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  • R.I.P. The Division

    An this is why we can't have nice things. The world is full of fucktards that mess it up for the rest of us...
  • Black Desert / Chargebacks and u!

    Jep, now all you need is a legally binding definition of what P2W actually is, and you are all ready to go.


    I think I detected a flaw in your argument....
  • Star Citizen - Squadron 42 Update

    It seems they are trying to avoid the mess from last year when everybody was expecting a SQ42 announcement, probably even a release date, and then got basically nothing.

    Managing people's expectations is half the game, which would not be a problem if they were not at the same time constantly trying to create a hype to keep money flowing. Damned if they do, damned if they don't.

    But right now they seem to be saving some SQ42 hype to not tap it at the same time as SC 3.0 hype. Would be wasted hype, if you still need to keep things boiling for a few more years.
  • Star Citizen 3.0 - Refusing Refunds

    Erillion said:
    hfztt said:
    Kyleran said:

    People keep treating this as if they've "bought" something which is clearly not the case.

    In the EU they take TAX on the payment: Ergo its a purchase not a donation. No real debate needed. They are under full EU customer protection.
    Lawyers seem to disagree that no debate is needed when it comes to crowdfunding.

    First it needs to be completely know what type of crowdfunding Star Citizen is
    I guess there is not even a consensus on that.

    Have fun

    Nope. Crowd funding does not legally exist. So you have to fit it into one of the two that does exist: Donation or purchase. They take tax, ergo, purchase. No debate.

    The debate is if there SHOULD be separate laws for crowdfunding as neither of the two existing categories fit the philosophy behind it. But from a legal point of view in the EU you are protected as long as the seller has a legal entity in the EU and thus by extension are covered by EU law, which CIG do.

    If you talk companies that raise crowdfunding money in the US from EU citizens without having a legal entity in EU, then, yes, it is a grey area.
  • Microtransactions & the 19-Year-Old Who Spent $13,000 - MMORPG.com News

    Looking at DLC I see two variations, content DLC and consumables DLC. (I use DLC bradly here, I could as well call it microtransactions.)

    While content DLC can employ some shady strategies (overpricing, hidden costs, etc.), they are IMHO not inherently bad. Used correctly they can actually be of benefit to both publisher and consumer.

    Consumable DLC on the other hand is for the most part, IMHO, always at least in a gray area. (Keys for) Lock boxes, Gold ammo etc. are all taking advantage of weakneses in the human psyche, and should be avoided, by publishers and players alike.
  • More Spoilers from Evocati 3.0

    Babuinix said:

    Q: I'm sorry to ask again. When do you think we'll get PTU? CitizenCon?

    A: That's way too optimistic. We just started the second phase of ETF testing aka cargo and trade. We've yet to really test the missions system. My honest prediction is not in November or December. I know the public is dying to get their hands on 3.0, but realistically don't expect it by Christmas to be brutally honest. There's a probability that CIG will open it up to PTU on New Years' Eve, but that's pure speculation and optimistic at that. I don't like to speculate, so please stop asking me about dates.

    That awkward moment when some random internet dude is better at estimating SC deadlines than the actual SC project leads.
  • Star Citizen starts selling land today. Nov. 28 2017

    Erillion said:

    Will players claiming the “best” plots of land on day one be an issue?

    No. Due to the billions of square kilometres of available land over many planets and moons and of course as new Star Systems are introduced and explored, all players will have the ability to find and claim new “hot spots” throughout the lifetime of the game. Also, every player can have their own reason for what could be the ‘best’ piece of land, while some may judge a plot of land based on the type and quantity of natural resources that it contains, others might be looking for proximity to trade routes, and others could simply look for a quiet spot with a beautiful vista. This – combined with the fact that there’s an enormous amount of real estate available – means that prospecting and the purchase of land are two pieces of a supply-and-demand equation governing how rapidly land of a distinct perceived value will come on the market."

    That is the most f'ing thin dodge of a completely valid P2W concern I have seen in a long time.

    Of course 0 day claimers will have an advantage.

    Sic transit...
  • Around the Verse - Serialized Variables - Star Citizen Videos - MMORPG.com

    I might have missed it, but that net code he talks about, is that the new net code that is going into 3.0, or is it for a later release?