Use this space to cheer the creator along, ask questions, and talk to your fellow backers. Please remember to be respectful and considerate. Thanks!
It seems like a lot of people here don't realize there's weekly updates, videos, monthly reports, daily forum messages from the developers at https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ If you're looking for updates, that is the place to go. If you have a problem, consider contacting customer service. I don't think CIG is actively reading the comments here.
* 3 out of the 6 modules promised have already been delivered
* The 4th out of the 6 modules is scheduled to come out in the next 30 days. (FPS module)
* They've already released the social module last week. More updates are coming.
* In approximately 60 days, you'll be able to play with friends in multi-crew ships as seen here; https://www.youtube.com/watch…
If you haven't seen that video, this features a lot of what Star Citizen has promised. It was shown live too.
* I believe every Kickstarter ship will be available to fly or soon after.
You can always see the status of the game here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/project-status
Also, Chris addresses many concerns like the delays here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/14839-Letter-From-The-Chairman
Hope this helps! If there's important updates, I'll try to share them here.
I dont think my say will have anything to impact on certain people here
A scam is when you deliver nothing.
This is not a scam yet since part of the product is delivered and other parts is still in construction.
The only part that have really changed is how long the construction takes.
Most egregious instance of Vaporware *and* feature creep ever. No Man's Sky will be out before this game even come close to complete. Asking for a refund, but realize that is highly unlikely. Would not back another Chris Roberts project at this point.
I just wish you’d have made the game you presented on Kickstarter. That was what I gave a lot of money for, especially Squadron 42.
This is the third project I really regret to have backed.
"Accordingly, you agree that any unearned portion of your Pledge shall not be refundable until and unless RSI has failed to deliver the relevant pledge items and/or the Game to you within eighteen (18) months after the estimated delivery date"
Direct quote from the RSI Terms of Serves you have till May 2016 till legal action becomes easy. I would recommend either waiting to see if they deliver or contact customer serves with valid reasons and they tend to consider it.
This company is a giant scam. They also wont provide refunds.
I understand and have no problem with the game taking a long time to develop, as the original premise really intrigued me and I wanted to play it. However the linger wait also brings more and more features that were not in the initial proposal. In my opinion all this is doing is delaying the game that was promised and making it far more clunkier and way beyond the scope I was wanting.
With all this wait and added features to the unfinished game,my enthusiasm for the game has dropped and now I no longer care and most likely will not play. I have no desire for a refund or anything, as I now write this off as a bad choice and learning experience on my part.
So the Nov 2014 expected delivery is way wrong I take it?
Shoot, not making them pay, but filling a complaint against them for the incident and possibly paying for it.
@Ruben Iversen: That isn't completely correct. The FTC recently took action against Kickstarter. Making them pay 122 thousand dollars in refund to backers of a certain project.
Over two years and still no update.
Is this game in beta yet? I haven't gotten a key to access the game for my $50 pledge.
I would like a refund of my $30 too. Please let me know what I need to do to get it. Thank you.
I see where you guys gave Derek Smart a refund. I backed for $60 and I would like a refund too. Please let me know what i need to do to get it. Thanks.
Actually they are delivering on the website : https://robertsspaceindustries.com/
But its not finnished if thats what you mean.
Also. 2.5 year in game dev time is nothing.
You shoud also read Kickstarter tems.
Kickstarter does not guarantee projects or investigate a creator's ability to complete their project. On Kickstarter, backers (you!) ultimately decide the validity and worthiness of a project by whether they decide to fund it.
>eighty million dollars
>FPS module delayed indefinitely
So i contacted star citizen support a few days ago to confirm that all my details were correct. Because I backed Godus and have still not recieved the game Key while others have. It appears as though star citizen has totally messed up the whole kickstarter username thing and despite backing this project for $30 was told I am not registered. Will be sure to keep posting here until I get some support or a refund. Frankly i just want a refund now.
I dont mind if the game doesnt arrive till next year ... just make damm sure I get my copy emailed over to me. I backed godus and never got access to the game .... godus and star citizen have put me off of backing another game project for a long time. Star.C was due around Nov 2014 .... hahahaha yea right like that was ever gonna happen .... i'm a software engineer and I get it, you want to make something awesome and thats cool and bumps in the road slow you down and 6 months extra would have been fine for me. But at this rate it will be a year late. That is not acceptable for most people and not cool. You lied. "Ya shouldnt outta done that jimmy." ... here is a suggestion- Stop doing any further extras and get the game story finished. If people like it they will buy a sequel which you can use all your existing assets to make ... no brainer right?. All I need is less than 50 hours of game play on average ... come on . You must have that by now. In fact if the story is awesome i would be happy with 20 hours.
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