Cutter wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 15:03:Slashman wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 14:31:ELITE wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 13:35:
On the upside these guys weren't working on the new Star Wars movie.
For some reason I'm kind of optimistic for the new Star Wars movie. I want to believe...
With JJ Lamebrams? The guy is just another Michael Bay who doesn't understand the draw of the original material. Just look at how he butchered Star Trek. Star Wars is pretty bad to begin with and he's only going to make it worse. It'll be nothing more than another action/theme park/merchandising geared POS.
ShadyPete wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 17:00:Flatline wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 16:42:theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 16:31:
But seriously, did you actually bring up Freespace Open in a topic about Star Citizen? At least Elite: Dangerous is in the same ballpark; Freespace Open looks like it's from the 90s... because it is.
20 years and 100 million dollars later and I still enjoy the combat in Freespace 2 more than Arena Commander.
Wow Volition released the source in 2002? Absolutely loved Freespace and Freespace 2..
dsmart wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 22:24:
By the end of the year, the decision will be made how to chop up the game in order to deliver something.
You heard it here first.
dsmart wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 17:07:
in space noone can here you threaten a lawsuit
star citizen lawsuits and journalism ethics
Kxmode wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 16:32:jacobvandy wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 16:05:HorrorScope wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 16:01:Maybe you missed it, the whole base game of GW2 is free now.
Not sure how GW's is even in a FTP list, since it isn't FTP.
Exactly. Like free-free. Like totally free. Like absolutely no fine print. No ulterior motives. No gotcha. Zip, Zilch, Nada. FREE as in the wind blows free. FREE!
Did I mention its free?
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:04:CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 15:17:Yeah, this article surveyed industry professionals and came up with an average salary of $83K. I tacked on $1000 per month to that per person, but maybe that's low. Let's assume $120K per person per year, everything included. That's $2.5M per month, still far short of $3.5M. The difference is at $2.5M per month they can work for 3 years. At $3.5M only two. I hope Chris has some outside investors lined up.jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 14:03:
Yeesh, burning through $3.5M a month? That sounds high for a company of 250 people. Assume an average salary of $80K, then another $1000 per person per month for office space, equipment, travel, etc., that's only about $2M ($7700/month/person).
For one I believe $80K is too low. Don't ask me where but I read somewhere (a reputable source) a couple years ago that game producers usually calculate with approximately $120K/employee total cost so that includes your $1K/month for other stuff.
Also, in SC's case, well, who knows what the "Chairman's" monthly salary is? Maybe that's your missing million right there!
nin wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 16:56:Vall Forran wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 16:53:
Thank you, for finally pointing out how Derek Smart is a fucking idiot developer. Look at his bullshit game on steam. It's rated "very negative".
And the most popular forum titles are all asking for refunds. Which he tells everyone to fuck off, but then Steam gives them refunds. In his semantics, he "can't" give refunds because Steam. But, he won't acknowledge he's made a shitty game and spent 5 years doing so.
So he goes off on Star Citizen? I grant that SC is a pipedream...but at least the modules they've released (ever delayed, yada yada) are actually PLAYABLE.
He's been making shit games for 20 years.
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 16:03:theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 14:10:Kxmode wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 00:38:How convenient.RedEye9 wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 23:24:
Repeatedly saying "you know things" without mentioning what those "things" are, neither elevates your story nor helps your case.
Either lay it down or explain why you can't (court order, pending investigation, gag rule, NDA, NSA etc...)
We can handle the truth. Unless it's aliens, I don't think I could handle aliens.
The information is privileged. I am not authorized to disclose it publicly. But what I can say is it describes a treasure trove of shit happening inside CIG at all levels. The word that best sums up what's happening inside CIG is rudderless and that's putting it mildly. In case you need to know precisely what that means. "Lacking in direction, control, or coherence."
Do us all a favour a hire yourself a prostitute, as taking out your sexual frustration by criticising SC in every topic here is getting rather tedious.
Recommending someone commit a felonious act because they are criticizing what possibly could be felonious, defies reason.
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 14:35:
As there's been so much misinformation I thought I'd clear up a few points:
1) All the animations are temporary. They're being worked on for Star Marine and were recently transitioned to a new skeleton, meaning they've all had to be rebound.
2) There are going to be multiple planetside locations in each system, with some planets having multiple locations (Earth will have three, for instance). They are building the core assets (shops, materials, etc) and will create a unique feel for each location. I haven't seen any figure for the number of planetside locations but I'd expect there to be 200+. CIG has released the first footage of Nyx, which is the next location that is due out later this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4-loB94HIg
3) This is the first release with character customisation. Players can press F6 when in their hangar to change between the six loadouts (Outlaw Light/Medium/Heavy and Marine Light/Medium/Heavy).
4) The server errors aren't being caused by server load, as they're hosted by Google and have plenty of capacity. There are some backend issues that cause servers to believe they're full when they're not. Based on the forum topic it seems that most of the people with issues are running Windows 10.
PS - It's no surprise to see the usual trolls in this topic.
Flatline wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 20:53:
So how big is the total SC install now? 60 gigs?
DangerDog wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 20:53:Vall Forran wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 20:31:
Finally got in without timing out. God damn, I'm impressed! The fidelity of the hub is amazing. No wonder it's taking so long for them to roll out stuff...
It looks very Mass Effect but with the clutter and immersive atmosphere of Deus Ex. The cityscapes look amazing. I was always dissapointed that Mass Effect always cheated with a blurry window over looking a matte painting with sprite vehicles flying around.
Star Citizen has fully modeled skyscrapers with a very realistic urban sprawl connecting everything together.
I don't know why they called it the "social module". They should just call it the "hub" or something. The social part -- there's no chat function that I could find -- just has a bunch of identical dudes running around in various states of lag.
F12 to enable IRC mode
don't forget to