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Reply #3710 on: November 29, 2017, 05:26:03 AM

Sunk cost fallacy, delusion, dreams of grandeur, and plain old stupidity and naievity make this possible.

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Reply #3711 on: November 29, 2017, 08:55:44 AM

sell everything.
players start naked.
Dude, you of all people should know better. People start in ugly underwear and pay to be naked. Then sell dingdong/booby enhancement packs.

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Reply #3712 on: November 29, 2017, 01:12:31 PM

You guys are forgetting the speculators, who are neither naive nor stupid, although they can be overconfident.

There are people buying stuff that they have no intention of ever using, nor do they even really care if the game ever ships -- they are just betting that they can resell the virtual junk for a markup before it all collapses.

Still ends up with a dumbass end user who actually wants the stuff, I suppose. Makes it even worse that there are enough of them to make a middlemen market of speculators possible.

But if everyone always spend their money wisely, me, and probably a lot of folks here, would likely be out of business...
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Reply #3713 on: November 29, 2017, 01:19:11 PM

Speculators who looked into this deserved to be fleeced as well. There was no way it was going to be delivered, ever.

If folks spent money wisely, I'd be busier, as training and education would be more valued than "figure it out" and "Joe is the 'computer guy' he knows how to install Windows."

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Reply #3714 on: December 01, 2017, 07:13:02 PM

Every once in a while a couple of streamers I know do this game, it's usually worth it for the comedy.



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Reply #3715 on: December 07, 2017, 12:34:50 PM

I know a few star citizen speculators. Their take on the situation was more or less correct and wise: when millions of fools are parting their money, try to valuate it and act on it. Star Citizen is a giant pit of money being hurled out by fools.

They have done ok with limited edition ship pack trading.
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Reply #3716 on: December 07, 2017, 02:07:57 PM

So is this an actual game in development or some psych-economic experiment?

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Reply #3717 on: December 07, 2017, 10:52:05 PM

Incompetently run Ponzi scheme???

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Reply #3718 on: December 08, 2017, 06:38:37 AM

It doesn't look incompetent to me. Looks like they're doing ok swindling money from folks.
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Reply #3719 on: December 08, 2017, 08:06:32 AM

Yes.  This may be the most creative ponzi scheme ever.

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Reply #3720 on: December 09, 2017, 06:59:29 PM


Colonel Sanders is back in my wallet
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Reply #3721 on: December 09, 2017, 07:02:35 PM

Is the box riding simulator part of the base game or a paid add-on module?
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Reply #3722 on: December 09, 2017, 11:15:53 PM

what a game
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Reply #3723 on: December 10, 2017, 05:58:19 PM

That's just a creative use of game mechanics. Anyone who doesn't box surf is just a fucking noob who doesn't appreciate the complexity of the physics system.
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Reply #3724 on: December 11, 2017, 04:13:39 PM

Coming soon, special box rewards for donors.
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Reply #3725 on: December 12, 2017, 03:00:59 PM

EMERGENT GAMEPLAY
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Reply #3726 on: December 13, 2017, 12:52:52 PM


OP is assuming its somewhat of a design-goal of eve to make players happy.
this is however not the case.
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Reply #3727 on: December 13, 2017, 01:19:14 PM

An exit strategy! Send all the money overseas, declare bankruptcy, blame Crytek for everything, and let them field the death threats.
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Reply #3728 on: December 14, 2017, 06:18:05 AM

I actually suspect that's what's going to happen.
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Reply #3729 on: December 14, 2017, 11:33:51 AM

But it's a meritless lawsuit!

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Reply #3730 on: December 19, 2017, 01:36:57 AM

It’s a lawsuit over 75,000 in unpaid licensing fees. That’s barely three spaceships sold in game.
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Reply #3731 on: December 19, 2017, 02:20:58 PM

You are reading that wrong.. 75k is a jurisdictional threshold to be in that particular court.  Ths pleading is for an unknown amounr in excess of 75k. They are actually going for the full enchilada of all the gains CGI has made with their IP.

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Reply #3732 on: December 19, 2017, 02:46:48 PM

Please tell me that include the box surfing.  why so serious?

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Reply #3733 on: December 19, 2017, 03:05:12 PM

You are reading that wrong.. 75k is a jurisdictional threshold to be in that particular court.  Ths pleading is for an unknown amounr in excess of 75k. They are actually going for the full enchilada of all the gains CGI has made with their IP.

and i hope they get it
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Reply #3734 on: December 19, 2017, 11:41:05 PM

You are reading that wrong.. 75k is a jurisdictional threshold to be in that particular court.  Ths pleading is for an unknown amounr in excess of 75k. They are actually going for the full enchilada of all the gains CGI has made with their IP.

and i hope they get it

If it doesn't come out by the end of 3019 it should be running dangerously low on funds. If those estimates made by Smart are mostly right the loan sharks get everything and Crytek nothing except the shirt on Chris' back.

OP is assuming its somewhat of a design-goal of eve to make players happy.
this is however not the case.
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Reply #3735 on: December 20, 2017, 02:20:24 AM


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Reply #3736 on: December 20, 2017, 08:10:50 AM

If it doesn't come out by the end of 3019 it should be running dangerously low on funds.

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Reply #3737 on: December 20, 2017, 03:15:45 PM

You can now buy tanks in star citizen, ranging from $95 to $725.
https://imgur.com/a/BNtWo

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Reply #3738 on: December 20, 2017, 03:23:06 PM

Are they, by chance, registered as a church?

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Reply #3739 on: December 20, 2017, 04:12:39 PM

I'm sure there's an emeter SOMEWHERE in one of their offices.

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Reply #3740 on: December 21, 2017, 06:32:35 AM

You know how right now if you want to make fun of someone who is gullible, you offer to sell them the Brooklyn Bridge? Or similar cliches that invoke actual 19th and early 20th cons? In the mid-21st Century, the colloquial way to do the same thing will be to offer to sell them a spaceship in Star Citizen.
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Reply #3741 on: December 21, 2017, 01:10:48 PM

An „actual patent attorney“ on Twitch.

Just when I thought I have seen everything.

The video was great though and very informative as well
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Reply #3742 on: December 21, 2017, 02:09:22 PM

You can now buy tanks in star citizen, ranging from $95 to $725.
https://imgur.com/a/BNtWo

Gotta pay for that copyright legal defence somehow. Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #3743 on: December 23, 2017, 02:52:16 AM

They showed squadron 42, a full hour of "gameplay".
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Reply #3744 on: December 23, 2017, 01:38:34 PM

Their stuff used to look incredible. As in "so amazing that it is never gonna work", but at least it looked fantastic. Five years later, it is starting to look absolutely MEH, and it's still clunky and actually not working nor close to release. It feels and sounds like a generic Mass Effect at this point. Sure, with space fighting added but I believe that even a lot of people who used to drool over the screen are starting to feel severely underwhelmed by these videos.

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