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seems obvious to me that as long as people are giving them millions every year they're never going to actually get around to making the game. and i'm tired of waiting, really. The finished game is a year late and there's no end in sight. I would be surprised if this thing is done at any time in 2016, so it'll be 4 years late by the time we finally get it, if then.
I'm just really disappointed with the way that game devs let additional money over what they "needed" turn their heads and send them off on a "this game will have 10 of everything!" spree and the game never actually gets made.
Its great that we have certain parts of the game ready but we aren't even in alpha yet and the game is a year late. I just thought I could trust Chris Roberts more than that.
@Jeremy, i think they actually sent out emails telling all to check their website.
Not totally sure of course since its been so long and i have backed way too many projects to remember for certain.
Heck, i even gave up following all the forums made for the difrent game projects i have backed.
Way too many to keep up.
Im still keeping up with star citizen though.
@Jeremy I don't disagree with you but... They have raised 80,422,565 total if they keep that going much longer, this Kickstarter will equal about 2% of the total.
So yeah, if everybody on Kickstarter asked for their money back Chris could just say: sure, I don't need it.
Personally I don't care about the mmo part, all I want is the story.
Thank you for your unintelligent comment. I never said anything about how waiting is hard.
They ran the fundraising campaign on kickstarter, yet cannot be bothered to keep backers updated here. If they only want to update on their website, then they should have asked for money there. It is not hard at all to periodically post updates just to say there's been progress, please check it out at our website. Obviously people here don't matter anymore once the money has exchanged hands.
Also, TheChosenOne: I'm going to have to agree with ThomasN's assessment of you. Everyone's backed projects are public info but apparently it was too hard to click a link. I'll throw in the obligatory smiley face :)
finally started flying in arena commander ,
it was GREAT , that mustang is a barrel of fun, game felt better than elite dangerous already and i quite like that already
got good hopes , and patience :-)
let's see what's going on in here...
@andrew they won't mention a release date, because they do not know. for certain milestones, they can give an estimate (ie, 1.1.0 will be coming out in x number of weeks). you can keep track of developments by reading their monthly reports...here's february's:
you can see previous month's reports at the bottom. also, you did miss the whole "this module is available to play" fanfare...arena commander (the dogfighting module) has been playable for quite some time now, and the fps module will come online soon.
@thomasn the game is still in development...you were expecting a finished aaa game right after the kickstarter was done? i think your expectations are a bit high...sit tight, big things are coming.
@jeremy explain. is waiting for a game to get made too hard? it's not like they're hiding it from us as they make it...they pump out content almost every day, you can play the pieces of the game as they are being made...what more do you want?
@jedra it is what it was always said to be...a space sim. you can be a pirate, a bounty hunter, a miner, a trader, whatever...and on top of that you get the single-player campaign called "squadron 42". it's basically wing commander + privateer, if you're old enough to have played those games. i guess most people haven't, because if they did they would know exactly what to expect.
you will need a beefy computer to play this, and a big hard drive. i guess that's the price you pay if you want to play a bleeding-edge game like this, that actually does push the boundaries of what you can do on a pc. i've already upgraded my video card and hard drive, and will be getting a new cpu soon. you aren't the only person playing on low settings, trust me!
And some people are fucking stupid
Some people really need(ed) to read the actual front page/updates where it mentions a lot of things regarding ships, businessmodel etc.
And some people need to look up what alpha means.
And some people need to learn how long games can be in development for. Lots of games take like 3-5 years to be made. You just don't know about 75-90% of that time before you know of the game.
If this is the worst project you backed you prob backed only 1. :)
I have to agree - I have no idea what this is any more. I did try and play the Arena thingy about a year ago and managed to turn everything down and get 9fps out of it. It doesn't seem to be what I thought it was - just some infinite opportunity to buy more and more ships. Maybe some day in the future it will turn into an actual game, but not in my lifetime I don't think...
I don't even know what I've backed. What have I backed? Who am I? What is love?
Agree that this is one of the worst projects I have backed.
Regretting backing this. Was hoping for a full game. Instead it's some F2P.exe
Good bait&switch, Chris.
@ Andrew That's the thing, the folks running this just seem to assume everyone who backed follows their every movemove and knows their plans for a "release date". Here's the thing; I don't think they saw Kickstarter as anything but a quick way to pump more cash into their project. They came in justjust for that, and once they got the money just abandoned this space without so much as an update to explain things. They obviously had no concept of how most games are usually backed on Kickstarter and what people usually expect (no do they seem to care, they got their cash). Out of more than 50 Kickstarters I've backed, this is clearly the most disappointing one as even the ones that failed at least communicated to their backers as a whole what was going on. I know I for one won't be giving them another cent, and will recommend to everyone I can that they beware as well.
I have forgotten what I have backed. So many junk email which got a lot to read but didn't actually say much. I WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME!
Dang just for fun googled, Star Citizen release date, 2016 is what pops up
It was a blast working on both the Kickstarter for this, and the project, but it was time to leave and go do something on our own - if you are interested in what we are up to, come sign up at www.descendentstudios.com and see what Eric Wingman Peterson is up to next - tunnels, space ships, oh my
When is this game going to be completed? Is there a timeline?
@Cyco-Dude Haha I wasn't being serious :)
I should add that I wasn't aware of the URL https://robertsspaceindustries.com/download as I don't recall seeing that mentioned anywhere in any of these updates, or from when I occasionally checked their website. Again, might have been something I'd missed, but you'd think they might have at least made a little fanfare about "Hey guess what- you can actually download and play it right now." Which, again, maybe they did and I missed it.
@Cyco-Dude I'm well aware of how crowd funding works. I also see they keep talking about their various stretch goals, as in "we've reached our 61 million dollar stretch goal, so we're going to make a new ship- and if we get 5 million more, we'll make another one" (I'm not making that number up either). They talk about all the content they're creating, they post pictures, but I haven't seen word one on when the actual game is going to be released. And maybe that's on me- maybe it came out a year or two ago, and everyone's already played it and gotten bored of it and I had no idea. That's the thing. I'm not asking about *content* I'm asking about a *release date* for the game. If *you* do not understand the difference between these two concepts, then I don't even know where to begin with *you*.
No message in November? Here's the first :)
*cracks knuckles* let's see what we have in here...
@ron au you purchase a game package and download it. https://robertsspaceindustries.com/download
@gooey kickstarter was just part of the crowd funding. it was started at the request of people who couldn't, at the time, back by using the rsi website. you could pledge at either website (or both, if you wanted). of course, the kickstarter is closed so now the only place to pledge is the rsi website, which obviously has several times more backers on it now. the funding began nearly two years ago!
@antii there already is.
@andrew i don't even know where to begin with that. you think they're spending time trying to raise more money? do you even know how crowd-funding works? there is no publisher...there is no advertising other than word-of-mouth and a few interviews every now and then. in case you haven't noticed (and you clearly have not), they're churning out content ALL THE TIME.
Funny, we actually have 2 game modes already out. People want to support, and by god they will. Nobody has to buy anything, but they do.
Yea, I keep hearing about how many more millions they've been raising. I kind of wonder when, you know, they'll buckle down and focus on actually getting the game out the door, rather than raising more cash.
And still you are grabbing as much money as you can, I'll be amazed when this game finally comes out.
Is there going to be space debris from fights which will harm your ship?
Hello! I miss of chat here too. Those moments were uniques.
I miss chatting on here some days. Going on over a year and a half.
@gooey depends on when you made your rsi account
So if there are 34,397 backers on kickstarter, why is my number 95184 on their website?
Just wanna play that dog-fighting thing.
How do I Star Citizen.
pew pew pew....
playing Star Citizen Arena Commander...
Quiet in here...
You guys done vacuuming under the couches at the office for quarters? I think you guys pretty much done got all the cash you can at this point. In that regards is there a release date scheduled yet?
Just swinging past to celebrate 40 Million (& 400,000+ backers)! Who would have thought!! :D
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Hey if you don't mind me asking Cyco-Dude, what's your ID on RSI?
Crazy amount of support this has gotten, but really looking forward to it! :)
Also check out this kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/area5/outerlands-season-one - It's a documentary series on gaming, done by some really talented guys who has done lots of other quality content.
jon, it's kind of understood at this point that everyone should be using the rsi website. everyone should have been using it back when the kickstarter was active, as this was an offshoot of the funding campaign that started on the rsi website.
@Cyco-Dude That's kinda my point, if they've made a decision to be done with this and just want folks to use the main site, post a final update to point folks (like Damien) to the correct and current info.
@jon of course everything goes through the website, why wouldn't it? the kickstarter is over. if you just want to skim the updates quickly, i would look at their twitter feed:
that should be enough for you to find items you're interested in without having to dig through the rsi website's comm link.
@damien man, they sent an e-mail out AGES ago telling you how to link your kickstarter pledge to your rsi account. you need to e-mail customer support.
either that, you you're just looking in the wrong place. log into the rsi website, and hover your mouse over the "my rsi" button in the top left. then, select "my hangar". all of your pledges and early backer rewards should be listed there. if you still can't find it, e-mail customer support (there is a "contact us" link at the bottom of the website).
hey help me out please. im a backer and i just signed up for the RSI site. but it doesnt include my pledge on the profile. how do fix that? thanks
Having updates on the real site provides an opt-in update cycle. If every update there were made here, there would soon be over a thousand updates and potentially 34397 e-mails sent out for each one.
Currently the game is scheduled for a 2015 release, while the game is being made accessible in parts already. The first post on their homepage shows a video explaining where development is at with one of the main areas of the game.
So, it looks as though everything must be going through the web site now, and this KS page seems pretty abandoned. I take it that there's no updates being made here? Could we at least get an official statement on that (since none of the last few updates posted implicitly stated that). I was kind of hoping for some sort of encapsulated update, as I've not got the cycles to follow the crushingly in depth dev stuff on the web page, and even after scanning it for a while ZERO clue where development is at (though it's trumpeted all over that they've made more money now for the game, which is good, I guess...). I personally backed this because I always loved the Wing Commander games, though the more of this I see the more of a "Eve Online 2.0" vibe I get from it.
In summary, HEY CI !!! Cap off updates here if your not going to give there here anymore, and consider providing some sort of BRIEF production updates as far as progress. The in depth participation thing is cool and all, but some of us just don't have time for that and just want to know when the game is coming out.
Hi fellow backers, if you like adventure games or SciFi backgrounds, please consider helping Stasis to reach its final stretch goal : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bischoff/stasis-2d-isometric-scifi-horror-adventure-game
It seems strange to think that back on Nov 7 I was celebrating SC hitting $26M. We're now at roughly $33.5M. Good times indeed. :D
I also wanted to share some news about a couple of other Kickstarters. If you can remember some other games such as the Amiga classic WINGS then please go check out their kickstarter --> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850516062/wings-remastered-edition
Those of us who enjoyed Ultima, Wizardry or Might & Magic should really go check out DEATHFIRE. :-)
Would be a real shame not to see these games funded. But worst case scenario I'll still have SC to continue to smile about.
@Kahuna Interesting, but yeah you never know down the track. My take is the PS4 is just a PC with limits & restrictions. ;-) If anyone wants to read the article I believe this was the one you were referring to? http://au.ign.com/articles/2013/11/19/star-citizen-could-theoretically-come-to-ps4-no-plans-yet
Happy 33 Milion !!!!!