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One of the first things they ever talked about was their "Death of a Spaceman" idea. Perhaps it was the one time CIG were honest with their backers?rensta said:Ohhhh they are waiting for their backers to die! Clever!
I think the naivety here is believing that extra cash will go to the code monkeys as wages...Erillion said:If you think they would, you are naive.
There is a lot of manhours behind such a report ... which translates into cost. Money you could put to better use elsewhere if you do not have to create such a report. Money that you could use to pay their code monkeys a higher salary for all the crunch time and blood/sweat/tears moments in game development.
Ah yes, the big, bad studio stiffing it's customers just to line their own pockets... all on the back of their £3 cosmetics, meanwhile the studio fleecing people with $700 in game items are only charging that because it's for the good of the backers....Erillion said:Nah, who am i kidding ? This is a company on the London stock exchange ... that is money better handed out as profit to the stockholders, of course !
I love you. You bring up games like Elite when you want to slag them off and talk up Star Citizen but when someone else does comparisons you call for the waaambulanceBabuinix said:Again with pointless comparisons.
WAAA WHERE'S MY WAAAMUBLANCE?
If the business model was one of a released game who rely on the cosmetic funding model most of the cool stuff would be behind a paywall to keep the business running, which is what elite does.
All in all it's all optional, nobody forces anyone to buy anything.