Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

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  1. jhzero1984

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    I've been waiting for something like this come along for a decade. Someone needs to invent a time machine so I can travel to 2014 to play this game :D
     
  2. MikeTrike

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  4. Etherea1

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    Wow, super excited for this. Only thing I'm not crazy about is the 'pew pew' lasers, always been more a fan of projectile weapons like vulcan and railguns...
     
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    Almost guaranteed to be a selection of projectile weapons.
    I can't think of a Chris Roberts game that didn't have projectile weapons.
     
  6. mr_zen256

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    True that. Mass Driver Cannons have been in every Wing Commander I can remember :D
     
  7. MavericK

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    That video made my computer cry. :(

    Can't wait. :D
     
  8. Maplehamwich

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  9. LeviathanZERO

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    Yes, its gonna happen! Have you guys kept up with the kickstarter that begun a few days ago?
    It's at $348,000 out of $500,000 right now, and has 28 days left. This is great news! So excited!
     
  10. Flogger23m

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    Long video. Are there any parts that detail weapon systems? Will it be missile based? How will tracking/scanning and ECM work? Will parts of the cockpit be click-able and interactive?
     
  11. BiH115

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    I thought they said they raised $1M a while back...? What's this $500K for?
     
  12. MikeTrike

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    They have crowdfunding on their site and now Kickstarter. Two sources.
     
  13. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    So it looks like for $30 on Kickstarter you get alpha + beta access. Better get that for my $30 on the original pledge...

    They still have not refunded my money for the botched pledge, either.
     
  14. BiH115

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    Aaaand that's why I don't do this stuff. I'm glad they're getting support, but I can wait for the game to come out, if it ever does. :cool:
     
  15. Maplehamwich

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    Watch the videos and read. All information is available.
    http://starcitizen.robertsspaceindustries.com/
    FAQ

    I'm going to make this my first crowd funding product that I support. This coming pay day I'm going for the $60 pack on the main site. I feel like this game actually deserves a "Full Retail" price, as it is actually being developed completely with PC ideology in mind. It's fantastic.

    All of that is what has me so excited about this project.
     
  16. LeviathanZERO

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    Kinda why I actually waited for kickstarter to pick this up.
    I use amazon payments and avoid paypal. But either way, I would just stop payment if they don't respond. Sure is a pain, no doubt, but eh, shit happens. I like this setup, I feel all warm and fuzzy knowing my money went directly into development and not some publisher who could care less.
     
  17. Stiler

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    It says very clearly:

    "*Exclusive access to the Alpha and Beta " on the RSI site for the 30$ "First responder" pledge (which is now sold out).
     
  18. MavericK

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    Cool, I didn't remember seeing that.
     
  19. gentoo

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    What's up with the spinning fans on the fighters? Kinda annoys me.

    But on-topic... I'm going to back the shit out of this game.
     
  20. DogChainX

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    They're for allowing air into the cockpit for comfort...in a space sim...in outerspace....hey, wtf?

    I was wondering the same thing. WTF are fans doing on the front, or anywhere, on a space craft?

    Regardless, this is the game I've always wanted. I just wish the Kilrathi could make a guest appearance..maybe as the Rathi-kil? ;-)
     
  21. MikeTrike

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    Let's pretend that those are gyros or something, one primary and one backup. :p
     
  22. mr_zen256

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    Chris Roberts has stated that some of the ships have fans/wings etc because theoretically they are supposed to be capable of atmospheric flight as well as space flight.

    "I will admit that the ship doesn't need to have wings or fans on the front, but the idea behind that is for possible atmospheric flight (this is not a promise of planetary action for the early build but allows for expansions in this direction), and as a RAM scoop. Plus it just looks / feels cool!"
     
  23. MavericK

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    I imagine a cockpit fan could just be for cooling/airflow...the Mi-24 has one, presumably for that purpose.
     
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    Sandbox? Meh....if it doesn't have decent single player campaign, like Starlancer or Freespace 2 then all this expanded universe means nothing to me. I want proper SP campaign, with scale and magnitude, like that epic fight between two colossus ships in Freespace 2... And not be forced to ferry ore for three weeks before I can change systems and upgrade the piece of junk I'm flying
     
  25. Maplehamwich

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    This is better in my opinion. A campaign seamlessly integrated into the multiplayer universe, which then positively affects your multiplayer character. That's awesome.
     
  26. LeviathanZERO

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    That is FREAKIN awesome, I say!
    Guys, I'm gonna go ahead and call it, they have made funding!
    Kickstarter will meet the goal in one day or too, look at it now:

    10,524
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    $474,345 pledged of $500,000 goal
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    days to go

    It's gonna happen. Excited :)
     
  27. Maplehamwich

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    That's the thing I am most confused about. There is the funding on the main site. Then there is the kickstarter funding.

    My understanding is that main site funding was around first, then they later added kickstarter as another option. What I don't understand is the 2Million Base Goal vs. the 500,000 Base Goal. Does the main site take the kickstarter into consideration in it's funding total? It seems as though they may be two separate goals, but that creates confusion in how they tie into the overall project. I've read on their forums that after the KS is done they'll add that total to the main page total. But should I believe that, I dunno? It's messy and I don't like it. At the very least, they mention on the main site that the kickstarter packs are the same as the main page backer packs.

    It's all very confusing when it comes to their funding. If they make 500,000 does that mean the game is a go-ahead? What if they don't make 2 Million?
     
  28. Psych2l

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    He was using some of the Assets that came with CryEngine 3 such as aircraft turbines and human hand textures. That's why he needs additional funding to come up with new textures and art direction. Still it's an amazing accomplishment to come this far building with default tools, I thing the Bengal looks great in it's current incarnation ;)
     
  29. chockomonkey

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    I was wondering about the 500k, even when i didn't know about their main page funding thing.

    500k is nowhere near enough to make a game of this magnitude, or so i'd think.
     
  30. Maplehamwich

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    They are having private investor funding as a part of their gig, so they'll have a large chunk that way. But yeah, they've done a very poor job of clarification around crowd funding goals and strategy.
     
  31. DogChainX

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    Granted, but seriously...they look like industrial fans for cooling factories. AND they are moving while in space.

    The rest of the ship is kick-arse, but I would have preferred they used a grille-intake (WC3 Hellcat)

    Regardless, the ship looks a LOT better than some of the WC3 ships (ala LONGBOW)
     
  32. eapleitez

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    Most of the required cash needed will come from private investors. The crowdfunding is just to show those investors that there is a demand for this type of game.
     
  33. Psych2l

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    Kickstarter fully funded now and they'll be adding upgrade options in the morning. In the meantime if you head over to the kickstarter comments you can see Chris answering more questions, exciting times!
     
  34. Piotrsama

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    Kickstarter: $689,943

    Main site status: "Mission achieved"
    $1,555,261
     
  35. Cyco-Dude

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    regarding the kickstarter, the goal amount was likely set low so that it would be reached. kickstarter does not send the funds unless the goal is met. the amount on the rsi website and on the kickstarter will be added together when the funding period is over in 22 days.

    onto the updates (some are old, i just want them all together for clarity):
    it looks like we'll hit the 750K kickstarter stretch goal (repair bot) on monday, and the 2.5M main stretch goal (new bomber) on tuesday. if you haven't already, check out the spectrum dispatches for some universe fiction and the time capsule for some universe backstory.

    i think that's most of the relevant stuff.
     
  36. CryingGod

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    This game sounds awesome. This will be the second kickstarter I've supported!
     
  37. DogChainX

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    Ok. I feel like such a nerd for doing this for a computer game, but seriously, Wing Commander was the reason I got into computer games. Its the reason I bought a Sound Blaster. Its the reason I upgraded my computer for the first time by myself. Its the reason I learned DOS and how to edit autoexec.bat/config.sys files and learn the science of getting enough 640K conventional memory to run any game I needed.

    I'm almost embarrassed on how much I've pledged (now that we can upgrade our pledges)....but I want to support Chris's ideals of PC gaming.
     
  38. drako

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    I wish I could switch my pledge to the Kickstarter. Their web system sucks. I still have no recognition of the fact that I donated besides the email I received on day 1.

    Edit: I finally figured out how to see it. Apparently I made the pledge on August 10th, 1998. :rolleyes:
     
  39. Cyco-Dude

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    yeah, the first day(s) didn't go so well. i think they're still linking peoples pledges on the backup site with their accounts. hurricane sandy aside, everything seems to be working ok.
     
  40. LeninGHOLA

    LeninGHOLA Vladimir Hayt

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    You could be a cult hero uber hipster for having the foresight of backing such a good project 14 years ago. I mean, you liked the cool shit before Wing Commander was even out of style in the first place.