OK now that I have had time to watch the entire 01:35:24 presentation
, I have even more seriously got to wonder about some of the reactions.
First, as I said before... it is very noticeable that they are tiptoeing around the issue of a true persistent and massively multiplayer environment. Seriously. Chris has effectively confirmed that there will be no other star system before 3.0 (while 3.0 is tentatively scheduled for the end of this year).
It will all be in the current Stanton system and some of what they had originally planned for Nyx will now actually be moved into Stanton to be able to deliver it sooner.
This in spite of his Gamescom 2015 claim
that the "plan" is to release the "full PU" (his words) by the end of 2016.
You know... "full PU", which according to the $6 million stretch goal is 100 star systems "at launch". We are literally at LESS THAN 1% of that since Stanton is not even fucking finished and there isn't a SINGLE fucking gameplay system fully implemented!
So much for the credibility of a Mr. Roberts and a quick...
Reality check: They still have no instancing system/MMO basic mechanics. They still have no travel mechanics where you can travel with a ship and/or character from system to system. They have nothing at all in that regard. They also have zero gameplay systems finalized and/or working within a true MMO context.
All of this in spite of the fact that Tony Zurovec (Director of the Persistent Universe) promised us a "whole slew of other systems soon" in December 2015
or said that they would "by spring/summer  just keep iteratively increasing, increasing, increasing that number of players and NPCs that you are going to put into a single instance".
Reality check: We're stuck with a single star system and a single instance with a 24 player max limit since early 2016. There has been absolutely no increase (and especially no "increasing, increasing, increasing" as per TonyZ's words) to anything in spring or summer whatsoever. No additional players/systems... nothing. at. all.
Feel free to keep cheering about the pretty graffix and the pretty ship JPEGs though. That's gonna be helping a lot. And please make sure to drop another grand on this game. I mean how can anyone not see how this is heading into the totoally right direction and making exactly the progress they have promised since launch or in the last 12 months?