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  • Sandi Gardiner Stops Social Media Over Targeted Harrassment

    I don't think it's because she is a female... some people have a beef with Star Citizen overall and she seems to be easiest target to go against. Everything she does or says will be used against her, both Star Citizen related up to her personal life. We can't talk of harassment of her without mentioning Derek Smart, allow me to paste a resume made of what goes from him alone against Sandi Gardiner....

    You be the judge, isn't this harassment?

    500+ mentions of her on twtitter

    That's just Twitter.

    Why all the attacks? He says

    • Because he was banned.
    • He heard stuff about the way she treats employees (no proof given)
    • He doesn't think she's qualified.

    Are this perfectly reasonable reasons to post pictures of their children, their resumes, their marital status, videos, e-mails, scantily clad pictures, their childrens' names,etc?

    source here

  • So what happened to PG planets and landing on them?

    Having the tech and demo it is not the same as "it's done and ready to be released". 

    It's called development, as they show time to time the how it keeps progressing and improving from what we seen before:

    (from this week's update on PG progress)

    The answer to what happened to PG Planets is quite obvious, under development. The number of planets/moons is irrelevant, if there's blockers and stuff to do before it's on a release-able, it won't happen until it is.

    On its progress, several things that changed since last year PG Demos:
    • Orbital mechanics are now a thing, been a question for a while that depended on if tech-wise allowed it to happen, and so it happens.
    • Planets rotate, from the originally shown static versions to have them rotating to generate by itself the day/night cycles.
    • Cloud simulation (and eventually weather), another of the sides of PG gaining traction since the demos.
    • And obviously, the work being done on the stuff that will be generated within those planets (mostly outposts of several types within the first release it seems)

    I think following the topic of PG within the development you'll see the clear path it's taking and how it is improving on literally every front, showing focus attm on content creation/generation on the planets/moons.
  • PSA: The $45,000 refund was fake - updated

    Developers say a Star Citizen guild did not get $45,000 refund. 
    "Cloud Imperium spokesperson Dave Swofford tells Ars that "a lot of the information was fabricated" in the Reddit post discussed the below. Swofford says the account in question was issued an individual refund of $330, not the $45,000 claimed in posted screenshots and videos which Swofford says do not reflect actual complaints requests logged by the company. What's more, Swofford says the refund was handled "in a timely fashion" with "no extended debate over whether we should."
    edit. And this article on PC Gamer:
    The Reddit post contains a number of screenshots of correspondence between the poster and CIG's customer service department detailing the refund process, however: "The screenshots do not represent the actual communications which were shared to and from our support department," the CIG representative wrote. "So no…there’s nothing to it at all. There is no story."

    ...a refund was issued recently to one customer, but in the amount of $330. I asked if it appeared this was the same customer, and if this customer had perhaps doctored the correspondence to make it appear as if the amount refunded was $45,000. The response I got was: "Yes to the first. Yes to the second…as best as we can tell."
    edit. Right after CIG's reaction and the media intent to contact who claimed the refund, the poster deleted account.

    And this is a great example of how much crap made to look legitimate is fabricated here, now here it is CIG officially reacts and states that the details of that refund were faked. This also tells about the refunds sub credibility when the admins claimed they personally verified the legitimacy of that refund...

  • Developers Revived - Foundation Update Coming Soon - No Man's Sky -

    Base building Update? Hmmm, well it's one of the big requests of features.

    But I would say the first large update to the game should address multiplayer; minimally things as being able to see other players.
  • Why Derek Smart is right about Star Citizen - His facts and why SC is likely to fail

    That is actually the legit truth of it, I wanted a refund because I'm dirt poor and 50 dollars is a lot of money for me. The 2nd time just this morning, I skipped dealing with the company and went to the bank. 
    I don't buy this...

    You were, minutes ago, aggressively defensive of the game, you made a post about DS and his group wanted to destroy star citizen then you edit it MINUTES after saying "you're a fan of DS".

    That just does not happen, you don't make a post like that, change your heart, refund the game, and edit all your posts to reflect you are no longer a fan... In just a few minutes.
  • PcInvasion chimes in about the removal of production schedule dates

    CrazKanuk said:
    Sometimes it's just better to release what you have and apologize for it and patch the fuck out of it. In this case, I don't know. I feel like they need to have everything be polished. 
    You don't really believe they could afford to have a dejavu of 2.0 with 3.0, now don't you?

    It's obvious there's a high expectation, so no surprise they are playing defensive because there's no way they don't know they can't afford to give on 3.0 to the backers with the stability and performance of 2.0.

    The pressure to deliver will accumulate with the pressure of the expectation that lies on that release, rush it independent of its state would have worse consequences than the backlash they get from delays.
  • Red Dead Redemption II Trailer Tells the Story of Arthur Morgan - News


    They'll make you beg for PC but they know they'll port it anyway, psychological torture makes your wallet easy to open \o/
  • SC's Subsumption #nobullshit

    Kefo said:
    Not like they can just say "whoops we had to cut it for this release because some bugs cropped up" right?

    Until it's in backers hands to play with, test and see for themselves maybe you should save the celebratory pat on the back.
    Again, something completed in the schedule has not been cut from the release before, I'm not going to assume otherwise just because you say so.

    "But...  But... But it's a possibility you can't ignore!" < There's a possibility we might all die tomorrow, I'm not going to change my assumption I will be just fine when I wake up tomorrow because of it.
  • Star Citizen - Development Updates

    From monthly report, the first images of what is Certainly the WIP biome for Hurston:

    First pics of the second Mission giver:

    And the new Fleet Manager app, also deals with insurance claims:

  • 3.0 Spoilers From An Evocati

    Can anybody of the experts explain to me please what this "Debug Mode" that is eating away many FPS is doing? And why is it only in the build of the first evocati test group but not in the other Alpha test groups?
    Server performance pretty much ties to the performance of the clients, hence if servers are on debug they are cut on performance that will impact the clients that way.

    That's why server memory leaks also cause player FPS issues, noticing how the server degrades over time (they confirmed those are mostly memory-related at least).

    And because that's the point of Evocati? The heavy more localized debugging and stress testing, those builds are not meant to be played, yet tested.