thought he was great in The Wire. Don't recall it being a problem there.


Oh, he was great in The Wire. He was amazing, and he's one of my favs. I'll watch anything he's in. There's just something a tiny bit off about his accent in The Wire. First couple seasons I couldn't put my finger on it, but I noticed it. Then when I found out he was British, it all fell into place.

McNulty, on the other hand. Sheeeeeeeeit. I had no clue that dude was British.

Man, just watching a few of those clips reminded me how fucking awesome that show was.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 13:13 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 12:59:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 12:46:
I try to do the same for centipedes, but I have to weigh it against the size and the chance of it escaping to some unreachable place. When they're six inches or longer they're damn fast and smart, and they can be under the stove or fridge in an instant only to bite you when you step on them in the middle of the night to take a piss. Then it's a trip to the hospital.

Yeah, fuck those things. They're on a permanent kill-on-sight order around these here parts. I only see them very rarely but there's nothing like lying in bed when you're about to fall asleep and see one on the ceiling above you. Those are firmly in the category of 'If you want to live, stay outside of these premises'. Plus they eat spiders. Though one time I saw one get caught in a spider web in a corner of my basement and the spider looked pretty happy about that as he rubbed his little forelegs gleefully before wrapping that sucker up and mowing down. So, one more reason spiders are in my good books.

A centipede got in my friend's bed and bit him right on the dick in the middle of the night. Needless to say, that's a death sentence. His wife told me the story, and I didn't want to invade their privacy to ask about performance post-bite.

I haven't had any get in since I moved a few years ago, but they used to sneak in regularly. Outside I have seen them eating roaches, so if they're small I'll definitely try and catch them, but the big ones are just too fast, clever, and cautious. And round these parts they can get 12 inches long.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 13:07 jdreyer
 
Man's body 'dissolved' by Yellowstone hot spring after seeking place to swim.

Hard to believe an entire human body could dissolve in a pool of water in 24 hours. Crazy.

Also, too: Darwin award winner.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 12:46 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 11:51:
I'm in the pro-spider camp. I'll leave them around the house so long as they're out of the way. If not I'll put them outside. They do an immeasurable service for mankind. Nor would we have Spider-Man without them.

Ditto. Catch and release (outside).

I try to do the same for centipedes, but I have to weigh it against the size and the chance of it escaping to some unreachable place. When they're six inches or longer they're damn fast and smart, and they can be under the stove or fridge in an instant only to bite you when you step on them in the middle of the night to take a piss. Then it's a trip to the hospital.
 
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