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Posted by: Iltsuger
« on: February 26, 2014, 06:53:32 PM »

I wonder if that would even be possible without ruining it, even if you were doing it with some gray-area mods. I thought the economy and many of the encounters would largely be dictated by player-driven behaviors.
Posted by: GLI
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:48:04 AM »

Quote from: "Iltsuger"
But would that insurance also be a thing you could get in-game?


AFAIK yes, you'll be able to buy "in-game" insurance for in-game money but it will be time limited (few months or something; not "lifetime"). Fair enough.

One thing worries me. Off-line version. I mean: setting up own server to play it like off-line game. RSI isn't obliged to make it... :pinch:
Posted by: Iltsuger
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:09:37 PM »

Meaning ship explodes and they replace it. But would that insurance also be a thing you could get in-game? This is so weird. It may not be pay-to-win, but it does sound like pay-to-skip. And I feel like their vagueness on what they're actually offering makes me just as scoogy about going into it as I felt when I first saw it.
Posted by: GLI
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:14:45 PM »

Quote from: "Iltsuger"
OK, so... could someone explain Star Citizen to me? Is it basically a persistent online world where you could, conceivably, upgrade your ship, and not be stuck with the starter ship you had to get?


Yes, something like this. You can start with basic ship and manage to get even the big ones.

You can play and buy in-game anything. For real money you can't buy things not available in-game (it's not pay-to-win).

Quote from: "Iltsuger"
I see the pricing and I'm not even sure what one is buying except dreams, and possibly careers for other people.


I've spend 110 USD for this... in hope to play it off-line (making own server). But I've got LTI (Life Time Insurance) which means if I'll lost my ship in game it will be recreated:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/12986-Lifetime-Insurance-Clarification
Posted by: Iltsuger
« on: February 25, 2014, 01:56:08 PM »

OK, so... could someone explain Star Citizen to me? Is it basically a persistent online world where you could, conceivably, upgrade your ship, and not be stuck with the starter ship you had to get? Or are you choosing how you will go through the whole game?

 I see the pricing and I'm not even sure what one is buying except dreams, and possibly careers for other people.
Posted by: Cthulhu
« on: December 21, 2012, 08:54:26 AM »

I don't know if this interview has circulated on the Star Citizen site, but this is an interview with Chris Robers (Wing Commander, Star Citizen) and David Braben (Elite)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvPU8e2ezgo

part two and three are on the Elite: Dangerous kickstarter page.
Posted by: Iltsuger
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:26:51 PM »

Hard to say the actual percentages, but thankfully few major, funded projects have fallen apart as of yet. Delays are fine, and I sort of question any company that's not willing to put the dates way ahead just to be safe. Given the response a lot of companies have gotten they should feel confident that far-future release dates aren't going to be a major factor for backers.

He makes a salient point about them not advertising very well sometimes; paying too much attention to backers and not enough to potential-other-payer-people. Phrases...  hard.
Posted by: Cthulhu
« on: November 29, 2012, 05:00:46 PM »

I spent quite a lot of my working time today reading this:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/28/the-kickstarter-successes-where-are-they-now/

Interesting to see. Seems like most games are being made, just not as fast as originally advertised.
Posted by: Iltsuger
« on: November 28, 2012, 10:11:42 AM »

Someone who's actually going single-player:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/27/little-big-universe-limit-theory-hits-funding-goal/

Although I tend to get worried when I feel like procedural generation winds up being too narrowly focused to bring real variety. Not sure if that's the case here or not.
Posted by: VincentFirePony
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:32:14 AM »

I too would love an update to AS. I'm sure CK will get to it when he can (sooner rather than later hopefully  :heh: ) But I'm also liking this Hostile Takeover demo....
Posted by: GLI
« on: November 21, 2012, 10:32:59 PM »

I've lost my mind becuase I've pledged that damn 60 $... or maybe I've trusted to some info about single-player with "full option":
http://www.gog.com/forum/general/ask_developer_a_question_chris_roberts/post50

CK! Please, make significant update to Ascii Sector because I will not donate more money without progress... :heh:
Posted by: VincentFirePony
« on: November 21, 2012, 09:23:14 PM »

I can't yet figure out how to kill the guy on the 4th floor.
Posted by: Cthulhu
« on: November 21, 2012, 10:00:39 AM »

Hostile Takeover doesn't use any CPU at all (almost) on my laptop.

The Star Citizen campaign is over and it has broken the record as the most successful crowd funded project. They raised more than $6 million!  
http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/
Posted by: VincentFirePony
« on: November 21, 2012, 04:22:02 AM »

Yes upon further review Star Citizen is most likely beyond my laptop as well... That's fine. I love me some ASCII Sector...
Posted by: VincentFirePony
« on: November 21, 2012, 12:41:50 AM »

I've been in the ASCII Army since 08-09, I still go back to it. I've loved the Privateer concept since I played the Palm Pilot game in Kuwait in 2001. And I love Syndicate and Hitman. Assassinations in the 3rd person isometric perspective is great as well. As I posted of the Laserbrain forum, I downloaded the HT pre alpha demo last night and was playing it a bit an hour ago, it hasn't killed my poor old laptop so when alpha comes around, I'll some money to buy it. BTW Did laserbrain come from star wars?