i love the game and im also disappointed
3.0 was supposed to be a milestone that made the game playable, and its a slide show; i would say the article is correct that its more a headache to play than anything
my understanding is that the engine calls out the locations of all items no matter where they are on the server to the client and bogs it down. object culling is due in 3.1 (attached to march 2018) so we can hope this is the fix
if you play arena commander (or the last version 2.6.3 with a offline mods hack) the game is smooth as butter, so its unfortunate they force everyone online when its functioning so poorly, wrong foot forward. really to me it makes no sense, what they are getting from forcing everyone online im sure i dont know, but whatever it is i will assume is generating revenue
on the flip side i have never been more confident the game is not only technically possible but will make release, Amazon wants the same thing as starcitizen from the game engine, and while i can see its possible Chris made a bad call with cryengine i dont think Amazon would choose the same engine if the potential was not there and realistic (EDIT: if the game fails my guess is that Amazon would purchase the assets, Star Citizen will definitely be the flagship product for Lumberyard)
and feature creep lmao i always thought was a turd of an argument, nothing much has been added i would not expect to have been there from the kickstarter vision, Chris is just cranking it up to 10 across the board
just look at Battlefront 2, looks amazing but space and land battles are separated, cant jump in a ship on the battlefield and fly up and take part in a battle in orbit, or board a ship in orbit and fps battle there... thats Star Citizens turf, and if Chris Roberts fails i would guess thats off the table
who else is gonna make this happen?
(EDIT: the X series, EVE, and Elite are working on space + stations walkabout, which is similiar to Freelancer, Star Citizen is clearly a generation ahead of all these titles by including planetary landing and boarding, so it stands to reason at some point the tables will turn massively)
This comment was edited on Jan 10, 2018, 19:29.