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Kompressor 11-08-2014 06:17 PM

Star Citizen Thread
 
I know there's a couple hookans out there that are into this game.

Here's a good explainer video, though a bit dated:

What is Star Citizen - The Complete Explanation - YouTube

I currently have a Constellation Phoenix and an Origin 890.

ionlylooklazy 11-09-2014 06:33 PM

those two ships cost you at least $700-800? that's a lot of money to spend on one video game thats barely in alpha

i have a freelancer with lti and the mis upgrade -- thats about all im willing to spend until the PU

Kompressor 11-10-2014 02:19 PM

Yup, though i did get an additional discount, but yea it's in the 3 digits.

I'm been in arena commander already, along with the Org i'm in we're doing flight tactics and figuring out how we all fly together. If they release a FPS arena i'm sure we'll be learning those point tactics as well.

So yea i'm playing already and i love just the mini arena games they have out right now. Can't wait to see this unfurl over time.

ionlylooklazy 11-10-2014 06:57 PM

So are you flying around in a hornet or have they updated arena commander to add in most of the original ships now?

I played around back when it first released and was non-plussed, so I'm laying off until they add my lancer into the mix.

Sir-Ex 11-10-2014 07:01 PM

I watched close to an hour of coverage on it today on youtube.

It looks like it could be pretty awesome...

maybe one day I'll play it. It seems like something you'd want to lose yourself in for a while - so besides a new rig and an occulus, I'd also need a lot more free time than I have atm.

Srsly. The days are too short.

Terry 11-10-2014 07:21 PM

Looks good but idk if my computer is good enough to run it. I really need a new graphics card and motherboard.

Also holy shit Komp a $600 ship?! You sound as hooked as my dad is on EVE Online.

Waves 11-10-2014 07:38 PM

lol i immediately think of the latest south park when i hear some dropped three digits on in-game stuff

Sir-Ex 11-10-2014 07:44 PM

From the coverage I saw, if you buy ships right now, it's analogous to wanting to provide support to the developers.

Komp doesn't seem like one of those people that will sink tons of cash into a hobby simply because of an obsession (like Terry's dad... or my dad come to think of it), or anything, that isn't in some way constructive.

Waves 11-10-2014 08:32 PM

dont mean to be a negative nancy, if you have the income and if you are having fun with your time then you can spend all the money you want for all i care. lord knows ive spent more on weed and other drugs than anyone has ever spent on fucking star citizen. i cant talk.

Sir-Ex 11-10-2014 08:38 PM

That's true too, and not really negative.

I'm definitely not talking for Komp. I'm impressing my speculative idealization of the man that is Komp lol.

Since the ships can be earned through just playing the game (ie: there's no hardline pay to win aspect to this game -- all things can be earned through playing the game) I figured if Komp was gonna spend that amount of money, it would be because it goes to the funding of the game's development, instead of just wanting to save time..


The latter of which would make no sense to me. Why spend money to save time.. playing the game... ??? Striving toward getting a better ship, better equipment, etc. should be an enjoyable experience in itself. If you would rather just spend some money and get the reward instantly rather than earn it, either the game is doing something wrong, or you as a person are just fucked :D

Waves 11-10-2014 09:29 PM

i dont know anything about this game but im guessing that as with other freemium games, the time it would take to actually earn one of the ships that you can buy with money far outweighs the actual time you work at your job to be able to afford the ship itself. i think you are idealizing a bit because when the end-user buys stuff like this its more out of a motivation of "more-ness"- that is, they have had a taste and they want more. which is exactly what crack addiction is. nobody buys crack to support their crack dealer, they buy it because it feels good to have crack and smoke that shit.

hence my brain brings up this southpark episode.

again i hate that my post sounds so antithetical to spending your money on what you want and having fun. im just generalizing here and not making any implications at all regarding komp himself.

i guess im just coming from a place of questioning. are you spending money to actually have fun or are you spending money because youve been skinner-boxed? BTW it seems to me mostly that in komps case here it is probably the former.

Terry 11-10-2014 09:32 PM

I wasn't dissing Komp at all just saying that is a pricy couple of ships.

Kompressor 11-11-2014 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ionlylooklazy (Post 52260947)
So are you flying around in a hornet or have they updated arena commander to add in most of the original ships now?


I played around back when it first released and was non-plussed, so I'm laying off until they add my lancer into the mix.

Yea, I got the hornet to fly, and they are progressively adding more and more ships. I believe most of the Origin and Anvil single-seaters are flyable. Also, they weapons are swappable in the hangar so you can experiment mounting different weapons systems on different ships already. They're experimenting with different HUDs and Targeting systems with each patch to balance out people who like to play with mice and keyboard and those that want to fly with joysticks. Ship speeds and maps have doubled, as well as uncoupling the thrusters for full six degrees of freedom, so those that want to pull off the crazy sci-fi spacesship stunts from whatever movie can figure out how to do it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terry (Post 52260952)
Looks good but idk if my computer is good enough to run it. I really need a new graphics card and motherboard.

Also holy shit Komp a $600 ship?! You sound as hooked as my dad is on EVE Online.

Think of it as an independent kickstarter. You're funding the paying the electricity bills for him to develop the game, and you get a reward depending on the amount you pledge. Really no different than an NPR drive.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir-Ex (Post 52260963)
That's true too, and not really negative.

I'm definitely not talking for Komp. I'm impressing my speculative idealization of the man that is Komp lol.

Since the ships can be earned through just playing the game (ie: there's no hardline pay to win aspect to this game -- all things can be earned through playing the game) I figured if Komp was gonna spend that amount of money, it would be because it goes to the funding of the game's development, instead of just wanting to save time..


The latter of which would make no sense to me. Why spend money to save time.. playing the game... ??? Striving toward getting a better ship, better equipment, etc. should be an enjoyable experience in itself. If you would rather just spend some money and get the reward instantly rather than earn it, either the game is doing something wrong, or you as a person are just fucked :D

The ships i have are by no means the top level capital ships, but they are a happy medium. Again, it's more about letting Chris Roberts and the rest of the gaming industry know that the giant devs like EA or Blizzard aren't needed to make a AAA game, and CR can probably make it better.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Waves (Post 52260967)
i dont know anything about this game but im guessing that as with other freemium games, the time it would take to actually earn one of the ships that you can buy with money far outweighs the actual time you work at your job to be able to afford the ship itself. i think you are idealizing a bit because when the end-user buys stuff like this its more out of a motivation of "more-ness"- that is, they have had a taste and they want more. which is exactly what crack addiction is. nobody buys crack to support their crack dealer, they buy it because it feels good to have crack and smoke that shit.

hence my brain brings up this southpark episode.

again i hate that my post sounds so antithetical to spending your money on what you want and having fun. im just generalizing here and not making any implications at all regarding komp himself.

i guess im just coming from a place of questioning. are you spending money to actually have fun or are you spending money because youve been skinner-boxed? BTW it seems to me mostly that in komps case here it is probably the former.

It's not a freemium game in that so far the pledging will vanish once the game goes into production. You are crowdfunding the entire game directly. The massive scope this game has, even compared to the most modern MMOs, is insane, and i wholly approve of this scale [and future scales] of worldbuilding which is why i dropped a lot on it.

Plus the ships i have are the luxury capital ships, meaning they are meant to be the baller ships to fly in. Thats the role i've chosen within my org, though. There are medical ships, science ships, fighter, touring, salvage, exploration, piracy, military, etc, etc...

The ship designs/roles are voted directly by the community, so it's been pretty entertaining alone knowing how openly engaging and responsive the devs have been to the fans and watching the ships go from concept to hangar. Even the server infrastructure of how they intend to host the Persistent Universe is wildly impressive considering the game is an MMO on the CryEngine [aka WILL IT RUN A MMO CRYSIS?!!]

This is the turn i'd like to see the industry go in, and money talks louder than words.


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