theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 25, 2020, 12:45:
Your narrative is not based upon reality. I'm highly critical of the game. I think 3.9.1 is a mess and CIG was greedy for trying to combine a new patch.
3.9,1's been kind to me so far. I did hear about the server queue mess on Friday, but I logged in around midnight my time that night and got straight in (not a huge surprise or anything, just saying). Counting that one I've had two game sessions lasting about 2 - 3 hours each. Only major bug I hit was at one point the animations for getting in and out of my ship were triggering but the ship doors weren't opening. That was a first. Other's millage will obviously vary.
Seeing NPC's standing on chairs is getting old. I understand they need more server power to handle the NPC's and that's coming with certain server tech goals, but for FFS just take them out of the game till then.
On the other hand, gotta say, seeing the navy armada of ships was pretty cool. First time seeing some of those cap ships in game, getting out of my ship and being able to EVA right up to them to get an idea of the scale gave me a taste of SQ 42 which is what I'm really waiting for (heavy emphasis on wait).
Pledge wise, I bought in ages ago to where I got both game packages for one price. Upgraded my starter to an explorer version of the same ship and that was that. I prefer to earn stuff in game so there's as much still left to do in the game itself. And now my gear and ship upgrades have been carrying over from one patch to the next which is nice. Has me playing a bit more than just a couple hours to see what's new each patch.
As far as "#6" goes Mr. Smart is not acknowledging a few facts: A large portion of the initial claims were dropped, and the remaining were pretty much slaughtered by Amazon's response to Crytek about whether CIG was breaking their license agreement by using a different engine (Lumberyard). "“Normally we wouldn’t discuss a customer relationship — those relationships are confidential and we take that very seriously. However, given the circumstances, we have asked CIG for authorization to share, and they have given approval. We can confirm that yes, Amazon did license Lumberyard to CIG in 2016, and we included Cryengine (what you licensed to us) as part of that license to CIG.”"
Immediately after that email Skadden dropped out (gee, I wonder why) and the whole thing began to wind down with Crytek hiring a smaller set of lawyers to handle the wrap up. Unfortunately the whole thing ended in a settlement, so no definitive "winner", but it's pretty easy to work out who had the stronger arm in the lawsuit.
Here's an older, yet still telling list of Mr. Smart predictions vs reality
I don't argue against anyone stating this game's taking too long to come out. I'm ok with the long development time as long as SQ42 gets here in the next year or two and shows the development time made for a great game. They want to go balls to the wall with SC universe, have at it. There's no mandatory subscription, and if the demand's there to continue funding the game with the model they're using, then it is what it is.
Mr. Smart's reality bending crusade is another matter, however.