It also says something about the level of vitriol some seem to harbor...
"Free" is a strange word in this context.
The hardware required to make it playable make the cost of the game seem irrelevant.
Context and sentiment aside, sure. But back on topic, what good is demonstrating a game which requires an expensive computer to play to a plebeian like myself? It's going to run like utter trash on the computers on 90% of those who will try it... "for free". It's just not the right market.You really can't apply that logic at all to anything really. Is a blu-ray disc not really $20 because of the hardware needed to view it?'
Yes, playing the game is free and was worded correctly.
People will support this game with $$ if it's worth it. I would. I've come in at kickstarter and paid what, $35 I think, so far. I understand this game is massive, needs expensive infrastructure. I'm willing to chip in for that once I can see that the game is what I want to play. Until then my $35 have to be good enough, but if this game becomes what they say it will, I'm happy to pay for maintenance.New update is definitely smoother, it still has a loooooooong way to go to make it a viable long term game. I still don't know how they'll keep it all going at scale without making it subscription based though.
The amount of hardware they'll have to keep online if tens of thousands of people are playing it simultaneously will deplete their remaining (post development) funds pretty quickly. Especially since they've said they'll stop selling ships at some point right before release.....and as that's their only source of income......
Mope54, you are the one slinging insults, let me give you a tip, it doesn't make you a good ambassador for the product, in fact you and many other supports attitudes make me quite concerned that SC should it ever arrive will be nothing more than a toxic shit hole like most MOBA's are.
I'd say those that know better, really should act better.
I'm closer to the pyramid scheme side than not, but I couldn't give a rats ass about those things. All I care about is the single player game. If they had that (and it was a good game), I'd jump on it. If they got the MMO portion working well, that's just a bonus. That said, I have no confidence that it'll be finished 5 years from now. What's it been 7 or 8 years?Sure it did. The content of EVE at the start is the same as it is now, essentially. You either get to nullsec and do nullsec stuff, or you don't and quit. There is more to do inbetween now, but the majority of the content is essentially the same. Until Star Citizen can show me thousand player engagements, in real time, I'm not going to bite.
I know you are probably, and quite literally, invested but get a grip. Did you download Hello Kitty Online to give it a fair shake?
So if you see steady improvements and actual work being done...
it's a scam and a pyramid scheme?
Since only one of those is actually playable there is no question here. SC has no narrative, no guidance, no tutorials, no introduction, many of the features are placeholders, or outright pointless. You're thrust into a framework, where you can try out certain gameplay mechanics. That's it. If you enjoy flying aimlessly and walking aimlessly in a space station with nothing to do, then certainly it is the game for you. Oh and enjoy figuring out how to do things, and what things can you even do, since the game is not telling you. No player guidance whatsoever. That's why it is being called a tech demo. That is the very definition of a tech demo. A showreel of technologies, which looks great in a promo video that was condensed and cut together by fanatics who didn't mind wasting days figuring out the features, or by the developers.Star Citizen - 200M. Destiny - 500M. Which would you rather play? Who is really mis-managing their money?
Destiny 500 million yes, for THREE games. and they've already delivered 2 full games.
Context and sentiment aside, sure. But back on topic, what good is demonstrating a game which requires an expensive computer to play to a plebeian like myself? It's going to run like utter trash on the computers on 90% of those who will try it... "for free". It's just not the right market.