For those not familiar, I am a conscientious objector to the company on the basis or principle.
I'm not trying to tell you how to spend your money. I'm warning, from my educated understanding of the project, this is a fleecing of the gaming community, and your money is better spent elsewhere.
Many long-term contributors to the project have become wise to the nefarious practices and are seeking refunds.https://www.reddit.com/r/starcitizen_refunds/
Many long-term contributors who are not yet seeking refunds are in a process of open rebellion on the official forum.https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/374420/lets-talk-about-3-0-status/p6
The most recent bold-faced lie from the CIG hierarchy was from the fall, when it was stated they "hoped to have 3.0 alpha by the end of the year". This was said as an intentional falsehood to garner additional funding from instilling false hope. The real timeline is closer to late 2017. There's zero way this was not fully known when the statement was made.
The most recent lackluster release of a proof-of-concept was the fps shooter module "Star Marine", two years later than promised, easily exploitable for client-side code, simplistic and unfun, lacking a majority of promised features.
If you're new to this project, you deserve to be warned of the developers' collective ineptitude and tall tales before you make a monetary commitment.
If you're not new to the project, you owe it to yourself a second consideration of the gaslighting, the historical revisionist culture in which you've found yourself immersed.
CIG has enough money, now well over twice what they said they needed, to do what they said they were going to do.
It's time they deliver, no more advertising, no more empty words, no more nonsense.
Tell CIG today
you want a finished product before you give them another cent. This is only to your benefit.
Thanks for listening.