Star Citizen Online - The search for more money

Cybsled

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Derek Smart has been salty since people shit all over Battlecruiser 3000.
 

Denaut

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Derek Smart is absolutely salty and more than a little out of his mind. But he isn't entirely off the mark when it comes to Star Citizen.

I don't know about the off shore stuff and the extra financing, but their public funding numbers rather suspiciously match their (estimated) monthly burn rate almost exactly. If I worked for a publisher reviewing a game company's financials that would set off all sorts of alarm bells for further investigation.
 

Punko

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I've posted before I think they are buying a large part of their own ships.

They put up a $1200 ship, 5000 available, and buy 4000 themselves, to trigger whales to buy the last remaining 1k available, and since it "sold out at record speed" it creates the environment for the next whaletrap.

They'll claim to have sold 6.000.000$ in ships, which technically they have, but in reality they only generated 1.200.000$, which is enough to keep the scam running.
 

iannis

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Nah, they actually released half-life 3.

Turns out it was a reddit thread, not a game. But still a release!
 

Tuco

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I've posted before I think they are buying a large part of their own ships.

They put up a $1200 ship, 5000 available, and buy 4000 themselves, to trigger whales to buy the last remaining 1k available, and since it "sold out at record speed" it creates the environment for the next whaletrap.

They'll claim to have sold 6.000.000$ in ships, which technically they have, but in reality they only generated 1.200.000$, which is enough to keep the scam running.
It'd be funny to find out that CIG is actually owned by some huge conglomerate like EA or Microsoft, and their owner has been fronting 90% of the crowdsourced $. Once that leaks then SC becomes more a micro-transaction game for whomever is still playing it since nobody buys the macro-transactions anymore.
 
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Is this game really only 25% done? Does that mean in another 21 years and $600,000,000, they will release the game?
 

Tuco

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Is this game really only 25% done? Does that mean in another 21 years and $600,000,000, they will release the game?
Hard to put a % on completion of SC. If you compare what the original funding campaign was to what has been done to date, SC is 400% done!

But I think SC is going to be 100% done when the funding collapses and CIG needs to avoid a lawsuit.
 

Faith

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Could we not just have a new updated WingCommander plix? This is fucking retarded.
 

Tuco

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Could we not just have a new updated WingCommander plix? This is fucking retarded.
If Chris Roberts just burned it all to the ground, declared bankruptcy and said he was going to make a crowdsourced Freelancer 2 with whatever he could salvage I'd probably give the same amount I gave to SC for it ($45).
 

Dom

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I'm sure all of the backers so far will get some shares too, right? Right?

Fucking muppets.
 

Faith

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"CIG will release full historical financial details from 2012 through to 2017 via a new corporate website."

This will be intresting.
 

Valderen

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"CIG will release full historical financial details from 2012 through to 2017 via a new corporate website."

This will be intresting.
They must feel somewhat confident to do this, or feeling some external pressure to do it to quell rumors of their impending doom.

One thing for sure, no matter what they post, good, bad, incomplete or fictional...Derek Smart will say it proves what he's been saying for years and CIG only has a few months left. :)
 

Woffer

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What's interesting is seeing if they can keep the same level of funds coming in through ship sales since at least some of the motivation for keeping that going was that it was fully crowd funded.
 

Woffer

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What was the reason they had so much contracted dev costs in 2015. Was this when they were pushing release on the FPS module?

 

Faith

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They must feel somewhat confident to do this, or feeling some external pressure to do it to quell rumors of their impending doom.

One thing for sure, no matter what they post, good, bad, incomplete or fictional...Derek Smart will say it proves what he's been saying for years and CIG only has a few months left. :)
Oh Come on, DS was a fun ride on the SA forums for a bit until he could no longer contain his doxxing and idiocy. He is banned there (for the third time?) for a reason. Noone besides the cultists pay any intrest in his 1 billion word blogs anymore.
 

Folanlron

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What was the reason they had so much contracted dev costs in 2015. Was this when they were pushing release on the FPS module?
Wasn't there another company working on the FPS/Single player module ? or it's them outsourcing for Ship models.. Who know's