CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 21:00:
The game will be ripped to shreds by the modern gamers who expect action and entertainment every single second they're online.
This game is fucked. Roberts is smart to play with people's dreams though and make as much retirement money as he can while he still can because he's gonna need it once the game and scheme implodes on itself.
That is quite a crystal ball you have!
As a backer, I too have been ... amazed ... at the series of events via top-level design choices that has brought Star Citizen to this point.
Interestingly enough, the Persistent Universe
is a stretch goal. If you believe the telling...at $5 million dollars pledged on Kickstarter, only then would the PU be incorporated into an otherwise single-player, DRM free Star Citizen... a Wing Commander styled space shooter.
That was two years ago and clearly the popular focus is now squarely on the Star Citizen MMO aspect. Squadron 42
, which was
to be Star Citizen, is now simply considered to be the introduction to the PU.
The PU is frought with competing priorities as the vocal ex-WoW cabal is looking for their space-raiding parties. The moneyed space-sim crowd is clamoring for fidelity and the practical 'min-maxers' are wringing their hands together gently swaying side-to-side arguing the merits of freight units and hot-tub placement.
Currently, SC is on a roll. Even with massive technical hurdles to overcome progress is being made with the modules themselves and the community is as involved as ever and factions are forming and creating their own place in the Social PU.
As fun as it might be to go over each and every one of the quizzical SC events in the past two years and footnote every happening in the great book of SC lore, that book is still actively being written and your prediction of an unsatisfying ending is premature.
Personally CJ_Parker, I completely understand your point of view and bias and your prediction may yet come true, but Star Citizen has momentum and that momentum is growing. Just look at the slit in the eyelid of the great EA dragon opening up ever so slightly.
Lastly, Squadron 42 might just be something very special. Interviews with Erin Roberts have been encouraging.