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Star Citizen (Thinly veiled 'How many Irish backing this?')

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  • 23-07-2013 1:34am
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭


    Other thread was 8 months + old, so for those that have no idea what this is or perhaps a better word is "will be", it's going to be a giant space simulator persistent one server trading/economic game. Think Eve Online from the cockpit view but much more detailed than that description does it justice.

    After you watch all the below I'd be interested to know if anyone is considering joining the pledge army or already have!

    Promotional Squadron 42 video (basically the single player side)


    From that same cinematic with have Chris Roberts (founder/creator) doing a in game fly around with one of the fighters basically showing that it's really not just cinematic.


    Main Site - https://robertsspaceindustries.com/
    Wiki - http://starcitizen.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

    There is a mountain of material on the main site in their comm-link, there are forums which are a little hard to follow and the Chat which actually has some pretty helpful people in there.

    - My Part / Opinion -
    So I saw this start of June 2013 and was like "meh" but seeing more of it made me turn from meh to fanatical about every update and thread I managed to grab myself a Rear Admiral package with the LTI (Life Time Insurance) which has turned into something very coveted. Even though this isn't available anymore I would recommend if you have 30-40e lying around to drop it into this game if it's your thing as community support is simply mind-boggling. Of course if you have more dosh around then there are more pricier pledges with better benefits but that's up to you.

    They've hit the 14 million mark and very soon be at 15 million (320k as of this posting).

    I'm joining the game with a load of old Eve Online mates and we'll probably form so sort of squadron but still in discussion.

    Other great videos on the topic -




    The ship I get with the Rear Admiral Pledge


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 23,148 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kiith


    Been following it since it was announced, and if it comes off as good as it sounds, it's pretty much going to be the best thing ever. Amazing in scope, but we'll see how much of it actually becomes a reality. Would definitely love to see some more gameplay, though i know it's still early enough days yet.

    One thing i'm not so fond of, but understand, if giving players pretty advanced looking ships for backing the game. Will give people a pretty big advantage when it starts up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Moon54


    I'm a Star Citizen backer too. :)

    It's gonna be a fantastic game going by progress I've witnessed this last 6 months.
    It really is aiming to be a truly immersive space sim experience,
    and with Chris Roberts & the team I believe they can achieve it.

    Btw, there was lots of great reveals in the 24-hour live-steam a few weeks ago.
    Did anyone stay up for it?
    I did, except for a few hours I crashed out, lol, it was chaotic at times but fun to watch.

    The Constellation reveal at the end of the live-stream is a great example of
    just how much work has been done already;



    Amazing progress.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭SgtBob


    Sounds interesting. Can't afford to back it now. But, might do next month.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,356 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep


    Yeah, I backed it back when it was announced. If they pull it off, fantastic it will be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,929 ✭✭✭✭ShadowHearth


    They are trying to do EVE online on Steroids in one go. Sorry, but I am a bit skeptical.

    It sounds great on paper, but I doubt they will be able to pull it off with no cuts to content or mechanics. EVE online is huge now and it took years and years to get there. Thing is EVE online is not even near what this game promises to deliver.

    I am all up for such game, but I will wait and see, before giving my money to them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Moon54


    No, it won't be like Eve Online at all, lol, thank heavens!

    Star Citizen will be a twitch-based combat space sim, think Star Wars.
    It's basically going to be a 21st century combination of Wing Commander (Single player, missions, linear progression etc)
    and Privateer (Open-world, Multiplayer, pirate, trade, scavenge... do whatever you like) game.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,649 ✭✭✭Not The Real Scarecrow


    This hasn't been on my radar at all but after looking at the vids and reading up on it, it's definitely something I'll be picking up.Think I'll be waiting closer to the beta , to get it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,929 ✭✭✭✭ShadowHearth


    Moon54 wrote: »
    No, it won't be like Eve Online at all, lol, thank heavens!

    Star Citizen will be a twitch-based combat space sim, think Star Wars.
    It's basically going to be a 21st century combination of Wing Commander (Single player, missions, linear progression etc)
    and Privateer (Open-world, Multiplayer, pirate, trade, scavenge... do whatever you like) game.

    I am not sure how they will make this mmorpg/single player work. Are they talking about sub too?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,649 ✭✭✭Not The Real Scarecrow


    I am not sure how they will make this mmorpg/single player work. Are they talking about sub too?

    From the wiki, it looks like they're going with a guild wars model, as in pay for the game and no subs. People will also be able to host private servers, so I don't think its going to be like EVE with just one persistent world on one server.At least that's what I've read so far, could be wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,929 ✭✭✭✭ShadowHearth


    Meatwad wrote: »
    From the wiki, it looks like they're going with a guild wars model, as in pay for the game and no subs. People will also be able to host private servers, so I don't think its going to be like EVE with just one persistent world on one server.At least that's what I've read so far, could be wrong.

    So some people say one big world, some say private server based. I am a bit confused.

    Most likely it might be something like DayZ so?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭R0ot


    Meatwad wrote: »
    From the wiki, it looks like they're going with a guild wars model, as in pay for the game and no subs. People will also be able to host private servers, so I don't think its going to be like EVE with just one persistent world on one server.At least that's what I've read so far, could be wrong.

    There will be one official universe, one shard or whatever you want to call it but private servers will be possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,413 ✭✭✭✭kowloon


    Following this closely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 161 ✭✭Andy Gravity


    Backed this osme time ago by buying 2 ships, looking forward to it but it does sound like Chris Roberts is promising a lot, I got hints of Molyneux while reading/listening to some of the stuff he's been saying.

    I'm cautiously optimistic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭BizzyC


    Bought in ages ago on this, cant remember how much exactly, think it was the 2nd tier level, so a slightly better than starter ship.

    Should be interesting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭R0ot


    Found a playlist for the 24 hour live feed if anyone missed it, while all the videos in it are online already a lot of discussion on various projects, ships and gameplay is in it.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSdUa5pSDZjkjxN4l9ObXRz7Hbe8KBImo


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,737 ✭✭✭✭degrassinoel


    lol 196 videos! :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,005 ✭✭✭Wossack


    have been burned by the hype-train so many times, I dont even pre-order any more

    hopes its as good as they say though


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Moon54


    WooHoo, Star Citizen has just passed $15,000,000 ! :)
    http://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13159-15-Million

    That means it has raised a $1 million in one month, without any kind of promotion, that's pretty cool.
    Every backer will also get a free digital 42-page Upgrade Handbook manual
    with their game which goes through the process of customizing and overclocking ship systems!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 23,148 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kiith


    That's a pretty crazy amount of money for a community backed game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 161 ✭✭Andy Gravity


    Hangar App releasing next Thursday 29th.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Moon54


    Here's a recent community questions video for Star Citizen.



    Full article and other info here;
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/features/gg/1152-star-citizen-interview-m3

    Also, total money raised is approaching $16,000,000 :0
    http://robertsspaceindustries.com/funding-goals


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭R0ot


    Hangar App release as mentioned will be next Thursday! Live stream showing the Hangar today at 2-3 pm CST via the RSI website/twitch/youtube not sure yet.

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13214-Letter-From-The-Chairman-The-Hangar-Module

    There was a preview video already from German PC Gamer -

    http://www.pcgames.de/Star-Citizen-PC-256428/Videos/Star-Citizen-Chris-Roberts-Gamescom-Praesentation-Hangar-App-Teil-1-1084900/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭Krusader


    Just backed this yesterday, €32 for alpha and beta access. Looking forward to the Dogfight Module


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Moon54


    Star Citizen has just reached $16,000,000!
    http://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13226-16-Million

    Also, Chris & the team are at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany atm.
    Here is the Hangar Module reveal live-stream from yesterday;
    http://www.twitch.tv/roberts_space_ind_ch_1/c/2809927


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Moon54


    Star Citizen hangar module is now released :)
    http://robertsspaceindustries.com/hangar-module

    Download speeds are a low but steady 1-2 MB/sec atm.
    Hangar Module minimum system requirements are;
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
    • Quad core CPU
    • 8GB Memory
    If you can't log in, just keep trying, it took me a few attempts.
    This is pre-pre alpha so lots of derpy things happening that I am sure will be ironed out in time.
    Also the Xbox 360 controller works fairly well.

    Here's a screen cap from my hangar;
    269773.jpg
    :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,452 ✭✭✭✭The_Valeyard


    downloading like road runner!!!

    edit: took the plunge.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,452 ✭✭✭✭The_Valeyard


    Seems they have passed another goal over 17 Million.


    Got myself a RSI Constellation.

    http://starcitizen.wikia.com/wiki/Constellation


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭Moon54


    Wow, $17 million, that means they received $1 million dollars in less than a week!
    http://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13241-17-Million

    Nice one The Valeyard, that is one cool-looking space ship. :)
    (And it has the P52 Merlin snub fighter!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭GREENGEKO


    so i throw my hat here as well...joined this at the start as a original backer ..as of a few min ago we were Funds Raised
    17,481,472mil so not to bad there also if u check ur accounts all the new rewards have been added...

    (15 Million reward-Digital 42-page Upgrade Handbook ,16 Million reward-Laser Pistol side arm,17 Million reward-Mystery engine modifier )


    handle on site -Green-Geko , based in kildare

    URL https://robertsspaceindustries.com/citizens/Green-Geko

    ships in hanger

    RSI Aurora LX - LTI
    MISC Starfarer Tanker - LTI
    RSI Constellation

    how are u all spending ur 12,000uec in Voyager Direct shop then???
    also dont forget the poll set by chris!!!!!vote now damn u,poll at bottom

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13241-17-Million

    oh ,also member of lamp- nail my colours to the mast....

    http://starcitizen.itslick.com/forum/index.php

    https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/12995/lamp-fleet-loose-association-of-mercenaries-privateers/p1

    happy trails in the verse - how u all finding the hanger module then???


    mqaU6dR.jpg


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,452 ✭✭✭✭The_Valeyard


    I bought the Hornet too

    Going to use it as my escort for missions with the Constellation.
    May invest in a Cutlass or 325A at later date.

    My Handle is 'The_Valeyard'

    Which should think about forming a guild / team / etc.


    You have a Starfarer!!!! Lucky man!!!

    I shall invest in an Idris- P at some stage!!!


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