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  • Star Citizen 3.0 - Refusing Refunds

    Kefo said:
    @Eldurian ;

    Chris Roberts might have thought up freelancer but it was Microsoft who made it what it is when it released. The only credit CR should have for that game besides thinking up the idea is running the project into the ground. So if you want to thank someone thank a big soulless company for making a game you found to be insanely fun.
    You mean it was Microsoft that gave the money to finish it, cut 70 % of the features and kick it out the door to spice up some quarterly investors report.

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  • Star Citizen 3.0 - Refusing Refunds

    Erillion said:
    >>> rampant refund requests >>>

    Interesting .... i am sure you have some data to show us that this claim is true. Or is this just your OPINION ? 

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    A very basic and limited form of data for this (as no company would normally allow this information into the wild as it could badly hurt them) can be found by running some metrics on the Starcitizen_Refunds subreddit. LINK

    It does show an increase in the past year, and while this may be people just interested in the drama, the amount of posts from people getting refunds has increased in recent months.
    Thank you.

    Lets put it into perspective. The following numbers are my estimates, please add your estimates if you think other numbers are more accurate.

    We know that about 35 % of the registered Star Citizens are paying backers
    On 15. July 2016 about 500.000 of 1.411.323 were paying backers.

    Currently we have 1.889.733 Star Citizens.... that would be roughly 670.000 paying backers.

    We have around 1000 people in the refund reddit. Lets triple that number to 3000 to have some safety margin (not everyone that asks for a refund will be a refund reddit member):

    There seems to have been a spike in membership numbers  of refund reddit after the GamesCon in September 2017 (like 200 ish more). But on the other hand, over 12.000 new Star Citzen, or around 4300 new paying backers have joined the Star Citizen project. 21 times more than those 200 wanting a refund. 

    3000 of 670.000 is around 0,45 %. Over a period of 5 years.

    To me this does not exactly sound like "rampant" refund requests.

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  • Star Citizen - Development Updates

    Do 160 M$ also mean jack shit in the grand scheme of things ?  ;-)

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  • Does Star Citizen deserve its hate?

    There is also the possibility to test ships in game during this Alpha using the REC simpod currency that you earn for playtesting. No more real world money required beyond a basic game package. 

    It seems to me that some of the "hate" due to "ships costing hundreds or thousands of real world dollars" stems from a lack of knowledge about the SC Alpha, misinformation and/or an unwillingness to get information about participation in the playtesting. 

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  • Does Star Citizen deserve its hate?

    aliven said:
    Erillion said:
    You fail to mention that one will be able to get all these ships - that you claim do cost hundreds and thousands of dollars - in the game for in game money after the game has launched.

    So in reality they DO NOT cost thousands of dollars. I will be able to get them for the price of the basic game. I fully intend to acquire these ships in game once the game has launched. 

    Those people that support the game development by voluntarily obtaining such ships now before the launch - I thank them for their dedication and deep wallets ;-)

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    Is it hard to write while you are choking? 
    Is it hard to write without .....

    ...... nevermind ....

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