Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 12:21:Pre-production began in 2010, so we're well over a decade into development. However, we're not yet a decade from the Kickstarter which was back in October 2012.
Are we at 10 years yet or is that in about 6 months?
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 10, 2021, 00:58:I had to look this up, because it occurred over half a decade ago. She said in an interview that players engaging in virtual sexual assaults in GTA online are deplorable and should be banned from the servers. I mean, who cares? She's entitled to her opinion.
Sam Magg's is not. And they're the one who's going to be doing writing on this. For those that don't remember, she's the one who claimed she was "raped" in GTA5, while falling up the ladder of failure while destroying everything she touched to the point that companies folded.
Fleche wrote on Sep 5, 2021, 11:36:There have been quite a few posts on the forums asking them to add NFTs, though they have usually been shot down quite quickly.
Anyone else surprised that CIG hasn't started converting and selling all these digital assets to NFTs?
Earlyworm wrote on Sep 5, 2021, 07:36:Ah yes, implementing optimisations more than half a decade after the game was due to be released. Totally reasonable.
As with most of the game's problems, you assume this will be better optimized at a later date when the focus shifts from fixing bugs where the player dies by entering an elevator We already know they are in the process of porting the rendering to a gen12 renderer.
Earlyworm wrote on Sep 5, 2021, 07:36:I'm well aware of the claims. But we heard the same thing with Server Side Object Container Streaming, yet it never delivered on the bold performance claims. And again, the game was meant to be released half a decade ago and that would have been with all the required optimisation. There really isn't an excuse for why performance is so bad and why everything ends up massively delayed.
Here is a quote from from a dev at CIG since May 2021:However, there are two threads (Main Thread and Render Thread) which have a very high utilization depending where you are in the game. In draw call heavy scenes like Lorville, Newbab etc. the game is mostly bottlenecked by the RT. This is quite a big dealbreaker at the moment and is the major reason why the game is so slow in big locations and why maxed out single thread performance is still so important for Star Citizen. Gen12 along with Vulkan will improve this massively.
Earlyworm wrote on Sep 4, 2021, 21:39:That's debatable. Currently with an RTX 3080 I've been averaging as little as 15-25fps during the recent XenoThreat event, and performance can be even worse at the newly added Orison landing zone. That's not even close to acceptable, even for an alpha. In fact, performance has been getting worse patch-on-patch for years now. On CIG's Telemetry page there are systems with a 5950X and RTX 3090 averaging just 32fps, which is pathetic.
Yes, it is certainly playable and has been for a few years.
Earlyworm wrote on Sep 4, 2021, 21:39:I have 32GB RAM and an nVME (5000MB/s/4400MB/s) drive and performance is awful.
Just make sure you install the game on an SSD!!! .. and have at least 16GB ram for a more smooth experience.
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 2, 2021, 05:42:Are there any left? I know I was a big advocate for the project many years back but the current state of the project is inexcusable. In fact, if you check out that post linked you'll see me there and I'm highly critical of the broken promises.
You know the end is near when even the diehard StarCitizen fanbois that visit Bluesnews are not showing up to defend the Chairman anymore.
WitcherOntheProwl wrote on Sep 2, 2021, 00:33:I got it free with my GPU and... yeah, I couldn't get into it. The graphics look great though.
Did the last free weekend several months ago. I was not impressed with this game at all. I feel sorry for anyone that payed full price for this pos.
Overon wrote on Aug 26, 2021, 11:57:An 8-core CPU does seem rather high, though it would be in line with the core count for console. I haven't had any issues running games with my 8700K and an RTX 3080, though my CPU is definitely next in line for an upgrade.
Those CPU recommended specs are highly suspect. I think they are way too high. I would love to see the benchmarks. It's almost like the game is CPU bound.
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 24, 2021, 13:07:Meh. I was much more a fan of the original Aliens Versus Predator from 2000. I remember LAN gaming with my brothers and we'd alternate between marine, alien and predator, and it was a huge amount of fun. It had so much atmosphere. AVP2 was decent enough but I didn't like the movement of the aliens anywhere near as much.
i really would love a full 2023 remake of Aliens Versus Predator 2. Game was sooo good.
bigspender wrote on Aug 20, 2021, 00:41:This. I just hate how WWII has been commercialised, where it's just accepted that anyone can make a game, movie, TV series or documentary about it without any interest in accuracy. They never focus on the actual politics or present any degree of nuance.
If I never play a WW2 game again it will be too soon.
RogueSix wrote on Aug 15, 2021, 09:43:You'd be surprised. They often keep around negative or critical topics to just provide a pressure outlet for backers. There are a lot of people critical with the current state of the game and of the development. This is by no means an unusual topic.
Are the SC forum moderators only asleep or are they on vacation? Since when are you allowed to post even the slightest *hint* of criticism on the SC forums without a rabid moderator going totally ballistic on the delete and ban buttons?
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 15, 2021, 18:37:
I don't know enough Switch-like games that would be awesome on this portable system, anyone wanna chime in? (No JRPGs.. if you allow me to look a gift horse in the mouth)
jdreyer wrote on Jul 12, 2021, 15:42:I played NASCAR back on the Sega Saturn and found it surprisingly enjoyable. Hopefully the series has only improved since then.
I like racing games, but I've never played a NASCAR game. Are they as boring as they look on TV? I prefer an F-1 style track with hairpins and straightaways to plain ovals. Also, off-road tracks or straightaways like those found in the Dirt series.