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Is this one on anyone's radar at the moment? I've been aware of it for a while but thought that it was in it's very early stages and not really worth investing. However, just over the last couple of days I've been watching a few gameplay vids and I've been extremely impressed with what I've seen. It is still in Alpha, there are bugs and server crashes but it is apparent that there is emergent gameplay and fun to be had.


I'm on the verge of investing, I don't know anyone who plays it but thought I'd reach out to see if there's any FGM'ers who are either already playing or considering it?
 

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Is this one on anyone's radar at the moment? I've been aware of it for a while but thought that it was in it's very early stages and not really worth investing. However, just over the last couple of days I've been watching a few gameplay vids and I've been extremely impressed with what I've seen. It is still in Alpha, there are bugs and server crashes but it is apparent that there is emergent gameplay and fun to be had.


I'm on the verge of investing, I don't know anyone who plays it but thought I'd reach out to see if there's any FGM'ers who are either already playing or considering it?
Watch the Mighty Jingles video on it. He brings up some interesting points.
 

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Initial development started circa 2010.
It's rec'd something like $363M in funding with no release date in sight.
It is a game scandal like no other in recent memory.
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That much? I thought it was $36 million. Even so, c’mon...
 

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As far as I've read, it's basically one huge scam... They keep "working on it" but never actually deliver on all the promises they made. However, they do spend some of the money on producing new videos etc. to lure in more suckers.
 

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You can't really sue them, because you agreed on purchase that you know the game is sold "as is" and might never be finished. Most people just never read the fine print.

Rule of thumb: If something "might not" be finished, it will not be finished.
 

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Don't walk. Run. That shit is vaporware of the highest order.

Maybe, eventually, they'll get a game out of it - but not even remotely close to something worth the amount of cash thrown at it.
 

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Watch the Mighty Jingles video on it. He brings up some interesting points.
I took your recommendation and did watch it. I thought it was a very balanced insight. I get how people would be pissed off if they spent money on something which is developing at a snails pace, it's why I didn't get involved years ago. You were basically paying for a promise which may or not materialise and some think that it hasn't got to where it should have by now. I would be frustrated too if I had adopted that early. Thankfully, I didn't.

I do have my concerns especially with the amount of money that has been sunk into it, also the skirting around consumer laws by calling it a 'pledge' rather than a 'purchase' and of course the frustrated early adopters. However, there seems to have been an explosion in gameplay vids on YT over the last year, and these aren't official SC promotional vids, these are just YT'ers playing a game. I've questioned some of them and they all say the same thing more or less, "It's buggy but it's fun and is regularly updated"
 

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they all say the same thing more or less, "It's buggy but it's fun and is regularly updated"
As long as you're aware those updates can stop at any moment, it's fine to buy it and play it and have fun with what it is. I just think many of those players only find it fun because they are able to gloss over many of the things that are buggy or not in the game yet, believing that they will get fixed eventually. They might very well never be fixed or implemented.

Has anyone actually played it?

I haven't played Star Citizen, but I did get burned on Medieval Engineers, which was suddenly declared finished even though it was really buggy and only the basic outline of a game was there. It wasn't so much the money spent, more the time learning the game etc. that made me feel annoyed about it. That, and the feeling of simply having been cheated.
 
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