Reading this trash makes me wonder if this guy has ever played an MMO in this decade. What a condescending rant of idiocy this is. This looks like something that belongs on Reddit or something. I understand you make a living being a shill for these greedy dishonest developers, but you could at least try not to suck up every chance you get. There are so many legitimate complaints about the current state of the MMO genre, you could write a book on it. "stop complaining" is hardly a solution or the answer to anything. Western civilization was built because people complained about things like tyranny, high taxes, and oppression so I'll just keep complaining when I see bullshit happening, but thanks for the advice anyway. What a noob....
Now let's sit around and wonder why the gaming industry, and MMORPG's especially, are so boring and stale over the past decade. We can't keep recycling these same people with the same ideas and expect anything to change. Past success is not a predictor of future success in the gaming world, as we have seen time and time again with all these failed games made by these aging former titans of the industry. Is it really that hard to find some new people with some new ideas?
Yeah I think we can safely file this game in the ever growing trash bin on failed crowd funded games created by has-been developers from the golden age of gaming. So many people throwing money at these things based on nostalgia for older games made by these people. We need to stop being sucked into these half baked games with no realistic chance of success. You simply can't make a quality game with so little money and Star Citizen is proving more every day that you can't do it with a lot of money either. I would love for someone to prove me wrong, but for the time being, crowd funding is a total fail for MMORPG's. RIP SOTA.
I'll give them one thing, this has been a smart campaign. Steven Sharif knows just what to say to people who follow MMORPG's. He certainly hits all the right chords when talking about pay to win and lotto boxes ect. I'll be keeping my money for now though. I remember this other guy that did a kickstarter way back in the day who was a one time successful game developer and a great salesman too. He had some amazing ideas and talked a great game. Well 6 years later and 150 million down the drain and nothing to show for it yet on that one.
I won't be handing over any money to a guy with no game development experience and who made his money selling 40$ bottles of orange juice to suckers who though it would make them immune to cancer or some nonsense. I'll be taking a wait and see approach on this one for sure. I hope he makes the game he is pitching because I would play it and be happy to pay for it, but not until I see it first.
"We should have no problem reaching our release date of 2014 because we have already done much of the groundwork on Star Citizen."
Remember those days? A child born during the kickstarter is now about to enter grade school. They will probably graduate before this game releases. People are going to have to put those pictures of ships in their will in order for someone to ever get any use out of them.
I think we are getting to the point where this almost comical now. The never ending spin that this game is making progress just doesn't work any more. Long on promise and short on delivery. They love to show off little bits and pieces to advertise and fund raise, yet nothing that even approaches a complete game ever seems to come out of it. At a certain point even the most hard core fanboys have to start to wonder what the end result of all this is going to be. I'm impressed that they have been able to string so many people along for so long, but the higher you build the house of cards the bigger the mess is when it falls apart.
Sure why not? We already pay people to try and make games, why not have us pay for the tournaments too? Hey, maybe next time you guys can bring out a "send our whole team to disney land" lotto box too so we can pay for your vacations as well.