SlimRam wrote on Sep 1, 2018, 09:58:
What vexes me the most though is that the money keeps rolling in? I mean, how are people still supporting this? Hell, even if you're a whale, at this point you've already bought basically everything you wanna buy it correct?
Nope. CIG's delivery pipeline sucks major ass (or we'd be happily playing Squadron 42 by now) but one thing they are actually good at is a finely tuned ship JPEG pipeline with perfect marketing to go along with it.
This started a loooong time ago, too, like 2013/2014 when the focus shifted heavily towards the ships. They had community contests for ship designs, an extra show on YT called 'Ship Shape' (still exists but is now a part of other video formats), in-fiction advertising trailers for the latest ships, you name it.
Fuck, look at this very news post. There is no shortage of shit they are putting up for sale like the digital CitizenCon items (like silly deco for your hangar).
The whales gotta have it all... can't let someone else have stuff you don't have. No, no, no. Gotta buy it ALL. Every-fucking-thing. No exceptions.
That said, I have also always considered their purported monthly income kinda fishy and I have always wondered if they are faking the counter to give the impression of a higher funding (= faked popularity) than there really is or was.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if it would be exposed one day that they made up the numbers to a certain extent and that the real funding sum is much lower in reality. CIG can not be trusted at all.