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  • R.I.P. The Division

    An this is why we can't have nice things. The world is full of fucktards that mess it up for the rest of us...
  • Black Desert / Chargebacks and u!

    Jep, now all you need is a legally binding definition of what P2W actually is, and you are all ready to go.


    I think I detected a flaw in your argument....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Star Citizen - Development Updates

    sgel said:
    Babuinix said:
    Lol it feels like Im trying to explain a toddler how to assemble legos and they keep trying to eat it...

    It doesnt matter what kind of progression you focus on. There's many of them depending on how a gamer has fun playing.

    For a player that has fun customizing its avatar being able to change shirt, pants whatever can feel as progresssion. Progressing in the goal of attaining the prefered look for its avatar...

    Every thing that changes your avatar beyond it's default starting gear/skill/lvl/status can be seen as progression...

    Hope that was clear and simple enough lol
    Wow that's a pretty amazing conclusion you came up with.. EVERYTHING can be seen as progression.
    Installing SC and actually running it is progression.
    Managing to complete a single mission without bugging is progression.
    Getting anything above 15FPS is progression.
    In fact SC has more open-ended progression mechanics than any other game.
    No need to actually build mechanics/content around vanity progression like Arenanet or dungeon/raid progress mechanics like Blizzard or other devs.

    Let it go. Unless someone discovers that true magic exists, Pinocchio will never become a real boy. Lets them them have the dream in peace though.
  • Nvidia asks retailers to limit GFX sales per person

    Hulluck said:
    My question would be what's going on in with crypto currencies to influence this. cant blame people who think they might see an opportunity and taking a risk if that's. All this is news to me. First post I saw on this. Seems like somethign to waste a bit of time on reading about. 
    The problem right now is that Bitcoins are worth a lot more than they actually cost to create*, if you have a large enough setup to weigh out the randomness. 

    * The "cost" of a Bit coin is the equal to the power consumption plus hardware write off. And for the large scale miners that cost is a lot lower than what stupid people are prepared to pay for them. See Bitcoins is not really a currency, it is a raw material, and that in the end will doom it a s a currency. There is a reason we do not pay with gold silver or some other rare material. Bitcoins is really people repeating ancient mistakes all over again.
  • Around the Verse - Serialized Variables - Star Citizen Videos - MMORPG.com

    I might have missed it, but that net code he talks about, is that the new net code that is going into 3.0, or is it for a later release?