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  • Crytek Filing Lawsuit Against CIG

    Perfect timing by CryTech. Waited long enough to maximize sales and then strikes while there is still money to get.

    Have to give them credit: Striking for optimal damage/profit ratio.

    Someone must really have pissed them off...
  • New Ship - Introductory Price of $850

    Erillion said:

    In EVE we had projects where several dedicated people were working 18 hours a day to achieve a certain objective. For those that know EVE ... I was ASCN ...  first player outpost ... first Titan. Proud hobbit 'til this day  ;-)  Compared to that a craftable Star Citizen capital ship is small fry.
    Explains a lot about our relationship.

    I was there when we blew it up.

    I had fun!  :p
  • 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.
  • Star Citizen - Alpha 3.0 out to Evocati player testers

    sgel said:
    How do those disgusting goons get access to Evocati since it's supposed to be the most dedicated bug-reporting Citizens of the verse?
    Never underestimate how much work a goon is willing to put into being a pain in the...