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  • 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...
  • Alpha 3.0 Production Schedule (updated 13th October)

    Babuinix said:
    rodarin said:

    youll NEVER see ANYTHING that is PLAYABLE at any of these conventions. At least not playable on any server other than their own.
    You got exposed, hard. Moving goalposts won't change that. Again refrain from posting false information.

    Now, about moving goal posts: Somthing about throwing stones and glass houses...
  • Why Derek Smart is right about Star Citizen - His facts and why SC is likely to fail

    Erillion said:
    It is slightly ironic that DS with no inside knowledge have the same precision on predicting the future deadlines as CR who have all the inside knowledge.

    Hard call to say who is most incompetent. Personally I call it a tie though for completely different reasons.