- Oct 17, 2011
Honestly in the last year or two, the trolling by CIG towards backers has become mocking with some of this stuff, if you keep your eyes peeled. They test how far they can push fluff development, because actual gameplay and large additions break the code spaghetti monster.That has to be an inside joke. If it isn't, I'm not sure what to say.
God damn [H] is trash with quotes after the revamp, it loves putting an un-enterable gap below when pasting now, especially desktop mode on android (joys of business overseas). Anyway, you clearly don't understand game development [is what the SC boys would say on plebbit].In before the announcement to move to UE5 (with ray tracing!)
I give it until the end of the year before we hear an announcement.
What you are missing is that this is game as a development service. Normal rules do not apply. IF they release squadron 54 and it bombs as expected, they lose funding. If they 'release' SC out of alpha hell, same thing, there is no hiding behind 'ItS aN AlpHa' BS. That's why when Chairman Crobear himself and his letter (holy lol) released this year, the Beta promise is more goal post moving, carrot dangling 'debunk' material. The faithful can now screm BETA +2 years instead of 'server meshing/jesus tech +2 years'.
The carrot keeps the whales milked and shekels pouring in. Finishing any of the games would be detrimental to their funding, once you understand this, the fluff (aforementioned) and literal backer trolling makes sense. Normal game dev doesn't apply here at all.
With a new rig I look forward to trying the jank that is free fly one day. I might even buy it outside of that and refund just to see how it's going when the servers aren't absolutely hammered, but I hear it's a hit and miss regardless usually.