Star Citizen Hits $37M; Organization System Launches

A new Letter from the Chairman on the Roberts Space Industries website announces that the crowd-funding campaign for Star Citizen has hit the $37 million mark. They outline the Tanga System this goal unlocks, reveal the $38 million goal as an "unexplored natural wonder," and open the voting for their $39 million goal, calling this "the final system stretch goal." Also, Roberts Space Industries announces the launch of the first web-based Organization system for the upcoming combat and exploration game. They outline how this will work, its new live chat system, organization rules, and more (thanks jimnms, who expresses hopes that someone forms a Blue's News group). Here's word on the goals for this:
This is only the beginning of the Organization system. Cloud Imperium remains dedicated to creating an environment for Star Citizen’s squadrons, clans and guilds to flourish, and we have extensive long-range plans for enhancing Organizations as we build towards their presence in the persistent universe. Multiple org membership, visual organization charts and fleet views are among the features we are working on adding now.

Our goal with the Organization system, like the Hangar and Dogfighting modules, is to allow the Star Citizen community to get a foot in the door and start experiencing (and expanding) the Star Citizen ‘verse as soon as possible. Remember: organizations isn’t just about letting you group together with friends and gamers, it’s about backers beginning to shape Star Citizen’s lore!
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Jan 22, 2014, 10:37
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Jan 22, 2014, 10:37
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 10:23:
You havent answered my question.

With that said I agree with most of your sentiment. I dont think that the people at CiG are liars. I dont even think that Chris Roberts is a liar really. He just distorts the truth enough for it to be palatable for everyone involved. It takes great skill to do that so KUDOS. But this does not make him a good taskmaster. Ultimately he believes that he is making the best game ever. His fans fan the fire by throwing money at him and believing that he can do no wrong which in turn inflates his ego which in turn increases the hype and so on in an ever increasing cycle. This is NOT good for anyone long term.

I'm not sure if I agree with the part about CR distorting truth, but I agree with the rest of what you have said here. I'm all too aware of the human tendency to think everything is roses in the future.

Sorry for not answering your question, I did not have an answer to that because I'm the type that prefers to hear and evaluate what was said [in way of explanation] before making a decision as to what I thought of it. I certainly would not blindly believe what he said at that point.
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